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May 26th, 2018

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Dual
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Packet
Data
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Stream
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DAB+
Stereo
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3
DAB+
Mono
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3
DAB+
5.1
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Latest Updates and News

May 26th
N. Ireland snapshot updated. Addition of Hits Radio.

May 26th
London 2 snapshot updated. Addition of Hits Radio, removal of Absolute Rad 70s and Kerrang!.

May 26th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss minimux in Lausanne, now labelled DIG D04 - VD. SKUIZZ VD+ has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 48 and is now running at Protection Level EEP 4-A.

May 26th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss minimux in Basel, DIG D04 - BS. Radio Smash has switched to mono DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Other, lesser, bitrate reductions since the previous snapshot.

May 26th
In Belgium, one of the broadcasters on the second-layer ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, ROXX, has announced that a new transmitter has been brought into service at Turnhout. This follows other transmitters commissioned in recent weeks at Overpelt, Sint-Truiden, Tongeren and Waasland.

May 25th
Wolv'ton & Shrop snapshot updated. Addition of Hits Radio.

May 25th
On SDL National, the service JACK 3 has been relabelled JACK 3 (UK).

May 25th
On Trial Bristol, the services Angel Vintage, BFBS Gurkha and Hub Radio have switched to DAB+. New services have popped up. Sam FM is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB. Cyber Hot Hits, Cyber Rock and Resonance Extra are broadcasting in DAB+. BFBS Beats has ceased. Today's changes mean that all of the UK trial minimuxes now include DAB+ services.

May 25th
Snapshots of the local ensembles Birmingham, Coventry, Derbyshire, Essex, Kent, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire updated. Addition of Hits Radio.

May 25th
Snapshots of the local ensemble Oxfordshire updated. Addition of Hits Radio. Since the previous snapshot, the service JACK 3 Oxford has been relabelled JACK 3 & Chill.

May 24th
Snapshots of the local ensembles South Hampshire and Sussex updated. Addition of Hits Radio.

May 24th
On the local ensemble Birmingham, the service Magic Soul is reported to have ceased.

May 24th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Gloucestershire updated. Addition of Like Radio Glos, running in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s.

May 24th
In Ireland, the regulator has granted a company called Viamux Ltd a licence to operate in Cork. Viamux hopes to be on air in August.

May 24th
A new service is reported to have popped up on Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Berks & N Hants, Cambridge, Cornwall, Coventry, Derbyshire, Devon, Essex, Herts Beds Bucks, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, N. Ireland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, South East Wales, South Hampshire, Sussex, Swindon, West Wiltshire and Wolv'ton & Shrop. Hits Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. The service has also popped up on London 2, running there at 128 kbit/s, Joint Stereo.

May 24th
On London 2, the services Absolute Rad 70s and Kerrang! have ceased.


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Update History

May 23rd
Snapshot updated of the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - CS.

May 22nd
Snapshot added of the test ensemble Continental operated in Rambouillet. This is believed to be the last remaining instance of DMB-R (aka DMB-A) being transmitted in France.

May 22nd
On NE Wales W Chesh, the service ZEST LIVERPOOL has been relabelled ZEST.

May 19th
In the Netherlands, a new service, Roparunradio, is reported to have popped up on all instances of MTVNL.

May 19th
A new service has popped up on the Block 7C instance of MTVNL in Drenthe. De Vrije Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

May 19th
On Trial Portsmouth, the services Nonstop90s Radio and Timeless Radio have ceased. The service Weather24/7Radio is now running at EEP 1-A. Snapshot updated.

May 17th
A new service, P24-7 MIX, has popped up on the Norwegian national ensemble Riks. The service RADIO SOFT has ceased.

May 17th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought two new transmitters into service on Block 7D. Pfarrkirchen and Rattenberg are currently broadcasting the ensemble Nby/Opf. In July, these transmitters, along with some others currently operating on Block 12D, will begin broadcasting an ensemble for Niederbayern. The remaining Block 12D transmitters, plus some new ones yet to enter service, will then broadcast an ensemble dedicated to Oberpfalz.

May 17th
Digital listening in the UK has reached a new record share of 50.9%, up from 47.2% a year ago. This means that the government's 50% digital listening threshold has now been met. The government is expected to assess digital radio progress and determine next steps in due course.

