February 11, 2019
Ofcom has published a consultation proposing changes to the technical rules that digital radio (DAB) broadcasters need to follow.
Ofcom explains that these technical rules ensure that digital radio signals are transmitted in a uniform way and do not conflict or interfere with one other. This helps enable digital radio listeners to receive the same listening experience from the digital radio stations available in their own areas.
The consultation proposes changes to ensure Ofcom’s Technical Codes keep pace with new technology and industry developments, including making the rules more suitable for the needs of future “small scale DAB” services: an innovative technology which could make it easier for smaller radio stations to transmit on digital radio.
The consultation closes on 18 March 2019. To access the consultation, click here.