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July 23rd, 2017

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Trøndelag/Møre og Romsdal
FM Closure

Commercial broadcasters in Trøndelag/Møre og Romsdal have closed their FM transmitters. This follows the closure of NRK's FM sites in February Some local services will continue to use FM after this date.

Buskerud, Telemark, Hedmark and Oppland
FM Closures

FM transmitters in Buskerud, Telemark, Hedmark and Oppland closed on April 26th 2017. Some local services will continue to use FM after this date.


Beware new DAB radios without DAB+
With the Winter sales in full swing, Wohnort has noticed a rash of apparently attractive radios appearing for sale on Amazon and elsewhere without DAB+. Among the brands offering radios with no mention of DAB+ are Alba, Arbury, KitSound, Lava, Madingley Hall. Others abound. Absence of DAB+ will mean that some national and local services will appear to be completely silent.
Wohnort's Rule: If it doesn't say DAB+ on the box, there probably isn't DAB+ in the box.


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DAB+ upgrade

DAB+

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For a limited period, PURE is offering free upgrades to UK customers, unlocking DAB+ reception on compatible radios. A computer with a USB port will be required to perform the upgrade. Check compatability on the PURE website.

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DVB-T2 & HEVC reception
(* now available on more Macs/PCs)
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The latest release of Geniatech's eyeTV 3 software reduces the minimum system requirement necessary for H.265 (HEVC) on the new eyeTV T2 and eyeTV Hybrid USB sticks. eyeTV 3.6.9 HEVC (Version 7512) now requires Intel Core i5 running at at least 2.5 Ghz and a minimum of 4GB available RAM, compared with 3.5 GHz and 8Gb RAM in the previous build (7511). Both sticks are now available on both the UK and German versions of Amazon and both sticks would already receive the UK version of DVB-T2 under the previous release. HD in the UK uses the video codec H.264. In Germany, H.265 (HEVC) will be used, for which the stick has been, in the words of the manufacturer, "prepared". Wohnort notes that this latest release brings HEVC reception within the capability of the roving Wohnort MacBook Pro and stick.

System Requirements: eyeTV Version 3.6.8 / OSX 10.11.x

For PC users, Total TV Player is available to download for Windows 8 or later. (2.5 GHz Intel/AMD Core Duo (or similar), 4GB RAM)
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Own-brand DAB+ radios
In the UK, the last remaining bastion of died-in-the-wool, "original-flavour"-only DAB receivers is the range of own-brand radios sold by the major supermarket chains. Which brand will be last to switch? With the new UK digital radio tick mark now specifying DAB+ capability (among other welcome things) to qualify, it can't be long now. With DAB+ services already on air across the UK, and more certain to follow, Wohnort recommends that the own-brand ranges be avoided until they include DAB+.
Caveat emptor!

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The button below will search for DAB price reductions on amazon.co.uk. (Wohnort has noticed that Amazon's widget occasionally produces non-DAB results)
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Remember to select FREE DELIVERY to reduce your costs still further.



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To be capable of working anywhere in Europe, a "pan-European" radio needs to be able to receive DAB, DAB+ and DMB-A in Band III and L-band.



Band III thumbnail   Band III
Lband thumbnail   L-band

DMB-TH thumbnail   DMB-TH
IBOC thumbnail   IBOC
(aka HD Radio)
ISDB thumbnail   ISDB-T

 
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EId
3
Stereo
conditional access   3
Stereo
3
Joint
Stereo
4
Joint St.
LSF
3
Mono
3
Mono
LSF
3
Dual
Channel
1
Packet
Data
3
Stream
Data
3
DAB+
(Mode?)
+
3
DAB+
Stereo
+
3
DAB+
Mono
+
3
DAB+
5.1
+
IVTII



Latest Updates and News   

July 23rd
N. Ireland snapshot updated. Addition of U105.

July 17th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Chris Country has a new SId. The existing instance has been relabelled Retune (ChCntry). Both SIds point to the same audio stream.

July 15th
In the Netherlands, local DAB tests from Omroep Vlaardingen have reappeared, this time on Block 11A with 40 W ERP. The broadcaster conducted tests earlier this year on Block 6B with 100 W.

July 15th
Snapshot of the local ensemble North Yorkshire updated. Addition of DAB+ service TEST. This brings to five the number of local ensembles, including London 2, now carrying at least one DAB+ service.

July 14th
In Germany, the Block 10D transmitter at Amberg has migrated to Block 12D as planned. The Block 12D network, currently broadcasting the multiplex Bayern, will later this year form a new regional ensemble for Oberpfalz-Niederbayern. The next change is expected to be on 17/18th July when the transmitter at Gelbelsee is planned to migrate from Block 10D to 10A and will eventually form part of a new regional network for Oberbayern-Schwaben.


