Joining UK Radio Portal (UKRP) is a simple and cost-effective way of making your radio station available to over 10 million Internet connected Freeview TV and Set-Top-Box devices across the UK.

Please note: UK Radio Portal has been re-scheduled for launch on 21st September 202, and we are in the process of on-boarding initial radio station customers. If you are a radio station interested in joining UKRP in time for our launch, please contact us now.

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ITV microregions
Map courtesy of Dr Greg and NordNordWest
CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

UK Radio Portal is available throughout the UK via the 80 main commercial Digital Terrestrial TV transmitters that bring Freeview TV channels to consumers homes.

No app development, downloading of apps or sign-up process is required.  Everything is smoothly managed via the easy-to-use interactive TV service, which is underpinned by the UK Digital Terrestrial TV transmitter network, the Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) technology stack, and UK Radio Portal.

Navigating and accessing radio stations via UK Radio Portal is a similar user-experience to the familiar and accepted approach of accessing content in VoD (Video-On-Demand) portals, but in this case via a Freeview channel number – channel 277.

This approach allows UK Radio Portal to provide an extensive variety of radio stations to the Freeview TV platform in an easy to use manner, regardless of radio station geographic location or genre/format.

Whether you’re a local, regional, multi-regional or national radio broadcaster operating under a UK OfCom licence, an international broadcaster, or an Internet only broadcaster, UK Radio Portal has a coverage and pricing model to suit your budget and coverage needs.

By supporting a high-quality rotation of on-screen HD images, your radio station branding and messaging will really stand out, and the flexibility to add on-screen promotional/banner advertising offers the potential to monetise this service too.

National, Regional & Multi-Region

For national, regional and  multi-regional radio broadcasters, UK Radio Portal’s coverage model follows ITV’s 14 regions and 23 sub-regions, as defined in the map (left) and table (below). Radio stations can be made available to one or more regions, based on the chosen coverage.

Links to coverage maps from uktvfree can be found by clicking on the region name and the icon for main transmitter coverage selection.

Please contact us to find out more about joining, and to have a chat about how you can make UK Radio Portal work for your radio station.

Map Ref.ITV RegionService Coverage Area
1eAnglia
(East)
Norfolk, Suffolk, northern and eastern Essex
1wAnglia
(West)
Cambridgeshire, most of Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, northeastern Hertfordshire and northeastern Buckinghamshire
2eBorder
(England)
Central and northern Cumbria
2sBorder
(Scotland)
Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders
3eCentral
(East)
Leicestershire, central and southern Derbyshire, southern Nottinghamshire, Rutland and southwestern Lincolnshire
3wCentral
(West Midlands)
Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, the West Midlands, Worcestershire and northern Gloucestershire
4Channel
Channel Islands
5GranadaCheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, northwestern Derbyshire, southern Cumbrian coast, western North Yorkshire and Isle of Man
6LondonGreater London, southern and western Essex, western Kent, Surrey, eastern Berkshire, southern Buckinghamshire, and most of Hertfordshire
7eMeridian
(East)
Central and eastern Kent and East Sussex (except southwest)
7sMeridian
(South Coast)
Central and southern Hampshire, West Sussex, Isle of Wight, central and eastern Dorset, southeastern Wiltshire and southwestern East Sussex
7tMeridian/Central
(Thames Valley)
Oxfordshire, central and northwestern Buckinghamshire, western Berkshire, northern Hampshire, eastern Gloucestershire and southwestern Northamptonshire
8eSTV Central
(Edinburgh & the East)
&
STV Central
(Glasgow & the West)


Merged to form
STV Central Belt region

Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife (except North East Fife), Midlothian and West Lothian
8wArgyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Glasgow, Inverclyde, Lochaber, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Stirling, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire.
9aSTV North
(Aberdeen & the North)
&
STV North
(Dundee)


