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.

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Croatia starts testing digital radio
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Radio Kaj to go DAB+
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From Monday, 20 November 2017, Radio Kaj, broadcasts via digital transmitters from Sljeme, Ivančica, Učka and Mirkovica, and is available on the digital terrestrial platform of DAB + emitters and connections in an area where two million people live.

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DAB+ has arrived in Croatia: What it means for stations and what for listeners
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Minister of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković today officially included the first trial broadcast of digital radio in Croatia. Sixteen radio stations across our Bay will broadcast a new radio signal DAB+ (digital audio broadcasting) technology that will reach 'more than two million listeners'.

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Test broadcasting of DAB+ in Croatia begins in presence of the Prime Minister's Envoy, Minister Oleg Butković
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DAB+ broadcast trial begins in Croatia
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The first trial broadcast of digital radio is in Croatia, and over which the new radio signal will receive more than two million listeners.

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From Mediterranean to Istra: DAB+ starts in Croatia
20.11.2017 - Croatia Croatia
Minister of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković launched the first digital radio trial broadcast in Croatia which can be received by more than two million listeners of 16 radio stations in Zagreb and eight counties in northern and northwestern Croatia.

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DAB+ trial begins in Croatia
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The Minister of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković on Monday in the Observer and Connection (OiV) facility in Sljeme included the first digital radio trial broadcast in Croatia over which the signal can be received by more than two million listeners of 16 radio stations in Zagreb and eight counties of northern and northwestern Croatia.

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The first DAB+ broadcasting trial in Croatia begins
20.11.2017 - Croatia Croatia
Minister of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković has included the first digital radio test in Croatia, through which a signal can be received by more than two million listeners of 16 radio stations in Zagreb and eight counties of north and northwest Croatia.

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DAB expansion continues across Europe
23.10.2017 - Croatia Croatia
Croatia's Electronic Media Agency announced the 16 radio stations that will soon start broadcasting over DAB+. After an initial solicitation to gauge the level of interest, 25 applicants were identified; 18 of which accepted the technical, organizational and financial conditions in their entirety. In the end, the EMA selected 16 of them. FM radio broadcasting in Croatia will continue in parallel to the DAB+ tests

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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/