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Update History   

July 13th
In Germany, Radio Hashtag+ has been awarded capacity on the regional ensemble Unterfranken. The licence will expire August 1st 2025. Applications from three other broadcasters were rejected.

July 13th
In Switzerland, the first transmissions from the forthcoming minimux for the Berner Oberland, DIG D04 BO, have been reported on Block 6A. Four test services are currently on air. The ensemble is currently operating on reduced power. Full power is expected in a few days.

July 13th
In Germany, egoFM has been awarded capacity on the new regional ensembles Mittelfranken, Oberfranken and Unterfranken and the forthcoming regional ensembles Oberpfalz-Niederbayern and Oberbayern-Schwaben. Four other broadcasters had applied for the capacity. Radio Arabella, Radio TEDDY and rt.1 digital broadcast GmbH will be taken into consideration should capacity be released before July 13th 2018. An application by Dornier Medien GmbH was rejected for formal reasons. As a prerequisite for the regional capacity, egoFM must release the capacity it currently uses on the local ensembles Augsburg, Ingolstadt, München and Nuernberg.

July 13th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5C. Molbergen (5 kW) extends coverage of DR Deutschland into Emsland in Niedersachsen. Further transmitters are to be brought into service in the coming weeks. On July 26th, Brandenburg (3 kW) will improve coverage in western Brandenburg. Templin (10 kW) will improve existing coverage in the east. The most significant extension of coverage is expected on September 13th, when a new transmitter at Casekow (5 kW) will bring the ensemble into northeast Brandenburg.

July 13th
On the French ensemble RNT Marseille 3 , the service ADO has been relabelled SWIGG.

July 13th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the IRT Ensemble in München. BR-Azubi Test is running in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

July 11th
A DAB+ service TEST is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble North Yorkshire, broadcasting audio from Star Digital.

July 11th
In Germany, the media regulator in Bremen has received two applications for the role of platform operator of a multiplex for private sector broadcasters.
  • Media Broadcast GmbH
  • Stadtmusikanten Radioservices UG i.G.
The licence will be issued to the operator rather than to the individual service providers who will broadcast on the multiplex. This same format was used for the second national ensemble. The regulator is expected to announce a decision "in the autumn".

July 11th
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB pilot has popped up on Block 11A in Ravenstein with six services including a test channel currently on board.

July 11th
In Switzerland, reception of minimuxes is being made possible in tunnels. Coverage of the Luzern minimux DIG D04 - ZS includes the Tunnels Rathausen, Reussport, Sonnenberg, Schlund and Spier.

July 11th
Snapshot of Trial Glasgow updated. Addition of Antenna Radio.

July 11th
Snapshots of Ayr and Central Scotland updated. Addition of Scottish Sun to both ensembles.

July 11th
Snapshot of the local ensemble North West Wales updated. The SId of Nation Radio has changed since the last snapshot.

July 11th
Test transmissions for Trafford Sound have appeared on Trial Manchester, replacing one of the Niocast Test services and running in mono DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

July 11th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble N. Ireland. U105 is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s.

July 11th
In the Netherlands, a local DAB pilot has popped up again in Emmeloord on Block 10A. Two services are reported currently to be broadcast.

July 11th
In the Netherlands, MediaMagazine reports that the regulator has allocated Block 7C for a local DAB pilot to be operated by Broadcast Innovations in Bentelo.

July 10th
On the local ensemble Herts Beds Bucks, the service MKFM, which previously shared a subchannel with The BEAT, is now running in a subchannel of its own at 56 kbit/s, Mono LSF. Snapshot updated.

July 10th
Monaco snapshots updated. Multiple relabellings on MCR1. Since the last snapshot of MCR2 was taken, RADIO TOP SIDE has replaced PURE ELECTRO.

July 10th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, B E O+ and Canal3-D+ have been added to the ensemble and the packet data service TEST_SOHARD_SMC removed.

July 10th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 VS corrected.

July 10th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG F03 - GENEVE updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, Radio Ouest GE+ has been replaced by Radio Italia SMI.

July 10th
In the Netherlands, a local pilot is operating intermittently on Block 8A from a temporary location in north Eindhoven, pending relocation of the transmitter to a permanent home. DAB+ 4 Brainport is broadcasting ten audio services, at least one of which appears to have used "original-flavour" DAB.

July 10th
KISS FRESH has popped up on D1 National. Snapshot updated. The service has previously been broadcast on 15 local ensembles, including London 1. These instances are likely to cease shortly. All three KISS services - KISS, KISS FRESH and KISSTORY - are now available on national ensembles.

July 8th
In Ireland, the operator of the Block 12A pilot ensemble has announced that its transmissions have ceased. According to the operator's announcement, "commercial radio has opted to ignore DAB".

July 8th
Bradfrd&Huddersf and Stoke & Stafford snapshots updated.

