BBC Continues Expansion of National DAB Coverage

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BBC Continues Expansion of National DAB Coverage

Dec 16, 2014 10:18 AM, Doug Irwin, CPBE AMD DRB

LONDON�The BBC is 12 months away from a deadline by which it is supposed to cover 97% of homes in the U.K. with its national DAB service.

Towards that end, many new DAB transmitters are being placed on-air, including 12 in the past two months, adding 80,000 homes to the BBC''s DAB coverage, while at the same time improving coverage for thousands of others. is reporting that the new coastal coverage areas are North Norfolk (the coast and locations inland around Wells-next-the-Sea and the Burnham villages) and Lyme Regis and Budleigh Salterton (boosting reception along the Dorset and South Devon coastline). A new transmitter at Saddleworth has improved reception for an estimated half a million households around the fringe of the Peak District into Greater Manchester, and City Center coverage in Coventry has been improved through the addition of a BBC DAB transmitter on Samuel Vale House.

Listeners in those areas who couldn't receive a BBC National DAB signal before should perform a rescan on their DAB radios to gain access to the new BBC DAB services.