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Latest Updates and News

November 24th
Listings of the Brisbane ensembles updated. Multiple changes across all three ensembles since the previous revision.

November 21st
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 N-CH updated.
Addition of ENERGY LUZERN+ and 1 THAALAM TAMIL since the previous observation. Cessation of ENERGY HITS+.

November 21st
An additional service has popped up on the Italian national ensemble DAB+.
CUSANO ITALIA is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

November 21st
Snapshot of the German regional ensemble NDR NDS OS for Osnabrück updated. NDR Plus has been relabelled Schlager since the previous observation.

November 21st
In Italy, two additional services have popped up on the regional ensemble MEDIADAB in Lombardia. ANTENNE'70'80'90 and REVOLUTION are broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s each. Snapshot updated.

November 21st
Snapshot of the Netherlands national ensemble DAB+ updated.
Sky Radio Hits has been relabelled Sky Radio Xmas since the previous observation. KINK has been relabelled KINK ALT ROCK.

November 21st
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL updated.
JND Classics has replaced HOTRADIO Hits.

November 21st
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Lincolnshire updated.
Cessation of Home Radio

November 21st
Snapshot added of the Block 10A Italian ensemble in Napoli, CREADAB.

November 21st
On the UK local ensemble Somerset, the service Like Radio has ceased.

November 21st
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble C.R.DAB Campania.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

November 21st
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble in Napoli, Digitale Nap Cas. Multiple changes since the previous observation. Two services appeared to have no audio stream at the time of the observation.

November 21st
Snapshot added of the Block 10C Italian ensemble in Napoli, MediaDab.

November 20th
Snapshot added of the new Czech ensemble in Prague, COLOR DAB+.

November 19th
Snapshots added of two ensembles broadcasting in southern Italy. Despite having different content and different numbers of services, they are labelled identically and use the same EId. _ADN DAB (5085) on Block 11D has twelve audio services on board, including two local stations in Calabria. This ensemble may be operating as an MFN. A very similar lineup of services, including the same two local stations, has previously been reported on Block 10A. _ADN DAB (5085) on Block 10D has nine audio services on board.

November 18th
On the national ensemble OIV Croatia DAB+, the service RADIO KAJ has ceased.

November 18th
In Croatia, two new transmitters have been brought into service. Ćelevac on Block 10C and Biokovo on Block 11D are both broadcasting the ensemble OIV Croatia DAB+. The existing transmitters for this ensemble at Vidova Gora (Brač) on Block 10A and Učka on Block 11C have both switched to Block 11D. The network, which currently consists of ten transmitters, is to be expanded by a further sixteen next year, which will result in coverage of 96% of the population. [This story has been updated with additional information]


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Update History

November 17th
Snapshot added of the new Belgian local ensemble Liège.

November 17th
In the Czech Republic, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 7C in Prague.
COLOR DAB+ is reported to have eight audio services on board.

November 16th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Cambridge updated. Addition of GrandArcade Xmas.

November 16th
In Germany, the new ensemble for private-sector broadcasters in Saarland has launched on Block 9C.
Saarland DAB+ has fifteen audio services on board. Snapshot added.

November 16th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Lyon-Local updated. The service FIP has ceased on this ensemble and is now broadcast on the new national ensemble Métropolitain 2.

November 15th
Snapshot of the French local ensemble Le Havre Local 1 updated. CUs re-ordered.

November 15th
Snapshot of the French ensemble PARIS 9B updated. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

November 15th
On the Italian national ensemble DAB+ RAI, the service Rai Radio2 Indie has switched from 96 to 64 kbit/s and Rai R Techete' has switched from 64 to 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

November 14th
Snapshots of the French ensembles MARSEILLE 8A and MARSEILLE 8D updated, both relabelled since the previous observation.

November 14th
Snapshot added of the new Swiss ensemble DABCOM - F04.

November 14th
Snapshots of the Monaco ensembles MCR1 and MCR2 updated. Multiple changes on both.

November 14th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Teseuteu (C3EA) has been relabelled ANGEL extra and is now broadcasting in DAB+ at 80 kbit/s. AspenWaite Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

November 13th
Snapshot updated of the French ensemble NICE 11A, relabelled since the previous observation. Addition of NICE RADIO. This is now designated a regional ensemble whose frequency assignment, which covers most of the département Alpes-Maritimes with the exception of the area of the Parc National du Mercantour and with the addition of Fayance and Fréjus in the west, is known officially as "Nice étendu".

November 12th
Snapshots added of the new French ensembles AVIGNON 9D and AVIGNON 5C. The former is a regional ensemble whose frequency assignment, which covers most of the département of Vaucluse with the exception of its exclave Valréas, is known officially as "Avignon étendu". The latter is a local ensemble for the city.

November 12th
In Germany, new transmitters have been brought into service at Vilsbiburg on Blocks 7D and 11D, broadcasting the ensembles Niederbayern and Bayern respectively.

November 12th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 7A. Neuötting improves coverage of the ensemble Voralpen in an area that includes Altötting.

