North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Addition of MincePie NonStop and Upload Radio.
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Addition of Pulse Xmas.
In Belgium, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 8A in the area of Eupen. DAB DG Belgien (in which DG signifies Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft - the German-speaking community) carries the three services of Belgian German-language public-service broadcaster BRF plus two commercial stations.
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. VITA Radio is currently without an audio stream in a subchannel running at 48 kbit/s. The service Vinejuice Radio has ceased.
SoulTrain Radio has popped up on the Block 11B local ensemble Bristol, broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.
In Germany, three new services have popped up on the Baden-Württemberg ensemble, DRS BW. antenne 1, REGENBOGEN 2 and ROCK ANTENNE are reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s each.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster for Baden-Württemberg, SWR, has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 8A. Grünten - actually in Bayern - broadcasts the ensemble SWR BW S, extending and improving coverage in the württembergischen Allgäu and parts of the region Bodensee-Oberschwaben. A new transmitter at Brandenkopf is scheduled for 2018 and further transmitters are being planned.
A new service has popped up on the Swiss minimux DIG I02. OneDanceFM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. The existing service MAXXIMA has dropped to 48 kbit/s.
In Latvia, the test ensemble ceased yesterday following the decision by the National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP) not to continue DAB+ tests nor to support a roll-out of DAB+ in the next five years.
On the local ensemble South East Wales, the service Bridge FM has been relabelled Bridge FM Radio.
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Surrey-NSussex. RadioMarsdenXmas is broadcasting in original-flavour DAB at 64 kbit/s in mono with half-rate sampling.
In the Czech Republic, the transmission provider České Radiokomunikace has brought into service three new transmitters. Plzeň (10kW) on Block 12C, together with Ostrava (10kW) and Brno (5kW) on Block 12D extend coverage of the public-service broadcaster Český Rozhlas and its ensemble CRo DAB+.
In Latvia, the National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP) has decided not to continue DAB+ tests nor to support a roll-out of DAB+ in the next five years. According to the NEPLP's announcement
, the council considers that the introduction of both 5G mobile Internet and broadband Internet will enable the development of various types of audio channels and content products for radio stations, whereas the introduction of the DAB + standard would require millions of euros in investment from taxpayers' money, and would oblige consumers to replace radio receivers.
In Germany, the operator of the first national ensemble has announced
a new transmitter to be brought into service on November 28th. Dannenberg will improve reception of the Block 5C ensemble DR Deutschland
in Lüchow-Dannenberg in Niedersachsen. A further transmitter at Pettstädt/Weißenfels in Sachsen-Anhalt will improve coverage in the Burgenlandkreis from December 1st. Finally this year, probably Week 51, a new transmitter at Passau in Bayern will improve coverage in the town and surrounding area. Further sites are planned for 2018.
In Australia, the regulator has invited
applications from eligible joint venture companies for foundation category 1 digital radio multiplex transmitter licences valid for 15 years in Canberra and Darwin. There is no official closing date.
In the Netherlands, a new service, 247Spice, is reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial in Almere, Almere DAB.
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB trial is reported to have popped up on Block 9C in Oldebroek.
In the Netherlands, the service ProFM Test on the local DAB trial in Waddinxveen is reported to be broadcasting Christmas 24.
Christmas FM has popped up on the local ensembles NE Wales W Chesh and Surrey-NSussex, broadcasting at 64 kbit/s with half-rate sampling.
Snapshot of the Swiss ensemble RMS F02 updated. Yes FM+ relabelled Radio Lac+.
In the Netherlands, Impact AM and Christmas 24 are reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial from Duivendrecht, DAB Ouder-Amstel.
Snapshot of the Brandenburg ensemble rbb BRB/BLN K10B updated. Addition of the regional variations for Cottbus and Frankfurt a.d. Oder, radio1 CB and radio1 FFO.
In Germany, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 10B. Pritzwalk extends coverage of rbb BRB/BLN K10B to the Pregnitz, while Booßen brings the ensemble to Frankfurt a.d. Oder. Further transmitters are planned for March 2018 in the Lausitz and Uckermark.
In the Netherlands, two additional services, Dance Radio and JAMM FM, are reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX. UnityNL is reported to have ceased.
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Addition of Signal Xmas.
In the Netherlands, a new service is reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial Almere DAB. Echnaton FM is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.
On London 3, Fun Kids has ceased. This service continues to be available in DAB+ on SDL National.
Snapshots updated of the Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - WTHUR and DIG D04 - ZURICH.
Central Scotland snapshot updated. Addition of Scot Sun Xmas.
Snapshots added of the new Dublin ensembles Minimux 1 and Minimux 2. Coverage appears largely confined to a small area around Donnybrook in the south of the city.
In the Netherlands, Hitradio Centraal Den Haag is reported to have popped up on the local DAB trial in Leiden, IMPACTAM DAB MUX.
In Italy, FM switch-off will begin this year, with 19 transmitters located at six sites in Südtirol (Alto Adige) being taken out of service in December.
- Antholz Mittertal
- Karthaus Schnals
- Rauth Eggen
- St. Gertraud Ulten
- Wengen La Val
In November 2018, a further 22 transmitters located at 7 sites will be taken out of service.
- Aberstückl Sarntal
- Graun Reschen
- Kurzras Schnals
- Ritten Afing
In Germany, Antenne Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG has been confirmed
as platform operator of the future second national ensemble. The company is a consortium comprising Absolut Digital GmbH & Co. KG and MEDIA BROADCAST Digital Radio GmbH.
