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Thursday, 27th November 2003
BBC battle on with DAB transmitter expansion for national stations

The BBC has just turned on its latest DAB digital radio transmitter, carrying its national digital radio stations, to the people of Hastings and Bexhill in East Sussex.

Listeners with a DAB-enabled radio in and around the South-East area of East Sussex can now tune in to the set of BBC stations now broadcasting, which include digital-only 6 music and 1Xtra, thanks to the new transmitter.

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The power-up of the latest transmitter on 26th November 2003 allows a further 240,000 potential listeners to the BBC's services.

The announcement comes before the launch of the local DAB digital radio multiplex for Brighton and Hove, which is due to launch in January 2004. The nearby area of Brighton and Hove has also recently seen the switch-on of its own BBC transmitter.

Listeners with a DAB digital radio in Hastings and surrounding areas can receive the new services by performing an "Autotune" or "Autoscan" with their DAB-enabled tuner or radio. The national BBC services now available in and around the Hastings area are as follows:

  • BBC Asian Network

  • BBC Radio 1

  • BBC 1Xtra

  • BBC Radio 2

  • BBC Radio 3

  • BBC Radio 4

  • BBC Radio Five Live

  • BBC Five Live Sports Extra

  • BBC 6 Music

  • BBC 7

  • BBC World Service

To receive DAB digital radio stations in the UK, you need a DAB digital radio - a new type of radio that can receive digital radio broadcasts. For more information, read our guide to DAB digital radio and discover more about the tuners available to buy.

Related links:
national BBC DAB radio stations, on this website.
guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
get discounts on DAB digital radios, via this website.
portable digital radios, available to buy now, via this website.
pocket DAB tuners, on this website. promo banner

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