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Latest Updates and News

July 2nd
Snapshots added of the new regional ensembles in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, NDR MV HRO, NDR MV NB and NDR MV PW.

July 2nd
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Awaaz FM Radio is reported to have ceased.

July 2nd
A new service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. Oxygen Radio UK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

July 2nd
A new service has popped up on the German local ensemble Ingolstadt. OLDIE WELLE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

July 2nd
A new service has popped up on the German ensemble Oberpfalz. BAYERN 1 Main is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. The Protection Levels of the other instance have dropped to accomodate the newcomer. Snapshot updated.

July 2nd
A new service has popped up on the German ensemble Voralpen. BAYERNWELLE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

July 1st
On London 3, the services Rathergood Radio and IBC Tamil have ceased. Snapshot updated.

July 1st
A new service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Tayside. Magic Musicals is broadcasting in Mono at 80 kbit/s. The service Kerrang! has dropped from 80 kbit/s Mono to 64 kbit/s Mono LSF.

July 1st
On the UK local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service ZEST has been relabelled ZEST Liverpool.

June 30th
In France, CAPSAO has popped up on RNT Marseille 3. HOPE RADIO has popped up on the Marseille ensemble SDN. HopeRadio has popped up on the Marseille ensemble RNT Paris 5.

June 30th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Multiple changes since previous snapshot.

June 30th
A new service has popped up on the German ensemble Allgäu. RSA Radio LI is broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. The services Allgäuer Melodie and Griaß di Allgäu have ceased. Snapshot updated.

June 30th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has announced that the ensembles NDR NDS, NDR MV and NDR SH, serving Niedersachsen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein respectively, are to be sub-divided into smaller, regional ensembles. Each Land currently operates as an MFN, but from July 1st each frequency will carry its own multiplex, so that each region always receive its own opt-out. A receiver scan will be necessary in order to capture the new configurations.

June 30th
Snapshot of the German local ensemble Ingolstadt updated. Addition of HOAMATWELLE since the previous snapshot. The Protection Levels of RADIO IN, GalaxyIngolstadt and RT1 ND-SOB have been increased.

June 30th
DAB+ Austria snapshot updated. EPG and Mein Kinderradio added since the previous snapshot.

June 30th
On the UK ensemble SDL National, the DAB+ service talkRADIO + has been relabelled talkRADIO following the removal of the "original-flavour" DAB instance of this service.


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Update History

June 29th
On the Danish ensemble NivaaDAB, the packet data service EPG-test has been relabelled NivaaEPG.

June 28th
In Germany, new transmitters have been brought into service at Kronach on Blocks 10B and 11D, improving coverage of the ensembles Oberfranken and Bayern in an area including Kronach and Lichtenfels.

June 28th
News Radio UK has popped up on Trial Cambridge.

June 28th
While we were away, News Radio UK replaced HealthInfoRadio on Trial Norwich.

June 27th
In France, the Block 10C local ensemble Rouen Local 2 appears to have ceased. Its services are all now accomodated on Block 9C, still labelled Rouen Local 1 even though it's now the only one. All eighteen services have switched to the reduced Protection Level of EEP 4-A.

June 27th
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble for Grenland, Lokale kanaler.
Snapshot of the local ensemble Vestfold updated.
Snapshot of the local ensemble Agder updated. The same ensemble is broadcast in Aust- and Vest-Agder.
Snapshot added of the local ensemble for Sunndhordaland, Lokal Radio. One "original-flavour" DAB service, Radio 102, is being broadcast currently.

June 27th
While we were away, the service talkRADIO on the UK ensemble SDL National was relabelled Times Radio.

June 27th
While we were away, the public-service broadcaster in Nordrhein-Westfalen, WDR, increased the power of the transmitter at Teutoburger Wald from 1kW to 10kW, improving reception of the Block 11D ensemble Radio fuer NRW in an area including Lippe und Paderborn.

