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Latest Updates and News

April 23rd
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11B.
Ravensburg-Höchsten extends and improves coverage of the regional ensemble for Baden-Württemberg, OAS BW.

April 22nd
On the French ensembles Lyon-Etendu, Rouen-Etendu and Toulouse-Etendu, the service Oüi FM has been relabelled OUI FM.

April 22nd
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12B. Marnitz extends and improves coverage of the regional ensemble for Schwerin, NDR MV SN, in an area that includes Parchim, Lübz, Neustadt-Glewe and Grabow.

April 21st
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble Bayern.
Cessation of BR EPG since the previous observation.

April 21st
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble for Baden-Württemberg, OAS BW. Addition of EPG and bitrate reduction of anna.FM since the previous observation.

April 21st
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble for Südtirol (Alto Adige), DABMEDIA.
An additional service Radio 80 DAB has popped up since the previous observation.

April 20th
On Trial Glasgow, Boom Radio has been replaced by POP DAB, with the former still available on SDL National. Snapshot updated.

April 18th
Snapshot of the German regional ensemble Niederbayern updated. Addition of BAYERN 1 Main since the previous observation. Cessation of BR EPG.

April 18th
On the German ensembles Bayern, Bayern, Mittelfranken, Oberfranken, Unterfranken, Niederbayern, Oberpfalz and Oberbay/Schwaben, the packet data services BR EPG have ceased.

April 17th
In Poland, a competition is underway for the operation of seven local ensembles. The multiplexes will include, among others, services from Radio MUZO.FM, Radio Safe Travel, Radio Profeto, Open FM and Radio Bielsko.
  • Katowice - Block 12C
  • Częstochowa - Block 12D
  • Poznań - Block 5C
  • Rzeszów - Block 9B
  • Toruń - Block 6C
  • Tarnów - Block 9C
  • Warsaw - Block 10B
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Update History

April 16th
On the Danish ensemble DAB2 OE (and probably therefore the other two as well), the service R4DIO has been relabelled RADIO4. Snapshot updated.

April 16th
An additional service has popped up on the Danish regional ensemble MUX3-OSTSJ.
PLANET ROCK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. Today's addition means there are now three "Rocks" on this ensemble - BM myRock, Classic Rock KBH and the newcomer. Snapshot updated.

April 16th
On London 1, the service Absolute Radio has been relabelled AbsR - London.

April 16th
Update: On the Croatian ensemble OIV Croatia DAB+, all the audio services are now running at 72 kbit/s, an increase on what they were earlier in the day.

April 16th
On the Croatian ensemble OIV Croatia DAB+, all the audio services are now running at the reduced bitrate 64 kbit/s, compared with the previous listing.

April 15th
radio-tv-nederland reports that an additional service, VIB Radio, has popped up on the local ensemble Achterhoek NL.

April 15th
Three additional services have popped up on the French local ensemble CALAIS.
CHANTE FRANCE, Delta + and RCD (Radio Calais Détroit) are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

April 15th
Two additional services have popped up on the French local ensemble DUNQUERQUE.
Delta + and Playloud Littoral are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

April 15th
An additional service has popped up on the French local ensemble Valenciennes.
Phare FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

April 15th
In France, following the launch of the new ensemble Paris-Etendu, the instances of CHANTE FRANCE, EVASION and VOLTAGE that had been broadcast on RNT Paris 2 have ceased. Similarly, the instance of GENERATIONS that had been broadcast on RNT Paris 6 has ceased. All these services are now available from the new ensemble.

April 14th
In the Netherlands, two additional services have popped up on the national ensemble MTVNL. BG Radio and GLXY home of rap are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

April 14th
In France, an additional service has popped up on Rouen Local 1.
VOLTAGE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

April 14th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Derbyshire updated.
Addition of Peak Radio.

April 14th
In January, the French regulator authorised FRANCE MAGHREB 2 to transfer from the Block 5B ensemble Lyon-Local to the Block 11B ensemble LYON 6. The broadcaster and multiplex operators were given until February 1st 2021 to make the change. As of today, more than two months beyond that date, there is still an instance of FRANCE MAGHREB 2 on Lyon-Local. With both instances having the same SId, there is likely to be unpredictable switching between them as a receiver moves through the coverage area.