July 8th
Signal Summer is confirmed to have appeared on Stoke & Stafford.

July 7th
Snapshots of Nice updated. A consolidation of capacity has taken place in the city. Since the last snapshots were taken, RNT Nice 6 has ceased. Three of its services - Radio Ethic, RADIO TER and RAJE - have migrated to RNT Nice 3. Three ensembles are currently receivable in the city, plus two from nearby Monaco.

July 7th
The familiar "summer" temporary services have begun popping up. Wave Summer is confirmed to have appeared on Swansea SW Wales. Similar services are expected on Bradfrd&Huddersf and Stoke & Stafford.

July 6th
In the Netherlands, Radio Emmeloord has announced that it will shortly conduct a local DAB+ pilot on Block 10A.

July 6th
In the Netherlands, the regulator has licensed Omroep Vlaardingen to conduct a local ensemble pilot on Block 11A. The broadcaster has previously conducted tests on Block 6B at a higher ERP than authorised this time.

July 6th
In the Netherlands a new pilot local ensemble has popped up on Block 9C. ProFMDAB+ Mux from Waddinxveen currently contains seven DAB+ services.

July 6th
A new service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. Antenna Radio is a simulcast of the Manchester service.

July 6th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. Addition of Asian Fever, NonStop 90s Radio and Vinejuice Radio.

July 6th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Cessation of Radio Yorkshire.

July 6th
Trial Portsmouth snapshot updated. Addition of JACK 3 Hampshire.

July 6th
In France, the regulator has selected Radio Isa to replace Impact FM among the services allocated capacity on the future ensemble known officially as "Lyon local 1".

July 6th
Snapshots added of the new Italian ensembles operating in Firenze - CR DAB Toscana, Toscana DAB and ODR_toscana-test.

July 5th
Snapshots updated of the Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - AARAU, DIG D04 - BASEL, DIG D04 - ZS and DIG D04 - ZURICH. Since the last snapshots were taken, the service Radio Industrie has been relabelled Jam On Radio.

July 5th
In Bayern, the Block 8C, 10A and 10B SFNs that previously broadcast a common multiplex BR Franken now broadcast, respectively, Mittelfranken, Unterfranken and Oberfranken. The ensemble Unterfranken includes the services CHARIVARI WUE and GONG WUERZBURG.

July 4th
On the Block 10D German ensemble Bayern, the service Radio Galaxy has ceased.

July 3rd
ANTENNE BAYERN has popped up on the Block 11D ensemble BR Bayern. The services Bayern+ and PULS have dropped to 88 kbit/s.

July 3rd
On RNT Paris 2, the service ADO has been relabelled SWIGG.

July 3rd
On the Belgian ensemble RTBF DAB, the service Test RTBF DAB + has been relabelled TARMAC.

July 3rd
In France, the regulator has cancelled the authorisation for GO On Média as a result of its failure to use capacity allocated for the service LibéRadio.

July 3rd
In Germany, the Block 12C transmitter at Wittenberg, broadcasting the ensemble S-ANHALT, has migrated to Block 11C. The Block 12C transmissions from Naumburg and Zeitz are reported to have ceased, marking the end of the legacy network in Sachsen-Anhalt.

July 3rd
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 11D. Rattenberg extends and improves reception of BR Bayern in the northern part of Landkreis Straubing-Bogen together with the southern part of Landkreis Cham. Further extensions of coverage are planned for the autumn.

July 3rd
In Germany, the media regulator for Berlin/Brandenburg has received 24 applications for DAB+ capacity. Of these, 15 were interested in capacity in Brandenburg. As a result, the regulator is to consider whether a further ensemble should cover Berlin or Berlin and Brandenburg.

July 3rd
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service Cyber Hot Hits has switched to DAB+ and is now available in stereo. Snapshot updated. Three of the eleven services on this ensemble now use DAB+.

July 3rd
In the Netherlands, the regulator has authorised Bissels Elektra to operate a local DAB pilot on Block 11A from Ravenstein.

July 3rd
The BBC has announced it will operate a pop-up service, Radio 1 Vintage, in September to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Radio 1.

June 30th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. JACK 3 Hampshire is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

June 27th
Leicestershire snapshot updated/corrected.

June 26th
In the Netherlands, the regulator has authorised Pro FM Broadcast to operate a local DAB pilot on Block 9C from Waddinxveen.

June 25th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Oxfordshire updated. All three JACK services broadcasting in mono.

June 25th
Snapshot of the local ensemble North Yorkshire updated. Vale Radio is now STAR Digital.

June 24th
In the Netherlands, two new services have popped up on the pilot local ensemble on Block 7B in Wageningen. RTVTotaal and RTVRijnstreek are each reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

June 23rd
In the Netherlands, a new pilot local ensemble has popped up on Block 9C, broadcasting from Nijkerk with eight DAB+ audio services on board.