June 27th
While we were away, Asian Star Radio replaced HealthInfoRadio on Trial London.

June 27th
While we were away, the new Netherlands local ensemble for Leiden, Leiderdorp, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Oegstgeest, Voorschoten, Wassenaar & Zoeterwoude (let's call it "Local Mux 45"!) popped up on Block 11B.

June 27th
While we were away, Phare FM popped up on the Block 8D French ensemble RNT NICE 6.

June 27th
While we were away, test transmissions popped up on Block 10D in the Nordrhein-Westfalischen part of the Eifel. According to Digitalradio Eifel, no services will be broadcast. The current transmissions are intended purely as technical tests.

June 27th
While we were away, the service DAB Info running on the "2" regional ensembles in Belgium were relabelled Talents.

June 27th
While we were away, the media regulator for Berlin-Brandenburg advertised vacant capacity sufficient for two services on the Block 7B ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B. The closing date for applications is July 17th, 2020. In the event that the capacity is awarded to services currently broadcasting on Berlin/BRBG K12D, the advertisement will then be expanded to include the released Block 12D capacity.

June 27th
While we were away, Algeria permanently removed from service its final analogue television transmissions in Band III. The Algerian Press Service reports the Minister of Communication as saying that the closure "will allow the deployment of digital terrestrial radio and, therefore, to support future authorised radio channels".

June 27th
While we were away, the government in the autonomous region of the Balearic Islands announced that it will proceed to advertise "vacant" capacity on regional and local ensembles in Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza & Formentura. Details have been published in the Official Bulletin. The announcement appears to assume that regional capacity awarded in a 2011 contest is still valid. In fact, a Royal Decree shortly afterwards restricted the coverage in Spain and the roll-out ground to a halt. A similar advertisement of regional and local capacity to the one just announced took place in Navarra earlier this year.

June 27th
While we were away, the service 88.3 CENTREFORCE popped up in mid-June on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, the media regulator in Sachsen announced that it will advertise a local ensemble for Chemnitz in mid-July. It had originally been intended to licence the proposed ensemble as a trial, but for legal reasons and in view of the level of interest already expressed, the licence will be for regular service.

June 27th
While we were away, a new Block 9D transmitter was brought into service in Germany. Stuttgart-Funkhaus improves coverage of the regional ensemble SWR BW N in the area of the city shielded from Stuttgart-Degerloch by the Gablenberg and Frauenkopf.

June 27th
While we were away, a new Block 12B transmitter was brought into service in Germany. Grevesmühlen-Hamberge extends and improves coverage of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ensemble NDR MV in the north-west, including Lüdersdorf, Selmsdorf, Bad Kleinen and Gadebusch. Further transmitters are planned throughout the NDR area (Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Niedersachsen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) in the second half of 2020. In addition, the existing four networks will be regionalised, allowing the regional variations of NDR-1 to be broadcast all the time in their respective areas. Currently, the regional variations are broadcast according to a schedule.

June 27th
While we were away, a new 25kW transmitter was brought into service in Germany on Block 9C at the beginning of June. Welden extends and improves coverage of the local ensemble Augsburg in the western part of Nordschwaben, particularly Gundelfingen, Lauingen, Dillingen and Wertingen. Further sites are planned.

June 27th
While we were away, the SId of the service Absolute Rad 00s on London 1 changed in mid-June.

June 27th
While we were away, it was announced in France that the new ensembles for Toulouse, Bordeaux and Arcachan (comprising 2 ensembles "étendus" and 5 local ensembles) will launch on November 5th 2020.

June 27th
While we were away, the service Donau 3 FM popped up on the German regional ensemble Allgäu on May 29th. The service is already broadcast on the Baden-Württemberg ensemble DRS BW.

June 27th
While we were away, the service talkRADIO began parallel transmissions in DAB and DAB+ on the UK ensemble SDL National on June 9th. talkRADIO + is running in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s in Stereo. At the same time, the service talkSPORT 2 switched to broadcasting only in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The existing MonoLSF instance talkRADIO continued until June 26th.

