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December 14th, 2018

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Update: Another seller, "Mlec tech", has been found selling this cheap portable FM radio on Amazon UK and describing it as "DAB". In the detailed spec, DAB isn't mentioned. Wohnort has contacted this seller and will post any responses received here. Both this seller and the one mentioned below appear to be based in China.

As Christmas approaches, it's unfortunately still best to be alert when buying DAB/DAB+ radios. Wohnort has noticed a number of "new" models that fail to mention DAB+ in their descriptions. Remember Wohnort's Rule: If it doesn't say DAB+ on the box, it probably doesn't receive DAB+. More worryingly, a portable FM radio L-938, described as "Mini Pocket Digital FM Radio DAB" is being offered by "Househome" on Amazon UK for GBP 8.79, but with no mention of DAB in the specification. Wohnort has contacted the seller for clarification and will post their answer here. Caveat emptor!




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DVB-T2 & HEVC reception
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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

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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+.
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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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Dual
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1
Packet
Data
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Stream
Data
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(Mode?)
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DAB+
Stereo
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3
DAB+
Mono
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3
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5.1
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Latest Updates and News

December 14th
Snapshots added of the two minimuxes in Wrocław, DABCAST Wroclaw and LokalDAB. Snapshot of the city's Polskie Radio ensemble updated.

December 13th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 8D. Bad Urach improves coverage of SWR BW S in the Ermstal, including Metzingen, Bad Urach and along the B465.

December 12th
A new service has popped up on the German ensemble HESSEN NORD. radio B2 is broadcasting in DAB+.

December 12th
A new service has popped up on the Block 10A ensemble in Sardegna. Unica Radio is believed to be the first Italian university radio station to broadcasting in DAB+.

December 12th
A new service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. Paisley FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s.

December 12th
In Switzerland, the public-service broadcaster SRG/SSR has announced that it will end the terrestrial transmission of its television services on June 3rd 2019. According to the broadcaster, only 2% of households still receive their television programmes via an antenna. Most use cable (DVB-C) or satellite (DVB-S). IP-TV via the internet is also available. The SRG's announcement contains a link to a new website for further information about the switch, however that linked domain currently re-directs back to the same announcement page.

December 11th
On Berlin/BRBG 7B, the service nice-mix.de has been relabelled .nice-mix.de, presumably in an effort to appear first in receiver service lists. A "hash rash" recently broke out in Italy, infecting many services on #EuroDab Italia. The asterisk also appears to be quite popular in this regard, for example * DAB Italia * and there's also * 88.6 * in Vienna. Such shenanigans are thankfully still rare, though. Wohnort welcomes reports of other offenders. #*Aardvark FM*#, anyone?

December 11th
A new service has popped up on Trial Brighton. Platform B is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. The service Cyber Radio has reverted to its former label Cyber Hot Hits. Snapshot updated.

December 11th
A new service has popped up on the local ensemble Cornwall. Goldmine DAB is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 56 kbit/s.


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Update History

December 9th
Snapshots added of the new French ensembles Lyon-Etendu, Lyon-Local and RNT LYON 6.

December 9th
In France, the test ensemble Continental continues to operate in Rambouillet. There are three DMB-R services on board, replicated in DAB+ instances, plus two local services that exist in DAB+ only. Snapshot updated, but with no changes observed since the previous one.

December 9th
RNT Paris 2 snapshot updated.

December 8th
In Ireland, two new services have popped up on Eirdab Cork, both broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB. Christmas FM is running at 128 kbit/s. This is Juice is running at 192 kbit/s.

December 7th
A new service has popped up on * DAB Italia *. Kc Xmas is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

December 7th
A new service has popped up on London 3. Rathergood Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s. The existing service The Wireless has ceased.

December 7th
In Italy, the multiplex and transmission operator in Südtirol (Alto Adige), RAS, has announced that on December 11th, 22 FM transmitters at 7 sites will be taken out of service, beginning a gradual switch-over in the region from FM to DAB+.
Aberstück Sarntal - Ö1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Graun Reschen - Ö1, ORF Tirol, Ö3, Radio Rumantsch
Kurzras Schnals - Ö1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Prags - Ö1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Ratschings - Ö1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Ritten Afing - Ö1, ORF Tirol, Ö3
Welschnofen - Ö1, ORF Tirol, Ö3

December 5th
On the local ensemble Bristol, the service SoulTrain Radio is reported to have dropped to 56 kbit/s.

