- Emap and Capital Radio have revealed that the two are in talks about possible future bids for a local digital radio licence.
The two are looking at the possibility of bidding for one of three local licences, having already ruled out bidding for a national digital licence.
Along with Emap and Capital, DMG Radio, a subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust, may also join the talks. Other names linked to the two are Golden Rose Communications and Chrysalis.
The local licences covering Manchester, London and Birmingham will be advertised in September.
The arrival of digital radio is set to more than double the number of stations broadcasting in the UK.