Soul music station Solar Radio has ceased broadcasting on the Sky satellite television platform. Solar had been available on Sky since September 2000.
The station is redirecting listeners to the variety of online platforms available, including smart phone apps and smart speakers.
The station is also available on DAB+ in Birmingham, Brighton, central London, and Norwich.
More details can be found on their website www.solarradio.com.
Scala Radio will join the Sky satellite TV platform tomorrow (1st May), and will be available on channel 0216. It is expected that the service will also join the Freesat subscription-free satellite platform.
This move will provide an alternative listening option for those outside of Scala Radio’s DAB coverage. Previously, the service has only been available on DAB, on the SDL National multiplex, with listeners lacking DAB coverage having to rely on smart phone apps and online platforms.
Virgin Radio made a similar move earlier this year, joining both Sky and Feesat.
Virgin Radio UK is to shortly join the Sky satellite television platform, enabling some listeners to listen through their TVs. This will provide an alternative platform for listeners who don’t have DAB reception of the station.
The station will be available free to air, and test transmissions have already commenced. Virgin Radio can also be manually tuned into other satellite receivers. More details can be found on a516digital.
The station will become the home of Chris Evans from early 2019.