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March 28th, 2017

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Trøndelag/Møre og Romsdal
FM Closure

Commercial broadcasters in Trøndelag/Møre og Romsdal will close their FM transmitters on April 21st. NRK's FM transmitters closed on February 8th 2017. The first Norwegian FM transmitters were shut down in Nordland, which includes Bodø at 11:11:11 on January 11th. The last network FM transmitters to close will be in Troms and Finnmark on December 13th 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.



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.



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Lband thumbnail   L-band

DMB-TH thumbnail   DMB-TH
IBOC thumbnail   IBOC
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Packet
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Stream
Data
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Stereo
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DAB+
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3
DAB+
5.1
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Latest Updates and News   

March 28th
Snapshot added of the Netherlands local ensemble in Groningen, G1.

March 28th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service labelled Test has ceased. The service 60s has been relabelled Test and is currently running without an audio stream. Snapshot updated.

March 28th
South Korean snapshots updated. A number of ensembles each contain a new "HD" service, requiring suitably-equipped "HD DMB" devices which have only recently become available. Generally, the bitrates of existing services on those ensembles have been reduced to accomodate the HD newcomers. The broadcasters MBC and SBS surprised the market last year by announcing they would not be participating in the introduction of "HD DMB". The broadcasters had recently launched a paid internet video service "Pooq", whereas DMB and HD DMB are free to air. The terrestrial DMB licences include an element of public service, including disaster recovery. One comment published at the time by iPnomics described the decision as an "abandonment of public responsibility."

March 26th
Two new services have popped up on the Netherlands local ensemble DAB Ouder-Amstel. Musicboxz and Radio Aalsmeer are both broadcasting at 96 kbit/s in DAB+. Testkanaal 2 and Testkanaal 4 have been relabelled RickFM and RTV Amstelveen respectively. Snapshot updated.

March 24th
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated.

March 24th
Two new DAB+ services have popped up on Trial Birmingham. Colourful Radio and Radio Central are each running at 32 kbit/s. The service Touch has switched to DAB+, running at 48 kbit/s. Starpoint Soul is running at the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s. The latest changes mean that half of the services on this minimux are now using DAB+.


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Update History   

March 23rd
On RNT PARIS 3, the audio service CROONER RADIO and the data service CARISON are reported to have ceased.

March 23rd
In Italy, a new local ensemble is reported to have popped up in Firenze on Block 11B with 9 DAB+ audio services on board.

March 23rd
On EuroDAB Italia, the service Radio Orbital is reported to have been replaced by Radio Test, broadcasting audio from Zeta italiana.

March 22nd
In Germany, the four applicants for the role of platform operator for the second national ensemble are to be offered the opportunity to consolidate their applications into one or more joint applications. Should there still be more than one application remaining at the end of April, a selection process will take place. The four groups that applied were:
Digital Audio Broadcasting Plattform DABP GmbH, Leipzig
Absolut Digital GmbH & Co. KG, Nürnberg
MEDIA BROADCAST Digital Radio GmbH, Köln
Radi/o digital GmbH, München.

March 22nd
The latest iteration of Ofcom's Technical Parameters reveals a new transmitter in operation at Armagh, broadcasting D1 National on Block 11D.

March 22nd
In Austria, the advertisement for a platform operator is open until June 12th. Four organisations have already expressed interest in the role, according to Gernot Fischer of Digitalradio Österreich.

March 17th
On SDL National, the service heat radio has been relabelled HEAT RADIO.

March 17th
In the Netherlands, a new pilot local ensemble has popped up on Block 5C in Zandvoort. Operated by Euro-Sound, the transmissions include the former pirate service Amsterdams Most Wanted.

March 16th
Snapshot added of the new Netherlands local ensemble in Duivendrecht, DAB Ouder-Amstel.

March 15th
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated. The service RTL ItalianStyle has ceased. Some services are running at higher protection levels than in the previous snapshot. All audio services are now running at 72 kbit/s, but some are better protected than others.

March 14th
On D1 National, the service BFBS Radio has ceased and been replaced by Heart 80s, which is running at 80 kbit/s in mono.

March 8th
The temporary service BBC R2Country has popped up on BBC National DAB, running at 64 kbit/s in mono. The service will run from March 9th to 12th.

March 8th
In Germany, the website Radiowoche reports that two additional services, Radio Hamburg and HAMBURG ZWEI, are expected to appear at the end of the month on Hamburg K11C.

March 7th
In the Czech Republic, the service jamesdean.fm has reappeared on the ensemble RTI cz DAB, broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

March 7th
On the Block 11D French ensemble RNT Paris 7, the service LIBERADIO is reported to have ceased.