May 15th
In Croatia, the ensemble OIV DEMO has popped up on Block 9C from Martinska, coinciding with a conference being held in nearby Vodice. It is not yet known whether the transmission is temporary or whether it will outlast the conference.

May 14th
In Paris, a rationalisation of capacity appears to be underway, with changes on RNT Paris 2, RNT Paris 5, RNT Paris 6 and RNT Paris 7. The changes appear to remove obsolete place-holders, reduce the capacity used for some services, reduce Protection Levels and remove non-contiguous unused capacity. Wohnort wonders if this is more than just spring cleaning? As currently configured, the same number of services could be accomodated on fewer multiplexes. If the number of multiplexes were to be reduced, any transmitters released could be relocated to improve the coverage of those remaining. Similar changes have also taken place on RNT Marseille 3.

May 13th
Sydney snapshots updated. When observed, the service Zed on DAB+ Sydney 2 did not appear to have an audio stream.

May 12th
Snapshot of the German ensemble MDR SACHSEN updated. MDR SCHLAGERW SN relabelled MDR SchlagerW SN.

May 12th
Snapshot of the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh updated.

May 11th
On Trial Manchester, the services Asian Fever, Likwid London and Rainbow Radio have ceased. Snapshot updated.

May 11th
In Slovenia, the media regulator has proposed 22.02.2022 as the palendromic date by which the main Slovenian radio stations should have switched to digital.

May 10th
In Germany, the media regulator for Bremen has announced that the commercial ensemble is now expected to be launched in June. The on-air date was originally planned for this month.

May 10th
On the Croatian ensemble OIV DEMO, the packet data service Data has ceased. Snapshot updated.

May 10th
On the German ensemble MDR THUERINGEN, the service MDR SCHLAGERW TH has been relabelled MDR SchlagerW TH. Snapshot updated.

May 10th
Snapshot updated of the Block 11D ensemble in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Radio fuer NRW. Most services running at higher bitrates compared with the previous snapshot.

May 10th
On the Block 10B regional ensemble Oberfranken, the service EXTRA-RADIO-HOF is reported to be running with a changed SId. Snapshot updated (addition of EUROHERZ).

May 10th
Snapshot updated of the Block 13B Danish ensemble DAB2 N. Multiple changes since previous snapshot.

May 10th
Snapshot updated of the Block 11C Netherlands ensemble DAB+. Multiple changes since previous snapshot.

May 10th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Removal of MY MUSIC and Upload Radio. Addition of Encore Radio.

May 9th
In Germany, the media regulator in Sachsen has advertised capacity on the pilot minimux for Freiberg. On offer are 92 CUs, equivalent to up to two audio services or data services.

May 9th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 10A. Eichstätt improves coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw.

May 8th
In Ukraine, the regulator is reported to have invited applications for the four remaining places on an ensemble in Kiev that is due to enter service this year. Closing date is June 15th, with the results expected to be announced on August 14th.

May 8th
A new service has popped up on the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B. RADIO TEDDY is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The service FG_CHIC has ceased. Snapshot updated.

May 8th
Snapshot of the Greek ensemble ERT DAB corrected.

May 6th
There are reports of a new ensemble, possibly originating in Luxembourg, broadcasting on Block 7D. Currently, only one service is on board.

May 6th
In Greece, there are reports of one or more new ensembles, each labelled Sigmacom DAB+. One, received in Thessaloniki on Block 12B had thirteen services on board. Another received off the west coast on Block 7D, appeared to have a different line-up of services.

May 6th
Snapshot added of the new ABC/SBS ensemble in Canberrra, CA ABC&SBS RADIO. Commercial stations in the capital continue to broadcast on the Trial ensemble DAB+ CBR Trial on Block 10B.

