Radio stations Classic FM and LBC are joining free-to-air TV platform Freeview following a deal between transmission company Arqiva and the stations’ owner, Global.
Classic FM will be at channel number 731 and LBC at 732 on the Freeview TV guide.
The deal also includes the continuation of Global’s Smooth Radio which is one of 10 stations which have committed to the platform
Mike Finchen, Director of Digital Terrestrial Television at Arqiva said, “Arqiva fully supports a digital radio future and the accessibility of these radio brands on the Freeview platform supports this ambition.
“We’re excited by the addition of Classic FM and LBC to continue providing diverse content to Freeview listeners, alongside the on-going content from the existing stations.”
Guy North, Managing Director at Freeview said, “With over 25 radio stations on Freeview, the addition of Classic FM and LBC brings even more choice of entertaining conversation and music to for Freeview homes.”
Other radio stations available on Freeview (from channel number 700) include, among others Capital, Heart, Absolute and Insight Radio.