June 27th
While we were away, a new 25kW transmitter was brought into service in Germany on Block 9C at the beginning of June. Welden extends and improves coverage of the local ensemble Augsburg in the western part of Nordschwaben, particularly Gundelfingen, Lauingen, Dillingen and Wertingen. Further sites are planned.

June 27th
While we were away, the Netherlands website radio-tv-nederland reported on June 6th that a second transmitter in the allotment area 20 (Bergen, Castricum, Heerhugowaard, Heiloo, Langedijk & Uitgeest) was brought into service at Alkmaar zuid. The new transmission is technically different to that from the original site at Heiloo and so the two transmitters are effectively jamming one another. The website reports that normal reception is no longer possible over the entire allotment area.

June 27th
While we were away, the service 60s popped up on Trial Aldershot, running in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, the service EVERGREEN on the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2 was relabelled YESTERDAYLAND at the beginning of June..

June 27th
While we were away, the transfer of the German regional ensemble Oberpfalz from Block 12D to 6C, begun in March, was completed at the beginning of June with the switching of the final transmitter Hoher Bogen.

June 27th
While we were away, Passion Radio popped up on Trial Cambridge at the beginning of June.

June 27th
While we were away, a new service, Sequence FM, popped up on the Block 9D ensemble in Nice, formerly RNT NICE MUX 5, but now reported to be labelled RNT Nice 4.

June 27th
While we were away, the Swiss Rumantsch-language service RR-SRG+ was relabelled Radio RTR+ at the beginning of June on the ensembles SRG-SSR D01, SRG-SSR F01, SRG-SSR I01 and SRG-SSR R01.

June 27th
While we were away, two new transmitters were brought into service in Austria at the end of May. Mugel (10kW on Block 5D) in Steiermark and Hirschenstein (5.5kW on Block 8A) in Burgenland extend coverage of the national ensemble DAB+ Austria in the areas surrounding Bruck an der Mur and Rechnitz respectively. The use of Block 5D for Mugel appears to be an exception to the plan for Block 8A to cover Steiermark. The commissioning of the new sites means that Phase 3 of the national roll-out appears to be ahead of schedule, despite COVID-19.

June 27th
While we were away, the UK regulator announced twenty-five small-scale DAB areas that will be advertised in the first round:
Alnwick & MorpethIsles of Scilly
BasingstokeKings Lynn
Bradford Leeds
Cambridge Newcastle & Gateshead
Cardiff North Birmingham
Clevedon Norwich
Derry/LondonderrySalisbury
Dudley & StourbridgeSheffield & Rotherham
East Bristol, Mangotsfield & Keynsham   South Birmingham
EdinburghTynemouth & South Shields
ExeterWelsh Valleys
GlasgowWinchester
Inverclyde
In four of these areas, trial ensembles are already operating. Ofcom expects to advertise these licences on September 1st 2020.

June 27th
While we were away, the UK regulator authorised the removal of IBC Tamil and Rathergood Radio from London 3 and the addition of 88.3 CENTREFORCE to NE Wales W Chesh. The latter service is already broadcast on London 2. The other changes authorised have already taken place and been reported here.

June 27th
While we were away, the infection of Service Labels with asterisks, hashes and other sorting gimmicks spread from Italy to southern France, with the relabelling of MISTRAL FM as #MISTRAL FM on RNT Marseille 3.

June 27th
While we were away, the service HealthInfoRadio ceased on Trial Aldershot and Trial Cambridge at the turn of the month of May into June. On Trial Portsmouth the service was relabelled Test Channel and increased to 80 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, the service Radio City Talk ceased on the local ensemble Liverpool at the end of May.

June 27th
While we were away, the service Cyber Rock ceased on the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex at the end of May.

