Digital One, the national commercial digital radio multiplex operator, has announced that it has switched on two new transmitters, in Great Yarmouth and Oulton.
The Great Yarmouth transmitter brings national commercial DAB digital radio coverage to more than 110,000 people and the Oulton transmitter reaches another 156,000 people. The two transmitters bring coverage to Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and parts of coastal East Anglia.
Digital One’s network, which is the world’s largest DAB digital radio network, now has 85 transmitters on air.
These are the first 2 in a phase of 10 new transmitters that Digital One has announced it will be switching on over the next 18 months. The remaining new transmitters will further extend coverage in East Anglia as well as in Wales and Cumbria.
Digital One holds the only national commercial licence for digital radio, with a network that stretches from Aberdeen to Penzance, and from Bournemouth to Carlisle. Over 85% of the UK population can now receive the eight national commercial DAB digital radio stations: Classic FM, Core, Life, oneword, Planet Rock, PrimeTime Radio, talkSPORT and Virgin Radio.