What is a narrowband area service station?
The operation of a narrowband area service station is authorised by a radiocommunications apparatus licence issued under the narrowband area service licensing option within the broadcast licence type. Narrowband area service stations are normally authorised to provide a service using non broadcasting services band frequencies. Narrowband area service stations may operate in appropriate parts of the VHF and MF frequency bands and are usually used to provide ‘narrowcasting’ programming (within the meaning of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992). Narrowcasting services must have reception limited in some way (for example, by being targeted at special interest groups or by providing programs of limited appeal).