March 7th
In Germany, the media regulator for Sachsen is to advertise capacity on two future minimuxes in Leipzig and Freiberg respectively. The regulator requires a minimum of five applicants for each before commencing with the build. A parallel offer will seek operators for the two minimuxes. The regulator believes the new minimuxes could begin transmissions this summer.

March 6th
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL updated. Bitrate and Protection Level changes.

March 6th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble DAB+ Vlaardingen updated, following a period of being off air. Currently one DAB+ service is being transmitted.

March 6th
Snapshot of DAB Ireland Mux1 updated. RTE RnaG running at 80 kbit/s in mono.

March 6th
On the Block 12C Swiss ensemble SRG SSR D01, the DAB+ service RTS-1ERE+ has dropped back to 72 kbit/s after running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s since January.

March 6th
On the Block 12A Swiss ensemble SRG SSR F01, the DAB+ service RTS-1ERE+ has dropped back to 72 kbit/s after running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s since January.

March 5th
Mid & West Wales snapshot updated.

March 4th
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Zuidwest NL updated. Change of Protection Level and bitrate for Puur NL Zeeland.

March 4th
Snapshot of the Slovenia ensemble MULTIPLEX R1 updated. Four services are running at the reduced bitrate of 24 kbit/s, one of them without any audio data. In the case of three services on this ensemble, each one occupies no more space than the EPG!

March 4th
Snapshot of the Belgium ensemble Norkring DAB+ updated. The service TOPradio is running at a higher bitrate compared with the previous snapshot.

March 4th
Trial Manchester snapshot updated.

March 3rd
On Trial Brighton, the service Juice 107.2 has switched to DAB+ and is broadcasting at 64 kbit/s. Totally Radio is now running at 64 kbit/s. Trial Brighton thus becomes the UK's first all-DAB+ ensemble in regular service.

March 2nd
In the Czech Republic, the Slovak radio service BEST FM is reported to have popped up on the ensemble RTI cz DAB.

March 1st
In Italy, the first of two new transmitters for Sicily has been brought into service on Block 12C, which will extend coverage of * DAB Italia *, respectively, to the areas of Messina and coastal areas of Reggio Calabria, and Catania.

March 1st
In the Netherlands, BBC WORLDSERVICE has popped up on the Block 5B ensemble MTVNL, broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The service Radio JND has ceased on 5B but continues on 9C. 5B Snapshot updated.

March 1st
On the Belgian ensemble RTBF DAB, the service Pure FM is reported to have been relabelled Pure.

March 1st
In the Netherlands, the regulator has licensed a low-power ensemble to operate on Block 5C in the coastal town of Zandvoort.

March 1st
In the Netherlands, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 7B in Duivendrecht. DAB Ouder-Amstel currently has four DAB+ audio services on board.

March 1st
On the Block 9A Paris ensemble RNT Associative, the service AYP appears to have reverted to Protection Level EEP 3-A, having spent a period at EEP 2-A. The other services on the ensemble all use EEP 3-A.

March 1st
In Switzerland, the transmitter for the regional ensemble SMC D03 O-CH at Valzeina is reported to have migrated from Block 9D to 9B, matching other sites transmitting this ensemble. Valzeina has also begun transmitting the regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH on Block 7A.

March 1st
On the Czech ensemble TELEKO DAB, the services SeeJay Radio and TIP RADIO have ceased.

March 1st
In Switzerland, the on air dates for the next minimuxes have slipped again, with Digris now quoting April 2017 for Sopraceneri and Sottoceneri.

February 27th
Trial Aldershot snapshot updated.

February 24th
In Germany, there are four applicants for the role of platform operator for the second national multiplex:-
  • Digital Audio Broadcasting Plattform DABP GmbH, Leipzig
  • Absolut Digital GmbH & Co. KG, Nürnberg
  • MEDIA BROADCAST Digital Radio GmbH, Köln
  • Radi/o digital GmbH, München
Evaluation of the applications will begin March 7th. An award could follow later in the first half of this year.

February 23rd
In Italy, the EuroDAB Italia transmissions for Milano and the surrounding area are reported to have migrated from Block 13E to 12D.

February 23rd
On Trial Manchester, the service Great Manchester has ceased.

February 23rd
Colourful Radio has popped up on Trial Manchester.

February 22nd
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Nation Radio is running with a changed SId.

February 21st
On the local ensemble Ayr, the service Gold has ceased.

February 18th
On the Block 11A ensemble RNT Paris 6, the service MUSIC BOX has been relabelled MBS.

February 18th
In Paris, a new service has popped up on the relabelled Block 9A ensemble RNT Associative. ALIGRE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

February 17th
In the Czech Republic, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Beroun, south-west of Prague operates in an SFN with the existing transmitter at Praha-Žižkov and broadcasts the ensemble CRa-CRo DABPraha.

