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Digital radio switchover likely to be delayed

Rhian Jones
Digital Radio

The switchover to digital radio is likely to be delayed beyond the 2015 target date, because the Government has failed to meet listening targets.

Digital sets were expected to account for half of all radio listening by 2013 but the figure currently stands at just 29.2 per cent, according to the Telegraph.

John Mottram, head of radio for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has said the Government remained committed to turning off the FM signal, despite the low take-up.

Mottram said an announcement about “the direction of travel” would be made next year.

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Tags: Government, digital radio, John Mottram

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