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April 28th, 2016

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"My DAB radio is toast!"
DAB+  Band III  bluetooth

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'Black Toast' to be precise, from designer Emma Bridgewater. This new retro receiver from View Quest receives DAB, DAB+ and FM and has Bluetooth connectivity. Powered from the mains with a UK/EU multiplug or by using four "AA" batteries.
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DAB+ in a plug
DAB+  Band III

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backwards-compatible

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DAB  Band III

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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.



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Packet
Data
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Stream
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DAB+
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DAB+
5.1
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Latest Updates and News   

April 28th
In the Netherlands, the regional ensembles have been relabelled as follows:-
Regio Noordwest --> 9D Noord-West NL
Regio Oost-Noord --> 6B Oost-Noord NL
Regio Zuid --> 7A Zuid NL
Regio MiddenWest --> 8A Randstad NL
Regio Zuid-West --> 9D Zuidwest NL

April 27th
The operator of the test & development ensemble Test Beds has announced that the test transmissions have now ended.

April 25th
Angel Radio is to broadcast a Bing Crosby special for a fortnight from May 1st via the Pop Up Radio channel on a number of UK local ensembles.

April 20th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Glasgow. Clyde Rocks is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in Mono and is a 30-day pilot. The service's owner, Bauer Radio, plans to apply for the FM licence in Glasgow previously held by XFM Scotland. The placeholder service zKISSTORY has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 20th
The local ensemble Liverpool has migrated from Block 11B to 10C. Two new transmitters have been brought into service at Moel y Parc and Winter Hill.

April 19th
In France, the regulator has taken the first necessary steps required by law prior to the advertisement of ensembles for Lille, Lyon and Strasbourg - namely, another public consultation. The CSA has also published studies into the impact of new ensembles in those areas. The consultation closes on May 13th 2016.


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Update History   

April 18th
Programmes from San Marino RTV should soon be broadcast on DAB/DAB+ throughout Italy. Further meetings will take place in July. Services from the broadcasters of other Italian-speaking countries are to be considered for distribution throughout Italy.

April 18th
In Germany, five broadcasters have applied for capacity on the national ensemble DR Deutschland. One programme slot comprising 64 CU was on offer.
  • lulu Media GmbH i.G. - "Lulu fm"
  • Media Broadcast GmbH - platform operator to use for audio and data services
  • Radio SD1
  • Schlagerparadies GmbH - "Radio Schlagerparadies"
  • Schwarzwaldradio Digital Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH - "Schwarzwaldradio – Classic Hits & Super Oldies"
A selection process will first determine which applications are admissable. First discussions will take place on April 26th.

April 18th
The UK regulator has approved the addition of a new service to London 3. According to the Multiplex Variation request, ABN Radio is expected to be added on May 25th.

April 16th
In Switzerland, the first test transmissions from the forthcoming minimux for Aarau have been reported on Block 5D.

April 16th
On the local ensembles Lancashire and Manchester, Capital has been relabelled Capital Manc.

April 15th
The local ensemble Liverpool is to migrate from Block 11B to 10C overnight April 19th/20th.

April 14th
In Indonesia, DAB+ is now officially in service following a launch event in Jakarta. A pilot ensemble has been on air in the capital since 2013.

April 12th
On the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH, the SId of Freundes-Dienst+ has changed and now matches the SIds on other regional ensembles.

April 12th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5C. Bornberg (Pfalz) improves coverage of DR Deutschland in Rheinland-Pfalz, including Bad Dürkheim, Neustadt, Primasens, Zweibrücken and Homburg.

April 12th
A new pop-up service has appeared on BBC National DAB. BBC Radio2 50s will broadcast from April 14th to 17th.

April 12th
On the Swiss Block 12A ensemble SRG SSR F01, the service WRS+ has ceased. The service continues to be available in the Lac Leman region as WRS GE+ and WRS VD+ from the Geneva and Lausanne minimuxes respectively.

April 12th
The UK regulator has approved the removal of heat radio, KISSTORY and UCB 2 from the local ensemble Stoke & Stafford. All three services are now available on SDL National. According to the Variation Request, the change should take place on April 30th.

April 11th
In Austria, the pilot ensemble in Vienna is to be extended by a year to April 2017. Apart from Welle 1, all of the current services will continue to be broadcast.

April 9th
On the Monaco ensemble MCR1, the SId of R.MARIA FRANCE has changed since the previous snapshot.

April 9th
On the Monaco ensemble MCR2, PURE LE SON POP has been relabelled PURE ELECTRO. Snapshot updated.

April 8th
A new service is reported to have popped up on NE Wales W Chesh. Chris Country is reported to be running at 32 kbit/s using DAB+.

April 8th
In Nice, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 9D. RNT NICE MUX 5 is broadcasting six audio services using DAB+.

April 7th
In the Netherlands, a temporary service has popped up on the ensemble MTVNL. IRF is broadcasting in connection with the International Radio Festival.

April 6th
In Switzerland, a change in the way that the areas Winterthur and Schaffhausen are listed on the Digris website suggests that the same minimux is to be broadcast in both areas. The launch date for Schaffausen was previously cited as October 2016, but the new date for the combined minimux is now June 2016. The launch date for St. Gallen appears to have been brought forward to October 2016. Fribourg appears to have slipped back to December 2016. A minimux previously proposed for Baden-Brugg beginning August 2016 has disappeared altogether from the roll-out timetable.

April 5th
The UK regulator has granted a Digital Sound Programme Service licence to Sandgrounder Radio in Southport. The service is expected to be added to the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh.

April 5th
The UK regulator has authorised the analogue service 2BR, based in Burnley and Pendle to broadcast on the frequencies currently used by The Bee in Blackburn and Preston and Chorley. The station plans to broadcast on the local ensemble Lancashire.

April 5th
The UK regulator has licensed the service Unity FM, planning to broadcast on Trial Birmingham.

April 4th
On D1 National, the service Premier Old has ceased, completing the migration of PremierChristian to SDL National. The service UCB 1 has increased to 64 kbit/s.

April 3rd
Two new services have popped up on the Netherlands national ensemble NPO. NPO FunX Dance and NPO FunX Sl.Jamz are broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s each. The service NPO Top 2000 has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 3rd
On the Netherlands national ensemble DAB+, the service Efteling Kids has been relabelled 538 TOP 40.

April 3rd
A new service has popped up on the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH. Freundes-Dienst+ is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. The services my105 Original and Radio Onyx have ceased, along with the packet data service TEST_V-Traffic.

April 2nd
Snapshot of the Seoul ensemble MBC DMB updated. Since the last snapshot was taken the DMB service MBC SPORTS+ has been relabelled MBC every1.

April 2nd
Snapshot of the Seoul ensemble QBS updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, an additional DMB service has appeared. HD TEST is running at 448 kbit/s. The bitrates of the other DMB services has decreased..

April 2nd
Snapshot of the Seoul ensemble YTN DMB updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the DMB service TBN has ceased. The bitrate of LOTTE Homeshop has increased.

April 1st
On London 3, the service Share Radio Old has ceased. Share Radio is now broadcast on SDL National.

April 1st
A new service has popped up on Surrey-NSussex. Eagle Oldies is broadcasting in Joint Stereo at 112 kbit/s.

March 31st
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 9A. Lübeck - Stockelsdorf extends coverage of NDR SH to the city of Lübeck. A further site to serve Flensburg is planned for the end of 2016.

March 31st
Snapshot updated of the Korean ensemble broadcasting in Gwangju and Jeonju, Honam MBC. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service myMBC Radio, has ceased. A new DMB service, CJ OSHOP, is running at 352 kbit/s. The bitrates of the existing DMB services have been reduced.

March 31st
Snapshot updated of the Korean ensemble broadcasting in Chuncheon, MY MBC. Since the last snapshot was taken, the only audio service on board, MBC FM, has ceased. A new DMB service, CJ O SHOPPING, is running at 352 kbit/s. The bitrates of the existing DMB services have been reduced.

March 31st
Snapshot updated of the Korean ensemble broadcasting in Cheongju and Daejeon, MY MBC. Since the last snapshot was taken, the only audio service on board, MBC11 FM, has ceased. A new DMB service, CJ OSHOP, is running at 352 kbit/s. The bitrates of the existing DMB services have been reduced.

March 30th
Snapshot updated of the Korean ensemble broadcasting in Daegu, myMBC. Since the last snapshot was taken, the only audio service on board, MBC FM, has ceased. A new DMB service, CJ OSHOPPING, is running at 352 kbit/s. The bitrates of the existing DMB services have been reduced.

March 30th
Snapshot of the Korean ensemble Busan MBC updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the only audio service on board, myMBC Radio, has ceased. A new DMB service, CJ O SHOPPING, is running at 352 kbit/s. The bitrates of the existing DMB services have been reduced.

March 30th
A new regional ensemble has popped up in Denmark on Block 8A. Oestjyll is broadcasting from Randers with six DAB+ audio services on board.

March 26th
In Italy, the national Block 12C ensemble ClubDAB Italia has been relabelled * DAB Italia *. Snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service Kc4Test has been relabelled Radio 24 +1.

March 25th
Snapshot updated of the minimux operating in Woking. Since the last snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been re-relabelled Trial Aldershot.

March 24th
Digital One has announced four new transmitters have been brought into service so far this year. High Hunsley and Dunkirk (Kent) are broadcasting D1 National on Block 11D. Brown Carrick Hill and Glasgow William Street operate on Block 12A.

March 24th
Angel Digital is reported to have popped up on Trial Woking. The service is already broadcast on the local ensemble South Hampshire.

March 24th
London and Central Scotland snapshots updated.

March 23rd
In Denmark, a new service has popped up on the minimux NivaaDAB. R.Helsingoer/NKR is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s in parallel with 92.8 MHz FM.

March 22nd
In the Netherlands, the MTVNL transmission in Eindhoven on Block 9C has recently consisted of a different ensemble with its own EId, compared with the other frequencies in the MFN. The Eindhoven transmission consisted of a single service, Radio JND, broadcasting in DAB+. Snapshot added. Since the snapshot was taken, the transmission has reverted to the same ensemble as the rest of the MFN.

March 22nd
On Liverpool, the service Capital has been relabelled Capital Lpool. Smooth Radio has been relabelled Smooth NW.

March 22nd
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. BFBS Portsmouth is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The bitrate of the service Mango Vibe + has increased to 56 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 22nd
In Germany, the media regulator in Hessen has approved a new service, "interview RADIO", to be broadcast on the Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN.

March 20th
Trial London snapshot updated.

March 20th
Test Beds snapshot updated. The ensemble currently contains three services, one of which is DAB+, with audio loops of announcements and music.

March 20th
Birmingham snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service Smooth Radio has been relabelled Smooth West Mids.

March 20th
Berks & N Hants, Cambridge, Oxfordshire and Swindon snapshots updated. Since the last snapshots were taken, the service Capital has been relabelled Capital UK.

March 20th
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service Oak FM has ceased.

March 18th
On Trial Manchester, two services have switched to DAB+. AsianFX Radio and Mcr Business, now relabelled Business Radio, are broadcasting at 32 kbit/s each. Snapshot updated. This brings to three the number of UK ensembles using DAB+, the others being Trial Portsmouth and the second national commercial ensemble SDL National.

March 18th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of AsianFX Radio and Radio Caroline.

March 18th
Edinburgh and Glasgow snapshots updated. Zheat radio and zKISSTORY relabellings. SMOOTH RADIO has been relabelled Smooth Radio.

March 16th
On Leeds, the service Capital has been relabelled Capital Yorkshire.

March 16th
Snapshot added of the Swiss regional ensemble for Oberwallis, SMC D03 VS.

March 15th
The latest frequency lists from the Bundesnetzagentur reveal that High Hunsley has recently been coordinated for use on Block 10D, the future frequency for the local ensemble Humberside. While High Hunsley transmits BBC National DAB, D1 National and SDL National, and was mentioned in the DAB Coverage Plan Final Report Jan15 as a possible future site for Lincolnshire, Humberside has until now been transmitted from nearby Cave Wold. The new coordination suggests an intention to migrate Humberside from Cave Wold to High Hunsley when the frequency changes.

March 15th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - ZURICH updated. Since the previous snapshot, the service PLANET 105 has been replaced by RADIO ITALIA SMI.

March 15th
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the regional ensembles SMC D03 BE-FR and SMC D03 O-CH. Freundes-Dienst+ is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. Snapshots updated.

March 15th
Two new services have popped up on the Swiss minimux DIG F03-LAUSANNE. PhareFM Romandie and RadioBus are broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s each. BACKSTAGE RADIO, DIGRIS TEST1 and DIGRIS TEST2 have ceased. Snapshot updated.

March 14th
On Sussex Coast, the service Capital has been relabelled Capital UK. Snapshot updated.

March 14th
On the Swiss minimux DIG F03 GENEVE, the service formerly labelled GLOBALFM has been relabelled Radio Italia Smi. Other, less significant relabellings have also taken place. Snapshot updated.

March 14th
On Teesside and Tyne & Wear, Capital and Smooth Radio have been relabelled Capital NE and Smooth NE respectively.

March 14th
On Derbyshire and Leicestershire, Capital, Heart and Smooth Radio have been relabelled Capital Est Mids, Heart East Mids and Smooth East Mids respectively.

March 14th
On Essex, Herts Beds Bucks and Kent, the service Capital has been relabelled Capital UK.

March 13th
On South Hampshire, the service Capital has been relabelled Capital S Coast. Snapshot updated.

March 13th
BBC National DAB snapshot updated, showing current pop-up service BBC R2Country.

March 13th
Lancashire and Liverpool snapshots updated.

March 13th
The BBC has recently brought into service new transmitters on Block 12B as follows:
  • Mynydd Pencarreg, serving Lampeter, and improving coverage in north Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion
  • Swaffam, serving Swaffham and surrounding areas and extending road coverage of the A47
  • Woodbridge, serving Woodbridge, Martlesham, Wickham Market and surrounding areas of Suffolk
  • Ludlow, serving Ludlow and surrounding areas of Shropshire
  • King's Lynn, serving Dersingham, Sandringham and eastern areas of King’s Lynn
  • Amlwch Nebo, serving Amlwch, Cemaes and surrounding areas of Anglesey
  • Ardovie Quarry, serving Montrose, Brechin and surrounding areas of Angus
  • Dunkirk (Kent), serving Faversham, Whitstable and surrounding areas of north Kent
March 13th
On the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL, the DMB service NED1 has been relabelled NPO 1 Snapshot updated.

March 13th
On the Block 11C Netherlands ensemble DAB+, the service RADIO 538 is broadcasting at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 11th
On Somerset, the service Pulse has ceased.

March 11th
A new service has popped up on London 2. Chris Country is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in Mono.

March 10th
On Nottinghamshire, Capital, Heart and Smooth Radio have been relabelled Capital Est Mids, Heart East Mids and Smooth East Mids respectively.

March 10th
In France, a rash of "DAB measles" has broken out on ensembles in Nice, similar to the "infection" on RNT Paris 5. On RNT Nice 3, France Maghreb 2 has been relabelled ".". On RNT Nice 6, Ràdio Lenga d'Oc, Urban Hit and Zero Six have been relabelled ".", ".." and "..." respectively. Snapshots updated.

March 9th
Snapshot of the Monaco Block 8A ensemble updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been relabelled MCR1. Chik Radio has ceased. Multiple changes to SIds. A second ensemble is operating in the principality on Block 12B. MCR2 is broadcasting five audio services in DAB+. Snapshot added.

March 7th
Snapshot added of the Italian regional ensemble CR DAB Campania. At the time the snapshot was taken, three services did not contain audio that could be decoded.

March 7th
EuroDAB Italia and DAB+ RAI snapshots updated.

March 7th
In the Netherlands, two new services have popped up on the Block 12C national ensemble NPO. NPO 3FM KX Radio and NPO Radio 4 Con. (for Concerten) are broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s each. Snapshot updated.

March 7th
On Birmingham, Bradfrd&Huddersf, Coventry and Wolv'ton & Shrop, the service Please Retune, previously Panjab Radio, has ceased. The service is now broadcast on SDL National.

March 7th
On Herts Beds Bucks and Kent, the service Please Retune, previously Sunrise Radio, has ceased. The service is now broadcast on SDL National.

March 7th
Snapshot of DMB Vaticano updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the ensemble has migrated to Block 12D. A parallel transmission has been observed on Block LI, using Transmission Mode I (sic).

March 7th
Snapshot of the Block 13F Rome ensemble CR DAB+ updated.

March 7th
On London 3, the service Share Radio has been relabelled Share Radio Old. The service is now broadcast on SDL National.

March 7th
On London 2, the service Please Retune (CF99) (formerly Panjab Radio) has ceased. The service is now broadcast on SDL National. A new service, AsianFX Radio (CDD7) has popped up at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

March 6th
On North Yorkshire, Stray Extra has been relabelled Stray FM.

March 4th
The UK regulator has approved the addition of talkRADIO, talkSPORT 2 and Virgin Radio to the local ensemble Aberdeen. The services will be on SDL National, but broadcasting to the area on the local ensemble will improve coverage.

March 2nd
The operator of Trial Portsmouth has advertised capacity suitable for a DAB+ service running at 32 kbit/s.

March 2nd
On Central Scotland, RockSport Radio is reported to have ceased.

March 2nd
On Trial Manchester, Penky Wind-Ups is running at the lower bitrate of 64 kbit/s. NQR.FM is running at the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s. The service that was Panjab Radio has been relabelled AsianFX Radio.

March 2nd
Birmingham, Coventry, Manchester and Wolv'ton & Shrop snapshots updated. Relabelling of heat radio, KISSTORY and/or Panjab Radio as appropriate.

March 2nd
In Germany, the L-band ensemble in Frankfurt am Main, LG FRANKFURT M., is reported to have ceased. The ensemble's packet data service carried service information for display on the public transport network, which is now transmitted by other means.

March 2nd
On Humberside, heat radio and KISSTORY have been relabelled Zheat radio and zKISSTORY respectively..

March 2nd
Update: Radio Caroline is reported to have popped up on Trial Glasgow. AsianFX Radio is also reported to be broadcasting, most likely achieved by relabelling Panjab Radio as per the Manchester minimux.

March 1st
The UK regulator has announced that it would like to extend the ten Minimux trials for a maximum of two years and is to begin the Multiplex Variation process with the licencees. Ofcom will keep the trial under review but does not intend to licence any additional trials.

March 1st
On Kent, Sunrise Radio has been relabelled Please Retune. Snapshot updated.

March 1st
On Glasgow, Kent and Nottinghamshire, heat radio and KISSTORY have been relabelled Zheat radio and zKISSTORY respectively.

March 1st
The UK's second commercial national ensemble SDL National is now officially in service following a launch event in London.