December 5th
In France, the regulator has announced that following the international co-ordination process and representations made by the Swiss administration, the allocations of the two local ensembles for Lyon have been swapped. Opemux RNT will operate on Block 5B and Lyon Local 1 will use Block 11B. Both tested prior to launch in the new configuration and are reported to have popped up at midnight at the start of their official launch day today.

December 4th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated. Of the nineteen services on this minimux, only two now remain in "original-flavour" DAB.

December 3rd
Snapshot updated of the German minimux DAB+ Freiberg. Addition of radioB2 Schlager.

December 3rd
In Germany, the new regional ensemble Allgäu has popped up on Block 8B, with six audio services currently confirmed to be on board. This is the first private-sector-only ensemble in Bayern outwith the major conurbations. The new ensemble is considered to be under test until the official launch date of December 15th.

December 3rd
In Germany, the public service broadcaster for Mitteldeutschland has launched a new service for children, MDR TWEENS, on its ensembles in Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen. MDR SACHSEN snapshot updated.

December 1st
In France, test transmissions have been reported on Block 11C, in preparation for the forthcoming local ensemble COLMAR DAB+.

December 1st
Trial London snapshot updated. Switch of LRB Digital and Solar Radio to DAB+.

December 1st
On Surrey-NSussex, the service Cyber Hot Hits has been relabelled Cyber Radio. Snapshot updated.

November 30th
In Poland, a second minimux is reported to have popped up on Block 10A. Dabcast Wroclaw is reported to have three DAB+ audio services on board currently. Another minimux is already operating on Block 11A in the city.

November 30th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12A. Pedrinate Chiasso improves coverage of SRG SSR I01 in Balerna and Chiasso. The new transmitter is considered to be under test until January 1st 2019.

November 30th
Two new services have popped up on the Swedish national ensemble SR DAB. P2 Klassisk jul and P4 Bjällerklang are broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 192 and 128 kbit/s respectively. The bitrates of existing services have dropped to accomodate the newcomers.

November 30th
On London 3, the bitrate of Matryoshka Radio has dropped to 112 kbit/s.

November 30th
On Trial London, LRB Digital and Solar Radio have switched to DAB+. Of the fifteen services broadcast on this minimux, only two remain in "original-flavour" DAB.

November 29th
Snapshot of the Croatian ensemble OIV DEMO updated. The trials have now entered their second year. The network operates as an MFN on four frequencies. Two transmitter sites (Sibenik and Mirkovica ) have ceased but two sites have been added. Belje on Block 8C serves Osijek. Vidova Gora on Block 10A provides coverage of Split. Six audio services and an EPG are currently being broadcast.

November 29th
Snapshot of Slovenia DAB+ R1 updated. Multiple changes.

November 29th
In France, test transmissions have been reported in Lyon on Block 11B ahead of the official launch on December 5th.

November 29th
In France, the regulator has announced that 40 applications were received for capacity across two national ensembles. 24 programme slots were on offer.

November 29th
On Berlin/BRBG 7B, the service 106.4 pure fm has ceased. Snapshot updated.

November 29th
Trial Portsmouth snapshot updated. Weather24/7Radio has been relabelled Test Channel.

November 28th
In Spain, IntereconomiaDAB has reappeared on the ensemble MF1 following a prolonged absence.

November 28th
A new service has popped up on the German regional ensemble Obb/Schw. RADIO TEDDY is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. The service KULTRADIO has ceased.

November 28th
In Germany, the media regulator in Nordrhein-Westfalen has published a list of 46 private-sector prospective broadcasters and/or platform operators who responded to the recent Call for Expressions of Interest. The regulator is to submit an application for the necessary radio frequencies. The Federal Network Agency will then examine whether those requirements can be met.

November 28th
Five new services have popped up on Trial Glasgow. Celtic Music, 45 Radio, Visitor Radio, Pride Radio and United DJs are all broadcasting in DAB+, the first at 24 kbit/s and the others at 32 kbit/s each.

November 28th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12D. Feldis Planign extends and improves coverage of SRG SSR R01 in Bonaduz, Domat Ems, Felsberg, Rhäzüns and Tamins.

November 28th
In Germany, new transmitters have been brought into service on Blocks 10A and 11D at Markt Wald, improving coverage of Obb/Schw and Bayern in parts of Augsburg, Günzburg, Landsberg a. Lech, Ostallgäu, Unterallgäu as well as in the town Kaufbeuren.

November 28th
On Trial Glasgow, Matryoshka Radio, Mi-Soul, Sunrise Radio and YOUR Radio have switched to DAB+. Gaydio is now broadcasting in Mono. LGreekR has been relabelled L Greek Radio. Nation Radio has dropped to 112 kbit/s.

