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UK DAB uncertain future

March 6, 2008

Crisis talks regarding the future of DAB Digital Radio in the UK have been taking place with senior figures in the industry all debating what measures should be taken to ensure the survival of the medium. Proposed solutions include the possibility that Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and Five Live would gradually switch to DAB only, albeit over a long time period.

Meanwhile it has been reported C4 executives are having to fight to keep the company backing its digital radio plans. There are doubts over viability after Gcap, UK's biggest commercial radio player, shut its DAB stations.

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