Page Updated:
June 22nd, 2018

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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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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

June 22nd
In France, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Economy and Finance have launched a consultation on a government proposal to abandon DMB-R (aka DMB-A), leaving DAB+ as the sole system authorised for use in France. In practice, DMB-R has already be abandoned by the broadcasting industry. A single test ensemble operated by the automobile manufacturer Continental in Rambouillet includes a number of DMB-R services. Closing date for responses to the consultation is July 13th.

June 22nd
In Germany, the regulator for Bremen has announced that the commercial ensemble will launch on June 27th. ENERGY Bremen, Nordseewelle, Radio B2, radio ffn and RADIO ROLAND are expected to be broadcast on Block 7D.

June 22nd
In France, the regulator has launched a consultation prior to advertising national multiplexes. According to documentation published to accompany the consultation, two layers of coverage are foreseen, comprising 22 and 17 allotments respectively. The closing date for responses is July 10th.

June 22nd
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been activated on Block 9D. Zuerich Escher Wyss should be considered to be under test at the moment but once in full service will improve reception of the minimux DIG D04 - ZH in the city centre.

June 22nd
In Poland, a temporary service has popped up on the Polskie Radio ensembles. Radio Literatura is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s and coincides with the 18th Festival of Theatre of TVP (Polish Television) & Theatre of Polish Radio "Two Theatres" in Sopot which takes place from 25th June to 8th July. Snapshot updated.

June 22nd
In Italy, two new transmitters have recently been brought into service on Block 12C. Saint-Vincent in Valle D'Aosta improves coverage of * DAB Italia * between Fenis and Arnad. Carini serves the coast of Sicily from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo.

June 21st
In Italy, a new service, Rai Radio2 Indie, is reported to have popped up on DAB+ RAI.

June 20th
In Poland, the website wirtualnemedia reports some interesting attitudes to DAB+ among commercial broadcasters in the country. The remarks come against a backdrop of the National Broadcasting Council preparing to advertise as many as 34 local multiplexes in the second half of this year. Each ensemble would be able to accomodate up to 12 stations. The article uses the word "deadly" to describe costs associated with switching to digital. Andrzej Matuszyński, president of the Eurozet group, believes that "digitization of the radio can be very harmful for this medium in Poland". He continues, "Today we are talking more about digital multiplexes and radioplayer solutions (BBC technology solution - note). It is a platform that integrates all broadcasters and under the control of those participants of a given market. Such commercial solutions have been in existence for a few years and almost every major broadcaster has a tool that integrates its station in one place." The article quotes Maciej Brzozowski, director of public relations at Bauer Media: "in our opinion, DAB+ technology has no future. We have repeated this many times"

June 20th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new transmitter into service at Pfronten, improving coverage of the Block 10A ensemble Obb/Schw.

June 19th
In France, the regulator has licensed Rmux to broadcast on Block 8D. The operator previously used Block 7B to broadcast the ensemble RNT Nice 6, but this ceased in 2017 and three of its services migrated to RNT Nice 3.

June 19th
In France, the first test transmissions from one of the future ensembles for Strasbourg have been reported on Block 6C, with thirteen audio services on board. No date has yet been announced for the official start of service.

June 19th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, the service TOPradio has returned to its previous bitrate.

June 19th
In France, new ensembles have been launched in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The first to enter service cover Lille. Further local ensembles are expected to enter service officially in Calais and Dunkerque by the end of this month, and in Lens-Douai and Valenciennes by "the end of the summer".

June 19th
The public-service broadcaster in the French-speaking region of Belgium, RTBF, has reduced the number of hours transmitted by medium-wave sites. Wavre (621 kHz, transmitting La Première and Houdeng en Hainaut (1125 kHz, transmitting VivaCité) now broadcast from 06:00 to 20:00 (previously 05:00 to 24:00).

June 19th
In Denmark, the annual temporary service service Folkemøde has ceased, following the end of the political event on Bornholm. The existing service 24syv has returned to its normal bitrate.


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Update History

June 18th
On the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN, the service TOPradio is now running at the lower bitrate of 72 kbit/s.

June 17th
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service Upload Radio has ceased.

June 15th
In Italy, a new service, Rai Radio1 Sport, has popped up on the ensemble DAB+ RAI, coinciding with the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

June 15th
DAB+ transmissions have begun in Ukraine. A pilot ensemble operated by Концерн РРТ (BRT Concern) is reported to be on air in Kiev, with seven services on board.

