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U.K.’s First DAB+ Only Multiplex Lands in Brighton

Small-scale digital radio multiplex serves Brighton and Hove

The United Kingdom has its first multiplex to convert all of its services to the DAB+ broadcast standard.

With Juice 107.2 making the switch from the original standard of DAB to DAB+, the small-scale digital radio multiplex that serves Brighton and Hove has earned that moniker.

Listeners in Brighton now have a choice of 12 DAB+ stations. The Brighton and Hove small-scale DAB multiplex was one of the first piloted back in 2012 and 2013, and is now one of 10 locations.

Brighton isn’t the only multiplex to be working on the transition to DAB+, reports also say that small-scale multiplexes serving Portsmouth and Manchester are also carrying DAB+ stations.

There is currently legislation in the Committee Stage in the House of Lords to make small-scale DAB multiplexes a permanent part of U.K. radio; it previously passed in the House of Commons.