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Digital Radio Broadcasting
Get ready for digital. Whether you're a broadcast channel wanting to reach audiences through DAB or satellite, or a multiplex needing a bespoke transmission network, we'll get you on air and support your digital journey.
Digital expertise and infrastructure
As a channel owner you need to reach any audience you want. We can help. Our proud radio heritage and pioneering role in broadcasting has given us an expertise and infrastructure that you can rely on.
Distributing your content across the world
If you’re looking to distribute your digital radio content across the world, we’ll make it happen with our global satellite network. Or in the UK, you can take up national or local capacity on one of our 25 local DAB multiplexes. We’ve already helped a number of UK companies launch digital channels. How? With ingenious solutions enabling even the smallest broadcasters to develop their digital strategies for getting on air quickly and cost effectively.
Changing face of digital
While analogue radio still gains the bulk of radio listening share (roughly 58%), digital platforms are steadily rising. Consumers are gradually moving to digital radio listening, with DAB now accounting for over 23% of all radio listening (Rajar Q1 14). We’ll ensure you seize a share of this growing market.
We'll help capture your digital vision, deliver your services and provide ongoing management to help you and your audiences get the best out of digital radio broadcasting.
Why should you trust our digital capabilities? We made the UK’s digital TV switchover happen when we re-engineered all 1,154 transmitter sites across the UK. That’s just the start. We played a key role in the 1995 introduction of the UK digital radio network and the development of DAB standards. We installed the BBC’s first digital transmitters and developed and rolled out the UK’s first national commercial DAB multiplex. We are also deeply involved in national spectrum planning and work closely with government agencies and planning bodies such as Digital UK and the Joint Radio Planning Group.
Tuning in to commercial radio listeners
We are responsible for managing the infrastructure, transmission sites, legalities and skilled manpower that keeps 300 UK commercial radio stations on air. Our network delivers content to over 34 million commercial radio listeners each year. It's a responsibility we take incredibly seriously. Always.
Networks for multiplex operators
If you are a multiplex operator we'll work with you to design your network to meet your particular needs – and those of the regulator. We fully understand how crucial it is that your listeners can switch on and enjoy uninterrupted radio round-the-clock. That's why we're committed to delivering the highest levels of service availability. We’ll support you with our 350 strong UK-wide field force and our dedicated 24x7 Service Management Centre run by radio specialists. You really won’t be in better hands.
Delivering your strategic vision
Launching to your audiences couldn’t be easier. That’s because our dedicated radio business team will work closely with you through every stage. We'll help capture your digital vision, deliver your services and provide ongoing management to help you and your audiences get the best out of digital radio broadcasting.