Nation sells Channel Islands DAB multiplex to Tindle CI Broadcasting

The DAB multiplex covering the Channel Islands has been acquired by Tindle CI Broadcasting from Nation Broadcasting.

Nation has sold its entire shareholding in Bailiwick Broadcasting Limited – the company behind the multiplex on the Channel Islands – for an undisclosed sum.

Nation’s Founder Jason Bryant said: “The Channel Islands DAB multiplex has been a tremendous success and digital pioneer, being the first to launch exclusively in DAB+ and carrying the largest number of stations of any local multiplex currently operating.

“We wish Tindle well as they develop their broadcast business on the Channel Islands.”

Tindle CI Broadcasting Pan-island Managing Director James Keen said: “In less than a year, DAB’s reach in the Channel Islands has grown by more than a third with one in three people now using the platform every week.

“Nation Broadcasting has delivered a large and diverse selection of radio stations to people in Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney and we look forward to building on their early success in years to come.”

Tindle CI Broadcasting owns the local radio stations Channel 103 in Jersey and Island FM which broadcasts to Guernsey and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tindle Press Holdings.