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October 20th, 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.


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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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eyeTV T2
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)
eyeTV T2
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eyeTV T2
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eyeTV Hybrid
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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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DAB thumbnail   Pan-European Specification
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

 
Ensemble Label
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   

October 20th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, the services RADIO FG and Zen Test have ceased, along with their secondary components that carried the Slideshow data. Snapshot updated.

October 18th
On the German ensemble NDR NDS, NDR TPEG has been relabelled ARD TPEG.

October 17th
In Belgium, the switch by public-service broadcaster VRT to DAB+ from "original-flavour" DAB has taken place. Radio 2 now appears in each of the five regional variations for, respectively, Antwerpen, Limburg, Oost Vlaanderen, West Vlaandered and Vlaams Brabant.

October 17th
Upload Radio is reported to have popped up on the local ensemble North Yorkshire. On Gloucestershire it is reported to have ceased.

October 17th
On the Netherlands local DAB Trial BISSELS ELEKTRA, the services DANCE RADIO, JOUW MNL and LOKAAL 7FM are reported to have ceased.

October 16th
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the local DAB Trial NijkerkDAB. Differentradio is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

October 16th
The UK regulator has authorised the removal of Timeless Radio from Trial Manchester. The service is expected to cease on October 31st.

October 16th
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, the service MY MUSIC RADIO has been relabelled Eagle70s. Snapshot updated.

October 14th
In Belgium, the public-service broadcaster VRT has confirmed that all of its services will switch to DAB+ on October 17th. VRT explicitly states that unless you have a DAB+ radio, reception of its services will no longer be possible after that date. It recommends that listeners who believe they have DAB-only receivers perform a scan anyway, as not all DAB+ radios advertise their DAB+ capability.


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Update History   

October 12th
In Germany, the Director of Deutschlandradio has called for expanded DAB+ coverage, with the motto "FM as long as necessary. DAB+ as fast as possible."

October 12th
In Switzerland, the first test transmissions have been reported on Block 8B from the new minimux for Chur/Sarganserland, DIG D04 - CS. Currently, three test services are being broadcast.

October 12th
On Trial London, RINSE FM is running at the lower bitrate of 64 kbit/s and has dropped to EEP 2-A.

October 11th
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB trial has popped up on Block 10D in Apeldoorn, broadcasting four services currently using DAB+.

October 10th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Bavarian regional ensemble Unterfranken. RADIO HASHTAG+ is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

October 10th
In Croatia, the regulator has announced sixteen services selected to participate in a DAB+ pilot. The public-service broadcaster HRT is absent.
  • Radio 808
  • Radio Kaj
  • Sjeverni FM
  • Radio Koprivnica Zupanski radio
  • Radio Istra
  • Antena Radio
  • Radio Zabok
  • Narodni Radio
  • Radio Dalmacija
  • GOLD FM
  • Radio Banovina
  • Enter Zagreb
  • Trend Radio
  • Radio Martin
  • Soundset Trsat
  • Radio 101
October 9th
In Italy, a new ensemble has popped up in Torino on Block 12D. R DIGILOG TO CU was observed testing very briefly on October 5th with twelve DAB+ services but is believed not to be on air currently. Snapshot added.

October 9th
Dutch DAB anarchy
Is your radio behaving strangely? Displaying the name of one service while playing the audio of another? Unable to tune into a service that you were listening to just few moments ago? Find that when you select one station from your radio's list, your radio takes you to another service instead? Are you in the Netherlands? If so, it may not be a problem with your radio!

The Ensemble ID is supposed to be unique within a territory, even where two ensembles are run by the same operator. If they have different sets of services, then they should have different EIds, because... they are different. Two transmissions with the same EId should be identical down to the last CU. The only exception is when a number of transmitters broadcast the same ensemble on the same frequency and use a technique known as "Local Windows in DAB" to provide a service in one area but not another.

The multiplex MTVNL, which appears on different frequencies around the country, so the Local Windows scenario does not apply, appears to use the same EId (8181) on transmissions that contain a different mix of services. The Block 11A version of MTVNL broadcasts NH Radio. Block 5B and Block 12B apparently do not, but have the same EId.

The local DAB trial BROADCASTSHOP.NL in Waddinxveen appears to use the same EId (8182) as the MTVNL transmissions in Eindhoven.

The Service ID is supposed to be unique for any particular service within a territory. The SId 0035 is used by RADIO182 in Waddinxveen and by ONE in Wageningen. In any case, the SId is not TS 101 756 compliant for a Netherlands service.

One is surprised that the Dutch regulator accepts this kind of situation.

October 6th
Snapshot of the Netherland local DAB trial BROADCASTSHOP.NL. MIDLAND FM is running with a changed SId, making it the only service on this ensemble whose SId is TS 101 756 compliant for a Netherlands service. The EId is similarly non-compliant.

October 6th
In Germany, Radio Galaxy has been allocated capacity on the local ensembles Augsburg and Muenchen. Radio Galaxy was previously available on the Land-wide Block 10D ensemble, but with the restructuring of coverag in Bayern, this ensemble has been taken out of service. The new allocations last until October 31st 2017.

October 5th
On the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex, eagle3 has switched to DAB+ and is now running at 48 kbit/s. There are now four DAB+ services on this local ensemble. Snapshot updated.

October 5th
The Swiss minimux operator Digris has published revised on-air dates for the remaining areas:-
  • Chur-Sarganserland: October 2017
  • Neuchâtel-Yverdon: February 2018
  • St. Gallen: February 2018
  • Rheintal: April 2018
  • Fribourg: April 2018
  • Oberwallis: April 2018
  • Glarus: April 2018
October 2nd
On the Czech ensemble RTI cz DAB, the service jamesdean.fm is reported to have ceased.

October 2nd
In Croatia, the media regulator has announced that its recent Call for Expressions of Interest in DAB+ capacity received more responses than can be accomodated on a single multiplex. For the purposes of the trials, 72 kbit/s is to be allocated to each of sixteen services. The media regulator has invited the interested parties to accept the terms and conditions of the advertisement which includes a monthly fee to be paid in advance for the entire duration of the trial. Deadline for responses is October 5th.

October 1st
Two minimuxes have popped up in Dublin on Blocks 5A and 5B. Both are being broadcast with 200w each from Donnybrook. 24 DAB+ services are on Block 5A and 23 on Block 5B, though not all have audio currently. All nine RTÉ services plus all 36 commercial stations across Ireland are expected to be on the two muxes. The multiplexes have been implemented by Viamux, a new company associated with the Manchester minimux operator Niocast.

October 1st
BBC WorldService has popped up on the national Block 12C ensemble in Denmark, relabelled DK DAB1 now that all the Danmarks Radio services have migrated to the regional, second-layer ensembles.

October 1st
Snapshot of the Danish regional ensemble DAB2 S updated. All services in Denmark are now broadcast using DAB+.

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