In the Netherlands, the regulator has granted the Stichting Locale Omroep Oldebroek permission to operate a local DAB trial from Oldebroek on Block 9C. The regulator has also granted the Stichting Media Platform Voorne-Putten permission to operate a local DAB trial from Spijkenisse on Block 9C.
In the Netherlands, the operator of the local DAB trial DutchDABUitgeest has been granted permission to operate a second Block 9C transmitter at Heerhugowaard.
The operator of Trial Glasgow
that the minimux is currently off air because of a technical fault and that they are "working to rectify this situation as quickly as possible.".
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 11B. Göttingen (Bovenden) extends coverage of the ensemble NDR NDS in the region between Northeim und Friedland, including Göttingen itself, as well as Moringen, Hardegsen, Dransfeld, Rosdorf and Nürten-Hardenberg.
In Germany, the media regulator for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has issued a Call for Expressions of Interest
from prospective broadcasters, data providers and/or platform operators in DAB+ capacity, whether with Land-wide, regional or local coverage.
Trial Glasgow has now not been seen for over a week and is assumed to have ceased.
The Greek broadcaster ERT reports
that the government is considering "switching directly to a digital radio signal". According to the report, licences are to be auctioned with the competition and the starting price being decided by the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV).
Snapshot of the German ensemble DR HESSEN updated. Radio Darmstadt and RheinWelle 92,5 replaced Radio X and Radio Rüsselsheim since the previous snapshot.
Last Pirate FM is also broadcasting on the local ensembles Bournemouth and Norfolk.
In Germany, the Block 12A IRT Ensemble in München has not been logged since the end of August and is assumed to have ceased... again.
In Belgium, test transmissions are being reported on Block 11B. Original reports came from the area of Liège. Since then, posters in a French-language forum
report reception also in Mons and Charleroi. The Ensemble Label suggests transmissions from several sites. Test SFN RNI+
uses a frequency previously assigned to a second layer for the French-speaking region, but there is no suggestion at this stage that any future transmissions would cover the whole of Wallonie. At the time the observations were recorded, fourteen services were on board, three of which appeared to be without audio streams. Attempts to observe the ensemble in nearby cities such as Maastricht have been unsuccessful.
Trial Glasgow has been off air for several days.
Last Pirate FM has popped up on Central Scotland and NE Wales W Ches, broadcasting on both in Mono LSF at 64 kbit/s. Snapshots updated.
A new service has popped up on Trial London. Last Pirate FM is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the closure of the offshore pirate radio stations in 1967 with broadcasts from various locations in the UK by pirate DJs Emperor Rosko and Tony Prince.
In Serbia, the regulator has announced a consultation
on a draft frequency plan for digital radio broadcasting in the republic. Two layers of regionally-organised coverage are proposed, using, respectively, Blocks 11A to 11D and Blocks 12A to 12D. Closing date for submissions is October 11th 2017.
In Croatia, the regulator has issued a Call for Expressions of Interest
from prospective broadcasters in participating in a DAB+ trial. Closing date for submissions is September 22nd 2017.
Humberside, Leeds, Sheffield, Teesside and Tyne & Wear snapshots updated. The Hits replaces the former "City 3" services.
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Cessation of Pulse Summer.
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble rbb Berlin K7D, formerly labelled DR Berlin rbb 7D.
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Cessation of Signal Summer.
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. The service Timeless Radio is running without an audio stream.
Snapshot of the German ensemble SWR RP updated. SWRinfo has been relabelled SWR Aktuell since the previous snapshot.
In the Netherlands, a new service is reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial in Bentelo. Dance Radio 1 is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ with 96 kbit/s.
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB trial is reported to have popped up on Block 7B in Kampen with seven DAB+ services on board.
Summer is over. On Bradfrd&Huddersf, Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales respectively, the services Pulse Summer, Signal Summer and Wave Summer have ceased.
Edinburgh, Inverness and Tayside snapshots updated.
In Germany, the media regulator in Bremen has awarded
capacity to Media Broadcast GmbH for an ensemble to cover Bremen and Bremerhaven and which will be operated as a platform.
In Germany, the media regulator in Saarland has issued a Call for Expressions of Interest
from prospective broadcasters wishing to make use of capacity in Saarland to broadcast local or Land-wide services, services that would be available in more than one Land, or nationally-available services. Prospective broadcasters are asked to state the level of coverage they would seek to achieve and the amount of capacity they would wish to use. Closing date is October 28th.
A new service has popped up on London 2. ADVENTIST RADIO is broadcasting in mono at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
DAB/DAB+ transmissions have ceased in Hong Kong. The last remaining broadcaster on the ensemble DAB+ Hong Kong, the public-service broadcaster RTHK, ended its participation. At the end, five services were being broadcast, including one in Putonghua and a relay of BBC World Service. Three commercial broadcasters, one of which was unique to the digital platform, also previously broadcast services on the ensemble but retreated in quick succession.
Snapshots of the Netherlands regional ensembles 7A Zuid NL, 8A Randstad NL and 9D Zuidwest NL updated following the licences changes on September 1st.
Two new services have popped up on the Swiss minimux DIG I02. Positive and R.Studio.Star are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. The service PHAREFM+ has been relabelled FARO.FM.
Snapshot updated of the Block 11A Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN. Addition of Joe and Qmusic.
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB trial has popped up in Nunspeet on Block 10B. Currently, one service is reported to be on board.
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL. Multiple changes.
On Trial Portsmouth, the placeholder for the former Chris Country SId, Retune (ChCntry), has ceased.
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands local DAB trial operating in Wageningen, BROADCASTSHOP.NL. Since the last snapshot, the service previously labelled IMPACT AM has been relabelled ONE. The EId and SIds used on this ensemble are not TS 101 756 compliant for a Netherlands ensemble nor for Netherlands services.
Snapshot added of the new Block 10B German ensemble operating currently only in Cottbus, rbb BRB/BLN K10B.
Snapshot updated of the Block 11A Belgian ensemble Norkring DAB+, now relabelled DAB+ VLAANDEREN. TOPradio running at lower bitrate.
Glasgow, Lancashire, Liverpool and Manchester snapshots updated.
On local ensembles in the UK, The Hits replaces existing services as follows:-
Edinburgh - Forth 3
Glasgow - Clyde 3
Humberside - Viking 3
Inverness - MFR 3
Lancashire - Rock FM 3
Leeds - Radio Aire 3
Liverpool - Radio City 3
Manchester - Key 3
Sheffield - Hallam 3
Tayside - Tay 3
Teesside - TFM 3
Tyne & Wear - Metro 3 Radio
On the Netherlands Block 11C national ensemble DAB+,
100% NL is running at the higher bitrate of 104 kbit/s.
SLAM! is running at the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s.
In the Netherlands, new services have appeared on the regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL:-
SIMONE FM GRN
In the Netherlands, new licences come into effect on September 1st, resulting in many changes across the country's ensembles. On the regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL, the following services have ceased:-
Freez FM PopRock
Wild FM Hitradio
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