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November 16th, 2017

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Trøndelag/Møre og Romsdal
FM Closure

Commercial broadcasters in Trøndelag/Møre og Romsdal have closed their FM transmitters. This follows the closure of NRK's FM sites in February Some local services will continue to use FM after this date.

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FM transmitters in Buskerud, Telemark, Hedmark and Oppland closed on April 26th 2017. Some local services will continue to use FM after this date.


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In the UK, the last remaining bastion of died-in-the-wool, "original-flavour"-only DAB receivers is the range of own-brand radios sold by the major supermarket chains. Which brand will be last to switch? With the new UK digital radio tick mark now specifying DAB+ capability (among other welcome things) to qualify, it can't be long now. With DAB+ services already on air across the UK, and more certain to follow, Wohnort recommends that the own-brand ranges be avoided until they include DAB+.
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Latest Updates and News   

November 16th
In the Netherlands, a new service is reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial Almere DAB. Echnaton FM is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

November 16th
On London 3, Fun Kids has ceased. This service continues to be available in DAB+ on SDL National.

November 15th
Snapshots updated of the Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - WTHUR and DIG D04 - ZURICH.

November 14th
Snapshots added of the new Dublin ensembles Minimux 1 and Minimux 2. Coverage appears largely confined to a small area around Donnybrook in the south of the city.

November 14th
In the Netherlands, Hitradio Centraal Den Haag is reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX.

November 14th
In Italy, FM switch-off will begin this year, with 19 transmitters located at six sites in Südtirol (Alto Adige) being taken out of service in December.
  • Antholz Mittertal
  • Karthaus Schnals
  • Rauth Eggen
  • St. Gertraud Ulten
  • Wengen La Val
  • Wiesen/Pfitsch
In November 2018, a further 22 transmitters located at 7 sites will be taken out of service.
  • Aberstückl Sarntal
  • Graun Reschen
  • Kurzras Schnals
  • Prags
  • Ratschings
  • Ritten Afing
  • Welschnofen

November 14th
In Germany, Antenne Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG has been confirmed as platform operator of the future second national ensemble. The company is a consortium comprising Absolut Digital GmbH & Co. KG and MEDIA BROADCAST Digital Radio GmbH.


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Update History   

November 13th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - BASEL updated. Addition of xmasradio.fm since the previous snapshot. OPENBROADCAST bitrate and Protection Level reduced.

November 13th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - ZS updated. Addition of Sout Al Khaleej since the previous snapshot. Positiv replaces MAXXIMA.

November 12th
Snapshots added of the new Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - BE (Bern), DIG D04 - BO (Berner Oberland) and DIG D04 - BISO (Biel/Solothurn).

November 11th
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB trial has popped up in Almere on Block 12A. Almere DAB currently has three DAB+ audio services on board.

November 11th
In the Netherlands, RADIOJND has reappeared on the regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL.

November 11th
In Croatia, transmissions have been reported from Učka on Block 11C. OIV DEMO has sixteen services on board. Listings updated.

November 11th
Snapshot of the Polskie Radio ensemble in Kielce updated. Chopin replaces Radio Rytm.

November 10th
A new service has popped up on the Polskie Radio ensembles across Poland. Chopin is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s. The service launches officially tomorrow and replaces Radio Rytm.

November 10th
On the Polish ensemble TRANSMISJA in Rzeszów, the service Radio 7 is reported to have ceased.

November 10th
The annual festive services Signal Xmas and Wave Xmas have popped up on the local ensembles Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales respectively.

November 10th
On D1 National, the service Heart extra has been relabelled Heart extra Xmas.

November 8th
In Slovakia, the transmitter at Nitra/Zobor broadcasting the ensemble AVIS is reported to have migrated from Block 11C to 10C.

November 8th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG F03 - GENEVE updated and corrected.

November 8th
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated. Reordering of CUs.

November 8th
* DAB Italia * snapshot updated. Various changes to bitrates. Cessation of packet data service.

November 8th
On the local ensemble Suffolk, the service Chris Country is reported to have switched to DAB+.

November 7th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5D at Hünenberg ZG, extending coverage of the minimux DIG D04 - ZS to Zug.

November 7th
Listings updated of the Danish local ensembles Fyn lokal DAB+, Oestjyll, Viborg-Skive and Vestjyll.

November 7th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Gloucestershire. Total Star is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.

November 7th
Snapshot added of the new Swiss minimux for the Chur/Sarganserland DIG D04 - CS .

November 7th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG I02 in Ticino (Tessin) updated. Radio Tell replaces Vibracion Latina. Other relabellings.

November 7th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux in Bas Valais updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been relabelled DIG F03 - BVS. This ensemble was seen to be transmitting TII.

