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Digital Broadcasting: Radio

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate his Department has made of the amount of radio listening which occurs through digital platforms. (159699)

The Department does not collect its own radio listening figures. However, radio listening data compiled by RAJAR for the second quarter 2007 show (a) that 26.2 per cent. of the population (adults15+) listened via a digital platform each week and (b) the total radio listening share by platform was:

Listening via




All digital1


Analogue/digital unspecified


1 Digital platforms consisting of 7 per cent. listening via DAB, 2.6 per cent. DTV, 1.5 per cent. internet and 1.7 per cent. unspecified.