In Poland, a new service is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble in Wroclaw, LokalDAB. Radio Piekary is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 104 kbit/s.
On the French ensemble MULHOUSE 18, the service DREYECKLAND has been relabelled DKL DREY.
On the French ensemble RNT Marseille 6 , the service RAJE has ceased.
In the Czech Republic, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5B. Klatovy Doubrava extends coverage of RTI DAB cz in Klatovska.
In Germany, the media regulator in Thüringen has advertised capacity on a new ensemble for private-sector broadcasters. Applications have been invited from would-be radio service providers, data service providers and prospective platform operators. The closing date is December 20th 2019.
In Italy, the ensemble EMILIAROMAGNADAB is reported to have migrated from Block 12D to 10C.
London 1 snapshot updated. Addition of Magic Musicals, broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Existing service Magic London reduced to 80 kbit/s Mono.
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Test B is broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s. The existing service 80s Rhythm has sprouted a secondary component. Test A refers to the same audio subchannel as Test B. 80s Rhythm itself is now 40 kbit/s. Passion Radio is now 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
In the Czech Republic, the website digital.rozhlas reports
that the services of public-service broadcaster Český rozhlas will cease being transmitted by the commercial ensembles RTI cz DAB
and TELEKO DAB
. From January 1st 2020, they will be transmitted only on the broadcaster's own ensemble CRo DAB+
, ending years of parallel transmission. According to the report, the capacity released will be used to carry additional commercial services. The report also states that the move will eliminate a problem for some receivers that encountered multiple versions of the same service.
On the Czech ensemble CRo DAB+, the services CRo-DDUR test, CRo-JAZZ test, CRo-JUNIOR test and CRo-RETRO test have lost their test suffixes.
Snapshot of the local ensemble North Yorkshire updated. Addition of MincePie NonStop.
Snapshot of the local ensemble Bradfrd&Huddersf updated. Addition of Pulse Xmas.
In Germany, the media regulator for Berlin-Brandenburg has allocated for a period of seven years capacity on the Block 7B ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B to Radio Arabica and MEGA Radio Berlin.
In Germany, the media regulator for Hessen has allocated capacity on the ensembles HESSEN NORD and HESSEN SÜD to JOKE FM.
The regular Christmas services are reported to have popped up on local ensembles Bradfrd&Huddersf, Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales.
The new service Dubai Now has popped up on the local ensemble Cambridge and is broadcasting in Mono LSF "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
A new service has popped up on London 3. Dubai Now is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
In Switzerland, a new service, 105 DJ Radio, is reported to have popped up on the Digris ensembles in Aarau, Basel, Bern, Biel, St. Gallen, Winterthur, Zentralschweiz and Zürich.
Central Scotland snapshot updated. Pure Radio replaces Rocksport Radio. The existing service 103.1 Central FM has jumped into Joint Stereo at 128 kbit/s since the previous snapshot.
In Poland, a new service is reported to have popped up on the DABCAST ensemble in Warsaw. Radio Record is reported to be broadcasting at 112 kbit/s. Other bitrates on the ensemble have changed to accomodate the newcomer.
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 8D. Brandenkopf extends coverage of the Baden-Wüttemberg ensemble SWR BW in Ortenau-Kreis (Kinzigtal, Harmersbachtal) and Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis (Gutachtal), as well as along the B33 und B294 roads.
On Trial Cambridge, the service Cyber Gold has been relabelled Atlantis. The services Cyber Radio, Cyber Rock and Visitor Radio have ceased.
A new service has popped up on the regional ensemble Central Scotland. Pure Radio is reported to be broadcasting in Mono LSF at 64 kbit/s.
Snapshots updated of the Belgian regional ensembles HAINAUT 2 and NAM-LUX 2. Addition of Nostalgie+.
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands national ensemble DAB+. Multiple changes since the previous snapshot.
Snapshots updated of the Netherlands ensembles MTVNL in Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. Classic FM relabelled classicnl since the previous snapshots.
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 8A Randstad NL updated. RADIO ROYAAL NH and RADIO ROYAAL ZH relabelled RADIO DECIBEL NH and RADIO DECIBEL ZH respectively since the previous snapshot.