May 5th
In Germany, the regional network Nby/Opf in Bayern is to be split into two in July, serving, respectively, Niederbayern and Oberpfalz. The public-service broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk has announced the steps that will be taken before then to prepare two networks ready for the split.
May 8th: Transmitter Landshut will migrate from Block 12D to 7D
May 17th: New Block 7D transmitters to be brought into service at Rattenberg and Pfarrkirchen
May 17th: Transmitter Brotjacklriegel will migrate from Block 12D to 7D
May 29th: Transmitter Passau will migrate from Block 12D to 7D
June 21st: Transmitter Deggendorf will migrate from Block 12D to 7D
July 3rd: New Block 12D transmitter to be brought into service at Ochsenkopf

May 5th
On the Slovak ensemble AVIS, the services Radio Best FM and RockováRepublik are reported to have ceased.

May 5th
On EuroDAB Italia, the bitrates of the services reduced at the end of April have returned to their previous values, with the exception of Radio Padania and RVaticana Ita +, which are now broadcasting at 56 kbit/s.

May 1st
Snapshot added of the new ABC/SBS ensemble in Darwin, DA ABC&SBS RADIO. Snapshot updated of the existing ensemble DAB+ Darwin. The latter continues to operate on the frequency allocated to the trial broadcasts that began in August 2010, Block 10B.

April 30th
Snapshots of the Swiss regional ensembles SMC D03 N-CH and SMC D03 O-CH updated - both now with VIRGIN HITS, VIRGIN ROCK and ENERGY HITS+.

April 30th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR updated. ARGOVIA-Hitmix and RADIO24-Charts become VIRGIN HITS and VIRGIN ROCK respectively. RADIO DEL MAR+ becomes ENERGY HITS+.

April 29th
UK TII table updated.

April 29th
Perth, Western Australia snapshots updated. The Block 9B ensemble DAB Perth has 27 DAB+ services on board.

April 28th
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has published revised on-air dates for its six remaining areas. The next new minimux is now scheduled to be launched for Neuchâtel and Yverdon in June 2018. The remaining areas are now slated for October 2018.

April 28th
On EuroDAB Italia, the bitrates of nine of the twelve services have been reduced, typically from 72 or 56 to 48 or from 96 to 72. No use has yet been made of the capacity released.

April 28th
On Trial Birmingham, the service Big City Radio is reported to have fallen silent. Its FM transmission is also reported to have ceased.

April 28th
In Germany, an annual special event service has popped up on the Baden-Württemberg ensemble SWR BW S. SWRMaimarktradio is running at 96 kbit/s using DAB+. As usual, other services on the ensemble are running at reduced bitrates to accomodate the newcomer. Snapshot updated. Similar changes are likely to have been made to the ensemble SWR BW N also.

April 27th
On Trial London, the service Resonance has switched to DAB+. A new DAB+ service, Resonance Extra, has popped up. Both services are running at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated. Of the fourteen services on this minimux, only four remain in "original-flavour" DAB.

April 27th
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the services Dragon Radio and Nation Radio have switched to DAB+. Both services are running at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 27th
Adelaide snapshots updated.

April 26th
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has announced the beginning of installation works for a new transmitter at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, which will improve reception of DIG D04 - ZH in the city.

April 25th
Melbourne snapshots updated.

April 25th
Snapshot added of the new ensemble in Hobart, Tasmania, HO ABC&SBS RADIO.

April 21st
In France, CROONER RADIO has reappeared on RNT Paris 2 after several years absence. The service is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

April 21st
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster SWR has brought a new Block 8D transmitter into service in Baden-Württemberg. Villingen Schwenningen improves coverage of SWR BW S in Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg and neighbouring areas.

April 21st
Snapshot updated of the Auckland/Wellington ensemble Kordia DAB+. Just one additional service is being broadcast compared with the previous snapshot six years ago. 1KDAB Radio Mix is broadcasting in DAB+ at 112 kbit/s. The ensemble is now transmitted on Block 11D in Auckland and continues to broadcast a mix of DAB+ and "original-flavour" DAB services.

April 21st
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VRT, the service MNM Hits is running at the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 20th
On the German regional ensemble Obb/Schw, the service Bayern 2 Nord is reported to have switched to Protection Level EEP-1B.

April 20th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10A. Bad Tölz extends and improves coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw.

April 20th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL, the service Radio Continu has been relabelled Continu Zuid. Snapshot updated.

