Vaizey: ‘Government working towards a digital radio future’

“Thanks to the commitment of the Government, the BBC and commercial radio, another 4.3 million households will be able to tune in to DAB by end of 2016. That'll take the coverage from 72% of homes to around 90% – and also bring almost 6,000 miles of roads under the DAB umbrella I hope that final details the plans will be announced in the next few weeks,” he advised.

Arqiva participate in bid for the Ofcom licence to operate new digital multiplex

Arquiva have teamed up with Bauer and UTV for the application for the licence to run the second UK nationwide digital audio broadcasting DAB platfrom which will be home to around 10 new radio stations.

Derby in tune with digital age following switch-on

Radio listeners in Derby will now be able to enjoy their favourite local stations in digital quality. It follows the switching on of a new DAB digital radio transmitter at Quarndon, on the outskirts of the city. It means that 350,000 listeners will be able to tune into five local stations on their digital radios – BBC Radio Derby, Gem 106, Capital East Midlands, Heart and Gold.

Community radio station expands on DAB

Community radio station 7Waves is planning a relaunch next week in a bid to reach the entire Wirral peninsula. The station will continue to broadcast on 92.1 FM and online, as well as on the Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool Muxco DAB digital radio multiplex.

Digital Radio in the Car. What can Germany learn from the UK?

In an interview with Laurence Harrison, Technology and Market Development Director of Digital Radio UK we at look the drive accelerate the market penetration of digital radio in the car in the UK and if Germany can replicate a similar growth trajectory path.

Radio Crooner launches digital stations

This weekend, fifty British cars Rolls Royce and Bentley crossed the Champs Elysees to officially launch Radio Crooner which now broadcasts RNT to Paris.

Facelift Toyota Yaris specifications and prices revealed

DAB digital radio as standard, with an FM link that automatically switches the system to FM reception when there is no DAB signal. Toyota Touch 2 is also MirrorLink-ready, allowing users to connect compatible smartphones and operate them entirely using the touchscreen.

Arqiva appeal for new digital radio station applications

Arquiva have teamed up with Bauer and UTV for the application for the licence to run the second UK nationwide digital audio broadcasting DAB platfrom which will be home to around 10 new radio stations.

Does radio need another digital multiplex?

The Government is among those hoping it will be second time lucky for renewed attempts to launch a second national DAB multiplex. Last week, Bauer Radio and UTV Media became the first to announce a partnership with the transmission company Arqiva – which runs the first digital multiplex – to bid for the so-called D2 licence. The original digital multiplex is full to capacity with 14 stations, including Bauer’s Absolute Radio and UTV’s talkSPORT. It is promised that D2 will be able to transmit at least ten new national stations.

VW first mainstream brand to go all digital radio

DAB digital radio now available as standard on all our cars, says VW