UPDATED | The BBC is preparing to add further local radio stations in England on Freeview, over a year after the broadcaster started to add local stations to the platform.
Until now, in most regions, only the BBC Local Radio station co-located with the relevant regional TV news service has been available on Freeview. Additional streams have now launched, testing further local stations, meaning that most listeners should be able to select their relevant local station in the near future.
In some areas, local radio stations will be duplicated across TV regions, reflecting the differences between TV transmitter coverage areas and local radio coverage.
BBC Local Radio is currently assigned a Freeview channel number between 719 and 722, although the number of stations now testing indicates some stations may be allocated a number outside of the normal range.
The BBC is yet to issue a formal statement about the addition of further local radio stations. The tests are not available to receive on most devices, as they are being broadcast on unlabeled audio streams alongside the BBC's TV channels.
> Details about the BBC Local Radio tests have been merged with the main BBC Local Radio on Freeview page.