March 1st
On Liverpool, the services HEAT and KISSTORY have been relabelled ZHEAT and zKISSTORY respectively.

March 1st
On Birmingham, Panjab Radio is reported to have been relabelled Please Retune. heat radio and KISSTORY have been relabelled Zheat radio and zKISSTORY respectively.

March 1st
On Surrey-NSussex, the service Sunrise Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

March 1st
On Lancashire and Manchester, heat radio has been relabelled Zheat radio. On Lancashire, KISSTORY has been relabelled zKISSTORY.

March 1st
On D1 National, the service PremierChristian has been relabelled Premier Old. Snapshot updated.

March 1st
On London 1, heat radio and KISSTORY have been relabelled Zheat radio and zKISSTORY respectively. Snapshot updated.

March 1st
On London 2, Panjab Radio has been relabelled Please Retune. Snapshot updated.

March 1st
On Herts Beds Bucks, Sunrise Radio has been relabelled Please Retune. Snapshot updated.

March 1st
On Swansea SW Wales, the service KISSTORY has ceased.

March 1st
On Sussex Coast, Teesside and Tyne & Wear, heat radio and KISSTORY have been relabelled Zheat radio and zKISSTORY respectively. Sussex Coast snapshot updated.

March 1st
In the Czech Republic, a new service has popped up on RTI cz DAB. jamesdean.fm is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s and replaces Radio 1.

February 29th
In Switzerland, two new services have popped up on the Block 7A regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH. 105+ and RADIO 1+ are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s each.

February 29th
A new service has popped up on Hereford-Worcs. Fun Kids is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s, Mono.

February 29th
On SDL National,
Absolute R 80s has been relabelled Absolute 80s new,
Panjab Radio 1 has been relabelled Panjab Radio,
Premier New has been relabelled PremierChristian,
Share Radio UK has been relabelled Share Radio,
UCB 2 Nationwide has been relabelled UCB 2.

February 29th
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Heart extra is broadcasting in Mono at 80 kbit/s.
Absolute R 80s has been relabelled Absolute 80s old and has dropped to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.
Planet Rock has been relabelled zPlanet Rock and has dropped to 64 kbit/s Mono LSF.
UCB 1 has dropped to 64 kbit/s Mono LSF.
The packet data services Traffic Master and What's On have ceased.
Snapshot updated.

February 24th
In January, Wohnort reported that the French regulator had, at the broadcaster's request, revoked the licence of the service EURONEWS RADIO on the Block 6A ensemble RNT Paris 2. The regulator's decision was taken on January 6th and published in the Journal Officiel on January 20th. The regulator published the decision on its own website on February 23rd. As of February 24th, the service is still present on the ensemble.

February 24th
UK TII table updated. In the first weeks of 2016, transmitter engineers have been busy across the UK in spite of the foul weather. The latest iteration of the Ofcom Tech Parameters spreadsheet reveals new transmitters have been brought into service as follows:
  • BBC National DAB: Callans Lane Wood, Glasgow Hilton
  • D1 National: Glasgow Hilton, Sidmouth
  • Cambridge: Sandy Heath
  • Central Scotland: Glasgow Hilton
  • Glasgow: Glasgow Hilton
  • Kent: Benfleet
  • Mid & West Wales: Carmarthen
  • South East Devon: Ashburton, Sidmouth, Tiverton
  • Sussex Coast: Midhurst
  • Swansea SW Wales: Carmarthen

February 19th
The UK regulator has approved multiple variation requests relating to the migration of Sunrise Radio and Panjab Radio from local ensembles to SDL National. On London 2, Panjab Radio is to be replaced by Asian FX. The latter change is expected to take place on March 1st.

February 19th
Mid & West Wales and North West Wales snapshots updated.

February 19th
On Sussex Coast, the service Oldies Sussex has switched to half-rate sampling. Snapshot updated.

February 19th
On SDL National. Sound Waves 1 has been relabelled talkRADIO. Sound Waves 2 has been relabelled talkSPORT 2. Sound Waves 3 has been relabelled Virgin Radio. Snapshot updated.

February 19th
A new service has popped up on the Norwegian national ensemble, Norge Riks. KISSTORY is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s and joins KISS that was already there but has dropped to 48 kbit/s. Both services have Norwegian-language presentation.

February 18th
A new ensemble has popped up on Block 10A in Poland. Radio Podlasie is broadcasting one service, Katolickie RP, in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s.

February 18th
The regulator in Bavaria has authorised services "Ilmwelle Event", "Ilmwelle 90s" and "Ilmwelle Schlager" to broadcast on the local ensemble Ingolstadt.

February 18th
In Germany, the service PN EINS URBAN has been granted capacity on the local ensemble Nuernberg.

February 18th
In Germany, the Bavarian regulator has granted capacity on the local ensemble Muenchen to MKR-Kirchenradio. The service has hitherto shared capacity with RADIO MUENCHEN. The released portion of the shared capacity will now be re-advertised.

February 18th
Surrey-NSussex and Trial Woking snapshots updated.

February 18th
In Slovakia, the regulator has authorised further trials, this time in Nitra and Levice. Nitra – Zobor is authorised to use Block 11C with 5kW until December 31st 2016. Levice – Nemocnica is authorised to use Blocks 10C and 11C with 2kW - 10C until June 30th 2017 and 11C until December 31st 2016.

February 18th
In Slovakia, Radio Pyramida is reported to have replaced the service Devin on the Block 12C trial ensemble in Bratislava.

February 18th
On the Block 9C local ensemble Augsburg, PN EINS URBAN has replaced PN EINS DANCE. The latter continues to be broadcast on the Block 10D ensemble Bayern.

February 17th
Trial Brighton snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the service URF has dropped to 80 kbit/s mono. Gaydio is running at 80 kbit/s mono.

February 17th
In Germany, the media regulator for Hessen, in co-ordination with the other regional regulators, has advertised 64 CU of available capacity on the Block 5C national ensemble DR Deutschland. Closing date is April 13th.

February 17th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Block 9A ensemble MDR SACHSEN. The commercial service R.SA is broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s, using capacity made available for an 18 months trial by the public-service broadcaster MDR. Snapshot updated.

February 16th
The Austrian regulator has issued a Call for Expressions of Interest in DAB+ capacity (whether national, regional or local) with a view to a possible advertisement in 2017.

February 16th
Snapshots of DAB Ireland Mux1 and DAB Ireland Mux2 updated. RTE RnaG was running as a mono stream when observed.

February 16th
On Sussex Coast, the service Gaydio has ceased. The service continues to be carried on Trial Brighton.

February 15th
The UK regulator has approved the removal of KISSTORY and heat radio from Swansea SW Wales. Both services are to be carried on SDL National.

February 15th
The UK regulator has approved the removal of Gaydio from Sussex Coast. The service is currently carried on Trial Brighton.

February 15th
The BBC has recently brought four new transmitters into service on Block 12B. Glasgow William Street (on the Hilton Hotel) improves coverage of BBC National DAB in the city centre. Kirkby Underwood serves Bourne, Lincolnshire, and the surrounding areas. Brown Carrick Hill improves coverage in Ayr and South Ayrshire. St John’s Beacon improves reception in Liverpool city centre.

February 15th
Full test transmissions have begun on SDL National with the ensemble now running in something close to its launch configuration. Snapshot updated.

February 14th
SDL National snapshot updated.

February 14th
Bavarian snapshots updated.

February 11th
Czech snapshots updated.

February 9th
In Italy, the regulator has assigned frequencies for local DAB/DAB+ networks in five new regions - Lazio, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicilia.

February 9th
Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen snapshots updated.

February 9th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Portsmouth, both of them using DAB+. Mango Vibe + at 48 kbit/s is a mono DAB+ version of the existing "original-flavour" DAB version, which has dropped to mono to accomodate the newcomer. Radio Caroline is broadcasting at 32 kbit/s in mono. Snapshot updated.

February 9th
DR Deutschland snapshot updated. Cessation of the packet data service ECODyNIS Test.

February 8th
Snapshots updated of Berlin/BRBG 7B and DR Berlin rbb 7D.

February 8th
Snapshot updated of the Block 9A ensemble MDR SACHSEN.

February 8th
The UK regulator has authorised the addition of Heart Extra to D1 National on February 29th. Their first anniversary will be in four years' time.

February 8th
Sussex Coast snapshot updated.

February 6th
On London 2, the service Amazing Radio has ceased. A Multiplex Variation Request to remove the service appeared briefly on the UK regulator's website last month indicating a dispute between the multiplex operator and the broadcaster over alleged non-payment of carriage fees. Snapshot updated.

February 6th
The Swedish parliament has accepted a report that rejected the proposed transition from FM to DAB/DAB+ over the period 2017 to 2022. All eight parties in parliament rejected the migration. The Swedish government had already decided in mid-2015 to reject the switchover. The national public-service broadcaster Sveriges Radio and commercial broadcasters had supported the transition. The parliamentary vote probably means the end of DAB broadcasts from Sveriges Radio. Bauer and MTG hold licences for multiplexes but have indicated they would not continue to invest in DAB+ without the participation of Sveriges Radio.

February 5th
In France, the regulator has advertised thirteen frequencies for radio services in the range 65-68 MHz. The announcement doesn't actually state that FM should be used but specifies the technical characteristics of the signal if FM is used. According to the announcement, the frequencies are intended for short-term use over a restricted area, and with content designed to accompany sporting, cultural or commercial events. While the frequencies are available for use throughout France, each frequency would not be permitted to be used outwith the times and locations of the events to be specified in the agreements to be reached with the regulator. The closing date of the offer is February 22nd.
[Wohnort notes that given the range of frequencies on offer, dedicated receivers would be required, presumably distributed to visitors for a fee or included within the price of admission. DAB/DAB+ offers the same facilities, on receivers already widely available. There are numerous examples of special events around Europe that have successfully provided temporary services on existing multiplexes, or used Minimux technology so provide a dedicated multiplex on site. Such services have the effect of increasing public awareness of the special event beyond those who have already made the decision to attend and travelled to the site.]

February 4th
On the Block 9D ensemble in Paris, the service Radio du salon has ceased.

February 4th
In the Czech Republic, SeeJay Radio and TIP RADIO have reappeared on TELEKO DAB.

February 4th
A new service is reported to have popped up on Trial London. NTS WWW.NTS.LIVE is reported to be running at 128 kbit/s but without any audio.

February 3rd
On North Yorkshire, the service More Minster has been relabelled Minster FM. Snapshot updated.

February 3rd
On Trial Manchester, the bitrate of Mcr Business has dropped to 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

February 3rd
The broadcaster Folder Media has announced that its service Fun Kids will be broadcast in DAB+ on the new national commercial ensemble SDL National from February 29th. The service will continue to be broadcast in "original-flavour" DAB on London 3.

February 3rd
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the MFN MTVNL. Radio JND is broadcasting at 48 kbit/s in DAB+. Snapshot updated.

February 3rd
For the forthcoming Swiss minimuxes Basel, Luzern-Zug and Winterthur, the operator Digris has received more expressions of interest than there are places on each ensemble. A beauty contest will be held to select the services to be granted capacity, and Digris has invited formal applications.

February 3rd
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has amalgamated a number of its forthcoming minimuxes into fewer, larger areas. Bellinzona and Locarno are combined into a new area Sopraceneri. Lugano and Chiasso are combined into a new area Sottoceneri. Elsewhere, some area names have been changed to reflect the coverage ambitions of the forthcoming minimuxes. Neuchâtel becomes "Neuchâtel - Yverdon". Baden becomes "Baden - Brugg". The operator's website (and Wohnort) have been updated with the latest planned service dates. The next minimux is expected to enter service in Aarau in May 2016.

February 3rd
In Germany, the media regulator for Sachsen has authorised LFS Landesfunk Sachsen GmbH to broadcast its service "R.SA – Mit Böttcher & Fischer" in DAB+ for a trial period of 18 months. The public-service broadcaster has made available 42 CU on its Sachsen-wide ensemble for the purpose.

February 3rd
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. NQR.FM (Northern Quarter Radio) is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s.

February 3rd
On Birmingham, the service Free 80s-Bham is reported to have been relabelled Free Radio 80s.

February 2nd
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated.

February 1st
On London 2 and Stoke & Stafford, the service UCBInspirational has been relabelled UCB 2.

February 1st
BBC Radio Bristol has announced that its medium-wave transmissions will cease on February 19th when the Mangotsfield transmitter is taken out of service.

February 1st
In Switzerland, the Block 6B test ensemble Digital Oberland, operated by broadcaster Radio BeO, has ceased as planned.

January 31st
Panjab Radio is set to become a national service, having secured carriage on the second national commercial ensemble which is due to launch at the end of February.

January 30th
The UK regulator has approved the addition of a new service to the local ensemble North Yorkshire. According to the Multiplex Variation Request, N Yorks Oldies is expected to be added on February 1st.

January 30th
On D1 National, the service UCB UK Christian has been relabelled UCB 1.

January 29th
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Humberside, Lancashire, Leeds, Tayside, Teesside and Tyne & Wear snapshots updated. Switch of Absolute C Rock to half-rate sampling.

January 29th
In France, a new service has popped up on the Block 9D ensemble in Paris. Radio du salon is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s.

January 29th
In Germany, a new service ERF Pop has popped up on the Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN.

January 28th
Two DAB+ services have popped up on the minimux Trial Portsmouth, the first time in the UK that DAB+ has been used for minimux services intended for general listening by the public and the first time a broadcaster has chosen to broadcast a new service in DAB+ from the outset. Indulgence and Awaaz FM Radio are each broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 23rd
On Surrey-NSussex, the service Radio Nirvana has been relabelled Golden Radio.

January 22nd
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has combined the previously separate areas of Luzern and Zug into a single transmission area. The commissioning of the minimux for Bern has been put back to August 2016. The next scheduled minimuxes will be in Valais in March 2016.
January 21st
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Tech Parameters shows:-
  • A new transmitter at Bristol (Kings Weston Hill) operating on Block 11B to broadcast the local ensemble Bristol
  • New transmitters at Cirencester UHF broadcasting D1 National and the local ensemble Swindon
  • New transmitters at Lincoln Clayton Road broadcasting BBC National DAB and the local ensemble Lincolnshire
  • A new transmitter at Boston Wyberton, broadcasting D1 National
  • New transmitters at Rhynney, Abertillery, Pontypool and Rhondda broadcasting the local ensemble South East Wales
  • New transmitters at Woodbridge (Suffolk), Tenby UHF and St Erth Canons Town broadcasting BBC National DAB
January 21st
Gaydio has popped up on Trial Brighton, meaning there are now two instances of the service in the minimux's reception area. The other instance is on Sussex Coast.

January 21st
In France, the regulator has, at the broadcaster's request, revoked the licence of the service EURONEWS RADIO on the Block 6A ensemble RNT Paris 2. The regulator's decision was taken on January 6th and published in the Journal Officiel on January 20th. As of this evening, the service is still present on the ensemble.

January 21st
Cornwall and Hereford-Worcs snapshots updated.

January 21st
Snapshot updated of the intermittent tests of the second national commercial ensemble. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been relabelled SDL National.

January 21st
Trial Bristol and Trial Portsmouth snapshots updated.

January 21st
On Trial Portsmouth, the service 100% HITS Triple has been relabelled 100% HITS.

January 20th
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble Norkring DAB+ updated. Each service is accompanied by an MOT Slideshow, with each one running in its own discrete packet data subchannel.

January 20th
Somerset and South East Devon snapshots updated.

January 20th
London 3 snapshot updated. Addition of Voice of Islam. The services Absolute C Rock and IBC Tamil are broadcasting at half-rate sampling.

January 20th
The Block 9B ensemble in Paris appears to be shedding Service Label characters at an alarming rate. Radio Soleil has been relabelled .., making it the second service on the ensemble to be labelled in dots. The other service service is labelled .. Wohnort may refer to Block 9B as the "Morse ensemble" if this persists.

January 20th
South East Wales snapshot updated.

January 20th
On DAB+ Hong Kong, the service 12 M Music D no longer carries separate programming and instead broadcasts the same programme as 13 M Life D.

January 20th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service RedTrain Express has ceased.

January 19th
Snapshot of the test & development ensemble Test Beds added. The EId and SIds received have changed since the previous listing.

January 18th
The website RadioPolska reports that a new ensemble has popped up in southeast Poland on Block 10B. According to the report, RDN MUX is a collaborative venture involving five regional churches. The transmissions are licensed as a pilot of one year's duration.

January 18th
In Norway, a test transmission has popped up in Lillehammer to demonstrate the compact Paneda hardware platform for minimuxes. The ensemble will operate on Block 13A at least until April.

January 17th
In Hong Kong, an ensemble apparently from mainland China is reaching the higher, China-facing elevations of Lantau Island. Broadcasting on Block CN11B, midway between Block 10A and Block 10B, the ensemble appears to be a test transmission, evidently using a configuration demonstrated previously elsewhere. Factum IBC2013 is broadcasting a single service, PUSHRADIO, that has a primary and secondary component sharing one packet data subchannel. A snapshot of the ensemble has been added to the Guangdong listings.

January 16th
On London 3, the service Absolute C Rock has switched to half-rate sampling. Instances of the service on other ensembles are expected to have mirrored this change.

January 16th
A new service has popped up on London 3. Voice Of Islam is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

January 16th
In Norway, Panjab Radio is reported to have popped up on the Block 13B local ensemble Oslo/Akershus.

January 16th
In Slovenia, the public-service broadcaster RTV Slovenija has been awarded a national DAB+ licence for 10 years. The ensemble will operate on Block 10D. Transmissions are expected to begin within 9 months of the award, from high-power transmitters including Nanos, Krvavec, Pohorje. The radiation patterns and ERPs of some sites may lead to fortuitous overspill into neighbouring areas of Italy.

January 16th
Snapshot of the Norwegian national ensemble Norge Riks updated. radio1 relabelled KISS.

January 15th
In Germany, two new services have popped up on the Block 11C ensemble S-ANHALT. 1A Deutsche Hits and 89.0 In The Mix with 72 kbit/s each in DAB+ but at Protection Levels 1 and 3 respectively.

January 15th
In Germany, a temporary service has popped up on the Blocks 8D and 9D ensembles SWR BW S and SWR BW N in connection with the Caravan, Motor und Touristik fair taking place in Stuttgart this weekend. Reported to be running at 96 kbit/s in DAB+ on both, the service is labelled as CMT_Messeradio on 8D and SWR on 9D.

January 15th
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has announced that the minimuxes for Oberwallis and Aarau, scheduled for December 2015, have been postponed to July 2016. According to the operator's website, the next minimux to be brought into service will be in Unterwallis in March 2016.

January 15th
In Switzerland, the pilot Block 6B ensemble Digital Oberland has switched from Transmission Mode 2 to Transmission Mode 1.

