Since September 2015 Niocast Digital has operated the Manchester minimux as part of Ofcom's small scale DAB trial. Our ambition is to grow digital listening by delivering a range of new radio services catering for ethnic, lifestyle, specialist and general audiences. Our current programme service line-up for Manchester can be viewed here.
The UK is committed to DAB as the future platform for terrestrial radio and Ofcom has now started the process that will lead to the rollout of small scale DAB across the nation.
Niocast Digital is planning to apply for multiplex operation licenses in a number of areas, and we're keen to hear from prospective programme service providers looking for low-cost, reliable DAB carriage.
Whether you're running an existing community or commercial station, an online service, or thinking about developing a unique new format, we want to hear from you!
Please tell us a little about your service using the form below. This is purely to give us an indication of the likely demand for DAB to help support our applications to Ofcom. There is no obligation to proceed beyond this stage.
- We cannot guarantee carriage at this time but will place interested parties on our waiting list on a 'first come first served' basis.
- We will keep all interested parties up to date with the licensing process over the months ahead via regular e-Newsletters.
- Should we be successful in being awarded a licence for the area(s) you are interested in we will contact interested parties to formalise carriage arrangements.