June 27th
While we were away, a new Block 8B transmitter was brought into service in Austria. The Pfänder is broadcasting the German ensemble Allgäu, extending the ensemble in the Bodensee region, in the Allg&aumml;u und in the Region Donau-Iller. Fortuitous overspill from this site benefits the Swiss coast of the Bodensee and the Austrian city of Bregenz. Not-so-fortuitous overspill is reported from the reception area to be limiting coverage of the Swiss ensemble DIG D04 - CS along the Rheintal, previously well served from Vilters.

June 27th
While we were away, a consultation was launched in the Netherlands into a new national digital frequency plan. The closing date for responses is July 9th 2020. The plan is the work of a taskforce created in 2017 to devise a more efficient use of frequency spectrum. The plan proposes to create two new national layers, layers 3 and 7. Layer 3 is intended for MTV NL, whose frequencies are currently organised as nine regional allotments. Block 7D is proposed for the reorganised layer, apart from Zeeland, which would use Block 9A. The new national Layer 7 would be a Single Frequency Network on Block 9C to be allocated by auction. Co-ordination with neighbouring countries of the proposed allotments is in progress.

June 27th
While we were away, the various language streams of COVID-19 information on the Austrian ensemble CityMUX Wien II, were replaced by a single service, EWF COVID19 INT - technically a relabelling of the former service EWF COVID19 EN. A new service, Radio RU popped up, broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, EURADIO popped up on the French ensemble SDN in Marseille, broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, the power of the Block 11D transmitter at Wuppertal was increased from 0.37 to 1 kW, improving reception of Radio fuer NRW in an area including Remscheid and Solingen as well as Wuppertal itself.

June 27th
While we were away, Canberra's community stations were reported to have popped up on the commercial ensemble: 1RPH, 1WAY, 2XX, and CMS Digital at 48 kbit/s, and Artsound at 64 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, a new packet data service popped up on the Italian national ensemble * DAB Italia *. SPI is running at 12 kbit/s with a slideshow. The audio service Kc3Test dropped from EEP 2-A to EEP 3-A.

June 27th
While we were away, a new service popped up on the French ensemble RNT Paris 2. Maxximum is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, the DAB+ instances of RTÉ services on DAB Ireland Mux1 - RTE Radio 1 + and RTE 2FM + - were reported to have ceased, leaving just the "original-flavour" services. The public-service broadcaster has previously announced that its digital radio transmissions will cease. A prospective private-sector operator, dB Digital Broadcasting, is seeking to operate a multiplex to cover Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford. It announced in February that its Call for Expressions of Interest had been oversubscribed.

June 27th
While we were away, the NDR NDS transmitter at Visselhövede switched from Block 6A to 9B in May 2020, joining the SFN with Bispingen, Lüneburg-Steinhöhe, Rosengarten and Stade. The change affects reception in the area Walsrode-Soltau-Scheeßel.

June 27th
While we were away, the service Rete Tre+ on the Swiss ensemble RMS F02 changed its SId. The service RADIO MARIA F was relabelled RADIO MARIA SR.

June 27th
While we were away, a new service popped up on the French ensemble RNT Paris 6. Sanef 107.7 IDF is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, the operator of national ensemble in Germany brought into service the 138th, 139th and 140th transmitters in the DR Deutschland network, at Chemnitz-Reichenhain in the sächsigen Schweiz, Neustadt in Sachsen and Bad Belzig in Brandenburg.

June 27th
While we were away, a new ensemble was reported to have popped up in southern Italy. DAB Media Test, receivable in Lecce, was reported to have thirty audio services on board. This currently stands at twenty-five.

June 27th
While we were away, Antenne Nds. popped up on the German ensemble Hamburg K11C.

June 27th
While we were away, a special-event service in connection with the anniversary of VE Day popped up on London 1. Absolute Rad 40s broadcast in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The service has since been relabelled Absolute Rad 00s. Absolute Radio dropped to 80 kbit/s Mono during that period.

