Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man to get two new radio transmitters

Two new digital radio transmitters are to be sited in the Isle of Man, the BBC has announced.

It is part of a move to bring the Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) service to 2.5 million people in the British Isles before the end of 2015.

A BBC spokesman said the transmitters will be co-sited with the existing television transmitters at Port St Mary and Ramsey.

The Isle of Man currently has one transmitter in Douglas.

The service will carry the BBC's nationwide services; Radios 1 to 5 live, 1Xtra, 4 Extra, 5 live sports extra, 6 Music, Asian Network and World Service.

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