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The 6th round of small-scale DAB licences applications close next month

Posted: 18th June 2024

Applications for the sixth round of small-scale DAB radio multiplex licences for 31 areas across England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland will close on 18th July 2024.

The 6th round of small-scale DAB licences applications close next month

Small-scale DAB is an established technology which provides a low-cost way for local commercial, community and specialist music services to take to the digital airwaves.

The small-scale DAB programme will enable the launch of around 150 or more multiplexes, covering all four UK nations. So far, 55 multiplexes have launched, broadcasting a range of radio services, from grass-roots community services to specialist music stations, and services aimed at minority groups and other under-served audiences.

The licence applications are open for the following areas:

Ofcom is also now inviting applications from potential programme service providers who would like to broadcast a Community Digital Sound Programme (C-DSP) service on a small-scale radio multiplex service for which a licence is being advertised.

In addition, Ofcom is also inviting applications in this round for the following areas which are being re-advertised:

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 18 July 2024 and more details can be found on Ofcom's website.

Tags: Ofcom | DAB

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