Croatia

Last update: 12.05.2020 - older versions

Test broadcasting of DAB+ digital radio in Croatia started in November 2017 in the presence of the Prime Minister's Envoy, Minister Oleg Butković.

The Electronic Media Council chose 16 existing FM broadcasters for broadcasting in DAB+ technology. The chosen radio stations are, as follows:  Radio 808, Radio  Kaj, Sjeverni  FM, Radio Koprivnica, Radio Istra, Antena radio, Radio Zabok, Narodni radio, Radio Dalmacija , GOLD FM, Radio Banovina, Enter Zagreb, Trend radio, Radio Martin, Soundset Trsat and Radio 10.

In November 2019, network operator (OIV) and collaborating regulatory agencies decided to continue the existing DAB+ broadcast trial for a third year running. Some of the existing services on the trial were switched, and it was announced that public broadcaster HRT had joined the trial. It was also decided that the network will be extended from current five to eight sites.

Since March 2020, population coverage in Croatia stands at 88%.

Last update: 11.05.2020 - older versions

Following a network expansion that took place in March 2020, population coverage in Croatia now stands at approximately 88%, and 53% for indoor reception.

 

2020 coverage extension map

Last update: 11.05.2020 - older versions

In this country there is

on air.

The trial is starting with the same bitrate for all audio services, 72kbps. All services are using 3A protection. The parameters are subject to change since this is a trial.
No separate data services at this moment. Just DLS; text and logo of each station.
OIV is negotiating with some of the broadcasters to put in SLS service, but it’s not in yet.
The ensemble ID is C201 (C for Croatia, 2 for regional coverage, 01 as first MUX in this area).

 Operational sites:

  1. Sljeme, 10 kW ERP, channel 9C
  2. Ucka, 8 kW ERP, channel 11C
  3. Ivanscica, 1.3 kW ERP, channel 9C
  4. Vidova Gora (Brac), 5 kW ERP, channel 10A
  5. Belje „Duro Podboj“, 5 kW ERP, channel 8C

A network extension was realised in March 2020. As part of the extension, the following sites went into operation:

6. Srd, 10 kW ERP, channel 10

7. Ugljan – Mala Glava, 2.5 kW ERP, channel 10

8. Psunj, 1 kW ERP, channel 8C

Coverage now stands at around 88% for outdoor and around 53% of population for indoor reception.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 12 0 12

Last update: 11.05.2020 - older versions

In November 2019, network operator (OIV) and collaborating regulatory agencies decided to continue the existing DAB+ broadcast trial for a third year running. Some of the existing services on the trial were switched, and it was announced that public broadcaster HRT had joining the trial. The network was also extended from five to eight sites.

Currently operational:

  1. Sljeme, 10 kW ERP, channel 9C
  2. Ucka, 8 kW ERP, channel 11C
  3. Ivanscica, 1.3 kW ERP, channel 9C
  4. Vidova Gora (Brac), 5 kW ERP, channel 10A
  5. Belje „Duro Podboj“, 5 kW ERP, channel 8C

Additional sites, operational from March 2020:

  1. Srd, 10 kW ERP, channel 10C
  2. Ugljan – Mala Glava, 2.5 kW ERP, channel 10A
  3. Psunj, 1 kW ERP, channel 8C

This network extension was realised in March 2020.

Croatia expands DAB+ network, extends trials
19.05.2020 - Croatia Croatia
There are currently 12 stations broadcasting on DAB+ as part of the extended trial, with outdoor coverage standing at 88% and indoor reception at 53%. Commenting on the continuous development of DAB+ in Croatia, OIV CEO Mate Botica said“OIV sees DAB+ as the main future platform for radio. Our goal is to build a quality future-proof network and to start commercial services as soon as possible."

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Croatia renews DAB+ trial
14.04.2020 - Croatia Croatia
A DAB+ trial on air in Croatia has been been renewed for the third year running. As part of the trial, which is operasted by OIV, population coverage in Croatia currently stands at 88%.

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Croatia extends DAB+ trial
01.04.2020 - Croatia Croatia
Following the DAB+ transmitters in Srđ and Psunj, which went into operation in March, a DAB+ transmitter covering Zadar has now gone into operation. With the completion of the planned network expansion, outdoor coverage stands at 85%, while indoor reception stands at 52%.

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HRT's public radio stations in Croatia now on DAB+
31.01.2020 - Croatia Croatia
The radio programs of Croatian public broadcaster HRT (Hrvatska Radiotelevizija) can now also be received in large parts of the country via DAB+, marking the first time public radio stations are available on DAB+ in the country.

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Croatia enters second of year of DAB+ trials
05.12.2018 - Croatia Croatia
Croatia is going into its second year of trials with DAB+ with an extended number of radio stations participating. The council also extended the deadline for the call for expression of interest in DAB+ to December 14, 2018.

(Agency for Electronic Media) Read more


Former Yugoslav republics to discuss the introduction of DAB+
23.10.2018 - Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia Croatia - Serbia Serbia - North Macedonia North Macedonia - Montenegro Montenegro - Slovenia Slovenia
Representatives of regulatory authorities from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro are exploring the introduction of DAB+ services following a conference in Sarajevo in order to exchange experiences and discuss the challenges for the future. While DAB+ in Slovenia is the only former Yugoslav republic already in regular operation, Croatia have been testing for the last year. The other Balkan states have expressed interest.

(Communcations Regulatory Agency BH) Read more


Former Yugoslav republics to discuss the introduction of DAB+
23.10.2018 - North Macedonia North Macedonia - Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia Croatia - Serbia Serbia - Montenegro Montenegro - Slovenia Slovenia
Representatives of regulatory authorities from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro are exploring the introduction of DAB+ services following a conference in Sarajevo in order to exchange experiences and discuss the challenges for the future. While DAB+ in Slovenia is the only former Yugoslav republic already in regular operation, Croatia have been testing for the last year. The other Balkan states have expressed interest.

(Satellifax) Read more


Connected Car Awards for Opel Insignia and Opel Vivaro Life
17.01.2018 - Croatia Croatia
he latest generation IntelliLink system, with voice command and an eight-inch color touch screen, is compatible with Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto features, bringing the world of smartphones to the car. In addition, DAB+ significantly increases the number of available radio stations that can be heard with quality reception.

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Digital radio in Croatia does not mean extinguishing technology
20.12.2017 - Croatia Croatia
OiV on November 20 this year launched test broadcasting in digital broadcasting aimed at popularizing a new digital radio platform based on DAB+ technology that is already widely used in other countries.

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Factum Radioscape and OIV bring DAB+ to Croatia
29.11.2017 - Factum Radioscape - Croatia Croatia
Factum Radioscape are proud to have partnered broadcaster, OiV, in launching 16 new DAB+ services in Zagreb and 8 other Croatian counties.

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 4.1 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 88%
Services: 12 DAB+
Last update: 11.05.2020

Useful Links

oiv.hr/hr/usluge-i-platforme/oiv-dabplus-digital-radio/