BBC mothballs idea of forced move to digital broadcasting

(Source: The Telegraph via Mike Hansgen)

BBC to keep broadcasting on FM

For years fans of wireless radios have campaigned to stop the apparently inevitable march of progress as Britain prepares to switch off its crackling analogue signal and become totally digital.

But now, the BBC will announce that it has shelved plans to force listeners to replace their analogue radios with DAB sets.

In a move that will also be welcomed by the two million motorists with analogue car radios, the corporation will admit for the first time that FM broadcasts must continue to keep audiences on side as music streaming and podcasts threaten its traditional strongholds.[…]

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1 thought on “BBC mothballs idea of forced move to digital broadcasting

  1. DanH

    The UK is already well served by digital radio, like much of the world. The receivers are included in smart phones but their use is not free to the public. The transmitters are found on cell phone towers and the local coverage area is quite limited.

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