February 17th
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR. B E O+ is broadcasting Radio BeO in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

February 17th
In the Netherlands, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 10D. Den Haag 10D is broadcasting from Rijswijk with two DAB+ services services on board, each running at 128 kbit/s. Snapshot added.

February 17th
In Germany, a joint IRT-Bayerischer Rundfunk transmission to test the components for a likely future minimux has popped up in München on Block 8A. IRT-Radio-Test is currently carrying two DAB+ services. Various configurations, including different bitrates, protection levels and ancilliary services are likely to be tested.

February 16th
In the Czech Republic, a new service has popped up on the ensemble TELEKO DAB. PIGY RADIO is broadcasting programmes for children in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

February 14th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL, the service 8FM Noord & Oost has been replaced by Frysk FM.

February 14th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, the service 8FM Noord & Oost has been replaced by Grunn FM. Snapshot updated.

February 14th
A new service has popped up on the UK minimux Trial London. Zone 1 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

February 10th
In the Netherlands, the regulator has allocated Block 6A for a local pilot in Hippolytushoef. Block 8A has been allocated for a local pilot in Eindhoven.

February 10th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Baden-Württemberg Block 11B ensemble DRS BW. RADIO TEDDY is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

February 8th
In Slovakia, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12A. Laskomer extends coverage of the ensemble DAB to Banská Bystrica in the heart of the country, Slovakia's sixth largest municipality. In Bratislava, the ensemble is broadcast on Block 12C, in Košice on Block 12B.

February 8th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL, services have been relabelled as follows:
Radio 8FM Mi-Bra --> 8FM Tilburg
Radio 8FM No-Bra --> 8FM Den Bosch
Radio 8FM We-Bra --> 8FM Breda
Radio 8FM Zo-Bra --> 8FM Eindhoven
The protection level on 8FM Den Bosch has been reduced to EEP 4-A. The bitrate remains 48 kbit/s. The service RADIONL2 BRABANT has ceased.
On 9D Zuidwest NL, Radio 8FM We-Bra has been relabelled 8FM Breda. The protection level has been reduced to EEP 4-A. The bitrate has been increased to 96 kbit/s.
Snapshots updated.

February 8th
In Germany, the service SWRinfo on the Baden-Württemberg ensembles SWR BW N and SWR BW S has been relabelled SWR Aktuell.

February 8th
In Norway, NRK's FM transmitters serving Trøndelag/Møre og Romsdal close today, February 8th 2017. Commercial broadcasters in the region will close their FM transmitters on April 21st. The first Norwegian FM transmitters were shut down in Nordland, which includes Bodø, at 11:11:11 on January 11th. The last network FM transmitters to close will be in Troms and Finnmark on December 13th 2017. Some local services will continue to use FM after this date.

February 6th
On the UK minimux Trial Norwich, the service Angel Digital has been relabelled Angel Vintage.

February 5th
Snapshot of the Slovenian ensemble MULTIPLEX R1 updated.

February 5th
Sussex snapshot updated.

February 4th
In Switzerland, three transmitters in canton Graubünden are to switch from the ensemble for the Italian-speaking region SRG SSR I01 on Block 12A to the Graubünden ensemble SRG SSR R01 on Block 12D. Brusio and Poschiavo will switch on March 15th. Vicosoprano will switch on March 16th. In Poschiavo, the change will mean the loss of three Italian-language services in an area where 90% speak Italian (2000 census) and one French-language service, to be replaced by four German-language services where under 8% are German speakers.

February 4th
In France, the regulator has granted a request by public service broadcaster Radio France and France Médias Monde to have capacity for the service FIP on forthcoming local ensembles in Lille and Lyon; for its service Mouv' on a forthcoming ensemble in Strasbourg; and for the service RFI on local ensembles in Lille, Lyon and Strasbourg.

February 4th
On the Block 12C ensemble in Bratislava, DAB, the service Radio Pyramida has been replaced by Radio Patria RSI. The external service Radio Slovakia International is time-sharing the capacity with sister station Radio Patria and broadcasts in six languages in rotation from 18:00 to 06:00.

February 3rd
In France, the temporary service Salon Radio has ceased on the Block 9D Paris ensemble towerCast following the end of Salon de la Radio 2017.

February 3rd
In Germany, a Block 7B transmitter has entered service as expected at Schiffdorf (in Niedersachsen), extending coverage of Radio Bremen to Bremerhaven.

February 3rd
On the UK minimux Trial Brighton, the service Angel Digital has been relabelled Angel Vintage.

February 3rd
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 8B. Langnau i.E. extends coverage of the regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR in the Emmental, including Langnau. Further new sites are expected to enter service shortly.

