Virgin Radio expands coverage on Sky, Freesat and DAB


Virgin Radio has expanded its coverage on DAB in Wales and is now available on Sky and Freesat.

The expansion of DAB coverage in Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Bridgend could bring the station to areas not reached by the existing national transmitters. talkRADIO and talkSPORT 2 have also been added to the five local digital transmitters in South West Wales.

The rock music station is also now available on Sky. Virgin Radio can be found in the radio section on channel 0215.

Digital satellite service Freesat has also announced that Virgin Radio has joined its line-up of radio stations. The station is now available on channel 736. It joins all of the BBC’s national radio stations, as well as commercial radio stations like Absolute Radio and Heart. Freesat users spent an average eight hours listening to radio on their TVs during December.

The expansion comes ahead of the launch of the new Chris Evans Breakfast Show. Virgin Radio has recently announced that the new show will be free of ad breaks and revealed the team who will work on the show. Two new spin-off digital stations have also been launched by Virgin Radio this month.

Commenting on the launch, Alistair Thom, Managing Director of Freesat, said: “We are excited to add Virgin Radio UK to our channels and offer our customers, who often tune in to the radio on their TVs, access to one of the most-talked-about radio shows in the past few months in the form of the new Chris Evans Breakfast Show. We are on a mission to give our four million viewers the very best subscription-free entertainment and the addition of Virgin Radio UK only enhances the choice available.”

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