Page Updated:
October 20th, 2014

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DAB+  Band III  bluetooth

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A new Mk III version of the R1 DAB+ radio from Ruark Audio adds Bluetooth connectivity for wireless streaming.
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A DAB/DAB+ and FM radio from Auna with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity for wireless streaming.
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Pure Pop Midi
DAB+  Band III  bluetooth

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A new radio from Pure with DAB+ and DAB radio reception. Operates from AC mains, four AA batteries or using the optional D1 ChargePak. Receivers sold in France will also receive DMB-R (where available, naturally).Amazon.DE will deliver this product to the UK.
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DAB thumbnail   DAB
("original flavour")
DAB+ thumbnail   DAB+
RNT thumbnail   Radio Numérique Terrestre - DMB-Radio
DMB thumbnail   DMB TV
Not backwards compatible   Not
backwards-compatible

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DAB  Band III

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This little receiver created quite a stir when it went on sale in Switzerland as the Microspot RA318. It's small, light and has quite a sensitive tuner. The signal strength meter is particularly useful as you can manually tune the receiver to a particular frequency and the meter will register any signal even when it is not quite strong enough to decode the ensemble data. This radio is usually in Wohnort's travel bag. The receiver is currently on sale in Australia under the name "mbeat" for just AUD 49.
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DAB thumbnail   Pan-European Specification
To be capable of working anywhere in Europe, a "pan-European" radio needs to be able to receive DAB, DAB+ and DMB-A in Band III and L-band.



Band III thumbnail   Band III
Lband thumbnail   L-band

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

 
Ensemble Label
EId
3
Stereo
conditional access   3
Stereo
4
Joint
Stereo
3
Joint
St. LSF
3
Mono
3
Mono
LSF
3
Dual
Channel
3
Packet
Data
3
Stream
Data
3
Stereo
AAC
+
3
Mono
AAC
+
IVTII



Latest Updates and News   

October 20th
In France, the regulator has extended the authorisation for the experimental ensemble on Block 9A in Nantes, GRAM, but only until the end of 2014.

October 20th
Muxco, the operator of the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, has announced that two new transmitters will be brought into service on Block 10C on November 1st at Stoke D’Abernon and Hungry Hill.

October 20th
A new transmitter has recently been brought into service on Block 11D at Holcombe Down near Teignmouth, extending coverage of D1 National. Three other sites are planned to be brought into service before the end of the year and a further five are expected in 2015.

October 20th
The BBC has published details of eleven new transmitters brought into service recently on Block 12B, at Beer, Sidmouth, Alton, Llanidloes, Ventnor, Bampton, Winterborne Stickland, Findon, Thornhill, Langholm and Skriaig.

October 17th
On the local ensemble Teesside, the service Heart North East is reported to be running with a new SId.

October 17th
On the local ensembles Teesside and Tyne & Wear, the service Smooth Radio is reported to be running with a new SId.

October 17th
Snapshot of the Block 12D German regional ensemble Bayern updated.

October 17th
The BBC has announced three new transmitters in Scotland on Block 12B. Kirkconnel extends coverage of BBC National DAB to Kirkconnel and Sanquhar for the first time, and extends road coverage along the A76. Melvaig improves coverage in Ross-shire and the isles. Port Ellen extends coverage to the island of Islay.

October 17th
On the Danish ensemble DR DAB1, the service DR MAMA has ceased after programmes ended a couple of weeks ago. DR P8 JAZZ is running at the increased bitrate of 160 kbit/s.

October 17th
Sunrise Radio has popped up on HBB & Northants, Kent and Surrey-NSussex, running at 64 kbit/s.


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Update History   

October 13th
Snapshot updated of the German experimental ensemble in Erlangen, LIKE_IIS.

October 13th
Snapshot updated of the German local ensembles Augsburg and Nuernberg.

October 13th
Snapshot updated of the German local ensemble Ingolstadt. At the time the Snapshot was taken, the service COOLRADIO 1 was running at Protection Level 1.

October 13th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss local ensemble DIG F03 - GENEVE.

October 13th
Snapshots updated of the German ensembles Muenchen and Muenchen IRT.

October 11th
Snapshots updated of the Irish ensembles DAB Ireland Mux1 and DAB Ireland Mux2. Since the last snapshots were taken, the EIds of both ensembles have changed.

October 10th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR updated.

October 10th
Snapshot updated of the German regional ensemble THUERINGEN.

October 10th
Snapshot added of the new local ensemble in Zürich, DIG D04 - ZURICH.

October 9th
In France, the regulator has published details of the modifications made to the L-band frequency assignments awarded to SAS Onde Numérique in 2013.

October 9th
In Germany, the Bavarian regulator has awarded capacity on the local ensembles Augsburg and Ingolstadt to the service Radio Ilmwelle.

October 9th
In Germany, the Bavarian regulator has awarded capacity on the local ensemble Augsburg to the service Radio PN Eins. The service is already transmitted on the local ensemble Ingolstadt as PN EINS.

October 9th
On South Hampshire, JACK fm Hants has been relabelled JACK fm.

October 9th
In Hong Kong, a new service has popped up on the Block 11C ensemble DAB+ Hong Kong. 13 M Life D is broadcasting at 56 kbit/s using DAB+.

October 8th
Snapshots of the German ensembles NDR NDS, S-ANHALT, K12 S-ANHALT, SACHSEN and K12 SACHSEN updated.

October 7th
On the Czech ensemble TELEKO DAB, the services Radio Vaticana, RTL Classic, RTL Groove and RTL ItalianStyle are reported to have ceased.

