DAB Frequencies

DAB digital radio uses networks of national, regional and local multiplexes to broadcast stations to audiences across the UK.

Here you'll find details of the VHF frequency blocks allocated to the DAB multiplexes.

As plans to provide more coverage for DAB digital radio have progressed, some multiplexes have closed, some have launched and some have received different frequency allocations; you'll also find details of these changes since 2012 on this page. This also means that some of the information for yet-to-be-launched multiplexes you see on this page could change over time.

Last updated: 03/10/2016
Multiplexes highlighted in yellow aren't on air yet.

Multiplex
Operator
& Notes
VHF Block
Current allocation
Previous allocation
(where applicable)
National
BBC National DAB
BBC
12B

Digital 1

Digital One / Arqiva
England, Wales, Northern Ireland

Scotland

11D


12A



Digital 2
SDL National
Sound Digital
11A

Regional
Central Scotland
Switchdigital
11D

Local
Aberdeen
Switchdigital
11C

Ayr
Arqiva
11B

Berkshire and North Hampshire
Now Digital
12D

Birmingham
CE Digital
11C

Bournemouth
Now Digital
11B

Bradford & Huddersfield
UTV Bauer
11B

Bristol and Bath
Now Digital
11B

Bath, West Wilts
Now Digital
(Joined with Swindon)
10D
12D
Cambridge
Now Digital
11C

Cardiff and Newport
Now Digital
12C
11C
Central Lancashire
Bauer
12A

Cornwall
Now Digital & UKRD
11B

Coventry
Now Digital
12D

Cumbria
(No current plans to advertise licence for local DAB in this area)
11B

Derbyshire
Now Digital
10B

Edinburgh
Score Digital
12D

Essex
Now Digital
12D

Exeter and Torbay
Now Digital
(joined with N Devon)
11C

Glasgow
Score Digital
11C

Gloucestershire
MuxCo
10C

Hereford & Worcester
MuxCo
12A
(Old MXR WM frequency)
10B
Herts Beds Bucks
Now Digital
10D

Humberside
Bauer
10D
11B
Inverness
Score Digital
11B

Kent
Now Digital
11C

Leeds
Bauer
12D

Leicestershire
Now Digital
11B

Lincolnshire
MuxCo
12A
10B (prior to launch)
Liverpool
Bauer
10C
11B
London 1
CE Digital
12C

London 2
Switchdigital
12A

London 3
DRg
11B

Manchester
CE Digital
12C
11C
Mid & West Wales
MuxCo
12D

Norfolk
Now Digital
10B
11B
North Devon
Now Digital
(Joined with Exeter / Torbay)
10C

North Wales
MuxCo
10D Arfon
12D Conwy

North Yorkshire
MuxCo North Yorks Ltd
10C
10B/10C
Northamptonshire
Now Digital
10C

Northern Ireland
Bauer
12D

Nottinghamshire
Now Digital
12C

Oxfordshire
Now Digital
10B

Peterborough
Now Digital
12D

Plymouth
Now Digital & UKRD
12D
12A
Somerset
MuxCo
10B
10D
South Hampshire
Now Digital
11C

South Yorkshire
Bauer
11C

Stoke
UTV Bauer Digital
12D

Suffolk
MuxCo
10C
5A
Surrey
MuxCo
10C
10C/10B
Sussex
Now Digital
10B
11B
Swansea
UTV Bauer Digital
12A

Swindon
Now Digital
11C

Tayside
Score Digital
11B

Teesside
Bauer
11B

Tyne and Wear
Bauer
11C

Wolverhampton
Now Digital
11B

Wrexham, Chester & Liverpool
MuxCo
10D

Former Multiplexes
North West
MXR closed 24/09/2013

12C
North East
MXR closed 29/07/2013

12C
Severn Estuary
MXR closed 29/07/2013

12C
West Midlands
MXR closed 27/08/2013

Frequency reallocated to Hereford & Worcester local DAB.

12A

Yorkshire
MXR closed 30/06/2015
Frequency reallocated to Lincolnshire local DAB.

12A
.