November 6th
In Switzerland, the new DAB+ service, xmasradio.fm, has also popped up on the minimux in Bern, DIG D04 - BE.

November 6th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought new transmitters into operation at Welden, extending coverage of the Block 11D ensemble Bayern and the Block 10A regional ensemble Obb/Schw in an area west and north of Augsburg, including Dillingen and Günzburg.

November 6th
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Magic Xmas is running at 80 kbit/s in mono and replaces KISS FRESH.

November 2nd
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of Colourful Radio and CyberHotHits. Switch of Radio Caroline to DAB+. At the time the snapshot was taken, Antenna Radio, Blast! and CyberHotHits appeared to be running without audio streams.

November 2nd
Central Scotland snapshot updated. Addition of GO Radio Glasgow. This service previously broadcast test transmissions on Trial Glasgow but is now available across the Central Belt in Joint Stereo 128 kbit/s.

November 2nd
In the Czech Republic, SEEJAY RADIO is reported to have reappeared on TELEKO DAB following an eight month absence and to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

November 2nd
On Trial Brighton, 1 BRIGHTON FM is reported to have been relabelled 1BTN.

November 2nd
In Germany, the regulator in Saarland (LMS) issued on September 1st a Call for Interest from prospective broadcasters and/or platform operators and has now announced details of the responses.

Broadcasters:
  • Antenne Luxemburg (TopStar Radio S.a.r.l.)
  • CLASSIC ROCK RADIO (Radio Salü Euro-Radio Saar GmbH)
  • RADIO SALÜ (Radio Salü Euro-Radio Saar GmbH)
  • lulu.fm (lulu media GmbH)
  • Radio Saarschleifenland (Central FM Media GmbH)
  • Radio Homburg (Funkhaus Saar GmbH)
  • Radio Neunkirchen (Funkhaus Saar GmbH)
  • Radio Saarbrücken (Funkhaus Saar GmbH)
Platform Operator:
  • MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH
The broadcasters Domradio (Bildungswerks der Erzdiözese Köln e. V.) and Kraftpaket, das Radio (Wilfried Eckel) had already signalled their interest to the LMS.

The regulator has said it will proceed with the next legally-required step, which is to involve stakeholders in further discussions.

November 1st
It's Christmas in Switzerland. A new DAB+ service, xmasradio.fm has popped up on the minimuxes DIG D04 - BASEL and DIG D04 - ZURICH. On DIG D04 - BASEL, the DAB+ service OPENBROADCAST has dropped from 80 to 48 kbit/s. On DIG D04 - ZURICH, the DAB+ services 3FACH and OPENBROADCAST have dropped to 48 kbit/s.

November 1st
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble serving Sør-Trøndelag uten Fosen - Lokalradio 1.

November 1st
Snapshot added of a new Norwegian local ensemble serving Ryfylke - Lokale kanaler. Four DAB+ audio services are currently on board.

November 1st
Two new services are reported to have popped up on Trial Glasgow. Colourful Radio and CyberHotHits are reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 and 48 kbit/s respectively. Radio Caroline is reported to have switched to DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

November 1st
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the local DAB trial Apeldoorn. SALLAND747 is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s.

November 1st
On London 2, the services Chris Country and Thames Radio have switched to DAB+, each running at 32 kbit/s. There are now three DAB+ services on this ensemble. Snapshot updated.

October 31st
Listing added for the new Belgian ensemble RNI+ Bruxelles.

October 31st
The EId 4FFF has found yet another use. It is already being used by at least two different ensembles in the Netherlands (Achterhoek NL and DAB+ Vlaardingen currently plus, previously, IMPACTAM DAB MUX) and now a new ensemble in Belgium RNI+ Bruxelles has begun using it. All despite the fact that this value does not fall in the range allocated to either country.

October 30th
Two new services have popped up on the Netherlands local DAB trial BROADCASTSHOP.NL in Wageningen. DTBSTEST and WHEATDAB are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s. The services Midland NL and RADIO5FM have ceased.

October 30th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10A. Solothurn Bürgerspital extends coverage of the minimux DIG D04 - BISO and is currently under test.

October 30th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10A. Solothurn Bürgerspital extends coverage of the minimux DIG D04 - BISO and is currently under test.

October 30th
In Norway, a new service has popped up on the national ensemble Riks. Radio 1 is a relaunch of a service that during the 80s and 90s was the most popular local commercial station in the country.

October 30th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Rheinland-Pfalz ensemble SWR RP. RPR1 DasOriginal is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The 112 kbit/s services on the ensemble are reported to have dropped to 96 kbit/s.

