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August 18th, 2018

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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.

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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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Packet
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Stream
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DAB+
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DAB+
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3
DAB+
5.1
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IVTII



Latest Updates and News

August 18th
In France, a number of broadcasters have been placed on formal notice by the regulator for failing to broadcast on multiplexes on which they had been granted capacity. The services in question are Crooner Radio (Nice Block 11C), France Maghreb 2 (Marseille Block 7A and Nice Block 11C), Fréquence Paris Plurielle (Paris Block 9A) and PIMG Radio (Paris Block 9B).

August 17th
In Belgium, three new services have popped up on the Block 11A ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN. Qmusic non-stop, Joe 70's and Joe 80's are broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s apiece. The existing service Joe is now also running at 88 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

August 17th
In Slovenia, the national ensemble on Block 10D, formerly MULTIPLEX R1, has been relabelled Slovenia DAB+ R1. Two new services have popped up. Radio Veseljak and Radio Net FM are broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 and 56 kbit/s respectively. Snapshot updated.

August 17th
On the local ensemble Bristol, Sam FM has reappeared after a prolonged absence.

August 15th
The Swiss minimux DIG F03 - GENEVE has been relabelled DIG F03 - GE.

August 15th
On the Swiss minimux DIG I02 serving Sottoceneri and Sopraceneri, the service FARO.FM has been relabelled PhareFM+ (its original label). The service Skuizz has ceased.

August 15th
Correction: On the local ensemble Sussex, the service Capital UK has ceased. A new service has popped up. Capital Brighton is broadcasting at 128 kbit/s using "original-flavour" DAB and appears to be sharing a subchannel with Juice.

August 12th
Snapshot updated of the German local ensemble Augsburg.

August 11th
In Ireland, a new ensemble has popped up in Cork on Block 11A. eirdab is licensed for a 12 month trial and currently has two "original-flavour" DAB services on board. More will be added as they receive regulatory approval.


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Update History

August 10th
In Germany, a new transmitter at Mainburg has been brought into service, transmitting the Block 11D ensemble Bayern and the Block 7D ensemble Niederbayern. The new site covers Mainburg, Attenhofen, Elsendorf, Train and Siegenburg.

August 10th
All ten UK minimuxes have had their licenses extended until March 31st, 2020.

August 10th
On the local ensemble Lincolnshire, a pop-up service is broadcasting in connection with the 1940s Weekend event taking place in Lincoln and also coincides with the 100th anniversary of the RAF. Lincs FM 1940s aims to be a simulation of how the parent service, Lincs FM, would have sounded, had it existed in those days.

August 10th
Trial Portsmouth snapshot updated. Addition of Skylab Radio.

August 9th
On the Swiss minimux DIG F03 - GENEVE, the service Skuizz GE+ is reported to have ceased. The bitrate of LA FABRIK GE+ is reported to have dropped from 80 to 72 kbit/s.

August 9th
In Germany, the website Infosat reports that the commercial broadcaster Radio/Tele FFH GmbH has decided to give up three FM frequencies following the bringing into service of the ensemble HESSEN NORD, which carries, among others, the services HIT RADIO FFH, planet radio and harmony.fm. The frequencies affected are 88.3 MHz in Eschwege, 93.2 MHz in Idstein/Glashütten and 104.5 MHz in Rotenburg/Fulda.

August 9th
In Paris, a reorganisation of capacity is expected by the end of September. A batch of Decisions issued by the regulator authorises the reduction of the number of ensembles, with the displaced services taking up free space on the remaining ensembles. A couple of new services are expected.

August 9th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. Skylab Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. Weather24/7Radio has dropped to 32 kbit/s.

August 8th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, the bitrate of the DAB+ service SIMONE FM has risen from 80 to 96 kbit/s. SIMONE OLDIES has dropped from 48 to 32 kbit/s.

August 8th
In Slovenia, A-Radio has reappeared on the ensemble MULTIPLEX R1, following an absence of over a year. The service SLO 4 Test has ceased.

August 8th
In France, the regulator has advertised local and regional ensembles in Bayonne, La Rochelle, Pau, Besançon, Dijon, Annecy, Annemasse, Chambéry, Grenoble, Saint-Étienne, Avignon, Toulon, Orléans, Poitiers and Tours. Closing date is November 7th.

August 8th
In France, the regulator has advertised two national ensembles, both of which will operate as MFNs. The selected services may appoint an operator of their choice. In the absence of agreement, the regulator will advertise for an operator. Closing date is November 21st.

August 7th
In Poland, two new services have popped up on the Polskie Radio ensemble for Kielce. Radio Kielce and Folk Radio are both broadcasting in DAB+ at 112 and 72 kbit/s respectively.

August 6th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Cambridge. Black Cat Camb and Resonance Extra are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

August 4th
In Austria, the regulator has awarded the operation of the country's first nationwide ensemble to ORS comm GmbH & Co KG. The ten-year licence comes into effect on April 2nd 2019. The platform will operate as an MFN.

