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May 22nd
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands local ensemble 6A HollandsKroon. Olympia-Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

May 22nd
The operator of Trial Manchester has announced the following services are to be added to the minimux, which will bring the services total to 28.
  • Radio Diamond
  • Trafford Sound Radio
  • Radio Sangam
  • Likwid
  • NonStop90s Radio
  • Vine Juice
  • Flame CCR
  • Fever 107.3

May 19th
On Trial Portsmouth, Antenna Radio now has a DAB+ stereo audio stream. Snapshot updated.

May 19th
According to reports in a Bulgarian radio forum, DAB+ test transmissions have popped up on Block 12B in Sofia with 16 test loops running.

May 19th
On Trial Portsmouth, the services News Radio UK and Cheesy FM have ceased. A new service Antenna Radio has popped up but is currently without an audio stream.

May 18th
The regulator for Berlin and Brandenburg has advertised capacity on a new ensemble. All 864 CU are on offer. The regulator will decide whether the ensemble should cover Berlin alone or Berlin and Brandenburg together, based on the applications received. Closing date for applications for capacity is June 23rd 2017.

May 18th
On the Slovakia ensemble AVIS, Radio Europa 2 has been replaced by Radio Aktual. New Model Radio is now running at 80 kbit/s.

May 18th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble DR HESSEN. Protection Level on all services reduced from 1 to 2 since the previous snapshot. Additional services.

May 18th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble Radio fuer NRW. Bitrate changes since the previous snapshot. The packet data service WDR-INFO has ceased.

May 18th
Listing updated of the Netherlands local ensemble DAB Ouder-Amstel. Changed SIds.

May 18th
In Slovenia, the regulator has invited expressions of interest from broadcasters in obtaining capacity on the ensemble MULTIPLEX R1. If sufficient interest is shown, the regulator may proceed to tender. Closing date for expressions of interest is May 25th 2017.

May 17th
Listing updated of the Slovak ensemble DAB. Addition of ANTENA ROCK, Radio Jemne and Radio VLNA.

May 17th
Listing updated of the Slovak ensemble AVIS. Addition of Radio Best FM, Radio Europa 2 and Radio Patria / RSI.

May 17th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble in Haugaland, LOKALDAB RIKS II. Multiple changes.

May 16th
A new service is reported to have popped up on Trial Glasgow. Radio Central is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The Short Label for this service (Central) is the same as the Short Label for the (different) service 103.1 Central FM being broadcast on the ensemble Central Scotland and therefore receivable in the same area. GO Radio Glasgow has ceased on Trial Glasgow and is migrating to Central Scotland.

May 16th
Three new services have popped up on Trial Portsmouth. 60s, sleepyhead radio and Timeless Radio are all broadcasting in DAB+ stereo, at 32, 48 and 32 kbit/s respectively. The service Gaydio has switched to DAB+ and is now broadcasting in stereo. Every station on this minimux is now available in stereo. Snapshot updated.

May 16th
Three new services have popped up on Trial Portsmouth. 60s, sleepyhead radio and Timeless Radio are all broadcasting in DAB+ stereo, at 32, 48 and 32 kbit/s respectively. The service Gaydio has switched to DAB+ and is now broadcasting in stereo. Every station on this minimux is now available in stereo.

May 16th
In Germany, the regulator for Bayern has advertised capacity on the regional ensemble in Unterfranken (10A). On offer are 54 CU for a DAB+ audio service running at 72 kbit/s. The new service is expected to be on air by October 11th 2017. Closing date of the advertisement is June 12th 2017. Currently, the three ensembles Unterfranken (10A), Oberfranken (10B) and Mittelfranken (8C) broadcast the same multiplex. In the narrative of the advertisement, the regulator states that 5 or 6 local FM services will be broadcast on Unterfranken and Oberfranken and that two local services will be broadcast on Mittelfranken. Services currently broadcast on the Land-wide Block 10D ensemble Bayern will migrate either to the Land-wide Block 11D ensemble BR Bayern or to the regional ensembles. The three regional ensembles are each expected to begin broadcasting a unique multiplex during the summer.

May 16th
A new service EXE is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble Devon.

May 16th
In Germany, the regulator for Bayern has advertised capacity on three existing regional ensembles in Unterfranken (10A), Oberfranken (10B) and Mittelfranken (8C) and two new regional ensembles Oberpfalz-Niederbayern (12D) and Oberbayern-Schwaben (10A) that will begin broadcasting later this year. On offer are 48 CU for a DAB+ audio service running at 64 kbit/s. The capacity should by the end of 2019 at the latest be increased to 54 CU (72 kbit/s). Closing date of the advertisement is June 12th 2017.

May 14th
DAB Dumping Alert
Amazon in the UK has begun listing (as of this month) a large number of "new" models from someone called MAJORITY and with English-sounding names like Barton, Castle, Girton, Heston, Huntingdon, Petersfield, Shelford. Not one of them mentions DAB+ in their descriptions and they are all dirt cheap. Remember Wohnort's rule - If it doesn't say DAB+ on the box, it probably isn't DAB+ in the box. Without DAB+, many or most services - the MAJORITY even - on minimuxes in Brighton, London, Manchester, Portsmouth and elsewhere (and most of Europe by the way) simply won't be audible. Caveat emptor!

May 14th
In the Netherlands, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 6A. 6A HollandsKroon is broadcasting six DAB+ audio services from Hippolytushoef.

May 14th
On Trial Manchester, the service Penky Wind-Ups has switched to DAB+. The existing DAB+ service Timeless Radio is now broadcasting in stereo. Business Radio has reappeared, having ceased in June 2016. There are currently 20 services broadcasting on this minimux. Snapshot updated.