January 15th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Block 11C ensemble Muenchen. 106.4 TOP FM is reported to be broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in DAB+.

January 14th
Snapshot of the Block 11C ensemble DAB+ Hong Kong updated. Cessation of 22URadio and 26URadio.

January 14th
Snapshot added of the intermittent test transmissions of the second national commercial ensemble SDL National 2.

January 14th
Surrey-NSussex snapshot updated. Cessation of RadioMarsdenXmas. Relabelling of JACK and JACK 2.

January 14th
Wolv'ton & Shrop snapshot updated.

January 12th
On Liverpool, the service Capital has a new SId. Snapshot updated.

January 12th
NE Wales W Chesh snapshot updated.

January 10th
On NE Wales W Chesh, the service Juice Liverpool has been relabelled Capital.

January 9th
A new minimux has appeared on Block 9B in southern Bedfordshire. Operating under a Test & Development licence from Ofcom, Test Beds is broadcasting five audio services (in the technical sense of the term), including one in DAB+. Despite the "broadcast-sounding" labels, any audio content is for engineering purposes and not intended for public consumption.

January 9th
In the Netherlands, eight new services have appeared on the regional ensemble Regio Noord-West since the last snapshot was taken. Listings updated

January 9th
The most recent iteration of Ofcom's Tech Parameters shows that Epping Green has replaced Brookmans Park transmitting London 3..

January 8th
In Italy, the multiplex operator in Südtirol (Alto Adige), RAS, has brought transmitters into service on Blocks 10B and 10D. Prettau extends coverage of RAS 1-DAB and RAS2-DAB to Prettau, close to the border with Austria.

January 8th
Another new service has popped up on the Danish minimux NivaaDAB following changes to the rules on music royalties fees. PartyZone/HLR is broadcasting at 88 kbit/s in DAB+.

January 8th
On RNT Paris 5, the service PIMG RADIO appears to have been relabelled ".".

January 7th
On the Danish national ensemble DR DAB1, the services DR P6 BEAT, DR P7 MIX and DR P8 JAZZ have been relabelled P6 BEAT, P7 MIX and P8 JAZZ respectively.

January 7th
In Denmark, a new service has popped up on the regional ensembles DAB2 OE, DAB2 N and DAB2 S. Radio Soft is broadcasting in Mono at 80 kbit/s. The services radio100, myROCK and The Voice are each running at the reduced bit rate of 80 kbit/s in Mono.

January 7th
On the Czech ensemble TELEKO DAB, the service CRo VLTAVA has popped up in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The services RADIO 1, Radio BEAT, SeeJay Radio and TIP RADIO have ceased. The bitrate of CRo SPORT has increased to 48 kbit/s, matching the other services on the ensemble.

January 7th
More intermittent test transmissions have been spotted on Block 11A for the forthcoming second national commercial ensemble. An ensemble was observed in the south of England labelled SDL National 2. Only one audio service, Sound Waves, was seen at the time. The transmission disappeared shortly thereafter.

January 6th
Three services have reappeared on the Danish pilot minimux NivaaDAB. Humleborg/Jazzk., Halsnaes/Stina and Radio Odsherred are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s. The service Ishockeykanalen has ceased.

January 6th
In Denmark, new agreements about music royalties mean that there are no longer any additional charges to simulcast an existing FM service on DAB/DAB+, where the digital coverage largely replicates analogue. The royalties due are already paid for by the FM service, there being no increase in the population of the area served as a result of the DAB/DAB+ transmission. The additional charges imposed last year had been cited as the reason for the departure in March of many broadcasters from the Danish pilot minimux NivaaDAB. Three services have re-appeared following the new agreements and others are in the process of being invited back.

January 6th
In Poland, a trial minimux is planned for the city of Wrocław. The project will involve three parties, Radio Wrocław SA, the Politechnika Wrocławska and the Instytut Łączności – PIB, and will use transmitters at each of their premises functioning as a Single Frequency Network - a major objective of the project. According to the project presentation, the minimux will operate on Block 11A later this year.

January 6th
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated. Cessation of RTL 102.5 Talk. RTL l'italiana relabelled RTL ItalianStyle.

January 6th
The UK regulator has approved a change of SId for the service Capital on Liverpool as part of the rebranding of Juice FM as Capital FM Liverpool. Currently, Juice Liverpool is broadcast on NE Wales W Chesh, which also covers the city.

January 6th
Since the last snapshot was taken, the Bristol minimux has been relabelled Trial Bristol. The ensemble is broadcasting an EPG. The service The Breeze is reported to be experimenting with Traffic Announcements. Listing updated.

January 6th
Since the last snapshot was taken, the minimux licensed for Aldershot but broadcast from Woking has been relabelled Trial Woking.

January 6th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the service Panjab Radio has switched to the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s.

January 6th
Glasgow snapshot updated. The service Please Retune, which bore the former SId of Heart Scotland, has ceased.

January 5th
Norwich and Trial Norwich snapshots updated.

January 4th
Snapshot of the Netherlands national ensemble NPO updated.

January 4th
In Luxembourg, mediumwave transmissions on 1440 kHz (208m) have ceased. The transmitter at Marnach broadcast the legendary English-language service Radio Luxemburg (aka "Fab208") to the United Kingdom from 1955, taking over from an earlier transmitter at Junglinster.

January 4th
In France, the public-service broadcaster Radio France has ended its mediumwave transmissions, affecting France Info, France bleu RCFM and France Bleu Elsass. The broadcaster has announced that longwave transmissions will end on December 31st 2016.

January 4th
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the Block 12C national ensemble NPO. NPO SterrenNL is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. NPO Radio 6 Soul has been relabelled NPO Soul & Jazz and has dropped to 96 kbit/s. NPO Radio 1Extra, NPO Radio 2, NPO 3FM and NPO Radio 5 have each dropped to 96 kbit/s.

January 4th
Update: DAB is on the air in Turkey. TRT RADYO is transmitting five audio services in "original-flavour" DAB on Block 12B in Istanbul.

January 2nd
In France, an ensemble is reported to be operating in Paris on Block 9D with one audio service and one data service. Skyrock_IP (sic) is broadcasting at 128 kbit/s in DAB+. Skyrock is broadcasting packet data at 240 kbit/s.

January 2nd
In Switzerland, other broadcasters are evidently taking an interest in Radio BeO's Block 6B pilot ensemble in the Berner Oberland, including the public-service broadcaster SRG/SSR. The regional version of SRF1 for Bern, Fribourg and Wallis is being broadcast at three different Protection Levels. The private broadcaster based in Kehrsatz, Radio Tell, has popped up with its service running at 128 kbit/s in DAB+.

January 1st
D1 National snapshot updated. Smooth Xmas relabelled Smooth Extra.

January 1st
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Cessation of Signal Xmas.

January 1st
On the local ensemble Muenchen, the service Bayern 1 Muc has ceased. The ensemble is now occupied exclusively by commercial and non-commercial private broadcasters.

January 1st
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble Regio Zuid-West. DECIBEL BRABANT is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s in DAB+. The service RADIO DECIBEL has been relabelled DECIBEL RANDSTAD. The service RADIO ROYAAL has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 1st
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble Regio MiddenWest. 8FM Randstad is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s in DAB+. The service RADIO ROYAAL has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 1st
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble Regio Zuid. DECIBEL BRABANT is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s in DAB+. The service RADIO DECIBEL has been relabelled DECIBEL RANDSTAD. The service RADIO ROYAAL has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 1st
On the Netherlands national ensemble DAB+, the service Sky Radio Xmas has been relabelled Sky Radio Hits.

January 1st
On the Netherlands regional ensemble Regio Oost-Noord, the service Radio 8FM has been relabelled 8FM Noord & Oost.

December 30th
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble Regio Zuid updated. Most services now have PTy.

December 30th
On the Netherlands MFN MTVNL, two DMB video services have ceased. The ensemble currently consists of one remaining DMB video service, NED1 (now running with a new SId) and four DAB+ audio services. Snapshot updated.

December 30th
A new service is reported to have popped up on the Netherlands MFN MTVNL. Gigant FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

December 30th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble Regio Oost-Noord, the service FreezFM Pop Rock has been replaced by Radio 8FM. Snapshot updated.

December 29th
On Surrey-NSussex, the service RadioMarsdenXmas has ceased. The services JACK Surrey and JACK 2 Surrey have been relabelled JACK and JACK 2 respectively.

December 28th
On Mid & West Wales, the service Nation Xmas! is reported to have been relabelled Nation Gold.

December 28th
Trial Brighton listing updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, two additional services have popped up. 1 BRIGHTON FM and URF are broadcasting at 80 and 112 kbit/s respectively.

December 28th
On Swansea SW Wales, the service The Wave Xmas has ceased.

December 28th
On South East Wales, the service Nation Xmas! has been relabelled Nation Gold.

December 26th
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Technical Parameters spreadsheet released just before Christmas reveals new transmitters in service on local ensembles. Backwell improves coverage of Bristol west of the city, including Nailsea. Ventnor improves coverage of South Hampshire along the south coast of the Isle of Wight.

December 23rd
In Switzerland, the new regional ensemble for Oberwallis, which according to the operator's website has been "on air" since December 1st, has finally popped up on Block 11C from Visperterminen-Gebidem. Periods of reduced power, interruptions and reconfigurations are to be expected during the initial stages of an ensemble's operation. Fifteen audio services are reported to be on air using DAB+. Frohe Weihnachten in Oberwallis!

December 21st
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Block 10D ensemble Bayern. PN EINS DANCE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The service already existed in the local ensembles Augsburg and Ingolstadt, suggesting a migration from those ensembles may be underway.

December 20th
In Italy, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 10A. Umbria DAB is reported to be broadcasting twelve DAB+ audio services from Monte Martano to an area including Perugia, Assisi and Terni.

December 19th
Snapshot added of the German regional ensemble BR Oberfranken. Snapshot of BR Bayern updated.

December 19th
In Germany, the media regulator for Hessen has allocated capacity on the Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN to ERF Pop. Three non-commercial broadcasters have also been granted permission to broadcast in DAB+ - RadaR (Darmstadt), Radio RheinWelle 92,5 (Wiesbaden) and radio x (Frankfurt am Main). However, as there is insufficient capacity to accomodate all three simultaneously, a time-sharing arrangement will be necessary. The additional services are expected to appear on the ensemble in January.

December 19th
The UK regulator has approved the replacement of Smile Sussex on Sussex Coast by Oldies Sussex. The Variation Request identifies January 11th as the date for the start of test transmissions, with full service beginning in February 2016.

December 19th
The UK regulator has approved the addition of a new service, The Voice of Islam, to London 3. The Variation Request identifies January 15th as the date of implementation.

December 19th
The UK regulator has approved a relabelling of Juice Liverpool on NE Wales W Chesh to Capital Liverpool. The Variation Request identifies January 11th as the date of implementation.

December 19th
In Italy, coverage of the Block 12C ensemble Club DAB Italia has been extended further along the Valle d'Aosta with the bringing into service of a transmitter at Gerdez to include the town of Aosta.

December 19th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated.

December 19th
Glasgow snapshot updated. Heart Scotland has a new SId. The former SId points to the same audio stream and is relabelled Please Retune.

December 19th
N. Ireland snapshot updated.

December 17th
Snapshots updated of the relabelled Netherlands regional ensembles Regio Oost-Nord, Regio MiddenWest and Regio Zuid.

December 17th
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Bra extends coverage of Club DAB Italia to an area of Piemonte south of Turin, from Cuneo to Asti.

December 17th
Snapshot updated of the relabelled Netherlands regional ensemble Regio Zuid-West.

December 17th
In Switzerland, the operator of the Block 6B pilot ensemble Digital Oberland has announced that the period of the tests has been extended to January 30th 2016.

December 16th
In the Netherlands, the regional ensembles have been relabelled:-
DAB+ Noordwest on Block 9D is now Regio Noord-West
DAB+ Oost on Block 6B is now Regio Oost-Nord
DAB+ Zuid on Block 7A is now Regio Zuid
DAB+ West on Block 8A is now Regio MiddenWest
DAB+ Zuidwest on Block 9D is now Regio Zuid-West

December 16th
The longest-running pilot in the world? The media regulator in Nordrhein-Westfalen has prolonged the Block 11D pilot until December 31st 2016. Transmissions began (on Block 12D) in 1997.

December 16th
The German national public-service broadcaster Deutschlandfunk is to end its medium-wave transmissions on December 31st. In order to avoid using any electricity at all in the New Year, the seven medium-wave transmitters will be taken out of service at five minutes before midnight. DLF continues to be available on the national ensemble DR Deutschland and in some areas on FM.

December 16th
Update: Snapshot added of the Swiss minimux DIG F03-LAUSANNE. For many of the services being broadcast, the Service Labels and Primary Component Labels differ. The SId of the service DIGRIS TEST1 is not unique in Switzerland, being used also by Radio Onyx on the regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH.

December 16th
In Poland, the national public-service broadcaster, Polskie Radio, is reported to be broadcasting a temporary Christmas service Radia Gwiazdka on its ensembles.

December 16th
Snapshot added of the Swiss Block 6B pilot ensemble Digital Oberland. The ensemble appears to be using Transmission Mode II.

December 16th
An ensemble in Bratislava, Slovakia is reported to have popped up on Block 12C. Four services are reported being broadcast in DAB+.

December 16th
Snapshot of the second-layer ensemble in Suisse Romande RMS F02 updated. Addition of RADIO MARIA F since the previous snapshot.

December 16th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 O-CH updated. When observed, the ensemble was operating as an MFN, with Valzeina continuing to transmit on Block 9D.

December 16th
Snapshots of the Swiss regional ensembles SMC D03 BE-FR and SMC D03 N-CH updated.

December 15th
The BBC has brought five new transmitters into service on Block 12B, extending and improving coverage of BBC National DAB as follows:
  • Kingswear extends coverage to Dartmouth and surrounding areas
  • Leek improves coverage in Leek and surrounding areas of Staffordshire
  • St Erth Canons Town improves coverage in St Erth and Hayle, Cornwall
  • Winchcombe extends coverage to Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
  • Tenby improves coverage in Tenby and surrounding areas of Pembrokeshire

December 15th
The operator of the German national ensemble, Media Broadcast, has brought into service six new transmitters on Block 5C. Cuxhaven in Niedersachsen, Dequede in Sachsen-Anhalt, Saalfeld Remda and Sonneberg in Thüringen and Siegen Süd and Wesel in Nordrhein-Westfalen expand and improve coverage of DR Deutschland.

December 15th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - ZURICH updated.

December 15th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster MDR has brought new transmitters into service and increased the power of others. Dequede (9kW) on Block 6B extends coverage in north Sachsen-Anhalt. Kulpenberg (10kW) on Block 8B extends coverage in Nordthüringen, including Sondershausen, Bad Frankenhausen and Hainleite. The Block 6B transmission from Kulpenberg for Sachsen-Anhalt has increased in power to 10kW. Inselsberg (Kanal 8B) has increased power to 10 kW and improves coverage of the Thüringer Waldes. A new Block 8B transmitter at Sonneberg (10 kW) improves coverage in the southern Thüringer Wald and in Hildburghausen und Sonneberg.

December 15th
Snapshot added of the Swiss minimux DIG F03-LAUSANNE. For many of the services being broadcast, the Service Labels and Primary Component Labels differ.

December 15th
In Germany, the services Bayern 2 Nord and B5 plus have migrated from the Block 10D ensemble Bayern to the Block 11D ensemble BR Bayern. On Block 11D, there have been some bitrate reductions to accomodate the newcomers.

December 14th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG F03 - GENEVE updated. For most of the services being broadcast, the Service Labels and Primary Component Labels differ.

December 13th
Bournemouth snapshot updated. Reinstatement of Fire Radio.

December 13th
Liverpool snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the services Radio City 2 and Radio City Talk have exchanged SIds.

December 12th
New BBC National DAB transmitters have recently been brought into service on Block 12B:-
  • Boston Wyberton improves coverage of Boston, Lincolnshire, and surrounding areas
  • Dorking improves coverage of Dorking and parts of Mickleham and Leatherhead
  • Haslemere improves coverage of Haslemere and Liphook
  • Torpoint (aka Poron) improves coverage of Plymouth, Saltash and the Rame Peninsula
  • Lickey Hills improves coverage in north Worcestershire and south west Birmingham
  • Ogmore Vale brings coverage to Ogmore Vale, Nant-y-Moel and Lewistown
  • Skipton expands coverage in Skipton, Barnoldswick and surrounding areas
  • Chesham improves coverage in Chesham
  • Heacham Bottom Farm improves coverage in Heacham Bottom and the surrounding area
December 12th
Reports of improved signal strengths from the reception area suggest that Shaftesbury may now be transmitting Bournemouth on Block 11B.

December 11th
In Germany, a new transmitter at Hoher Meißner (10kW) has been brought into service on Block 5C. Transmitters at Rimberg and Habichtswald have had their powers increased to 10kW each. These changes mean that the national ensemble DR Deutschland is available (outdoor mobile) throughout North Hessen.

December 11th
Two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 11D. Truleigh Hill improves coverage of D1 National in West Sussex. Torpoint (aka Poron) improves coverage in Plymouth.

December 11th
Coventry snapshot updated. Relabelling of Free Radio C&W.

December 11th
The French regulator has published its timetable for the rollout of digital radio, following a consultation on the issue earlier this year. The first three areas will be advertised during the first quarter of 2016.
DateAreas
26 March 2008Paris, Marseille, Nice
Q1 2016Lille, Lyon, Strasbourg
Q3 2016Nantes, Rouen, Toulouse
2017Bordeaux
Paris, Marseille, Nice (1st call)
Besançon, Orléans, Clermont-Ferrand
2018Montpellier
Paris, Marseille, Nice (2nd call)
Rennes, Annecy, Toulon
2019Reims, Metz, Amiens
Dijon, Caen, Pau
2020Nancy, Brest, Saint-Étienne
La Rochelle, Grenoble, Bayonne
2021Poitiers, Valence, Le Mans
Avignon, Nîmes, Angers
2022Nevers, Tours, Limoges
Bourges, Perpignan, Périguex
2023Mont-de-Marsan, Cherbourg-Octeville, Bastia
Laval, Guéret

December 10th
Trial Portsmouth snapshot updated.

December 10th
London snapshots updated.

December 10th
A new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12B. Les Touillets brings BBC National DAB to the island of Guernsey.

December 9th
On the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B, FG_DJ_Radio_BRLN is reported to have been replace by FG CHIC.

December 9th
The Sussex Coast local ensemble has migrated from Block 11B to 10B overnight. Three new transmitters have entered service at Newhaven, Heathfield, and Truleigh Hill (Shoreham), extending the area served by the ensemble to the north of the county. A fouth transmitter at Little Prestwood Farm (Crawley) is expected to enter service this afternoon. Three further transmitters will be added next year - Midhurst (January 2016), Rye (March 2016) and Horsham (August 2016).

