NOW Derbyshire


Now Digital (Derbyshire)
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Licensed area Derbyshire
Frequency 10B (211.648 MHz)
Air date Yet to Launch (Delayed)
Owner Arqiva
Website www.now-digital.com

Now Derbyshire is an upcoming local commercial digital radio multiplex in the United Kingdom, which will serve Derbyshire and other parts of the East Midlands.

The multiplex will be transmitted on frequency block 10B from five transmitters, including Lichfield, Drum Hill, Stanton Moor, Whitebourgh and Chesterfield Transmitter. Now Digital (East Midlands) Ltd were the only applicants for the multiplex.

The launch of the multiplex has now been delayed for it to be possibly merged with the NOW Nottingham multiplex.[1]

Transmitted Stations

The following stations are expected to be transmitted on the Now Derbyshire multiplex:

Station Name Sound Channel Bitrate Protection Level
BBC Radio Derby Joint Stereo 128kbit/s 3
Gold Joint Stereo 128kbit/s 3
Capital FM Joint Stereo 128kbit/s 3
Gem 106 Joint Stereo 128kbit/s 3
UCB Mono 64kbit/s 3
Smooth Radio Joint Stereo 128kbit/s 3
Traffic Radio Mono 48kbit/s 3
Peak FM Joint Stereo 128kbit/s 3
XFM Joint Stereo 128kbit/s 3
Heart Joint Stereo 128kbit/s 3

Transmitter Sites

These are the only confirmed transmitter sites at present:[2]

Transmitter KW AREA
Drum Hill  ? Depending on signal strength
Tibshelf  ? Depending on signal strength
Stanton Moor  ? Depending on signal strength
Chesterfield  ? Depending on signal strength
Lichfield  ? Radiating Northwards toward Derbyshire
Glossop  ? Expected to launch within a year of official switch-on.
Buxton  ? Expected to launch within a year of official switch-on.
Ashbourne  ? Expected to launch within a year of official switch-on.

More information can be found on the application for the multiplex [3]

References

  1. ^ http://www.wohnort.org/DAB/ukloc.html#Derby Wohnort Entry
  2. ^ ofcom website 2009
  3. ^ http://www.ofcom.org.uk/radio/ifi/rbl/dcr/applications/app_derbyshire/nowdigital.pdf Application

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