WienBlock 5DWIENKahlenbergApril 2019
Liesing
DC Tower 1
SEMMERINGSonnwendsteinAutumn 2019
S. PÖLTENJauerlingEarly 2020
SteiermarkBlock 8AGRAZSchöcklAutumn 2019
BRUCK MURMugelAutumn 2020
RECHNITZHirschenstein
OberösterreichBlock 6DLINZLichtenbergAutumn 2019
WestösterreichBlock 5BSALZBURGGaisbergEarly 2020
BREGENZPfänder
INNSBRUCKPatscherkofel
KärntenBlock 6AKLAGENFURTDobratschAutumn 2020
WOLFSBERGKoralpe

The following services are expected to broadcast on the nationwide ensemble:-
  • ARBÖ Verkehrsradio
  • ERF Plus Österreich
  • Klassik Radio
  • Lounge FM
  • Radio 88.6
  • Radio Arabella
  • Radio Energy
  • Radio Maria
  • Radio Technikum
  • Radio Maxima
  • Rock Antenne
Some of these services are currently being broadcast on the Block 11C ensemble in Wien, CityMUX Wien II.

August 4th
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service in Südtirol (Alto Adige). Aberstückl is broadcasting the ensembles RAS1-DAB, DABMEDIA and RAS2-DAB on Blocks 10B, 10C and 10D respectively and extends coverage in the Sarntal.

August 3rd
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble Bayern. Most services running at EEP-1B.

August 2nd
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh. Bliss Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.

August 2nd
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern switched the Protection Level of a number of services on the Block 11D ensemble Bayern from EEP-3A to EEP-1B at the beginning of July. Since that date, posters in several online forums have reported that car radios in several VW and Audi models can no longer receive those services. The magazine PC Welt reports (in German) that VW models with the "Discover Media" entertainment system along with those using the "Composition Media" system are affected. Audi is reported to have confirmed that the issue exists with Q2, A3, A4, A5, Q5 und Q7 since 2016 KW 22/2016 using MMI Radio und MMI Radio+. The article reports that the broadcaster BR has received no similar complaints from users of portable or fixed radios nor from users of car radios in either other models from the same manufacturers, or in the cars of other manufacturers. According to the broadcaster, the change of Protection Level ought to have permitted 200,000 additional listeners to have received those services. The Protection Level EEP-1B is defined in the DAB specification and has been so for many years. It follows that for a receiver to be compliant with the specification, it should be able to decode those services.

August 2nd
Two new services have popped up on the local ensemble Suffolk. Town 102 Ipswich is reported to be broadcasting in mono "original-flavour" DAB at 80 kbit/s. Ipswich 102 is reported to be broadcasting in stereo "original-flavour" DAB at 192 kbit/s.

August 1st
On London 3, the service ABN RADIO UK has ceased. Snapshot updated.

July 31st
In Germany, the transmitter at Pfänder (actually located on Austrian territory) broadcasting the ensemble SWR BW S has migrated from Block 8D to Block 8A.

July 28th
The UK regulator has invited expressions of interest from parties wishing to operate "small scale DAB" multiplexes (minimuxes) and the services that may be carried on them. Such responses will inform the regulator's preparation and planning for a permanent licensing regime once the necessary legislation is in place. The closing date for responses is September 21st 2018. The regulator intends, within four weeks of the closing date, to publish two UK-wide maps and a list of areas identified in expressions of interest, one indicating multiplex operation interest and one indicating programme service interest. The individuals or entities expressing an interest will not be identified.

July 28th
Snapshot added of the Danish regional ensemble for Nord Østjylland, Oestjyll.

July 28th
In France, the regulator has revoked the DAB+ authorisations for Radio Soleil in Paris and Marseille. The service ceased broadcasting on RNT Paris 5 and RNT Marseille 6 some time ago.

July 28th
In France, the regulator has revoked the DAB+ authorisations for Goom Radio and GOOM HITS. The services ceased broadcasting on RNT Paris 2 and RNT Paris 6 respectively some time ago.

July 28th
In France, the regulator has launched a consultation prior to advertising capacity on ensembles for Paris, Marseille and Nice. In effect, this amounts to a reorganisation of coverage that already exists. As the consultation documents note, some of the authorisations that established the current arrangements in those cities have since been withdrawn, repealed or declared obsolete. Three types of coverage are proposed - Extended, Intermediate and Local. The consultation closes on September 19th 2018.

July 25th
In France, the regulator has authorised the company Club Opérateurs RNT Mux Strasbourg 1 to operate the forthcoming local ensemble for Haguenau on Block 7A. The coverage area is defined by the towns Haguenau – Saverne – Reichshoffen – Niederbronn-les-Bains – Phalsbourg – Ingwiller – Wissembourg – Puberg. The services to use capacity on the new ensemble were announced in November 2016.

July 25th
In France, the regulator has authorised the company Club Opérateurs RNT Mux Strasbourg 1 to operate the forthcoming local ensemble for Strasbourg on Block 6C. Engineering tests were reported from the area in June, suggesting key elements of the transmission chain may already be in place. The services to use capacity on the new ensemble were announced in November 2016.

