Snapshot of the Netherlands local DAB trial DAB Ouder-Amstel updated.
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Scrisi, in Reggio Calabria, provides coverage of * DAB Italia * in the Straits of Messina. This follows other recent transmitter activations elsewhere in Italy - in Salento and Sondrio.
In Sweden, the Block 12B ensemble SR RIKS DAB has been relabelled SR DAB.
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Technical Parameters
reveals that three sites - Cathcart, Glasgow West Central and Market Drayton - have recently begun broadcasting the UK national ensembles BBC National DAB
, D1 National
and SDL National
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Technical Parameters
reveals that new transmitters have recently been brought into service on UK local ensembles as follows:-
- Bradfrd&Huddersf: Emley Moor
- Cornwall: Bude
- Glasgow: Cathcart, Glasgow West Central
- Wolv'ton & Shrop: Market Drayton
Snapshot added of the Netherlands Block 7B local DAB trial in Den Haag, Feel Good Radio.
Snapshot of the Netherlands local DAB trial IMPACTAM DAB MUX updated. Among other changes, the ensemble is running with a new EId.
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble Norkring DAB+ updated.
In the Netherlands, Impact AM is reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial in Duivendrecht, DAB Ouder-Amstel.
On the Netherlands local DAB trial in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX, Feel Good Radio is reported to have replaced UnityFM.
In the Netherlands, RTV IJsselmond is reported to have popped up on the Block 10A local DAB trial in Emmeloord.
In the Netherlands, the regulator has issued licences for three new local DAB trials.
- Almere (Arno van Boven Consultancy) - Block 12A
- Nunspeet (Stichting Lokale Radio Nunspeet) - Block 10B
- Uitgeest (Omroep Stichting Uitgeest) - Block 9C
Following recent trials in which a number of BBC local radio AM transmitters were switched off for a period, the BBC has announced
that 13 transmitters will cease permanently in January 2018. As a result, BBC Radio Sussex, Surrey, Humberside, Wiltshire, Nottingham, Kent, and Lincolnshire will no longer be available on medium-wave, while BBC Devon, Lancashire and Essex will have reduced medium-wave coverage.
On the Belgian Block 11A ensemble Norkring DAB+, the service RADIO STAD has ceased.
In Hong Kong, the Block 11C ensemble DAB+ Hong Kong is expected to cease at midnight on September 4th. Public-service broadcaster RTHK operate the only services remaining after the commercial broadcasters Metro Broadcast, Phoenix U and Digital Broadcasting Corporation removed theirs, progressively, between 2015 and 2016. One consequence of the change is that BBC World Service, currently available 24/7 through a service of its own on the ensemble, will in future be broadcast only between 23:00 and 07:00 on RTHK Radio 4. This will be the first time since 1978 that BBC World Service has not been available continuously. The 24-hour relay of China National Radio will remain, however, being broadcast in the territory as RTHK Radio 6.
In France, the regulator has advertised
capacity on future ensembles for Rouen and Nantes. For Rouen, two local ensembles will cover the immediate vicinity of Rouen with a third local ensemble for Le Havre. A fourth ensemble will cover the greater area encompassing both Rouen and Le Havre. In Nantes, two local ensembles will serve Nantes itself. A third and fourth local ensemble will cover Saint-Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon respectively. A fifth ensemble will cover the greater area encompassing all three localities. The closing date for the advertisement is October 17th.
In Belgium, the multiplex operator in Flanders, Norkring, has announced
that broadcaster Medialaan's services Qmusic and Joe will be broadcast on the Block 11A ensemble Norkring DAB+
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Hessen has brought two new transmitters into service on Block 7B. Kreuzberg, located in neighbouring Bayern, extends and improves coverage of hr Radio in the area around Fulda as well as providing fortuitous overspill in Bayern. Hoher Meißner extends coverage in the north of Hessen. These extensions to the network follow the recent activation of a new transmitter at Biedenkopf and a power increase at Rimberg. During September, a new transmitter in Darmstadt will improve indoor coverage in the city, altogether bringing coverage of Hessen to 95% of the population.
Snapshot added of the Netherlands local DAB trial in Wageningen, BROADCASTSHOP.NL. Neither the EId nor SIds are TS 101 756 compliant for a Netherlands ensemble nor for Netherlands services. The SIds are not unique, being used by different services on at least one other ensemble in the same country.
In Germany, a new minimux has popped up in Rheinland-Pfalz. DAB+ Bretzenheim is broadcasting on Block 12A and has a six-month licence from the regulator. Domradio Studio Nahe will broadcast in parallel with an FM transmission on 87,9 MHz.
MTVNL snapshots updated. Since the last snapshot, Mexico FM has ceased on the North Brabant & North Limburg ensemble. This ensemble is transmitting the same EId as the local DAB pilot in Waddinxveen, ProFMDAB+ Mux.
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands local DAB pilot in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX. Since the last snapshot, the Ensemble Id has changed. Neither the former nor the current EId are TS 101 756 compliant for a Netherlands ensemble.
Snapshot added of the Netherlands local DAB pilot in Waddinxveen, ProFMDAB+ Mux.
Trial Manchester and Trial Portsmouth snapshots updated.
In Germany, three new services have popped up on the regional ensemble Oberfranken. GALAXY OBERFR. is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. BAMBERG and EUROHERZ are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s each.
In Germany, two new services have popped up on the regional ensemble Unterfranken. AB-Galaxy and AB-Primavera are broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s each.
In the Netherlands, Unity FM, Unity NL, KB Radio and RTV Katwijk have popped up on the trial local ensemble in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the trial local ensemble DAB Ouder-Amstel. MeerRadio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.
Two new services have popped up on Trial Manchester. Flame Christian and Likwid London are broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s each. The latest changes mean that 27 audio services are currently on board.
The UK regulator has refused
a request by the operator of the Mid & West Wales local ensemble to extend its coverage area to include Swansea. In fact, the ensemble does already reach the city by virtue of its transmitter at Kilvey Hill, but the request, if approved, would have codified what is currently technical overspill into formal coverage. The operator stated that the change would make the ensemble more attractive to potential service providers and so improve its overall financial viability. There already is a local ensemble for Swansea, whose operator argued that making the Mid & West Wales ensemble more attractive in the city would be at the expense of their own. The regulator stated that licence areas had been designed to mirror where possible the coverages of existing local analogue services to facilitate any eventual switch-off rather than match areas actually reached with a signal.
On Trial Portsmouth, the service 100% HITS has been relabelled 100% Dragon Hits.
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