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In the UK, the last remaining bastion of died-in-the-wool, "original-flavour"-only DAB receivers is the range of own-brand radios sold by the major supermarket chains. Which brand will be last to switch? With the new UK digital radio tick mark now specifying DAB+ capability (among other welcome things) to qualify, it can't be long now. With DAB+ services already on air across the UK, and more certain to follow, Wohnort recommends that the own-brand ranges be avoided until they include DAB+.
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Archives 2024   

May 15th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Salisbury updated.
The service Nation Radio has switched from DAB+ to "original-flavour" Joint Stereo at 112 kbit/s since the previous observation.

May 9th
Snapshot of the Swedish ensemble VIAPLAY RADIO updated, relabelled since the previous observation.
Addition of SKÄRGÅRDSRADION.
GAMLA FAVORITER has been relabelled DISCO 54.

May 9th
Snapshot of the Swedish local ensemble BAUER MEDIA GBG updated.
RADIO DISNEY has been relabelled FEELGOOD HITS since the previous observation. A packet data EPG is now running at 8 kbit/s.

May 8th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble Noord-Holland updated.
The services db962 and RADIO ZH have ceased since the previous observation.

May 8th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble Almere DAB updated.
db962 has been replaced by CANDLELIGHTRADIO since the previous observation.

May 8th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble Flevoland updated.
Addition of Amor FM since the previous observation.
The existing services EASY TRAXX and GLXY home of rap have been relabelled EASYRADIO and GLXY.RADIO respectively.

May 8th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble NUNSPEET updated.
The service Rivierenland has ceased since the previous observation.

May 8th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble DAB+ NU updated.
The service RTV527 has been relabelled POLDERFM since the previous observation.

May 7th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble Stedendriehoek updated.
The services Kerkradio and Rivierenland have ceased since the previous observation. Samen1 has switched to the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s.

May 6th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble 6B Achterhoek updated.
Five services are currently being broadcast, each running at Protection Level EEP 1-A.

May 6th
Snapshot of the new UK ensemble Rutland DAB added.
Three services are currently being broadcast.

May 6th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Trial Portsmouth updated.
The service Care Radio has ceased since the previous observation.

May 6th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Wolv'ton & Shrop updated.
The placeholder service RETUNE that was formerly HITS RADIO UK has ceased.

May 5th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Cheshire Mid updated.
An additional service has popped up since the previous observation.
Radio Africana is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

May 5th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Stockport updated.
An additional service has popped up since the previous observation.
Radio Maria is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
The existing service R360 Radio has dropped from 40 to 32 kbit/s.

May 5th
Snapshot of the UK ensembles Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire updated.
The placeholder service RETUNE that was formerly HITS RADIO UK has ceased.
[This story has been updated to add Nottinghamshire.]

May 5th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble LIVERPOOL 2 updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

May 2nd
On the UK ensemble SDL National, the service TalkRadio-TalkTV has been relabelled Talk.

May 2nd
The new UK ensemble MiltonKeynes DAB now has five audio services on board. Snapshot updated.

May 2nd
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensembles Bristol - East and Bristol - West. Select Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s on each.

May 2nd
An additional service Diamond Groove is reported to have popped up on the UK ensemble Exeter.

April 29th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble RANDSTAD-ZW updated.
The service Dichtbij Jou has been relabelled Radio Capelle since the previous observation.

April 29th
On the German ensemble DR Saarland, the packet data services SR EPG and SR TPEG are running at higher bitrates since the previous observation - 24 and 32 kbit/s respectively.
Snapshot updated.

April 29th
On the UK ensemble Wolverhampton, the service Omega Radio UK has switched to Protection Level 1.
Snapshot updated.

April 29th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss local ensemble DIG F03 - GE.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

April 29th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Shefcast Digital.
GlitterBeam is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s.

April 27th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Warrington updated.
Addition of Radio Africana since the previous observation.

April 27th
On the new UK ensemble Oxford, the service WRFM has switched to Protection Level 1.
Snapshot updated/corrected.

April 26th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Crewe & Nantwich updated.
The service Blue Sky Radio has switched to Protection Level 1 since the previous observation.

April 26th
Snapshot of the new UK ensemble MiltonKeynes DAB added.
One Test service is currently being broadcast.

April 26th
Snapshot of the Swiss local ensemble DIG D04 - BS updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

April 25th
Snapshot of the Swiss local ensemble DIG D04 - BO updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

April 25th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble TynemthSShields updated.
The service Nation Party has been relabelled Nation New since the previous observation.

April 25th
Snapshot of the Swiss local ensemble DIG D04 - AG updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

April 25th
Snapshot of the Swiss cable ensemble UPC DAB 1 updated.
The service 20Minuten Radio has been relabelled GOATGreatestHits since the previous observation.

April 25th
An additional service is reported to be broadcasting on the new UK ensemble Oxford.
WRFM is reported to be broadcasting in "original-flavour" Joint Stereo at 128 kbit/s. This ensemble operates on Block 8A, rather than Block 8B mentioned in the Round Three advertisement. Snapshot updated.
[This story has been updated to include the snapshot.]

April 24th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Bristol - West updated.
Addition of Fun Kids Jr NStp since the previous observation.
Removal of Tomorrowland OWR.

April 24th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Bristol - East updated.
Addition of Fun Kids Party since the previous observation.
Removal of Tomorrowland OWR.

April 23rd
The new UK "small-scale" ensemble MiltonKeynes DAB is reported to have popped up with one audio service on board currently.
Test is reported to be running in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

April 23rd
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Stockport
updated.
An additional service has popped up since the previous observation.
R360 Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s.

April 23rd
An additional service is reported to have popped up on the UK local ensemble Devon.
The Voice 2 is reported to be broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s.

April 23rd
On the UK local ensemble Coventry, the service Free Radio C&W has been relabelled HITS RADIO C&W.
HITS RADIO UK has been relabelled RETUNE.

April 23rd
Snapshot of the UK local ensembles Bradfrd&Huddersf and Leeds updated.
The services that were Pulse 1 have been relabelled HITS RADIO W Yks since the previous observation.
HITS RADIO PRIDE has popped up, broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono at 80 kbit/s.
HITS RADIO UK has ceased.

April 22nd
On the UK local ensemble Swansea SW Wales, 96.4 FM The Wave has been relabelled HITS RADIO S Wls.
HITS RADIO PRIDE has popped up, broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono at 80 kbit/s.
HITS RADIO UK has ceased.

April 22nd
The new UK "small-scale" ensemble Oxford has popped up with two audio services on board.
Snapshot added.
[Wohnort adds: This ensemble joins a rather long list of "small-scale" ensembles to have launched using the anomolous TII of 01/05.]

April 22nd
An additional service has popped up on the new UK ensemble Leicester SSDAB.
EAVA FM is reported to be broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono LSF at 64 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

April 22nd
An additional service has popped up on the new UK ensemble Rutland DAB.
Massive Hits is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

April 21st
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Blocks 11D, 10A and 8B. Balderschwang in Bayern improves coverage of Bayern, Oberbay/Schwaben and AllgäuDonauIller respectively, in an area that includes Balderschwang.

April 21st
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 9C. Merchingen in northwest Saarland improves coverage of Saarland DAB+ in an area that includes Merzig.

