New digital radio transmitters for Worcestershire and Lancashire

Two new national DAB transmitters extend and improve BBC national digital radio coverage in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Lancashire.

BBC Radio is pleased to announce the launch of two new national DAB digital radio transmitters in Malvern in Worcestershire and Haslingden in Lancashire.

The new transmitter at St Ann's Well in Malvern provides DAB coverage in Great Malvern, as well as enhancing coverage through Worcester and Droitwich into Bromsgrove. The transmitter also improves coverage in Tewkesbury and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. In total it adds a further seventeen thousand to the national DAB network and improves coverage for three quarters of a million people.

The new transmitter at Haslingden in Lancashire brings coverage to a further 31,000 people between Bury and Blackburn, improving coverage in Bury, Rawtenstall and Bacup. In total the transmitter extends and improves coverage for just under 450,000 people.

The launch of the two new transmitters is part of the BBC's ongoing investment in the DAB network fulfilling its commitment to reach around 92% of the UK population by the end of the year.

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.

09.02.2011 | General

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