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February 23rd
In Ireland, the public-service broadcaster RTÉ has announced its strategy for the next five years. Among other things, it says that FM is expected to continue to be "the primary means" of radio consumption in Ireland. The broadcaster's long-wave service will be phased out, and there are plans to introduce a DAB station in the UK for the Irish diaspora.

February 23rd
In Australia, the service ABC Extra on the ABC&sbs Radio ensembles has been relabelled ABC KIDS listen.

February 22nd
In Germany, the current Block 12D regional ensemble for Oberpfalz-Niederbayern, Nby/Opf, will operate as two separate ensembles from July 3rd 2018, covering, respectively, Niederbayern on Block 7D, while the transmitters in Oberpfalz will continue to operate on Block 12D. The media regulator in Bayern has advertised the one remaining programme slot in Niederbayern and two remaining programme slots in Oberpfalz. Closing date is March 23rd 2018.

February 22nd
On the Italian ensemble EuroDAB Italia, the service RTL Lounge has been relabelled RTL Romeo&Juliet.

February 22nd
On the Spanish ensemble MF1, the service EL MUNDO has been relabelled esRadio.

February 17th
In Norway, the local ensemble for Oslo/Akershus, Lokalradio, is now being broadcast on Block 7B in the neighbouring Region 8, Kongsberg Drammen Eiker. The overspill from the 13B transmitters means the new transmission effectively extends the coverage of Region 3.

February 17th
In the Czech Republic, a temporary service from the public-service broadcaster Český Rozhlas has popped up for the Winter Olympics. On TELEKO DAB, RADIOZURNAL-OH is running at 64 kbit/s. On RTI cz DAB, R-ZURNAL OH uses 56 kbit/s. On Český Rozhlas' own ensemble, CRo DAB+, R-ZURNAL OH test uses 48 kbit/s.

February 17th
Two new services, Asian Star Radio and Matryoshka Radio, are reported to have popped up on Trial Glasgow. Antenna Radio, Blast! and Starpoint Soul are reported to have ceased.

February 16th
On the Swiss minimux in Basel, DIG D04 - BS, the service IP music BS+ has ceased.

February 16th
A pilot DAB+ transmission is reported to have popped up in Algeria, broadcasting from Tamentfoust on Algiers Bay. Four services are reported to be on board currently.

February 14th
Sydney listings updated.

February 13th
Trial Brighton snapshot updated. Addition of The Beat.

February 12th
The first DAB+ service on Trial Cambridge has popped up. Zack FM is running at 48 kbit/s.

February 11th
In Poland, a new minimux is reported to have popped up in Wrocław on Block 11A, operating as an SFN from three sites. Public-service broadcaster Radio Wrocław is on board with three services, the catholic diocese service Radio Rodzina and a university service Radio Luz.