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Licensing Small Scale DAB - SSDAB & Community Radio: Past, Present, & Future


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SSDAB & Community Radio: Past, Present, & Future
University of Bedfordshire, Luton - Saturday 25th March, 11am-4pm
This free event was for community radio stations, commercial radio broadcasters and individuals interested in small-scale digital audio broadcasting (SSDAB) and community media.

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Licensing Small Scale DAB - SSDAB & Community Radio: Past, Present, & Future

  1. 1. Licensing Small Scale DAB Peter Madry, Senior Broadcast Specialist 25th March 2017 CMA Community Radio and Small Scale DAB Event
  2. 2. 1 Road to licensing Analyse trial conclusions Legislation Develop legal framework Consult Advertise licences Complete Current activity First awards
  3. 3. 2 Indicative coverage plan • Built on early assumptions • Serves as an indication that existing services could move to DAB given available spectrum • Plan has some shortcomings that need to be addressed – Needs international coordination – What about unserved areas? This is not a definitive plan!
  4. 4. 3 Considerations (1) Licensing Interpretation Mux structure Process • What legislation requires • How we put requirements into practice • Accommodating existing services • Future expansion • Regional or whole UK • Demand-lead or pre- planned
  5. 5. 4 Considerations (2) Technical Frequency plan Transmitter parameters Platform issues • Accommodating existing services • Unserved areas • International coordination • Power vs no. of sites • Use of SFNs • Hole punching • Technical standards
  6. 6. Thank you – questions? 5