June 23rd
In the Netherlands, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 7B, broadcasting from Wageningen with eight DAB+ audio services on board.

June 23rd
BBC Wales has announced that a second Welsh-language service, BBC Radio Cymru 2, is to be launched, providing an alternative to the main service between 7am and 10am on weekday mornings.

June 22nd
In the Netherlands, DTBS is reported to have popped up in DAB+ on the local ensemble IMPACTAM DAB MUX, broadcasting in Leiden on Block 5D.

June 22nd
In the Netherlands, Hollands Palet has popped up on the local ensemble Den Haag 10D, broadcasting in DAB+ at 144 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

June 22nd
In Norway, the latest step in the country's FM Shutdown has taken place. FM transmitters of the public-service broadcaster NRK were switched off yesterday in Hordaland, Rogaland, Sogn and Fjordane and in both Agder counties. Commercial broadcasters in those areas - P4, Radio Norway, P5 Stavanger, NRJ Stavanger, Radio Sandnes, P5 Bergen and NRJ Bergen - will follow on September 15th. NRK has not been shy in reporting the various downsides to the switchover as well as the ups. The broadcaster reports that there are 1100 road tunnels in Norway but that only 335 of them have so far been equipped with DAB. In the district of Vest, 95% of police patrol cars are not equipped with DAB. The broadcaster has also reported on the understandable reluctance of listeners to dispose of working FM radios that have served them well for many years. The next phase of the FM shutdown will include the capital. NRK FM sites will close in Østfold, Vestfold, Oslo and Akershus on September 20th, with the commercial broadcasters in those areas following on December 8th. The final step will see FM transmitters in Troms and Finnmark closed on December 13th. Even after this date, however, it is reported that 189 local radio stations will continue to use FM until 2021.

June 21st
Snapshot of the local ensemble Suffolk updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, Chris Country has dropped to Mono LSF at 64 kbit/s.

June 21st
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Lincolnshire. Lincs Show Radio is broadcasting in Joint Stereo at 128 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

June 21st
Snapshot updated of the Belgian ensemble RTBF DAB. The service Test Pure + has been relabelled Test RTBF DAB +.

June 21st
Trial Norwich snapshot updated. Some Protection Level changes. Addition of Cambridge 105. Cessation of CDNX.

June 21st
Trial Cambridge snapshot updated. Since the previous snapshot, Core Radio, Encore and MY MUSIC RADIO have ceased.

June 21st
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL. Tukker FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. The service RADIONL3 TWENTE has ceased.

June 20th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Hessen is to bring a new transmitter into service on Block 7B. Biedenkopf will extend coverage of hr Radio in Marburg-Biedenkopf from June 27th. Meanwhile, the existing transmitter at Rimberg is now operating at double the previous ERP, improving reception in Vogelsbergkreis.

June 20th
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated. Addition of Sangam Radio. The Component Label of this service is Radio Sangam. Unity FM has switched to DAB+ since the previous snapshot.

June 20th
Leicestershire snapshot updated. Addition of LRB Digital.

June 20th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble DAB Ouder-Amstel updated. Changes to Protection Levels and addition of Olympia-Radio.

June 19th
In the Netherlands, Groeistad Radio has popped up on the local pilot ensemble on Block 5D in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX. Snapshot updated.

June 19th
In Italy, a new local ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 10A in Tuscany. MugDAB+ in Mugello is reported to have ten audio services on board, some with test tones.

June 19th
In Italy, new transmitters are reported to have been brought into service on Block 12C. Montecucolli provides coverage of * DAB Italia * along the autostrada between Bologna and Firenze. San Benedetto del Tronto extends coverage on the Adriatic coast. Vitulano extends coverage in Campania, north east of Napoli.

June 19th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of Radio Sangam. Cessation of Celtic Music.

June 19th
In Italy, the public service broadcaster Rai has launched five new services - Rai R Classica, Rai R Techete', Rai Radio Kids, Rai Radio Live and RaiTuttaItaliana. DAB+ RAI snapshot updated. Multiple changes, many of which are technically relabellings of existing services.

June 19th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. All services are now broadcasting in DAB+, the UK's second all-DAB+ ensemble after Trial Brighton. With 21 services on board, it is the UK's most populated ensemble. Chris Country is now running at the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s.

June 18th
Paris snapshots updated.

June 15th
Two new services, Antenna Radio and BFBS UK, are reported to have popped up on Trial Aldershot.

June 14th
In Switzerland, the first test transmissions of the new minimux for Sopraceneri have been reported on Block 10C.

June 14th
In Denmark, the annual temporary service Folkemoedet has popped up on DAB2 OE, DAB2 N and DAB2 S to coincide with the Folkemødet event taking place on Bornholm.

June 14th
In Slovakia, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12A. Žilina/Krížava is broadcasting the ensemble Towercom.

