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April 19th, 2018

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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+.
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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.



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Lband thumbnail   L-band

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



Latest Updates and News

April 20th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, SIMONE FM is running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s. The bitrate of SIMONE OLDIES has dropped to 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 19th
Snapshot of the Block 12D Rome ensemble, now labelled DAB Vaticano, updated. Since the previous snapshot was taken, the DMB and "original-flavour" DAB services have ceased. Vatican Radio now uses only DAB+.

April 17th
A new DAB+ service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. 100% Whatever is running at 48 kbit/s. The existing DAB+ service Mango Vibe + has switched to the higher bitrate 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 15th
South East Wales and Trial Brighton snapshots updated.

April 14th
On the local ensemble, Surrey-NSussex, the service eagle3 has been relabelled Eagle 80s.


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Update History

April 13th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble, D Noord-West NL, the service RADIONL FRIESLND has been relabelled RADIONL Frieslnd.

April 13th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble, 6B Oost-Noord NL, the service Continu Noord has been relabelled Radio Continu. The service Continu Oost has ceased. The service RADIONL has been relabelled RADIONL Apeldrn. Other regional editions of RADIONL have popped up. RADIONL Groningn and RADIONL Twente are broadcasting at 64 kbit/s each. The service GrootNieuwsRadio has been relabelled GROOTNIEUWSRADIO. The service SIMONE FM GRN has been relabelled SIMONE OLDIES.

April 13th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble, 7A Zuid NL, the service RADIONL Brabant has been relabelled RADIONL Eindhoven. Other regional editions of RADIONL have popped up. RADIONL Breda , RADIONL DenBosch and RADIONL Tilburg are broadcasting at 48 kbit/s each. A new service RADIONL KIDS has popped up, running at 64 kbit/s. The service Puur NL Brabant has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 13th
On the German ensemble, Radio Bremen, the service Nordwestradio has been relabelled Bremen Zwei. Snapshot updated.

April 13th
On the Germany national ensemble, DR Deutschland, the service ENERGY has been relabelled ENERGY DIGITAL.

April 13th
In France, the regulator has confirmed that June 19th will be the launch date for seven ensembles in the north of France - Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Lille 1, Lille 2, Calais, Dunkerque, Douai-Lens and Valenciennes.

April 9th
In France, the regulator has advertised capacity on seven future ensembles to be broadcast, respectively, in Bordeaux and Toulouse. In Bordeaux two local ensembles are forseen, plus one for Arcachon, with a regional ensemble covering the greater Bordeaux area. In Toulouse, two local ensembles are on offer, plus a regional ensemble covering a wider area. The closing date for applications is June 5th 2018.

April 8th
A new service has popped up on the UK ensemble SDL National. JACK 3 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

April 8th
On * DAB Italia *, the service Capital Music has been relabelled Capital Funky.

April 8th
On EuroDAB Italia, the service RTL Groove has been relabelled RTL Bro&Sis.

April 8th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11C. Leukerbad, Bodmen in canton Wallis (Valais) extends coverage of the ensemble SMC D03 VS in the area around Leukerbad.

April 5th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11C. Hardberg extends coverage of the ensemble DR HESSEN to the Odenwald in southern Hessen.

April 5th
In Germany, a new transmitter is reported to have been brought into service on Block 10B. Calau extends coverage of the ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B in southern Brandenburg.

April 5th
In Austria, the pilot transmission DAB WIEN that used Blocks 11C and 11D in Vienna has ended. An ensemble using Block 11C only has entered service as CityMUX Wien II and is Austria's first regular public service.

April 3rd
In Slovenia, the recent offer of capacity on the national ensemble, MULTIPLEX R1, is reported to have been oversubscribed. Capacity for five additional services was on offer for which sixteen applications were received. The regulator is reported to have awarded capacity to:-
RADIO NET FM
RADIO MAXI
RADIO VESELJAK
RADIO UNIVOX
RADIO STUDENT
The ensemble already transmits four services from the public-service broadcaster and eight commercial services. Coverage of the ensemble is to be expanded, including in tunnels. Given the level of interest, the regulator is to give consideration to at least two regional multiplexes.

April 3rd
A new service has popped up on Trial Brighton. NME 1 is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

April 2nd
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service Upload Radio has ceased. It is reported to have ceased on North Yorkshire also.

April 2nd
On the Swiss minimux for Basel, DIG D04 - BS, the service Radio X has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 72 kbit/s.

March 31st
Snapshot of the Czech ensemble RTI cz DAB updated. Cessation of Best FM.

March 31st
On the local ensemble Sussex, the new service MORE RADIO has dropped from 64 kbit/s to 56 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 30th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 10A. Wallberg improves coverage of the regional ensemble Obb/Schw around the Tegernsee.