April 21st
In Germany, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12B. Karenz in southwest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern improves coverage of NDR MV SN in an area between Ludwigslust and Elbe.

April 21st
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Spiringen Bürglen Eggenbergli (UR) improves coverage of SRG SSR D01 in an area that includes Spiringen and Unterschächen.

April 21st
On the UK local ensemble Hereford-Worcs, Free Radio H&W has been relabelled HITS RADIO H&W.
Grt Hits H&W has switched from 96 kbit/s Mono to 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo.
Snapshot updated.

April 21st
An additional service is reported to have popped up on the UK ensembles LIVERPOOL 2 and Warrington.
Radio Africana is reported to be broadcasting on each in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s

April 21st
On the UK local ensemble Stoke & Stafford, Signal 1 has been relabelled HITS RADIO S&C .
HITS RADIO PRIDE has popped up, broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono at 80 kbit/s.
HITS RADIO UK has ceased.
Snapshot updated.

April 21st
On the UK local ensemble Lancashire, HITS RADIO Lancs has replaced Rock FM.
HITS RADIO PRIDE has popped up, broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono at 80 kbit/s.
HITS RADIO UK has ceased.
Snapshot updated.

April 21st
It gives Wohnort no pleasure to record the passing of "🎵194 Radio City🎵" (1974 - 2024):
On the UK local ensemble Liverpool, the service Radio City has been relabelled HITS RADIO Lpool.
HITS RADIO PRIDE has popped up, broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono at 80 kbit/s.
HITS RADIO UK has ceased.
Snapshot updated.

April 21st
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Manchester.
HITS RADIO PRIDE is broadcasting in "original-flavour" Mono at 80 kbit/s.
Grt Hits MCR&NW has switched from Mono 80 kbit/s to 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo.
Planet Rock has dropped from Mono 80 kbit/s to 64 kbit/s Mono LSF.
Absolute 90s has ceased.
Snapshot updated.

April 21st
On the UK local ensemble N. Ireland, HITS RADIO NI has replaced HITS RADIO UK.
Cool FM and Downtown Radio have dropped from 128 to 112 kbit/s.
Grt Hits NI is now broadcasting in Joint Stereo at 112 kbit/s.

April 21st
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Bolton & Bury.
RochValleyRadio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

April 20th
The UK regulator has advertised licences for "small-scale" ensembles to cover 27 areas:-
  • Ayr, Troon and Irvine
  • Ayrshire North
  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Bournemouth and Boscombe
  • Bridgend
  • Carlisle and Penrith
  • Catterick, Rippon and Thirsk
  • Corby and Kettering
  • Cumbernauld and Coatbridge
  • Devon East
  • Erewash
  • Halifax
  • Huddersfield
  • Huntingdon
  • Isle of Wight
  • Lanarkshire
  • Larne, Carrickfergus and Newtown Abbey
  • Nuneaton and Hinckley
  • Paisley and West Glasgow
  • Poole, Purbeck and Wimbourne
  • Portadown and Craigavon
  • South Craven, Wharfedale and Worth Valley
  • Sunderland
  • Walsall
  • Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport
  • Workington and Whitehaven
  • Yeovil
In addition, licences for four areas from previous rounds have been re-advertised in this round.
  • Swansea
  • Warminster, Devizes and Trowbridge
  • Wigan
  • Wetherby (this time without Harrogate)
The closing date is July 18th, 2024.
[This story has been corrected.]

April 20th
On the UK local ensemble Berks & N Hants, HITS RADIO PRIDE has replaced Planet Rock.
Snapshot updated.

April 20th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Wolv'ton & Shrop updated.
Addition of HITS RADIO PRIDE.
Free Radio WOLV has been relabelled HITS RADIO BC&Sh.
The service HITS RADIO UK has been relabelled RETUNE.
Planet Rock has ceased.

April 20th
On the UK local ensemble Birmingham, the service HITS RADIO UK has been placed by HITS RADIO PRIDE.
Free Radio BHAM has been relabelled HITS RADIO Bham.
Snapshot updated.

April 20th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Cardiff updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

April 20th
Snapshot added of the new UK ensemble Swindon & M'boro.
One audio service and one packet data service are currently being broadcast.

April 20th
On the UK local ensemble South East Wales, the service HITS RADIO UK has been relabelled HITS RADIO S Wls.
Snapshot updated.

April 20th
Something strange is being reported in Leicestershire.
An ensemble trying to have 866 Capacity Units? Tuning and other receiver behaviour oddities being reported.

April 19th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble East Manchester.
BUZZ MCR is broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

April 19th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Bolton & Bury.
Cosoro Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

April 19th
On the UK local ensemble Leicestershire, the service HITS RADIO UK has been relabelled RETUNE.
Gem has been relabelled HITS RADIO EMids and dropped from 128 to 112 kbit/s.
The service Grt Hits E Mids has switched from 80 kbit/s Mono to 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo.
Snapshot updated.

April 19th
On the UK local ensemble Nottinghamshire, the service HITS RADIO UK has been relabelled RETUNE.
Gem has been relabelled HITS RADIO EMids and dropped from 128 to 112 kbit/s.
The service Grt Hits E Mids has switched from 80 kbit/s Mono to 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo.
Snapshot updated.

April 19th
On the UK local ensemble Derbyshire, the service HITS RADIO UK has been relabelled RETUNE.
Gem has been relabelled HITS RADIO EMids and dropped from 128 to 112 kbit/s.
The service Grt Hits E Mids has switched from 80 kbit/s Mono to 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo.
Snapshot updated.

April 18th
The new UK "small-scale" ensemble for the area advertised as Hull West has popped up on Block 9B. Labelled Hull, the ensemble has thirteen services on board.
Snapshot added.

April 18th
On the UK local ensemble Cornwall, the service HITS RADIO UK has been relabelled RETUNE.
Pirate FM has been relabelled HITS RADIO CRN.
The service Grt Hits Cornwall has switched from 80 kbit/s Mono to 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo.
Snapshot updated.

April 18th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble London 1 updated.
The service Absolute 00s has switched to DAB+ since the previous observation, now broadcasting at 32 kbit/s in stereo.
The service HITS RADIO LDN has popped up - a migration from London 2.
The service Absolute 90s has ceased.

April 18th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble London 2 updated.
The service ADVENTIST RADIO has switched to DAB+ since the previous observation, now broadcasting at 32 kbit/s in stereo.
The service HITS RADIO LDN has ceased.

April 17th
On the UK local ensemble South Hampshire, the service Grt Hits S Coast with SId C4E5 has been relabelled RETUNE. The other instance with SId C3AD has dropped from 128 to 112 kbit/s. The service HITS RADIO S CST has switched from 80 kbit/s Mono to to 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo. Snapshot updated.

April 17th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Mbro and Redcar updated.
Addition of CVFM Radio since the previous observation.

April 17th
Snapshot of the French ensemble ANGERS 6B updated.
The service Radio NOVA has been relabelled NOVA since the previous observation.

April 17th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble South Durham updated.
Addition of Bishop FM since the previous observation.

April 16th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Lincolnshire updated.
The service Lincs FM has been relabelled HITS RADIO Lincs since the previous observation.

