Ofcom yesterday announced the award of the new local Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) radio multiplex licence for Mid and West Wales to MuxCo Wales Ltd.
This is one of a number of new local radio multiplex licences planned to develop DAB coverage for services in those parts of the country not already served. This licensing process will lead to a significant expansion in digital radio services throughout the UK.
MuxCo Wales Limited is proposing to provide three local digital sound programme services, in addition to BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru. MuxCo Wales Limited also proposes to provide “a wide selection of podcasts provided by a range of companies”.
Ofcom estimates that this licence could achieve coverage of an area with an adult (aged 15+) population of around 460,000.