ADS is intended for the transmission of audio content for direct reception within a small defined area, typically a sports stadium or conference hall. This will permit the "broadcasting" to closed user groups of material such as a referee's comments, or conference translations, or audio descriptions for the visually impaired; in situations where other means are not suitable.
ADS can use frequencies within the existing PMSE band 60.75 - 62.75 MHz, but on a secondary basis to PMSE users.
You can now book the preferred ADS frequencies below using our online tools:
In addition, with immediate affect ADS WT Act licences issued by pmse state clearly that the licensee must also be in possession of a valid ADS-RSL Broadcasting Act licence.
Application forms and guidance are available on Ofcom's website. For further guidance on the ADS-RSL Broadcasting Act Licence contact Elaine.email@example.com
Because of the need to protect the primary programme-making service, ADS will not be available at the following events. This list will be updated from time to time as required.
- The Formula One British Grand Prix
- The Cheltenham Gold Cup meeting
- The Open Golf Championship
- All other major golf events
To check whether a specific event may be included in the last category, please send an email with details of the event you are considering to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees (per 50 kHz bandwidth unless stated)
|Band||Up to 31 days||Annual|
|26 - 65 MHz||£56||£672|
|65 - 470 MHz||£172||£2064|
|470 - 1000 MHz||£56||£672|
|1517 - 1525 MHz||£120 per 0.5 MHz||£1440|