New Yorkshire DAB Multiplex Brought Online

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New Yorkshire DAB Multiplex Brought Online

Jul 1, 2013 10:00 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB

Huddersfield, UK - Jun 28, 2013 - Another new DAB multiplex transmitter was brought online, providing new DAB coverage for about 500,000 people in Yorkshire, and improving it for others. The transmitter, which is on Arqiva's 330 meter Emley Moor tower, was switched-on by Huddersfield's MP Barry Sheerman. Earlier in 2013 a DAB multiplex transmitter covering the southern part of Yorkshire was brought up, providing coverage for about 350,000.

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