June 27th
While we were away, the regulator in France announced the services selected to broadcast on the ensemble for Ardennes, Marne & Aube, known officially as "Reims étendu" and its associated local ensembles for Reims and Troyes; the ensemble for Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse & Vosges, known officially as "Nancy étendu" and its associated local ensemble for Nancy and the ensemble for Moselle, known officially as "Metz étendu" and its associated local ensemble for Metz. Details added to the France listings.

June 27th
While we were away, the regulator in France allocated vacant capacity on the existing local ensemble COLMAR DAB+ to Radio Dreyeckland. Vacant capacity on a local ensemble for Haguenau was awarded to Phare FM Haguenau, Planète, Azur FM 67, Fréquence Verte, Top Music, Radio Liberté, Chante France, OKLM Radio and Skyrock Klassiks. Capacity had already been allocated in November 2016 to Cerise FM, Magnum La Radio, DKL Dreyeckland and Studio 1, but the ensemble never launched. With all the programme slots now allocated, it appears likely that this ensemble may finally appear on air.

June 27th
While we were away, a new Block 10B transmitter was brought into service in western Switzerland. Broadcaster RTN reports that La Brévine extends coverage of RMS F02 to the surrounding area in canton Neuchâtel.

June 27th
While we were away, the German public-service broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk announced that the transmitter Hohe Linie broadcasting the regional ensemble Oberpfalz would switch from Block 12D to 6C on May 5th, postponed from March 31st because of the COVID-19 emergency. The remaining transmitters in the SFN will switch as follows:
Dillberg - 11.05.2020
Amberg Hirschau - 14.05.2020
Ochsenkopf - 19.05.2020
Hoher Bogen - 03.06.2020

June 27th
Snapshots updated of the Paris ensembles, using data supplied to Wohnort while we were away.

June 27th
Snapshots added of the German trial ensemble Kiel K5A, using data supplied to Wohnort while we were away.

June 27th
While we were away, the regulator in France allocated priority access to the Radio France services France Bleu Picardie, France Bleu Loire Océan, France Bleu Breizh Izel, France Bleu Normandie, France Bleu Pays d’Auvergne, France Bleu Maine, France Bleu Limousin, France Bleu Lorraine Nord, France Bleu Hérault, France Bleu Sud Lorraine, France Bleu Gard Lozère, France Bleu Roussillon, France Bleu Champagne and France Bleu Armorique on the ensembles étendus in their areas.

June 27th
While we were away, the regulator in France allocated vacant capacity on the existing local ensemble Bourg-en-Bresse to FC Radio. Vacant capacity on the existing local ensemble Bourgoin-Jallieu was awarded to CapSao, Phare FM Lyon Dauphiné and Hot Radio. Vacant capacity on the existing local ensemble Macon-Cluny was awarded to CapSao, Sol FM, Chérie FM Villefranche-Mâcon, Nostalgie Mâcon and Antinéa Radio.

June 27th
While we were away, a new transmitter was brought into service in Switzerland on Block 10D. Vouvry Chavalon extends coverage of the Digris ensemble for the French-speaking area of canton Valais, DIG F03 - BVS, to the eastern shores of Lac Leman.

June 27th
While we were away, the Swiss ensemble for Biel and Solothurn, DIG D04 - BISO, migrated from Block 10A to 10D, ending a collision between this ensemble and DIG D04 - BE to the south and DIG F03 - NY to the southwest, with consequent improvement in reception conditions for all three.

June 27th
While we were away, new transmitters were brought into service in Switzerland on Block 12A. La Chaux-de-Fonds extends and improves coverage of SRG SSR F01 in an area that includes Chaux-de-Fonds, Saint-Imier, La Ferrière, Les Bois, Sonvilier and Renan. Champéry improves coverage around the town in canton Valais. Fontanezier improves reception in an area including Yvonand, Grandson and Yverdon-les-Bains in canton Vaud and Cugy in canton Fribourg.

