U.K.''s Ofcom to Offer DAB Opportunity to Small-Scale and Community Broadcasters

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U.K.''s Ofcom to Offer DAB Opportunity to Small-Scale and Community Broadcasters

Oct 14, 2014 10:15 AM, Doug Irwin, CPBE AMD DRB

LONDON�the U.K. Office of Communications (Ofcom) is preparing to license a number of small-scale DAB multiplexes, according to WorldDMB news.

Ofcom will start a consultation next week, soliciting stations to be participants in the test, and giving them a 9 month opportunity to transmit via DAB.

�There are around 150 small-scale radio and 200 or more community radio stations and for them the existing multiplex structure just doesn't work. We want to give those stations a chance to go digital, and we''d like to see community and commercial stations working together,� said Peter Davies, Director of Content Policy at Ofcom.

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