Block 5B: 176.640 MHz
Sites: La Trinité, Rivière-Pilote, Le Diamant
On-Air: January 2023
The French regulator has authorised a nine-month pilot of DAB+ in the overseas département Martinique. According to the decision, published on the Arcom website but not yet found in the Journal Officiel, five audio services are expected to be broadcast from the outset. As Wohnort reported at the time, the then regulator, the CSA, previously authorised tests in Martinique in 2021. The authorisation for those tests was for one year from September 1st 2021. As the new announcement describes the current pilot as the first time that DAB+ will have been transmitted, the 2021 decision must not have led to actual transmissions. This is believed to be the first time that DAB+ has been broadcast in the Caribbean. In October 2023, the regulator extended the pilot's authorisation until June 30th 2024.