Statement from Like Media Group:
In light of recent developments for two DAB multiplexes operating elsewhere in the UK last year but sharing the same site supplier as this multiplex, significant challenges have been presented to us due to changes in site operator terms and conditions. This has rendered the current setup untenable, necessitating action to address the situation as it would be completely unviable.
After discussions with Ofcom, we have jointly agreed to revoke the licence awarded to Swansea DAB Limited. While alternative sites have been identified, regulatory constraints stipulate that the multiplex must launch within 18 months of the initial award. Regrettably, we will be unable to meet this deadline, with the framework and steps that are necessary.
Despite this setback, we are equipped with the necessary equipment to establish the multiplex and have identified alternative sites that offer comparable coverage. Consequently, we have requested Ofcom readvertise the licence in Round 6. Swansea DAB remains committed to reapplying for the licence with the revised site locations.