June 13th
In Switzerland, the first test transmissions of the new minimux for Sottoceneri, DIG I02 - STC, have been reported on Block 10C.

June 13th
In Germany, the test transmission IRT Ensemble, broadcast in München on Block 12A, is reported to have resumed with the same configuration as before it ceased in May.

June 13th
In Germany, the regulator in Bayern advertised capacity in May for one service (48 CU/64kbit/s) that would achieve Land-wide coverage by being broadcast on each of the regional ensembles - Unterfranken (10A), Oberfranken (10B), Mittelfranken (8C), Oberpfalz-Niederbayern (12D) and Oberbayern-Schwaben (10A). Five applications have been received. In addition, on the regional ensemble for Unterfranken (10A), capacity for one service (54 CU/72kbit/s) was on offer. The regulator received four applications. The regulator expects to make an award at its next meeting on July 13th 2017.

June 13th
In Poland, two new services, Radio 7 from Mława and RDN Małopolska, have popped up on the Block 10A ensemble in Rzeszów, TRANSMISJA.

June 13th
A new service has popped up on Trial London. LRB Digital is broadcasting in mono at 64 kbit/s.

June 13th
In Germany, the transmitter at Hoher Bogen, broadcasting the ensemble Bayern on Block 10D is reported to have migrated to Block 12D as planned.

June 13th
In Germany, the gay music station lulu.fm will soon be broadcast in two additional areas. The service has been broadcast in Berlin and Hamburg since October and was added to the Rhein-Main area in February. A new ensemble for the Rhein-Neckar area is expected on air in late summer from the Odenwald with lulu.fm on board. Similarly, a new minimux for Leipzig has been licensed and is expected on air in the autumn.

June 13th
In Austria, two companies have applied to operate forthcoming ensembles. The ORS has applied to operate the national ensemble with 11 services. RTG Radio Technikum GmbH has applied to operate a regional ensemble for the Vienna conurbation. The pilot transmission in Vienna currently broadcasts 15 services.

June 12th
In France, the regulator has launched a public consultation as a prelude to advertising capacity on future ensembles. Altogether, nine prospective ensemble are under consideration. Regional ensembles around Nantes and Rouen, and seven local ensembles to cover, respectively, Nantes (two), St.Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon on the one hand and Rouen (two) and Le Havre on the other. The closing date for submissions is July 6th 2017.

June 12th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern is to bring a new transmitter into service on June 16th. Coburg will extend coverage of the Block 10B ensemble BR Franken in Oberfranken.

June 10th
In the Netherlands, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 5D. IMPACTAM DAB MUX is currently broadcasting six DAB+ audio services. The SIds on this ensemble have also been used for different services on the local ensemble 6A Achterhoek NL. The EId was also used by the local ensemble in Vlaardingen, which has since ceased. Snapshot added.

June 8th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Leicestershire. LRB Digital is broadcasting in mono at 64 kbit/s.

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June 7th
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Technical Parameters reveals new transmitters in operation as follows:
BBC National DAB - Aylesbury, Bungay Manor Farm, Caister Pump Lane, Newtonards, Pin Green, Spalding Drove
D1 National - Aylesbury, Caister Pump Lane, Malmesbury Water Tower, Newtonards, Pin Green, Spalding Drove
SDL National - Aylesbury
Berks & N Hants - Ibthorpe
Herts Beds Bucks - Pin Green
Humberside - Buckton Barn
Kent - Charing Hill
Leicestershire - Waltham
London 1 - Pin Green
London 2 - Pin Green
London 3 - Pin Green
Norfolk - Caister Pump Lane
N Ireland - Newtonards
Oxfordshire - Woodcote
Peterborough - Spalding Drove
Swindon - Malmesbury Water Tower
Tyne & Wear - Peppermore Farm
UK TII table updated.

June 7th
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Cheesy FM has ceased. Snapshot updated.

June 6th
In Germany, the media regulator for Bremen has advertised for a platform operator to operate a multiplex for private sector broadcasters. The licence will be issued to the operator rather than to the individual service providers who will broadcast on the multiplex. This same format was used for the second national ensemble. Closing date for applications is July 6th 2017.

June 6th
In Germany, the regional variation for Stuttgart, SWR4 S, has reappeared on the ensemble SWR BW S.

June 6th
In Germany, the forthcoming second national ensemble has been awarded to Antenne Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG., who will run the multiplex as platform operator. No regionalisation is expected, as sufficient capacity exists in the Länder.

June 6th
In Germany, the transmitter at Hohe Linie broadcasting the regional ensemble Bayern is reported to have migrated today as planned from Block 10D to 12D.

