Applications open for small-scale DAB licences
The first 25 small-scale DAB radio multiplex licences are being advertised today by Ofcom.
Applicants now have 12 weeks to prepare and submit applications, while stations wanting a Community Digital Sound Programme (C-DSP) licence to broadcast in one of the areas can also apply for a licence.
The first small scale multiplex licences are expected to be awarded early in 2021.
The list of multiplex licence areas being advertised are:
Alnwick & Morpeth
Clevedon, Avonmouth & Filton
Dudley & Stourbridge
East Bristol, Mangotsfield & Keynsham
Isles of Scilly
Newcastle & Gateshead
Sheffield & Rotherham
Tynemouth & South Shields
The second round of multiplex licences will be advertised next year and will cover areas in north-west England and north east Wales.