Merged to form
STV Highlands region

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Highland (except Lochaber), Moray, na h-Eileanan Siar, Orkney and Shetland
9dAngus, Dundee, North East Fife, Perth and Kinross
10Tyne TeesCounty Durham, Northumberland, Teesside, Tyne and Wear and northern North Yorkshire
11UTV
Northern Ireland)
Northern Ireland
12WalesWales
13eWest Country
(West)
Bristol, southern Gloucestershire, most of Wiltshire, northern fringes of Dorset and Somerset
13wWest Country
(South West)
Devon, Cornwall and western Dorset
14eYorkshire
(Belmont)
East Riding of Yorkshire, most of Lincolnshire, central Nottinghamshire and northeastern Derbyshire
14wYorkshire
(Emley Moor)
South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, central and southern North Yorkshire and northern Nottinghamshire


 

Local & Ultra-Local

For local & ultra-local radio broadcasters, (e.g. community radio stations), UK Radio Portal’s coverage model follows the UK Local TV multiplex coverage in the areas listed below.  OfCom’s theoretical coverage maps for these areas can be found by clicking on the location name.

Please note that the actual coverage at each location may vary based on technical arrangements by the local multiplex operator compared to OfCom’s theoretical assumptions. If a Local TV multiplex is not available, then regional coverage (as per the table above) will be available as an alternative option.

BBirmingham
Local TV
Birmingham
Brighton & Hove
Latest TV
Brighton
Bristol
Bristol TV
Bristol
NVTV
Belfast
Belfast
C
Local TV
Cardiff
Cumbria & BorderCarlisle
HHampshire
That's TV
Basingstoke
Humber
That's TV
Grimsby
KKent
KMTV
MaidstoneTonbridge
LLancashire
That's TV
LancasterBurnley
Leeds
Local TV
Leeds
Liverpool
That's TV
Liverpool
London
London Live
LondonHemel HempsteadReigate
Manchester
That's TV
Manchester
NNorfolk & East Coast
That's TV
Norwich
North Wales
Local TV
Mold
North Yorkshire
That's TV
Scarborough
Notts TVNottingham
SSalisbury & Wessex
That's TV
Salisbury
Scotland
That's TV
AyrAberdeenDundeeEdinburghGlasgow
Solent & South Coast
That's TV
Southampton
South Midlands & Cotswolds
That's TV
Oxford
Surrey & South East
That's TV
Guildford
Swansea Bay & South Wales
That's TV
SwanseaCarmarthen
Sheffield
Sheffield Live
Sheffield
TTeesside
Local TV
Middlesbrough
Thames Valley
That's TV
Reading
Tyne & Wear
Local TV
Newcastle
WWest Anglia
That's TV
Cambridge
YYork
That's TV
York


OfCom Broadcast Code

Since UK Radio Portal is available to large audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, UKRP endeavours to ensure that only appropriate content is made available via UK Radio Portal. 

Radio stations present on the UK Radio Portal are therefore required to maintain compliance with the UK OfCom Broadcast Code for both audible and visual content, including compliance logging (recording) of audio and meeting advertising standards.

Failure to adhere to this requirement will prevent UKRP from completing the on-boarding process, and failure to maintain adherence to this requirement can result in the suspension or removal of radio services from the UK Radio Portal.

UK Radio Portal The OfCom Broadcast Code provides guidance regarding:

  • Protecting the under-eighteens
  • Harm and offence
  • Crime, disorder, hatred and abuse
  • Religion
  • Due impartiality and due accuracy
  • Elections and referendums
  • Fairness
  • Privacy
  • Commercial references on TV
  • Commercial communications on radio

For more information, please visit: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/broadcast-codes/broadcast-code and https://ofcom.org.uk/dtt-ip-content


Copyright

As part of the on-boarding process, a copy of the radio station’s PPL (copyright) licence covering online broadcasting will also be required to be provided to UKRP. For more information, please visit: https://www.ppluk.com/music-licensing/radio-tv-and-online-licensing/


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