Seven more BBC Radio DAB transmitters

The BBC has launched a further seven national DAB transmitters during March, bringing the total number of transmitters to 307.

This is part of the current phase of national digital radio network expansion bringing a further two million people into coverage, increasing indoor coverage from 93 per cent to 97 per cent of homes by the end of 2015. The roll-out not only serves new areas but also improves the robustness of coverage in areas already served.

March’s new transmitters will improve coverage in:

  • Peebles, Scottish Borders
  • Pateley Bridge and surrounding areas of Nidderdale, North Yorkshire
  • Girvan, South Ayrshire
  • Huntly and Ballater, Aberdeenshire
  • The Vale of Neath
  • Dereham and surrounding areas of Norfolk
  • North Walsham, Norfolk

In total, the new transmitters bring 34,000 households into the BBC’s national coverage area and improves digital radio reception for a further 56,000 households.

Kieran Clifton, Director of Distribution & Business Development, says: “We are delighted to announce the continuing build-out of our next phase of coverage, giving more listeners the opportunity to enjoy the full range of national BBC radio services.”

Helen Boaden, Director of BBC Radio, says: “It is fantastic that more listeners will be able to enjoy the full range of BBC services. Extending national DAB coverage is an important part of building a digital future for radio.”

Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 2:52 pm by RadioToday

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