March 30th
In Germany, the regulator in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein has granted lulu.fm permission to broadcast in both Länder. In fact, the service for the gay community is already broadcast via DAB+ in Hamburg, but the station plans to regionalise some programming and advertising for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, and so the broadcaster applied for licences for both Länder.

March 30th
In Ukraine, the regulator has allocated capacity on a forthcoming multiplex in Kiev for ten services:-
Radio Maria
Old Fashioned Radio
Zemlya
Hype Radio
Krayina FM
The First Digital
Ukrainian Radio
Radio Promin
Radio Culture
Radio Meydan
Licenses have been granted to broadcasters for a period of 7 years.

March 30th
Radio Caroline has popped up on Trial London, broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 29th
A new service has popped up on the Danish minimux NivaaDAB. Mix FM/FunkyTown is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 88 kbit/s and is running in parallel with the FM transmission on 107.5 MHz from Frederikssund.

March 28th
Snapshot of the Austrian ensemble DAB WIEN updated.

March 27th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Sussex. MORE RADIO is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 26th
Brisbane snapshots updated.

March 26th
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG I02 updated. Addition of OneDanceFM.ch, removal of Onyx and other bitrate changes.

March 25th
In Germany, the private-sector broadcaster MEHR! Radio would like to operate an ensemble in Düsseldorf. The service was granted permission to broadcast in Nordrhein-Westfalen using DAB+ but not allocated any capacity. In an interview with the website Radiowoche, the broadcaster says it has selected the Funkturm in Düsseldorf-Gerresheim, designated "Düsseldorf 4", as its preferred transmission site and proposes to offer capacity to other local broadcasters.

March 23rd
Snapshot added of the Greek ensemble ERT DAB.

March 23rd
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL, the service Continu West has been relabelled Radio Continu.

March 23rd
On Trial Manchester, the service Antenna Radio has ceased.

March 23rd
On Trial London, the service NTS WWW.NTS.LIVE has been relabelled Love Talk.

March 23rd
In Greece, a new Block 12C transmitter is reported to have been brought into service at Mount Parnitha, to the north of Athens, broadcasting the ensemble ERT DAB and operating in an SFN with the existing site at Hymettus.

March 22nd
On the German local ensemble Muenchen, the service pure fm Bayern has ceased. Snapshot updated.

March 22nd
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, the service CLUB FM and its Secondary Component CLUB FM SLS have been relabelled ROXX and ROXX SLS respectively. Some other services are running at a higher bitrate compared with previous snapshots. Snapshot updated.

March 21st
In Germany, the media regulator has received applications from radio B2 and Radio Seefunk for the capacity on the Block 11B ensemble DRS BW that was relinquished by Radio VHR in December. The regulator will announce its selection in due course.

March 21st
In Australia, public-service broadcasters ABC and SBS have begun DAB+ transmissions in Hobart. ABC services being transmitted include Double J, ABC Jazz, ABC Country, ABC Extra, ABC Grandstand, Unearthed and ABC KIDS listen. In addition, the SBS services SBS Radio1, SBS Radio2, SBS Radio3, SBS Arabic24 and music stations – SBS Chill, SBS PopDesi and SBS PopAsia are broadcast.

March 21st
In Germany, the media regulator in Hessen has granted ROCK ANTENNE permission to broadcast in Hessen using DAB+. However, the actual distribution of the service will depend on capacity being available.

March 19th
Snapshot updated of the Slovak ensemble Towercom. Multiple changes, including some SIds.

March 19th
Snapshot added of the Croatian pilot ensemble OIV DEMO. The service Radio Zabok has been relabelled Zagorski radio.

March 19th
A new service has popped up on the Swiss minimux DIG I02. Radio Maria is broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

March 19th
A new service has popped up on the Slovenian ensemble MULTIPLEX R1. SLO 4 Test is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s. The audio is reported to originate from 202 Šport.

March 19th
Snapshot of the German local ensemble Augsburg updated. Addition of RADIO GALAXY since the previous snapshot.

March 19th
In Germany, the media regulator in Bayern has advertised capacity on the local ensemble Augsburg. On offer are 54 CU corresponding to a DAB+ service running at 72 kbit/s. The capacity is available for immediate use. Closing date is April 12th 2018.

March 19th
Listing updated of the Malaysian ensemble operating in Kuala Lumpur, RTM DAB+.

March 19th
Snapshot added of the Turkish ensemble TRT DAB+.

March 19th
Snapshot updated of the Romanian ensemble operating in Bucharest, Herastrau Buc.

March 19th
Snapshot updated of the Indonesian ensemble operating in Jakarta and now labelled RRI DAB+.

March 14th
On the local ensemble South Hampshire, the packet data service EPG South Hants has been relabelled Station Logos. When observed, the service was still flagged as an EPG in the FIC.

