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October 28th, 2020

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Latest Updates and News

October 27th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10A. Werpeloh (4 kw) extends coverage of the Osnabrück regional ensemble NDR NDS OS in northern Emsland, including Rhede (Ems), Saterland, Werlte and Haren (Ems).

October 27th
On the Danish ensemble NivaaDAB, one of the time-sharing services Radio FLR has been replaced by HalsnæsCityRadio, which broadcasts Mondays to Thursdays with Pop Music as the PTy on Mondays and Tuesdays and Country Music on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

October 27th
In France, the regulator has published another batch of service authorisations for the forthcoming local ensembles in Chambéry and Annecy and the "étendu" ensemble for Annecy.

October 26th
Snapshot of the German ensemble Bremen K6A updated. krix.FM has been replaced by RADIO 21.

October 25th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble CRDAB Piemonte. The service Cusano Campus has switched to Protection Level EEP 3-B and is running at the higher bitrate 64 kbit/s compared with the previous observation. The service ENERGY has a new SId.

October 25th
On the local ensemble Bristol, Sam Bristol has switched from Mono LSF to Mono.

October 25th
On the weekend that the UK switches from British Summer Time to Greenwich Mean Time, the annual festive service Heart Xmas has made its appearance. Unlike previous years, when the service has broadcast on D1 National, the newcomer is currently running on various local ensembles in England. On London 1, Heart Xmas has popped up as an additional DAB+ service at 40 kbit/s. On the local ensembles Berks & N Hants, Bristol, Cambridge, Devon, Essex, Herts Beds Bucks, Kent, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Peterborough, Somerset, Swindon and West Wiltshire, Heart Xmas has replaced Capital UK. On Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire it has replaced Heart East Mids. On Hereford-Worcs, Heart Xmas has replaced Heart UK. On Humberside, Leeds, North Yorkshire and Sheffield, Heart Xmas has replaced Smooth UK. On Lincolnshire, it has replaced Heart Lincs.
The following snapshots have been updated:-
Herts Beds Bucks, Humberside, Kent, Leeds, Leicestershire, London 1, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Sheffield
[This story is being updated as further ensembles are reported]


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Update History

October 24th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble North Yorkshire updated. Addition of This IsThe Coast.

October 24th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble North West Wales updated. Addition of Bayside N.Wales since the previous observation, broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. This is the ensemble's first DAB+ service.

October 24th
In France, the regulator has begun to issue the formal authorisations for services to broadcast on the local ensembles for Annecy and Chambéry and the regional ensemble designated Annecy étendu.

October 24th
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisations for the respective versions of the Radio France service France Bleu to broadcast on the forthcoming regional ("étendus") ensembles for Annecy, Grenoble and Saint-Étienne.

October 24th
In France, the regulator has issued the remaining formal authorisations for services to broadcast on the forthcoming local ensemble for Annemasse.

October 23rd
In France, the regulator has begun to issue the formal authorisations for services to broadcast on the forthcoming local ensemble for Annemasse. Virage Radio will occupy the first programme slot to be announced on Block 7D.

October 23rd
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Bradfrd&Huddersf updated. The service Hits Radio has been relabelled HITS RADIO UK since the previous observation.

October 22nd
In France, intermittent tests of the forthcoming ensembles for Bordeaux have been reported on Block 8B (local) and 8C (étendu), both operated by Opémux RNT. The official launch date is November 5th.

October 22nd
In France, the first tests of the forthcoming local ensemble for Toulouse have been reported on Block 7C. Toulouse Local 1 is reported to have 13 services on board. The official launch date is November 5th.

October 22nd
On the UK local ensemble North Yorkshire, This IsThe Coast has popped up, broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

October 22nd
On the UK local ensemble Stoke & Stafford, the service Hits Radio has been relabelled HITS RADIO UK.

October 21st
In Australia, a new service has popped up on DAB+ Sydney 1. 1170 SEN is broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s. The service SkySportsRadio2 is reported to have ceased.

October 21st
On the Swiss ensemble SRG SSR D01, the services SRF Virus+, Radio RTR+ and Rete Uno+ have returned to their previous configurations, following several days during which SRF Virus+ ran at a much lower bitrate but with the maximum protection, which the other two simply ran at lower bitrates.

October 21st
Snapshot updated of the Polish ensemble DABCAST Wroclaw. Four audio services are running currently, each at 136 kbit/s. The EId has changed since the previous observation.

October 21st
Snapshot updated of the Polskie Radio ensemble for Wrocław. Addition of Radio Kierowców since the previous observation. All the Journaline services have ceased.

October 19th
On the pilot ensemble OIV Croatia DAB+, the service Antena Zagreb has been relabelled ANTENA. All audio services on the ensemble have switched to the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s.

