BBC radio sticking with FM

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The BBC will stick with FM radio for the foreseeable future rather than switch over entirely to digital.

BBC director of radio and music Bob Shennan, speaking at a conference in Vienna said”We need to do more in the UK before we consider a switchover and for that to be genuinely led by the audience […] We are fully committed to digital and we believe we should review the landscape again in a few years’ time.”

Shennan told the Radiodays Europe audience that it would be “premature” to shutdown analogue.

“Great progress has been made but switchover now would be premature,” he said. “For now we believe audiences are best served by a mixed economy. Radio is better served by a mixed economy.”


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