What is the digital radio tick mark?

The digital radio tick mark gives you reassurance that the radio you are buying is an approved product which is future-ready. It means it has FM, DAB, and DAB+, which is a technology standard being adopted across Europe. It also means that the radio is designed to receive the stations you’re predicted to get at your address.

In car digital radio

Just because you’re out on the road doesn’t mean you have to leave the great features of digital radio behind at home. Any car can be adapted to have digital radio. And over 60% of new cars now come with digital radio as standard.

Hundreds of new transmitters are being built for national and local stations on DAB to take coverage towards the level of FM. Coverage is also being improved on the road network, including major roads and motorways, which will further enhance in-car reception.

Getting digital radio in your car can be simple. If you’re getting a digital radio for your car, ask your car radio retailer or car dealer about getting it installed. They will also be able to advise on the best aerial for your car. For more information you can also click on one of the links below.

Rolling out DAB digital radio coverage, including on-the-road coverage, is a priority for the UK broadcast industry and Government. Digital Radio Switchover will not become a reality until national digital coverage meets its FM equivalence (97%).

Current national BBC DAB digital radio coverage is 94%, covering the majority of motorways and A roads, with significant coverage on B roads as well. The BBC has made a commitment to provide good in-vehicle coverage for motorways and major roads, as part of its rollout of national coverage to 97% of the population by  the end of 2015.

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