§ Janet Anderson
Of the 23 local digital multiplex licences awarded so far, five have been deemed regional multiplexes by the Radio Authority. Of these, four have been granted to MXR and one further regional multiplex licence (for Central Scotland) awarded to Switch Digital. Decisions on the award of all independent radio licences are a matter for the Radio Authority, in accordance with the criteria set out in the Broadcasting Acts. The Authority publishes detailed assessments, setting out its reasons for all such licence awards.