April 14th
In France, with the appearance of BLEU PARIS on the new ensemble Paris-Etendu, the instance France Bleu on the Block 9D Parisian ensemble towerCast has ceased.

April 13th
In France, the new ensemble for the greater Paris region, Paris-Etendu, has launched on Block 11B with thirteen services on board.

April 11th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Test Service has been relabelled Hot Gold and has dropped from 48 to 24 kbit/s. The existing service has similarly dropped from 48 to 24 kbit/s. In its overnight state, this ensemble now broadcasts 32 services using 31 streams. Snapshots updated.

April 11th
On Trial Brighton, the service 11disco has been relabelled 10-fi.com. The service URF has dropped to 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 10th
A new service is reported to have popped up on the UK local ensemble Derbyshire.
Peak Radio is reported to be broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB Mono LSF at 56 kbit/s.

April 7th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Test Service shares a subchannel with Hot Radio. The addition of Birdsong @ night in the overnight config means that during those hours, 32 services are being broadcast using 30 streams. Snapshots updated.

April 6th
On the Polish ensemble in Warsaw, DABCAST WaWa, the service Radio Profeto is reported to have ceased.

April 5th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Tyne & Wear updated. The service BBC R Sunderland has ceased. BBC Newcastle has reverted to 128 kbit/s, Joint Stereo.

April 4th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL, the service RADIOJND is reported to have a new SId.

April 4th
radio-tv-nederland reports that a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 6A in an area known as the Achterhoek and corresponding to local area 33. Four audio services are reported to be broadcasting, each in DAB+ at 9t kbit/s.

April 3rd
On the UK local ensemble Wolv'ton & Shrop, the service BBC Wolv'hampton has reverted to its former label BBC Radio WM. Snapshot updated.

April 3rd
On the UK local ensemble Bradfrd&Huddersf, the service BBC Radio Bradfd (CC34) has been relabelled BBC Radio Leeds and is now running at 128 kbit/s, while the original instance of BBC Radio Leeds (CE34) has ceased. Snapshot updated.

April 2nd
The website radio-tv-nederland reports that the Block 7D transmitters at Lelystad and Markelo broadcasting the national ensemble MTVNL have had their transmitted powers increased to 10kW and 6kW respectively.

April 2nd
On the German local ensemble Muenchen, the service 106.4 TOP FM is reported to have been relabelled TOP FM.

April 2nd
A new service is reported to have popped up on the German local ensemble in Rheinland-Pfalz, DAB+ Mux Bad KH. Antenne Bad KH is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 2nd
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 7A. Isen extends and improves coverage of the regional ensemble Voralpen in an area that includes Erding and Mühldorf.

April 2nd
In Switzerland, an additional service has popped up on the regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH. Klassik Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

April 2nd
An additional service has popped up on the Block 12B Monaco ensemble MCR2.
Hits 1 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

April 2nd
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations to five additional services - Contact FM, Delta +, NRJ Nord Littoral, Playloud Flandres-Maritime and Radio Uylenspiegel - to be broadcast on the local ensemble DUNKERQUE.

April 2nd
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations to five additional services - Chérie FM, Melody, NRJ Valenciennes, Phare FM and Radio Condé Macou - to be broadcast on the local ensemble Valenciennes.

April 2nd
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisation to an additional service - Contact FM - to be broadcast on the Block 7C ensemble Lille-Local.

April 2nd
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations to six additional services - Chante France, Delta +, NRJ Nord Littoral, Radio Pitchoun and Hello Le Nord (previously known as Tourism Info) - to be broadcast on the local ensemble CALAIS.

April 2nd
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations to two additional services - Antinéa Radio and Radio Campus - to be broadcast on the local ensemble for Lens-Douai, BLAD.

