On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, the service TOPradio is now running at the lower bitrate of 72 kbit/s.
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Upload Radio has ceased.
In Italy, a new service, Rai Radio1 Sport, has popped up on the ensemble DAB+ RAI, coinciding with the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
DAB+ transmissions have begun in Ukraine. A pilot ensemble operated by Концерн РРТ (BRT Concern) is reported to be on air in Kiev, with seven services on board.
On the Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - AG, formerly DIG D04 - AARAU and DIG D04 - BS, the service Radio Smash has been relabelled MultiKulti Radio.
In Denmark, the annual temporary service service Folkemøde has popped up as usual on the regional ensembles, coinciding with the political event on Bornholm and running at 24 kbit/s in mono DAB+. The existing service 24syv is running at a lower bitrate to accomodate the newcomer.
A new service has popped up on Trial Norwich. 45 Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Since the last snapshot was taken, Jazz FM Norwich has switched to DAB+. There are now 20 services on this city's minimux, only two of which remain in "original-flavour" DAB.
On Trial Manchester, the service Flame Christian is reported to have ceased.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Hessen has announced
that new high-power antennas have entered service at Rimberg and Habichtswald, improving coverage of the Block 7B ensemble hr Radio
in Nordhessen. A new transmitter at Gießen-Dünsberg is to be brought into service in the second-half of 2018 which will improve coverage in Mittelhessen.
In Germany, the media regulator in Hessen has granted
Radio/Tele FFH Gruppe permission to broadcast "FFH-Rock" and "planet radio – black beats" via DAB+.
In Germany, one of the services on the ensemble DR HESSEN
, has announced
that four additional transmitters will be brought into service on July 1st, extending coverage to Nord-, Mittel- and Osthessen.
On the German ensemble hr Radio in Hessen, hr4 is now running as three regional services. The existing instance has been relabelled hr4 Sued, while hr4 Mitte and hr4 NORD have popped up as new services.
In Switzerland, the public-service broadcaster SRG/SSR has announced
that TPEG will enter official service in 2019. Test transmissions have been taking for some time on the SRG/SSR ensembles, but these are liable to interruptions until the test phase is complete.
In Italy, new transmitters on Blocks 10B, 10C and 10D have been brought into service at Ratschings, improving coverage of the two RAS ensembles and DABMEDIA in the Ratschingstal.
In the Czech Republic, the Director General of the public-service broadcaster, Český Rozhlas, has announced plans to extend coverage of the broadcaster's ensemble this year and next. A main transmitter at Jihlavě would extend coverage to Vysočinu, with additional smaller sites ensuring unbroken coverage along the D1 motorway. In 2019, the intention is to provide coverage along the D7 and D11 motorways.
In Germany, a court in Leipzig has upheld a complaint by an unsuccessful candidate for the second national multiplex that the process violated the principle of equal opportunities for applicants. The immediate effect of the ruling is that the ensemble, which was licensed in November 2017, cannot go on air as planned until the dispute has been resolved.
On the German ensemble DR HESSEN, the service interviewRadio is reported to have ceased.
In France, the regulator has launched no fewer than thirteen consultations on proposals to introduce DAB+ services in Annecy, Avignon, Bayonne, Besançon, Dijon, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Orléans, Pau, Poitiers, Saint-Etienne, Toulon and Tours. Twenty eight ensembles are under discussion. The closing date is June 27th 2018.
Snapshot added of the Danish regional ensemble for Midt Nordjylland, Viborg-Skive.
Two new services have popped up on Trial Norwich since the last snapshot. Zack FM and Panda Radio are both broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 and 48 kbit/s respectively. The service Antenna Radio has ceased.
On the local ensemble Liverpool. The Hits has been relabelled Hits Radio.
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Lancashire. Hits Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. The service The Hits has ceased.
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Manchester. Absolute C Rock is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. Key 103 has been relabelled Hits Radio Manc. Key 2 has been relabelled Key Radio. The service The Hits has ceased.
Snapshot updated of the Danish national ensemble, DK DAB1.
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble for Vest-Agder, Agder Lokalradio.
Snapshot added of the Block 12D ensemble operating in the Stockholm area and now labelled Bauer Media.
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of Delite Radio, Matryoshka Radio, Asian Star and LGreekR. Cessation of Antenna Radio, Blast!, Starpoint Soul, YOUR Radio and Radio Telstar. Since the previous snapshot, Timeless Radio has switched to DAB+.
Stories prior to this date are now stored on the DAB Archives pages.