Category archives for: Digital Radio

DTG Testing hits 100 product milestone

DTG Testing, the UK’s only accredited house testing against the Digital Radio Tick Mark specification, has successfully tested more than 100 different DAB products. The Digital Radio Tick Mark scheme was established in June 2014 by DRUK, the industry association for digital radio in the UK, to set minimum standards for DAB products in performance and functionality. The tick mark […]

New sports radio for UK

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Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie is looking to launch new national sports radio station a decade after he sold TalkSport. Sports Radio is one of a proposed lineup of services for the second wave of national commercial digital stations due to be licensed by media regulator Ofcom later this year. The station, which is part of Listen2Digital’s bid to run […]

Boost for UK digital radio

Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, has announced the single biggest expansion of local digital radio coverage in the UK, which means that nearly eight million more people will receive their favourite local radio stations on DAB loud and clear. A programme of new local and national transmitters will also mean that the national coverage element of […]

Sirius-XM: Pay-radio breaks all records

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US-based pay-radio broadcaster Sirius-XM has reported record revenue and subscriber numbers. CEO James Meyer told analysts that 2014 provided excellent performance on all fronts. “In 2014, we originally projected that we will grow our subscriber base by 1.25 million, but we actually delivered growth of 1.75 million net new subscribers in 2014, ending the year with 27.3 million paying subs, […]

Radio’s presence on Freeview grows

Freeview and Arqiva, the provider of innovative and secure communications and broadcast technology, have today announced two new radio stations on the Freeview platform, as well as the continuation of ten existing stations. Classic FM and LBC, both owned by Global, have joined the existing radio presence on the free-to-air TV platform. Classic FM will be at channel number 731 […]

2 bidders for UK DAB multiplex

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Ofcom has announced there have been two applications to run a second national, commercial digital radio ‘multiplex’ in the UK, which will deliver around 15 new national DAB stations from 2106. Ofcom invited applications to run the multiplex in July 2014, stating that it would consider whether bidders are looking to offer something new to UK audiences. Ofcom hopes to […]

61% of UK adults receive pay-TV

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Ofcom has published its annual reports into the consumer experience of the fixed and mobile, Internet and digital broadcasting markets. Around half of all UK adults access multichannel television at home through Freeview, with 34 per cent only using Freeview. This compares to 30 per cent only using satellite and 14 per cent only using cable. Just over six in […]

BBC serves up BBC Taster

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The BBC has revealed BBC Taster, an initiative to develop its latest ideas for digital content and emerging technology. Taster will feature early and experimental concepts from across TV, Radio and Online, enabling the BBC to explore the future of content with audiences and offer them something completely new to try, rate and share. Taster is a place for the […]

BNE: UHF strategy should have DTT at its core

Following the release of draft opinions by the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) on the future of the UHF band in the EU and on the Common Policy Objectives for WRC (World Radio Conference), Broadcast Network Europe (BNE) – trade organisation for Terrestrial Broadcast Network Operators for Radio and TV in Europe – is continuing its active involvement in the […]

UK DAB set for expansion

Digital Audio Broadcasting in the UK is set to expand following an agreement between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the BBC, broadcast infrastructure provider Arqiva, and the Multiplex Operators jointly to fund the expansion costs of extending the local DAB network towards commercial ILR FM equivalence. Dates have also been set out for implementation of legislation relating […]

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