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September 20th, 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.

Buskerud, Telemark, Hedmark and Oppland
FM Closures

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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DAB+ upgrade

DAB+

pure upgrade offer

For a limited period, PURE is offering free upgrades to UK customers, unlocking DAB+ reception on compatible radios. A computer with a USB port will be required to perform the upgrade. Check compatability on the PURE website.

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eyeTV T2
DVB-T2 & HEVC reception
(* now available on more Macs/PCs)
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The latest release of Geniatech's eyeTV 3 software reduces the minimum system requirement necessary for H.265 (HEVC) on the new eyeTV T2 and eyeTV Hybrid USB sticks. eyeTV 3.6.9 HEVC (Version 7512) now requires Intel Core i5 running at at least 2.5 Ghz and a minimum of 4GB available RAM, compared with 3.5 GHz and 8Gb RAM in the previous build (7511). Both sticks are now available on both the UK and German versions of Amazon and both sticks would already receive the UK version of DVB-T2 under the previous release. HD in the UK uses the video codec H.264. In Germany, H.265 (HEVC) will be used, for which the stick has been, in the words of the manufacturer, "prepared". Wohnort notes that this latest release brings HEVC reception within the capability of the roving Wohnort MacBook Pro and stick.

System Requirements: eyeTV Version 3.6.8 / OSX 10.11.x

For PC users, Total TV Player is available to download for Windows 8 or later. (2.5 GHz Intel/AMD Core Duo (or similar), 4GB RAM)
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eyeTV Hybrid
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Own-brand DAB+ radios
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+.
Caveat emptor!

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DAB thumbnail   Pan-European Specification
To be capable of working anywhere in Europe, a "pan-European" radio needs to be able to receive DAB, DAB+ and DMB-A in Band III and L-band.



Band III thumbnail   Band III
Lband thumbnail   L-band

DMB-TH thumbnail   DMB-TH
IBOC thumbnail   IBOC
(aka HD Radio)
ISDB thumbnail   ISDB-T

 
Ensemble Label
EId
3
Stereo
conditional access   3
Stereo
3
Joint
Stereo
4
Joint St.
LSF
3
Mono
3
Mono
LSF
3
Dual
Channel
1
Packet
Data
3
Stream
Data
3
DAB+
(Mode?)
+
3
DAB+
Stereo
+
3
DAB+
Mono
+
3
DAB+
5.1
+
IVTII



Latest Updates and News   

September 20th
Somerset snapshot updated. Addition of 100% Whatever.

September 20th
Trial Bristol snapshot updated. Angel Vintage relabelled Angel Digital since the previous snapshot.

September 20th
In Germany, a new service is reported to have popped up on the regional ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B. radio1 CB is a local variation for Cottbus of the main programme, which continues to be broadcast on this ensemble.

September 18th
Berks & N Hants snapshot updated. Sam FM replaces JACK fm Berks.

September 18th
In Germany, the Block 12A IRT Ensemble in München seems to have reappeared within hours of Wohnort reporting that it had disappeared... again.

September 18th
On NE Wales W Chesh, the temporary service Last Pirate FM has ceased. On Trial London, the service is still present, but without an audio stream.

September 16th
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands trial local ensemble DAB Ouder-Amstel. Friday Zone is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.


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Update History   

September 14th
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.

September 14th
In the Netherlands, the operator of the local DAB trial DutchDABUitgeest has been granted permission to operate a second Block 9C transmitter at Heerhugowaard.

September 14th
Update: The operator of Trial Glasgow has announced 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.".

September 14th
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.

September 14th
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.

September 13th
Trial Glasgow has now not been seen for over a week and is assumed to have ceased.

September 13th
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).

September 12th
Snapshot of the German ensemble DR HESSEN updated. Radio Darmstadt and RheinWelle 92,5 replaced Radio X and Radio Rüsselsheim since the previous snapshot.

September 12th
Last Pirate FM is also broadcasting on the local ensembles Bournemouth and Norfolk.

September 11th
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.

September 11th
Update: 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.

September 11th
Trial Glasgow has been off air for several days.

September 11th
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.

September 11th
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.

September 11th
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.

September 11th
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.

September 11th
Humberside, Leeds, Sheffield, Teesside and Tyne & Wear snapshots updated. The Hits replaces the former "City 3" services.

September 11th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Cessation of Pulse Summer.

September 10th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble rbb Berlin K7D, formerly labelled DR Berlin rbb 7D.

September 10th
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Cessation of Signal Summer.

September 8th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. The service Timeless Radio is running without an audio stream.

September 8th
Snapshot of the German ensemble SWR RP updated. SWRinfo has been relabelled SWR Aktuell since the previous snapshot.

September 8th
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.

September 8th
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.

September 6th
Summer is over. On Bradfrd&Huddersf, Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales respectively, the services Pulse Summer, Signal Summer and Wave Summer have ceased.

September 4th
Edinburgh, Inverness and Tayside snapshots updated.

September 4th
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.

September 4th
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.

September 4th
A new service has popped up on London 2. ADVENTIST RADIO is broadcasting in mono at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

September 4th
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.

September 4th
Snapshots of the Netherlands regional ensembles 7A Zuid NL, 8A Randstad NL and 9D Zuidwest NL updated following the licences changes on September 1st.

September 2nd
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.

September 2nd
Snapshot updated of the Block 11A Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN. Addition of Joe and Qmusic.

September 1st
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.

September 1st
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL. Multiple changes.

September 1st
On Trial Portsmouth, the placeholder for the former Chris Country SId, Retune (ChCntry), has ceased.

September 1st
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.

September 1st
Snapshot added of the new Block 10B German ensemble operating currently only in Cottbus, rbb BRB/BLN K10B.

September 1st
Snapshot updated of the Block 11A Belgian ensemble Norkring DAB+, now relabelled DAB+ VLAANDEREN. TOPradio running at lower bitrate.

September 1st
Glasgow, Lancashire, Liverpool and Manchester snapshots updated.

September 1st
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

September 1st
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.

September 1st
In the Netherlands, new services have appeared on the regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL:-
RADIONL3 TWENTE
SIMONE FM GRN

September 1st
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:-
Amor FM
Freez FM PopRock
GrootNieuwsRadio
Radio Maria
RADIONL2 NH
SIMONE FM
Wild FM Hitradio

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