March 12th
In Belgium, the Flemish Government has approved the Media Minister's proposal for additional DAB+ capacity to be created by means of a third layer of coverage, to be divided into two allotments. An ensemble for East and West Flanders will be broadcast on channel 5A, while in Antwerp, Limburg and Flemish Brabant (including Brussels) Block 5D will be used.

March 11th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Norwich. NME 1 and NME 2 are broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s each.

March 9th
Snapshot added of the Block 11A Polish ensemble Polskie Radio operating in Bydgoszcz.

March 9th
A packet data service has popped up on the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B. TPEG iKoPA is running at 8kbit/s. iKoPA is an "Integrated cooperating platform for automated electric vehicles", sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

March 9th
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Wirral Radio has ceased.

March 8th
Snapshots of the Norwegian regional ensembles NRK Reg1 OsAkØs and NRK Reg2 BuTeVe updated.

March 8th
On the Rome ensemble CR DAB+, the services SUBASIO, SUBASIO+ and SUBY have ceased since the last snapshot was taken. The are other changes to Service Labels and Service IDs.

March 7th
On London 3, the service Love Sport has been relabelled LOVE SPORT.

March 6th
Wohnort understands that the UK government has asked the regulator to extend the Small Scale DAB (minimux) licences until new licensing arrangements are in place. According to sources, the regulator would like to give the trial licensees the opportunity to extend their licences to March 31st 2020.

March 6th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has announced that the regional variations Bayern 1 Obb and Bayern 1 Schw will migrate on July 3rd from the Land-wide Block 11D ensemble Bayern to the respective regional ensembles. Bayern 1 NBy/Obf will continue to be broadcast on Block 11D. Capacity released by the change will be used to increase the Protection Levels on this ensemble.

March 5th
A new ensemble has been observed in South Limburg in the Netherlands. Broadcasting on Block 5B, DAB+ PB is reported to have three audio services on board - Radio Caroline, r. paradise usa and Radio Seagull.

March 5th
A new service has popped up on London 3. Love Sport is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s in mono. Snapshot updated.

March 5th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble for Haugaland, LOKALDAB DIKS II.

March 4th
In France, the regulator has launched a public consultation prior to the advertisement of capacity on forthcoming ensembles for Bordeaux and Toulouse. Seven ensembles are forseen in total - one for the greater Bordeaux area, two local ensembles for Bordeaux itself and one for Arcachon. For Toulouse, one for the greater Toulouse area and two local ensembles for the city itself. Closing date for submissions is March 14th 2018.

March 4th
Snapshot of the Swedish ensemble SR DAB updated.

March 4th
Snapshot updated of the Swedish ensemble TERACOM Test. Among other things, the EId and Ensemble Label have changed since the previous snapshot.

March 3rd
On the local ensemble North Yorkshire, Encore Radio replaces MY MUSIC RADIO.

March 3rd
The signals reported in the Baltic area this week on Block 10C appear to have originated from a test facility in Linköping in Sweden. Labelled Paneda, a manufacturer of DAB head end equipment, the ensemble had six services on board when observed, with the EId and SIds of all services using the country prefix C. In northern Europe, only the UK and Lithuania are allocated this prefix. As a test facility, the transmitted configuration can be expected to change frequently, and may be off air currently.

March 2nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble rbb Berlin K7D updated following the addition of BAYERN plus and SWR Aktuell and removal of Antenne FFO.

March 2nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B updated following the migration of BAYERN plus and SWR Aktuell to rbb Berlin K7D.

March 2nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B updated. Addition of COSMO and a packet data service rbb EPG. The service Fritz is running at a higher bitrate compared with the previous snapshot.

March 2nd
On the Czech ensemble RTI cz DAB, Best FM is reported to have ceased.

March 2nd
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster for Berlin-Brandenburg, rbb, has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 10B. Berlin Scholzplatz extends coverage of the existing ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B to the nation's capital. The rbb service COSMO has migrated from the Block 7D ensemble rbb Berlin K7D to Block 10B. The services SWR Aktuell and BAYERN plus are to migrate from the Block 7B ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B to Block 7D. Following these changes, further transmitters at Calau and Casekow are scheduled to enter service on March 27th.

March 2nd
Snapshot added of the new minimux in Sachsen, DAB+ Freiberg.

March 1st
On London 2, the service SPECTRUM SINO has been relabelled Panda Radio. Snapshot updated.

February 28th
Snapshot of the South Korean Block ROK 11A ensemble in Cheongju and Daejeon MY MBC updated. my MBC11 has switched to EEP-3B since the previous snapshot was taken.

February 28th
Snapshot of the South Korean ensemble TJB u updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the DMB service HYUNDAI Homeshop has ceased.

