GCap Media has joined forces with BT and Arqiva to bid for second national digital radio multiplex. It is expected BT will lead the bid, as GCap are only allowed a minority stake in a bid because it owns the majority of the existing national commercial multiplex, Digital One.
Ralph Bernard, the chief executive of GCap, yesterday confirmed the planned consortium application, according to a report in The Times newspaper.
Last week, reports suggested a consortium including Chrysalis, UTV, Emap and SMG planning to bid for the new digital multiplex collapsed.
Other bidders for the multiplex include National Grid Wireless and Channel 4.