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April 18th
In Australia, the service 4TAB 2 on DAB+ Brisbane 1 has been relabelled 4TAB -4IP Easter for the holidays.

April 18th
In Italy, a new ensemble has popped up with test transmissions on Block 10C from Monte Serpeddi. RIA SARDEGNA has twelve audio services on board.

April 18th
On those instances of the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL on which it appears, the service GNR Test is reported to have been relabelled GNR 2.

April 18th
In Austria, the operator of the city ensemble in Vienna has advertised capacity that is either free already or will become free when the national ensemble is launched in May. In total, some 300 Capacity Units are on offer. Some of the services currently carried have been allocated capacity on the forthcoming national ensemble and are expected to relinquish their capacity on the city mux.

April 18th
In Austria, the latest iteration of the national ensemble roll-out timetable reveals that the Pfänder transmitter at the eastern end of the Bodensee should now be brought into service this year at the same time as other sites at Wien-Kahlenberg, Wien-Liesing, Wien-DC Tower, Semmering-Sonnenwendstein, Graz-Schöckl and Linz-Lichtenberg. Previously, the Pfänder had been scheduled for 2020. The German national ensemble is expected to begin transmitting from the Pfänder at the same time, providing quite a kick to the DAB+ platform in the Bodensee region.

April 18th
In Germany, the media regulator in Saarland has advertised capacity on a Land-wide ensemble for private-sector broadcasters. The ensemble will be operated by Media Broadcast GmbH and operate on Block 11C. The deadline date for applications is 12:00 May 16th, 2019.

April 17th
A new service is reported to have popped up on Trial Brighton. Mi-House is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

April 17th
The UK regulator has advertised a local ensemble to cover the Channel Islands. Capacity is reserved for BBC Radio Guernsey and BBC Radio Jersey. The new ensemble will operate on Block 12A, unless clearance proves problematic, in which case 11C would be used. Closing date for applications is July 17th 2019.

April 17th
Snapshot updated of the German test and development ensemble in Erlangen, LIKE_IIS. Multiple changes, as is to be expected, since the previous observation.

April 17th
Snapshot of the German regional ensemble Oberpfalz updated. RADIO TEDDY replaced KULT RADIO since the previous observation.

April 17th
Snapshot of the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1 updated. Addition of _ENERGY NRJ and _Classic Rock.

April 16th
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 9D. Buchen improves coverage of the ensemble SWR BW N in the area Buchen - Hardheim - Walldürn.

April 15th
In Denmark, two new services have popped up on the national ensemble DK DAB1. In keeping with the "house style", both services' labels begin with an underscore. _ENERGY NRJ and _Classic Rock are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s each. Snapshot to follow.

April 14th
In Germany, the media regulator in Bayern has granted the temporary use of capacity on the Block 8B regional ensemble Allgäu to the service * RADIO SMU *. The addition of the service is expected to coincide with the activation of a new transmitter at Markt Wald in May, which will enable better coverage in Radio Schwabmünchen's home town. The same site will also be used from next year for a new transmitter for the Block 9C local ensemble Augsburg, on which the service is already broadcast. At that point the capacity on Block 8B will lapse.

April 13th
Snapshot updated of the German regional ensemble Allgäu. Addition of ARABELLA KULT since the previous observation. RSA Radio OA has switched to a higher Protection Level.