Scala Radio joins Sky

Classical music station Scala Radio will launch on Sky on Wednesday 1st May 2019.

Launched earlier this year on DAB digital radio and online, Scala Radio from Bauer Media features presenters including Simon Mayo and Angelica Bell.

But the station's reach has been considerably lower than its rival classic music stations, without any FM transmitters.

Sky users will see the station added to channel 0216 during the course of the day. Rival satellite TV provider Freesat hasn't so far indicated if it will carry the station on its station list.

Sky coverage will enable the station to reach many more households, including those who don't receive the DAB signal and those who like to listen to a high quality stereo sound via a TV soundbar.

The satellite signal has a bitrate of 192kbps stereo. DAB is 112kbps.