February 23rd
On the French ensemble RNT Associative, the service AYP is running at the lower protection level of EEP-3A. All other services on the ensemble remain at EEP-2A currently.

February 23rd
In Ireland, the public-service broadcaster RTÉ has announced its strategy for the next five years. Among other things, it says that FM is expected to continue to be "the primary means" of radio consumption in Ireland. The broadcaster's long-wave service will be phased out, and there are plans to introduce a DAB station in the UK for the Irish diaspora.

February 23rd
In Australia, the service ABC Extra on the ABC&sbs Radio ensembles has been relabelled ABC KIDS listen.

February 22nd
In Germany, the current Block 12D regional ensemble for Oberpfalz-Niederbayern, Nby/Opf, will operate as two separate ensembles from July 3rd 2018, covering, respectively, Niederbayern on Block 7D, while the transmitters in Oberpfalz will continue to operate on Block 12D. The media regulator in Bayern has advertised the one remaining programme slot in Niederbayern and two remaining programme slots in Oberpfalz. Closing date is March 23rd 2018.

February 22nd
On the Italian ensemble EuroDAB Italia, the service RTL Lounge has been relabelled RTL Romeo&Juliet.

February 22nd
On the Spanish ensemble MF1, the service EL MUNDO has been relabelled esRadio.

February 14th
Sydney listings updated.

February 17th
In Norway, the local ensemble for Oslo/Akershus, Lokalradio, is now being broadcast on Block 7B in the neighbouring Region 8, Kongsberg Drammen Eiker. The overspill from the 13B transmitters means the new transmission effectively extends the coverage of Region 3.

February 17th
In the Czech Republic, a temporary service from the public-service broadcaster Český Rozhlas has popped up for the Winter Olympics. On TELEKO DAB, RADIOZURNAL-OH is running at 64 kbit/s. On RTI cz DAB, R-ZURNAL OH uses 56 kbit/s. On Český Rozhlas' own ensemble, CRo DAB+, R-ZURNAL OH test uses 48 kbit/s.

February 17th
Two new services, Asian Star Radio and Matryoshka Radio, are reported to have popped up on Trial Glasgow. Antenna Radio, Blast! and Starpoint Soul are reported to have ceased.

February 16th
On the Swiss minimux in Basel, DIG D04 - BS, the service IP music BS+ has ceased.

February 16th
A pilot DAB+ transmission is reported to have popped up in Algeria, broadcasting from Tamentfoust on Algiers Bay. Four services are reported to be on board currently.

February 13th
Trial Brighton snapshot updated. Addition of The Beat.

February 12th
The first DAB+ service on Trial Cambridge has popped up. Zack FM is running at 48 kbit/s.

February 11th
In Poland, a new minimux is reported to have popped up in Wrocław on Block 11A, operating as an SFN from three sites. Public-service broadcaster Radio Wrocław is on board with three services, the catholic diocese service Radio Rodzina and a university service Radio Luz.

February 9th
The UK regulator has launched a consultation on a proposal by Bauer Radio to reduce the coverage of its AM service Absolute Radio. It is proposed to reduce by 3dB the power transmitted by the five largest sites
  • Brookmans Park - London, Hertfordshire, Essex, South Bedfordshire
  • Droitwich - West Midlands
  • Moorside Edge - North West and Yorkshire
  • Westerglen - Central Scotland
  • Washford - South Wales, Avon, Somerset
and to close twelve filler sites
  • Plymouth MF
  • Redmoss
  • Hull MF
  • TorbayMF
  • Redruth MF
  • Hoo
  • Greenside Scalp
  • Wallasey
  • Pirbright (Guildford)
  • Chesterton Fen
  • Rodbourne Sewage (Swindon)
  • Sheffield MF
If implemented, the changes would amount to a 5% reduction in coverage. Closing date for responses in March 2nd, 2018.

February 9th
In Germany, the regulator in Bayern has allocated capacity on the local ensemble Augsbyrg for the simulcast of the existing FM service Hitradio RT1 Nordschwaben.

February 3rd
On London 3, the service Ahomka Radio UK has been relabelled GN RADIO UK.

February 2nd
Snapshot of the South Korean ensemble YTN DMB in Gangwon updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the DMB service HYUNDAI Homeshop has ceased.

February 2nd
Snapshot of the local ensemble Gloucestershire updated. Addition of Total Star, cessation of Upload Radio.

February 2nd
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter in Schleswig-Holstein into service on Block 11B. Heide/Welmbüttel brings coverage of NDR SH to the region between Süderhastedt und Friedrichstadt, including Tönning, Erfde, Albersdorf, Meldorf und Wesselburen.

