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March 28th
On the Swiss regional ensembles SMC D03 N-CH and SMC D03 BE-FR, the service VIRGIN HITS has been relabelled VIRGIN RADIO. The same is probably true also on SMC D03 N-CH, but has not yet been confirmed.

March 27th
In Bulgaria, test transmissions have resumed on Block 12B. The ensemble, now labelled BULGARIA, is reported to have sixteen audio services on board.

March 27th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Schleswig-Holstein ensemble NDR SH. R.SH is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

March 27th
In Denmark, a new packet data service has popped up on NivaaDAB. Covid-19 slides carries information about the current emergency. Those services on the ensemble that did not already have their own slideshow now point to the slideshow as a Secondary Component. Snapshot updated.

March 27th
In Sweden, the previously national ensemble SR DAB has been regionalised. The Block 12B transmission in Malmö is now labelled SR MALMÖHUS and includes the regional service SR P4 Malmöhus, broadcasting in DAB+ at 184 kbit/s. The packet data service TPEG Riks is absent from the new ensemble. Snapshot added. It remains to be seen whether the service SR P7 Sisuradio will continue to alternate in a time-shared subchannel with the nationwide service SR P4. As of this morning, the Block 12C instance in Stockholm continues to be labelled SR DAB. It already included the regional service SR P4 Stockholm.

March 26th
A new service has popped up on Trial Glasgow. Little Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 26th
On the regional ensemble Central Scotland, Pure Radio is using the tag line "your isolation station".

March 26th
Snapshot added of the Block 6C Swedish ensemble in Göteborg, NENT GROUP.

March 24th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Nordrhein-Westfalen, WDR, is broadcasting information about the Corona-Virus emergency in nine languages via its service WDRcosmo. Turkish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Arabic "and the languages of south-eastern Europe" are broadcast Mondays to Fridays, while Spanish, Kurdish and Greek are broadcast at the weekends.

March 24th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster in Bayern has combined the services Bayern 2 Nord, broadcast on Oberfranken, Mittelfranken, Unterfranken and Obb/Schw, Bayern 2 Sued, broadcast on Bayern, and B5 aktuell, broadcast on Bayern, into a single service for the duration of the present emergency. The individual audio streams remain but now carry the same audio.

March 24th
In Germany, the migration of the regional ensemble Oberpfalz from Block 12D to 6C has been paused midway because of the present emergency and the ensemble is currently operating as an MFN. Altenstadt an der Waldnaab has already switched and the new sites Amberg (Stadt) and Kelheim have entered service. However, the remaining sites will remain on Block 12D for the time being.

March 24th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble Bremen K7D. Addition of krix.FM.

March 23rd
In Slovenia, RTV SLO, who were awarded the operation of the second- and third-layer ensembles at the beginning of the year, has announced that the networks are under construction and announced starting dates of August 8th 2020 for the second layer and April 17th 2020 for the third. The regulator has advertised four programme slots on the third-layer ensemble for Ljubljana. Closing date is April 8th.