OFCOM To Add More Digital Radio Frequencies
October 19, 2005 at 6:26 AM (PT)
UK radio regulator OFCOM says that it will allocate three more blocks of digital radio frequencies, with the goal of allowing all local, regional, and national BBC stations and 95% of all commercial stations to move to digital.
The new DAB multiplexes will be opened for applications in late 2006 for granting in early 2007; OFCOM says that it does not plan to order all analog stations to switch off after all stations have gone digital, unlike plans for the end of analog TV, presently set for 2012.
The regulator also said WEDNESDAY that it is looking to concentrate more on content regulation and ensuring that stations comply with their licenses and localism requirements.