BBC DAB coverage tops 96% of homes

The BBC has released details of the latest places to benefit from a plan to boost coverage of its national DAB services by the end of the year.

There are now 335 transmitters officially in service carrying the BBC National DAB multiplex, which broadcasts digital-only stations such as 6Music and 1Xtra alongside existing FM/AM stations.

71,000 homes have been added to the BBC DAB coverage area as the last holes in coverage are filled in, bringing coverage to 96% of UK homes. The current expansion programme is due to end by December with 97% of UK households due to be within the BBC DAB coverage area.

The full list of areas published by the BBC (including some previously reported on the site):
  • Lincoln
  • Leicester
  • Glossop
  • Dover, Deal and Hythe, Kent
  • Downham Market and Wisbech, Norfolk
  • Holywell, Bagillt and Flint, Flintshire
  • Skinningrove, North Yorkshire
  • Haverfordwest
  • Newcastle Emlyn
  • Wokingham and Bracknell
  • Barrow-in-Furness, Whalley and Clitheroe, Lancashire
  • Skegness, Ingoldmells and surrounding areas
  • Brixham, South Devon
  • Ramsey, Isle of Man
  • Ballycastle, north coast of Northern Ireland

In Leicester, there's been a double boost, with the local DAB multiplex for Leicestershire being added to the new City Centre transmitter site, enhancing reception of local BBC station Radio Leicester alongside national services.




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