June 6th
In the Netherlands, the regulator has allocated frequencies for further local DAB+ tests:
  • 5D Leiden
  • 6A Doetinchem
  • 6A Lichtenvoorde
  • 7B Doetinchem
  • 7B Groenlo (formerly 6A)
  • 7B Neede
  • 7B Ruurlo
  • 7B Vethuizen
  • 7B Vragender
  • 7B Enschede
  • 10C Urk
June 6th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Awaaz FM Radio in broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

June 3rd
On the German Block 10D ensemble Bayern, the services KULTRADIO, ROCK ANTENNE and Radio Galaxy are running at the lower Protection Level 2. Snapshot updated. In the regions Niederbayern and Oberpfalz, the services on Block 10D will migrate to Block 12D as the first step in a restructuring of the Bavarian networks that will be completed in September 2017. From June 6th/7th, the transmitter Hohe Linie will begin transmitting on Block 12D. Landshut will follow on June 7th/8th. Hoher Bogen June 13th/14th. Brotjacklriegel June 20th/21st. On June 21st, Passau Dommelstadl (2) will cease and Passau Kühberg will take over. The regions Oberfranken, Mittelfranken and Unterfranken will be restructured in July.

June 3rd
On the local ensemble North Yorkshire, Vale Radio has been relabelled Star Digital.

June 1st
In the Netherlands, Roparunradio is broadcasting in DAB+ on the Block 5B instance of MTVNL at 64 kbit/s.

June 1st
South Hampshire snapshot updated. Capital S Coast, Heart Hampshire and Smooth Hampshire now running at 128 kbit/s - up from 112.

June 1st
Snapshot added of the Czech Block 12C ensemble, now launched today as a public service and relabelled CRo DAB+.

May 31st
In Italy, new consortia have been formed under the umbrella of AERANTI-CORALLO to serve, respectively, the regions Emilia Romagna and Veneto.

Emilia Romagna
  • Lattemiele Emilia Romagna
  • Modena Radio City
  • Punto Radio
  • Radiostella News
  • Radio Bologna International
  • Radio Bologna Uno
  • Radio Bruno
  • Radio Budrio
  • Radio Città Del Capo Popolare Network
  • Radio Gamma
  • Radio Icaro
  • Radio Italia Anni 60
  • Radio Modena 90
  • Radio Nettuno
  • Radio Pico
  • Radio Pico Classic
  • Radio Reggio
  • Radio Studio Delta
Veneto
  • Radio 80
  • Radio Asiago
  • Radio Bellla e Monella
  • Radio Birikina
  • Radio Company
  • Radio Cortina
  • Radio Gelosa
  • Radio Marilù
  • Radio Onda Sette
  • Radio Piave
  • Radio Piterpan
  • Radio Sorrriso
  • Radio Valbelluna
  • Stella Fm
  • Radio Verona
  • Radio Vita

May 31st
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the local ensemble DAB Ouder-Amstel. Olympia-Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. Testkanaal 3 and Musicboxz have dropped to Protection Level 2, accomodating the newcomers.

May 31st
In the Czech Republic, the public service broadcaster Český rohzlas has been operating a pilot on Block 12C which ends today. The ensemble will enter official service on June 1st. Other sites will be added around the country by the end of November:
  • Plzeň - Radeč - Block 12C / 10 kW / vertical polarization
  • Brno - Hády - Block 12D / 5 kW / vertical polarization
  • Ostrava - Hošťálkovice - Block 12D / 10 kW / vertical polarization
The configuration is expected to change on June 1st, with services running at Protection Level 2.

May 31st
In Germany, the regulator in Baden-Württemberg has awarded capacity on DRS BW to antenne 1, Regenbogen Zwei and Rock Antenne. Schwarzwaldradio is now broadcast on the national ensemble and will release its capacity, enabling the regulator to award an additional third new slots.

May 31st
On the local ensemble Lincolnshire, the service Radio Newark has switched to DAB+ and is reported to be running at 48 kbit/s.

May 30th
In Denmark, the minimux NivaaDAB is to migrate on June 1st from Block 9B to 9D.

May 29th
Listings updated of the Block 12B ensemble in Istanbul, relabelled TRT DAB+ since the last info.

May 29th
In the Netherlands, Mexico FM, which was broadcast on the MTVNL ensemble in North Brabant and North Limburg has stopped broadcasting.

May 29th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Manchester. Mi-Soul radio and Radio Sangam are broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 and 32 kbit/s respectively. The existing DAB+ service Antenna Radio has switched to the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s. The service Dragon Radio has ceased.

May 28th
On Trial Norwich, the service CDNX has ceased.

May 26th
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has announced revised on-air dates for future areas. The next minimuxes are now expected to go on air in June 2017 in Sopraceneri and Sottoceneri, followed by Bern and the Berner Oberland in July.

May 26th
Listings added for the new DAB+ trials in Sofia. 16 DAB+ audio services are currently being broadcast on BG DAB+, each broadcasting a short audio loop.