April 20th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, SIMONE FM is running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s. The bitrate of SIMONE OLDIES has dropped to 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 19th
Snapshot of the Block 12D Rome ensemble, now labelled DAB Vaticano, updated. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the DMB and "original-flavour" DAB services have ceased. Vatican Radio now uses only DAB+.

April 17th
A new DAB+ service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. 100% Whatever is running at 48 kbit/s. The existing DAB+ service Mango Vibe + has switched to the higher bitrate 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 15th
South East Wales and Trial Brighton snapshots updated.

April 14th
On the local ensemble, Surrey-NSussex, the service eagle3 has been relabelled Eagle 80s.

April 13th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble, D Noord-West NL, the service RADIONL FRIESLND has been relabelled RADIONL Frieslnd.

April 13th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble, 6B Oost-Noord NL, the service Continu Noord has been relabelled Radio Continu. The service Continu Oost has ceased. The service RADIONL has been relabelled RADIONL Apeldrn. Other regional editions of RADIONL have popped up. RADIONL Groningn and RADIONL Twente are broadcasting at 64 kbit/s each. The service GrootNieuwsRadio has been relabelled GROOTNIEUWSRADIO. The service SIMONE FM GRN has been relabelled SIMONE OLDIES.

April 13th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble, 7A Zuid NL, the service RADIONL Brabant has been relabelled RADIONL Eindhoven. Other regional editions of RADIONL have popped up. RADIONL Breda , RADIONL DenBosch and RADIONL Tilburg are broadcasting at 48 kbit/s each. A new service RADIONL KIDS has popped up, running at 64 kbit/s. The service Puur NL Brabant has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 13th
On the German ensemble, Radio Bremen, the service Nordwestradio has been relabelled Bremen Zwei. Snapshot updated.

April 13th
On the Germany national ensemble, DR Deutschland, the service ENERGY has been relabelled ENERGY DIGITAL.

April 13th
In France, the regulator has confirmed that June 19th will be the launch date for seven ensembles in the north of France - Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Lille 1, Lille 2, Calais, Dunkerque, Douai-Lens and Valenciennes.

April 9th
In France, the regulator has advertised capacity on seven future ensembles to be broadcast, respectively, in Bordeaux and Toulouse. In Bordeaux two local ensembles are forseen, plus one for Arcachon, with a regional ensemble covering the greater Bordeaux area. In Toulouse, two local ensembles are on offer, plus a regional ensemble covering a wider area. The closing date for applications is June 5th 2018.

April 8th
A new service has popped up on the UK ensemble SDL National. JACK 3 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

April 8th
On * DAB Italia *, the service Capital Music has been relabelled Capital Funky.

April 8th
On EuroDAB Italia, the service RTL Groove has been relabelled RTL Bro&Sis.

April 8th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11C. Leukerbad, Bodmen in canton Wallis (Valais) extends coverage of the ensemble SMC D03 VS in the area around Leukerbad.

April 5th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11C. Hardberg extends coverage of the ensemble DR HESSEN to the Odenwald in southern Hessen.

April 5th
In Germany, a new transmitter is reported to have been brought into service on Block 10B. Calau extends coverage of the ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B in southern Brandenburg.

April 5th
In Austria, the pilot transmission DAB WIEN that used Blocks 11C and 11D in Vienna has ended. An ensemble using Block 11C only has entered service as CityMUX Wien II and is Austria's first regular public service.

April 3rd
In Slovenia, the recent offer of capacity on the national ensemble, MULTIPLEX R1, is reported to have been oversubscribed. Capacity for five additional services was on offer for which sixteen applications were received. The regulator is reported to have awarded capacity to:-
RADIO NET FM
RADIO MAXI
RADIO VESELJAK
RADIO UNIVOX
RADIO STUDENT
The ensemble already transmits four services from the public-service broadcaster and eight commercial services. Coverage of the ensemble is to be expanded, including in tunnels. Given the level of interest, the regulator is to give consideration to at least two regional multiplexes.

April 3rd
A new service has popped up on Trial Brighton. NME 1 is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

April 2nd
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service Upload Radio has ceased. It is reported to have ceased on North Yorkshire also.

April 2nd
On the Swiss minimux for Basel, DIG D04 - BS, the service Radio X has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 72 kbit/s.

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