November 12th
Snapshots added of the new French ensembles TOULON 9A and TOULON 11C. The former is a regional ensemble whose frequency assignment, which covers most of the département of Var with the exception of Fréjus and Fayance in the east, is known officially as "Toulon étendu". The latter is a local ensemble for the city.

November 12th
Snapshots added of the new French national ensembles Métropolitain 1 and Métropolitain 2.

November 12th
Snapshot added of the new French regional ensemble MARSEILLE 5B, whose allotment includes most of the départements Bouches-du-Rhône and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and is officially designated "Marseille étendu".

November 12th
Snapshot of the Italian regional ensemble CR DAB+ LAZIO updated, relabelled since the previous observation and now transmitting on Block 10D rather than 13F. Addition of CUSANO CAMPUS.

November 11th
Snapshot of the Tunisian ensemble ONT updated. As previously reported, two services have been relabelled since the previous observation.

November 10th
In Germany, the new ensemble for private-sector broadcasters in Saarland has popped up on Block 9C with test transmissions. Saarland DAB+ currently has a single service on board. Ab 15.11.2021 (a reference to the launch date) is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

November 10th
In Germany, the media regulator for Berlin and Brandenburg has awarded capacity on the Block 12D ensemble Berlin/BRBG K12D to Großstadtradio, Radio Holiday, MEGA Radio Berlin and Radio BHeins. ByteFM has been awarded capacity on the Block 7B ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B.

November 10th
The operator of the forthcoming local ensemble for Morecambe Bay has announced that the ensemble will launch on December 1st 2021.

November 9th
On the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL, the recently-added service BG2 has been relabelled SUNLITE.

November 9th
digitalbitrate has added a receiver in Brisbane, Australia.

November 9th
Correction: Two packet data services are being transmitted on the German local ensemble Ingolstadt. SPI-Test 1 and SPI-Test 2 are reported to be running at 8 kbit/s each. Snapshot updated.

November 8th
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Cambridge.
GrandArcade Xmas is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s Mono LSF.

November 7th
An additional service has popped up on the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL.
BG2 is a Bulgarian service broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

November 7th
In Germany, the broadcaster Radio TEDDY has announced that its programme will be broadcast in Saarland on Block 9C from November 15th, indicating a probable launch of the new ensemble for private-sector broadcasters on that date.

November 6th
It's Christmas in Belgium. Joe Christmas has popped up on DAB+ VLAANDEREN2, broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

November 4th
In France, the regulator has authorised Besançon Mux DAB to operate the forthcoming local ensemble in Besançon. The multiplex will be transmitted on Block 9A.

November 4th
On the German regional ensemble HESSEN SÜD, the service ERF Pop is reported to have been relabelled ERF Jess.

November 4th
On the German local ensemble DAB+ Leipzig, the service Radio Leipzig has been replaced by Radio Blau. Snapshot updated. Multiple other changes since the previous observation.

November 3rd
On the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG K12D, the service ERF Pop has been relabelled ERF Jess. Snapshot updated.

November 3rd
On the Italian regional ensemble for Lombardia, MEDIADAB, RADIO NEWS 24 has replaced RADIO JUKEBOX. Snapshot updated.

November 3rd
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 8D. Rottweil Deilingen extends coverage of the Baden-Württemberg ensemble SWR BW S in an area that includes Rottweil, Tuttlingen and Zollernalbkreis.

November 2nd
On the Swedish ensemble NENT GROUP in Malmö, DANSBANDSFAVORIT has been relabelled RIX FM FRESH. The existing services DANSBANDSKANALEN and GULDKANALEN have new SIds.

November 1st
digitalbitrate has added a receiver in Split, Croatia.

November 1st
On the German local ensemble Kiel K5A, the service Antenne Holstein has ceased. Snapshot updated.

November 1st
In Germany, the service NDR Plus, broadcast on the NDR ensembles in Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen and Schleswig-Holstein, has been relabelled NDR Schlager. Snapshots of NDR NDS OL, NDR SH FL, NDR SH HL and NDR SH KI updated.

November 1st
On the Swedish ensemble NENT GROUP in Göteborg, RIX FM FRESH has replaced DANSBANDSFAVORIT.

November 1st
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Essex.
Gateway is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 56 kbit/s, Mono LSF.
The existing service Radio Essex has dropped to Mono at 80 kbit/s.
Smooth Country has dropped to 112 kbit/s.

November 1st
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Surrey-NSussex.
Care Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

November 1st
On the Swedish ensemble NENT GROUP in Stockholm, DANSBANDSKANALEN has replaced GULDKANALEN.

October 30th
Two additional services have popped up on the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VRT.
Radio 2 BeneBene and StuBru Tijdloze are broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s each. The other services on the ensemble have switched to lower bitrates to accomodate the newcomers. Snapshot added.

October 29th
In Germany, the new ensemble for private-sector broadcasters in Nordrhein-Westfalen has launched on Block 9D. Mein NRW digital has ten audio services on board currently. Six more are expected to be added in due course. Snapshot added.

