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TeamRock to leave DAB

  • Replacement service from September

UPDATED | TeamRock is to discontinue its service on DAB digital radio at the end of June, concentrating on global distribution in collaboration with 7digital.

In a statement issued on the TeamRock website, the station explains:
"The DAB contract will not be renewed when it expires in June, but it’ll be replaced by a global partnership deal for audio and other content provision via leading music platform 7digital.

TeamRock CEO Billy Anderson said:
“Our fans want streaming, downloads, specific programming, interviews and insight, alongside the facility to listen back at their leisure. Our collaboration with 7digital will allow us to provide that service.
Listeners will still be able to listen to TeamRock via its App, which also offers on-demand content.

The changes have been approved by Ofcom. Digital One has told Ofcom it will launch a replacement service on the multiplex in September. Late last year, Global Radio said it had acquired capacity on the Digital One DAB multiplex, originally thought to be capacity that Premier Radio was on the verge of vacating. TeamRock's departure from DAB has heightened speculation that Global will launch a new DAB service in TeamRock's place.

TeamRock first launched on DAB in June 2013. The announcement to leave DAB follows months after Kerrang was withdrawn from local DAB in a number of locations. This leaves Planet Rock as the most widely available station in this genre on DAB digital radio.


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