Snapshot of the local ensemble North Yorkshire updated. Great Yorkshire using DAB+.
Snapshots updated of the Australian ensembles DAB Melbourne 1, DAB Melbourne 2, DAB Sydney 1 and DAB Sydney 2. Multiple changes since previous snapshots.
In Spain, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 9C. A photo
posted in Facebook appears to show an ensemble labelled DIGI-CAN
. The Facebook account used suggests the ensemble in operating in Tenerife.
In Germany, the media regulator in Baden-Württemberg has advertised
capacity on the Block 11B ensemble DRS BW
. The 54 CU will become available on April 1st 2020. Closing date for applications is November 29th 2019.
On the French ensemble LILLE Local 2, the service Grand Lille Info has been relabelled G. LILLE INFO.
In France, the DAB+ information service .BIENVENUE has popped up on the local ensemble for Lens-Douai, BLAD.
New services are reported
to have popped up on the BCAST ensembles in Poland. Disco Radio, Mega Radio, Radio 7, Radio Kampus and Radio Profeto have appeared in Warsaw. Disco Radio, Mega Radio, Radio Nuta and Radio Kampus have joined the Wrocław ensemble. In Gdansk, Disco Radio, Mega Radio, Radio Profeto, Radio 7 and Norda FM are now broadcasting. The bitrates of some existing services are reported to have dropped to accomodate the newcomers.
It's Christmas in Cornwall. Pirate Xmas has popped up on the local ensemble Cornwall at 80 kbit/s Mono. The existing services Pirate FM and Pirate 80s have each dropped to 80 kbit/s Mono.
In Germany, new service has popped up on the Rheinland-Pfalz ensemble SWR RP. Rockland Radio is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The bitrates of SWR2 and each version of SWR4 have dropped to accomodate the newcomer.
Snapshots updated of the Belgian ensembles DAB+ VLAANDEREN2 and BXL-BW 2.
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Cosoro Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The bitrates of 80s Rhythm, Passion Radio, Atmosphere.Radio and Solent Wireless have changed. The services 100% Dragon Hits and 100% Whatever have ceased. Snapshot updated.
In Croatia, the regulator has invited
expressions of interest in a further year of the DAB+ pilot. According to the invitation, the trial will continue to be broadcast from the same sites as before (Sljeme, Ivanščica, Belje, Učka and Brač – Vidova Gora) with the addition of three further sites at Psunj (for Pozega), Ugljan – Mala Glava (for Zadar) and Srđ (for Dubrovnik). The closing date is November 11th 2019.
A new service has popped up on the "2" regional ensembles in Belgium. Nostalgie+ is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.
It's Christmas in Belgium. Joe Christmas has popped up on DAB+ VLAANDEREN2.
In France, the DAB+ information service .BIENVENUE has popped up on Lille-Local.
Trial Brighton snapshot updated. Addition of Starpoint Soul, broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The bitrate of Radio Caroline has increased since the previous snapshot.
In France, a new service popped up on the local ensemble Valenciennes. .BIENVENUE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s. Similar services, or the same service, have also been reported to have popped up on Calais and Dunkerque. The service(s) carry an audio loop promoting the virtues of DAB+.
A new service is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble Cambridge. Radio Maria Eng is reported to be broadcasting in Mono LSF at 64 kbit/s.
A new service has popped up on London 2. Radio Maria Eng is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
On the UK ensemble D1 National, the service Heart extra has been relabelled Heart extra Xmas.
In Germany, the media regulator in Sachsen has advertised capacity on local ensembles in Leipzig and Freiberg
, both currently operating as trials. The new licences will be valid for at least eight years. A two-year trial for a local ensemble in Chemnitz
has also been advertised. Closing date for all three areas is November 21st 2019.
In the Czech Republic, the public-service broadcaster Český rozhlas and its transmission partner Český Radiokomunikace have brought no fewer than nine transmitters into service today on Blocks 12C and 12D, rapidly extending coverage of the national ensemble CRo DAB+, which now stands at 80% of the population.