April 16th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Glasgow SS updated.
Addition of Lomond Radio since the previous observation. Changes to the bitrates of Awaz FM Glasgow and Tomorrowland OWR.

April 16th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Edinburgh 2 updated.
The service 1AU Radio has been relabelled 1AU CLARINET since the previous observation. The service LIKE has ceased.

April 16th
The new UK "small-scale" ensemble Rutland DAB is reported to have popped up on Block 9C with one audio service on board currently.

April 16th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Coventry SSDAB updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

April 16th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Wolverhampton updated.
Addition of DarbarSahibRadio and Omega Radio UK since the previous observation.
Smile Radio has ceased.

April 15th
Snapshot of the German ensemble Flensburg K11D updated.
An additional service has popped up since the previous observation.
Westküste FM is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

April 15th
Snapshot of the German ensemble Bremen K6A updated.
The service FEMOTION RADIO has been relabelled FEMOTION since the previous observation.

April 15th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Herts Beds Bucks updated.
The service Grt Hits HBB has been relabelled Grt Hits BBH since the previous observation.

April 13th
Snapshot added of an ensemble operating in north east Ireland on Block 5B.
Storm NE DAB has ten audio services on board. Although reported elsewhere for some time, Wohnort's previous midweek attempts to receive this ensemble have failed. This latest attempt was made during the weekend.

April 11th
Snapshot of the German ensemble Bayern updated.
All of the regional variations of Bayern 1 are now receivable throughout Bayern - either on this ensemble or on one of the regional ensembles. Bayern 2 no longer has Nord or Sued versions but becomes a unified service now broadcast on Block 11D.
BR24live has migrated from this ensemble to the regional ensembles.
The packet data service ARD TPEG has migrated in the opposite direction.
All services on this ensemble now use Protection Level EEP 3-A.

April 11th
Snapshot of the new UK "small-scale" ensemble York added (and updated).

April 10th
The new "small-scale" ensemble for York is reported to have popped up with one audio service and one packet data service on board.

April 10th
Snapshot of the French ensemble NANCY 8D6A updated.
The service Radio NOVA has been relabelled NOVA.
J A Z Z Radio has been relabelled JAZZ RADIO.

April 10th
Snapshot of the French ensemble METZ 8A updated.
Addition of LOR'FM since the previous observation.
The service Radio NOVA has been relabelled NOVA.
J A Z Z Radio has been relabelled JAZZ RADIO.

April 10th
Snapshot of the French local ensemble METZ 5A updated.
The service RADIO PITCHOUN appears to have been relabelled zz since the previous observation.

April 10th
Snapshot of the French local ensemble BESANCON 9A added.

April 8th
Snapshot of the French ensemble ORLEANS 10A updated.
Multiple label changes since the previous observation.

April 8th
On the UK ensemble Trial Portsmouth, the service V2 Radio has ceased. The service has recently popped up on the local ensemble South Hampshire. Snapshot updated.

April 8th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Clermont-Etendu added.

April 7th
Snapshot of the French ensemble S-ETIENNE LOCAL1 updated.
The service CROONER RADIO has ceased since the previous observation.
FG. has been relabelled FG. DJ Radio.
SWIGG has been relabelled ADO dab+.

April 7th
On the UK ensemble London 3, the service Polish Radio Ldn has switched from 96 to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

April 7th
On the UK ensemble Nottingham, the service Omedga Radio UK is reported to have switched to "original-flavour" DAB, running at 64 kbit/s.

April 7th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Saint-Etienne-Et updated.
The service RADIO SCOOP has been relabelled SCOOP Loire since the previous observation. ACTIVE RADIO has been relabelled ACTIVE DAB+. OUI FM has been relabelled OUI FM dab+. Melody has been relabelled MELODY.

April 7th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Trial Aldershot updated.
The service Angel Vintage has switched to "original-flavour" Mono at 64 kbit/s since the previous observation.

April 7th
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble South Hampshire.
V2 Radio is broadcasting at 80 kbit/s, using "original-flavour" Mono.

April 7th
Snapshot of the French ensemble ANNECY 7C updated.
The service RADIO SCOOP has been relabelled SCOOP Alpes since the previous observation.

April 6th
Snapshot added of the new Spanish ensemble ibizadab.es.
Four DAB+ services are currently being broadcast - all at Protection Level EEP 1-A.

April 6th
Snapshot of the French local ensemble Bourg-en-Bresse updated.
The service J A Z Z RADIO has been relabelled JAZZ RADIO since the previous observation. RADIO SCOOP has been relabelled SCOOP Bourg.

April 5th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Dijon-Etendu updated.
The service K6 région has been relabelled TRAN6STOR since the previous observation. Melody has been relabelled MELODY

April 5th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Dijon L1 updated.
The service CROONER RADIO has ceased since the previous observation.

April 5th
In Spain, a new ensemble has popped on Block 6B on Ibiza.
ibizadab.es currently has four DAB+ services on board.

April 5th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Le Havre Local 1 updated.
SWEET FM LEHAVRE has been relabelled SWEET FM 76 dab+ since the previous observation and has a new SId.

April 5th
Snapshot of the Italian ensemble CRDAB Liguria updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

April 5th
Snapshot of the Italian ensemble LIGURIA DAB updated.
Two additional services have popped up since the previous observation. Radio Babboleo and Babboleo LAB are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s each. The service RADIO ZAINET has ceased. 'RADIOBRUNO GOLD has a new SId.

April 4th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss local ensemble for Neuchâtel and Yverdon, DIG F03 - NY.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

April 4th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Lyon-Etendu updated.
Addition of BLEU ISERE since the previous observation.

April 4th
Snapshot updated of the German ensemble for Baden-Württemberg, OAS BW.
The service anna.FM has been relabelled ANTENNA BW since the previous observation. ENERGY Stuttgart has replaced Schlager Radio.

April 3rd
Snapshot of the French ensemble CHAMBERY LOCAL1 updated.
The services CAPSAO and Radio Pitchoun have ceased since the previous observation.

April 3rd
Snapshot of the French ensemble Brest-Etendu updated.
The SId of RADIO BONHEUR has changed since the previous observation.

April 2nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble Bremen K6A updated.
Addition of The Wolf Bremen since the previous observation.
Schlager Radio has ceased.
The service FEMOTION RADIO appeared to be running without an audio stream at the time of the most recent observation.

April 2nd
Snapshot added of the French regional ensemble for Franche-Comté, BESANCON 5D.

April 2nd
Snapshot of the UK ensemble MANCHESTER DAB updated.
Addition of Panacea Soul since the previous observation. Care Radio has ceased.

April 2nd
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Bolton & Bury updated.
The bitrate of Happy Radio UK has increased from 32 to 40 kbit/s since the previous observation.

April 1st
Two additional services have popped up on the UK ensemble Nottingham.
Omega Radio UK and Radio Newark are broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 and 32 kbit/s respectively. The existing services BOOM LIGHT and BOOM ROCK have been relabelled Boom Light and Boom Rock since the previous observation.
Snapshot updated.

April 1st
On the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1, the service 24syv has ceased.
Snapshot updated.

April 1st
On Trial London, the service Tomorrowland OWR has been replaced by
Nation 80s. Snapshot updated.

March 30th
South Hampshire snapshot corrected.

