MultiCarrier (Mauritius) Ltd (MCML) is a state-owned private
company set up after the liberalisation of airwaves with
statutory exclusive rights for the terrestrial transmission of
broadcasting services. In February 2002, it took over the
transmission section of Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation.
MCML operates broadcasting transmission networks for radio and television in Mauritius, Rodrigues and Agalega Islands. Currently, 22 transmission stations in Mauritius broadcast three AM radios, five FM radios, three analogue television channels and three DVB-T multiplexes for 18 free-to-air igital terrestrial television channels for the public broadcaster, as well as three FM radios for private operators.
Rodrigues Island, 600 km north-east of Mauritius, switched over to digital terrestrial television broadcasting on 15 December 2008. Five transmission stations broadcast one DVB-T multiplex with five free-to-air digital terrestrial television channels, one AM radio and two FM radios for the public broadcaster.
In October 2008, Agalega Islands, some 1,000 km north of Mauritius with just 350 inhabitants, started having radio and television relayed from the public broadcaster in Mauritius. The set-up consists of one FM radio and a DVB-T multiplex with three free-to-air digital terrestrial television channels.