2015 too early for Digital Radio Switchover says report

2015 – the date originally pencilled in for the digital radio switchover – is far too early according to a new report  “Digital Radio Switchover: what is in it for consumers?”.

The report, recently published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), suggested: “The target date for digital switchover should be revised upwards as 2015 is realistically far too early for the necessary preparations to be put in place for consumers.”

Further, it said that a digital switchover date should only be announced when no more than 30 per cent of listening remains on analogue.