June 27th
While we were away, France Maghreb 2 popped up briefly on RNT Marseille 3, broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s. It ceased again a couple of weeks later but then returned on May 28th. A new service MISTRAL MARS, subsequently relabelled MISTRAL FM, popped up on May 28th. RADIO ONE, popped up on June 2nd.

June 27th
While we were away, the public-service broadcaster Radio France's international service RFI popped up on RNT Marseille 5, broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, a new service popped up on Trial London. Ramadan LDN is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, a new service popped up on the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2. Joe Best Of BE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, the services 45 Radio and Delite Radio ceased on Trial Portsmouth.

June 27th
While we were away, a new service RTBF spot was added to the #2 regional ensembles in Belgium.

June 27th
While we were away, the ERP of the Block 10C transmitter at Nürnberg Fernmeldeturm was increased from 5 to 10 kW, improving indoor reception of the local ensemble Nuernberg in Nürnberg and Erlangen.

June 27th
While we were away, the clash between two ensembles in Marseille that were using the same EId was resolved with RNT Marseille 5 changing its EId back to what it had been when the ensemble was labelled RNT Marseille 6. (cf April 5th report)

June 27th
While we were away, the use of L-band in the Czech Republic ended, but then reappeared! What appeared to be the last remaining transmitter site when it ceased, Brno - Barvičova, switched to Block 8A in Band III, operating at 0.2kW. At the end of May, a transmission popped up in Prague from Žižkov on Block LI. The ensemble was reported to have just one service on board - Pigy Radio.

June 27th
While we were away, the DAB information services .BIENVENUE reappeared on the French ensembles CALAIS, DUNKERQUE, Lille-Local and BLAD.

June 27th
While we were away, a new service popped up on the French ensemble RNT Paris 5. TT NODE PARIS (meaning "Pi Node Paris") is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s. The representation of π in the Service Label means that alphabetically-sorted lists will place the service under T rather than P.

June 27th
While we were away, a new service popped up on the French ensemble RNT Paris 3. BONHEUR is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, a new service popped up on the UK national ensemble D1 National. Smooth Chill is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. At the same time, the existing DAB+ service LBC News dropped from 32 to 24 kbit/s.

June 27th
While we were away, a new service popped up on the French ensemble RNT Marseille 2. TRACE Marseille is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

June 27th
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April 7th
In Croatia, two new transmitters have been brought into service. Psunj on Block 8C and Ugljan Mala Glava on Block 10C extend coverage of the ensemble OIV DEMO - the former in Nova Gradiška and the surrounding area, the latter in Zadar and the surrounding area.

April 7th
Snapshot of the German ensemble Bremen K7D updated. Addition of Rad.Weser.TV BHV.

April 7th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12A. Undervelier improves coverage of SRG SSR F01 in Undervelier and the surrounding area in canton Jura.

April 7th
The UK regulator has published its responses to a recent consultation on the licensing of future small-scale DAB ensembles and has announced the advertising arrangements for forthcoming licences. They will be advertised in batches, the first of which will be for 25 licences across the UK, including five areas where trials are currently underway. The second batch will be for licences in northwest England and northeast Wales. Further batches will follow. In response to submissions received, the use of DAB+ will no longer be mandated and the choice between "original-flavour" DAB and DAB+ will be left to the market. Because of the current COVID-19 emergency, however, no date has yet been set for the first batch.

April 6th
On London 3, the "original-flavour" DAB service Sout Al Khaleej has switched to the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s. The service LoveSPORT London has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 6th
On the Swedish SR ensembles, the service SR P7 Sisuradio has been relabelled SR Finska. The new ensemble SR MALMÖHUS has begun to alternate between daytime and nightime configurations, in the same manner as the formerly nationwide ensemble, now broadcast only in Stockholm, SR DAB. The packet data service broadcast on the Stockholm ensemble continues to be labelled TPEG Riks, although it is not broadcast on SR MALMÖHUS.

