UBC signs Freeview deal with Emap



UBC Media Group's software division, Unique Interactive, has signed two licensing deals, one with Emap and one with a consortium of Australian broadcasters, for its "ManDLS" system.

The agreement with Emap is to supply dynamic text services for its eight radio services broadcasting on Freeview platform. UBC already has a contract with Emap to provide the text services for Emap's DAB broadcasts. The extension of this to cover Freeview will make the DLS text service available to millions more listeners.

ManDLS provides a dynamically updated text service alongside digital radio broadcasts and is used by broadcasters to enable song and artist information, SMS text messages, radio promotions or any other dynamic content to be seen on radio display windows.