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November 26th, 2022

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Latest Updates and News

November 26th
Snapshot updated of the OIV Croatia DAB+ ensemble broadcast in areas of the country other than Northern Croatia. Three audio services are currently being broadcast. This snapshot was taken from Block 8C.

November 26th
Snapshot updated of the Czech CRo DAB+ ensemble for Moravia.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

November 25th
In Estonia, the transmission operator Levira has announced that it will conduct test transmissions using DAB+ from three sites beginning in late November. Up to twelve audio services are expected to be broadcast from three transmitters - Tallinn and Pehka on Block 10A and Koerus on Block 7A. Estonia last conducted transmissions using "original-flavour" DAB in 2005. Wohnort's last snapshot was taken in 2003.

November 25th
In Italy, FM World reports that a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 8B. Veneto Dab is reported to have twenty one services on board.

November 25th
In Switzerland, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 12C. Andermatt Nätschen extends and improves coverage of SRG SSR D01 in an area that includes Realp, Hospental, Andermatt and Urseren. Altdorf (SH) serves Altdorf, Hofen, Bibern and Opfertshofen.

November 25th
Two additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Winchester.
Hot Gold Winch and Hot Winchester are broadcasting in DAB+ at 24 kbit/s each. Snapshot updated.

November 25th
Snapshot updated of the Block 10C instance of the Towercom ensemble in Slovakia.
Multiple changes since the previous observation. Eleven audio services are currently being broadcast.

November 25th
In France, the regulator has authorised the Compagnie des multiplex DAB to broadcast the forthcoming regional ensemble for Maine-et-Loire, knwon officially as "Angers étendu", from three sites at Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou (5 kW), Cholet (5 kW) and Distré (5 kW) respectively. The ensemble will operate on Block 6B.

November 24th
Snapshot updated of the OIV Croatia DAB+ ensemble in the northern part of the country.
Multiple changes since the previous observation. Five audio services are currently being broadcast.

November 23rd
An additional service has popped up on the UK ensemble Winchester.
Skyline Gold is broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 24 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

November 23rd
Snapshot added of the Slovenian ensemble covering the eastern half of the country, SLO DAB+ R2 E. Eight services were being carried at the time of the observation.

November 23rd
Snapshot of the Czech ensemble TELEKO DAB1 updated.
Addition of Radio UKRAJINA since the previous observation. The bitrates of the existing services have been reduced to accomodate the newcomer.


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Update History

November 22nd
On the UK ensemble Winchester, the service Sound Radio has ceased. The existing service OUTREACH DANCE has returned to Protection Level EEP 3-A. Snapshot updated.

November 22nd
On the Italian ensemble LOMBARDIA DAB, six services have changed Protection Levels and increased their bitrates since the previous observation. Snapshot updated.

November 22nd
An additional service has popped up on the Italian ensemble R DIG LOMBARDIA.
'RADIOBRUNO ROCK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s.
Some other services on the ensemble have changed their Protection Levels. Snapshot updated

November 22nd
A new service has popped up on the Italian MEDIADAB ensemble for Lombardia.
Radio MillenniuM2 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated

November 22nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG K12D updated.
Addition of Grossstadtradio and RADIO POTSDAM since the previous observation.

November 22nd
Snapshot of the German ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B updated.
The services pure fm BERLIN and RADIO POTSDAM have ceased since the previous observation.

November 21st
On the German ensembles rbb Berlin K7D and rbb BRB/BLN K10B, the service Inforadio has been relabelled rbb24 Inforadio since the previous observation. No change to snapshots.
[This story has been updated with a second ensemble]

November 21st
Snapshot of the German ensemble Bayern updated.
The packet data service SSR Test Data has ceased since the previous observation.

November 21st
Snapshot of the German ensemble Niederbayern updated.
The service RADIO GALAXY LA has been relabelled GALAXY LA/DGF since the previous observation.

November 20th
Snapshot of the German ensemble DAB Thueringen updated.
Addition of antenne OSTALGIE and Radio Holiday since the previous observation.

November 20th
Snapshot of the German local ensemble Nuernberg updated.
The service ARABELLA BAYERN has ceased and is now carried on the Bavarian regional ensembles. MEGARADIO BAYERN has been relabelled MEGARADIOmix.

November 20th
A new service has popped up on the UK ensemble Trial Portsmouth.
Soleil Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.
The services Sound Radio and CountryLine Radio have ceased.
Snapshot updated.

November 19th
Snapshot of the German regional ensemble Oberfranken updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

November 19th
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 7C Brab / Limb updated.
The service Arrow C R has been relabelled ArrowClassicRock since the previous observation.

