These are the Round 2 small-scale DAB licences to be advertised in early 2021
Manchester --- Liverpool --- Wigan --- Oldham & Rochdale --- Bolton & Bury --- Stockport --- Preston --- Blackburn, Burnley & Darwen --- Stoke & Newcastle --- Warrington, Widnes & Runcorn --- Cheshire-east --- Wirral --- Blackpool --- Chester & Ellesmere Port --- Wrexham --- Southport --- Rhyl, Ruthin & Mold --- Cheshire-mid --- Crewe, Nantwich & Whitchurch --- Glossop & Buxton --- Congleton & Leek --- Clitheroe
Contact us to find out how we can help you with your licence application
Viamux provides small-scale DAB operators with the essential know-how to successfully apply for and operate your own multiplex. We produce detailed coverage and population predictions and write successful Ofcom licence applications. And when you win, we have the expertise to supply your entire DAB/DAB+ broadcast chain, from audio encoding and data insertion through to digital multiplexing and transmission - including OPTIMUX, the powerful cloud-based dashboard that allows you to easily manage and control every aspect of your multiplex operation.
The Viamux team has unparalleled experience working in commercial and community broadcasting. We understand radio and DAB/DAB+. Our sister company, Niocast Digital, has operated the highly successful small-scale DAB trial in Manchester for the past five years. The multiplex has been fully subscribed for the last 4 years - facilitating the emergence of many new radio stations and audio formats.
As the UK's small-scale DAB specialist, Viamux ran a series of twenty free workshops in 2019 for individuals and groups across Great Britain and Northern Ireland that wanted to know more about small-scale DAB. Attended by over 80 organisations, Viamux has continued to provide these thought leadership workshops and demonstrations throughout 2020 using Zoom. If you would like to organise a group meeting for your team then please let us know using the form below.
The Viamux small scale DAB solution is a green, eco-friendly, sustainable & socially responsible alternative to analogue radio. Per station, it consumes 80% less electricity; requires 75% less capital; and reduces operating expenditure & support costs by 65% .
Viamux DAB in a Box
The complete 'out of the box' multiplex solution
The Viamux turn-key solution includes all the head-end equipment (antenna, amplifier, SDR and multiplex server) professionally installed at your chosen transmission site(s). We can provide hardware and windows DAB/DAB+ encoders - so that audio is encoded at the highest quality. Alternatively, you can opt for our cloud encoders - keeping your capital investment low and monthly operating costs to a minimum.
Viamux DAB in the Cloud
The fully-managed 'DAB as a service' solution
The multiplex server and DAB/DAB+ encoding is co-located in our multiplex hub. Audio from your client radio stations is encoded at the hub and 'blended' into a single multiplexed stream which is sent directly to your transmission site(s). With our fully-managed offering Viamux will take care of all the day-to-day running of your multiplex including adding & removing services; managing carriage agreements; monitoring alerts and providing status reports; and generating invoices and collecting direct debits on your behalf.
Optimux DAB Software
The complete ODR management solution for your multiplex
Optimux is a powerful and easy to use multiplex management solution. Fully ODR-compatible, the user-friendly dashboard allows administrators to add, remove and configure stations on the multiplex. Optimux continually monitors the multiplex with SMS/email alerts enabled and full performance reporting available to stations. Optimux Advanced includes invoicing and direct debits to ensure automated payment of carriage fees each month. Optimux Professional allows each service provider to listen to the audio feed of their DAB broadcast.
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DAB Coverage Predictions
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Viamux provided the the Irish state broadcaster RTÉ and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) with a two small scale DAB+ radio multiplexes, broadcasting every station on the Irish Radioplayer. Installed in Dublin, the multiplexes carry all 36 of Ireland’s commercial radio stations along with RTÉ’s nine services. The network also switches listeners seamlessly between the Irish Radioplayer app and free-to-air DAB+.
Niocast Digital operates the DAB+ multiplex in Manchester, England. Launched on Friday 28th August 2015, the small scale 'minimux' became the most populous multiplex in the world, in 2017, carrying 26 eclectic and exciting DAB+ programme services and bringing unprecedented listener choice to the city. Today it hosts 24 services and continues to provides an essential platform for new content and format innovation.