February 2nd
Varied or Varied Speech? One matter not addressed by the updated Registered Tables is the inherent contradiction in the definition of Programme Type 9. In the new tables TS 101 756 V2.1.1, this continues to be defined as "Varied". A service such as BBC Radio Scotland is indeed varied. Its weekly schedule comprises news, current affairs, discussions, phone-ins, sport, folk music, pop music, classical music... and bagpipes. Other BBC local and regional services are of a similar character. Without the bagpipes. But the 16-character and 8-character "abbreviations" of the Programme Type continue to be defined as "Talk", which for substantial portions of the broadcast week, Radio Scotland is not and it is ludicrous to see the word "Talk" during a bagpipes recital. A service broadcasting a range of musical styles but with little speech might wish to describe itself as "Varied", only for the word "Talk" to pop up on the receiver display. Instead, the only correct option would be to use the cop-out definition "Other Music", as for practically every service on the Swiss minimuxes. One reason, perhaps, why most of the DAB+ radio services broadcast in Paris use no PTy at all? Because the word "Talk" clearly qualifies "Varied" to be a speech-based service, Wohnort continues to use the term "Varied Speech" in its listings.

February 2nd
The DAB/DAB+ specification has received a dust-down and reissued in updated form. The new versions have been published by ETSI as follows:

EN 300 401 V2.1.1: DAB system standard
TS 101 756 V2.1.1: Registered Tables
TS 103 466 V1.1.1: DAB audio
TS 102 563 V2.1.1: DAB+ audio
TS 102 980 V2.1.1: DL Plus

Transmission Modes II, III and IV have been discarded as obsolete. WorldDAB says that for many broadcasters, the changes will have few impacts because the aim was to make sure that changes were mostly compatible with the way that DAB is actually used. However, to make the system work better, some changes need to be made to the multiplexing equipment of all broadcasters, while other changes will only be needed if certain features are used.

A fuller description of the changes has been published by WorldDAB.

February 2nd
The UK regulator has authorised the addition of a new service, Fix Radio, to London 2.

February 2nd
The UK regulator has authorised the removal of the service Gold from the local ensemble Ayr.

February 1st
In Austria, the regulator has advertised a national multiplex, to be known as MUX I. The advertisement runs in parallel with the offer of local/regional ensembles, to be known as MUX II. The national multiplex is expected to operate as a Multi Frequency Network, with two potential frequency scenarios on offer, both described in the advertisement. In the first scenario, the country is divided into three super-regions. The second is organised more or less according to the Länder boundaries. The regulator is willing to work with the licence holder to adapt either model if necessary. The offer is open to both would-be platform operators and/or licensed broadcasters wishing to operate ensembles themselves. A successful applicant may also turn over the technical operation of a licensed multiplex to a third party provider.The licence to operate a multiplex does not include permission to provide the programme services themselves. Should demand exceed the capacity of one multiplex, the regulator says it is willing to move to the advertisement of a further multiplex. Closing date for applications is June 12th 2017.

February 1st
On the Slovenian ensemble MULTIPLEX R1, the service Glasbeni Radio is reported to be running at the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s.

February 1st
On the local ensemble Sussex, the service Oldies Sussex has been replaced by Juice.

February 1st
In Germany, the regulator in Baden-Württemberg, the LFK, has advertised capacity equivalent to two services occupying 54 CU each on the Block 11B ensemble DRS BW. The award will run from July 1st 2017 until September 30th 2026. Closing date for applications with the LFK is March 10th 2017.

February 1st
On the Block 9A Paris ensemble RNT Associative, the service AYP has switched to Protection Level EEP 2-A, matching the other services on the ensemble. Previous snapshot corrected.

February 1st
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh. Cheesy FM is broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 31st
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Block 7B ensemble Radio Bremen. NDR INFO is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. Coverage of the ensemble is to be extended to include Bremerhaven on February 3rd, with the bringing into service of a transmitter at Schiffdorf, located just over the border in Niedersachsen.

January 31st
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the MTVNL ensembles, with the exception of Drenthe 7C and mid-Brabant 9C. LXClassics is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

January 31st
UK TII table updated. The latest iteration of Ofcom's Technical Parameters reveals new transmitters in operation on UK local ensembles as follows:
Ayr - Girvan
Berks & N Hants - Dorking Cobbetts Lane
Cornwall - Gulval
Leicestershire - Bardon Hill
Northamptonshire - Towcester Potcote Farm; Ecton Hall Estate
N. Ireland - Bangor
Peterborough - Holbeach; Kirkby Underwood
Somerset - Coker Hill
Teesside - Constantine Farm
Wolv'ton & Shrop - Rhosfach Farm

January 31st
In Italy, the switch of digital radio services in Südtirol (Alto Adige) from "original-flavour" DAB to DAB+ has taken place. A new service has popped up on the Block 10D ensemble RAS2-DAB. RAS DRWissen, from the German public-service broadcaster DeutschlandRadio, is broadcasting at 96 kbit/s. RAS RSI Rete 2 has migrated from RAS 1-DAB to RAS2-DAB.