December 8th
Three new services have popped up on Trial Glasgow - Panjab Radio, Pulse 98.4 fm and Your Radio.

December 8th
On Trial Portsmouth, JACK Portsmouth and JACK 2 Portsmth have been relabelled JACK Hampshire and JACK 2 Hampshire respectively.

December 7th
Surrey-NSussex snapshot updated. Addition of RadioMarsdenXmas.

December 7th
Trial London snapshot updated.

December 7th
Birmingham snapshot updated. Relabelling of Free Radio BHM.

December 5th
In Switzerland, the official DAB coverage map now shows the additional coverage of the regional ensemble SMC D03 O-CH provided by the new sites Herisau-Ramsen and St. Gallen.

December 5th
In the Netherlands, the MOT Slideshows on the national Block 12C ensemble NPO are now broadcast within their respective services as PAD and the separate packet data subchannels have ceased. Snapshot updated.

December 5th
In Switzerland, the launch date for the new regional ensemble in Oberwallis appears to have slipped, with one of the broadcasters to be carried on the new mux, Radio Gloria, announcing "middle or end of December". According to the website of the multiplex operator SMC, however, the ensemble should have been in service since December 1st.

December 5th
In Poland, the DAB+ service Radio Poland is to rebroadcast BBC World Service at certain times of the day.

December 4th
On Trial Glasgow, CMR, GO Radio, Live and Saltire are broadcasting test transmissions.

December 4th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Addition of Pulse Xmas.

December 4th
Trial Brighton snapshot corrected.

December 4th
Test transmissions on Block 11A, the frequency of the forthcoming second national UK ensemble, continue to be reported.

December 4th
In Poland, a new transmitter has been brought into service at Solec Kujawski, replacing existing transmitters at Bydgoszcz - Trzeciewiec and Toruń/Moniuszki. The Block 11C ensemble broadcasts the services of the public-service broadcaster Polskie Radio.

December 4th
The Sussex Coast local ensemble will migrate from Block 11B to 10B overnight December 8th/9th. Four new transmitters will be brought into service at Newhaven, Heathfield, Little Prestwood Farm (Crawley), Truleigh Hill (Shoreham). Three further transmitters will be added next year - Midhurst (January 2016), Rye (March 2016) and Horsham (August 2016).

December 3rd
In Switzerland, the official DAB coverage map now shows Herisau-Ramsen and St. Gallen as broadcasting the regional ensemble SMC D03 O-CH, though it does not yet show the resulting coverage.

December 3rd
In Germany, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 5C. Lingen extends coverage of the national ensemble DR Deutschland in Niedersachsen. Raichberg extends and improves coverage in Baden-Württemberg.

December 1st
Fire Radio is reported to have reappeared on Bournemouth.

December 1st
Nation Xmas! has popped up on South East Wales (and probably on Mid & West Wales also).

December 1st
Having approved the removal of Fire Radio from Bournemouth, the UK regulator has approved its (re)addition.

December 1st
In Switzerland, the regional ensemble SMC D03 O-CH has migrated from Block 9D to 9B.

November 30th
The Wave Xmas has popped up on Swansea SW Wales. Pulse Xmas has popped up on Bradfrd&Huddersf.

November 30th
The website digitalbitrate.com reports that test transmissions have been seen recently in London on Block 11A, the frequency of the forthcoming second national ensemble.

November 28th
A new service has popped up on Surrey-NSussex. RadioMarsdenXmas is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s.

November 28th
Trial Glasgow snapshot added. When observed, the ensemble was transmitting six services, five of which contained valid audio.

November 28th
According to reception reports from London, it would appear that the local ensemble Kent is now being broadcast from Wrotham, as part of the continuing local DAB rollout programme.

November 28th
D1 National snapshot updated. Smooth Extra relabelled Smooth Xmas.

November 28th
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Addition of Signal Xmas.

November 27th
A new service has popped up on London 3. Matryoshka Radio is a Russian-language service broadcasting at 128 kbit/s in Joint Stereo.

November 26th
In Switzerland, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 6B. Digital Oberland is being broadcast from the transmitter site Niesen in the Berner Oberland. The commercial broadcaster Radio BeO is conducting the month-long tests with an ERP of 50W. Eight audio services (7 DAB+, 1 DAB) are currently being transmitted at a variety of bitrates and protection levels. More information about the project is available on the Radio BeO website.

November 25th
The first test transmissions from the forthcoming minimux for Glasgow are reported to have popped up on Block 10B.

November 25th
The local ensemble Plymouth has migrated from Block 12A to Block 12D. Coverage is to be improved with the addition of three new transmitters. North Hessary Tor enters service today, Ivybridge on the 26th November and Poron (Torpoint) on the 27th November.

November 24th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bavaria has announced that a new transmitter will be brought into service on Block 11D on November 27th. Hesselberg will extend and improve coverage of the Land-wide ensemble BR Bayern in and around Ansbach.

November 24th
The migration of the local ensemble Plymouth from Block 12A to Block 12D is reported to be underway.

November 24th
NJoy Radio Cornwall is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble Cornwall.

November 24th
In Norway, the public-service broadcaster NRK has announced that coverage in Finnmark will be improved during 2016. DAB/DAB+ radio already reaches 99.5% of the Norwegian population, but the broadcaster has decided that still further improvements are possible. As a result of the improvements, the border region between Tana Bru and Karasjok will have uninterrupted coverage, something which the current FM network does not provide. In Finnmark, the FM network is scheduled to be closed on December 13th, 2017.

November 24th
The UK regulator has authorised the addition of a temporary Christmas service to the local ensembles Mid & West Wales and South East Wales. Nation Xmas! is expected to appear on or around December 1st and to be replaced by Nation Gold on December 28th.

November 24th
The UK regulator has authorised the addition of a Russian-language service, Matryoshka Radio, to London 3.

November 24th
The UK regulator has authorised the addition of a temporary Christmas service to the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex. Radio Marsden Xmas is expected to appear on or around November 27th and to broadcast until the end of Boxing Day.

November 24th
In Germany, three new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 5C. Ravensburg extends coverage of DR Deutschland in Baden-Württemberg. Aurich and Visselhövede extend and improve coverage in Niedersachsen.

November 19th
In Italy, twenty four local broadcasters have come together to form two joint-venture companies which will seek licences to operate DAB ensembles in an area including Florence, Pistoia, Prato, Arezzo and Siena. Tuscany DAB comprises the broadcasters Lady Purple Radio-Radio, Radio Bruno, Radio Effe, Radio Etruria, Lady Radio, Radio Margherita, Radio Four, Radio Six Six Sieve radio, Radio Studio Delta, Radio Voice of Hope Florence, RDF 102E7. The second company, Digital Radio Toscana, comprises Antenna Radio Esse, Controradio, Novaradio Radio 3 Network, Radio Alleluia, FM radio in Pistoia, Florence Radio, Radio Dating Valdichiana, Radio Pink Radio Siena, Siena Radio 2, Radio Toscana. Similar consortia are expected to be formed in the coming weeks in the province of L'Aquila and in Sardinia.

November 18th
In Belgium, the operator of the Block 11A ensemble Norkring DAB+ has announced that the network will be extended during 2016 and 2017. In Spring 2016, transmitters will be brought into service at Genk (for Limburg) Egem (for East and West Flanders) and at Schoten (for Antwerp). Further transmitters will be added to extend coverage of the ensembles across the whole of Flanders.

November 16th
In Hong Kong, the government has, at the broadcaster's request (see October 5th), terminated the DAB licences held by Phoenix U Radio Ltd. On the Block 11C ensemble DAB+ Hong Kong, the services 22URadio and 26URadio have ceased.

November 16th
The UK regulator has approved the addition of Christmas pop-up services to the local ensembles Bradfrd&Huddersf, Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales. According to the Multiplex Variation Requests, the services should operate from November 27th to December 27th.

November 16th
The French regulator, the CSA, has published its report into this summer's consultation on the further roll-out of DAB. The consultation proposed advertising future ensembles this year, a selection process in Spring 2016 and transmissions beginning before the end of 2016.

November 16th
In Slovenia, the regulator has readvertised the provision of a T-DAB+ network. The previous advertisement was halted in October when the single offer received was judged not to meet the requirements of the tender dossier and was therefore excluded from the process. The new closing date is December 14th at 11:00.

November 16th
The Swiss multiplex operator SMC has announced that the new regional ensemble for Oberwallis will (although the announcement uses the past tense) enter service on December 1st on Block 11C.

November 16th
Radio Caroline has popped up on Trial Norwich.

November 12th
Update: Test transmissions on Block 10B are being reported from North Sussex ahead of the extension of Sussex Coast to the rest of the county and the migration of existing transmitters from Block 11B. The site under test is reported to be Truleigh Hill.

November 11th
The Swiss broadcaster rro has announced its intention to broadcast three services on DAB+ when the regional ensemble for Oberwallis begins transmissions in December. In addition to the main programme "rro", "rro müsig pur" and "rro swiss melody" will be broadcast. The ensemble is expected to operate on Block 11C.

November 11th
On the local ensemble Somerset, the service Triple Hits has been relabelled 100% Dragon Hits.

November 9th
Plymouth snapshot updated.

November 9th
On N. Ireland, the service Q has been relabelled Q Radio.

November 6th
A new service is reported to have popped up on Trial London. NuSound Radio is reported to be broadcasting at 128 kbit/s.

November 6th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B. The UK station Panjab Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The service BABELSBG RADIO is reported to have ceased since the last snapshot was taken.

November 6th
Following Monday's test transmission, BBC WORLD SERVICE is reported to have reappeared on the Block 11A Belgian ensemble Norkring DAB+.

November 6th
In the Czech Republic, a new service is reported to be broadcasting on the ensemble RTI cz DAB. The ČRo Retro service is subtitled "The Story of Science".

November 6th
The UK regulator has extended the licence for the combined franchise for Plymouth and Cornwall, held by South West Digital Radio Ltd. Two distinct ensembles, Cornwall and Plymouth operate in the licence area. The new licence runs until October 31st 2024.

November 6th
The UK regulator has authorised the addition of NJoy Radio Cornwall to the local ensemble Cornwall.

November 5th
In Italy, DAB+ coverage has been extended to Valle d'Aosta with the bringing into service of a Block 12C transmitter that brings the ensemble Club DAB Italia to an area of the lower valley extending from Pont Saint Martin to Chatillon.

November 5th
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the ensemble MTVNL. Team FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The bitrate of GrootNieuwsRadio has dropped to 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

November 4th
A new service has popped up on Trial Brighton. The new subchannel for Resonance is running at 192 kbit/s, but when observed did not contain any MPEG audio. Snapshot updated.

November 4th
On Coventry, the service Free Radio-Cov has been relabelled Free Radio. Snapshot updated.

November 4th
Berks & N Hants and Kent snapshots updated.

November 4th
Bournemouth snapshot updated. Cessation of Fire Radio.

November 4th
Now you see it, now you don't. BBC WORLD SERVICE is reported to have disappeared from the Block 11A ensemble Norkring DAB+.

November 4th
A new service has popped up on the Danish ensembles DAB2 OE, DAB2 N and DAB2 S. NOVA - Seebach is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s.

November 3rd
The local ensemble Sussex Coast is to migrate from Block 11B to Block 10B at the beginning of December 2015.

November 2nd
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands regional ensemble DAB+ Zuid. Nine additional services compared with the previous snapshot.

November 2nd
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands regional ensemble DAB+ Zuidwest. Nine additional services compared with the previous snapshot.

November 2nd
BBC WORLD SERVICE is now available by DAB+ in Belgium. The service has popped up on the Block 11A ensemble Norkring DAB+. Snapshot updated.

November 2nd
Snapshot of Trial London added.

November 2nd
On the Italian ensemble EuroDAB Italia, the services RTL 102.5 Talk and RTL l'italiana have ceased. Snapshot updated.

November 2nd
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated.

November 2nd
On Birmingham, the service Free Radio-Bham has been relabelled Free Radio. Snapshot updated.

November 2nd
On Wolv'ton & Shrop, the service Free Radio-BC has been relabelled Free Radio. Snapshot updated.

November 2nd
On Liverpool, the service Citytalk has been relabelled Radio City Talk. Snapshot updated.

November 1st
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble DAB+ Oost updated.

November 1st
On the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL, the DAB+ service Omroep West is running at the lower bitrate of 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

November 1st
On the Netherlands national commercial ensemble DAB+, the service JUIZE! has been relabelled 538NONSTOP. Snapshot updated.

October 31st
On the Spanish national ensemble FU-E, the service RockFM has been relabelled MegaStar, having already broadcast the replacement service for a couple of days.

October 29th
On Trial London, the services Rinse FM and Solar Radio are reported now to be carrying audio.

October 29th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bavaria has brought two new transmitters into service on Block 11D. Herzogstand and Reit im Winkl improve and extend coverage of the ensemble BR Bayern in the Bayerischen Voralpen.

October 29th
On the Spanish national ensemble FU-E, the service labelled RockFM is reported to have begun broadcasting audio from Megastar FM.

October 29th
In Germany, the website radioWOCHE reports that the demand for capacity on the local ensembles Muenchen and Nuernberg exceeds supply. One slot is available on each ensemble. Four applications were received for München and two for Nürnberg, meaning that the regulator for Bayern, the BLM, will conduct a selection process. For the local ensemble Ingolstadt, three applications were received, matching the number of slots on offer.

October 29th
Reception of the minimux Trial London is being reported from both north and south of the Thames. A new service is reported to have popped up today. Rinse FM is reported to be silent currently.

October 28th
In Slovenia, the regulator has suspended the tendering process for the provision of a T-DAB+ network. By the closing date, one offer had been received. This was judged not to meet the requirements of the tender dossier and was therefore excluded from the process.

October 27th
In Germany, the operator of the national ensemble, Media Broadcast, has announced that new transmitters will be brought into service at the beginning of November. Aalen, Hardberg, Kulpenberg, Lübeck-Stockelsdorf and Trier Petrisberg will broadcast DR Deutschland on Block 5C from November 2nd. At the same time, existing transmitters at Braunschweig Drachenberg and Freiburg Vogtsburg will have their transmission powers increased. Braunschweig Broitzem will have its transmission power reduced. The announcement also details further transmitters to be added to the network before the end of the year.

October 24th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble MDR SACHSEN.

October 23rd
In the Czech Republic, all services on the ensemble TELEKO DAB are now being broadcast at the lower bitrate of 48 kbit/s, with the exception of CRo SPORT, which is now broadcast at the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s.

October 22nd
In Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reports that the digital radio broadcaster DBC is to lay off 60 of its 200 staff in an effort to contain costs. DBC operates seven audio services on the SAR's Block 11C ensemble DAB+ Hong Kong. According to the report, the seven services will remain but four of them will run without presenters.

October 21st
In Germany, the Block 10D transmitter at Herzogstand has had its power increased from 500w to 1kW ERP. The increase improves reception of the ensemble Bayern in the region.

October 20th
In France, the website lalettre.pro reports that the Block 9A Paris ensemble RNT associative, which broadcasts the city's community stations, is to have its transmitted power increased following improvements to the antenna and transmitter. The article speaks of 4kW. The multiplex uses the same open source technology as the UK's minimux trials and the minimuxes already in service in Switzerland.

October 20th
In Sweden, the Svenska Dagbladet reports that the government has decided not to proceed with a switchover from FM broadcasting to DAB+. Among the concerns expressed to the newspaper by the Culture Minister were the number of analogue receivers that would be rendered obsolete by the transition, the effect on Sweden's defence and disaster contingencies, and a difference of opinions on the necessity and desirability of a switchover not just between the commercial broadcasters and the public-service but also among the commercial broadcasters themselves. The Swedish government will observe Norway's switchover, in particular the defence and security aspects.

October 20th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Hessen has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 7B. Hardberg improves coverage of hr Radio in the Rheinebene and in the Region Bergstraße as well as along the Autobahns A5/A67 and A6. The new site also serves a large part of the Odenwald.

October 16th
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble DAB+ West. RADIONL2 NH-ZH is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

October 16th
Trial Portsmouth snapshot updated.

October 16th
The local ensemble West Wiltshire is to migrate from Block 12D to 10D overnight Thursday 22nd October 2015 to Friday 23rd October.

October 15th
The BBC has recently brought into service new transmitters on Block 12B. Ballycastle Forest extends coverage of BBC National DAB in Northern Ireland. Candlesby Chalk Pit Lane improves coverage in Skegness, Ingoldmells and surrounding areas of Lincolnshire. Lincoln Clayton Road improves coverage in the City of Lincoln.

October 15th
The UK regulator Ofcom recently extended the licence for the local ensemble Cambridge, held by Now Digital, for eight years to September 27th 2024.

October 13th
Snapshot of the Belgium ensemble VRT DAB updated. VRT DAB+ Test running with Secondary Component VRT SLS DAB+Test compared with previous snapshot.

October 13th
Snapshot of the Netherlands national ensemble NPO updated.

October 12th
In Germany, the website radioWOCHE reports that the public-service broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk plans to build a separate multiplex for Oberfranken. According to the website, the transmitter Ochsenkopf is expected to enter service on Block 10B in December.

October 12th
Now Digital's coverage map for South East Devon has been updated with a September iteration that includes new transmitters at Brixham and Kingswear (Dartmouth). The new sites have not yet been confirmed as being in service.

October 12th
BBC World Service is to be broadcast in Belgium using DAB+. The operator of the Block 11A ensemble for Vlaanderen and Brussels, Norkring DAB+, has announced that the service will be added to the existing seven services in November.

October 12th
A new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10B. Bolehill improves coverage of Derbyshire in an area including Matlock and Wirksworth. An updated coverage map is already available on the Now Digital website.

October 12th
New transmitters have been brought into service in Leicester on Blocks 11B, 11D and 12B. Leicester Cardinal improves coverage in the city of Leicestershire, D1 National and BBC National DAB. An updated coverage map is already available on the Now Digital website.

October 12th
A new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Mynydd Machen improves coverage of South East Wales in an area including Pontymister, Crosskeys, Abercarn, Machen and Caerphilly.

October 10th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Addition of Vale Radio.

October 9th
In Italy, a new Block 12C transmitter has been brought into service at Milano Corso Sempione, replacing old equipment at Via Turati. The change should improve indoor coverage of Club DAB Italia in the city.

October 8th
In the Netherlands, there have been bitrate increases across the DAB+ services on the Block 12C ensemble NPO, typically from 64 kbit/s to either 96 kbit/s or 128 kbit/s. The changes make use of capacity that was previously lying vacant.

October 7th
In Germany, Radio mauma.fm has ended its distribution by DAB+ on the ensembles Berlin/BRBG 7B and Hamburg K11C.

