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BBC World Service goes DAB+ in the Netherlands

BBC World Service English has launched as a 24/7 DAB+ station in the Netherlands.

The station has launched in an agreement with Broadcast Digital Networks (BDN) and Mobiele TV Nederland (MTVNL).

The three-year contract sees the station available in the four largest cities in the Netherlands: Amsterdam, the Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam. BBC World Service English is also available in the country via the internet and Hotbird satellites.

Mary Hockaday, controller of BBC World Service English, said: “We’re delighted to provide so many potential new listeners with access to BBC World Service via DAB. The agreement will mean we are the only dedicated English radio station available on DAB+ in the Netherlands.”