BBC DAB Programme Guide has issues


UPDATE | The BBC has confirmed that the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) on its DAB digital radio was broken.

The broadcaster cited a technical fault and originally said that it was likely the EPG would not be available for "the next couple of weeks."  It has now provided an update saying the guide is back up and running, but it will go off-air again later this week as part of a planned reconfiguration of its DAB multiplex to accommodate BBC Radio 2 Country, which goes on air on Thursday.

The EPG has to give way to provide enough bandwidth for the DAB pop-up. With the EPG having been broken, users have just a couple of days to ensure listings are downloaded to their radios before the guide goes off air. Normal service is due to resume on Monday 13th March.

Relatively few DAB radios use the EPG, minimising the impact on listeners.

The BBC's radio website (www.bbc.co.uk/radio) and the BBC iPlayer Radio App provides programme information and the option to download programmes in the DAB EPG's absence.
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