October 7th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 7A. Grellingen improves coverage of the regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH in the Basel conurbation. Swiss Mediacast has announced that the next transmitters will be brought into service during 2015 as follows:-
Nordschweiz - Frick
Bern/Fribourg - Chasseral, Fribourg
Ostschweiz - St. Gallen, Herisau

October 7th
Snapshots of the German ensembles DRS RP, hr Radio, DR HESSEN and Radio fuer NRW updated.

October 7th
On West Wiltshire, XFM is reported to have been replaced by Capital.

October 6th
Snapshot of the German ensemble DR Saarland updated.

October 6th
On London 3, the services Radio 1035 and Radio 1458 have been relabelled LYCA DIL SE 1035 and LYCA RADIO 1458 respectively.

October 6th
Snapshots of the Swiss ensembles SMC_D02 and SMC D03 N-CH updated.

October 3rd
In Russia earlier this year, the regulator authorised DAB+ test transmissions to be conducted in Band III.

October 3rd
The UK regulator Ofcom has put back until January 29th 2015 the closing date for applications for the second national commercial multiplex. Ofcom now says it hopes to award a licence "as soon as practicable thereafter". The original closing date was October 30th 2014.

October 3rd
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into operation on Block 12C. Genova extends coverage of Club DAB Italia into Liguria.

October 3rd
In Norway, a new local ensemble has popped up in Østfold on Block 8B, broadcasting ten audio services in DAB+.

October 3rd
In Stockholm, the national ensemble SR RIKS DAB has migrated from Block 12B to Block 12C. The commercial ensemble Teracom Test has migrated from Block 12C to Block 12A. According to the Teracom website, SR RIKS DAB continues to be broadcast on Block 12B in Göteborg and Malmö.

October 3rd
Cornwall and South East Devon snapshots updated.

October 2nd
In Sweden, the media regulator has awarded national DAB licences to 21 programme services operated by six broadcasters. The awards relate to two layers of coverage, subdivisable into 34 regions. The licence conditions stipulate that coverage should reach 35% of the population by July 1st 2016, 50% by July 1st 2017 and 70% by July 1st 2018. The regulator also awarded four regional licences.

October 2nd
In Südtirol (Alto Adige), the multiplex operator and transmission provider RAS has announced that the ensemble DABMEDIA will migrate on October 15th from Block 13A to Block 10C and will be available more or less throughout the province.

October 1st
It's Christmas already in the Netherlands! Sky Radio Xmas has popped up on the Block 11C ensemble DAB+.

October 1st
In Poland, Polskie Radio has advertised contracts for the provision of the broadcaster's services in DAB+. On offer are Koszalin 12D, Olsztyn 10C, Zielona Góra 12C, Białystok 5B, Lublin 10B, Rzeszów 11A

October 1st
In the Czech Republic, the service Radio BEAT has popped up on the ensembles TELEKO DAB and RTI cz DAB.

October 1st
On the Danish national ensemble DR DAB1, the service DR MAMA has been closed. The audio stream carries a looped announcement about the service's closure.

September 29th
UK TII table updated.

September 28th
The regulator in Hong Kong, the Communications Authority, has extended the deadline by which broadcasters should have an EPG on the territory's ensemble to March 21st 2018. The original deadline was September 21st 2012, but this was extended to September 21st 2014. The deadline applies to Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited and Phoenix U Radio. In the meantime, the broadcasters have proposed that the unused capacity be used by existing audio services and ancillary visual services. A reconfiguration exercise was tentatively planned to take place in November 2014.

September 28th
The regulator in Hong Kong, the Communications Authority, has extended the deadline by which Phoenix U Radio should have launched its third audio service on the territory's ensemble to September 19th 2015. The extension is on condition that Phoenix U Radio submits a $1 million performance bond within one month to secure the roll-out of the channel by the new deadline.

September 28th
Mid & West Wales and Swansea SW Wales snapshots updated.

September 28th
On the local ensemble South Hampshire, the service Fire Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

September 28th
Snapshot of the new local ensemble Somerset added. Bristol and South East Wales snapshots updated.

September 21st
MuxCo, the operator of the forthcoming local ensemble for Somerset, has announced that it will launch on Friday September 26th.

September 16th
The UK regulator Ofcom has approved the addition of Asian Sound to the local ensemble Bradfrd&Huddersf. The service is also broadcast on Manchester, although the Bradford version may carry local advertisements. The expected launch date is October 1st.

September 13th
NE Wales W Chesh snapshot updated. Addition of DAB+ service.

September 11th
The forthcoming local ensemble Somerset is reported to have popped up on Block 10B broadcasting four test audio services.

September 11th
On the ensemble TELEKO DAB in the Czech Republik, the service GAMA RADIO has ceased.

September 7th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5C. Rostock-Toitenwinkel extends coverage of the national ensemble DR Deutschland to the Baltic coast and includes several holiday resorts from as far as Wustrow on the Fischland-Darß peninsula in the north to Güstrow in the south.

September 6th
On Central Scotland, the service Gaydio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

September 6th
The UK regulator Ofcom has approved MuxCo's request to change the frequency of the forthcoming local ensemble for Somerset from Block 10D to Block 10B.

September 3rd
In the Czech Republic, two new services are reported to have popped up on the Block 10D ensemble in Prague. Radio Blanik and Radio City 93.7 MHz are both reported to be broadcasting in DAB+.

September 3rd
The regulator in Australia, the ACMA, has extended until June 30th 2015 the trial licences in Canberra and Darwin.

September 1st
A DAB+ service has popped up in the UK on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh. Fun Kids+ is running at 64 kbit/s. Folder Media has announced that tests of DAB+ should last until the end of the year. The stated aims are to gauge listener reach and reaction, gain experience of running DAB and DAB+ services alongside each other and to observe any differences in coverage, particularly in marginal areas.

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