October 6th
On the Netherlands regional ensembles DAB+ Noordwest and DAB+ West, RTV NH is reported to have been relabelled NH Radio.

October 6th
On Trial Portsmouth, RedTrain Express has begun broadcasting audio at 64 kbit/s in Mono. Snapshot updated.

October 6th
In Ireland, a temporary service has popped up on the Block 12A ensemble DAB Ireland Mux2. WIMS (Walk in my Shoes Radio) is broadcasting (in "original-flavour" DAB) in connection with Mental Health Awareness Week.

October 6th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11B. Rostock-Toitenwinkel brings the ensemble NDR MV to a population of about 600,000 in the Rostock conurbation and in the surrounding region from Kühlungsborn to Graal-Müritz towards the south as far as Schwaan. The existing transmission of NDR MV in Schwerin uses Block 12B.

October 6th
On London 2, the service BBC London has been relabelled BBC Radio London.

October 5th
Lincolnshire and Trial Manchester snapshots updated.

October 5th
In Hong Kong, The Standard reports that one of the service providers on the SAR's ensemble DAB+ Hong Kong, Phoenix U Radio, wishes to return its licence to the government and cease its digital broadcasts. Pheonix operate the services 22URadio and 26URadio. The Standard reports that the government is to its policy on digital sound broadcasting and will not issue any new licenses in the meantime, citing operational difficulties faced by existing operators.

October 5th
Vale Radio is reported to have popped up on North Yorkshire.

October 4th
In Poland, a temporary service is reported to be broadcasting on the Polish Radio ensembles. Radio Chopin, broadcast in connection with five-yearly International Chopin Piano Competition. The service includes archive recordings and features devoted to the composer. The service is broadcasting at 128 kbit/s in DAB+.

October 4th
Big City Radio has popped up on Trial Birmingham, running at 80 kbit/s in Mono.

October 3rd
On Trial Manchester, the service Niocast DAB has been relabelled New SUNSET Radio.

October 3rd
On the Dutch regional ensemble DAB+ Zuid, the service 8FM has been relabelled Radio 8FM No-Bra. Snapshot updated.

October 3rd
On the Dutch Block 11C ensemble MTVNL, the DMB services NED1 and NED3 are running at lower Protection Levels. Snapshot updated.

October 3rd
Christmas starts early in the Netherlands. On the Block 11C ensemble DAB+, Sky Radio Hits has been relabelled Sky Radio Xmas.

October 2nd
A new service has popped up on the Dutch ensemble MTVNL. Omroep West is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

October 2nd
On Trial Portsmouth, Info Channel has been relabelled RedTrain Express. The subchannel currently contains no MPEG audio. Meanwhile, the placeholder Retune, which had the former SId of Express FM, has now ceased.

October 1st
EscapeToCornwall is reported to have popped up on Cornwall.

October 1st
The UK regulator has authorised the addition of Pop Up Radio to Bournemouth, Derbyshire, Herts Beds Bucks, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, South East Devon and South Hampshire.

October 1st
The media regulator in Nordrhein-Westfalen has announced the results of a Call for Expressions of Interest in capacity on future Land-wide, regional or local ensembles. 16 potential service provicers responded, with a clear majority expressing interest in capacity on a Land-wide ensemble. There was much less interest in regional or local coverage. The regulator believes it would make sense to proceed to advertisement for a Land-wide multiplex.

October 1st
The new ensemble Lincolnshire has entered into official service today.

September 29th
On Trial Manchester, the looped announcement subchannel Niocast DAB has dropped to mono at 96 kbit/s.

September 29th
Gold has migrated from London 2 to London 1 as planned, running at 128 kbit/s in its new home. On London 2, LBC London News is running at the higher bitrate of 64 kbit/s. The Arrow is now in Joint Stereo at 128 kbit/s.

September 29th
On Norwich, The Beach has ceased as expected.

September 28th
Snapshot added of the minimux Trial Aldershot. The ensemble is currently transmitted from Woking and does not cover Aldershot.

September 28th
In Germany, three new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 11D. Eichstätt, Pfronten and Treuchtlingen extend and improve coverage of BR Bayern.

September 28th
Snapshots added of the minimuxes Bristol Trial and Trial Birmingham.

September 28th
Birmingham, Bristol, Somerset and South East Wales snapshots updated.

September 25th
The new Block 12A ensemble Muxco Lincs has been relabelled Lincolnshire.

September 25th
Three new services have popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Chris Country is broadcasting in mono at 80 kbit/s. JACK Portsmouth and JACK 2 Portsmth are broadcasting in Joint Stereo at 112 kbit/s each.

September 24th
On Trial Portsmouth, Gaydio is now broadcasting audio in 80 kbit/s mono.

September 23rd
The minimux for Aldershot is reported to have popped up on Block 8A.

September 23rd
The media regulator in Bavaria has advertised capacity on local ensembles. In Ingolstadt, capacity equivalent to three audio services at 72 kbit/s each is on offer. In Muenchen, capacity for a service at 96 kbit/s is available. In Nuernberg, capacity for a service at 80 kbit/s is being offered. Closing date is October 19th 2015.

September 23rd
In Germany, Funkhaus Europa has begun a service Refugee Radio in Arabic and English for migrants and available from various ARD outlets, including DAB+.

September 23rd
On Tyne & Wear, Metro Radio 2 and Metro Radio 3 have been relabelled Metro 2 Radio and Metro 3 Radio respectively.

September 21st
Gaydio has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. The service currently contains no MPEG audio.

September 21st
Update: The online service thejazzuk has announced via its Twitter account its launch "in October 2015" on Trial Portsmouth, subject to regulatory approval. The operator of the minimux has announced that the service will be known as RedTrain Express.

September 21st
The UK regulator has authorised the removal of The Beach from Norwich at 23:59 on September 28th.

September 21st
Gold is to migrate from London 2 to London 1. The released capacity will be used to increase the bitrates of LBC London News and The Arrow. The Multiplex Variation Request for Gold's addition to London 1 shows a higher bitrate than is currently the case.

September 21st
In Switzerland, the new minimux for Lausanne is reported to have popped up on Block 8C. DIG F03-Lausanne is currently broadcasting eight audio services, three of which are silent. These initial tests are liable to interruptions, periods of reduced power and reconfigurations.

September 21st
The operator of the forthcoming minimux trial in Glasgow has announced it expects "to start testing with an exciting line up of radio stations on September 29th 2015".

September 21st
Cambridge, Essex, Leicestershire, Norwich and Peterborough snapshots updated.

September 21st
Snapshots of the minimuxes Trial Cambridge and Trial Norwich added.

September 21st
Snapshot of Muxco Lincs added. Note the unusual Ensemble Label. The ensemble is currently under test.

September 21st
UK TII table updated. Changes in Norfolk.

September 20th
In Germany, the commercial broadcaster Klassik Radio has switched off 22 of its lower power FM frequencies, leaving only the high power transmitters in the main conurbations, resulting in significant cost savings. The broadcaster plans to rely more heavily on its nationwide broadcast as KLASSIK RADIO on the national ensemble DR Deutschland and on audio streaming from its web portal.

September 20th
In Norway, the local ensembles are currently operating as trials that are scheduled to end in December 2016. The regulators are preparing to grant licences in the 37 local allotments, which will run from January 2017 to December 2031. Where competing applications are received for an area, the winner will be decided by auction. Licences for uncontested areas will be awarded directly without proceeding to auction. The process is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2016.

September 20th
Snapshot updated of the Block 9D Dutch regional ensemble DAB+ Noordwest.

September 19th
London Greek Radio is reported to have reappeared on Trial Birmingham.

September 18th
The first test transmissions have been reported from the forthcoming local ensemble for Lincolnshire, Muxco Lincs, on Block 12A.

September 18th
Nottinghamshire and Stoke & Stafford snapshots updated.

September 15th
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the Block 7A regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH. Radio Onyx is reported to be broadcasting its Italian-language programme in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

September 15th
In Italy, new transmitters have been brought into service on Blocks 10B and 10D in Südtirol (Alto Adige). Lüsen extends coverage of RAS 1-DAB and RAS2-DAB in the municipality of the same name.

September 15th
On Trial Birmingham, Big City Radio and L Greek Radio are reported to have ceased.

September 15th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service ANGELxtra is now running at 64 kbit/s at half-rate sampling.

September 15th
Gold Manchester has popped up on Manchester, replacing XFM Manchester, which ceased 24 hours earlier. Snapshot updated.

September 15th
Ayr snapshot updated.

September 14th
In the Netherlands, the regulator has awarded the remaining capacity on the regional ensembles. If all the broadcasters take up their allocated capacity, all the regional ensembles, with the exception of DAB+ Zuidwest, will be completely full.

September 14th
In Italy, the transmitter Monte Faito broadcasting DAB+ RAI to Naples is reported to have migrated from Block 12D to 12B. In its place, CR DAB+ is reported to have popped up on Block 12D from Napoli Camaldoli-Eremo.

September 14th
On Ayr, Berks & N Hants, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Essex, Kent and Sussex Coast, the service XFM is reported to have been replaced by Gold. These changes are also expected on Cambridge, Cornwall, Norwich, Peterborough, Plymouth, South East Devon and Swindon.

September 14th
On Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, the service XFM has been replaced by Chill.

September 14th
On London 1, the service XFM has ceased, with no replacement.

September 14th
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Radio X is broadcasting in mono at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

September 14th
On Central Scotland, the service XFM has been replaced by Gold. Snapshot updated.

September 12th
In France, three additional services are reported on TDF Lyon, compared with the previous snapshot. Evasion and Sequence FM are broadcasting in DAB+. The third DAB+ service is labelled simply , and when observed was silent. The receiver reported bitrates of 87 kbit/s on all three.

September 11th
In Italy, new transmitters have been brought into service on Blocks 10B and 10D in Südtirol (Alto Adige). Rosskopf extends coverage of RAS 1-DAB and RAS2-DAB in Jaufen- and Pflerschertal and at Brenner .

September 10th
The operator of the Glasgow minimux has announced that the remaining capacity, auctioned last month, will be taken by LIKE Radio, subject to Ofcom approval.

September 10th
On Swansea SW Wales, the service Wave Summer has ceased. On Stoke & Stafford, the service Signal Summer has ceased. It is likely that Pulse Summer has ceased on Bradfrd&Huddersf also.

September 9th
The operator of Trial Portsmouth has issued a Call for Expressions of Interest from prospective broadcasters wishing carriage on the minimux. There is currently sufficient unused capacity for three additional services.

September 9th
The first transmissions have been reported from the forthcoming London minimux on Block 9A. Four audio services are currently being broadcast, each at 128 kbit/s.

September 9th
The local ensemble Norwich has migrated from Block 11B to 10B.

September 8th
In the Netherlands, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5B. Rotterdam-Waalhaven improves coverage of the ensemble MTVNL in South Holland.

September 7th
The UK regulator Ofcom has authorised the removal of XFM from Ayr, Berks & N Hants, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Cornwall, Essex, Kent, Leicestershire, London 1, Manchester, Norwich, Nottinghamshire, Peterborough, Plymouth, South East Devon, Sussex Coast and Swindon. On Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, where Gold is already broadcast, XFM will be replace by Chill. In the capital, Gold is already broadcast on London 2. Elsewhere, the service will be replaced by Gold. The Variation Request specifies September 14th as the date of implementation. At the same time, Radio X is approved to be added to D1 National.

September 6th
Correction: The minimux Trial Birmingham is reported to have popped up on Block 9A with ten audio services on board - seven at 128 kbit/s each and three in mono at 80 kbit/s.

September 5th
A new service has popped up on London 3. Ahomka Radio UK is broadcasting in 48kHz mono at 64 kbit/s.

September 5th
DAB Ireland Mux1 and DAB Ireland Mux2 snapshots updated.

September 4th
In Norway, the new local ensemble for Bergen has popped up on Block 11D from four transmitter sites with seven audio services on board.

September 4th
In Norway, the service P8 Pop has migrated from local ensembles to the national ensemble, Norge Riks, where it is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. On those local ensembles that carried it, the SId used by P8 Pop has been taken over by P9 Retro, broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. On Norge Riks, the service NRK KLASSISK has switched from "original-flavour" DAB to DAB+ and is now running at 96 kbit/s. Only two "original-flavour" services remain - P4 LydenAvNorge and -RADIO NORGE-.

September 3rd
Seven audio services are reported to be broadcasting on Trial Norwich - four at 128 kbit/s and three at 192 kbit/s.

September 2nd
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. All subchannels on this ensemble now carry MPEG audio.

September 2nd
The UK services Capital, Heart and Smooth have implemented service following on their networks. Car radios equipped with service following will follow the same station on DAB and FM as they move around the country. Suitable receivers may be recognised in the UK by the Digital Tick Mark. Receivers authorised to use the Tick Mark have service following capability.

September 2nd
The BBC has brought four new transmitters into service on Block 12B, extending coverage of BBC National DAB as follows:-
BarrowBarrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
BrixhamBrixham, Devon
Coppid BeechWokingham, Bracknell and surrounding areas
RamseyRamsey on the Isle of Man

September 2nd
This month's Radio Updates from Ofcom lists the Digital Sound Programme (‘DSP’) licences issued to services planning to broadcast on the trial minimuxes (here listed by area):
AreaLicenseeService
AldershotPeter MooreRadio Caroline
BirminghamAmbur Community Radio LimitedAmbur Radio
Birmingham City Students’ UnionScratch Radio
Quidem Midlands LimitedOak FM / Touch FM
Starpoint Radio LimitedStarpoint Radio
Switch RadioSwitch Radio
Brighton & HoveFestival Productions Limitedtotallyradio
London Musicians Collective LimitedResonance/Resonance Extra
RadioReverb LimitedRadioReverb
BristolBradley Stoke Radio LimitedBradley Stoke Radio
Somer Valley Community Radio LimitedSomer Valley FM
Ujima Radio CICUjima Radio
UWE Students’ UnionHub Radio
CambridgeCambridge 105 FM Radio LtdCambridge 105
Cambridge Radio LimitedStar Radio
Devaweb LimitedChris Country
GlasgowPulse Community Radio LimitedPulse FM
Radio Saltire SCIORadio Saltire
LondonCrackers Radio LimitedCrackers Radio
London Musicians Collective LimitedResonance/Resonance Extra
London Greek Radio LimitedLondon Greek Radio International
NuSound Radio LimitedNuSound
Reprezent LimitedReprezent
Rinse FMRinse FM
Sammy JacobCDNX
Solar Broadcasting LimitedSolar Radio
Manchester2ZY LimitedMax
Devaweb LimitedChris Country
Niocom Associates LimitedManchester Business Radio
North West Media LimitedUnity Radio
Oldham FM LimitedRevolution 96.2
Steve Penk Wind Up MediaThe Steve Penk Wind-Up Channel
Norwich99.9 Radio Norwich LimitedRadio Norwich 99.9
Festival Productions Limitedtotallyradio
Future Digital Norfolk LimitedFuture Plus
Sammy JacobCDNX
Solar Broadcasting LimitedSolar Radio
The NR5 ProjectFuture Radio
PortsmouthExpress FM LimitedExpress FM
Mango Vibe LimitedMango Vibe
Martin KirbyThe Flash

September 1st
In the Netherlands, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Eys improves coverage of NPO in South Limburg.

September 1st
In the Netherlands, the commercial FM frequencies, originally planned to be auctioned for ten years in 2017, will now be extended by five years to 2022. They will be coupled with DAB+ distribution, effectively ending analogue-only licences for FM. The extended licences are expected to be the last.

September 1st
In Australia, DAB "trials" in Darwin and Canberra, which began in 2010, have been extended by a further 12 months.

September 1st
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands national ensemble DAB+.

September 1st
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL. GrootNieuwsRadio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

September 1st
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5C. Löbau extends coverage of DR Deutschland in the Oberlausitz.

September 1st
In the Netherlands, the last remaining service of the NPO to be broadcast on AM, NPO Radio 5, has ceased.

September 1st
On South East Wales, Bridge FM has replaced Nation Hits!.

September 1st
In the Netherlands, the new regional ensemble for North Holland, South Holland and Utrecht, DAB+ West, has popped up on Block 8A. Snapshot added. On the other regional ensembles, many new services have popped up, completing the regional DAB+ roll-out.

August 31st
On the Netherlands Block 11C ensemble DAB+, the service SLAM!FM has been relabelled SLAM!. Efteling Radio has been relabelled Efteling Kids. Q-music and Q-music non-stop have been relabelled Qmusic and Qmusic non-stop respectively.

August 31st
Trial Manchester snapshot updated.

August 30th
A new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12B. Whalley extends and improves coverage of BBC National DAB in Lancashire.

August 30th
The latest release of the Ofcom Tech Params sheet shows additional services on the forthcoming Birmingham minimux to those already known: Ambur Radio, Black Country CR, LGR, Starpoint Soul.

August 29th
In the Netherlands, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Roosendaal improves coverage of NPO in North Brabant.

August 28th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. This is expected to become outdated very quickly as the launch configuration is completed.

August 27th
In the Netherlands, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Emmen improves coverage of NPO in Drenthe.

August 27th
Pirate Oldies is reported to have popped up on Cornwall and Plymouth.

August 27th
Snapshot updated of the Block 10D German ensemble Bayern.

August 27th
The local ensemble Norwich is to migrate from Block 11B to 10B overnight, September 8th/9th. At the same time, coverage is to be improved in North Walsham and along the A149, in Dereham and the A47, as well as parts of Swaffham and Watton.

August 25th
UK TII table updated with changes at Winter Hill.

August 25th
The first test transmissions have been reported from the Bristol minimux.

August 25th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated with a couple of pre-launch relabellings.

August 25th
On N. Ireland, Citybeat has been relabelled Q, following a recent change to the originating programme.

August 23rd
In the Netherlands, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Wieringerwerf improves coverage of NPO in North Holland by the IJsselmeer.

August 23rd
On the Block 10D ensemble Bayern, the services KULTRADIO, ROCK ANTENNE, Radio Galaxy, Bayern 1 Franken, Bayern 1 Main, Bayern 2 Nord and B5 plus are now broadcasting at the higher protection level of EEP-2A. Absolut HOT has increased its protection level to EEP-3A.

August 23rd
A new service is reported to have popped up on the three Swiss regional ensembles SMC D03 N-CH, SMC D03 BE-FR and SMC D03 O-CH. SMC Roadshow is reported to be running at 72 kbit/s.

August 22nd
Snapshot of the Italian ensemble EuroDAB Italia updated. Services have recently been relabelled as follows:
RTL Classic --> RTL Best
RTL 102.5 Cool --> RTL Lounge
RTL 102.5 Rock --> RTL Rock

August 22nd
Snapshot of Trial Manchester added. Apart from the information barker NIOCast Digital, none of the other services yet carries MPEG audio.