January 31st
In Austria, the regulator has advertised for operators of local and/or regional multiplexes. The offer is open to both would-be platform operators and/or licensed broadcasters wishing to operate ensembles themselves. A successful applicant may also turn over the technical operation of a licensed multiplex to a third party provider. The licence to operate a multiplex does not include permission to provide the programme services themselves. The advertisement includes a provisional list of frequencies for the new ensembles. Closing date for applications is June 12th 2017.

January 31st
New transmitters have recently been added to the D1 National network on Blocks 11D and 12A, including Earls Hill, serving the Stirling area of Scotland, North Hessary Tor, serving Princetown and surrounding area of Devon, and Coker Hill, serving the area around Yeovil, Somerset. UK TII table updated.

January 31st
In Germany, the role of platform operator for the second national ensemble has been advertised. A regionalisation is not expected, as sufficient capacity exists for regional services in the individual Länder. The closing date is February 24th with applications to be sent to the regulator in Sachsen, the SLM, acting on behalf of all the Landesmedienanstalten.

January 30th
The operator of the local ensemble Mid & West Wales has requested that the regulator expand the licence area to include Swansea. In fact, the ensemble already covers the city, thanks largely to its transmitter at Kilvey Hill, but in its application MuxCo says that adding Swansea to the licence will make the ensemble more attactive to broadcasters and help MuxCo to finance new transmitters that are planned at Carmarthen and Fishguard. Ofcom has begun a public consultation on MuxCo's proposal. The closing date is February 28th.

January 30th
A new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10C. Felixstowe extends coverage of the local ensemble Suffolk.

January 30th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10A. Damme extends coverage of NDR NDS to an area from Bramsche to Vechta and between Quakenbrück und Diepholz.

January 27th
Latvian listing updated. Eleven DAB+ services are currently broadcasting on the Block 12D pilot ensemble LVRTC-DAB.

January 27th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service 100% HITS has switched to stereo, broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

January 26th
In Germany, a new service is reported to have popped up on the Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN. lulu.fm is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s.

January 25th
On the Block 12C Swiss ensemble SRG SSR D01, the DAB+ service RTS-1ERE+ is reported to be running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s.

January 25th
On the Block 12A Swiss ensemble SRG SSR F01, the DAB+ service RTS-1ERE+ is reported to be running at the higher bitrate of 80 kbit/s.

January 25th
On the Block 10B Swiss ensemble RMS F02, the service RADIO MARIA F is reported to have a new SId.

January 25th
In Paris, a new service has popped up on the Block 9D ensemble towerCast. Salon Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s.

January 22nd
The operator of Trial Glasgow has confirmed that the minimux is currently inoperative as a result of an IP circuit failure. "Telecom company engineers are attempting to repair the physical fault which is believed to be in a local street cabinet."

January 20th
In Austria, as a preliminary step towards the forthcoming advertisement of DAB+ capacity, the regulator has published the selection criteria to be used during the awards process.

January 20th
On London 2, the service Chris Country is reported to have reverted to its previous SId.

January 19th
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble RTBF DAB updated. Since the previous snapshot, the service VivaBruxelles has been relabelled VivaCité.

January 19th
According to reception reports from the transmission area, the Swiss minimux serving the French-speaking area of Valais, DIG F03 - BAS VS, has been off air since January 15th.

January 19th
On the Block 10D German ensemble Bayern, the packet data services EPG BR and BR Journaline have ceased. The Bayerischer Rundfunk's ensemble on Block 11D has its own EPG.

January 19th
On London 2, the service Chris Country is running with a new SId.

January 18th
The BBC recently brought into service a new transmitter in Northern Ireland. Bangor improves coverage of BBC National DAB in Bangor (Co. Down) and the surrounding area.

January 18th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, the services Radio Continu and Radio Continu O have been relabelled Continu Noord and Continu Oost respectively. Snapshot updated.

January 18th
Snapshot updated of the Stockholm ensemble Teracom Test. Many SIds have changed since the last snapshot was taken. An EPG is now running on the ensemble.

January 18th
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL.

January 18th
Berks & N Hants and Plymouth snapshots updated.

January 18th
On the local ensemble Cornwall, the service NJoy Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 18th
Snapshot of the German ensemble NDR SH updated.

January 18th
UK TII table updated.

January 18th
On the Czech ensemble TELEKO DAB, the service SPORT is reported to have ceased.

January 18th
South East Wales, Swindon and West Wiltshire snapshots updated.

January 18th
Snapshot added of the Danish local ensemble Fyn lokal DAB+.

