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December 17th
Cyber Hot Hits has popped up on Trial Brighton.

December 17th
In Switzerland, a transmitter at Dulliken is currently under test on Block 5D, broadcasting the existing minimux DIG D04 - AARAU.

December 17th
In Denmark, the regional ensemble for Øst- og Nordsjælland (including Koebenhavn), MUX3-OSTSJ, is reported to have migrated from Block 6C to 9B.

December 17th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. The recently-seen service VITA Radio was absent when the snapshot was taken. Likwid London had no audio stream.

December 16th
A new service has popped up on the regional ensemble Central Scotland. Rocksport Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.

December 16th
A new service has popped up on the local DAB trial in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX. RadioSputnik is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s and is apparently an Underground, House and Techno service - not the Russian broadcaster well-known in other countries.

December 15th
Norway has become the first country to shut down its FM networks, completing a process that began in January. Unlike previous regions, the last regions, Finnmark and Troms, plus Svalbard, closed both the NRK and commercial frequencies simultaneously. Now, only the services of small local broadcasters outside the main centres are permitted to use FM until 2022.

December 15th
In Austria, the regulator has awarded the country's first-ever regular DAB/DAB+ licence to RTG Radio Technikum GmbH to cover the Greater Vienna area. The 10-year licence comes into effect April 3rd 2018. Advertised at the same time was a national ensemble, for which the regulator is co-ordinating frequencies with neighbouring administrations and is working to make an award in the first quarter of 2018.

December 14th
In Australia, two new services have popped up on the Block 10B ensemble in Canberra, DAB+ CBR Trial. Elf Radio and Coles Radio have been added to the digital radio offering in advance of commercial stations in the capital migrating to a new permanent home on Block 8D. The services of public-service broadcasters ABC and SBS are now broadcast on Block 9C and the industry body Digital Radio Plus has announced that the existing transmissions on Block 10B will cease on January 8th. Listeners must perform a rescan on that date to continue receiving them.

December 14th
In Germany, the operator of the first national ensemble, DR Deutschland, Media Broadcast, has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 5C. Passau improves coverage in the city centre and surrounding area.

December 14th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster Bayerische Rundfunk has brought a transmitter into service on Block 11D. Wallberg, Tegernsee improves coverage of the Land-wide ensemble Bayern in the Tegernseer Tal. Meanwhile, new Block 8C transmitter at Hesselberg improves coverage of the regional ensemble Mittelfranken.

December 14th
On the local ensemble Bristol, SoulTrain Radio is reported to be running at the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s in mono.