March 29th
In Switzerland, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C.
Grellingen Netzlingen Eggflue (BL) improves coverage of the ensemble SRG SSR D01 in an area that includes Laufental, Dornach, Arlesheim, Grellingen and Münchenstein.

March 29th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Salisbury updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

March 29th
On the UK local ensemble South Hampshire, the service Wave 105 has been relabelled Grt Hits S Coast. However, there is already a service labelled Grt Hits S Coast. As a result, there are now two identically-labelled services on this ensemble, one running in Joint Stereo at 128 kbit/s and the other in Mono at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 26th
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN1 updated.
The services JOE 60s & 70s and Q-Maximum Hits have been relabelled JOE Gold and Q-Allstars respectively since the previous observation.

March 25th
Snapshot of the Belgian local ensemble DAB Bruxelles updated.
Addition of RADIO PANIK since the previous observation.

March 25th
Snapshot of the Belgian regional ensemble NAM-LUX 2 updated.
The service Must FM has been relabelled INSIDE RADIO since the previous observation.

March 24th
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 5B Z-H/Zeeland updated.
KINK has replaced DECIBEL since the previous observation.

March 24th
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 6A OVL updated.
The service RADIONL2 Zwolle has been relabelled RADIONL Zwolle since the previous observation. This service and RADIONL Twente on the same ensemble have identical Short Labels, which may make distinguishing between them while tuning rather awkward.

March 24th
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble Brabant N.O. updated.
Addition of Radio Mexico and removal of Beschikbaar since the previous observation. The service Radio Suc6 FM has been relabelled Radio Suc6.

March 24th
Snapshot of the Serbian national ensemble JP ETV updated.
Multiple changes to SIds and some minor labelling changes since the previous observation.

March 24th
In Slovenia, the regulator has advertised two national layers of coverage, designated R4 and R5. The notional frequencies for the two networks are Blocks 5A and 5B respectively but these are subject to international co-ordination. The advertisement leaves open the possibility of alternative frequencies being allocated, and the list of transmission sites that accompanies the advertisement foresees the use of Blocks 6C and 5A for R4 and 6D and 5B for R5.
The closing date for applications is April 19th 2024 at 10:00 CET.

March 23rd
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 8B N-H / Flevo updated.
Addition of 4EVER49 Radio and KINK since the previous observation. Removal of DECIBEL.

March 23rd
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 7C Brab / Limb updated.
4EVER49 Radio has replaced DECIBEL since the previous observation.

March 23rd
Snapshot of the Netherlands national ensemble MTVNL updated.
The service GLXY home of rap has been relabelled GLXY.RADIO since the previous observation.

March 23rd
Snapshot of the UK ensemble MANCHESTER DAB updated.
The SId of XS Manchester has changed since the previous observation.

March 22nd
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Manchester updated.
The services Absolute 80s, Absolute 90s and Absolute Rock have switched to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF since the previous observation. Absolute Rock has switched from Protection Level 4 to 3.

March 21st
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Humberside updated.
The service Grt Hits E Yorks has returned to Mono at 80 kbit/s in "original-flavour" DAB from 128 kbit/s Joint Stereo since the previous observation, the same state it was in a couple of months ago.

March 20th
The UK regulator has revoked the "small-scale" licence for Yorkshire Coast that had been awarded to East Coast Digital Radio CIC. The operator had informed the regulator that it no longer intends to launch the service, saying it believes the project is no longer financially viable, with the size of the licensed area requiring multiple transmission sites and what it perceives to be a change in the likely level of demand. Ofcom may consider re-advertising the area should it receive expressions of interest, but notes that ECDR was the sole applicant. Comments regarding the size of the area to be re-advertised as well as on the timing.

March 20th
The UK regulator has revoked the "small-scale" licence for Llandudno & Betwys-y-Coed that had been awarded to Sound Bay Community Digital CIC. Sound Bay had informed the regulator that it no longer intends to launch the service, citing significantly increased transmission and utilities costs since the licence was awarded. Ofcom may consider re-advertising the area should it receive expressions of interest, but notes that Sound Bay was the sole applicant. Comments regarding the size of the area to be re-advertised as well as on the timing.

March 19th
Snapshot of the Belgian local ensemble HAINAUT MCL updated.
The SIds of MIXX FM and RMS have changed since the previous observation.
The service Horizon Belgique has ceased.

March 19th
On the UK ensemble In2DAB Bedford, the service Bedford Radio has switched to Joint Stereo LSF, still running at 80 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

March 19th
Snapshot added of the Belgian local ensemble Hainaut Nord.

March 19th
Snapshot added of the Belgian local ensemble Hainaut Ouest.

March 18th
Snapshot added of the French local ensemble REIMS 9B.

March 17th
Snapshot updated of the French local ensemble LILLE 7D.
The service FIP has been replaced by service EUROPE 2 LILLE, with the former now being available in the area on the national ensemble Métropolitain 2. Some minor relabelling of other services.

March 17th
Snapshot updated of the French local ensemble for Calais, DAB COTE D'OPALE.
The services Capsao, HELLO LE NORD and PITCHOUN have been replaced by services with different SIds and labelled ., .. and ... since the previous observation.

March 17th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Rouen Local 2 updated.
The service HELLO NORMANDIE has ceased since the previous observation. Other labelling changes.

March 17th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Rouen-Etendu updated.
BLEU NORMANDIE H replaced CLAZZ since the previous observation.

March 17th
Snapshot of the French ensemble PARIS 9B updated.
Addition of IDFM RADIO and RCJ culturejuive since the previous observation. AMI La Radio has been relabelled TECH RADIO.

March 17th
Snapshot of the French ensemble CAEN 5B updated.
The service Radio NOVA has been relabelled NOVA since the previous observation.

March 17th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Dudley-Sbridge.
DarbarSahibRadio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

March 17th
The new UK "small-scale" ensemble for Swindon and Marlborough has popped up on Block 8B. Swindon & M'boro has one audio service and one packet data service on board currently.

March 14th
Two additional services have popped up on the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1.
Skala.fm Danmark and VLR Danmark are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.
The service Classic.fm has been replaced by Classic Danmark (different SId).
Snapshot updated.

March 14th
In Austria, ORS comm has been authorised to operate a layer of regional ensembles, designated as the second. Some of the ensembles cover more than one Land but will operate as MFNs, meaning that a further regionalisation would still technically be possible. The launch date of the new ensembles has been announced as June 21st 2024.

March 14th
In Austria, ORS comm has been authorised to operate a national ensemble, designated as the third layer and planned to operate as an MFN, meaning that a future regionalisation would still technically be possible. The launch date of the new ensemble has been announced as June 21st 2024.

March 13th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble In2DAB Bedford.
Harpur Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

March 13th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble North Birmingham.
All Hits+Giggles is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

March 13th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble South Birmingham.
DarbarSahibRadio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

March 13th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Birmingham updated.
Planet Rock has switched back to 80 kbit/s, "original-flavour" Mono after dropping to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF a few weeks ago.

March 13th
Snapshot of the Greek national ensemble ERT DAB updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation, including additional services.

March 12th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Leicester SSDAB.
DarbarSahibRadio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
The existing service LCR1 has dropped to 64 kbit/s.
LCR2 has been relabelled Service Ended.

