Corporate report

Digital Radio Action Plan reports 2013

Covers government emergency communications policy, specifications for DAB and DAB+ digital radio receivers (including in-vehicle) and more.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Government Emergency Communications Policy

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Government Emergency Communications Policy

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Minimum specifications for DAB and DAB+ Personal and Domestic Digital Radio receivers

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Minimum specifications for DAB and DAB+ Personal and Domestic Digital Radio receivers

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Minimum specifications for DAB and DAB+ In-Vehicle Digital Radio Receivers and Adaptors

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Minimum specifications for DAB and DAB+ In-Vehicle Digital Radio Receivers and Adaptors

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Role of other Digital Platforms

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Role of other Digital Platforms

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Switchover Communications Plan

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Switchover Communications Plan

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Details

Government Emergency Communications Policy

Under action 1.5 of the Digital Radio Action Plan the the Government Policy Group, which is led by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has reported on the possible impact of a Radio Switchover on the government’s current civil contingencies policy.

Minimum specifications for DAB and DAB+ Personal and Domestic Digital Radio receivers

Under action 2.1 of the Digital Radio Action Plan, the Technology and Equipment Group have developed minimum radio receiver technical specifications for equipment for use with digital radio transmissions in the UK, which can be tested for compliance against specified test suites, and which are capable of underpinning any future certification scheme. This report outlines the minimum technical specifications for domestic and personal DAB and DAB+ receivers.

Minimum specifications for DAB and DAB+ In-Vehicle Digital Radio Receivers and Adaptors

Under action 2.1 of the Digital Radio Action Plan, the Technology and Equipment Group have developed minimum radio receiver technical specifications for equipment for use with digital radio transmissions in the UK, which can be tested for compliance against specified test suites, and which are capable of underpinning any future certification scheme. This report outlines the minimum technical specifications for in-vehicle DAB and DAB+ receivers.

Role of other Digital Platforms

Action 2.8 of the Action Plan requires the Technology and Equipment Group to: “Monitor and review the development of other delivery mechanisms for digital radio, including the internet, digital TV and mobile communications and make recommendations on how to use these technologies and the required infrastructure to drive take-up of digital radio and any impact on the minimum specifications and a certification mark.”

Switchover Communications Plan

Under task 3.3 of the Digital Radio Action Plan, the Market Preparation Group have developed a plan for a strategic marketing and communications campaign that could support a future radio switchover.

Published 25 February 2013