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BBC Ups Digital Coverage in North

Arqiva provided seven new transmitters

The BBC has switched on seven new DAB radio transmitters provided by Arqiva, reports Prolific North.

Now 94.4 percent of the British population can receive digital radio signals via the 19 million digital radios currently used in the United Kingdom, according to the BBC.

The transmitters are located in Whitworth Valley, Slapton in Devon, Swanage, Sudbury, Todmorden in West Yorkshire, Hay-on-Wye and the market town of Dolgellau in North West Wales, bringing the total to 253.

“It is fantastic that more listeners will be able to enjoy the full range of BBC services. Extending national DAB coverage is an important part of building a digital future for radio,” said Helen Boaden, director of BBC radio.