There are a number of costs that a service provider will incur to broadcast on a DAB multiplex.

Multiplex Costs

Multiplex carriage fees vary from multiplex to multiplex. However, as a rule of thumb, the cost of carriage for a mono (64 kbits) service on a non London multiplex is around £3,500 to £5,000 per month.

In addition, there may be some additional costs of connecting a service from your studios to the multiplex centre. This cost would vary according to your location and the relevant multiplex centre and is normally charged on a ‘per km’ rate.

Ofcom Costs
There is a one off application fee of £250 to apply for a DSP licence, and an annual licence fee of £100.

Marketing
A number of multiplex levy a marketing contribution which helps fund Digital Radio UK. This levy will vary from area to area, but as a rule of thumb is around £500 per month. Further information on Digital Radio UK can be found at www.getdigitalradio.com

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