April 2nd
An additional service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth.
Nation Radio 70s is broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s. The bitrates of three existing services have dropped - Nation Radio 80s, HITS RADIO PORTS and Nation Radio UK. Snapshot updated.

April 2nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble Voralpen updated. Addition of Radio ISW.

April 2nd
On Trial London, the service ATLANTIS has been replaced by TEST 02, running at the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 2nd
A new service has popped up on London 2.
THC Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

April 2nd
In Ireland, a new ensemble is reported to be operating intermittently on Block 5B in the north east near the border with Northern Ireland. NORTH EAST is reported to have six audio services on board. Snapshot added. (Block 5B was previously used in this area by another ensemble - Free-DAB N & NE).

April 2nd
Snapshot added of the Irish ensemble ONLYMUX IRL, broadcasting in Cork on Block 5C.
Ten audio services are on board currently.

April 2nd
Update: In Ireland, the operator Free-DAB has contacted Wohnort to state that it is not connected with the new ONLYMUX IRL transmissions that have been spotted in Cork on Block 5C.
Free-DAB Cork previously broadcast on Block 5A but is reported not to be on air at the moment, nor are the other previously-reported Free-DAB muxes.

April 2nd
Update: In Ireland, while transmitters in some parts of the country ceased broadcasting DAB Ireland Mux1 altogether (in Cork, for example, the transmissions are reported to have ended several days ago), in others, the multiplex is reported still to be on air but with silent or almost-silent services whose DLS reports that "This service is closed". One poster in an Irish forum reports that as a result, he is now unable to listen to RTE Radio 1 at all on his car radio, as the receiver automatically switches away from FM to the silent DAB version.

April 1st
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations for transmitters at 27 sites across France that will broadcast the forthcoming second national ensemble, to be operated by OpeNMux.

April 1st
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations for transmitters at 26 sites across France that will broadcast the forthcoming first national ensemble, to be operated by Opératrice du multiplex M1.

April 1st
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations to additional services that will broadcast on Rouen Local 2 - Chérie FM, Nostalgie, NRJ and Hello Normandie (previously known as Tourism Info).

April 1st
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations to additional services that will broadcast on Rouen Local 1 - Crooner Radio, Inrocks Radio, Paname and Voltage.

April 1st
In Germany, an additional service has popped up on the Bavarian ensemble Voralpen.
Radio ISW is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

March 31st
The UK regulator has announced Small Scale DAB licence awards for four more areas:
Cambridge - Cambridge Digital Radio Limited
Inverclyde - UK DAB Networks Limited
Sheffield & Rotherham - Shefcast Digital Limited (‘Shefcast’)
Winchester - UK DAB Networks Limited

March 31st
In Germany, the media regulator for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein has received three applications for the operation as a platform of a second private-sector ensemble in Hamburg. The regulator expects to announce its selection from Media Broadcast GmbH, Divicon Media Holding GmbH or Uplink Network GmbH in August 2021.

March 31st
In France, the regulator has issued formal authorisations for an additional services to broadcast on the existing local ensemble for Bourgoin-Jallieu - CapSao, Hot Radio and Phare FM.

March 31st
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisation for an additional service to broadcast on the existing local ensemble for Bourg-en-Bresse - FC Radio.

March 31st
In France, the regulator has issued formal authorisations to additional services to broadcast on the existing local ensemble for Mâcon - CapSao, Chérie FM and Sol FM.

March 29th
In Austria, the "hash rash" has returned in the manner of a second wave and has now spread to the national ensemble. On CityMUX Wien II, the service Technikum CITY has been relabelled #Technikum CITY. On DAB+ Austria, the service Technikum ONE has been relabelled #Technikum ONE.

March 28th
radio-tv-nederland reports that a new service has popped up on the Block 5A ensemble in Apeldoorn, Stedendriehoek. Kerkradio is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

March 28th
Trial Cambridge snapshot updated.
RELEASE has replaced Crackers Radio since the previous observation.

March 28th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Cambridge updated.
Addition of Star Radio (Cam) since the previous observation.

March 28th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Peterborough updated.
Addition of Star Radio (PB) since the previous observation.