May 22nd
In Germany, the regulator in Sachsen received 13 applications for capacity on a forthcoming minimux pilot in Leipzig and 10 for a minimux in Freiberg. The regulator is currently check that each application meets the conditions of the offer. As there is sufficient capacity for all the applicants, a decision is expected to be made shortly.

Leipzig
  • 1/Deutsch
  • 90s90s Radio
  • Absolut HOT
  • apollo radio
  • detektor.fm Wort
  • egoFM
  • ENERGY Sachsen
  • LEIPZIG EINS - 100% von hier
  • LEIPZIG 2
  • lulu.fm
  • MEGA News
  • MEGA 80's
  • mephisto 97.6
  • ROCKLAND
  • SecondRadio
Freiberg
  • 1/Deutsch
  • 90s90s Radio
  • Absolut HOT
  • apollo radio
  • detektor.fm Wort
  • egoFM
  • ENERGY Sachsen
  • ERZGEBIRGE 2
  • InPulz Dein Stadtradio für Freiberg
  • MEGA News
  • MEGA 80's
  • Radio Erzgebirge
  • SecondRadio

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
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.

May 12th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Oxfordshire. JACK 3 Oxford is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s in Mono. The existing service JACK 2 has dropped to 80 kbit/s in Mono.

May 10th
In Germany, the regional variation for Stuttgart of SWR 4 has ceased on the ensemble SWR BW S. The service SWRMaimarktradio, which appeared at the same time as SWR4 S, has also ceased.

May 9th
In Germany, a new packet data service has popped up on the local ensemble Muenchen. TPEG-SAFARI is reported to be running at 24 kbit/s.

May 9th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster for Saarland has announced a ten-point savings plan, in response to the broadcaster's financial situation. Among the proposals, consideration is to be given to reducing the number of FM transmission sites.

May 9th
In the Republic of Ireland, there are currently three instances of RTE Lyric being broadcast. On DAB Ireland Mux1, RTE LYRIC is in Joint Stereo, "original-flavour" DAB at 160 kbit/s. On DAB Ireland Mux2, RTE Lyric is in discrete Stereo, "original-flavour" DAB at 256 kbit/s. On the same ensemble, RTE Lyric+ is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s. Snapshots updated.

May 9th
Mid & West Wales snapshot updated.

May 6th
A new ensemble has popped up in Sardinia on Block 10A. DAB Sardegna has eight audio services on board.

May 6th
On the Baden-Würtemberg ensemble SWR BW S, the regional variation for Stuttgart, SWR4 S has popped up alongside the existing four. All five are running at 96 kbit/s in DAB+.

May 6th
On SDL National, the service Share Radio has ceased.

May 6th
On Surrey-NSussex, the service Golden Radio has been relabelled Cyber Hot Hits.

May 6th
Gloucestershire and NE Wales W Chesh snapshots updated. Addition of Upload Radio.

May 4th
Multiplex operator MuxCo is reported to have called for a third multiplex to be licensed for Birmingham. The city is currently served by a local ensemble operated by Bauer Media and in the north east a Minimux operated by Switch Radio. MuxCo made a similar call in December for an additional multiplex to be licensed in Manchester.

May 4th
The German website Radiowoche reports that of the four applicants for the forthcoming second national German multiplex, two have joined forces, reducing the number of applicants to three. According to the report, Neue Welle und Media Broadcast are to participate in a joint venture. Despite discussions involving all four, the other two applicants, LIVIA Group and Leipziger Immobilien-Manager Steffen Göpel, are to continue with their separate applications.

May 3rd
Snapshot updated of the Block 9C ensemble in North Brabant & Limburg MTVNL.

May 3rd
A new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11B. Rhosfach Farm extends coverage of Wolv'ton & Shrop in northwest Shropshire, including the town of Oswestry. A further site at Market Drayton, in the northeast of the county, is expected to be brought into service in the coming weeks.

May 3rd
On the Netherlands regional and MTVNL ensembles on which it appears, the service Radio JND is reported to have been relabelled RADIOJND.

May 3rd
On the Block 11C Netherlands ensemble DAB+, the service Radio 10 Gold has been relabelled Radio 10 60s&70s.

May 1st
Snapshots of the German regional ensemble BR Bayern and the test ensemble in München IRT Ensemble updated.

May 1st
Snapshots of the German local ensembles Ingolstadt and Muenchen updated.

May 1st
On Trial Portsmouth, the services Test and Unforgettable have ceased. Snapshot updated.

May 1st
On the German national ensemble DR Deutschland, three of the services from the public-service broadcaster Deutschlandradio have been relabelled as follows in line with new branding from May 2017:-
Deutschlandfunk ---> Dlf
DKultur ---> Dlf Kultur
DWissen ---> Dlf Nova
The label of DRadio DokDeb is currently unchanged.

April 30th
DMB Vaticano snapshot updated.

