Bulgaria

Last update: 15.04.2020 - older versions

At the end of 2018 a draft Regulatory Policy for the Administration of radio frequency spectrum was published for public consultation. The draft policy provides for the establishment of a working party to draft an official document reflecting the national policy regarding digital radio broadcasting.

This working party shall include representatives from the two main Bulgarian regulatory bodies – the Council for Electronic Media (the authority that issues licenses for the production of radio and TV programs which are broadcast terrestrially and monitors the content of all Bulgarian radio and TV programs) and the Communications Regulation Commission (issuing permissions for the use of specified radio spectrum and monitoring its use). 

In May 2017, ET DIP TRADING was awarded a trial license by the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) to transmit DAB/DAB+ digital radio in the territory of Sofia. More information (see licensing protocol 17 and decision number 5 inside the document).

On 20 March 2020 Digital audio Bulgaria LTD started a DAB+ trial in the capital city Sofia. More information is available here

 

Last update: 15.04.2020 - older versions

Future coverage of DAB+ digital radio in Sofia. More information at https://dab.bg/

Last update: 22.08.2019 - older versions

Over 450 different devices in various price ranges from 20 Bulgarian lev are available in specialised shops and commercial chains.

Last update: 29.01.2019 - older versions

At the end of 2018 a draft Regulatory Policy for the Administration of radio frequency spectrum was published for public consultation.  According to the draft Policy the Communications Regulation Commission has the capacity to issue DAB+ licences however as yet no licences have been issued. 

The draft Regulatory Policy notes: “The specification of the T-DAB / T-DAB + technology, as well as the T-DAB / T-DAB + facilities have been developed and approved by ETSI / EBU8 / CENELEC9, based on proposals from the WorldDAB Forum”.

The draft regulatory policy is available to download here (in Bulgarian).

Last update: 05.05.2020

 Digital Audio Bulgaria has launched a new promotional video on DAB+, highlighting the various benefits of DAB+ digital radio. A new consumer-facing DAB marketing website adopting the DAB+ logo and branding in line with other European countries looking to help develop DAB+ digital radio has also launched in Bulgaria - www.dab.bg.

Deutschlandfunk and Deutschlandradio Kultur to launch on DAB+
02.12.2016 - Bulgaria Bulgaria
The German national public broadcasters Deutschlandfunk and Deutschlandradio Kultur will disappear from longwave at the end of 2016. The money saved will be invested in digital terrestrial radio (DAB+).

(Bulgarian DX blog) Read more


Harris Corporation Addresses Key Broadcast Challenges With Latest ...
15.09.2008 - Bulgaria Bulgaria
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (IBC2008, Stand 7.G20) — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, ...

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Harris Corporation Introduces PowerSmart™ Technology for TV and ...
15.09.2008 - Bulgaria Bulgaria
... DAB/T-DMB transmitters, PowerSmart™ lowers the cost of ownership for television and radio broadcasters over the course of the transmitter life through a ...

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 7.0 million
Last update: 18.02.2020

Useful Links

BORT (Bulgarian operators Radio and TV)
dab.bg/
Public discussion procedure for digital radio
www.crc.bg/section.php?id=2208
Communicatons Regulation Commission