Last week Ofcom initiated a consultation on our frequency change request for the Somerset multiplex.
To be honest, it’s not really our request. As part of the work we’re doing with commercial radio, the BBC, Ofcom and the Government, analysis has been carried out to judge what the right frequencies are to ensure all the local and national multiplexes can have the most robust coverage. So, as this increases robustness for us, and others, we’ve sent in the request.
The change we’ve asked for is a frequency shift for this multiplex from 10D to 10B.
If everything goes to plan with the consultation we would hope that test transmissions for the Somerset multiplex will start at the beginning of September.
please can you tell me when somerset will start testing and what programmes it will carry
Hi Harry, all the current details are in the Somerset section.
Are the plans to launch from Coker Hill as well at some point as well? Reception from mendip is very poor in Yeovil 🙁
Coker Hill and Egford Hill are part of the second phase connected to the Govt/BBC/Commercial roll out plan.
I’ve noticed 10B has sprung in to some kind of life – picking up something in Cardiff (think its from your multiplex)
Will there be other stations joining the 4 you already have listed?
We have some additional stations joining over the coming months, I’m not sure whether they’ll be ready for launch. If not, they’ll be up soon.