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 selects 16 radio stations to participate in DAB+ tests
16.10.2017 - Croatia Croatia
Croatia's Electronic Media Agency (AEM) has announced the 16 radio stations that will start broadcasting over DAB+. This follows a call for expression of interest to all registered radio broadcasters.

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Croatia is testing DAB+
15.10.2017 - Croatia Croatia
Croatia will start a one-year DAB+ test at the end of November. The Medienanstalt has now published the list of the 16 private radio stations that will participate in it. A selection decision had to be taken as a total of 25 applications had been received, but only 16 were available.

(RadioWoche.de) Read more


Call for expression of interest for DAB+ licences
21.09.2017 - Croatia Croatia
Electronic Media Council has opened a public call for expression of interest for programme licences in DAB+ technology for western part of Croatia, for a trial period of one year.

(Agencija za elektroničke medije) Read more


HAKOM and AEM join together to present the benefits of DAB+
26.10.2015 - Croatia Croatia
The Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) and the Agency for Electronic Media (AEM) joined together to hold a meeting focused on presenting DAB+ technology to representatives from the broadcasting industry and Ministry of Culture and ways in which DAB+ can provide benefits for to both the listener and broadcaster.

(HAKOM) Read more


Croatia: Digital TV Rollout Offering New Channels, Better Picture ...
09.09.2008 - Croatia Croatia
More rational use of the frequency band allows for developing television via mobile phone. "We will see what the communications service providers are going ...

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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/