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - BASEL updated. Addition of xmasradio.fm since the previous snapshot. OPENBROADCAST bitrate and Protection Level reduced.
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG D04 - ZS updated. Addition of Sout Al Khaleej since the previous snapshot. Positiv replaces MAXXIMA.
Snapshots added of the new Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - BE (Bern), DIG D04 - BO (Berner Oberland) and DIG D04 - BISO (Biel/Solothurn).
In the Netherlands, a new local DAB trial has popped up in Almere on Block 12A. Almere DAB currently has three DAB+ audio services on board.
In the Netherlands, RADIOJND has reappeared on the regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL.
In Croatia, transmissions have been reported from Učka on Block 11C. OIV DEMO has sixteen services on board. Listings updated.
Snapshot of the Polskie Radio ensemble in Kielce updated. Chopin replaces Radio Rytm.
A new service has popped up on the Polskie Radio ensembles across Poland. Chopin is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s. The service launches officially tomorrow and replaces Radio Rytm.
On the Polish ensemble TRANSMISJA in Rzeszów, the service Radio 7 is reported to have ceased.
The annual festive services Signal Xmas and Wave Xmas have popped up on the local ensembles Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales respectively.
On D1 National, the service Heart extra has been relabelled Heart extra Xmas.
In Slovakia, the transmitter at Nitra/Zobor broadcasting the ensemble AVIS is reported to have migrated from Block 11C to 10C.
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG F03 - GENEVE updated and corrected.
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated. Reordering of CUs.
* DAB Italia * snapshot updated. Various changes to bitrates. Cessation of packet data service.
On the local ensemble Suffolk, the service Chris Country is reported to have switched to DAB+.
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 5D at Hünenberg ZG, extending coverage of the minimux DIG D04 - ZS to Zug.
Listings updated of the Danish local ensembles Fyn lokal DAB+, Oestjyll, Viborg-Skive and Vestjyll.
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Gloucestershire. Total Star is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.
Snapshot added of the new Swiss minimux for the Chur/Sarganserland DIG D04 - CS .
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux DIG I02 in Ticino (Tessin) updated. Radio Tell replaces Vibracion Latina. Other relabellings.
Snapshot of the Swiss minimux in Bas Valais updated. Since the last snapshot was taken, the ensemble has been relabelled DIG F03 - BVS. This ensemble was seen to be transmitting TII.
In Switzerland, the new DAB+ service, xmasradio.fm, has also popped up on the minimux in Bern, DIG D04 - BE.
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has brought new transmitters into operation at Welden, extending coverage of the Block 11D ensemble Bayern and the Block 10A regional ensemble Obb/Schw in an area west and north of Augsburg, including Dillingen and Günzburg.
A new service has popped up on D1 National. Magic Xmas is running at 80 kbit/s in mono and replaces KISS FRESH.
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Addition of Colourful Radio and CyberHotHits. Switch of Radio Caroline to DAB+. At the time the snapshot was taken, Antenna Radio, Blast! and CyberHotHits appeared to be running without audio streams.
Central Scotland snapshot updated. Addition of GO Radio Glasgow. This service previously broadcast test transmissions on Trial Glasgow but is now available across the Central Belt in Joint Stereo 128 kbit/s.
In the Czech Republic, SEEJAY RADIO is reported to have reappeared on TELEKO DAB following an eight month absence and to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.
On Trial Brighton, 1 BRIGHTON FM is reported to have been relabelled 1BTN.
In Germany, the regulator in Saarland (LMS) issued on September 1st a Call for Interest from prospective broadcasters and/or platform operators and has now announced details of the responses.
- Antenne Luxemburg (TopStar Radio S.a.r.l.)
- CLASSIC ROCK RADIO (Radio Salü Euro-Radio Saar GmbH)
- RADIO SALÜ (Radio Salü Euro-Radio Saar GmbH)
- lulu.fm (lulu media GmbH)
- Radio Saarschleifenland (Central FM Media GmbH)
- Radio Homburg (Funkhaus Saar GmbH)
- Radio Neunkirchen (Funkhaus Saar GmbH)
- Radio Saarbrücken (Funkhaus Saar GmbH)
The broadcasters Domradio (Bildungswerks der Erzdiözese Köln e. V.) and Kraftpaket, das Radio (Wilfried Eckel) had already signalled their interest to the LMS.
The regulator has said it will proceed with the next legally-required step, which is to involve stakeholders in further discussions.
It's Christmas in Switzerland. A new DAB+ service, xmasradio.fm has popped up on the minimuxes DIG D04 - BASEL and DIG D04 - ZURICH. On DIG D04 - BASEL, the DAB+ service OPENBROADCAST has dropped from 80 to 48 kbit/s. On DIG D04 - ZURICH, the DAB+ services 3FACH and OPENBROADCAST have dropped to 48 kbit/s.
Snapshot added of the Norwegian local ensemble serving Sør-Trøndelag uten Fosen - Lokalradio 1.
Snapshot added of a new Norwegian local ensemble serving Ryfylke - Lokale kanaler. Four DAB+ audio services are currently on board.
Two new services are reported to have popped up on Trial Glasgow. Colourful Radio and CyberHotHits are reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 and 48 kbit/s respectively. Radio Caroline is reported to have switched to DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the local DAB trial Apeldoorn. SALLAND747 is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s.
On London 2, the services Chris Country and Thames Radio have switched to DAB+, each running at 32 kbit/s. There are now three DAB+ services on this ensemble. Snapshot updated.
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