November 26th
EuroDab Italia is "making a right hash" of labelling. Following the recent relabelling of most services on the ensemble, now the Ensemble itself has been relabelled #EuroDab Italia.

November 23rd
Update: In France, the offer of capacity on two future national ensembles that were advertised in the summer by the CSA and which closed for applications on Wednesday will be oversubscribed, resulting in the regulator having to perform a selection process.
SIRTI, an association of independent radio stations, has announced that a number of its members have submitted applications. In a statement, SIRTI noted that its members have supported DAB+ during the local and regional roll-out and called upon the regulator to ensure a fair share of the national capacity for the independent sector now that the big groups have decided to participate following years of hesitation. SIRTI has called upon the public-service broadcaster Radio France to join the national and independent private-sector broadcasters in the deployment of DAB+.
Currently, 34 applications (so far) are understood to have been submitted for the 24 available slots, including
GROUPE M6: RTL, Fun Radio, RTL2
Groupe 1981: Radio Latina, Radio Yin (new)
Lagardère: Europe 1, Virgin Radio, RFM
NextRadioTV: RMC, BFM Radio (new), BFM Business
NRJ Group: NRJ, Chérie Radio, Nostalgie, Rire et chansons
France Maghreb 2
Radio Classique
Radio Maria
Chante France
Jazz Radio
Générations
M Radio
Oüi FM
Radio Crooner
Sud Radio
Virage
Radio Pitchoun
and ...
The regulator is expected to announce the admissable applications in due course, which will reveal who else wishes to be on board, and expects to award licences in the third quarter of 2019. The new ensembles are expected to launch in the first half of 2020.

November 23rd
On the Danish regional ensemble MUX3-OSTSJ, the SIds of three services, Classic Rock KBH, Nord FM and NRJ-DK have been swapped around such that each of the three SIds now refers to one of the other two services.

November 22nd
In Paris, the service Vivre FM has migrated from Block 6D to 6A.

November 20th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Baden-Württemberg has brought a new transmitter into service on Block 8A. Weingarten improves coverage of SWR BW S in the Weingarten/Ravensburg area.

November 20th
In the Netherlands, the regulator has granted a test licence to Radio Netwerk Nederland to operate from three sites in Friesland on Block 9B. The new operator lists the broadcasters RadioNL, Joy Radio, Waterstad FM, Freez FM, Frysk FM, Grunn FM, Radio Decibel, Tukker FM, RadioNL Kids and Radio 8FM on its home page.

November 19th
In France, the service Antinea Radio has reappeared on RNT PARIS 3 following a four-month absence.

November 19th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Baden-Württemberg has brought two new transmitters into service on Block 8A. Baiersbronn and Schramberg improve coverage of SWR BW S in Baiersbronn and Freudenstadt, in the upper Schiltachtal and also in and around Schramberg.

November 19th
On the new Belgian regional ensemble BXL-BW 1, the service Viva Wavre has been relabelled Viva B-W. Snapshot updated.

November 18th
Bradfrd&Huddersf snapshot updated. Addition of Pulse Xmas.

November 18th
In Italy, new transmitters have been brought into service on Blocks 10B, 10C and 10D at Sulden in Südtirol (Alto Adige), extending coverage of the ensembles RAS1-DAB, DABMEDIA and RAS2-DAB respectively.

November 17th
Snapshots updated of the new Belgian regional ensembles HAINAUT 1 and LIEGE 2.

November 17th
On EuroDab Italia, RTL Via Radio has been relabelled #RTLNewsViaRadio. Snapshot updated.

November 17th
Snapshot updated of the new Belgian regional ensemble NAM-LUX 1.

November 16th
Flippin'eck, it's Christmas in Yorkshire! MincePie NonStop has popped up on North Yorkshire, broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.

November 16th
It's Christmas on the Gower! The Wave Xmas has popped up on Swansea SW Wales, broadcasting in Joint Stereo at 128 kbit/s.

November 16th
It's Christmas in the Potteries! Signal Xmas has popped up on Stoke & Stafford, broadcasting in Joint Stereo at 128 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

November 16th
It's Christmas in Norway! A new service has popped up on the national ensemble Riks. JULERADIOEN is broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s. P7 Klem has been relabelled P7 Klem Jul.

November 15th
Snapshot updated of the new Belgian regional ensemble LIEGE 1.

November 15th
Snapshots updated of the new Belgian regional ensembles BXL-BW 2, HAINAUT 2 and NAM-LUX 2. Info DAB+ has popped up on BXL-BW 2 since this morning's snapshot.