August 20th
The Minimux Trial Manchester has begun testing on Block 10B.

August 19th
In the Netherlands, the transmission provider KPN Broadcast Services has begun Phase 3 of the DAB build-out with four new sites being brought into service on Block 12C in the next few weeks. The build-out will continue over the coming months, with a further 18 sites to be added, considerably improving coverage of the ensemble NPO.

August 19th
On Trial Portsmouth, The Flash has been relabelled Flash.

August 18th
Bidding has closed for the 128 kbit/s Joint Stereo slot being offered on the forthcoming minimux trial in Glasgow. According to information published on the operator's website, the highest bid received was placed by a party bidding for the first time and seven minutes after the auction had ended. The last bid to be received on time was recorded just three minutes before the deadline. The identity of the winning bid has not yet been announced. The minimux is expected to begin broadcasting "by September 1st 2015".

August 17th
The UK regulator Ofcom has approved the addition of Bridge FM to South East Wales, replacing Nation Hits!.

August 15th
On the minimux Trial Portsmouth, the service ANGELxtra is now broadcasting in mono, but remains at 128 kbit/s. Most of the Oldies Music played on the service is mono anyway. Snapshot updated.

August 14th
In Slovenia, a tendering process is underway for the operation of a national ensemble that will broadcast on Block 10D. The advertisement expects a minimum of seven transmitter sites and for the multiplex to include an EPG. Today is the closing date for alterations or additions to the advertisment. September 4th is the closing date for the submission of offers. These will be opened by the regulator on September 21st. A decision is expected to be reached on October 23rd.

August 14th
In Germany, the media regulator for Nordrhein-Westfalen has issued a Call for Expressions of Interest for potential service providers and platform operators in broadcasting in DAB+. The current transmissions on Block 11D are operating on the basis of a trial which is due to end on December 31st 2015. Block 9D has been co-ordinated for a Land-wide ensemble. Resources for regional and local ensembles exist, but detailed planning for these would only take place if sufficient interest existed. Deadline for submissions to the regulator is September 24th, 2015.

August 13th
Trial Portsmouth has resumed transmissions on Block 7D.

August 11th
UK TII table updated. Changes in Dorset and Devon.

August 10th
London snapshots updated.

August 10th
Swindon snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, Heart Wiltshire has been relabelled Heart Swindon.

August 10th
Berks & N Hants snapshot updated. Cessation of the packet data service INRIX Test.

August 10th
Surrey-NSussex snapshot updated.

August 10th
The UK regulator has awarded the new local licence for Suffolk to MuxCo. The ensemble will operate on Block 10C. MuxCo plan to test in Sept. 2016 and launch in October from three transmitters at Mendlesham, Puttocks Hill and Warren Heath with five audio services on board. Capacity is reserved for BBC Radio Suffolk.

August 9th
On Trial Brighton, the fact that Smile Sussex has the same SId on both the minimux and on Sussex Coast means that the higher quality version cannot be accessed by normal means on some receivers (for example, the Pure Highway). The receiver stores the mono Sussex Coast version in the stations list. The only way to access the stereo version appears to be to tune to one of the other services on the minimux and THEN retune to Smile Sussex.

August 9th
The holders of the licence for the Glasgow minimux, Scrimshaws/Avanchi, have announced their intention to launch by September 1st 2015. Six services have already been signed up and the operator is holding an auction for one remaining slot, equivalent to 128 kbit/s. The auction closes at 23:59 on August 17th.

August 8th
Trial Portsmouth will be off the air for several days. It is expected that transmissions may resume at the end of the week, though there may be occasional transmissions while commissioning is completed.

August 8th
The international NGO WorldDMB has announced that it is to revert to its original name, WorldDAB, to ensure that their name "reflects the primary mission of the organisation, which is to promote the adoption of DAB / DAB+ digital radio around the world."

August 8th
Two new services have popped up on Surrey-NSussex. JACK Surrey and JACK 2 Surrey are running in mono at 80 kbit/s each.

August 7th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11A. Pfaffenhofen Wolfsberg improves coverage of the local ensemble Ingolstadt with 10kW from the new site.

August 6th
South Hampshire snapshot updated.

August 6th
The Birmingham FM service Big City Radio has announced that it will be broadcast on the city's forthcoming trial minimux in addition to the five services already announced.

August 6th
The Portsmouth minimux trial has popped up on Block 7D. Snapshot added.

August 6th
In the Czech Republic, the Czech Radio ensemble has popped up in Prague on Block 12C with fourteen DAB+ audio services on board. Snapshot added.

August 6th
On the Italian ensemble DAB+ RAI, the services Rai Radio1+, Rai Radio2+, Rai Radio3+, Rai radiofd4+, Rai radiofd5+, RAI WR6+, RAI WR7+, RAI WR8+, GRPR+ and Rai isoradio+ are reported to have been relabelled Rai Radio1, Rai Radio2, Rai Radio3, Rai Radio 4Light, RaiRadio5Classic, Rai Radio 6 Teca, Rai Radio 7 Live, Rai Radio 8Opera, Rai GrParlamento and Rai Isoradio respectively.

August 6th
WorldDMB reports a trial ensemble is on air in the Latvian capital Riga, broadcasting two DAB+ audio services.

August 5th
The UK regulator Ofcom has extended the licence for the local ensemble Berks & N Hants, held by Now Digital, for eight years to July 30th 2024.

August 5th
In Switzerland, the holder of the minimux licences, Digris, has issued a revised timeline for future ensembles. The next minimux to be brought into service is now expected to be Lausanne in November 2015. Here, capacity is expected to be over-subscribed and a selection process will take place. A questionnaire for prospective applicants has been published, which should be returned to Digris by October 11th.

August 4th
Snapshot added of the minimux Trial Brighton. The service Smile Sussex uses the same SId as the low bitrate mono version on Sussex Coast. It will depend on the Search & Store strategies of each receiver whether one version or the other or both are stored in the receiver's memory.

August 4th
Surrey-NSussex snapshot updated. Addition of Premier Gospel and Heart Surrey since the previous snapshot.

August 3rd
In Italy, the spectrum regulator AGCOM has continued the process of planning DAB coverage across the country and assigned frequencies in another three areas: central Tuscany, the province of L'Aquila and southeast Sardinia.

August 2nd
On Bristol and South Hampshire, the service Sam FM has ceased.

August 1st
Paris listings updated. All services there are now using DAB+. The last service to switch from DMB-Radio is reported to have been LCF.

July 31st
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Cessation of Radio Paigham.

July 31st
The first of the UK's ten minimuxes has popped up in Brighton. During the nine-month trial, six services are expected to be broadcast. Brighton was the site of the first test of the low-cost solution in 2012.

July 29th
In the Netherlands, spare capacity on the regional ensembles is to be offered to broadcasters from August 14th. More than 30 licences are available, distributed as follows:-
DAB+ Noordwest (Block 9D): 10 slots
DAB+ Oost (Block 6B): 1 slot
DAB+ Zuid (Block 7A): 9 slots
DAB+ Zuidwest (Block 9D): 14 slots
There is no spare capacity on the forthcoming Block 8A ensemble for Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Not all of the services already holding capacity are yet broadcasting. The remainder are due to come on air on September 1st.

July 29th
Poland listings re-written. Snapshots added of the Polskie Radio ensembles in Kraków, Opole and Wrocław.

July 27th
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble Østfold.
Oslo/Akershus snapshot updated.
Snapshot of the national ensemble Norge Riks updated.

July 26th
The website media.info reports that the UK music royalty licensing organisation, the PPL, plans to collect additonal fees from all radio stations that participate in the forthcoming nine-month minimux trials. According to the report, the additional fee (GBP 500 + VAT) would be greater than they pay, monthly, as a result of their existing, permanent FM licences. Media.info reported this development on July 21st. So far, no broadcaster has announced their withdrawl from the forthcoming technical trials. In Denmark, however, the imposition of substantial additional fees led directly to most of the guest broadcasters withdrawing from the pilot minimux Nivaa DAB. The broadcasters argue that in many cases, the new DAB transmissions will replicate existing analogue coverage and as such do not represent additional exploitation.

July 25th
Snapshots updated of the German ensembles Bayern and BR Bayern.

July 25th
In Germany, the media regulator for Bayern has awarded capacity on the Block 10D ensemble Bayern to Radio PN Eins until 31.10.2019. The service PN EINS DANCE is currently broadcast on the local ensembles Augsburg and Ingolstadt.

July 21st
Snapshots added of the three ensembles broadcasting in Nice.

July 21st
Snapshot updated of the Block 8A ensemble MCR Monaco.

July 21st
Snapshot of the Italian national ensemble Club DAB Italia updated. Additional services. Some existing services running at lower protection levels and/or bitrates. Data services have ceased.

July 21st
Snapshot of the Italian national ensemble EuroDAB Italia updated. Addition of RTL Talk. Most protection levels have been reduced since the previous snapshot. RTL ItalianStyle has been relabelled RTL l'italiana.

July 21st
Snapshot of the Italian national ensemble DAB+ RAI updated. Addition of RAI WR6+, RAI WR7+ and RAI WR8+.

July 21st
Snapshot of the regional ensemble DABMEDIA for Alto Adige (Südtirol) updated. Since the previous snapshot, services have switched to DAB+. Additional services are being broadcast.

July 21st
Snapshot of the Block 12B regional RAI ensemble MUX DAB+ TAA for Trentino/Alto Adige updated. Some services are running at higher bitrates compared with the previous snapshot.

July 21st
Snapshot of the Block 12D Italian ensemble DAB+ TAA DIG for Trentino/Alto Adige updated. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the service Radio Pace has been relabelled Radio Mater.

July 20th
Snapshots updated of the Blocks 10B and 10D Italian ensembles RAS 1-DAB and RAS2-DAB. Many changes since the previous snapshots, including Ensemble Labels, Service Labels, SIds, bitrates, protection levels and audio modes.

July 17th
Snapshot of the Block 9C ensemble Augsburg updated. Addition of COOLRADIO 1 and Radio Ilmwelle.

July 17th
Snapshot of the Baden-Württemberg ensemble DRS BW updated. Addition of BuergerMedien-BW. The service time-shares capacity on a daily rotation with HORADS 88,6 (Stuttgart), Freies Radio Wiesental (Wiesental) and Freies Radio Wüste Welle (Tübingen).

July 7th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Addition of Radio Yorkshire.

July 7th
In Switzerland, a new data service is reported to have popped up on the Block 7A regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH. TESTUnibasel_SMC is reported to be broadcasting an MOT Slideshow at 8 kbit/s.

July 7th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 8B, extending coverage of the regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR.

July 7th
In Italy, the transmitter at Castaldia in Friuli now broadcasts the ensemble DAB+ RAI on Block 12D instead of Block 12A. This ends a long-standing frequency clash with EuroDAB Italia and will result in a substantial improvement in the coverage of both ensembles.

July 7th
The BBC has brought into service further transmitters on Block 12B in England and Wales. Haverfordwest and Swingate match the recent Digital 1 extensions. Turnpike Hill extends coverage of BBC National DAB in and around Hythe, Kent. Skinningrove improves coverage in Skinningrove, Loftus, Brotton and surrounding areas of Teesside. Wisbech improves coverage in Wisbech and surrounding areas. Holywell Brynford Hill extends coverage in Flintshire. Llandyfriog extends coverage to Newcastle Emlyn, Llandyfriog and surrounding areas on the Carmarthenshire border. Downham Market extends coverage to Downham Market, Norfolk, and surrounding areas.

July 3rd
Three new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 11D in England and Wales. Haverfordwest improves coverage of D1 National in Pembrokeshire. Swingate, near Dover, extends and improves coverage close to the Kent coast. Warren Heath was brought into service in June, improving coverage in the Ipswich area.

July 1st
A new service has popped up on Surrey-NSussex. Heart Surrey is reported to be running at 112 kbit/s.

July 1st
On D1 National, the service TeamRock has ceased.

June 30th
The UK regional ensemble Yorkshire has ceased as planned. Of the original six regional ensembles launched between 2001 and 2003, only Central Scotland remains. There are no plans to close this ensemble.

June 27th
Snapshot added of the new regional ensemble in the Netherlands, DAB+ Noordwest.

June 26th
A new service has popped up on London 2. Mi-Soul, at 64 kbit/s in mono, is broadcasting a barker ahead of the official launch tomorrow. French Radio Ldn has ceased.

June 24th
Snapshot of the Swedish national ensemble SR RIKS DAB updated. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the service formerly SR Minnen (E20F) has been relabelled P2 K sommar.

June 24th
Danish snapshots updated. Snapshot added of the new regional ensemble DAB2 OE.

June 23rd
The Danish regulator has awarded licences for twelve local ensembles that will provide a third layer of coverage across the country. The licences are for eight years and begin on July 1st. The licence holders are obligated to be on air within 6 months of the start of the licences - i.e. by the end of 2015. Danish listings updated with details.

June 23rd
Snapshot added of the new German ensemble Hamburg K11C.

June 20th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Addition of Capital, Radio Yorkshire and Smooth Radio.

June 20th
Humberside snapshot updated. Addition of Capital, Gold and Smooth Radio.

June 20th
Leeds snapshot updated. Addition of Capital, Heart Yorkshire and Smooth Radio.

June 20th
Sheffield snapshot updated. Addition of Capital, Heart Yorkshire and Smooth Radio.

June 20th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Addition of Capital, Heart Yorkshire and Pulse Summer. Heart Yorkshire is broadcasting in Mono at 80 kbit/s.

June 19th
Capital, Smooth Radio and Radio Yorkshire are reported to have popped up on the local ensemble North Yorkshire.

June 19th
Ofcom has received one application for the Suffolk local ensemble. If successful, MuxCo plan to test in Sept. 2016 and launch in October from three transmitters at Mendlesham, Puttocks Hill and Warren Heath with five audio services on board. The ensemble will operate on Block 10C. Capacity is reserved for BBC Radio Suffolk.

June 18th
The BBC has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 12B. Glossop extends coverage of BBC National DAB in and around the town.

June 17th
The UK regulator Ofcom has granted permission for the services Capital, Heart and Radio Yorkshire to be added to the local ensemble Bradfrd&Huddersf and for the services Capital, Radio Yorkshire and Smooth Radio to be added to the local ensemble North Yorkshire. These services are currently broadcast on the regional ensemble Yorkshire, which is due to cease at the end of June.

June 17th
Bournemouth snapshot updated.

June 17th
Berks & N Hants snapshot updated. Addition of TPEG service INRIX Test, running at 16 kbit/s.

June 17th
In Italy, the multiplex operator RAS has brought transmitters at Paganella into official public service. The 21 RAS audio services thus have uninterrupted coverage from the Brenner Pass to Rovereto.

June 16th
Hereford-Worcs and Stoke & Stafford snapshots updated.

June 15th
In Italy, a new service has popped up on the Block 10D ensemble in Südtirol (Alto Adige), RAS2-DAB. RAS BR Heimat is broadcasting at 72 kbit/s in DAB+.

June 15th
In Switzerland, the electorate has voted for a revision of the radio and TV legislation in a referendum. One of the key provisions of the new law is the transition from analogue to digital radio broadcasting, whereby radio broadcasting will be primarily in DAB+ from 2020, with the last analogue FM transmitter being decommissioned in 2024.

June 15th
In the Netherlands, a new transmitter is reported to have been brought into service on Block 6B. Zwolle Marlanden extends coverage of the new regional ensemble DAB+ Oost.

June 15th
Pulse Summer, Signal Summer and The Wave Summer have popped up on the ensembles Bradfrd&Huddersf, Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales.

June 15th
In the Czech Republic, the new service DAB plus TOP40 is also being broadcast on the TELEKO DAB ensemble.

June 14th
Snapshot added of the Block 11D pilot ensemble in Vienna, DAB WIEN.

June 12th
Muxco has announced it plans to launch the Lincolnshire local ensemble in September.

June 12th
UK regulator Ofcom has awarded ten trial minimux licences. The offer was oversubscribed with 51 applications.

June 11th
In Denmark, the service 24syv is still broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB Joint Stereo despite using the low bitrate of 96 kbit/s at the present time.

June 11th
In France, the regulator (CSA) has launched another consultation on the subject of digital radio. As well as being a precursor to the advertisement of further local ensembles, the latest consultation also discusses scenarios for the creation of two national multiplexes. Responses to the CSA are invited by July 17th 2015.

June 11th
In the Czech Republic, a new service is reported to have popped up on the ensemble RTI cz DAB. DAB Plus Top 40 is thus available in Prague, Pilsen, Karlovy Vary and South Bohemian Region.

June 11th
In Denmark, a temporary service has popped up on the DR ensembles to coincide with the annual political event on Bornholm. Folkemødet is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s until June 14th. 24syv is running at the lower bitrate of 96 kbit/s during this period.

June 9th
In Switzerland, the official DAB coverage page has been updated to show an additional transmitter at Ziegelbrücke broadcasting the Block 7A ensemble SMC D03 N-CH.

June 9th
The Czech government has approved a strategy for the management of radio spectrum. The Czech multiplex operator Teleko has published a commentary on the new strategy which, while broadly approving its contents, is critical of the government's view that a migration from L-band to Band III should be voluntary and not be a matter for the strategy.

June 9th
The UK regulator Ofcom has approved the addition of summer pop-up services to the local ensembles Bradfrd&Huddersf, Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales. Pulse Summer, Signal Summer and The Wave Summer will run from June 15th to September 6th.

June 5th
Snapshot of the new Block 11A Belgian ensemble updated. Since the previous snapshot, the ensemble has been relabelled Norkring DAB+.

June 5th
In Germany, the media regulator for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, the MA HSH, has awarded capacity on the forthcoming commercial ensemble for Hamburg to the service pure fm. According to the MA HSH announcement, the ensemble will launch on June 17th 2015. Test transmissions are likely before then.

June 5th
The UK regulator Ofcom has approved the transfer of the licence of the local ensemble Ayr from Arqiva to Now Digital.

June 3rd
The BBC has recently brought new transmitters into service on Block 12B, broadcasting the ensemble BBC National DAB:
  • Port St Mary (Isle of Man)
  • Warren Heath (Ipswich and surrounding areas)
  • Brandon (Brandon and The Brecks)
  • Campbeltown (Campbeltown and surrounding areas of the Kintyre peninsula)
  • Weardale (the Weardale Valley, including the A689)
  • Grantham Newgate Lane (Grantham and surrounding areas of Lincolnshire)
  • Hartshill Quarry (Nuneaton, Warwickshire)
  • Pye Green (Rugeley and Cannock, Staffordshire)
  • St Catherine’s Hill (Bournemouth, Poole and Ringwood)
  • Newton (Hexham, Corbridge, Stocksfield, Prudhoe and surrounding areas of Northumberland)
  • North Walsham (North Walsham, Norfolk)
June 2nd
In Germany, a temporary service has popped up on the Block 11A ensemble SWR RP, the Block 9D ensemble SWR BW N and the Block 8D ensemble SWR BW S. SWR Rock am Ring at 72 kbit/s on Block 11A and on Blocks 8D/9D at 96 kbit/s are being broadcast in connection with the rock festival at Mendig.

