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February 19th, 2024

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Latest Updates and News

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.


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Update History

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.

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