Croatia - Details of Trials - History

07.02.2020

Past trials using DAB were launched by Croatian Radio Television (HRT), the biggest Croatian public broadcaster, in 1997. Centred around Zagreb, the HRT multiplex broadcasted simulcasts of its three national radio services at the frequency 227.36 MHz (Channel 12C). DAB coverage existed in northern Croatia around the capital city of Zagreb and its suburbs. The network could potentially reach 1.2 million people, or around 20% of the Croatian population. This trial was completed in late February 2011.

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. It was also decided that the network will be extended from current 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 should be realized in March 2020. The calculated coverage after extension will be around 88% for outdoor and around 53% of population for indoor reception conditions.

03.02.2020

In cooperation with Agency for Electronic Media (media regulator) and HAKOM (frequency regulator) on 15th of November of 2018 OIV (network operator) entered into its second year of the DAB+ trial. With five transmitters within vicinity of the five largest cities in Croatia, coverage is now extended to 70% of population (3 mil.).

The past trials using DAB were launched by Croatian Radio Television (HRT), the biggest Croatian public broadcaster, in 1997. Centred around Zagreb, the HRT multiplex broadcasted simulcasts of its three national radio services at the frequency 227.36 MHz (Channel 12C). DAB coverage existed in northern Croatia around the capital city of Zagreb and its suburbs. The network could potentially reach 1.2 million people, or around 20% of the Croatian population. This trial was completed in late February 2011.

20.02.2019

In cooperation with Agency for Electronic Media (media regulator) and HAKOM (frequency regulator) on 15th of November of 2018 OIV (network operator) entered into its second year of the DAB+ trial. With five transmitters within vicinity of the five largest cities in Croatia, coverage is now extended to 70% of population (3 mil.).

The past trials using DAB were launched by Croatian Radio Television (HRT), the biggest Croatian public broadcaster, in 1997. Centred around Zagreb, the HRT multiplex broadcasted simulcasts of its three national radio services at the frequency 227.36 MHz (Channel 12C). DAB coverage existed in northern Croatia around the capital city of Zagreb and its suburbs. The network could potentially reach 1.2 million people, or around 20% of the Croatian population.

This trial was completed in late February 2011.