BBC launches 16 new transmitters
The BBC has launched 16 new national DAB transmitters in the Isle of Man, Ballycastle and Clitheroe, bringing the total number of transmitters to 335 and reaching more than 96 per cent of homes.
These new transmitters are part of the BBC's current phase of national digital radio network expansion which will bring a further two million people into coverage, increasing indoor coverage from 93 per cent to 97 per cent of homes by the end of 2015. The roll-out not only serves new areas but also improves coverage in areas already served.
Kieran Clifton, Director of Distribution & Business Development, says: “We are delighted to announce the continuing build-out of our next phase of coverage, giving more listeners the opportunity to enjoy the full range of national BBC radio services.”
Helen Boaden, Director of Radio, says: “It is fantastic that more listeners will be able to enjoy the full range of BBC services. Extending national DAB coverage is an important part of building a digital future for radio.”