October 30th
In Belgium, transmissions are being reported again on Block 11B. From the reports, at least two distinct ensembles appear to be in operation, with both RNI+ Bruxelles and RNI+ Liège being reported as Ensemble Labels.

October 29th
Snapshot added of the Netherlands local DAB trial Achterhoek NL. The SIds on this ensemble are not unique within the Netherlands, being used also by different services on other local DAB trials and in any case are not TS 101 756 compliant for Netherlands services. The ensemble's EId (4FFF) is not unique within the Netherlands, being used also by the local DAB trial DAB+ Vlaardingen.

October 29th
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands local DAB trial DAB+ Vlaardingen. The SId (0033) of the ensemble's single service is not unique within the Netherlands, being used also by at least three other services and in any case is not TS 101 756 compliant for a Netherlands service.

October 29th
Snapshot added of the Netherlands local DAB trial 7C BenteloTwente. The ensemble's EId (8020) is not unique within the Netherlands, being used also by the regional ensemble 9D Zuidwest NL.

October 29th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated.Cessation of Business Radio. Revolution 96.2 running without audio stream.

October 27th
In the Czech Republic, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Beroun extends coverage of the public-service broadcaster's ensemble CRo DAB+ and is intended to fill a gap in coverage between Prague and Plzeň, with the latter to be covered by a 10kW transmitter being brought into service later this year. Further transmitters are planned for Brno - Hády (5 kW) and Ostrava - Hošťálkovice (10 kW).

October 27th
On SDL National. the DAB+ service Union JACK is now running at the higher bitrate of 32 kbit/s.

October 24th
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands local DAB trial IMPACTAM DAB MUX. AMW ADE Channel is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

October 24th
Snapshot added of the Netherlands local DAB trial Apeldoorn.

October 24th
Monaco snapshots updated. On MCR1, the service RADIO ADOFM has been relabelled SWIGG. On MCR2, three new services have popped up. RADIO FRECCIA, RADIO ZETA and RTL 102.5 + are broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s. The services RADIO TOP SIDE and RADIO VALLEE have ceased.

October 21st
In Belgium, a new service has popped up on RTBF DAB. La 1ère W is broadcasting at 160kbit/s in "original-flavour" DAB, alongside the existing service La 1ère, which is running at the same bitrate.

October 21st
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble LokalØstfold.

October 21st
Two new DAB+ services have popped up on the Norwegian local ensemble in Oslo and Akershus, Lokalradio. Activa Hitsradio is running at 96 kbit/s. Tamil Musaram is running at 48 kbit/s. Changes to bitrates of other services. Snapshot updated.

October 20th
In Slovakia, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10B. Banská Bystrica / Panský broadcasts the ensemble AVIS that is already broadcast on Block 11C in Nitra/Zobor.

October 20th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, the services RADIO FG and Zen Test have ceased, along with their secondary components that carried the Slideshow data. Snapshot updated.

October 18th
On the German ensemble NDR NDS, NDR TPEG has been relabelled ARD TPEG.

October 17th
In Belgium, the switch by public-service broadcaster VRT to DAB+ from "original-flavour" DAB has taken place. Radio 2 now appears in each of the five regional variations for, respectively, Antwerpen, Limburg, Oost Vlaanderen, West Vlaandered and Vlaams Brabant.

October 17th
Upload Radio is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble North Yorkshire. On Gloucestershire it is reported to have ceased.

October 17th
On the Netherlands local DAB Trial BISSELS ELEKTRA, the services DANCE RADIO, JOUW MNL and LOKAAL 7FM are reported to have ceased.

October 16th
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the local DAB Trial NijkerkDAB. Differentradio is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

October 16th
The UK regulator has authorised the removal of Timeless Radio from Trial Manchester. The service is expected to cease on October 31st.

October 16th
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service MY MUSIC RADIO has been relabelled Eagle70s. Snapshot updated.

October 14th
In Belgium, the public-service broadcaster VRT has confirmed that all of its services will switch to DAB+ on October 17th. VRT explicitly states that unless you have a DAB+ radio, reception of its services will no longer be possible after that date. It recommends that listeners who believe they have DAB-only receivers perform a scan anyway, as not all DAB+ radios advertise their DAB+ capability.

October 12th
In Germany, the Director of Deutschlandradio has called for expanded DAB+ coverage, with the motto "FM as long as necessary. DAB+ as fast as possible."

October 12th
In Switzerland, the first test transmissions have been reported on Block 8B from the new minimux for Chur/Sarganserland, DIG D04 - CS. Currently, three test services are being broadcast.

October 12th
On Trial London, RINSE FM is running at the lower bitrate of 64 kbit/s and has dropped to EEP 2-A.