January 16th
In Germany, a new service, MAXX FM, has popped up on the ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B.

January 16th
In Germany, the special event service SWR Messeradio has popped up on the Baden-Württemberg ensembles SWR BW N and SWR BW S, broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

January 16th
Snapshot of the Oslo ensemble MiniTV1 updated. Three DMB services are being broadcast currently.

January 16th
Snapshots updated of the Norwegian local ensembles LokalØstfold, LokalAkershus and LOKALDAB RIKS II (Haugaland).

January 16th
Snapshots updated of the Norwegian regional ensembles following the recent reconfigurations.

January 15th
In Denmark, a new service has popped up on the minimux NivaaDAB. Retro Millennium is broadcasting in DAB+ at 144 kbit/s.

January 15th
In Germany, a new packet data service has popped up on the Blocks 11C/12C ensemble S-ANHALT. Test is running at 8 kbit/s and contains a Slideshow. Other changes to Protection Levels and Bitrates have taken place. Snapshot updated.

January 14th
On London 2, the service Radio Sputnik has ceased.

January 14th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian regional ensemble NRK Reg2 BuTeVe following the recent reconfigurations.

January 13th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Flash has been relabelled Test and is currently running without an audio stream. The service 60s is running at the higher bitrate of 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 13th
Snapshots updated of the Norwegian national ensemble Riks and the regional ensemble NRK Reg1 OsAkØs following the recent reconfigurations. All NRK services are now broadcast in the regional ensembles and use DAB+.

January 13th
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR. Radio Canal3-D+, a commercial broadcaster in Biel, is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

January 13th
DAB+ Hong Kong snapshot updated. Five services are currently being broadcast, all of them in DAB+.

January 12th
In Italy, a new service has popped up on EuroDAB Italia. Radio KissKiss is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. The services Radio Freccia and RTL 102.5 + are running at the lower Protection Level EEP-3A. Snapshot updated.

January 11th
Northamptonshire snapshot updated following post-Christmas relabelling.

January 11th
In Norway, the first FM closures have taken place in Nordland (including Bodø). The FM networks will be shut down progressively by region, ending with Troms and Finnmark in December.

January 11th
In Norway, all services of the public-service broadcaster NRK are using DAB+ from today.

January 11th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated following post-Christmas relabelling.

January 10th
Central Scotland snapshot updated following the cessation of Gold and ScottishSunXmas.

January 10th
Bayern snapshot updated following the cessation of B1 Franken.

January 10th
Kuwait snapshot updated. Fifteen services are broadcasting on the Block 11B ensemble Kuwait DAB1, all of them using DAB+.

January 9th
In Switzerland, the on-air dates for the next Minimuxes have slipped back. Sopraceneri and Sottoceneri, scheduled for December 2016 have been moved back to March 2017. Bern is now expected on air in May 2017 and Biel in June 2017. St. Gallen is now due in June 2017.

January 9th
On Trial London, the service RINSE FM has switched to DAB+ and is running at 96 kbit/s with Protection Level EEP-1A. NTS WWW.NTS.LIVE has switched to DAB+ and is running at 48 kbit/s with Protection Level EEP-2A. Snapshot updated.

January 7th
The operator of the UK minimux Trial Norwich has announced that further "original-flavour" DAB services will switch to DAB+ "over the coming weeks" and invited expressions of interest from broadcasters wishing to use the released capacity.

January 7th
On Trial Manchester, the service Cathedral Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
On Central Scotland, the services Gold and ScottishSunXmas have ceased.

January 4th
In the Czech Republic, a new service has popped up on TELEKO DAB. CRo-Regina DAB is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

January 4th
On Trial Glasgow, YOUR Xmas has reverted to being labelled Timeless Radio.

January 4th
On South East Wales, the pop-up service BBC RC Mwy has ceased.

January 4th
Cambridge 105 has popped up in DAB+ on Trial Norwich.

January 4th
In Belgium, a new service has popped up on the Block 11A ensemble in Vlaanderen, Norkring DAB+. EVERGREEN TEST is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. A slideshow is running as a secondary component in its own discrete subchannel. Snapshot updated.

January 4th
The Ukraininan regulator has submitted a proposal for the frequency band 174-230 MHz to be allocated to digital radio, following a study of the experience of other European countries. According to the regulator's website, the National Council's chairman, Yuriy Artemenko, said this gives a clear signal to the industry: "If you want to develop digital radio, you have the frequency." (Google translation)

January 4th
On London 2, the service Chris Country has dropped to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

January 4th
In the Netherlands, an additional service has popped on the new local ensemble DAB+ Vlaardingen. Hollands Palet is broadcasting at 96 kbit/s using DAB+. Snapshot updated.

