Folder Media, alongside out partners, has today submitted an application for the second commercial multiplex, Listen2Digital.
Folder Media is a significant player in digital radio having established the MuxCo network of multiplexes which it manages alongside UTV’s local digital radio network.
Woking with consortium partners Orion Media, Babcock International and Sabras Radio we have created an application that supports the growth of DAB by including 18 new radio stations, four of which are in the new flavour of DAB, DAB+.
As well as taking a shareholding and multiplex management responsibilities, Folder Media has also included two of its own radio stations in the line-up.
- Fun Kids is Folder’s successful children’s radio station. It’s inclusion in the application means, if successful, it will quadruple its broadast footprint taking the station nationwide.
- Upload Radio is Folder’s new radio network launching later in the year. Each Upload Radio station will allow individuals and organisations to buy space on a progamme by programe basis. It’s initial roll-out will be on local multiplexes allowing an Uploader’s show to be broadcast on local DAB, online and with 30 day catchup on a variety of platforms.The inclusion of Upload Radio on Listen2Digital will expand the service to provide a nationwide option for our listener-uploaders.
Ofcom is expected to award the multiplex to the successful bidder within the next three months. If successful, Listen2Digital will start broadcasting in Q2 2016.