February 2nd
In Germany a new service has popped up on the local ensemble Muenchen. RADIO GALAXY is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

February 1st
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex. Cyber Rock is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 31st
On the Danish minimux NivaaDAB, the services Halsnaes/Stina and PartyZone/HLR have been relabelled HalsnaesSendenet and PartyZone respectively. The service 10FM/Country/Gbl has ceased.

January 31st
A new service is reported to have popped up on Trial Brighton. The Beat is reported to be broadcasting mono source audio through a DAB+ channel configured for stereo at 48 kbit/s.

January 31st
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Delite Radio is broadcasting in stereo DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The service sleepyhead has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 29th
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Absolute Rad 90s is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s.

January 26th
A third transmitter is reported to have been brought into service for Trial London. According to sources, the new transmitter is operating from Notting Hill. Posters on DigitalSpy report improved signal levels.

January 26th
In Germany, the first transmissions have been reported from the new minimux in Freiberg, Sachsen. DAB+ Freiberg initially had one audio service on board. Snapshot added.

January 25th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Portsmouth. MetalMeyhemRadio and NonStop90s Radio are broadcasting in DAB+ with 48 kbit/s each. The placeholder Retune to SamFM has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 24th
On the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH, the services RADIO 24-Charts and ARGOVIA-HitMix have been relabelled VIRGIN ROCK and VIRGIN HITS respectively. This change has likely taken place on the other regional ensembles also.

January 24th
In Germany, the temporary service SWR Messeradio on the SWR ensembles has ceased.

January 24th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR is scheduled to bring a new transmitter into service today on Block 10A. Lingen-Damaschke will extend coverage of the ensemble NDR NDS to the region between Meppen and Schüttorf.

January 24th
A new service has popped up on SDL National. ForcesRadio BFBS is broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s.

January 23rd
BBC R Cymru 2 has popped up on NE Wales W Chesh, broadcasting Monday-Friday 0630-0830, Saturday 0700-0900 and Sunday 0800-1000, and running as both a Secondary Component of BBC Radio Cymru and as a service in its own right. The existing BBC services run at lower bitrates while the newcomer is on the air.

January 22nd
In Germany, the media regulator in Baden-Württemberg had advertised 54 CU capacity on the Block 11B ensemble DRS BW. Closing date for applications is February 28th 2018.

January 22nd
The Greek regulator has published an Invitation to Tender for regional and national layers of DAB+ coverage. Closing date is April 17th 2018.

January 22nd
On the Swiss minimux DIG I02, the services Onyx and SPOON RADIO have ceased.

January 22nd
In Switzerland, the bitrates of the service Skuizz are known to have dropped from 80 kbit/s to 48 on DIG F03 - GENEVE, DIG D04 - BS and DIG I02. Other Digris minimuxes are likely to have followed suit.

January 21st
Snapshot of the German ensemble NDR MV updated.

January 21st
Snapshot added of the Block 5B Polish ensemble in Gdańsk, Polskie Radio.

January 21st
Snapshot added of the Block 11B Polish ensemble in Olsztyn, Polskie Radio.

January 21st
In Belgium, the ensembles DAB DG Belgien, RNI+ Bruxelles and RNI+ Bruxelles are reported to have ceased.

January 18th
In Norway, the Block 8C ensemble MiniTV1 has ceased. There are no longer any DMB transmissions in this country. The Block 11C ensemble MiniTV2 ceased in 2013.

January 17th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated.

January 17th
Central Scotland snapshot updated. Addition of Scot Sun 80s, Scot Sun Gr8s and Scot Sun Hits.

January 17th
On EuroDAB Italia, the service RTL Groove has ceased.

January 16th
Trial Cambridge snapshot updated. Cambridge 105 relabelled Camb 105 Radio since the previous snapshot.

January 16th
Trial Norwich snapshot updated. Of the seventeen services on this ensemble, only three are still using "original-flavour" DAB.

January 16th
Suffolk snapshot updated, showing Chris Country in DAB+.

January 16th
Northamptonshire and Peterborough snapshots updated. Removal of Connect FM.

January 16th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Cessation of festive service MincePie NonStop. MY MUSIC RADIO back in Joint Stereo at 112 kbit/s.

January 16th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Total Access and Pulse 80s replace Radio Yorkshire and Pulse Xmas.

January 14th
In Italy, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 10D in Turin/Torino. CRDAB Piemonte has ten DAB+ audio services on board. Snapshot added.

January 9th
The Beat has popped up on Trial Birmingham, broadcasting in DAB+.

January 9th
On EuroDAB Italia, the services that had dropped to 56 kbit/s recently appear to have returned to the prior configuration - 72 kbit/s.

January 8th
In Norway, a new EPG has popped up on the national ensemble Riks. Snapshot updated.

January 8th
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated. All but four of the services on this ensemble are now running at the lower bitrate of 56 kbit/s.