January 3rd
In Norway, the new local licences auctioned in early 2016 came into effect on January 1st. A single licence was offered in each of 37 areas and only 7 remain unallocated. The existing trial licences lapse. The new operators are expected to begin broadcasting during 2017. In the areas Haugaland and Sunnhordland, the auctions were won by a local football club, FK Haugesund, who have teamed up with the power company Haugaland Krafft to operate the new ensemble(s). Norway page updated with new licence holders. Some frequencies have changed compared with the trial licences.

January 3rd
On NE Wales W Chesh, SANTAgrounder has become SANDGROUNDER once more. Snapshot updated.

January 3rd
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Cessation of Signal Xmas.

January 3rd
On Trial Manchester, the service Crackers Radio has been relabelled Delite Radio. Snapshot updated.

January 3rd
On the German ensemble S-ANHALT, the service Rockland S-A has been relabelled ROCKLAND S-A.

January 2nd
In Norway, the interim ensemble covering Trondheim on Block 11A has ceased, following the coverage extension of of the licenced local ensemble for the area.

January 2nd
In the Netherlands, two additional services have popped up on the new local ensemble DAB+ Vlaardingen. Feel Good Radio and Stadsradio Delft are each broadcasting at 96 kbit/s using DAB+.

January 2nd
On the German ensemble Radio fuer NRW, FUNKHAUS EUROPA has been relabelled WDRCosmo.

January 1st 2017
Trial London snapshot updated.

January 1st 2017
Christmas is over in the Netherlands. On the Block 11C ensemble DAB+, Sky Radio Xmas has been relabelled Sky Radio Hits.

January 1st 2017
On the Swiss ensemble SMC_D02, LANDLIEBE RADIO+ has been relabelled LUNA RADIO+.

January 1st 2017
On Trial Brighton, all services are now broadcasting using DAB+ apart from one, which is using "original-flavour" DAB at 192 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

December 31st
Christmas is over on Herts Beds Bucks. The service Connect FM Xmas has been relabelled Connect FM. Snapshot updated.

December 31st
On Trial London, the service Crackers Radio has been relabelled Delite Radio and has switched to DAB+. LGR has also switched to DAB+.

December 30th
On Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales respectively, the services Signal Xmas and The Wave Xmas have ceased. On Bradfrd&Huddersf, the service Pulse Xmas has probably ceased also.

December 28th
South East Wales and Trial Bristol snapshots updated.

December 28th
South Hampshire and Trial Portsmouth snapshots updated.

December 27th
On the Block 10D Polish ensemble for Kielce, the service Radio Kielce has ceased. Snapshot updated.

December 27th
Christmas is over. On D1 National, Heart extra Xmas has been relabelled Heart extra.

December 22nd
The website digitalbitrate.com now has a receiver in Marseille.

December 22nd
In France, a new service has popped up on the Block 6D ensemble RNT PARIS 3. CARISON is a packet data service running at 32 kbit/s.

December 22nd
In France, the longwave transmissions of France Inter on 162 kHz are to end on December 31st 2016. The signal transmitted from Allouis has other uses. Like the 198 kHz transmissions from Droitwich, Allouis provides a standard-frequency reference signal, regulated by an atomic clock, and time signals are modulated onto the carrier to provide the TDF time service, generated by a caesium fountain atomic clock. These transmissions will continue beyond January 1st 2017. The media regulator in France has called for expressions of interest from broadcasters in continuing to use this frequency for radio broadcasting. Closing date is January 16th 2017. France Inter will continue to be broadcast after this date on FM and on DAB+ in Paris.

December 22nd
In Norway, two new services have popped on the Block 11C local ensemble for Sør-Trøndelag uten Fosen, Lokalradio 1. Radio Trondheim and Revolt are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s each. The service Nea Selbu has ceased.

December 22nd
On South Hampshire, Angel Digital has been relabelled Angel Vintage.

December 22nd
In Poland, the Olsztyn ensemble's transmitter at Pieczewo is reported to have migrated from Block 10C to 11B as planned.

December 21st
In Norway, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 8B. Lokalradio 2 is the ensemble for Stjørdal, Levanger & Steinkjer and is currently carrying one service. Nea test is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

December 21st
In Norway, three new services have popped up on the Block 11C local ensemble for Sør-Trøndelag uten Fosen, Lokalradio 1. P5 TRHM and NRJ TRHM are broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. #247 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

December 20th
On Trial Birmingham, Angel Digital has been relabelled Angel Vintage.

December 20th
London 2 snapshot updated. Conversion of AsianFX Radio to DAB+.

December 20th
Herts Beds Bucks snapshot updated. Connect FM relabelled Connect FM Xmas.

December 20th
Trial Cambridge snapshot updated. Addition of MY MUSIC RADIO. Angel Digital relabelled Angel Vintage.

