Global Radio and Arqiva conclude DAB deal

Global Radio and Arqiva have completed a deal which sees the acquisition by Arqiva of Global Radio's 63 per cent share in the national commercial DAB multiplex Digital One and many of Global Radio's local multiplex licences, strengthening the DAB platform as well as the wider radio industry.

Previously a 37 per cent stakeholder, Arqiva will be taking full ownership and will also take control of Now Digital, the company which operates Global Radio's local digital radio multiplexes. Global Radio will continue to broadcast stations on the multiplexes, including Classic FM, Heart and Capital.

The UK national platform 'D1' carries Classic FM, talkSPORT, Absolute Radio, BFBS Radio, Planet Rock, Fun Kids and Amazing Radio.

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