January 7th
On the local ensembles Northamptonshire and Peterborough, the service Connect FM has ceased. The service is still broadcasting on Herts Beds Bucks.

January 6th
On the German ensemble Muenchen, pure fm Bayern has reappeared following an absence of several days.

January 5th
In Greece, the public-service broadcaster ERT has begun DAB+ transmissions on Block 12C. Seven services are being broadcast from Hymettus, about 15km east of Athens.

January 5th
Trial Brighton and Trial Portsmouth snapshots updated following recent changes.

January 4th
The UK government has launched a consultation on its proposals for a licensing regime for small scale DAB radio multiplexes. The government says it will endeavour to have the new arrangements in place by the end of 2018. Ten trial minimuxes have been operating in the UK since 2015. The government says it will ask Ofcom to extend the trial licences until the new arrangements come into effect. There has been concern that the minimuxes offer a route to existing broadcasters to reduce their transmission costs by migrating from the existing local ensembles. Such broadcasters would always be able to outbid community services yet still achieve savings. Among other things, the consultation asks whether some minimux capacity should be reserved for community broadcasters as a means of securing their carriage. The government is minded to allow the BBC to use capacity on minimuxes, but only where this would result in additional coverage for its network or local services. Cumbria, for example, is an area where a conventional local licence is considered uneconomic, but the minimux model might be able to provide BBC Radio Cumbria with a route onto DAB. The consultation document reveals that Ofcom will consult separately on a detailed spectrum plan for minimuxes and will simultaneously address a shortage of capacity on existing local ensembles in areas such as Manchester and South Yorkshire, potentially with new local ensembles. The closing date for submissions is February 28th.

January 4th
The French regulator has published a roadmap for the DAB+ roll-out over the next three years. The next advertisements should take place in 2018.

January 4th
The online coverage map of Italian multiplex operator EuroDAB Italia has been updated. For comparison, an online coverage map of multiplex operator DAB Italia is also available.

January 4th
On the Swiss minimux for Chur/Sargans, DIG D04 - CS, the services OPENBROADCAST and SPOON RADIO are reported to have dropped from 80 kbit/s to 72.

January 4th
On the Swiss minimux in Zürich, DIG D04 - ZH, the service RUNDFUNK has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 24. The service SPOON RADIO has dropped from 80 kbit/s to 72.

January 3rd
On Trial Brighton, the service Smile Sussex has ceased.

January 2nd
On the German Block 11C ensemble Muenchen, the service pure fm Bayern has ceased.

January 2nd
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service SANDgrounder has switched to DAB+, running at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 2nd
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service RadioMarsdenXmas has ceased.

January 1st
On Trial Portsmouth, the services JACK 2 Hampshire and JACK 3 Hampshire have ceased. Sam FM has been relabelled Retune to SamFM. JACK Hampshire has been relabelled Sam FM. Both point to the same audio stream. The services 60s, sleepyhead and Weather24/7Radio are now running at 64 kbit/s each.

January 1st
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the services JACK Surrey and JACK 2 Surrey have ceased.

January 1st
On the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B, the services niceradio.de and pure fm Berlin have ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 1st 2018
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH. Central2 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

December 31st
In the Netherlands, the Block 7B local DAB trial in Den Haag Feel Good Radio has ceased. The ensemble began from a single site, Rijswijk, in July and a second site at Zoetermeer was added this month. The broadcaster has published a brief evaluation of the trial on its website. All the local DAB trial licences expire at midnight tonight.

December 31st
On D1 National, the festive service Magic Xmas has ceased. Snapshot updated.

December 30th
In Switzerland, James FM is reported to have popped up on the minimux DIG D04 - AARAU.

December 30th
In Australia, the new ABC and SBS ensemble for Darwin is on air on Block 9C from a 20kW transmitter at Shoal Bay.

December 29th
In the Netherlands, a new 3.2kW transmitter at Zwolle is reported to have been brought into service as part of the upgrade of the Block 11C national DAB+ network.

December 29th
The French website MatBlog has published a very useful map showing the roll-out of DAB+ scheduled for 2018.

December 29th
In Ukraine, the National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting has approved the advertisement of frequencies for DAB+ in Kiev. Two transmitters are envisaged, at "Київ" and "Лиса Гора", which are expected to enter service in the second half of 2018.

December 29th
NE Wales W Chesh snapshot updated. Removal of Christmas FM. SANTAgrounder reverted to SANDgrounder.

December 29th
Christmas is over. Heart have taken down the tinsel. On D1 National, Heart extra Xmas is back to being just Heart extra. Magic Xmas continues for the time being.

