In Germany, the regulator for Saarland advertised capacity on a future ensemble for private-sector broadcasters and advertised for a platform operator. bigFM, CityRadio Saarland, Krix.FM, Saarfunk 1 and Saarfunk 2, RADIO SALÜ and CLASSIC ROCK RADIO, Kuschel.fm and Kraftpaket - das Radio have sought capacity. DIVICON MEDIA HOLDING and MEDIA BROADCAST have applied to operate a platform. The regulator's decision is expected to be made on September 12th.
On the local ensemble Cornwall, Smooth Cornwall is reported to have replaced Capital UK.
In Austria, the first transmissions have been reported additionally from Graz-Schöckl on Block 8A in preparation for the launch of the national ensemble DAB+ Austria. Four DAB+ audio services are currently being broadcast.
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble broadcast in Solør Hedmarken and Østerdalen, now labelled HO lokal. Multiple changes since the previous listing.
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian regional ensemble broadcast in Agder/Rogaland, including Stavanger and Kristiansand, NRK Reg3 SørRog. Multiple changes since the previous snapshot.
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble broadcast in Jæren Dalane and Ryfylke, Lokale kanaler. A mix of "original-flavour" DAB and DAB+ services is broadcast. The recent additions use DAB+.
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 8B. Garz on the island of Rügen, improves coverage of the regional ensemble for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern NDR MV on the south of the island, including Samtens, Gingst, Trent, Altenkirchen, Sagard, Binz, Sellin and Göhren.
Snapshots updated of the Italian regional ensembles Umbria DAB, DIGILOC UMBRIA and C.R. DAB UMBRIA. Multiple changes on all three.
In Switzerland, the unsuccessful applicant for the newly-awarded fourth-layer ensemble for Suisse Romande, Romandie Médias SA, is reported
to have announced its intention to challenge the regulator's decision in court. The legal process appears likely to delay the start of work to build the new network.
In Switzerland, the multiplex operator Digris has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 8B. Brambrüesch extends and improves coverage of DIG D04 - CS in Chur. The new site is considered to be under test currently and may be liable to interruptions or periods of reduced power.
In Switzerland, the regulator has awarded a concession to operate a new fourth-layer ensemble in Suisse Romande, the French-speaking region, to a new entrant, DABCOM AG. There were two applicants, the operator of the existing second layer, Romandie Médias SA being the other. The new network is expected to operate on Block 10C.
Two new services have popped up on Trial Glasgow. BFBS Scotland and RadioRamadhan365 are broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 and 24 kbit/s respectively. The existing DAB+ service YOUR Radio has switched to "original-flavour" DAB and is now broadcasting at 112 kbit/s, Joint Stereo. The service Cyber Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.
In France, the regulator has published further authorisations for the services selected to broadcast on the forthcoming national ensembles (referred to as M1 and M2). The latest batch includes commercial services selected to operate on M2.
In Poland, a new service has popped up on the Polskie Radio ensemble broadcast on Block 5B in Gdańsk. Radio Gdańsk EN is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.
In Austria, the test transmissions taking place for the forthcoming national ensemble, previously labelled MUX DAB+ ORS1, have been relabelled DAB+ Austria.
In France, the regulator has published the authorisations for the services selected to broadcast on the forthcoming national ensembles (referred to as M1 and M2), including those of the public-service broadcaster Radio France, all of which have been allocated capacity on M2. All of the commercial services published today have been awarded capacity on M1. (see update on May 12th)
A new service has popped up on the Danish regional ensemble DAB2 OE. DR Test currently points to the same audio stream as DR P5.
On the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1, the services _ENERGY NRJ and _Classic Rock have been relabelled ENERGY (NRJ) and Classic Rock respectively.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter into service in Schleswig-Holstein. Husum, operating on Block 12B, extends coverage of NDR SH over an area from Bredstedt to Langenhorn, including the Halligen Süderoog, Hooge, Langeneß, Oland, Gröde, Habel, Hamburger Hallig and Nordstrandischmoor.
The UK regulator has announced that it plans shortly to advertise two new local ensembles. One will cover Morecambe Bay while the other will serve North and West Cumbria and Southwest Scotland.
In Australia, following over eight years operating as a trial, the commercial services in Darwin have migrated from Block 10B to 9A and are now considered to be in official service from a 20kW transmitter at Shoal Bay.
In the Czech Republic, the TELEKO DAB transmitter Velemín - Milešovka in Northern Bohemia has migrated from Block 10A to Block 6D.
The operator of the German national ensemble has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 5C. The Pfänder, on Austrian territory, illuminates the Bodensee region with DR Deutschland, adding to an already rich DAB environment. The regional ensembles of two German Länder are already broadcast from the site as are Swiss ensembles. Later this month, the new Austrian national ensemble is expected to begin transmissions from the Pfänder also.
In Gran Canaria, a new service "Do You Remember Radio" is reported to have popped up on the new pilot ensemble broadcasting in Maspalomas and Playa Ingles.
In the Czech Republic, a new service is reported to have popped up on the public-service broadcaster's ensemble CRo DAB+. CRo RZ Sport is reported to be broadcasting a continuous loop, announcing the start of programmes on May 10th.
On the local ensemble Lancashire, the service Capital Lancs. has ceased. The newer instance Capital Lancs continues. Both instances had pointed to the same audio stream.
In Poland, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 8D in Andrychów with two services on board - Radio Andrychów and Radio Profeto. Each is reported to be broadcasting at 192 kbit/s.
In Germany, a new service is reported to have popped up on the ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B. _RadioGermanyOne is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. Since the previous observation, the service MCR Live, which had been running without an audio stream, has been replaced by Cyber Radio.
In the Netherlands, the service GNR 2 is reported to have ceased on the Block 11A instance of MTVNL broadcast in Noord-Holland. According to the same reports, the service is still broadcast on the other instances of MTVNL on which is was also present.
On the local German ensemble Nuernberg, the service that was at 96 kbit/s has dropped to 88 kbit/s, while some of the service that were at 80 have risen to 88. Of the eleven services on this ensemble, six are now at 88 kbit/s, five are running at 80.
In Belgium, a new service has popped up on the second commercial ensemble in Vlaanderen, DAB+ VLAANDEREN2. RTBF MIX is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s and makes available to listeners in the Flemish-speaking region the services of the public-sector broadcaster for the French-speaking region, according to the following schedule:-
05:00 - 10:00 La Première
10:00 - 20:00 Classic 21
20:00 - 24:00 VivaCité:
00:00 - 05:00 Classic 21
On the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL, the service LXCLASSIX is reported to have ceased.
In Poland, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up in Gdańsk on Block 5D. DABCAST is reported to be broadcasting four audio services.
A new service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. Revival 93FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
A new service has popped up on the German ensemble Bremen K7D. 90.vier is broadcasting in DAB+ at 144 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.
A new service has popped up on Trial Bristol. Classic Hits is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.
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