Croatia

Last update: 22.10.2021 - older versions

After conducting a public tender, the Croatian regulatory body HAKOM issued a licence for the management of a DAB+ digital radio network to network operator OiV. The licence was issued for the period 16 November 2021 - 31 December 2036.

Test broadcasting of DAB+ digital radio in Croatia started in November 2017. The Electronic Media Council chose 16 existing FM broadcasters to broadcast via DAB+. The radio stations chosen were:  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 ongoing DAB+ trial for a third year. Some existing services were switched, and public broadcaster HRT joined the trial. It was also decided also at that time to extend the network from five to eight sites.

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: 05.03.2021 - older versions

In this country there is

on air.

Please note:

(a)    These web pages are updated regularly to reflect current services on air, however they may not be exactly up to date.

(b)    The logos shown on these pages are for illustrative purposes only – manufacturers and broadcasters are directed here for information on implementing station logos.

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 14 2 16

Last update: 20.10.2021 - older versions

Test broadcasting of DAB+ digital radio in Croatia started in November 2017. The Electronic Media Council chose 16 existing FM broadcasters to broadcast via DAB+. The radio stations chosen were:  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 ongoing DAB+ trial for a third year. Some existing services were switched, and public broadcaster HRT joined the trial. It was also decided also at that time to extend the network from five to eight sites.

Last update: 20.10.2021 - older versions

After conducting a public tender, the Croatian regulatory body HAKOM issued a licence for the management of a DAB+ digital radio network to OiV. The licence was issued for the period 16 November 2021 - 31 December 2036.

 

Croatia awards DAB+ licence to OiV
14.10.2021 - OIV (Transmitters and Communications Ltd.) WorldDAB Member - Croatia Croatia
After conducting a public tender procedure, the Croatian Network Regulatory Agency (HAKOM) issued a license for the management of a DAB+ digital radio network to Odasiljaci i Veze (OiV). The licence was issued for the period from 16 November 2021 to 31 December 2036.

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Croatia regulator launches tender for DAB+ network
26.07.2021 - Croatia Croatia
Croatia's telecoms regulator HAKOM has launched a public tender for the provision of a DAB+ digital radio transmitter network management service. At its meeting held on 22 July HAKOM adopted a decision to announce the tender for the issuance of an individual licence for the use of radio frequency spectrum for the provision of digital radio network management services, for MUX 1. The deadline for applications is 10 September, and HAKOM will take a decision by 11 October.

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A large number of cars with a DAB+ receiver are already driving in Croatia
19.07.2021 - OIV (Transmitters and Communications Ltd.) WorldDAB Member - Croatia Croatia
A survey by the public company Transmitters and Communications (OiV) and the Croatian Vehicle Center (CVH) showed that there is already a large share of vehicles with a digital DAB + receiver among newer generation vehicles, as much as 30.4%.

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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%.

(Seebiz) Read more


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.

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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.

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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


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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 4.1 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 90.3%
Services: 16 DAB+
Last update: 02.12.2021

Useful Links

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