December 29th
In the Netherlands, the service Radio Baccara is reported to have popped up on the local DAB trials in Waddinxveen (ProFMDAB+ Mux), Ravenstein (BISSELS ELEKTRA ) and Duivendrecht (DAB Ouder-Amstel).

December 29th
Two new services have popped up on the local ensemble Bradfrd&Huddersf. Pulse 80s and Total Access are both running in "original-flavour" DAB at 128 kbit/s. The festive service Pulse Xmas has ceased.

December 29th
New services are reported to have popped up on the regional ensemble Central Scotland. Scot Sun 80s, Scot Sun Gr8s and Scot Sun Hits are reported to be running in "original-flavour" DAB at 128 kbit/s. The festive service Scot Sun Xmas has ceased.

December 29th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Norwich. Cyber Hot Hits and Cyber Rock are reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 and 48 kbit/s respectively.

December 29th
Two new services have popped up on the local ensemble Swansea SW Wales. Wave 80s and Total Access are both running in "original-flavour" DAB at 128 kbit/s. The festive service Wave Xmas has ceased.

December 29th
Two new services have popped up on the local ensemble Stoke & Stafford. Signal 80s and Total Access are both running in "original-flavour" DAB at 128 kbit/s. The festive service Signal Xmas has ceased. Snapshot updated.

December 25th
On the Swiss minimux for Winterthur and Schaffhausen, DIG D04 - WS, the bitrates of Kanal K, OPENBROADCAST and Spoon Radio are reported to have dropped from 80 to 72 kbit/s.

December 24th
In the Netherlands, more changes have been made as part of the upgrade of the Block 11C network. New transmitters have been brought into service at Jirnsum and Eindhoven. The existing transmitter at Hilversum has been boosted from 4 to 7.9kW and the power of the Arnhem transmitter has been increased from 0.6 to 5kW

December 22nd
Trial Portsmouth snapshot updated. The service 100% Dragon Hits is running at the higher bitrate of 48 kbit/s.

December 22nd
Radio Mi Amigo and AMW have popped up on the Netherlands local DAB trial in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX. The existing services Groeistad Radio, HitRadioCentraal and UnityFM are reported to have ceased.

December 21st
Central Scotland snapshot updated. Rocksport Radio is now broadcasting in Joint Stereo at 128 kbit/s.

December 20th
In Belgium, the Minister for the Media in the Flemish government has announced that additional capacity for DAB+ will be provided in 2018. At present, the only capacity for private broadcasters is operated by Norkring. The Minister would like to see competition in the market and enable more of the region's broadcasters to use DAB+.

December 20th
In the Netherlands, a substantial upgrade to the Block 11C network is taking place which should improve coverage by the end of December. As part of this, a new 5Kw transmitter has been brought into service at Roermond to replace a 2 kW transmitter deactivated at Ittervoort.

December 20th
In Switzerland, the regulators have authorised an additional layer of DAB+ coverage in each of the three linguistic regions - German, Italian and French. In the German and Italian regions, the new layers have been awarded to multiplex operator SwissMediaCast (SMC). Of the respondants to a Call for Interest in 2016, SMC was the only applicant to meet the criteria. In the French-speaking region there was more than one potential qualified applicant and the regulator will proceed to advertise this layer in 2018. The new fifth layer in the German-speaking region, designated D05, is intended to ensure sufficient capacity exists across the five layers for DAB+ to replace FM as the primary transmission mode from 2020. Many broadcasters in the German-language region have expressed an interest in extending their coverage into the Italian-speaking region, especially along the main transport axis from Gottard to Chiasso. The new layer here, designated I03, is intended to realise this ambition. A timetable for D05 roll-out specifies that the new ensemble should be available in the Bern region by the end of 2018, and in Zürich, Basel, Aargau, Luzern, Schaffhausen and St. Gallen by mid-2019. Coverage should reach Chur by the end of 2019. Coverage of the German-speaking region as a whole is intended to reach 95% by population by the end of 2020. The new layer I03 should provide continuous coverage between Airolo and Chiasso and between San Bernardino and Bellinzona by the end of 2019.

December 20th
A new service has popped up on London 2. Baikal Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s.

December 19th
Forces Radio BFBS has announced that it will return to a national ensemble on January 24th, when it will begin broadcasting in DAB+ on SDL National.

