The BBC has launched a further five national DAB transmitters bringing the total number of transmitters to 319 and serving more than 96% of homes in total. This is part of the current phase of national digital radio network expansion bringing a further 2 million people into coverage, increasing indoor coverage from 93% to 97% of homes by the end of 2015. The roll-out not only serves new areas but also improves the robustness of coverage in areas already served.
The latest transmitters launched in May and June 2015 improve coverage in:
- Haydon Bridge and parts of Haltwhistle
- Campbeltown and surrounding areas
- Brandon and areas of the Brecks
- Ipswich and surrounding areas
- and finally, Port St Mary and surrounding areas on the Isle of Man
Kieran Clifton, Director of Distribution & Business Development, said: “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, said: “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.”
Listeners can check which stations they can get here.