Ofcom has advertised a new local Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) radio multiplex licence to cover Oxfordshire.
It is one of a number of new local radio multiplex licences planned to develop DAB coverage for local services in those parts of the country not already served. The licensing process will lead to a significant expansion in digital radio services throughout the UK.
Ofcom estimates that this licence could achieve coverage of an area with an adult (aged 15+) population of around 494,000. The exact coverage will be determined by the location of the successful applicant’s transmission sites and other technical characteristics.
The local radio multiplex will include capacity reserved for the transmission in digital form of BBC Radio Oxford.
It will be issued for a twelve-year period. Full details can be obtained from the Ofcom website at the link below.