OFCOM To Open New UK National Digital Multiplex For Apps
December 22, 2005 at 6:09 AM (PT)
Rejecting GCAP MEDIA's complaints, OFCOM is sticking to its plan to open a new national block of digital radio frequencies in the UNITED KINGDOM for applications.
GCAP, 63% owner of the current exclusive UK national digital multiplex DIGITAL ONE, had complained that its original successful bid for the first multiplex was with the understanding that it would be the only one allocated, and DIGITAL ONE submitted a report purporting to demonstrate greater financial impact on its operations from a new multiplex than OFCOM's studies had shown, but OFCOM will offer the new multiplex, with room for up to 10 new DAB stations, subject to the result of a regional radio conference on international spectrum use in MAY.
GCAP has threatened legal action if OFCOM goes ahead with its second multiplex plans.