March 12th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Coventry SSDAB.
DarbarSahibRadio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

March 11th
Snapshot of the local UK ensemble Oxfordshire updated.
Addition of Absolute 90s since the previous observation.

March 11th
The latest UK "small-scale" ensemble has popped up on Block 9B.
Ludlow currently has one audio service, Sunshine Radio, and one packet data service, Logos+Schedules, on board.
Snapshot added.

March 11th
Snapshot of the local UK ensemble Stoke & Stafford updated.
The service Grt Hits Staffs has been relabelled Grt Hits S+C since the previous observation.

March 10th
Snapshots updated of the Malta ensembles DIGI B NETWORK and DIGI B 3.
Multiple changes on both.

March 10th
Snapshot added of a new ensemble operating in Malta on Block 9C.
BLACKBOX currently has six test services on board.

March 10th
On the UK ensemble South Birmingham, the service Tomorrowland OWR has ceased. Snapshot updated.

March 10th
On the UK ensembles Bristol - East and Bristol - West, the service Tomorrowland OWR has ceased.

March 10th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Angers Local 1 updated.
Removal of CROONER RADIO since the previous observation.

March 10th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Stoke-Newcastle updated.
Addition of Moorlands Radio since the previous observation. The existing service xRhythms has switched to Protection Level EEP 1-A.

March 10th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Wrexham updated.
Addition of Wx Premier Radio since the previous observation. Reduction of the bitrates of Nation 60s, Nation 70s and Nation 90s.

March 8th
The French regulator has authorised test transmissions to begin on La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. A previous test was authorised in 2021.

March 8th(pm)
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Coventry SSDAB.
Blue Dot Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

March 8th (am)
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Coventry SSDAB updated.
Vanny Radio and Radio Plus have switched to 80 and 64 kbit/s respectively since the previous observation.

March 8th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Shefcast Digital updated.
The service Fever Radio has ceased since the previous observation.

March 5th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble North Birmingham updated.
An additional service has popped up since the previous observation.
DarbarSahibRadio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.
The services Like ONE and Tomorrowland OWR have ceased.

March 3rd
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Lincolnshire.
This IsThe Coast is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

March 2nd
On the UK ensemble Leicester SSDAB, the service Leicester SSDAB has been relabelled Soar Sound and has switched from 256 kbit/s to 160 kbit/s. The service Panj Pani Radio has ceased.

March 2nd
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Torbay.
DevonAir Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

March 2nd
On the UK ensemble Exeter, the service EDR.fm has been relabelled DevonAir Radio and has switched from 32 kbit/s to 48 kbit/s.

March 2nd
On the UK local ensemble Birmingham, the service Grt Hits Bham has switched from 80 kbit/s Mono to 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo.
Three services have switched to lower bitrates.
Snapshot updated.

March 2nd
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Kings Lynn.
BBC Radio Norfolk is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

February 27th
On the Danish local ensemble NivaaDAB, Forsoegskanal and Rockkanalen have sprouted Secondary Components.
Forsoegsk Jnl and Rockkanalen Jnl point to the same packet data stream as the service Test Journaline. Snapshot updated.

February 27th
Two additional services have popped up on the UK ensemble Trial Portsmouth.
Angel Vintage +1 is broadcasting in Mono LSF "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s. Voice FM Music is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s. The former is a delayed version of Angel Vintage. Snapshot updated.

February 27th
Two additional services have popped up on the UK ensemble In2DAB Bedford.
Blackcat and DIVERSE are broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s each. Snapshot updated.

February 26th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Trial Aldershot updated.
Addition of Angel Vintage since the previous observation, broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

February 26th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Winchester updated.
Addition of LASER558 since the previous observation and a packet data service WinDAB Logos. Both newcomers are running at 32 kbit/s.

February 26th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Toulouse Local 1 updated.
The SId of RTS has changed since the previous observation.
RADIO OCCITANA has been relabelled RADIO OCCITANIA.

February 25th
Snapshot of the German local ensemble Kiel K5A updated.
An additional service has popped up since the previous observation.
Freies Radio NMS is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

February 25th
Snapshot of the Danish local ensemble NivaaDAB updated.
A Journaline service has popped up since the previous observation.
Test Journaline is running at 8 kbit/s.

February 24th
In Spain, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 11A in Palma de Mallorca. The frequency used is an official assignment, designated CL08IB. Four audio services are currently on board.

February 24th
A Eurovision Song Contest-related service has popped up on (at least) two ensembles in Denmark. On MUX3-SYDSJ-BORN, Grand Prix Kanal is an additional service, with other services running at lower bitrates to release the necessary capacity. On MUX3-OSTSJ, the newcomer is effectively a relabelling of Alle Tiders Regn.

February 19th
Snapshot of the new UK ensemble Aberdeen DAB updated.
Addition of shmuFM since the previous observation, broadcasting in DAB+ at 88 kbit/s.

February 17th
On the Italian ensemble CRDAB LOMBARDIA, the services # Anni 60 # and
# GAMMA RADIO # have switched to the higher bitrate of 64 kbit/s apiece.
Snapshot updated.

February 17th
An additional service has popped up on the Italian MEDIADAB ensemble for Lombardia.
VIRGO is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

February 17th
An additional service is reported to have popped up on the UK ensemble Wrexham.
Wx Premier Radio is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

February 17th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble North Cumbria updated.
Addition of Absolute 70s since the previous observation, broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

February 17th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble TynemthSShields updated.
Removal of Memory Lane since the previous observation.
[Wohnort also notes that they obviously leave their Christmas decorations up well after Christmas - and still play Christmas music.]

February 17th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble NcastleGateshead.
Halo Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.
The service Panacea Soul has ceased.
Snapshot updated.

February 16th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Humberside updated.
The service Grt Hits E Yorks has switched to 112 kbit/s since the previous observation and is now broadcasting in Joint Stereo. The services Absolute 80s, Absolute 90s and Absolute Rock have dropped to 64 kbit/s and are now broadcasting in Mono LSF.

February 15th
StirlingFalkirk snapshot corrected.

February 15th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Glasgow SS updated.
An additional service has popped up since the previous observation.
Beat106Scotland is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

February 13th
On the centenary of radio broadcasting in Spain, the national public-service broadcaster RNE has begun using DAB+.
In Madrid, the ensemble MF1 has been relabelled MF1 MAD and now carries DAB+ versions of the services Radio 1 and Radio 5. The "original-flavour" DAB versions of those services remain, but running at reduced bitrates to accomodate the newcomers.
In Barcelona, an ensemble MF1 CAT carries DAB+ versions of Radio 1 and 5. The SIds of this ensemble's "original-flavour" versions of those services have changed. They also are now running at reduced bitrates.
A packet data service STATION LOGOS has popped up on each ensemble.
In two other cities (at least), a third version of MF1 has popped up. MF1 Test, on Block 9A in Seville and 9C in Murcia carries just three services currently - Radio 3 DAB+, Radio 5 DAB+ and RNE DAB+ - along with the packet data service STATION LOGOS. The ensembles MF2 and FU-E are currently unchanged.

February 13th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble South Durham updated.
The SId of The Red has changed since the previous observation.
PBHR has dropped to Protection Level EEP 3-A.
Alpha Radio has ceased.

