Bedford DAB  

UK DAB Networks is a shareholder of In2DAB Ltd, the licence holder of the Bedford DAB multiplex.

Our Bedford DAB multiplex launches early 2023 with a transmitter in Bedford. Non-profit organisations with a studio located within the blue polygon may be eligible to hold a C-DSP licence.  Other services, regardless of studio location, can be broadcast under a DSPS licence. 

The Bedford DAB multiplex is managed by UK DAB Networks on behalf of In2DAB Ltd.

If you would like to discuss broadcasting your service on the Bedford DAB multiplex, please contact us today! 

Indoor coverage prediction generated by Ofcom demonstrating indoor coverage of the Bedford DAB multiplex. Outdoor coverage is likely to be greater. Map shown for illustrative purposes only and is not a guarantee of coverage. 

C-DSP  Service Providers 

We'll list confirmed services here, closer to launch.

DSPS  Service Providers

We'll list confirmed services here, closer to launch.

Fees are exclusive of VAT, subject to contract, and appropriate Ofcom licence being held. In2DAB Ltd reserves the right to amend the ratecard from time to time. Fees are payable annually in advance before commencement of broadcasting, by either BACS, debit card or credit card.

C-DSP services in reserved capacity
32kbps - £600 per annum
40kbps - £750 per annum
48kbps - £900 per annum

DSPS services / unreserved capacity
32kbps - £1,000 per annum
40kbps - £1,250 per annum
48kbps - £1,500 per annum
56kbps - £1,750 per annum
64kbps - £2,000 per annum

Policy for allocation of capacity on Bedford DAB multiplex
All services must accept In2DAB Ltd  standard terms and conditions to broadcast on the Bedford DAB multiplex, which are issued with each invoice.  Invoices must be paid in full before broadcasting can commence. All services must be appropriately licenced by Ofcom.

Under the terms of our Ofcom licence, we must reserve five 48kbps slots on our Bedford DAB multiplex for Ofcom licenced C-DSP services. The five C-DSP slots must be reserved regardless of whether or not this capacity is fully occupied. If a C-DSP service using reserved capacity elects a lower capacity than 48kbps, then the net difference will be kept vacant to comply with our licence terms. Capacity will first be allocated to services that agreed to be a service provider on our original Ofcom application (these stations we refer to as 'bid partners'), provided they launch on the multiplex by 30th June 2023. Reserved capacity will then be allocated on a first come, first served, basis. Once the five C-DSP slots are occupied, then any subsequent slots used to C-DSP services will be on unreserved capacity. To be eligible to be a C-DSP service on the Bedford multiplex, Ofcom must have licenced the service as a C-DSP for Bedford. A C-DSP service from another area, must obtain a DSPS licence from Ofcom and our applicable DSPS tariffs will apply.

DSPS services shall pay the applicable DSPS tariff. Capacity is allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

There will be a maximum of 29 slots available on the multiplex (comprised of at least 5 C-DSP slots, and the balance a combination of C-DSP and DSPS slots, subject to capacity).  In the event that the multiplex becomes oversubscribed, then stations wishing to join will have their interest kept on file. As capacity subsequently becomes available, then In2DAB Ltd, will, at its sole discretion, select a service that it feels will enhance the range of digital radio services available in Bedford

In2DAB Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales (Company No. 14054638) 53 Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 2SR