Feeds

No takers on digital Olympic radio station

Applicants didn't even understand Ofcom's offer

Security for virtualized datacentres

Despite being given six months to respond, it seems no one is interested in running a digital-only radio station during the London Olympics - so Ofcom has shelved the idea.

In April the regulator put out a request that those interested in running a DAB station for the duration of the 2012 games, and not beyond, should drop them a line and let them know. Ten responses came in, though it seems few had understood the question, and none were up to the job.

"In total we received 10 responses, although a number of these did not relate to providing short-term services on a digital broadcasting platform as requested by our invitation," said the regulator during a regular radio broadcast update.

The small number of responses, Ofcom explained, "means we have not been able to gauge fully how attractive a proposition this is likely to be to commercial operators". We'd venture a guess that the small number of responses is actually a good indicator of how attractive the proposition is.

We know readers all be hugely disappointed at not being able to tune in your DAB receivers to get the latest update on the games, and we'll endeavour to fill the void as usual, though you might find some games-related information on the Frequency Modulated channels that will be in operation. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Of COURSE Stephen Elop's to blame for Nokia woes, says author
'Google did have some unique propositions for Nokia'
FCC, Google cast eye over millimetre wireless
The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
Mobile coverage on trains really is pants
You thought it was just *insert your provider here*, but now we have numbers
Don't mess with Texas ('cos it's getting Google Fiber and you're not)
A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.