Statement: Revisions to Digital Radio Technical Codes

  • Start: 04 February 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 March 2019

Statement published 11 June 2019

Ofcom published a consultation on 4 February 2019 which proposed making changes to the existing technical rules that the UK’s DAB digital radio broadcasters are required to comply with as a condition of their licences. We proposed these changes with the aim of ensuring that our rules remained appropriate and proportionate.

The consultation closed on 28 March 2019, and we received 28 responses to our proposals from industry stakeholders and members of the public. We have considered all of the points raised by respondents, and we have made certain revisions to our proposed changes in light of the comments that we received.

This statement concludes the consultation process, sets out our analysis of the points raised by respondents, and includes our final decision on the proposed changes to the technical codes. The new Technical Code documents will come into force today (11 June 2019).

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Responder name Type
Angel Radio (PDF File, 350.5 KB) Organisation
Arqiva (PDF File, 616.2 KB) Organisation
Audessence Ltd (PDF File, 55.7 KB) Organisation
Bauer Digital Radio, CE Digital and Digital Radio Group (PDF File, 244.5 KB) Organisation
BBC (PDF File, 192.3 KB) Organisation
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