November 15th
On EuroDab Italia, eight of the services now have a hash "#" added at the start of their Service Labels. Is RTL trying to appear top of everyone's services lists?

November 15th
Snapshots updated of the new Belgian regional ensembles Test BXL-BW 1 and Test BXL-BW 2 following the addition of "real" services yesterday. As of this morning, there was no change to RTBF DAB.

November 14th
In Belgium, private-sector stations and DAB+ versions of RTBF services have begun appearing on the regional Test ensembles.

November 14th
Inverness and Tayside snapshots updated.

November 14th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Aberdeen updated. At the time the snapshot was taken, the services Virgin Radio, talkRADIO and talkSPORT 2 were labelled as previously.

November 14th
EuroDab Italia snapshot updated. Further changes. All services except two are now broadcast at EEP-2A.

November 14th
In Germany, the media regulator in Bayern has advertised vacant capacity on the Augsburg and Nuernberg local ensembles that are available for immediate use. Two slots of 66 CU each are on offer in Nürnberg and one slot of 54 CU in Augsburg. Closing date is December 12th.

November 14th
In Germany, the media regulator in Nordrhein-Westfalen has announced that 47 prospective service providers and/or platform operators expressed interest in DAB+ capacity in response to the recent Call, including local, regional and national broadcasters and nationally-active multiplex operators. The regulator has proposed nine regional ensembles within Nordrhein-Westfalen, to serve, respectively, Aachen, Köln-Bonn, Wuppertal, Südwestfalen, Ostwestfalen, Münster, Essen, Dortmund and Düsseldorf.

November 14th
In Germany, the media regulator in Nordrhein-Westfalen has announced that 47 prospective service providers and/or platform operators expressed interest in DAB+ capacity in response to the recent Call, including local, regional and national broadcasters and nationally-active multiplex operators. The regulator has proposed nine regional ensembles within Nordrhein-Westfalen, to serve, respectively, Aachen, Köln-Bonn, Wuppertal, Südwestfalen, Ostwestfalen, Münster, Essen, Dortmund and Düsseldorf.

November 14th
In Belgium, DLS messages on "original-flavour" DAB services on RTBF DAB are announcing that they will be replaced by DAB+ versions from tomorrow and advise listeners to rescan.

November 14th
In France, test transmissions continue to be reported for the forthcoming ensembles for Alsace and Strasbourg. From the signals reported, Blocks 6D and 7C may be broadcasting the same multiplexer currently, with both frequencies labelled DigitalRadioH1 and apparently broadcasting the same configuration.

November 14th
Test BXL-BW 2 and Test Nam-Lux 2 snapshots updated.

November 14th
The Belgian regional ensembles Test Bruxelles 1, Test Bruxelles 2, Test Namur 1 and Test Namur 2 have been relabelled Test BXL-BW 1, Test BXL-BW 1, Test Nam-Lux 1 and Test Nam-Lux 2 respectively.

November 14th
A new service had popped up on EuroDab Italia. Radio Italia Rap is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Some existing services have switched to lower bitrates.

November 13th
Two new services have popped up on Trial Cambridge. HCR104fm and Visitor Radio are broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s stereo and 32 kbit/s mono respectively.

November 11th
A new service has popped up on Trial Norwich. Crackers Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The service Jazz FM Norwich has ceased, following the expansion of SDL National to cover this area.

November 11th
On the local ensemble Suffolk, the service Fun Kids has ceased, following the expansion of SDL National to cover this area.

November 10th
In France, the regulator has advertised capacity on ensembles in Paris, Marseille and Nice. In three cases, the entire capacity of an ensemble is on offer. In Paris (11B), Marseille (5B) and Nice (11B) the service providers awarded capacity in a previous round had failed to reach agreement on a multiplex operator and the regulator withdrew the licences for those providers. The current call amounts to a re-advertising of those ensembles. In other cases, the regulator is advertising vacant capacity on existing ensembles. In the case of Nice 9A, a part-time slot is on offer according to a rather complicated schedule, suggesting that the regulator is aware of two prospective providers who would like to share capacity on that basis. The transmission format T-DMB (as "DMB-A", aka "DMB-R") is still part of the national specification and the advertisement offers each prospective service provider the choice of using either DAB+ or T-DMB. However, the government recently put out to consultation a proposal to remove T-DMB from the specification. Should the government proceed to remove T-DMB during the course of this advertisement, the regulator will amend the terms of the offer to comply with the resulting national specification. The closing date for applications is January 16 2019.