October 19th
A new ensemble is reported to have popped up in the north of Tenerife. DIGI-CAN is broadcasting on Block 9C, like the existing ensemble in the south, but appears to have a different selection of services. Listing added.

October 18th
In Poland, three new transmitters have begun broadcasting the Polskie Radio ensemble for Warsaw, which is now an MFN. The radiopolska website reports that Plock is transmitting on Block 6A, while Bartniki and Radom have been added to the existing SFN on Block 6B. [This story has been updated to add detail]

October 18th
In Poland, a new service has popped up on the Polskie Radio ensembles. Radio Kierowców, a service for motorists, is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. Snapshot of the Kielce ensemble updated.

October 18th
Snapshot of the UK regional ensemble Central Scotland updated. 103.1 Central FM switched from Mono LSF to Mono since the previous observation.

October 18th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Tyne & Wear updated. Greatest Hits relabelled Grt Hits N East since the previous observation.

October 18th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Teesside updated. Greatest Hits relabelled Grt Hits Tees since the previous observation.

October 17th
It's Christmas in the Netherlands! On the national ensemble DAB+, the service Sky Radio Hits has been relabelled Sky Radio Xmas.

October 14th
On the Swiss ensemble for Basel, DIG D04 - BS, the service WRS BS+ is reported to have ceased.

October 14th
The * DAB Italia * transmitter at Porzus serving Friuli is reported to have switched from Block 12C to Block 7C to resolve interference from the new Slovenian regional ensemble SLO DAB+ R2 W.

October 13th
On the Netherlands national ensemble NPO, the service NPO FunX Dance has been relabelled NPO FunX Fissa.

October 11th
In France, the services Dynamyk and Paraula Libre are reported to have popped up on NICE 6.

October 11th
In France, the regulator has authorised Compagnie des multiplex DAB to operate the forthcoming regional ensemble for the Île-de-France, known officially as "Paris étendu", and whose area corresponds approximately to the départements Oise, Val d'Oise, Seine et Marne, Yvelines, Essonne, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val de Marne and Hauts de Seine as well as the city of Paris itself. The ensemble will use Block 11B.

October 11th
In France, the regulator has authorised Compagnie des multiplex DAB to operate the forthcoming regional ensemble known officially as "Toulon étendu", whose area corresponds approximately to the département Var. The ensemble will use Block 9A.

October 11th
In France, the regulator has authorised Compagnie des multiplex DAB to operate the forthcoming regional ensemble known officially as "Avignon étendu", whose area includes parts of Vaucluse and Bouches du Rhône. The ensemble will use Block 9D.

October 11th
In France, the regulator has authorised Rmux to operate the forthcoming local ensemble for Toulon. The ensemble will use Block 11C.

October 11th
In France, the regulator has authorised Compagnie des multiplex DAB to operate the forthcoming regional ensemble known officially as "Marseille étendu", whose area includes parts of Bouches du Rhône, Vaucluse and Alpes de Haute Provence. The ensemble will use Block 5B.

October 11th
In France, the regulator has authorised Compagnie des multiplex DAB to operate the forthcoming regional ensemble for Côte d’Or, Saône-et-Loire and Haute-Marne, known officially as "Dijon étendu". The ensemble will use Block 9B.

October 11th
On the Swiss ensemble SRG SSR D01, the service SRF Virus+ is reported to have switched to Protection Level EEP 1-A. The bitrate, however, has reduced from 72 to 48 kbit/s. The services Radio RTR+ and Rete Uno+ have dropped from 72 to 64 kbit/s with their Protection Levels unchanged.

October 10th
Trial London snapshot updated. Addition of Ruach Radio and JazzLondonRadio since the previous observation. The existing service Rainbow Radio is running at a lower Protection Level compared with the previous observation.

October 10th
In Poland, ten new transmitters were brought into service at the beginning of the month, extending coverage of the various Polskie Radio ensembles around the country. Polkowice and Legnica on Block 5B extend coverage of the ensemble for Wrocław. Tarnów and Prehyba Mountain near Szczawnica carry the ensemble for Kraków. Kalisz on 11B broadcasts the ensemble for Poznań. Przemyśl and Leżajsk on Block 11A extend coverage of the ensemble for Rzeszów. Gorzów Wielkopolski on Block 11C is transmitting the ensemble for Zielona Góra. Częstochowa and Skrzyczne Mountain near Wisła on Block 11A carry the ensemble for Katowice. Further transmitters are expected to be added in due course.

October 10th
In Switzerland, two new transmitters were recently brought into service. Elgg Schneitberg on Block 7A extends and improves coverage of the regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH in an area that includes Elgg, Aadorf, Matzingen and Uesslingen. Chasseral on Block 12A improves coverage of SRG SSR F01 in Lyss, Aarberg, Kerzers, Laupen, Murten, Avenches, Estavayer and Payerne. [Wohnort: There has been a DAB transmitter operating at Chasseral on Block 12A for several years. The SRG/SSR announcement of this site may refer to new equipment at the existing site, or....] [This story has been updated to add detail.]

