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Site mapIdentify which areas you wish to broadcast to.

Click on that area on the map for the following information:

    1. The name of the local multiplex
    2. Its owner and operator
    3. Their contact details
    4. The current services that operate on the multiplex
    5. Our view as to the opportunities to contract for capacity

      If your strategy is to broadcast on a number of multiplexes or is a multi-platform strategy (i.e. to broadcast on DAB, DTV and the Internet), Folder Media is able to provide guidance and assistance to ensure that your strategy can be achieved in a cost efficient and effective manner.

      You will need to contract with a multiplex owner to get access to capacity to broadcast. Capacity is talked about in terms of kbits, and the following options are industry standards:

      Stereo:

      • 128 kbits
      • 112 kbits

      Mono:

      • 96 kbits
      • 80 kbits
      • 64 kbits
      • 48 kbits (for speech services)

      In addition to a contract with a multiplex operator, a potential service provider is required to hold a ’Digital Sound Programme’ (‘DSP’) licence from Ofcom. These licences are issued on request and a single DSP licence covers all digital radio services that a particular person wants to broadcast, on any number of local / regional multiplexes. Further information about Ofcom licences can be found here.

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