June 1st
The UK regulator Ofcom has granted permission for the services Capital, Smooth and Gold to be added to the local ensemble Humberside. Permission has been granted for Capital, Heart and Smooth to be added to Leeds and Sheffield. These services are currently broadcast on the regional ensemble Yorkshire, which is due to cease at the end of June.

June 1st
On Surrey-NSussex, the temporary service Radio Brooklands has ceased as planned.

June 1st
On Essex, the service KISS Essex has ceased.

May 28th
In Austria, the pilot transmissions in Vienna have officially begun with 15 services being broadcast in DAB+ on Block 11D.

May 28th
In Germany, the operator of the national ensemble, Media Broadcast, has announced an expansion of its transmitter network. At a number of existing sites, the transmitted power will be increased, and 19 new sites added by the end of this year. A further 17 sites will be added in the first half of 2016 and 13 more in the second half. By the end of 2016, the network will comprise 110 transmitters, bringing projected mobile coverage of DR Deutschland to 95.8% of the population (82.2% indoor).

May 28th
Correction: On Hereford-Worcs, the service Free Radio 80s is reported to have dropped to 96 kbit/s.


May 21st
In Belgium, the new Block 11A ensemble for the Flemish-speaking region, Vlaanderen, has entered service with an official launch at the European Automotive Event in Brussels.

May 21st
In Austria, the first transmissions in preparation for the forthcoming pilot in Vienna have been reported on Block 11D.

May 21st
BBC R2Eurovision has popped up again this year on BBC National DAB. While this temporary service is on the air, the Secondary Components Daily Service and Parliament are not being broadcast. Snapshot updated.

May 15th
N. Ireland snapshot updated.

May 13th
In Germany, the media regulator in Sachsen-Anhalt has awarded capacity on the Block 11C ensemble S-ANHALT to "1A Deutsche Hits" and "89.0 RTL In The Mix". The licence lasts for 10 years. The two services are expected to appear by July at the latest.

May 12th
A new service has popped up on N. Ireland. BBC Radio Foyle is broadcasting at 128 kbit/s.

May 12th
Snapshot added of the new Netherlands local ensemble DAB+ Oost.

May 12th
Snapshot added of the new Netherlands local ensemble DAB+ Zuid.

May 12th
In Belgium, test transmissions have begun from the new second-layer ensemble for Vlaanderen, Norkring DAB+11A. Snapshot added.

May 12th
In Germany, the migration of the ensemble Bayern from Block 12D to 10D has been completed with the switching of Oschsenkopf today. The frequency change is a pre-condition for an increase in power from the 26 transmitters to improve coverage.

May 5th
The internet music station Mi-Soul is to broadcast on DAB in London from June 27th.

May 5th
A temporary service is broadcasting on the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex. Brooklands Radio is running at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF until May 31st.

May 5th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Hereford-Worcs. Free Radio 80s is running at 112 kbit/s.

May 5th
The UK regulator Ofcom has renewed the licences of three local ensembles. Stoke-on-Trent (UTV Digital Ltd.), Kent (Now Digital (Southern) Ltd.) and Nottingham (Now Digital (East Midlands) Ltd.) will now expire on April 29th 2024.

May 3rd
Details of the latest BBC National DAB transmitters have been added to Ofcom's Tech Parameters spreadsheet:- Llandyfriog, Gartly Moor, Skinningrove, Rheola, Tullich, Haydon Bridge and Girvan. UK TII page updated.

May 3rd
On the German ensemble Muenchen, the service Gong Mobil DAB has ceased.

April 25th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Block 8D and 9D ensembles SWR BW S and SWR BW N. SWRMaimarktradio is a special event service broadcasting at 96 kbit/s in DAB+ until May 5th.

April 25th
In the Netherlands, the first intermittent tests have been spotted for the forthcoming Block 7A regional ensemble DAB+ Zuidoost.

April 22nd
Snapshot of the Belgian Block 12A ensemble VRT DAB updated.

April 22nd
Snapshots added of the new Danish regional ensembles DAB2 N and DAB2 S.

April 21st
On the Belgian Block 12A ensemble VRT DAB, the service VRT DAB+ Test is reported to be running at the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s.

April 20th
The UK regulator's offer of experimental minimuxes is oversubscribed, with 51 qualifying applicants chasing up to 10 licences. The successful operators will be expected to go on air within 12 weeks of the licences being awarded and broadcast for up to nine months.

April 19th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B. Radio mauma.fm is reported to be broadcasting at 72 kbit/s in DAB+.

April 19th
N. Ireland snapshot updated. Addition of Downtown Country.

April 16th
The UK regulator Ofcom has approved the removal of TeamRock from D1 National in July. Digital One intends that a replacement service should launch in September.

April 16th
Norway has confirmed that the major radio stations will switch off FM progressively by region during 2017, beginning in January in the south of the country and ending in December in the north.

April 13th
South Hampshire snapshot updated. The service JACK fm has been relabelled Sam FM.

April 13th
A new service has popped up on N. Ireland. Downtown Country is broadcasting test transmissions prior to launching on Wednesday.

April 12th
South Korea snapshots updated.

April 12th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Addition of Asian Sound.

April 9th
The BBC has brought new transmitters into service on Block 12B, broadcasting the ensemble BBC National DAB:
  • Peebles
  • Heyshaw (Pateley Bridge and surrounding areas of Nidderdale, North Yorkshire)
  • Tullich (Ballater, Aberdeenshire)
  • Rheola (Vale of Neath)
  • Gartly Moor (Huntly, Aberdeenshire)
  • Daffy Green (Dereham and surrounding areas of Norfolk)
April 8th
The UK regulator Ofcom has authorised the removal of heat radio and KISSTORY from the local ensemble Norwich.

April 4th
In Belgium, a DAB+ test service is reported to have popped up on the Block 12A ensemble VRT DAB. VRT DAB+ Test is reported to be broadcasting at 32 kbit/s.

April 3rd
Three new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 12D. Daventry, Ilmington and Shilton DAB extend and improve coverage of the local ensemble Coventry. The BBC recently brought into service a new transmitter on Block 12B in Coventry city centre, improving reception of BBC National DAB.

April 3rd
A new service has popped up on Surrey-NSussex. Premier Gospel is understood to be broadcasting at 80 kbit/s, Mono.

April 3rd
On NE Wales W Chesh, the service Heart N Wales has ceased. Snapshot updated.

March 31st
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11D. Ingolstadt improves coverage of BR Bayern in the city and surrounding areas.

March 30th
Asian Sound is reported to have popped up on Bradfrd&Huddersf, running at 64 kbit/s.

March 28th
A new service has popped up on Peterborough. Connect FM is reported to be broadcasting at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

March 28th
In Denmark, the regulator has again postponed the process of distributing licences for the regional "3rd-layer" multiplexes. Earlier this year, the process was paused briefly while a potential clash of frequencies with previously-awarded licences for hospital telemetry was investigated. The new delay comes at the request of the Minister of Culture to await the outcome of a political review of the roadmap for digital radio. At issue are licences for 13 transmission areas, with up to 16 services on each ensemble. Where the number of applicants exceeded 16, a beauty contest was to have been held. The postponement is the second setback for digital radio in Denmark in less than a week. In a separate development, a number of stations withdrew from the pilot local ensemble in Nordsjælland because of a huge increase in music royalties they were being forced to pay as a result of broadcasting on the ensemble.

March 27th
The UK regulator Ofcom has awarded the licence for the second national commercial multiplex to Sound Digital, a consortium of Bauer, Arqiva and UTV. The following services, some of which are currently transmitted on existing local or national ensembles, are expected to be broadcast on the new multiplex:
  • Virgin Radio - rock and pop music
  • talkRADIO - news and current affairs
  • talkSPORT 2 - live sport and sports talk
  • talkBUSINESS - business and finance programmes
  • Sunrise Radio - Asian music and speech programmes
  • UCB Inspirational - Christian music
  • Premier Christian Radio - Christian music and speech
  • Jazz FM - jazz music
  • British Muslim Radio - Asian music and speech, with elements of Islamic content
  • Absolute 80s - 80s music
  • Magic Mellow - relaxing and melodic music
  • Planet Rock - classic rock music
  • Heat Radio - pop music, celebrity gossip and entertainment
  • Kisstory - ‘old skool’ dance tunes and anthems
In its application, Sound Digital proposed to broadcast at least one service using DAB+. Sound Digital proposes to begin broadcasting within 12 months of the licence being awarded, using a network of 45 transmitters which it estimates will provide coverage for 73% - 75% of UK households and 63% - 65% of UK major UK roads.

March 27th
Herts Beds Bucks and Northamptonshire snapshots updated. Cessation of Engineering channel.

March 26th
The BBC has recently brought into service transmitters at North Walsham and Girvan, extending coverage of BBC National DAB in NE Norfolk and Ayrshire respectively.

March 26th
Twelve radio stations in central Italy have formed a consortium to operate a regional ensemble and has already appointed Telit Srl to undertake the design and management of the transmitters.
Umbria DAB membership:
  • Radio Onda Libera (Radio Onda Libera Srl)
  • Radio Valtiberina (Errevuti Srl)
  • Radio Tiferno1 (Radio Tiferno Uno Sas di Assunta Trducci & C.)
  • Radio Gubbio (Radio Gubbio SPA)
  • Radio Gente Umbra (Fondazione San Domenico da Foligno)
  • Umbria Radio (Radio Augusta Perusia Soc.Coop)
  • Radio Tna (Radio TNA Soc. Coop.r.l)
  • Radio Orte (Tele Radio Orte Associazione Culturale)
  • Dimensione Suono Roma (Finradio SRL)
  • Extreme Sound (Extreme Sound Project Srl)
  • Radio Italia5 (Gruppo Cinque Srl)
  • Radio Linea (Radio Linea di Adami Marco e Mariani Remo Snc)

March 26th
The UK regulator Ofcom has approved following a consultation requests to modify the licence areas of 39 local ensembles and the transmission frequency of 8. The changes are in accordance with the Local DAB Expansion Plan and are designed to improve DAB coverage to match that of FM and to align the licence areas more closely with their analogue equivalents. The frequency changes are expected to be implemented during 2015. Details of the changes are included in the consulatation document.

March 26th
On the local ensemble in Denmark, NivaaDAB, seven audio services have ceased:
  • Global FM
  • Interviewkanalen
  • Halsnaes/Stina
  • Humleborg/Jazzk.
  • RadioHLR
  • Radio Odsherred
  • US Radio
The service 10FM/Country/FLR has been relabelled Radio 10FM as it is no longer operating as a shared channel.
According to reports from Denmark, the stations that have withdrawn from the pilot have done so because of a huge increase this year in the music royalties that stations broadcasting in DAB+ must pay.

March 25th
On Somerset, the service Triple Hits is now broadcasting at the lower bitrate of 112 kbits/s.

March 22nd
In Norway, a new local ensemble for Trondheim has popped up on Block 11A, carrying six audio services in DAB+.

March 19th
In Switzerland, the population will vote on a new Radio and Television law in a referendum to be held on June 14th. One of the key provisions of the new law is the transition from analogue to digital radio broadcasting, whereby radio broadcasting will be primarily in DAB+ from 2020, with the last analogue FM transmitter being decommissioned in 2024.

March 17th
New services have popped up on the Swiss minimux DIG F03 - GENEVE. IP music and TRAXX.FM are broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s each. RADIO CITE and TROPIC have ceased.

March 17th
A new service has popped up on the Swiss minimux DIG F03 - GENEVE. IP music is broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. RADIO CITE has ceased.

March 17th
A new service is reported to have popped up on the German local ensembles Augsburg and Ingolstadt. Radio Ilmwelle is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

March 17th
On the German local ensemble Nuernberg, the service Vil Radio has ceased.

March 16th
On Somerset, the service Triple Hits is now broadcasting in Joint Stereo at the higher bitrate of 128 kbits/s.

March 14th
In the Czech Republic, a temporary service, Radio RETRO, has popped up on TELEKO DAB, broadcasting programmes linked to the forthcoming 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Snapshot updated.

March 14th
In Belgium, a new regional ensemble is expected to begin broadcasting before the end of May. Serving the Brussels region (including parts of Vlaams Brabant, Oost Vlaanderen, Antwerpen, Waals Brabant and Henegouwen) from transmitters at Sint Pieters Leeuw and on the RAC building in Brussels, the ensemble will operate on Block 11A. At least seven radio stations are expected to be broadcast in DAB+ - Radio Club, Family Radio, Radio FG, Radio Maria, Radio City, Top Radio and Radio VBRO.

March 14th
Snapshot added of the new Block 9D regional ensemble in the south west Netherlands, DAB+ Zuidwest.

March 12th
Snapshot added of the Block 12A ensemble in Stuttgart, LfK-Test.

March 12th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster SWR has brought a new transmitter at Lahr into service on Block 8D. The offical coverage prediction mapping already shows the new transmitter site and the extent of the coverage of the ensemble SWR BW S along both sides of the Rhine valley, including the French cities of Strasbourg and Colmar.

March 12th
The UK regulator Ofcom has advertised a new local licence to cover Suffolk. The ensemble will operate on Block 10C. Capacity is reserved for BBC Radio Suffolk. The advertisement states that Ofcom will consider any proposals (along with the reasoning) from applicants for services to be delivered using DAB+. The closing date for applications is June 11th. Ofcom hopes to award the licence "as soon as practicable thereafter".

March 11th
Czech snapshots updated. On the ensemble CRa DAB+, all services have switched from Protection Level 4 to 3 since the previous snapshot.

March 11th
In Austria, the newspaper Der Standard reports that the DAB+ pilot transmissions in Vienna should begin on April 15th.

March 11th
In the Netherlands, the first tests for the forthcoming regional ensemble for Zeeland, DAB+ Zuidwest, have been reported on Block 9D.

March 11th
In Denmark, the process of advertising the regional layer of multiplexes has resumed. The regulator had put the process on hold after becoming aware that a number of licences had already been issued using the frequencies proposed for the new ensembles. The advertisment has been reissued with the deadlines adjusted to allow for the delay.

March 9th
On BBC National DAB, the temorary service BBC R2Country has now ceased.

March 7th
In Germany, an ensemble is reported to have popped up in Stuttgart on Block 12A. LfK-Test is reported to be broadcasting five audio services (four DAB+, one "original-flavour" DAB) at a variety of Protection Levels. ("LfK" signifies the media regulator for Baden-Württemberg.)

March 6th
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Monte Barro extends coverage of Club DAB Italia in Lecco. A new transmitter at Monte Mario was recently added to the network to serve Rome.

March 6th
The UK regulator Ofcom has authorised a new service, Downtown Country, to be added to N. Ireland. The published Variation Request Form shows April 13th as the implementation date.

March 6th
Surrey-NSussex snapshot updated.

March 6th
The French regulator, the CSA, has extended the authorisation for the experimental broadcasts in Lyon by France Multiplex and TDF until September 30th 2015.

March 6th
The French regulator, the CSA, has extended the authorisation for the site used in Paris by Radio Coop and Rmux until September 30th 2015.

March 6th
The French regulator, the CSA, has extended the authorisation for the pilot Block 9A ensemble GRAM in Nantes and Saint-Nazaire until June 30th 2015.

March 4th
In Denmark, the second-layer coverage for South Jutland on Block 8B is reported to be labelled DAB2 S and carry five regional variations of DR P4, each at 88 kbit/s in DAB+:-
  • DR P4 Esbjerg
  • DR P4 Mid-Vest
  • DR P4 Oestjylland
  • DR P4 Syd
  • DR P4 Trekanten
Details of the Block 13B ensemble are not yet known.
Wikipedia holds a map of the DR P4 regions.

March 4th
In the Netherlands, MTVNL has popped up on Block 5A. This frequency is licensed for Friesland. The signal is reported to be coming from Tjerkgaast. Similarly, MTVNL is also reported on air on Block 11B with signals emanating from Markelo.

March 3rd
In Denmark, the second-layer coverage on Blocks 8B, 11C and 13B, previously labelled DR DAB2, has been regionalised and now carried DAB+ services. On Block 11C, the ensemble is now DAB2 OE (9004) and broadcasts five regional variations of DR P4, each at 88 kbit/s in DAB+:-
  • DR P4 Bornholm
  • DR P4 Fyn
  • DR P4 Koebenhavn
  • DR P4 Sjaelland
  • DR P4 Syd
Details of the Blocks 8B and 13B ensembles are not yet known.

March 3rd
On the Danish national ensemble DR DAB1, the service DR Ramasj./Ultra has ceased. DR Nyheder has migrated here from DR DAB2. The ensemble is also broadcasting an EPG again.

March 3rd
The UK regulator Ofcom has approved the addition of Connect FM to the local ensemble Peterborough.

March 3rd
In the Czech Republic, Radio Samson has popped up on RTI cz DAB in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

March 3rd
BBC R2Country has popped up on BBC National DAB, running at 64 kbit/s in Mono. The service will broadcast between midday and midnight from March 5th to March 8th. Snapshot updated. Currently, BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting in Joint Stereo despite its 192 kbit/s bitrate.

March 2nd
In the Czech Republic, a new service has popped up on TELEKO DAB. Radio SAMSON is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

March 2nd
On the Netherlands Block 12C ensemble NPO, the service NPO Nieuws 24 has been relabelled NPO Radio 1Extra. A new service has popped up. NPO Test is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

March 2nd
Snapshots added of the newly-separated local ensembles Herts Beds Bucks and Northamptonshire. On the latter, local variants HEART Northants and SMOOTH Northants are now running.

February 27th
In Germany, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 11D. Coburg extends coverage of BR Bayern in Oberfranken. Pfarrkirchen extends coverage in Niederbayern.

February 25th
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service Trash Can Radio has been relabelled Radio Nirvana, but still broadcasts programmes from Trash Can Radio between 7pm and 7am.

February 24th
The UK regulator has published its invitation to apply for trial minimux licences. Ten licences will be issued. Applicants may only apply for one licence. No fee is required in order to apply. Local authorities, political bodies, religious bodies, publicly-funded bodies, bodies exerting undue influence and broadcasting bodies (specifically the BBC and S4C) are prohibited from applying. Key components in the multiplexing and transmission hardware will be provided by Ofcom, as described in the Invitation. The closing date is April 7th 2015.

February 24th
In the Netherlands, the website Radio.nl reports that the regional ensemble for the southwest of the country will begin transmissions next month. The ensemble will operate on Block 9D.

