264. Conditions in national radio multiplex licences to reserve capacity for independent national broadcasters.

Ofcom1 must ensure that the conditions included in national radio multiplex licences2 (taken together) secure that an amount of digital capacity on the multiplex frequencies3 is reserved for every independent national broadcaster4 for the broadcasting5 of a simulcast radio service6 provided by that broadcaster7. Where the conditions of a licence for a national radio multiplex service reserve capacity on the frequency made available for that service for the broadcasting of a simulcast radio service provided by an independent national broadcaster, those conditions must also include the condition8 that Ofcom considers appropriate for securing that, in consideration of the making