December 20th
In Germany, a new service is reported to have popped up on Berlin/BRBG 7B. niceradio.de is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

December 20th
On Northamptonshire, Connect FM has been relabelled Connect FM Xmas. On Peterborough, Connect FM Xmas is effectively a new service rather than a relabelling. The SId differs from the previously-observed Connect FM and now matches the Northamptonshire instance. Both snapshots updated.

December 20th
Lincolnshire snapshot updated. Addition of KCFM and Radio Newark.

December 22nd
In France, a new service has popped up on the Block 6D ensemble in Paris - RNT PARIS 3. CARISON is a packet data service running at 32 kbit/s.

December 19th
In the Netherlands, a new service is reported to have popped up on the new Block 6B minimux DAB+ Vlaardingen. EXXACT FM is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

December 19th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN. ANTENNE FRANKFRT is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s.

December 19th
In Italy, the multiplex operator in Südtirol (Alto Adige) RAS has brought a new transmitter into service on Blocks 10B and 10D. Kurzras extends coverage of the ensembles RAS 1-DAB and RAS2-DAB in the Schnalstal, including Kurzras itself.

December 19th
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Kronplatz extends coverage of * DAB Italia *, which now stands at 90% of Südtirol (Alto Adige) by population.

December 19th
In Italy, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 10C. Grödnerjoch and St. Leonhard in Passeier improve reception of DABMEDIA in Südtirol (Alto Adige), bringing coverage to nearly 95% by population.

December 19th
In Germany, a new transmitter is scheduled to be brought into service on December 22nd on the Eggberg, improving reception of the Block 8D ensemble SWR BW S in the Hochrheingebiet. The site, on German territory, already transmits the Block 12C Swiss ensemble SRG SSR D01.
December 19th
In Italy, the multiplex operator in Südtirol (Alto Adige) RAS has announced that additional transmitters will be brought into service during 2017 at Ratschings, Melag, Taufers i.M., Sulden, Pfelders und Aberstückl, bringing coverage in the province to nearly 100% of the population. RAS, which also operates FM transmitters, will decommission the first of these, beginning with the smaller sites, before the end of 2017.

December 19th
In the Czech Republic, the pilot transmissions by public-service broadcaster Český Rozhlas have been extended to May 31st 2017. The transmissions from Praha-Žižkov are to be supplemented by a second site at Beroun.

December 18th
Another minimux has popped up in the Netherlands. 6A Achterhoek NL is broadcasting from Groenlo on Block 6A with four services on board, all reported to be accompanied by Slideshows.

December 18th
Snapshots updated of the Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - AARAU, DIG D04 - BASEL and DIG D04 - WTHUR.

December 17th
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service SANDGROUNDER has been relabelled (presumably temporarily) SANTAgrounder.

December 17th
Snapshots of the Deutschschweiz regional ensembles updated.

December 16th
In Poland, the Katowice ensemble's transmitter at Kosztowy is reported to have migrated today from Block 10A to 11A as planned.

December 16th
Digital Radio Teracom A/S has been appointed gatekeeper of the Danish national Block 12C ensemble and will take over the transmission licence from January 1st 2017, but will not assume the gatekeeper role until October 1st 2017. The other applicant was Bauer Media. The licence is for a period of 12 years.

December 15th
In Slovenia, a new service has popped up on the Block 10D ensemble MULTIPLEX R1. Glasbeni Radio is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

December 15th
In Germany, a new packet data service has popped up on the Block 10D ensemble Bayern. FRAUNHOFER is running in its own subchannel at 8 kbit/s.

December 15th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster SWR has brought a new Block 8D transmitter into service in Baden-Württemberg. Wannenberg extends and improves coverage of SWR BW S in the Hochrhein.

December 15th
In Poland, the migration of the transmitter at Katowice - Kosztowy from Block 10A to 11A, originally scheduled for December 20th, has been brought forward to tomorrow, December 16th. The migration of Olsztyn - Pieczewo from Block 10C to 11B, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed until December 21st.
DateSiteCurrentFuture
01.12.2016Kielce - Święty Krzyż11C10D
02.12.2016Kielce - ul. Targowa11C10D
06.12.2016Lublin - Piaski10B11B
07.12.2016Lublin - ul. Raabego10B11B
07.12.2016Zielona Góra - Jemiołów12C11C
08.12.2016Białystok - Krynice5B5C
08.12.2016Zielona Góra - ul. Ptasia12C11C
12.12.2016Gdańsk - Chwaszczyno10D5B
13.12.2016Kraków - Chorągwica12D11B
16.12.2016Katowice - Kosztowy10A11A
20.12.2016Koszalin - Góra Chełmska12D11B
21.12.2016Olsztyn - Pieczewo10C11B
21.12.2016Kołobrzeg - Stramnica12D11B

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