BBC launches four new transmitters
The BBC has launched four new DAB digital radio transmitters in Weston-super-Mare, Stow-on-the-Wold, Leamington Spa, and Penicuik in Scotland. As well as improving digital radio reception in these areas it will also extend and improve coverage of the BBC’s national radio stations on DAB from 93% to 97% of the UK population by the end of 2015.
These transmitters add over 10,000 new households to the BBC’s national coverage area and improves digital radio reception for a further 170,000 households.
Digital radio listeners can tune into the BBC’s portfolio of digital-only stations including 1Xtra, 5 live sports extra, 6 Music, Radio 4 Extra 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.