Sound Digital Wins Second National Multiplex in the UK - Radio Intelligence

Sound Digital Wins Second National Multiplex in the UK

The UK’s broadcasting regulator Ofcom has awarded the license for the second national network for digital commercial radio to Sound Digital.
Sound Digital is owned by Arqiva, Bauer Media and UTV Media and won the license in competition with Listen 2 Digital. The company plans to launch within a year and will have a 73% coverage of the UK.
The Sound Digital DAB multiplex will broadcast 15 stations across the UK: Talk Radio (news, current affairs and general speech), Talksport 2 (live sport and sports talk), Talk Business (business and finance), Virgin Radio (rock and pop music), Kisstory (old skool dance tunes and anthems), Magic Mellow (relaxing and melodic music), Heat Radio (pop music, celebrity gossip and entertainment), Planet Rock (classic rock music), Absolute 80s (80’s music), Sunrise Radio (Asian music and speech), British Muslim Radio (Asian music and speech, with elements of Islamic content), UCB Inspirational (Christian music), Premier Christian Radio (Christian music and speech), Jazz FM (non-mainstream music) and a station to be confirmed.
Arqiva also owns the first commercial radio multiplex, which carries 14 stations.

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