April 5th
In France, the Block 8D ensemble in Marseille, formerly labelled RNT Marseille 6 is reported to have been relabelled RNT Marseille 5 recently. Its EId, formerly F006, is reported to have changed to F005. Problem: The existing Block 8C ensemble SDN was already using F005, and according to reception reports from the city still does. Two different ensembles in the same city with the same EId? Zut!

April 5th
In France, the regulator has set a new closing date for applications for remaining capacity on the forthcoming national ensembles. The CSA had already postponed the original closing date in view of the current COVID-19 emergency. The new electronic procedure involves notifying the CSA by July 6th of their intention to submit applications. The regulator will then acknowledge receipt and send the candidate(s) the electronic procedure for filing the application, which must be completed by July 10th.

April 5th
Paris snapshots updated. Multiple changes since the previous observations.

April 4th
In Slovenia, the first test transmissions of the forthcoming ensemble for the Ljubljana area have been reported on Block 7D: Slovenia DAB+ R3. Its test service Slo testR3 is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 192 kbit/s.

April 4th
Snapshot of the French ensemble RNT Paris 5 updated. Addition of AMI La Radio. Its SId has changed since the new service first appeared.

April 3rd
In the Netherlands, the regulator has published details of the first broadcasters to have been allocated capacity on forthcoming local ensembles. The process is ongoing and further awards are expected soon. The first tests of the new ensembles have already been reported. An ensemble St. Combi Media was reported on air on Block 8B in Heiloo with six services on board.

April 3rd
A new service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Surrey-NSussex. Release is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 2nd
In France, a new service has popped up on RNT Marseille 5, the service TOP FM is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s..

April 2nd
On the UK local ensemble Sussex, the service BBC Sussex has been relabelled BBC Radio Sussex.

April 2nd
Berlin/BRBG 7B snapshot updated. Addition of Radio Arabica. Other changes since previous snapshot.

April 2nd
The configuration of Trial Portsmouth is now dynamic. Overnight, the services 60s and Flash point to the same audio stream. During the day, they have their own discrete streams.

April 1st
In Germany, a new service has popped up on Berlin/BRBG 7B. The Berliner Morgenpost reports that Radio Arabica is the city's first Arabic radio station.

April 1st
In Germany, new transmitters have been brought into service at Wertheim. From this site in Baden-Württemberg, the public-service broadcaster SWR extends and improves coverage of SWR BW N (Block 9D) in an area that includes Main- and Taubertal, Wertheim, Kreuzwertheim, Reicholzheim, Dertingen and Nassig. At the same time, the public-service broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk extends and improves coverage of the regional ensemble Unterfranken (Block 10A) and the Land ensemble Bayern (Block 11D) in an area including Hasloch, Kreuzwertheim and Triefenstein, while also providing fortuitous overspill into Baden-Württemberg.
[This item has been updated to add the Block 11D ensemble]

April 1st
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the local ensemble Ingolstadt. HOAMATWELLE is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

April 1st
On the UK local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service BBC Surrey has been relabelled BBC Radio Surrey.

April 1st
In France, a new service has popped up on RNT Paris 5. AMI La Radio is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

April 1st
In Denmark, a new service has popped up on the national ensemble DK DAB1. Radio Loud is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 1st
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. Voice of Islam is broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s. The service Tameside Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 1st
On Trial Portsmouth, the service CelticMusicRadio has ceased. The existing DAB+ service 60s is now running at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 1st
A new service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. Birdsong is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. YOUR Radio has been relabelled Retune to Nation and now points to the same stream as Nation Radio, which is running at 160 kbit/s, Joint Stereo. The packet data service muxcast.com is now running at 128 kbit/s. The services News Radio UK, Sunrise Radio and United DJs have ceased. Snapshot updated.

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