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Consultation over local DAB expansion

Ofcom consults over coverage boost to DAB digital radio

Changes to ITV in the south Midlands

Oxfordshire is completely 'Meridianised' on +1 and HD from February.

BBC Three consultation:

The devil is in the detail...

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Premier League highlights remain on the BBC until 2019

The BBC has kept hold of the rights to show Premier League highlights from 2016 through to the end of the 2018/19 football season.

The news means Match of the Day is secure for another three years beyond the expiry of the current rights period. As part of the new 2016-19 deal, there will be a new highlights show airing midweek on BBC Two (HD) at 10pm.

RTÉ plans to go live across the UK on DAB digital radio

Irish expats in the UK may be able to tune into RTÉ Radio via DAB digital radio, with the Irish public service broadcaster backing a bid by Listen2Digital to operate the UK's second national commercial DAB multiplex.

Listen2Digital bids to bring diversity to DAB digital radio

The second runner in the bid to secure the licence for the second national commercial DAB multiplex has been identified as Listen2Digital. 

Listen2Digital is backed by Orion Media - owner of Free Radio and Gem 106 in the West and East Midlands, and engineering support services organisation Babcock International Group PLC. Partners in the bid include Folder Media and Asian broadcaster Sabras Sound.

Sound Digital outlines what listeners will gain on DAB if it wins 'Digital 2' licence

Following the deadline for applications for the second national commercial DAB multiplex, Sound Digital, a joint venture company formed by Arqiva, Bauer Media and UTV last year have issued a detailed statement indicating what listeners would be able to tune in to on DAB if it secures the licence for "Digital 2" from Ofcom.

Two-horse race for Digital 2 DAB multiplex

UPDATED Ofcom has today confirmed that there are two applicants for the licence to operate a second commercial DAB multiplex covering the UK.

At least 15 new national DAB stations are expected to be carried on the new "Digital 2" multiplex, depending on who wins the licence.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Consultation over local DAB expansion launched

UPDATED Ofcom has begun a consultation over the proposed changes to local DAB digital radio coverage and frequency changes.

Local DAB frequency changes

As part of the expansion of local DAB digital radio, some multiplexes in England will change frequencies, resulting in listeners needing to retune.

Under the proposals, the following local DAB multiplexes are affected:

Second DAB pop-up station for BBC Radio 2

BBC Radio 2 has announced its second DAB digital radio pop-up station, which will bring live coverage of the UK's biggest country music festival, C2C.
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