New digital radio transmitter for Devon and Cornwall
BBC Radio is pleased to announce the launch of a new national transmitter at North Hessary Tor which extends the digital radio coverage in Tavistock and Princetown.
The new transmitter will improve reception for listeners in a large part of west Devon and east Cornwall, including Launceston and Plymouth, and across Dartmoor to Holsworthy in the north. It adds around twenty thousand people to the coverage of the network and improves coverage for nearly three hundred thousand more.
Digital radio listeners can now tune in to the BBC's portfolio of digital-only stations - 1Xtra, 5 live sports extra, 6 Music, Radio 7 and the Asian Network - as well as the BBC's existing national radio stations - Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 5 live and the World Service - and enjoy the benefits of DAB digital radio.
"The BBC is committed to broadening the availability of digital radio and we are delighted to further expand coverage in the area", said Mark Friend, Controller, Multiplatform & Interactive, BBC Audio & Music. "We hope more listeners in the area will now discover the benefits and additional choice that digital radio offers."
The BBC is investing in the DAB network and fulfilling its commitment to reach around 92% of the UK population by the end of next year.