February 23rd
Central Scotland snapshot updated.

February 23rd
Bradfrd&Huddersf, Humberside, Leeds, North Yorkshire, Sheffield, Teesside and Tyne & Wear snapshots updated.

February 22nd
On the Swiss regional ensembles SMC D03 N-CH and SMC D03 BE-FR, the placeholders LandLiebe (alt) have ceased.

February 21st
In Germany, the Block 12D ensemble Bayern is to migrate to Block 10D, beginning with Augsburg/Hotelturm on February 24th. The process is expected to be completed with the migration of Ochsenkopf in the Fichtelgebirge, scheduled for May 12th.

February 16th
In Germany, a new service is reported to have popped up on the Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN. MEGA Radio SNA is reported to be broadcast in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

February 11th
The promised Engineering channel has popped up on HBB & Northants. According to the message loop, the two areas will split on February 20th.

February 9th
Panjab Radio has reappeared on Bradfrd&Huddersf.

February 9th
Snapshots updated of the local ensembles Aberdeen, Inverness and Tayside.

February 6th
UK broadcaster Global plans a new service to broadcast on DAB. Heart Extra is to launch later this year, subject to regulatory approval.

February 6th
A temporary service, Radio 2 Country, is to run as a pop-up from 12:00 to midnight on BBC National DAB for four days in March. The BBC plans further pop-ups later in the year, subject to regulatory approval.

February 6th
Service Linking is now live across seven local ensembles in southern England, involving 11 services including Capital, Heart and XFM.

February 6th
The UK regulator Ofcom is to advertise minimux trials in 10 areas - more than originally announced.

February 5th
In the Czech Republic, the public-service broadcaster Český rozhlas intends to broadcast its own ensemble from this year. Currently, its services are carried on ensembles operated by private-sector multiplex operators. The first pilot transmissions on Block 12C are expected to begin in Prague. Český rozhlas aims to extend the ensemble to Brno, Ostrava and Plzeň by 2017.

February 5th
On Surrey-NSussex, the service Redstone FM has ceased. Snapshot updated. This latest change sets a new record for Wohnort snapshot obsolescence, taking place less than one hour after the previous snapshot. According to MuxCo, the service is "taking a short break from the Surrey multiplex as it prepares for its re-launch."

February 5th
A new service has popped up on North Yorkshire. YORKSHIRE COAST is reported to be broadcasting test transmissions at 128 kbit/s.

February 5th
N. Ireland snapshot updated. Addition of Absolute C Rock and KISSTORY.

February 5th
Swindon and West Wiltshire snapshots updated. Cessation of KISS.

February 5th
Somerset snapshot updated.

February 5th
Swansea SW Wales snapshot updated. Addition of KISSTORY.

February 5th
Wolv'ton & Shrop snapshot updated. Increase of bitrate of Capital to 128 kbit/s.

February 3rd
The UK regulator Ofcom has published the applications for the forthcoming second national commercial ensemble.

February 3rd
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the local ensembles Augsburg and Ingolstadt. Radio Ilmwelle is reported to be broadcasting test transmissions at 96 kbit/s in DAB+, with official service due to begin in the middle of February.

February 3rd
In Germany, COOLRADIO 1 and PN EINS have popped up on the local ensemble Augsburg in DAB+. The services were already broadcast on the ensemble Ingolstadt.

January 31st
MuxCo has announced that Yorkshire Coast Radio will be added to the North Yorkshire local ensemble in February.

January 29th
The receiver manufacturer Pure has published a support page (in German) on its website for consumers who wish to establish whether their Pure receiver will receive DAB+ or not. The move coincides with the ending of "original-flavour" DAB broadcasts in Bavaria in favour of the newer DAB+ standard.

January 29th
The UK regulator Ofcom has received two applications to operate the second national commercial ensemble:-
Listen2Digital: A joint application from Babcock’s Media Services business and Orion Media, a commercial radio group. Listen2Digital proposes to broadcast 18 national DAB services.
Sound Digital: A consortium of Arqiva, a transmission company, and commercial radio broadcasters Bauer and UTV Media GB. Sound Digital proposes to broadcast 15 national DAB services.
Ofcom hopes to award the licence "by summer 2015" and the new ensemble is expected to begin broadcasting in 2016.

January 28th
On the new MDR ensemble in Sachsen-Anhalt, the regional service from the MDR Studio in Stendal is now being broadcast alongside the existing variations. MDR S-ANHALT SDL is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in DAB+.

January 28th
In Germany, the services of the public-service broadcaster MDR in Sachsen-Anhalt have migrated from a mixed public-service/private ensemble on Blocks 11C/12C to an MDR-operated ensemble on Block 6B. Eight transmitter sites from the original network (Freiberg, Oschatz, Wittenberg, Brocken, Kulpenberg, Jena, Sieglitzberg, Suhl) are transmitting the new ensemble at a higher power than previously. Two sites (Saalfeld/Remda and Weißenfells/Pettstädt) have been rebuilt. Five sites (Naumburg, Zeitz, Chemnitz-Totenstein, Zwickau, Ilmenau-Kickelhahn) have been taken out of service. The new transmitter network configuration means, however, that MDR is able to achieve better coverage at a higher power but using fewer sites. According to the announcement from MDR, the private-sector services continue as before on Blocks 11C and 12C.

January 28th
In Germany, the last remaining services to use "original-flavour" DAB on the Bavarian ensembles Bayern and BR Bayern have switched to using DAB+. The service Bayern 1 Franken, Bayern 1 Main and B5 plus have migrated from the Block 11D ensemble to Block 12D. The service Bayern 2 Nord has popped up on Block 12D. PULS has migrated from Block 12D to Block 11D. Also on Block 11D, the service Bayern 2 has been relabelled Bayern 2 Sued. A new service has popped up. BR Heimat is broadcasting at 128 kbit/s in DAB+.

January 28th
In Belgium, the transmission provider Norkring België has announced that DAB+ transmissions should begin this spring in Brussels, as the first step towards extending coverage throughout Flanders. Services are expected to be provided by Top Radio, VBRO Radio, Radio Maria, Radio FG, Radiostad and Family Radio and will supplement the existing offering in "original-flavour" DAB (currently) from the public-service broadcaster VRT.

January 28th
The UK regulator has launched a consultation on a large number of frequency changes and alterations to the licensed areas of local ensembles. The changes proposed form part of the Local DAB Expansion plan, which has been agreed between government, multiplex operators and the BBC and which is designed to improve the coverage of local multiplex services around the UK. Frequency changes have been requested that would affect eight local ensembles, as outlined in the Plan. Multiplex operators have also requested that Ofcom uses its powers to change the defined licence areas of thirty nine, in accordance with the Plan. The consultation document details the proposed changes and includes maps of the existing and proposed new licence areas. A footnote to the document reveals that Ofcom proposes to advertise a new local ensemble for Suffolk "shortly". Cumbria is mentioned only as an area without any local DAB service. There are no proposals to provide local DAB in Cumbria either in the Framework Agreement or in the consultation. Ofcom proposes to grant the requested changes but has invited "interested stakeholders" to contribute to the consultation by 3pm on February 25th 2015.

January 27th
London 1 snapshot updated.

January 26th
Coventry snapshot updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the bitrate of Capital has increased to 128 kbit/s. Heart has been relabelled Heart West Mids.

January 26th
Birmingham snapshot updated. Addition of KISSTORY and Absolute Rad 90s. Cessation of The Hits and Kerrang!.

January 26th
Snapshots of the Spanish ensembles FU-E, MF1 and MF2 updated.

January 26th
In Denmark, the regulator has suspended the process of advertising a layer of regional multiplexes after becoming aware that a number of licences had already been issued using the frequencies proposed for the new ensembles. In particular, licences had been issued to hospitals for telemetry leading to the possibility of interference when the new DAB services started. The regulator has begun an investigation, which it expects to complete within one to two weeks.

January 24th
Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of Clyde 3. Cessation of The Hits.

January 24th
Edinburgh snapshot updated. Addition of Forth 3. Cessation of The Hits.

January 22nd
In France, the regulator has published its report on the future evolution of digital radio. It identifies priority areas for licensing such as Nantes and Lyon, where trials have already been conducted successfully, border areas such as Lille and Strasbourg where FM frequencies are scarce and areas with limited analogue offerings.

January 22nd
On the local ensembles Swindon and West Wiltshire, the service KISS is expected to cease overnight on January 30th/31st. In the meantime, the service has been relabelled Kiss - retune.

January 22nd
The website Digitalradio Österreich has published a map showing the predicted coverage of the test transmissions in Vienna, expected to begin in April.

January 21st
Malta snapshots updated and previous snapshots corrected. In as much as an Ensemble is its EId, then the ensemble that was on Block 6C Digi B 2 when the last snapshots were taken has migrated to Block 12A and a new ensemble Digi B 3 is transmitting on Block 6C. The regulator in Malta renewed Digi B Network's licences last year, with the exception of the L-band frequency. The new expiry date is 22nd March 2022.

January 21st
The Malaysian regulator, the MCMC, has invited tenders to provide consultancy services on digital sound broadcasting and development for the future. The tender document requires payment of a fee of RM 300, and the closing date is February 2nd 2015.

January 20th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR, covering Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Niedersachsen, has shut down its medium-wave transmitters. Flensburg (702kHz), Hamburg-Moorfleet (972 kHz), Hannover (828 kHz) and Lingen (792 kHz) ceased transmissions on January 13th. Elsewhere in Germany, SWR, MDR, HR, RBB and Radio Bremen have already ended their medium-wave broadcasts.

January 20th
The UK regulator Ofcom has approved the separation of the areas covered by the ensemble HBB & Northants. The current ensemble will continue as Herts Beds Bucks and will be transmitted on Block 10D only. A new ensemble, expected to be labelled Northamptonshire, will be transmitted on Block 10C. On each ensemble, the BBC service for the other area will be removed. On Northamptonshire, Heart Northants and Smooth Northants will replace the current 4 Counties versions, whose SIds will continue to be broadcast for an interim period with "Please Retune" labels. A temporary audio service Engineer is expected to be broadcast on both ensembles and carry a looped announcement describing the changes.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Sheffield. Hallam 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Leeds. Aire 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Tayside. Tay 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Teesside. TFM 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Tyne & Wear. Metro Radio 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased. METRO has been relabelled Metro Radio.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Lancashire. Rock FM 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Liverpool. Radio City 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 19th
A new service has popped up on Manchester. Key 3 is running at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The Hits has ceased. KEY103Manchester has been relabelled Key 103. Snapshot updated.

January 18th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster MDR has announced that its transmitters will switch to Block 6B on January 28th. Halle/Petersberg, Kapaunberg and Schneidlingen currently operate on Block 11C. Brocken, Kulpenberg (S-A) and Wittenberg will switch from Block 12C. As in Sachsen and Thueringen, the resulting network is likely to have a new EId and Ensemble Label.

January 17th
Snapshots of the German ensemble NDR HH and NDR MV updated.

January 17th
Snapshot of the German ensemble S-ANHALT updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the data service MDR BWS has ceased.

January 17th
Snapshot of the German ensemble MDR THUERINGEN updated. Technically, it could be considered to be a new ensemble, since it has a new EId and a new label, compared with the transmissions on Block 7B. Since the move to Block 8B, the data service MDR BWS has ceased.

January 17th
Snapshot of the German ensemble MDR SACHSEN updated. Technically, it could be considered to be a new ensemble, since it has a new EId and a new label, compared with the transmissions on Blocks 6C/8D/9C. Since the move to Block 9A, the data service MDR BWS has ceased and the audio service MDRSACHSEN EXTRA is running at the higher bitrate of 88 kbit/s.

January 15th
Czech snapshots updated.

January 13th
On the French ensemble RNT Paris 5, the service Radio ALFA is reported to have switched from DMB-Radio to DAB+.

January 13th
In Switzerland, on-air dates for the next minimuxes have slipped again, with June 2015 being quoted for Aarau, Bern, Lugano and Oberwallis.

January 12th
In Poland, the public-service broadcaster is planning new services to launch on DAB+ during 2015. Polskie Radio Dla Seniorów aimed at senior citizens and Polskie Radio Edukacyjne, a popular science radio for young people. Radio Mercury will broadcast documentaries, sports, journalism, music, entertainment and culture. The regional services Radio Gdańsk, Radio Kielce and Radio Kraków are expected to appear on DAB+ during the year.

January 12th
Snapshots of the German ensembles Berlin/BRBG 7B and DR Berlin rbb 7D updated.

January 12th
Snapshot of the Swiss ensemble SMC D02 corrected.

January 12th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR updated. Addition of an MOT service TEST_SOHARD_SMC running as packet data at 8 kbit/s. Addition of a DAB+ audio service TEST32 running at 64 kbit/s.

January 12th
Snapshot added of the North Baden-Württemberg ensemble SWR BW N. Snapshots updated of the ensembles SWR BW S and DRS BW.

January 12th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH updated. Addition of a TPEG service TEST_V-Traffic running as packet data at 16 kbit/s.

January 9th
Sussex Coast snapshot updated. Addition of KISSTORY and heat radio.

January 9th
On the Czech ensemble RTI cz DAB, the service SeeJay Radio has ceased.

January 9th
The UK government has published a Framework Agreement between the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, the BBC, Commercial local DAB multiplex operators, Arqiva and Ofcom on the expansion of the local DAB network 2015-16. The programme of work to build out the local DAB network is scheduled to begin in March 2015 and, when completed, will extend local DAB coverage from around 72% of homes at present to circa 90% of UK households by late 2016.
Among the measures outlines in the Agreement, a new local ensemble for Suffolk on Block 10C is planned and the following frequency changes are expected elsewhere:-
  • Humberside from Block 11B to 10D
  • Liverpool from Block 11B to 10C
  • Manchester from Block 11C to 12C
  • Norwich from Block 11B to 10B
  • Plymouth from Block 12A to 12D
  • Sussex Coast expanded to cover the whole county and migrating from Block 11B to 10B
  • West Wiltshire from Block 12D to 10D

January 7th
On London 1 the service MAGIC has been relabelled Magic London.

January 7th
HBB & Northants snapshot updated.

January 7th
On D1 National, the service Magic has been relabelled Magic UK. Snapshot updated.

January 7th
Edinburgh and Glasgow snapshots updated. Addition of KISSTORY and Absolute C Rock.

January 6th
London snapshots updated.

January 6th
Essex snapshot updated.

January 6th
Cambridge snapshot updated. Addition of KISSTORY and heat radio.

January 6th
Norwich snapshot updated. Addition of KISSTORY and heat radio.

January 6th
Peterborough snapshot updated.

January 6th
Leicestershire snapshot updated. Addition of Smooth Radio at 80 kbit/s.

January 6th
Nottinghamshire snapshot updated. Addition of KISSTORY and heat radio. The service Smooth Radio has dropped to Mono at 80 kbit/s.

January 6th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Cessation of Pulse Xmas.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Sheffield. The service Sth York's Magic has been relabelled Hallam 2. The services Absolute C Rock and Absolute Rad 60s have ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Leeds. The service Magic 828WYorks has been relabelled Aire 2. The service Absolute Rad 60s has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Humberside. The service Magic has been relabelled Viking 2. The service Absolute Rad 60s has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Liverpool. Magic Liverpool has been relabelled Radio City 2. Absolute Rad 60s and Absolute C Rock have ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
On Tyne & Wear, the service METRO, which was briefly Metro Radio 2 earlier today, is back to METRO. The service MAGIC has been relabelled Metro Radio 2.

January 5th
On the Danish national ensemble DR DAB1, DR Ramasj./Ultra is broadcasting a looped announcement announcing the closure of the service.

January 5th
On London 2, LBC News 1152 has been relabelled LBC London News.

January 5th
On London 3, Absolute Rad 60s has ceased.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Teesside. Magic Teesside has been relabelled TFM 2. Absolute 60s has ceased.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Tyne & Wear. METRO has been relabelled Metro Radio 2. Absolute 60s has ceased. The service MAGIC remains.

January 5th
On Tyne & Wear, METRO has been relabelled Metro Radio 2. The service MAGIC remains.

January 5th
Absolute C Rock and KISSTORY are reported to have popped up on Inverness.

January 5th
KISSTORY is reported to have popped up on Birmingham. The Hits is reported to have ceased.

January 5th
On Edinburgh, FORTH 2 is reported to have been relabelled Forth 2.

January 5th
Absolute Radio has popped up on London 1, broadcasting at 112 kbit/s in Joint Stereo. KISS and MAGIC are broadcasting at the lower bitrate of 112 kbit/s each. The Hits has ceased.

January 5th
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Magic is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in Mono. Absolute Radio has dropped from 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo to 80 kbit/s Mono. Absolute R 80s is running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s. Absolute Rad 90s has ceased. These latest changes mean that only two of the fourteen audio services on the UK's national commercial multiplex broadcast in Stereo. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
On Manchester, the service MAGIC Manchester has been relabelled Key 2. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
KISSTORY has popped up on Lancashire. The service Magic has been relabelled Rock FM 2. The service Absolute Rad 60s has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 4th
Absolute C Rock and KISSTORY are reported to have popped up at 64 kbit/s each on N. Ireland.

January 4th
heat radio is reported to have popped up at 80 kbit/s on Cambridge, Kent, Norwich, Nottinghamshire and Sussex Coast.

January 4th
KISSTORY is reported to have popped up at 64 kbit/s on Cambridge, Kent, Norwich, Nottinghamshire, Stoke & Stafford, Sussex Coast and Swansea SW Wales.

January 2nd
NE Wales W Chesh and Stoke & Stafford snapshots updated.

January 2nd
In Poland, new ensembles have popped up in four cities:-
  • Gdańsk/Chwaszczyno - Block 10D
  • Kielce/Targowa - Block 11C
  • Kraków/Chorągwica - Block 12D
  • Poznań/Śrem & Poznań/Piątkowo - Block 12A SFN
The ensembles broadcast the national services of Polish Radio - Jedynka, Dwójka, Trójka and Czwórka – and Polskie Radio 24, Radio Rytm, the External Service and the regional service PR.

January 2nd
DAB+ transmissions have appeared in Spain. On the national ensemble MF2, a parallel service of Radio Maria has appeared in DAB+ alongside an existing version in "original-flavour" DAB. The DAB+ version is reported to be broadcasting at 64 kbit/s.

January 1st
On the German Block 11D ensemble Radio fuer NRW, the service RADIO IMPALA has ceased.

January 1st
On the German Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN, the service Radio Impala is reported to have ceased.

January 1st
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the DAB+ test transmissions have ended. The service Fun Kids+ has ceased.

January 1st
On the local ensembles Bradfrd&Huddersf, Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales respectively, the services Pulse Xmas, Signal Xmas and Wave Xmas have ceased.

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