There are three multiplexes in London all broadcasting to a similar (but not identical) area. They are all operated by three different consortiums each with slightly different policies. Additionally, whilst London has the most capacity it also the most in-demand area from potential service providers and it has some of the highest broadcast fees.

Whilst London tends to be ‘full’, opportunities do arise from time to time and it is worth talking to the multiplex operators and us at Folder Media if you have a desire to broadcast there. Listed below are the services and operators for each multiplex.

Greater London 1

The Greater London 1 multiplex is owned by CE Digital Ltd (a joint venture between Global Radio and Bauer Digital Radio).

The multiplex covers 9.8m adults (15+)

The following commercial services are currently carried on the multiplex:

  • Absolute Radio
  • Capital London
  • Gold London
  • Greatest Hits
  • Heart London
  • KISS
  • Country Hits
  • Magic Chilled
  • Magic Soul
  • Magic London
  • Smooth Chill

The multiplex is currently full. However, opportunities do arise from time to time and potential service providers should register their interest with the multiplex.

The multiplex is managed by Bauer Digital (contactable on 0141 565 2347).

Greater London 2

The Greater London 2 multiplex is owned by Switchdigital (London) Ltd (whose shareholders include the Wireless Group, Bauer and the Carphone Warehouse).

The multiplex covers 9.8m adults (15+)

The following commercial services are currently carried on the multiple

  • ADVENTIST RADIO
  • AsianFX Radio
  • Baikal Radio
  • BBC Radio London
  • Chris Country
  • Fix Radio
  • Hits Radio
  • Jazz FM
  • LBC London News
  • Mi-Soul
  • Nation Radio
  • Smooth Country
  • Sout Al Khaleej
  • SPECTRUM RADIO
  • talkSPORT London
  • 88.3 CENTREFORCE

The multiplex is currently full. However, opportunities do arise from time to time and potential service providers should register their interest with the multiplex.

The multiplex is managed by the Wireless Group (contactable on 020 7959 7800 or at questions@switchdigital.com).

Greater London 3

The Greater London 3 multiplex is owned by DRG London Ltd (whose shareholders include Global Radio, Bauer, the Wireless Group and Carphone Warehouse Ltd).

The multiplex covers 8.9m adults (15+)

The following commercial services are currently carried on the multiplex:

  • Absolute C Rock
  • Athavan Radio
  • Bloomberg Radio
  • Dilse Radio
  • Gaydio
  • IBC Tamil
  • LOVE SPORT
  • LYCA RADIO 1458
  • Matryoshka Radio
  • Polish Radio Ldn
  • Premier Gospel
  • Rathergood Radio
  • Voice Of Islam

The multiplex is currently full. However, opportunities do arise from time to time and potential service providers should register their interest with the multiplex.

The multiplex is managed by  Global Radio.

Folder Media  

Folder Media can provide independent assistance in digital multiplex negotiations. We have worked with a number of service providers and multiplex operators and can help you get the coverage you need at the right price. Folder Media is contactable on 020 7739 7880 or through getmeondigitalradio@foldermedia.co.uk