BBC DAB boosted as 12 more transmitters are brought into service

Coverage is boosted in the Burnham Villages of North Norfolk
The BBC has released details of twelve new DAB digital radio transmitters which have been brought into service over the past two months, part of an ongoing exercise to boost the coverage of the BBC's national radio stations on the DAB platform in both rural and urban areas.

Nearly 80,000 homes have been added to the BBC DAB coverage area for the first time, and thousands more homes have had their reception improved through the additional transmitters.

Among the new coastal coverage areas are North Norfolk (the coast and locations inland around Wells-next-the-Sea and the Burnham villages) plus Lyme Regis and Budleigh Salterton (boosting reception along the Dorset and South Devon coastline).

A new transmitter at Saddleworth boosts reception for half a million households around the fringe of the Peak District into Greater Manchester. City Centre coverage in Coventry is boosted through the addition of a BBC DAB transmitter on Samuel Vale House.

Ashburton and Buckfastleigh
Braintree and surround areas
Brecon VHF
Brecon and the A470
Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Salterton, East Budleigh and Colaton Raleigh
Plus improved coverage for 18,500 homes.
The Burnham villages of North Norfolk
Clun, Bishop’s Castle and Craven Arms
Coventry – Samuel Vale House
Coventry City Centre coverage booster
Plus improved coverage for 171,000 homes
Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis and surrounding areas
Barnard Castle and surrounding area
Mossley, Uppermill and Delph
Plus improved coverage for 500,000 homes.
St Just
St Just and surrounding areas
Wells and surrounding areas

Listeners in the above areas who couldn't get a BBC National DAB signal before should start a rescan on their DAB radio sets to gain access to the BBC DAB services.

The BBC is just twelve months away from a deadline by which it has said it will cover 97% of UK homes with its national DAB service.

Local radio roll-out is linked to commercial operators and is separate to the BBC National DAB multiplex roll-outs.

BBC National DAB (VHF Block 12B)
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 6 Music
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC Radio 4 secondary component (part time, various R4LW opt-outs excluding Test Match Special)
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra (part time, carries Test Match Special)
BBC World Service
BBC Asian Network

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