March 28th
Trial Birmingham snapshot updated.
Podcast Radio has replaced BOOM RADIO UK since the previous observation.

March 28th
In France, the regulator has issued a formal authorisation to an additional service to broadcast on the existing local ensemble for Colmar - Radio Dreyeckland Libre.

March 28th
In France, the regulator has issued formal authorisations to additional services to broadcast on the existing local ensemble for Mâcon - Nostalgie Mâcon and Antinéa Radio.

March 28th
In France, the regulator has issued formal authorisations to services to broadcast on a future local ensemble for Haguenau. This area was advertised in June 2016 and an operator (Club Opérateurs RNT Mux Strasbourg 1) was announced in July 2018, but the ensemble never appeared on the air. The coverage requirements are less strict than the original allocation and now it looks as though this ensemble might actually launch.

March 28th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Stoke & Stafford updated. Addition of Kerrang! since the previous observation.

March 26th
In the Netherlands, radio-tv-nederland reports that the low-power transmitter at Maastricht, broadcasting the Block 7D ensemble MTVNL has been replaced by a 2kW transmitter at Eys, improving and extending coverage in southern Limburg.

March 26th
Bulgaria listings updated. The test transmission in Sofia, BULGARIA, is reported to have ended in Jan/Feb.

March 24th
On the German ensemble for Baden-Württemberg, OAS BW, the service Schlager RadioB2 has been relabelled Schlager Radio.

March 23rd
In Germany, the transmitters at Aurich and Steinkimmen have had their transmitted powers increased, improving coverage of the Block 8D ensemble NDR NDS OL in Emden, Leer, Norden and Bad Zwischenahn as well as on the Ostfriesischen Inseln.

March 23rd
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service at Gemünden am Main, improving coverage of Bayern on Block 11D and Unterfranken on Block 10A over an area along the Main valley between Karlstadt am Main, Gemünden am Main and Lohr am Main.

March 23rd
A new service has popped up on Trial Cambridge.
RELEASE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The service Crackers Radio has ceased.

March 23rd
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Stoke & Stafford. Kerrang! is reported to be using "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.

March 21st
Trial Manchester snapshot updated.
Nation Radio UK has replaced Boom Radio since the previous observation.

March 21st
In Italy, the recent additions to the ensembles covering Torino mean that over 100 audio services are now available on DAB+ in the city. 104 to be precise.

March 20th
Two new services have popped up on the Italian ensemble CRDAB Piemonte.
G.R.P. *MELODY* and G.R.P. TRE are broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s apiece. The existing service MARGHERITA has been relabelled RADIO MARGHERITA. The bitrate of G.R.P. TRE increased to 72 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 19th
Five new services have popped up on the Italian ensemble MediaDAB Torino.
GIORNALE RADIO, GO-BIMBO, RADIO K55, R. RICORDI DAB and *TO-SV* are all broadcasting in DAB+.
GO-CLASSICA has been relabelled FunkyCornerRadio.
RADIO YACHT has been relabelled YACHT.
TheCoast by R.C. has been relabelled R. Citta' Torino.
The service GO-JAZZ has ceased. Snapshot updated.

March 19th
On the French ensemble RNT Paris 3, the SId of BONHEUR is reported to have changed yet again, having already changed twice last month.

March 18th
Listing updated of the Block 11D ensemble in Kiev, now labelled CONCERN RRT.
Nine services are reported to be broadcasting currently.

March 18th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 11D.
Hallenberg-Bollerberg (1 kW) improves coverage of the Nordrhein-Westfalen ensemble
Radio fuer NRW, particularly in Hallenberg and Medebach.

March 18th
In Germany, an EPG has popped up on the Block 11B ensemble for Baden-Württemberg, OAS BW. The bitrate of the existing audio service anna.FM has dropped to 64 kbit/s.

March 18th
Trial Aldershot snapshot updated. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

March 16th
On the Austrian ensemble CityMUX Wien II, the service #TechnikumCITY has made a speedy recovery and is back to its healthy former self - Technikum CITY.

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