June 14th
On the Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - AG, formerly DIG D04 - AARAU and DIG D04 - BS, the service Radio Smash has been relabelled MultiKulti Radio.

June 14th
In Denmark, the annual temporary service service Folkemøde has popped up as usual on the regional ensembles, coinciding with the political event on Bornholm and running at 24 kbit/s in mono DAB+. The existing service 24syv is running at a lower bitrate to accomodate the newcomer.

June 14th
A new service has popped up on Trial Norwich. 45 Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Since the last snapshot was taken, Jazz FM Norwich has switched to DAB+. There are now 20 services on this city's minimux, only two of which remain in "original-flavour" DAB.

June 13th
On Trial Manchester, the service Flame Christian is reported to have ceased.

June 12th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Hessen has announced that new high-power antennas have entered service at Rimberg and Habichtswald, improving coverage of the Block 7B ensemble hr Radio in Nordhessen. A new transmitter at Gießen-Dünsberg is to be brought into service in the second-half of 2018 which will improve coverage in Mittelhessen.

June 12th
In Germany, the media regulator in Hessen has granted Radio/Tele FFH Gruppe permission to broadcast "FFH-Rock" and "planet radio – black beats" via DAB+.

June 10th
In Germany, one of the services on the ensemble DR HESSEN, harmony.fm, has announced that four additional transmitters will be brought into service on July 1st, extending coverage to Nord-, Mittel- and Osthessen.

June 8th
On the German ensemble hr Radio in Hessen, hr4 is now running as three regional services. The existing instance has been relabelled hr4 Sued, while hr4 Mitte and hr4 NORD have popped up as new services.

June 8th
In Switzerland, the public-service broadcaster SRG/SSR has announced that TPEG will enter official service in 2019. Test transmissions have been taking for some time on the SRG/SSR ensembles, but these are liable to interruptions until the test phase is complete.

June 8th
In Italy, new transmitters on Blocks 10B, 10C and 10D have been brought into service at Ratschings, improving coverage of the two RAS ensembles and DABMEDIA in the Ratschingstal.

June 7th
In the Czech Republic, the Director General of the public-service broadcaster, Český Rozhlas, has announced plans to extend coverage of the broadcaster's ensemble this year and next. A main transmitter at Jihlavě would extend coverage to Vysočinu, with additional smaller sites ensuring unbroken coverage along the D1 motorway. In 2019, the intention is to provide coverage along the D7 and D11 motorways.

June 7th
In Germany, a court in Leipzig has upheld a complaint by an unsuccessful candidate for the second national multiplex that the process violated the principle of equal opportunities for applicants. The immediate effect of the ruling is that the ensemble, which was licensed in November 2017, cannot go on air as planned until the dispute has been resolved.

June 7th
On the German ensemble DR HESSEN, the service interviewRadio is reported to have ceased.

June 6th
In France, the regulator has launched no fewer than thirteen consultations on proposals to introduce DAB+ services in Annecy, Avignon, Bayonne, Besançon, Dijon, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Orléans, Pau, Poitiers, Saint-Etienne, Toulon and Tours. Twenty eight ensembles are under discussion. The closing date is June 27th 2018.

June 5th
Snapshot added of the Danish regional ensemble for Midt Nordjylland, Viborg-Skive.

June 5th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Norwich since the last snapshot. Zack FM and Panda Radio are both broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 and 48 kbit/s respectively. The service Antenna Radio has ceased.

June 4th
On the local ensemble Liverpool. The Hits has been relabelled Hits Radio.

June 4th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Lancashire. Hits Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. The service The Hits has ceased.

June 4th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Manchester. Absolute C Rock is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. Key 103 has been relabelled Hits Radio Manc. Key 2 has been relabelled Key Radio. The service The Hits has ceased.

June 3rd
Snapshot updated of the Danish national ensemble, DK DAB1.

June 3rd
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble for Vest-Agder, Agder Lokalradio.

June 3rd
Snapshot added of the Block 12D ensemble operating in the Stockholm area and now labelled Bauer Media.

June 1st
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of Delite Radio, Matryoshka Radio, Asian Star and LGreekR. Cessation of Antenna Radio, Blast!, Starpoint Soul, YOUR Radio and Radio Telstar. Since the previous snapshot, Timeless Radio has switched to DAB+.

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