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Digital Audio Broadcasting

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

12. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on the future of digital audio broadcasts in the UK. (81374)

Digital audio broadcasting (DAB) listening in the UK continues to grow. Over 3 million DAB sets have been sold and a wide variety of stations exist catering for many tastes. Ofcom has proposed further sound multiplexes to allow for additional DAB stations, both nationally and locally. They will publish a statement on the timetable for licensing these in the near future. Many people also listen to digital radio via the internet and digital TV platforms.