LONDON�Aspart of the current phase of their digital radio network expansion, the BBC has launched an additional 20 national DAB transmitters throughout the UK,� bringing the total number of transmitters to 299, providing coverage to more than 95 percent of the UK population.
The rollout is not only adding new areas into the coverage of the network, but also improving reception for existing listeners in certain areas.� BBC�s goal is the bringing of a further two million people into the coverage area and increasing coverage from 93 percent to 97 percent by the end of 2015.
The following areas will be served by BBC National DAB for the first time: St Just (Cornwall); Clun, Bishop’s Castle and Craven Arms (Shropshire); Moffat (Dumfries and Galloway); Innerleithen (Scottish Borders). �New transmitters have improved coverage in the following areas: Mossley, Uppermill and Delph (Tameside); Lyme Regis (Dorset); Budleigh Salterton (Devon); Coventry city centre,�Ashburton (Devon); Barnard Castle (Teesside); the Norfolk Burnhams and Wells-next-the-Sea (Norfolk coast); Braintree (Essex); Chard (Somerset); Stamford (Lincolnshire); Harrogate (North Yorkshire); and, Aberdeen.
Listeners are advised to check their coverage atbbc.co.uk/digitalradio. �A full list of transmitters, rolled-out so far as part of this phase of BBC digital radio expansion, can also be found there.