November 19th
Snapshot of the Belgian local ensemble DAB+ Limburg updated.
Internazionale has replaced Maaskant since the previous observation.
The service VRD has been relabelled PXL radio.

November 19th
Snapshot of the Belgian local ensemble DigiRadioAntwerp updated.
The service FG Xtra has been relabelled FG. since the previous observation.

November 19th
Snapshot of the Netherlands regional ensemble 5B Z-H/Zeeland updated.
The service Arrow C R has been relabelled ArrowClassicRock since the previous observation.

November 19th
Snapshot of the German ensemble Mein NRW DAB+ for Nordrhein-Westfalen updated.
NRW1 has replaced KISS FM - NRW since the previous observation.

November 19th
In France, the regulator has announced that the authorisations for the local ensemble in Limoges will come into force on December 6th, 2023.

November 19th
In France, the regulator has announced that the authorisations for the local ensembles in Reims and Troyes will come into force on January 10th, 2023.

November 19th
In France, the regulator has authorised the operator of the forthcoming regional ensemble for Gard & Lozère, known officially as "Nîmes étendu", to operate from two sites, in Nîmes and Saint-Jean-du-Pin, with ERPs of 6 and 5 kW respectively. The ensemble will operate on Block 10A.

November 16th
The UK regulator has completed the Round Three "small-scale" licensing process with the award of licences in the five remaining areas.
Milton Keynes: MK Digital Media Limited
Rutland & Stamford: Creativity Media Services Limited
Swindon & Marlborough: Community Radio Swindon Limited
Wetherby & Harrogate: Wetherby and Harrogate Local DAB Limited
Yorkshire Coast: East Coast Digital Radio Limited
The Milton Keynes and Swindon & Marlborough licences were contested. In the other areas, the licence was awarded to the sole applicant.

November 16th
The first signals have been reported from the new ensemble Bristol - West on Block 12D.
Six audio services are reported to be on board currently.

November 15th
Snapshot of the Italian national ensemble DAB+ RAI updated.
Increases to the bitrates of several services since the previous observation.

November 15th
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2 updated.
Addition of Business AM and Joe Christmas since the previous observation.

November 15th
Bournemouth listing updated.
On this ensemble, Grt Hits S Coast is now labelled Grt Hits Dorset.

November 13th
An additional service has popped up on the Italian ensemble LOMBARDIA DAB since the previous observation.
'RADIOBRUNO ITA is broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s.
The existing service BRUNO GOLD has been relabelled 'RADIOBRUNO GOLD.
Snapshot updated.

November 13th
On the Italian ensemble CRDAB LOMBARDIA, the service # RN1 DAB # has been relabelled # N1 DAB #.
OneDance has been relabelled # OneDance #. RADIO MARGHERITA has been relabelled MARGHERITA.

November 12th
It's Christmas in Denmark. On the local ensemble NivaaDAB, the service Retro-Radio JUL is now running with its own audio stream. Other services on the ensemble have been adjusted to accommodate the additional audio. Snapshot updated.

November 12th
The first signals have been reported from the UK ensemble Bristol East on Block 9B.

November 12th
Snapshots of the German ensembles Hamburg K10D and Hamburg K12C updated. The service TIDE.radio has migrated from 10D to 12C since the previous observations. A packet data service has popped up on 12C. SPI K12C is running at 8 kbit/s. STAR*SAT RADIO has popped up on 12C. barba radio and HarbourTownRadio have popped up on 12C.

November 12th
In France, the regulator has authorised the operator of the forthcoming local ensemble for Nancy, Région Mux, to broadcast from a site at Ludres with an ERP of 6 kW.

November 11th
In France, new local ensembles have launched in Angers, Caen and Le Mans.
Snapshot added of Le Mans Local 1.

November 11th
The first signals have been reported from the new "small-scale" ensemble for Exeter.

November 10th
An additional service is reported to have popped up on the new UK ensemble Cardiff.
XL:UK Radio is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

November 10th
On the UK ensemble Salisbury, Easy Radio is reported to have replaced Grt Hits S Coast.

November 10th
Snapshot added of the Qatar ensemble QMC DAB+. Ten DAB+ audio services are being broadcast.

November 9th
Snapshot of the national ensemble Kuwait DAB1 updated. The EId has changed since the previous observation. Bitrate changes to the services EASY 92.5 and Holy Quran.

November 9th
On the UK ensemble Winchester, the services Like POP and Like RETRO have ceased.

November 9th
On the UK ensemble Leeds DAB, the service Mighty Radio has been relabelled Mighty Leeds. Snapshot updated.

November 5th
On the UK local ensemble Berks & N Hants, the service River Radio is reported to have ceased.

November 4th
On London 3, the service Matryoshka Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

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