July 24th
In Germany, a new stream data service has popped up on the Block 11D ensemble Bayern. SSR Test Data is running at 8kbit/s.

July 24th
In Germany, the regulator for Bayern has awarded capacity on the local ensembles Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Muenchen and Nuernberg, plus future ensembles for Allgäu and Voralpenland. The capacity is being offered as a single item, to be used by one service across all six ensembles. That service will be given the opportunity of transferring to the Landwide ensemble as soon as capacity becomes available. The closing date is August 16th.

July 24th
In Germany, the regulator for Bayern has awarded capacity of 60 CU each on the local ensemble Augsburg to Radio Schwabmünchen and Radio Fantasy CLASSICS.

July 24th
In Switzerland, test transmissions for the forthcoming minimux for Neuchâtel have been reported on Block 10A.

July 23rd
In Germany, a special event ensemble is reported to have been operating at the weekend near Hockenheim in connection with the Formula 1. Broadcast Rental is reported to have had seven audio services on Block 5A with a variety of languages being broadcast.

July 21st
In France, the regulator has authorised the company Région Mux to operate four local ensembles in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, covering, respectively, Bourg-en-Bresse, Bourgoin, Mâcon-Cluny and Tarare.

July 21st
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 11D. Altenstadt an der Waldnaab improves coverage of the ensemble Bayern in Altenstadt a.d. Waldnaab, Neustadt a.d. Waldnaab and Weiden.

July 15th
Snapshot added of a new German regional ensemble HESSEN NORD.

July 14th
Snapshot added of a new Danish regional ensemble operating on Block 8C. While the Danish regulator advertised the area as "Nordjylland, Vest", the new ensemble is labelled Nord Vestjylland. Meanwhile, an existing ensemble that had been advertised as "Vestjylland, Nord" is labelled Vestjyll. Wohnort will continue to list the areas by the names designated by the regulator. To add to the state of confusion, the new Block 8C ensemble is transmitting the EId C123, which is not compliant with TS 101 756 for an ensemble in Denmark.

July 14th
On London 2, the recently-added service TEST has been relabelled 88.3 CENTREFORCE. Snapshot updated.

July 13th
Snapshot added of the Danish regional ensemble serving Nord Nordjylland, including Aalborg, MUX3-NJYN. This Band III ensemble appears to be using Transmission Mode II.

July 12th
In Austria, two new services have popped up on CityMUX Wien II. * 88,6 * and Rock Antenne are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

July 11th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 7A. Sibbesse, near Hildesheim, extends coverage of NDR NDS to a region including Bad Salzdetfurth, Bockenem, Diekholzen, Gronau and Holle as well as Hildesheim itself.

July 11th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster NDR has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 7A. Sibbesse, near Hildesheim, extends coverage of NDR NDS to a region including Bad Salzdetfurth, Bockenem, Diekholzen, Gronau und Holle as well as Hildesheim itself.

July 11th
A new service has popped up on London 2. TEST is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. A former London pirate Centreforce Radio has announced that it will launch on DAB on July 14th.

July 10th
On RNT PARIS 3, the service Antinea Radio has ceased.

July 9th
In Germany, the regulator in Baden-Württemberg has allocated capacity on the Bock 11B ensemble DRS BW to radio b2 and Radio Seefunk RSF.

July 9th
In France, the regulator has authorised a number of services to broadcast on a future ensemble in Nice to be operated on Block 8D by RMux. Some of the services are already broadcast on other ensembles in Nice, suggesting a re-organisation of capacity may be imminent.
Urban Hit
PopUPRadio
Radio Ethic
Radio Lenga d'Oc
Radio Oxygène
Radio Tèr
RAJE

July 9th
On the Polish ensembles Polskie Radio, the pop-up service Radio Literatura has ceased, following the end of the festival with which it was associated.

July 8th
A new service has popped up on Trial Portsmouth. United DJs is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

July 7th
Snapshot added of the new German ensemble Bremen K7D.

July 6th
In Switzerland, the minimux operator Digris has published revised launch dates for its remaining areas:
Neuchâtel-Yverdon - July 2018
St. Gallen - December 2018
Oberwallis - December 2018
Rheintal - March 2019
Fribourg - May 2019
Glarus - May 2019

July 6th
On SDL National, the service Sunrise National has been relabelled Sunrise Radio UK.

July 6th
Snapshot updated of the German local ensemble Muenchen. Cessation of the packet data service TPEG-SAFARI.

July 4th
In the Netherlands, the service KBC, formerly broadcast on the regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL has popped up on at least some of the instances of the MFN MTVNL.

July 4th
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL. CYBER GOLD is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. The service that was formerly time-shared between KBC and Radio Seagull appears to have ceased.

July 2nd
In Germany, the division of the former Nby/Opf network into two separate ensembles, Niederbayern and Oberpfalz, has taken place. Snapshots added.

July 1st
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex. Cyber Gold is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32kbit/s. The service Eagle 70s has ceased. The existing service Eagle 80s has switched from DAB+ to "original-flavour" DAB and is now running at 112 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

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