April 30th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated. Forever FM replaced by Radio Dead.

April 29th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. GO Radio Glasgow was running without an audio stream. The UK regulator had approved the addition of this service to the regional ensemble Central Scotland with a requested implementation date of April 17th. As of yesterday's observations, this had not happened.

April 28th
Sound Digital, the operator of the UK's second national commercial ensemble SDL National is seeking expressions of interest from prospective service providers to use the space soon to be vacated by Share Radio. A replacement does not need to be in the same genre as the one that is closing. On offer is capacity for a mono service running at 64 kbit/s.

April 28th
A Private Members' Bill, "Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill 2016-17" received the Royal Assent this week. It permits the UK regulator to create a licensing regime for future minimuxes. Trials are currently being conducted in ten areas in England and Scotland. One of these became the UK's first all-DAB+ ensemble earlier this year. [Each territory has its own term for such ensembles. The UK regulator calls them "Small-Scale DAB". Switzerland refers to them as "digital islands". Wohnort uses the term "minimux" for brevity and because it translates well for an international readership.]

April 28th
Snapshots updated of the Italian ensembles Trentino DAB1, MUX DAB+ TAA and DAB+ TAA DIG.

April 27th
Snapshot updated of the local ensemble in Oslo, Lokalradio.

April 27th
In the Netherlands, LOA Ameland has popped up on the regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL.

April 27th
In Norway, the main FM transmitters in Hedmark and Oppland have closed. Some local services will continue to use FM. In Trøndelag/Møre and Romsdal, commercial broadcasters closed their FM transmitters on April 21st, following the NRK shutdown on February 8th.

April 27th
In Norway, two new services have popped up on the local ensemble for Trondheim Lokalradio 1. Kristenradio and Radio 3,16 (a reference to John's gospel, chapter 3 verse 16) are broadcasting in DAB+ with 64 kbit/s each.

April 27th
On Trial Manchester, Radio Dead has, somewhat poetically, replaced Forever FM.

April 25th
In Slovakia, a new service is reported to have popped up on the ensemble DAB (sic) broadcast on Blocks 12C, 12A and 12B in Bratislava, Banská Bystrica and Košice respectively. Radio Lumen is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+.

April 25th
The public-service broadcaster for southwest Germany, SWR, has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 11A. Bad Marienberg, extends and improves coverage of SWR RP in the north of Rheinland-Pfalz, particularly in the Westerwald, in the Siegtal and in the Rheinland-Pfälzischen Hintertaunus. The new site is also likely to provide fortuitous overspill to the city of Siegen in neighbouring Nordrhein-Westfalen.

April 25th
Snapshot of the German ensemble DR Saarland updated.

April 25th
Snapshot added of an ensemble operating on Block 12D in Umbria. C.R. DAB is broadcasting eight audio services and differs from two other CR DAB ensembles operating in Napoli and Roma respectively.

April 25th
Snapshots added of the Italian ensembles Umbria DAB and Digitale Umbria.

April 25th
Snapshots updated of the Südtirol (Alto Adige) ensembles RAS1-DAB, RAS2-DAB and DABMEDIA.

April 25th
On the local ensemble Suffolk, the service Smooth has been relabelled Smooth Suffolk.

April 24th
A new service has popped up on Gloucestershire, Surrey-NSussex and NE Wales W Chesh. Upload Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s Mono. Surrey-NSussex snapshot updated.

April 23rd
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. Forever FM is broadcasting in DAB+ Stereo at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 22nd
A new service has popped up on London 2. Fix Radio, aimed at the construction trades, is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

April 18th
In the Czech Republic, CRo-Radio Retro is now broadcasting just a promotional loop. On TELEKO DAB, the bitrate has been reduced to 24 kbit/s. According to the Teleko website, the released capacity has been used to increase protection of other services. The same change is also reported to have taken place on RTI cz DAB.

April 17th
In the Netherlands, RTV Seaport is now broadcasting on the local ensemble 5C DAB Zandvoort. All services on the ensemble are now at 128 kbit/s in DAB+.

April 17th
In Germany, the media regulator for Sachsen has advertised for service providers for pilot minimuxes to operate in Leipzig and Freiberg. The pilots will initially last one year with a possible extension of one year thereafter. Should the pilots be successful, the regulator intends to transform them into a fully-licensed service and to offer participants in the pilot a transfer into the full service. Closing date for applications is May 4th 2017.

April 17th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh. ZEST LIVERPOOL is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 16th
In Switzerland, the packet data service SRG_SPI that appeared on SRG SSR D01 in March has now popped up on SRG SSR F01 also (same SId).

April 16th
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Zuidwest NL. Radio JND is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. DECIBEL BRABANT has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 16th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Herts Beds Bucks. The BEAT is currently sharing a subchannel with MKFM, which it is expected to replace. Snapshot updated.

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