4 Digital Group Awarded Up To 10 Digital Stations
July 6, 2007 at 5:44 AM (PT)
A consortium led by CHANNEL 4 and backed by SKY NEWS has won the licence to launch a swath of new digital radio stations across the UK from the beginning of next year, reports THE TIMES OF LONDON.
OFCOM, the broadcasting regulator, revealed today that the 4 DIGITAL GROUP had been awarded BRITAIN’s new national radio multiplex. Up to ten new digital radio stations, such as E4 RADIO, TALK RADIO and a rolling news service run by SKY NEWS RADIO, are expected to begin by as early as FEBRUARY.
The new 12-year licence is also expected to herald the launch of mobile TV channels and a wide selection of podcasts.