February 13th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble North Yorkshire corrected.

February 12th
Snapshot of the French ensemble LIMOGES LOCAL updated.
CHERIEFM LIMOGES and NRJ LIMOGES had been added since the previous observation.
[November data]

February 12th
Snapshot added of the French regional ensemble LIMOGES 5C.
[November data]

February 12th
An additional service has popped up on the Serbian national ensemble JP ETV.
Radio S4 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

February 12th
Two additional services have popped up on the ensemble Channel Islands.
Classic FM and LBC are reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 and 32 kbit/s respectively.
[Wohnort: The pedant that is Wohnort has moved the Channel Islands out of the general UK Local listings and into a separate section on the same page. The Channel Islands are not part of the UK but are Crown Dependencies.]

February 12th
On the UK ensemble Exeter, the service Riviera FM is reported to have ceased.

February 12th
In Spain, the national public-service broadcaster RNE is to begin using DAB+ and effectively relaunch Digital Audio Broadcasting in Spain. The move, announced on the broadcaster's X (formerly Twitter) feed, will be the subject of an online presentation at 12:00 CET February 13th 2024 on RTVEplay. RNE is currently confined to three, notionally national, ensembles but currently confined to Madrid and Barcelona and using "original-flavour" DAB. A number of independent operators are already broadcasting in DAB+ in various towns and cities around the country.

February 11th
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble North Yorkshire.
HITS RADIO PRIDE is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
The existing service HITS RADIO N YKS has switched to the higher bitrate of 112 kbit/s and is now running in Joint Stereo.
Scala Radio has ceased.
Snapshot updated.

February 10th
Snapshot added of the UK "small-scale" ensemble Winchester, now broadcasting again following an ownership hiatus.
Seven services are currently on board.

February 10th
The new UK "small-scale" ensemble for Bedford has popped up.
In2DAB Bedford currently has three audio services on board.
Two of the services use "original-flavour" DAB. The third uses DAB+.
Snapshot added.

February 9th
The UK regulator has announced that Round Six of the "small-scale" licence areas will be advertised in April 2024. Included in the advertisement will be four areas previously awarded but subsequently revoked: Swansea, Warminster, Devizes & Trowbridge, Wetherby (this time without Harrogate) and Wigan. The other coverage areas may also differ from those previously advertised.

February 9th
The BBC has announced that it plans to launch extensions to its existing services BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. The new extensions will use DAB+, and will use the BBC's existing capacity, likely meaning the appearance of DAB+ on BBC National DAB. It also plans to extend the broadcasting hours of BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra. The BBC will conduct a Public Interest Test, likely lasting until the end of 2024, with the UK regulator Ofcom saying it will conduct its own competition assessment, once the BBC's own process is complete. Ofcom has up to six months to complete that review, meaning any launch is not likely before mid-2025. Ofcom recently approved a proposal to extend the hours of BBC Radio Cymru 2 and to make it a UK public service in its own right.

February 6th
Snapshots of the Serbian national ensemble JP ETV updated.
Three additional services have popped up since the previous observations.

February 5th
On the Italian MEDIADAB ensemble for Lombardia, the service Radio MillenniuM2 has ceased.
Snapshot updated.

February 5th
An additional service has popped up on the UK local ensemble Aberdeen.
Original106GOLD is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 112 kbit/s.
The existing service original 106 has switched to the higher bitrate of 112 kbit/s and is now running in Joint Stereo.
Snapshot updated.

February 5th
The UK regulator has revoked the licence awarded to the operator of the small-scale ensemble for Swansea. Swansea DAB Ltd had requested that the award be withdrawn, primarily on the basis that it now considered the transmission site it originally proposed was no longer feasible and would not be able to produce an alternative technical plan within the legislative deadline. The operator expressed an interest in re-applying for the licence should it be re-advertised. Ofcom has stated that it intends to re-advertise the area in Round Six.

February 5th
The latest UK "small-scale" ensemble has popped up on Block 9C. Newry is reported by digitalbitrate's scanner in Ireland to have a single TEST service on board. Some of the ensemble's planned transmitters may not yet be in service at the present time.

February 4th
On the UK regional ensemble Central Scotland, the service Kingdom FM has switched to the higher bitrate of 112 kbit/s and is now running in Joint Stereo.
Snapshot updated.

February 4th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Edinburgh 2.
Fun Kids is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
The service Sunoh Edinburgh has ceased.
Snapshot updated.

February 4th
On the UK ensemble StirlingFalkirk, the service Central FM (new) has been relabelled 103.1 Central FM.
Snapshot updated.

February 4th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Bolton & Bury.
Happy Radio UK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

February 4th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Coventry SSDAB updated.
Sanity Radio relabelled All Hits+Giggles since the previous observation.

February 4th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble North Birmingham updated.
The service Sanskar Sound has ceased since the previous observation.

February 3rd
Snapshot of the UK ensemble London 3 updated.
Removal of X-BOOM
Previous snapshots corrected.

February 1st
A packet data service has popped up on the UK ensemble Trial Portsmouth.
Solent Wireless is running at 64 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

February 1st
Snapshot of the UK ensemble East Lancs DAB updated. An additional service has popped up since the previous observation. Radio Sangam is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

February 1st
On the UK ensemble Coventry SSDAB, the service Sanity Radio is reported to have been relabelled All Hits+Giggles.

February 1st
On the UK ensemble Trial Portsmouth, the service B Radio has ceased. The services 80s Rhythm and Passion Radio have switched to 40 and 32 kbit/s respectively. Both services continue to run at Protection Level EEP 2-A.
Snapshot updated.

February 1st
On the Swiss ensemble DIG I02, the service 2 THAALAM THAMIL has ceased. The service had reportedly already been silent for some time.
Snapshot updated.

February 1st
In Germany, a new transmitter is reported to have been brought into service on Block 6A. Gießen extends and improves coverage of the ensemble HESSEN NORD.

February 1st
In France, the regulator has authorised an additional transmission site for the local ensemble NICE 6. Vallauris will improve coverage of Cannes with an ERP of 3.9 kW.

February 1st
In France, the regulator has authorised an additional transmission site for the ensemble MARSEILLE 8A. La Caume, near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, will improve coverage of Arles with an ERP of 4 kW.

January 31st
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Mid & West Wales updated.
The service Nation Hits has ceased since the previous observation.
Nation Radio 80s has been relabelled Nation 80s.

January 30th
In France, the regulator has revoked the authorisation issued to Skyrock to broadcast on the regional ensemble ALSACE+.
The broadcaster had informed the regulator that it did not intend to make use of the capacity that had been allocated to it.
The unused capacity will probably be re-advertised at a future date.

January 30th
In France, the regulator has revoked the authorisation issued to DKL Dreyeckland to broadcast on the local ensemble HAGUENAU Local.
The broadcaster had informed the regulator that it did not intend to make use of the capacity that had been allocated to it.
The unused capacity will probably be re-advertised at a future date.

January 30th
The UK regulator has revoked the licence awarded to the operator of the small-scale ensemble for Warminster, Devizes & Trowbridge. West Wiltshire Digital Radio CIC had requested that the award be withdrawn, primarily on the basis that one proposed transmission site would require further civil engineering work and planning consent and that this work would not be completed within the 18-month statutory window. The operator expressed a wish that the area be re-advertised. Ofcom has stated that it intends to re-advertise the area in Round Six.