November 10th
The UK regulator has announced details of the expressions of interest received for minimuxes ("Small Scale DAB"). The list is divided into three sections:
1) areas where expressions of interest were received from prospective operators of minimuxes
2) areas where expressions of interest were received from prospective service providers interested in carriage, and
3) areas where expressions of interest were received from prospective operators in which one or more programme services were specified
The level of interest is remarkable. In many areas, multiple expressions have been received. Some areas are exceptional. For example, in the third category, eight expressions of interest were received for Glasgow, six for Leeds and five for Liverpool. For the areas London - central, London - north, London - south, London - east and London - west, a total of 21 expressions of interest were received for one or more of those areas. The UK government is working on the required licensing legislation to enable Ofcom to proceed further. Expressions of interest were received for the Channel Islands. Ofcom notes that as Crown Dependencies, UK legislation would not automatically cover Guernsey or Jersey and it would be for the respective administrations to adopt similar enabling legislation.

November 10th
In Belgium, the two new ensembles in Liège have been relabelled such that Block 8D is now Test Liège 1 and 6B Test Liège 2. A similar thing also happened at the end of September to the Bruxelles tests.

November 8th
In Belgium, two new regional ensembles have popped up on Blocks 6B and 8D. Test Liège 1 and Test Liège 2 join other pairs of regional ensembles operating in Bruxelles, Hainaut and Namur.

November 8th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 8B. Kreuzberg is located in Bayern but is able to transmit the ensemble MDR THUERINGEN thanks to an agreement between Bayern and Thüringen. There was no comparable infrastructure available on the Thüringen side of the border. The new site improves coverage in the southwest of Thüringen.

November 8th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 10C. Dillberg extends coverage of the local ensemble Nuernberg to the south-east of the city.

November 8th
Snapshot updated of the Danish regional ensemble MUX3-OSTSJ. Addition of Classic Rock KBH and Addition of NRJ-DK since the previous snapshot. Protection Level changes on BM myRock and BM The Voice.

November 6th
A new service has popped up on the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B. Top100 Station is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

November 6th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL, the service Radio Seagull has ceased.

November 6th
The UK regulator Ofcom is to advertise a local ensemble for the Channel Islands in the first quarter of 2019. In the meantime, the licences of local FM services Island FM Ltd in Guernsey and Channel Radio Ltd in Jersey are to be extended by one year until the new DAB licence has been awarded.

November 6th
A new service has popped up on the Danish regional ensemble MUX3-OSTSJ. NRJ-DK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

November 6th
On Slovenia DAB+ R1, the bitrates of Radio Maxi and Radio Student have dropped to 16 and 24 kbit/s respectively.

November 6th
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VRT updated. With one exception, all services on this ensemble now broadcast their slideshows as PAD. The slideshow accompanying VRT NWS continues to be transmitted in a discrete subchannel as a data component, VRT NWS SLS.

November 6th
In France, the regulator has authorised the service Vivre FM to migrate from RNT PARIS 3 (Block 6D) to RNT Paris 2 (Block 6A) and has given the broadcaster and multiplex operator RMux until November 22nd to complete the transfer.

November 4th
Another station has hung up the Christmas tinsel. On D1 National, Heart extra is now running as Heart extra Xmas.

November 4th
Snapshot updated of the pilot Serbian ensemble in Belgrade, DEMO.

November 3rd
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble for Haugaland, LOKALDAB RIKS II.

November 3rd
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble for Sør-Trøndelag uten Fosen, Lokalradio 1. A new service has popped up since the previous snapshot. Nea Radio+Jul is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. NRJ Trondheim and P5 Hits Trhm have ceased.

November 3rd
On the local ensemble Aberdeen, the services Virgin Radio, talkRADIO and talkSPORT 2 have been relabelled retune 1, retune 2 and retune 3 respectively. The changes follow the expansion of the SDL National transmitter network to cover the area.

November 2nd
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian local ensemble for Oslo & Akershus, Lokalradio. Multiple changes since previous snapshot.

November 2nd
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12D. Lumbrein Surin extends coverage of SRG SSR R01 in Lumnezia, Lumbrein and Vrin in canton Graubünden. The new site is considered to be under test until December 1st.

November 1st
In Norway, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 11B in Valdres & Gudbrandsdalen. HO lokal has 15 DAB+ audio services on board. Snapshot added.

November 1st
Christmas has come to Cornwall. Pirate Xmas is broadcasting in mono at 80 kbit/s. The existing services Pirate FM and Pirate 80s are now each running at 80 kbit/s mono.

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