Applications for National Radio Multiplex Licence
Ofcom has received applications from:
- Listen2Digital: A joint application from Babcock’s Media Services business and Orion Media, a commercial radio group.
- Sound Digital: A consortium of Arqiva, a transmission company, and commercial radio broadcasters Bauer and UTV Media GB.
Each application will be assessed against specified criteria, in what is known as a ‘beauty contest’.
Ofcom invites comments on the applications from listeners and the industry. Representations can be sent to Radiomultiplexlicence@ofcom.org.uk. The closing date for comments is 2 March 2015.
Ofcom has requested clarifications from both applicants. Both applicants have provided non-confidential versions of their responses with redacted questions and answers that contain commercially sensitive information.