BBC continues with DAB expansion plans

UK flag canvasThe BBC announced that it has expanded its DAB coverage. Over the past two months, the broadcaster has added 11 sites to its list of supported stations. According to Radio World, the BBC is in the last stages of growing its national DAB multiplex. The end goal is to cover 97% of the population by the end of 2015.

Earlier this year, Helen Boaden, BBC’s director of radio, gave a talk at the RadioDays Europe Festival about how the broadcaster is throwing its support behind a hybrid combination of FM and DAB frequencies. She talked about the need for the BBC to “reinvent radio for the Internet age” or else risk losing its prestige and its listeners.

Anna Washenko