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Call for 2015 End to Analog Radio in UK

According to an article in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, commercial radio companies in the United Kingdom are looking to set a firm end date for analog radio.
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According to an article in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, commercial radio companies in the United Kingdom are looking to set a firm end date for analog radio.

The industry body RadioCentre was expected to approach the British broadcast regulator, Ofcom, about setting a shutoff date for analog radio that could be as early as 2015.

An analog shutdown would mirror the transition path being followed by the television industry, which will see an end to terrestrial analog broadcasting in 2012.

There is a concern, according to the Telegraph report, that only a firm analog shutoff date will ensure continued investment and development of digital radio, although there are political concerns about making millions of analog receivers obsolete.

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