January 30th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble FoyleDAB updated.
The service JuiceRadio.net has ceased since the previous observation.

January 30th
Snapshot of the new UK "small-scale" ensemble Belfast added.
Ten audio services are currently being broadcast.

January 30th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Ayr updated.
The service UWS Radio has ceased since the previous observation.

January 29th
Snapshot of the UK regional ensemble Central Scotland updated.
103.1 Central FM has ceased since the previous observation.
That service is now broadcast on the new "small-scale" ensemble StirlingFalkirk.

January 28th
In Italy, a new ensemble is reported to have popped up on Block 8C. Radio Digitale Veneto is reported to have twenty audio services on board currently: Easy Rock, Radio 60/70/80, Radio Bruno, Radio Bruno Nord, Radio Gamma Regione Romagna, Radio Mantova, Radio Oreb, Radio Padova, Radio Pico, Radio San Bonifacio, Radio Ancheviva, Radio Stella News, Radio Studio Delta, Radio Universal, Radio Viva, Radio Wow 1, Radio Wow 3, Stereo Radio, Super Network and Vibra FM.

January 28th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Mbro and Redcar updated.
The SIds of The Red and Zetland FM have changed since the previous observation.

January 28th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Leeds DAB updated.
Addition of Radio Sangam since the previous observation.
Removal of Juice Radio.

January 28th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh updated.
An additional service has popped up since the previous observation.
FK Soundtracks is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
Tomorrowland OWR has ceased.

January 26th
Snapshot added of the Spanish ensemble DIGI-CAN GC serving Gran Canaria.
The SId of EUROPA on this ensemble is the same as that of DJ INTERNATIONAL on CANARDAB-GC in the same reception area, resulting in abnormal receiver behaviour when tuning to these services.

January 26th
Snapshot added of the Spanish ensemble CANARDAB-GC serving Gran Canaria. The EId of this ensemble is not unique, being used by other CANARDAB ensembles in Canarias.
The SId of DJ INTERNATIONAL on this ensemble is the same as that of EUROPA on DIGI-CAN GC in the same reception area, resulting in abnormal receiver behaviour when tuning to these services.

January 26th
The new "small-scale" ensemble for Nottingham has popped up on Block 7D.
Nottingham has four audio services on board currently.
Snapshot added.

January 26th
The new "small-scale" ensemble for Belfast is reported to have popped up with either nine or ten services, depending on the report.

January 26th
Snapshot added of the Spanish ensemble DIGI-CAN TF serving Tenerife.
The SId of EUROPA on this ensemble is the same as that of DJ INTERNATIONAL on CANARDAB-TF in the same reception area, resulting in abnormal receiver behaviour when tuning to these services.

January 26th
Snapshot added of the Spanish ensemble CANARDAB-TF serving Tenerife. The EId of this ensemble is not unique, being used by other CANARDAB ensembles in Canarias.
The SId of DJ INTERNATIONAL on this ensemble is the same as that of EUROPA on DIGI-CAN TF in the same reception area, resulting in abnormal receiver behaviour when tuning to these services.

January 26th
Snapshot of the French local ensemble Poitiers updated.
AMI la radio has been relabelled TECH RADIO since the previous observation. SWEETFM POITIERS has been replaced by SWEET FM 86 dab+ (different SId). CAPSAO and CROONER RADIO have ceased.

January 26th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Le-Mans-Etendu added.

January 26th
Snapshot of the French ensemble PARIS 6D updated.
The SId of RADIO BONHEUR has changed since the previous observation.

January 26th
Snapshot of the French ensemble PARIS 6A updated.
Addition of LIVENATION RADIO since the previous observation.
Removal of HELLO PARIS.
LATINA has been relabelled LATINA dab+.

January 25th
In France, the regulator has revoked the authorisation issued to Radio Condé Macou to broadcast on the local ensemble Valenciennes.
The broadcaster had informed the regulator that it did not intend to make use of the capacity that had been allocated to it.
The unused capacity will probably be readvertised at a future date.

January 25th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble South Birmingham updated.
Addition of Radio Apni Awaz and Voice Of Islam since the previous observation. Removal of Angel Vintage, Nation Radio and Sanskar Sound .

January 25th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Trial Brighton updated.
The service 10-fi.com has switched to the higher bitrate of 64 kbit/s since the previous observation. The service Cosoro Radio has ceased.

January 25th
In Germany, the media regulator in Baden-Württemberg has advertised capacity on the Block 11B ensemble OAS BW. 54 CU are on offer, corresponding to a service running at 72 kbit/s at EEP 3-A. Closing date for applications is January 26th 2024.
The advertised capacity will become available from April 1st 2024.

January 25th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Stockport updated.
Addition of BritAsia Radio since the previous observation.

January 25th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Stoke-Newcastle updated.
The services Blue Sky Radio and Radio Caroline have switched to Protection Level EEP 1-A since the previous observation.

January 24th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble East Manchester updated.
Addition of Heritage Radio since the previous observation.

January 24th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Dudley-Sbridge updated.
Removal of Gulshan Radio since the previous observation.

January 24th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Wolverhampton updated.
Addition of AMBUR RADIO and BritAsia Radio since the previous observation. The existing service Gorgeous Radio has switched to Protection Level EEP 1-A.

January 24th
Snapshot of the UK "small-scale" ensemble Plymouth added.
The Ensemble Label of the newcomer is identical to that of the existing local ensemble on Block 12D. At the time of the observation, the transmitter at Marine Academy appeared to be broadcasting the TII Main:01 Sub:05.

January 24th
Snapshot of the UK "small-scale" ensemble Torbay added.
At the time of the observation, one of the transmitters in the SFN, likely to be Torquay from the reception location, appeared to be broadcasting the TII Main:01 Sub:05.

January 24th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Exeter updated.
East Devon Radio has been relabelled EDR.fm since the previous observation. Removal of DevonAiR Gold.

January 20th
Snapshot added of the new UK "small-scale" ensemble for Aberdeen North.
Aberdeen DAB currently has one Test service on board, running at 72 kbit/s in DAB+.

January 20th
Snapshot of the German local ensemble MDR SACHSEN updated.
Several bitrate changes since the previous observation.

January 20th
Snapshot of the German local ensemble NI BRAUNSCW K11B updated.
The service FEMOTION has been relabelled FEMOTION RADIO since the previous observation and has dropped to 72 kbit/s.

January 19th
Snapshot added of the Spanish ensemble DAB+ CDS, serving the Costa del Sol.
Fifteen audio services are currently being carried, one at EEP 1-A and the others at EEP 3-A.
This ensemble is operating as an MFN on at least four frequencies, with Blocks 7B, 8A, 9A and 10A being observed. Only some of the frequencies transmitted TII.
The Extended Country Code (E3) observed on this ensemble was not the correct value (E2) for a Spanish ensemble. The combination of ECC E3 and Country ID 2 is intended for an Irish ensemble.

January 18th
Snapshot of the Italian SPACEDAB ensemble for Lombardia updated.
Two additional services have popped up since the previous observation.
BRUNO BRESCIA and Radio Zainet are each broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.
The existing service R-NORBA has dropped to 48 kbit/s.
FunkyCornerRadio has ceased.