October 9th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble South Hampshire updated. Addition of Hot Radio since the previous observation.

October 9th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Test Channel has been relabelled AspenWaite Radio. Snapshot updated.

October 9th
In Germany, RADIO TEDDY is reported to have popped up on the regional ensembles HESSEN NORD and HESSEN SÜD, replacing Absolut-HOT on both, but running at the lower bitrate of 56 kbit/s.

October 9th
On the Italian ensemble EMILIAROMAGNADAB , the service RADIO BRUNO is reported to have been relabelled *RADIO BRUNO*.

October 9th
The operator of the national ensemble * DAB Italia * has informed Wohnort that its Porzus transmitter serving Friuli will soon switch from Block 12C to Block 7C. As previously reported here, the new Slovenian regional ensemble SLO DAB+ R2 W began transmitting in September, resulting in interference to the co-channel network in neighbouring areas of Italy. [This story has been updated to add detail].

October 9th
On the national ensemble #EuroDab Italia, the service #RTL1025viaradio has been relabelled #RTL 102.5 news.

October 8th
France Maghreb 2 has popped up on RNT Paris 2.

October 8th
Snapshot of the German ensemble HESSEN NORD updated. Addition of JOKE FM since the previous observation.

October 8th
In Germany, the Göttingen-Bovenden transmitter broadcasting NDR NDS BS to an area that includes Moringen, Hardegsen, Adelebsen, Dransfeld, Bovenden, Nörten-Hardenberg and parts of Osterode, Katlenburg-Lindau, Gieboldshausen and Duderstedt has switched from Block 11B to Block 6C. At the same time, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 6C at Einbeck-Fuchshöhlenberg. The new site covers an area between Dassel, Lamspringe, Seesen and Northeim.

October 8th
In France, the regulator has published a list of broadcasters whose applications for the 13th programme slot on the first national ensemble were deemed to be admissable:-

SARL Jazz Radio DAB - "Jazz Radio"
SARL La News - "Radio Montmartre"
SARL Chérie Passion - "Chérie Passion"
SAS Gravitation - "OLS - Ose la science"
SARL Palmyra - "Skyrock Klassiks"
Association pour la promotion de l'expression libre - "Radioïde"
SA Reworld Media - "Sport en France"
Association Radio Mon Pays - "Radio Mon Pays"

October 6th
In Poland, the Journaline apps associated with Polskie Radio 24 ceased on the Polskie Radio ensembles at the beginning of the month.

October 6th
Snapshot of the German ensemble Mittelfranken updated. Addition of BAYERN 1 Obb since the previous observation.

October 6th
Snapshot of the Czech ensemble RTI cz DAB1 updated. Radio PROGLAS is using Protection Level EEP 2-A. The other five services are running at Protection Level EEP 1-A.

October 6th
Snapshot of the Austrian ensemble CityMUX Wien II updated. The services EWF COVID19 DT, EWF COVID19 INT and Technikum CITY have Journaline apps.

October 6th
Snapshot of the German ensemble Bayern updated. B5 plus has switched to 96 kbit/s since the previous observation.

October 5th
In Germany, the second national ensemble was launched today. Antenne DE is currently broadcasting eight audio services in DAB+. Snapshot updated.

October 4th
Snapshot updated of the Croatian national ensemble, OIV Croatia DAB+.

October 4th
Snapshot updated of the Slovenian national ensemble, SLO DAB+ R1.

October 4th
Snapshot added of the new Slovenian local ensemble for Ljubljana, SLO DAB+ R3. At the time of the observation, four audio services were being broadcast.

October 3rd
A new service has popped up on the UK local ensemble South Hampshire. Hot Radio is reported to be broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono LSF at 56 kbit/s.

October 2nd
Snapshot of the Italian ensemble for Südtirol (Alto Adige) DABMEDIA updated.

October 2nd
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Wolv'ton & Shrop updated. Addition of Gorgeous.

October 2nd
Snapshot of the Italian regional ensemble for Trentino MUX DAB+ TAA updated. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

October 2nd
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 O-CH updated. Cessation of RADIO MELODY+ since the previous observation.

October 2nd
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH updated. The service 105+ has been relabelled 20Minuten Radio+ since the previous observation.

October 2nd
Following the latest changes on D1 National, fourteen of its twenty-two audio service now use DAB+. Less than half of the available capacity is still used by "original-flavour" DAB services.

October 1st
On the UK ensemble D1 National, the new service Test 1 has been relabelled Capital DANCE. Snapshot updated.

October 1st
A new service has popped up on the UK ensemble D1 National. Test 1 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s.

October 1st
In France, a new service has popped up on RNT Paris 5. SENSATIONS+ is broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

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