On Block 12C (Bohemia): České Budějovice – Kleť (20 kW); Jáchymov – Klínovec (10 kW); Klatovy – Doubrava (5 kW); Plzeň – Sylván (1 kW).
On Block 12D (Moravia & Silesia): Brno – Kojál (10 kW); Nový Jičín – Veselský kopec (1 kW); Olomouc – Radíkov (2 kW); Tasov – Tasov (300 W); Zlín – Tlustá hora (10 kW).
On the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1, a new service MTV Radio replaces Radio HTS. The new service is running at 72 kbit/s. On the regional ensembles DAB2 N, DAB2 S and DAB2 OE, a new service R4DIO replaces 24syv. On DAB2 OE at least, the new service is running at 128 kbit/s, while the existing services DR P7 Mix, DR P8 Jazz and DR Logoer are running at lower bitrates. DK DAB1 and DAB2 OE snapshots updated.
In France, the service SWIGG has migrated from the Block 7A ensemble RNT Marseille 3 to the Block 8A ensemble RNT Marseille 2.
The UK regulator received more than 100 responses to its consultation on proposals for the licensing of small-scale ensembles. The responses are available to download
from the regulator's website.
On the German ensembles Oberfranken and Oberpfalz, the services ROCK ANTENNE and egoFM are now broadcasting at 72 kbit/s each - a reduction for former but an increase for the latter.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new transmitter into operation on Blocks 11D and 10A. Isen extends coverage of the Landwide ensemble Bayern and the regional ensemble Obb/Schw to an area including Dorfen, Haag in Oberbayern, Isen, Lengdorf, Maitenbeth und Sankt Wolfgang as well as along the new Isental-Autobahn.
The operation of a local ensemble for the Channel Islands has been awarded
to Bailiwick Broadcasting Limited. The new ensemble is expected to launch in October 2020 from three sites. Block 12A is expected to be used, unless international co-ordination is problematic, in which case Block 11C will be used.
On London 2, the service Baikal Radio has ceased after being silent for some time. Snapshot updated.
In Austria, the operator of the national ensemble appears once again to have accelerated its roll-out plans. The website of broadcaster Radio Maria reveals that Bruck-Mugel and Rechnitz-Hirschenstein are now planned to be brought into service on May 26th 2020. Dobratsch and Wolfsberg-Koralm are now expected to start on August 25th 2020.
In Germany, the operator of the national ensemble has brought a new Block 5C transmitter into service at Oberammergau, extending coverage of DR Deutschland in the Bavarian Alps.
Snapshot updated of the Croatian ensemble OIV DEMO. Addition of Antena Zadar. Since the previous snapshot, the service Narodni Radio has been relabelled narodni.
A new service has popped up on the UK regional ensemble Central Scotland. Kingdom FM is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 128 kbit/s. The service Rocksport Radio has ceased.
Snapshot updated of the Slovenian ensemble Slovenia DAB+ R1. The service Slo Int Radio SI has been relabelled Radio Si since the previous snapshot.
In Austria, a new service has popped up on CityMUX Wien II. Radio SOL is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.
In the Czech Republic, the Band III RTI cz DAB transmitter at České Budějovice Kluk has switched from Block 5D to 7A. At the same time, the L-band transmissions from this site, on air since January 2013, have ceased.
In Belgium, the SId of the audio service La 1ère has changed and appears to be common across all the "1" ensembles. Previously each instance of the service had its own SId.
In Belgium, the SId of the audio service Jam. has changed on the "2" ensembles.
A new service has popped up on the UK ensemble D1 National. LBC News (separate from LBC) is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated. The tally of services is now DAB+ 11, DAB 9, data 1.
In France, the regulator is running a consultation
currently into its plans to launch DAB+ in up to 40 additional areas between 2020 and 2023. Closing date for responses is November 19th 2019.
In the Czech Republic, the TELEKO DAB transmitter Lysá Hora, serving Ostrava and the surrounding area, has switched from L-band Block LP to Band III Block 7B.
In the Czech Republic, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 8A. Jihlava - Strážník extends coverage of TELEKO DAB in the Vysočině and along the D1 highway.