January 18th
Gibraltar 2 snapshot updated.
Radio Gib Talk has been relabelled RadioGib Plus AM since the previous observation.

January 18th
Gibraltar 1 snapshot updated.
Radio Gib Plus has been relabelled RadioGib Plus FM since the previous observation.

January 17th
The new "small-scale" ensemble for Aberdeen North is reported to have popped up on Block 9C. Aberdeen DAB is reported to have one Test DAB+ service on board currently, running at 72 kbit/s.

January 16th
Snapshot added of an ensemble broadcasting on Block 8A in Tenerife. OpenDigitalRadio has sixteen services on board. The Service Labels of most of them will look very familiar to UK readers. With the exception of one service, none of the Long Service Labels contains more than eight characters. The combination of Country ID and Extended Country Code used by this ensemble would normally signify a French ensemble. The Country IDs used for the services on this ensemble would normally signify French services and one Swiss service. The DLS of most of the services appeared to be live and immediately relevant. The coverage of this ensemble appears to reach only certain parts of Santa Cruz. At the time of the observation, two services appeared to be running without audio streams.

January 16th
Snapshot of the Italian regional ensemble R DIG LOMBARDIA updated.
Addition of 'REPORTER since the previous observation.
The service LOMBARDIA has been relabelled RADIO LOMBARDIA.

January 16th
Snapshot of the German national ensemble Antenne DE updated.
The service dpd DRIVERSRADIO has been relabelled DRIVERS RADIO since the previous observation.
Some rearrangement of CUs.

January 15th
Snapshot of the German local ensemble Kiel K5A updated.
The service WellenrauschRWR has been relabelled -WellenrauschRWR since the previous observation.

January 15th
Snapshot of the Italian regional ensemble LOMBARDIA DAB updated.
The services 'RADIOBRUNO GOLD and 'RADIOBRUNO ITA have new SIds since the previous observation.
The service 2.0 Bergamo has been relabelled FUTURA.FM.

January 15th
Snapshot of the Swedish BAUER MEDIA MLM ensemble for Malmö updated.
Rearrangement of CUs since the previous observation.

January 15th
Snapshot of the Swedish VIAPLAY RADIO ensemble for Malmö updated.
The service labelled JULKANALEN for Christmas has been relabelled LUGNA FAVORITER.

January 15th
Snapshot of the Danish small-scale ensemble NivaaDAB updated.
The ensemble's Christmas configuration has ended.

January 14th
On the small-scale ensembles for Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay, the service Radio Exemas is reported to have been replaced by FLASHBACK.

January 12th
Snapshot added of an ensemble in the Canary Islands, serving Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
CANARDAB-LZ-FU has twelve audio services on board - one running at Protection Level EEP 1-A, the others running at EEP 3-A. [Wohnort failed to capture this ensemble in Arrecife. This snapshot was taken in Playa Blanca.]

January 12th
Snapshot of the Italian regional ensemble CRDAB LOMBARDIA updated.
The service OttO fm has ceased since the previous observation.

January 12th
Snapshot of the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1 updated.
Classic Rock has replaced Classic X-mas since the previous observation.

January 12th
The UK regulator has launched a consultation on a proposal from the operator of the Bradford "small-scale" ensemble to use a new transmission site at Northcote, to replace an existing site at Eccleshill, where the building is to be redeveloped. Ofcom has invited comments on the proposal and says it is minded to approve the request. The consultation closes on February 8th 2024.

January 12th
On the UK ensemble LIVERPOOL 2, Nation 70s has replaced Nation Xmas. Snapshot updated.

January 12th
The UK regulator has extended the licences of the trial "small-scale" licences for London, Portsmouth, Brighton and Aldershot until December 31st 2025. The existing licences expired at the end of 2023. Ofcom is currently assessing applications for new multiplexes in the south east of England.

January 10th
Snapshot of the national ensemble #EuroDab Italia updated.
#RTL 102.5 r&j has been relabelled #RTL 102.5 music since the previous observation.

January 9th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble South East Wales updated.
Nation 80s replaced Easy Radio since the previous observation.

January 9th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Cornwall updated.
The service Rewind switched to the higher bitrate 80 kbit/s since the previous observation.

January 9th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Swansea SW Wales updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

January 9th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Plymouth updated.
Planet Rock replaced Absolute Country since the previous observation.
Removal of Radio EXE Plym.

January 8th
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble D1 National.
Smooth Relax is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
The existing service Heart 00s has switched to the higher bitrate 40 kbit/s.
Snapshot updated.

January 7th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble Blackpool updated.
Addition of Panacea Soul since the previous observation.

January 7th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble North West Wales updated.
Addition of Nation 80s since the previous observation.

January 6th
Two additional services have popped up on the UK ensemble Torbay.
PALM TORBAY and PHONIC are broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s.

January 6th
On the UK ensemble Exeter, the service DevonAiR Gold has ceased.

January 6th
On the UK ensemble Cardiff, the service Bro Radio Xmas has ceased.

January 4th
An additional service has popped up on the ensembles OIV Croatia DAB+.
CMC Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

January 4th
In Bosnia-Herzegovina, a layer of coverage composed of nine regions has been advertised. Some of the frequency allocations are temporary until an Adriatic-Ionian Group Agreement comes into force. The costs of any subsequent channel changes are to be borne by the successful applicant. The closing date is February 12th 2024.

January 4th
Snapshot of the Swiss ensemble SMC_I03 updated.
#RMB-TICINO has migrated from DIG I02 since the previous observation.

January 4th
Snapshot of the Swiss ensemble DIG I02 updated.
The service FineJazz Gumbo has ceased since the previous observation.
#RMB-TICINO has migrated to SMC_I03.
* RTO * has switched to 48 kbit/s at Protection Level EEP 4-A.

January 2nd
Two additional services have popped up on the UK ensemble StirlingFalkirk.
Edge 1 and Edge 2 are broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s at Protection Level EEP 3-A. The existing services Central FM (new), ForthValley Rad and Radio Royal have switched to Protection Level EEP 2-A. Snapshot updated.

January 2nd
On the UK ensemble D1 National, the service Classic FM has switched to DAB+ and is now broadcasting at 64 kbit/s. Three existing DAB+ services have increased their bitrates from 32 to 40 kbit/s - Capital UK, Gold UK and Heart UK. Snapshot updated.

January 2nd
On the UK local ensemble South East Wales, the service Nation 80s has popped up and has ceased on the ensemble Cardiff. The service Easy Radio has moved in the opposite direction, from South East Wales to Cardiff.

January 2nd
On the UK ensemble London 2, the services Nation 80s and Nation Xmas have ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 2nd
The UK regulator has launched a consultation on a proposal from the licence-holder of the Winchester "small-scale" ensemble to use a new transmission site at Flagstaff Stables. The previous operator went into Voluntary Liquidation and the licence and broadcast assets were transferred to Winchester DAB Ltd. The new operator was unable to negotiate the continued use of Crabwood Farm and transmissions ceased in November 2023. Ofcom has invited comments on the proposal and says it is minded to approve the request. The consultation closes on January 30th 2024.

January 2nd, 2024
On the UK ensemble Trial Portsmouth, the service Christmas Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.




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