SDL National DAB Multiplex

Last update: 16/12/2020.

Operator Frequency On Air From Coverage Area
Sound Digital Limited, a joint venture between Arqiva, Bauer Media, Wireless Group 216.928 MHz (11A) February 2016 Most areas of UK

Note: Some stations use DAB+ on this multiplex. Not all DAB radios can receive DAB+. Some of these services use low bit rates, and where observations of extremely poor sound quality have been made, this has been indicated in the Audio Format column.

Stations Carried

Station Display Name (8 Digit/16 Digit) ID Bit Rate (kbps) Audio Format Programme Type (PTY)
Absolute Radio 80s Abs R80s/Absolute Rad 80s C8D8 80 Mono Pop Music
Absolute Radio 90s AbsR 90s/Absolute Rad 90s CAC2 80 Mono Pop Music
BFBS UK   C5E0 24 DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2 – Poor audio quality. Pop Music
Fun Kids Fun Kids/Fun Kids UK   24 DAB+ Mono – Poor audio quality. Children’s
Jazz FM     32 DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2 Jazz Music
Love Sport     24 DAB+ Sport
Mellow Magic Mellow M/Mellow Magic   80 Mono Easy Listening
Planet Rock     80 Mono Rock Music
Premier Christian     64 Mono Religion
Premier Praise     64 Mono Religion
Scala Radio     112 Joint Stereo Classical Music
Sunrise Radio UK     64 Mono National Music
Talk Radio     32 DAB+ Stereo News
Talk Sport 2     32 DAB+ Stereo Sport
Times Radio     64 Mono LSF n/k
UCB 2     64 Mono Religion
Union Jack Dance UJ Dance /   32 DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2 Pop Music
Union Jack     32 DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2 Rock Music
Union Jack Rock UJ Rock /   32 DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2 Rock Music
Virgin Radio Virgin / Virgin Radio   80 Mono Pop Music
Virgin Radio Anthems /Virgin Anthems   32 DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2 Pop Music 
Virgin Radio Chilled /Virgin Chilled   32 DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2 Pop Music 


Currently the following transmitters broadcast the SDL National multiplex:

Transmitter Area Covered Power Output Grid Reference
Pontop Pike