In Germany, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 7A. Alfeld extends coverage of NDR NS between Brüggen and Freden, including Alfeld, Delligsen, Coppengrave, Hoyershausen and Duingen. Stadthagen covers an area including Hameln, Rinteln, Bückeburg, Diepenau, Liebenau, Rodenberg, Bad Münder und Coppenbrügge. At the same time, the existing transmitter for Hannover, Telemax, has switched frequencies from Block 6D to 7A. Now, Telemax and the two new sites, together with the existing 7A transmitter at Sibbesse, consolidate coverage of the entire Hannover/Hildesheim area into one Single Frequency Network.
In Italy, the website of Aeranti-Corallo reports
that the regulator is to publish a DAB+ frequency plan by the end of the year that will address frequency co-ordination issues between Italy on the one hand and Slovenia and Croatia on the other. For each area addressed by the plan, 3 national blocks and 3 regional blocks could be allocated in Italy. According to the report, implentation would have to wait until the Pnaf DVB-T plan for the Adriatic region has been implemented (December 2021 - June 2022). The Italian administration is continuing to work with other neighbouring countries (France, Monaco, Vatican, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Greece and Malta) to achieve bilateral co-ordination.
In the Netherlands, the regulator has launched a consultation
on a plan to distribute temporary frequency space in 22 allotments
for use by local broadcasters. Under the plan, any licences awarded will be valid until August 31st 2022. The proposed scheme would involve two stages. In the first stage, lasting four weeks from a date to be announced following the consultation, broadcasters may apply for only one capacity unit. Thereafter, in the second stage, broadcasters may request multiple capacity units. According to the regulator, this scheme is intended to give applicants an equal chance of obtaining a permit during the first 4 weeks. The consultation closes on December 3rd 2019.
On the local ensemble Manchester, the service Hits Radio Manc has been relabelled HITS RADIO MCR.
Over half of the audio services on the UK ensemble D1 National are now broadcasting in DAB+. Radio X has switched to DAB+ and is now running at 40 kbit/s. Snapshot updated. [This story has been updated to add reference to the new snapshot]
Snapshot updated of the French ensemble RNT NICE 6. Cessation of PopUPradio.
A new packet data service has popped up on the Danish ensemble NivaaDAB. EPG-test is running at 16 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
On the Swiss ensemble SRG SSR I01, the service Radio F.Ticino+ has been relabelled RADIO TICINO. The bitrate OPTION MUSIQUE+ has dropped from 64 to 56 kbit/s. radio3i+ has risen from 56 to 64. Snapshot updated.
On the Italian national ensemble #EuroDAB Italia, the service #RTL1025 doc has been relabelled #RTL doc. The service #RTL viaRadio has been relabelled #RTL viaradio. Snapshot updated.
A new service has popped up on the Belgian regional ensembles BXL-BW 1, HAINAUT 1 and NAM-LUX 1 (and probably LIEGE 1as well). Sud Radio BE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. BXL-BW 1 snapshot updated.
On the French ensembles Lyon-Local and Rouen-Etendu the SId of J A Z Z Radio has changed.
Snapshot of the local ensemble Peterborough updated. Gold Cambs replaces Smooth Cambs. Radio Up replaces Connect FM.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought two new transmitters into service. Amberg Stadt on Block 11D and Jenner on Block 10A are broadcasting, respectively, the ensembles Bayern and Obb/Schw.
In Germany, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 11A. Alf Bullay and Idar-Oberstein Hillschied improve coverage of SWR RP in Rheinland-Pfalz.
In the Czech Republic, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 8A. Jihlava – Strážník improves coverage of TELEKO DAB in the Vysočina region.
In the Czech Republic, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5B. Plzeň Sylván replaces the existing site Zikmund Wintra and should provide a significant increase in coverage of RTI cz DAB in the Pilsen area.