October 11th
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB trial has popped up on Block 10D in Apeldoorn, broadcasting four services currently using DAB+.

October 10th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Bavarian regional ensemble Unterfranken. RADIO HASHTAG+ is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

October 10th
In Croatia, the regulator has announced sixteen services selected to participate in a DAB+ pilot. The public-service broadcaster HRT is absent.
  • Radio 808
  • Radio Kaj
  • Sjeverni FM
  • Radio Koprivnica Zupanski radio
  • Radio Istra
  • Antena Radio
  • Radio Zabok
  • Narodni Radio
  • Radio Dalmacija
  • GOLD FM
  • Radio Banovina
  • Enter Zagreb
  • Trend Radio
  • Radio Martin
  • Soundset Trsat
  • Radio 101
October 9th
In Italy, a new ensemble has popped up in Torino on Block 12D. R DIGILOG TO CU was observed testing very briefly on October 5th with twelve DAB+ services but is believed not to be on air currently. Snapshot added.

October 9th
Dutch DAB anarchy
Is your radio behaving strangely? Displaying the name of one service while playing the audio of another? Unable to tune into a service that you were listening to just few moments ago? Find that when you select one station from your radio's list, your radio takes you to another service instead? Are you in the Netherlands? If so, it may not be a problem with your radio!

The Ensemble ID is supposed to be unique within a territory, even where two ensembles are run by the same operator. If they have different sets of services, then they should have different EIds, because... they are different. Two transmissions with the same EId should be identical down to the last CU. The only exception is when a number of transmitters broadcast the same ensemble on the same frequency and use a technique known as "Local Windows in DAB" to provide a service in one area but not another.

The multiplex MTVNL, which appears on different frequencies around the country, so the Local Windows scenario does not apply, appears to use the same EId (8181) on transmissions that contain a different mix of services. The Block 11A version of MTVNL broadcasts NH Radio. Block 5B and Block 12B apparently do not, but have the same EId.

The local DAB trial BROADCASTSHOP.NL in Waddinxveen appears to use the same EId (8182) as the MTVNL transmissions in Eindhoven.

The Service ID is supposed to be unique for any particular service within a territory. The SId 0035 is used by RADIO182 in Waddinxveen and by ONE in Wageningen. In any case, the SId is not TS 101 756 compliant for a Netherlands service.

One is surprised that the Dutch regulator accepts this kind of situation.

October 6th
Snapshot of the Netherland local DAB trial BROADCASTSHOP.NL. MIDLAND FM is running with a changed SId, making it the only service on this ensemble whose SId is TS 101 756 compliant for a Netherlands service. The EId is similarly non-compliant.

October 6th
In Germany, Radio Galaxy has been allocated capacity on the local ensembles Augsburg and Muenchen. Radio Galaxy was previously available on the Land-wide Block 10D ensemble, but with the restructuring of coverag in Bayern, this ensemble has been taken out of service. The new allocations last until October 31st 2017.

October 5th
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, eagle3 has switched to DAB+ and is now running at 48 kbit/s. There are now four DAB+ services on this local ensemble. Snapshot updated.

October 5th
The Swiss minimux operator Digris has published revised on-air dates for the remaining areas:-
  • Chur-Sarganserland: October 2017
  • Neuchâtel-Yverdon: February 2018
  • St. Gallen: February 2018
  • Rheintal: April 2018
  • Fribourg: April 2018
  • Oberwallis: April 2018
  • Glarus: April 2018
October 2nd
On the Czech ensemble RTI cz DAB, the service jamesdean.fm is reported to have ceased.

October 2nd
In Croatia, the media regulator has announced that its recent Call for Expressions of Interest in DAB+ capacity received more responses than can be accomodated on a single multiplex. For the purposes of the trials, 72 kbit/s is to be allocated to each of sixteen services. The media regulator has invited the interested parties to accept the terms and conditions of the advertisement which includes a monthly fee to be paid in advance for the entire duration of the trial. Deadline for responses is October 5th.

October 1st
Two minimuxes have popped up in Dublin on Blocks 5A and 5B. Both are being broadcast with 200w each from Donnybrook. 24 DAB+ services are on Block 5A and 23 on Block 5B, though not all have audio currently. All nine RTÉ services plus all 36 commercial stations across Ireland are expected to be on the two muxes. The multiplexes have been implemented by Viamux, a new company associated with the Manchester minimux operator Niocast.

October 1st
BBC WorldService has popped up on the national Block 12C ensemble in Denmark, relabelled DK DAB1 now that all the Danmarks Radio services have migrated to the regional, second-layer ensembles.

October 1st
Snapshot of the Danish regional ensemble DAB2 S updated. All services in Denmark are now broadcast using DAB+.

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