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Snapshot added of the Netherlands local ensemble in Groningen, G1.
On Trial Portsmouth, the service labelled Test has ceased. The service 60s has been relabelled Test and is currently running without an audio stream. Snapshot updated.
South Korean snapshots updated. A number of ensembles each contain a new "HD" service, requiring suitably-equipped "HD DMB" devices which have only recently become available. Generally, the bitrates of existing services on those ensembles have been reduced to accomodate the HD newcomers. The broadcasters MBC and SBS surprised the market last year by announcing they would not be participating in the introduction of "HD DMB". The broadcasters had recently launched a paid internet video service "Pooq", whereas DMB and HD DMB are free to air. The terrestrial DMB licences include an element of public service, including disaster recovery. One comment published at the time by iPnomics described the decision as an "abandonment of public responsibility."
Two new services have popped up on the Netherlands local ensemble DAB Ouder-Amstel. Musicboxz and Radio Aalsmeer are both broadcasting at 96 kbit/s in DAB+. Testkanaal 2 and Testkanaal 4 have been relabelled RickFM and RTV Amstelveen respectively. Snapshot updated.
EuroDAB Italia snapshot updated.
Two new DAB+ services have popped up on Trial Birmingham. Colourful Radio and Radio Central are each running at 32 kbit/s. The service Touch has switched to DAB+, running at 48 kbit/s. Starpoint Soul is running at the lower bitrate of 32 kbit/s. The latest changes mean that half of the services on this minimux are now using DAB+.