In France, the regulator has issued authorisations for services that will be broadcast on the forthcoming local ensemble for Bordeaux that will operate on Block 7A:
ARL Aquitaine Radio Live
La Clé des Ondes
Radio Bassin Arcachon
Radio Campus Bordeaux
Radio Nos Cultures
In France, the regulator has issued authorisations for services that will be broadcast on the forthcoming regional ensemble known officially as "Bordeaux étendu" and which will operate on Block 8C:
Radio Nova Bordeaux
[this article has since been updated with two additional services published the next day]
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble Voralpen. Radio BUH is broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
On Trial Glasgow, the service Pride Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.
On the local ensemble North Yorkshire, the service Great Yorkshire has switched to DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
A new service has popped up on the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1. Radio HTS is broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s. The bitrates of ENERGY (NRJ) and Classic Rock have dropped to 72 kbit/s apiece. Snapshot updated.
Snapshot updated of the Belgian regional ensemble BXL-BW 1. Addition of 1RCF Belgique.
On the Swedish national ensemble SR DAB, the service SR P4 Stockholm is now running with a new SId.
In Belgium, a new service has popped up on the regional ensembles BXL-BW 1, HAINAUT 1 and NAM-LUX 1. 1RCF Belgique is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. [article updated 12.10.2019 to add BXL-BW 1.]
In France, the new regional ensemble for Seine-Maritime, labelled rouen-etendu, has popped up on Block 10A with 13 DAB+ services on board. The associated local ensembles for Le Havre and Rouen are already on air.
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11D. Hochsauerland improves coverage of Radio fuer NRW in a region that includes Eslohe and Schmallenberg.
On the North Limburg & North Brabant instance of the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL, the new service OKÉFM is reported to have been relabelled Oke FM.
A new service has popped up on RNT Paris 5. PIMG RADIO is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.
#EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated. Addition of inBlu 2000. The TPEG data service has switched to a lower Protection Level since the previous snapshot.
A new service has popped up on #EuroDAB Italia. inBlu 2000 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
An audio service has popped up on the instance of MTVNL for North Limburg & North Brabant. OKÉFM is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. There are now two services on this ensemble, one audio, the other data.
On those MTVNL ensembles in the Netherlands on which it appears, Classic FM has been relabelled classicnl.
DAB+ transmissions are taking place in Azerbaijan. An ensemble with 12 services on board has popped up on Block 11B, transmitted from the Baku TV Tower.
In France, the new local ensemble for La Roche-sur-Yon is reported to have popped up on Block 9A.
On London 2, the service Baikal Radio is reported to have fallen silent.
On London 3, the service GN RADIO UK has ceased.
On the local ensemble Cambridge, the service Smooth Cambs is reported to have been relabelled Gold Cambs.
It's Christmas in the Netherlands. On the Block 11C national ensemble DAB+, the service Sky Radio Hits has been relabelled Sky Radio Xmas.
In Germany, two new services have popped up on the local ensemble Nuernberg. 90..4Beat (sic) and PIRATE RADIO are broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s each.
In Poland, new contracts have come into effect for the supply of transmission services for the ensembles of Polskie Radio. In some areas, for example Opole, the contracts have changed hands and a new site has been brought into service. Overall, there are power increases at many sites across the country. In a second stage, additional transmitters will be brought into service from October 2020.
On the local ensemble Peterborough, the service Gold, which was replaced by Smooth Country not long ago, is reported to have returned. A second new service, Radio UP has also popped up. The existing services Smooth Cambs and Connect FM are reported to have ceased.
In Australia, two new services have popped up on DAB+ Hobart. MMM COUNTRY and OLDSKOOL HITS are broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s each. Some other services on the ensemble have had their bitrates adjusted downward. Snapshot updated.
In Switzerland, four new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 12A. Trient, Trient vers les Ponts, Chardonne mit Pelerin and Chavannes Moudon extend coverage of SRG SSR F01 in cantons Vaud and Valais.
On the local ensemble Herts Beds Bucks, the service Smooth 4Counties has been relabelled Smooth 3Counties. The service The BEAT, that pointed to the same audio stream as MKFM, has ceased.
On the Czech ensemble CRo DAB+, the service CRo-REGINA DAB has been relabelled CRo-DAB PRAHA. On TELEKO DAB, the service REGINA DAB has been relabelled DAB PRAHA.
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