December 19th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster for Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Niedersachsen and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the NDR, has announced its DAB+ build-out programme for next year.
Early 2018
Region Heide
Region Lingen
Summer 2018
Region central Vorpommern (Züssow, Wolgast, Anklam, Jarmen, Greifswald)
Region Hildesheim (Hildesheim-Süd, Holle, Bockenem, Seesen, Gronau, Bad Salzdetfurth, Diekholzen)
Region central Südholstein (Norderstedt, Henstedt-Ulzburg, Kaltenkirchen, Quickborn, Bad Bramstedt)
Late 2018
Region Schleswig
Region Stralsund
Region Lüneburg

December 18th
In Germany, the regulator for Bayern, the BLM, has announced that the existing Block 12D network for Nieder­bayern und Oberpfalz will be split into two on July 3rd 2018. The transmitters in Niederbayern will move to Block 7D. Those in Overpfalz will continue to operate on Block 12D. Two distinct ensembles will then be broadcast. The commercial services Radio Trausnitz, Radio AWN, unser Radio Passau/Deggendorf, Radio Galaxy Landshut and Radio Galaxy Passau/Deggendorf are expected to be broadcast on Block 7D. Radio Charivari Regensburg, gong fm, Radio Ramasuri und Radio Galaxy Amberg/Weiden will be able to use Block 12D.

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

December 12th
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands local DAB trial Almere DAB. Easy Traxx is reported to be broadcasting Christmas music.

December 12th
In the Netherlands, the local DAB trial Feel Good Radio is reported to be operating as an SFN from a second site at Zoetermeer.

December 12th
On the Spanish ensemble MF1, the service IntereconomiaDAB is reported to have ceased.

December 12th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 11B. Güstrow, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, extends coverage of the ensemble NDR MV.

December 11th
In Italy, 19 FM tramsmitters have been taken out of service at six locations in Südtirol (Alto Adige):-

FM transmitters taken out of service
AntholzÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
KarthausÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Rauth (Obereggen)Ö1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
St. GertraudÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Wengen (Pederoa)Ö1, ORF Tirol, Ö3, Radio Rumantsch
Wiesen/PfitschÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3

During 2018, 22 FM transmitters at seven sites are planned to be decommissioned:-

FM transmitters to be taken out of service in 2018
Aberstückl SarntalÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Graun ReschenÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3, Radio Rumantsch
Kurzras SchnalsÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
PragsÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
RatschingsÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Ritten AfingÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
WelschnofenÖ1, ORF Tirol, Ö3

The transmission provider and multiplex operator RAS has brought further DAB transmitters into service. Coverage by population of the autonomous province currently stands at 99.5%.

DAB transmitters brought into service
SiteAnnouncementCoverage
Wengen06.12.2017Wengen/La Val
Melag01.12.2017Langtauferertal
Gsies25.11.2017Gsiesertal/La Val
Rabenstein25.11.2017Rabenstein und auf der Timmelsjochstraße
Rauth14.11.2017Eggen, Rauth, Birchabruck

December 10th
In Switzerland, minimuxes have been relabelled as follows:-
DIG D 04 - BASEL is now DIG D04 - BS
DIG D 04 - WTHUR is now DIG D 04 - WS
DIG D 04 - ZURICH is now DIG D 04 - ZH

December 9th
In Australia, public-service broadcaster ABC has brought an ensemble into service on Block 9C in Canberra. The ABC had previously participated in a trial ensemble that operated in the ACT on Block 10B.

December 9th
In Germany, the regulator for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein has awarded capacity on the Hamburg ensemble to Peli One Medien GmbH for a service called "PELI ONE – Urban Black Music Radio".

December 8th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Addition of MincePie NonStop and Upload Radio.

December 8th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Addition of Pulse Xmas.

December 8th
In Belgium, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 8A in the area of Eupen. DAB DG Belgien (in which DG signifies Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft - the German-speaking community) carries the three services of Belgian German-language public-service broadcaster BRF plus two commercial stations.

December 7th
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. VITA Radio is currently without an audio stream in a subchannel running at 48 kbit/s. The service Vinejuice Radio has ceased.

December 6th
SoulTrain Radio has popped up on the Block 11B local ensemble Bristol, broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.

December 6th
In Germany, three new services have popped up on the Baden-Württemberg ensemble, DRS BW. antenne 1, REGENBOGEN 2 and ROCK ANTENNE are reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s each.

December 6th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster for Baden-Württemberg, SWR, has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 8A. Grünten - actually in Bayern - broadcasts the ensemble SWR BW S, extending and improving coverage in the württembergischen Allgäu and parts of the region Bodensee-Oberschwaben. A new transmitter at Brandenkopf is scheduled for 2018 and further transmitters are being planned.

December 6th
A new service has popped up on the Swiss minimux DIG I02. OneDanceFM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. The existing service MAXXIMA has dropped to 48 kbit/s.

December 5th
In Latvia, the test ensemble ceased yesterday following the decision by the National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP) not to continue DAB+ tests nor to support a roll-out of DAB+ in the next five years.

December 5th
On the local ensemble South East Wales, the service Bridge FM has been relabelled Bridge FM Radio.

December 4th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex. RadioMarsdenXmas is broadcasting in original-flavour DAB at 64 kbit/s in mono with half-rate sampling.

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