October 29th
Christmas has arrived in Denmark (almost). An additional service has popped up on the local ensemble NivaaDAB. Retro-Radio JUL is broadcasting in DAB+ at 144 kbit/s. The service launches on November 1st. Until then, it carries audio from the existing service Retro-Radio. Snapshot updated.

October 28th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Somerset updated.
Heart Xmas replaces Capital UK.

October 28th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12A. Chenit Brassus improves reception of the ensemble SRG SSR F01 in Le Brassus in canton Vaud.

October 28th
In Germany, the new ensemble for private-sector broadcasters in Thüringen has launched on Block 12B. DAB Thueringen has five audio services on board. Snapshot updated.

October 24th
Trial Bristol snapshot updated.
Classic Hits has switched to a higher bitrate since the previous observation.

October 24th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss ensemble for Ticino (Tessin), SMC_I03
The services ROCKIT RADIO+ and SCHLAGER RADIO have ceased since the previous observation.

October 24th
An additional service has popped up on the Block 7C Italian regional ensemble in Lombardia, MEDIADAB.
BIRIKINA is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

October 24th
Snapshots of the UK local ensembles Berks & N Hants, Bristol, Oxfordshire, Swindon and West Wiltshire updated. Heart Xmas replaces Capital UK. [This story has been updated with additional ensembles]

October 23rd
An additional service has popped up on the Block 7C Italian regional ensemble in Lombardia, relabelled MEDIADAB since the previous observation. R. Medjugorje IT is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The existing service GR ULTIMA ORA has switched to the lower bitrate 32 kbit/s since the previous observation. Snapshot updated.

October 23rd
Snapshots of the UK local ensemble Hereford-Worcs updated. Heart Xmas replaces Heart UK.

October 23rd
A new service has popped up on the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2.
Q-DOWNTOWN is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s and replaces the service Willy, which is now broadcast on DAB+ VLAANDEREN1.

October 21st
In Italy, the regulator has assigned Block 12C to a new * DAB Italia * transmitter listed for Gorizia (Gorica), close to the border with Slovenia. That frequency is assigned to the western half of Slovenia, however, and is already in use by the regional ensemble SLO DAB+ R2 W. Elsewhere in the Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia, to which Gorizia belongs, the Porzus transmitter switched from Block 12C to Block 7C last year in order to avoid such cross-border interference.

October 21st
Snapshot of the Italian regional ensemble MediaDAB Torino updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

October 21st
Trial Cambridge snapshot updated.
Eruption Radio has replaced Black Cat Camb since the previous observation. Rubix Radio has been relabelled Style Radio.

October 21st
In Germany, the forthcoming ensemble for private-sector broadcasters in Nordrhein-Westfalen will launch on October 29th.

October 21st
In France, the regulator has issued the formal authorisation to operate the forthcoming local ensemble for La Rochelle to Opemux RNT. The ensemble will broadcast on Block 10C.

October 20th
In Germany, the first test transmissions have been reported for the forthcoming ensemble for private-sector broadcasters in Thüringen. Test-Thueringen on Block 12B is reported to have six audio services on board.

October 20th
In Italy, the digitalbitrate receiver in Mafalda has received a new ensemble on Block 6A.
CRDAB SALERNO is reported to have five audio services on board. The EId reported by digitalbitrate (5020) is not unique in Italy, being used also by MediaDAB Torino.

October 20th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12A. Ahrweiler improves coverage of the Rheinland-Pfalz ensemble SWR RP in an area that includes Kreis Ahrweiler (Altenahr, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Sinzig and the border area with Nordrhein-Westfalen), in the western half of Kreis Mayen-Koblenz and the eastern edge of the Vulkaneifelkreises (Kelberg).

October 20th
Snapshots of the UK local ensembles Norfolk and Northamptonshire updated.
Heart Xmas replaces Capital UK.

October 18th
Snapshots of the UK local ensembles Cambridge and Peterborough updated.
Heart Xmas replaces Capital UK.

October 18th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Lincolnshire updated.
Heart Xmas replaces Heart Lincs.

October 18th
Snapshots of the UK local ensembles Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire updated. Heart Xmas replaces Heart East Mids.

October 18th
Snapshots of the UK local ensembles Humberside, Leeds, North Yorkshire and Sheffield updated. Heart Xmas replaces Smooth UK.

October 15th
In France, the regulator has issued the remaining formal authorisations for services that will broadcast on the forthcoming regional ensemble for Ardennes, Marne & Aube, known officially as "Reims étendu".

October 15th
It's Christmas in the UK! The regular seasonal service Heart Xmas has popped on a number of local ensembles. In some cases, it replaces an existing service, such as Heart UK or Capital UK. On other ensembles, it is an additional service. In most cases, the newcomer is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB. On London 1, the service uses DAB+ at 40 kbit/s. Kent, Essex, Herts Beds Bucks and London 1 snapshots updated.

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