Last update: 22.09.2023 - older versions

At midnight on 31 August 2023, the deadline for applications to the tender for DAB+ networks closed. The Czech Telecommunications Authority received applications from nine entities, six of which have deposited a cash guarantee in an amount allowing them to compete for nationwide networks (the first phase of the auction), the remaining three entities have deposited a guarantee in an amount allowing them to participate from the second phase of the auction.

The auction itself is scheduled to take place during October and will be conducted in four auction phases, in which the auction blocks will be allocated successively among the auction participants. The first phase will include auction blocks suitable for nationwide networks, the second phase will include auction blocks for networks covering several regions, and the third phase will include auction blocks allowing coverage of individual regions only. In the fourth phase, auction blocks will be offered without any restrictive conditions to any of the participants in the previous phases. 

The invitation to tender was issued on 1 August 2023 for two national and 27 regional broadcasting networks. The national networks are to cover 50% of the population and motorways within 18 months and 80% of the population and motorways within a further 12 months. Regional broadcasts are to cover 40% of the population of the region concerned within 24 months and 70% of the population of the region thereafter.


An amendment to the Electronic Communications Act was passed by the Czech Parliament's Chamber of Deputies on 15 September 2021, granting Czech Radio the right to operate its own digital radio network in Band III and reservation of frequencies/spectrum by the Czech Telecommunication Bureau.

Czech Radio has one regular multiplex, available for 95% of the population of the Czech Republic, divided for Czechia and Moravia segment (12C and 12D). Four other multiplexes are on air in the Czech Republic and are operated by TELEKO, Ceske Radiokomunikace, RTI cz and JOE Media.

In 2021 Czech Radio launched two new DAB+ only stations – "Radiožurnál Sport” (CRo-RZ-SPORT) and "Pohoda” (CRo-POHODA), targeted to the 'sports lovers' audience and senior audiences.

In September 2020, Czech Radio launched 10 new DAB + transmitters, increasing population coverage from 85% to 95%.

A brochure highlighting the 15-year history of DAB+ digital radio in the Czech Republic is available in Czech here.

Last update: 13.09.2023 - older versions

Population coverage currently stands at 96%.

Detailed and up-to-date maps of DAB+ coverage can be found at

Czech Radio has one regular multiplex in the Czech Republic divided into CZECH and MORAVIA. Currently, 16 Czech Radio stations are broadcasting.

There are four other multiplexes in the Czech Republic operated by TELEKO Digital, České Radiokomunikace, RTI cz and JOE Media.

The network operator TELEKO DAB operates one regular local DAB+ multiplex using band III, which reaches 5.8 million inhabitants in the Czech Republic. The signal broadcasts in and around Prague, Příbram, Brno and surroundings, Moravian-Silesian Region, Ústí nad Labem Region and Hradec Kralove Region. The TELEKO DAB multiplex broadcasts 6 radio stations.

The operator of the RTI cz network operates 60 radio transmitters in the FM band, mostly in western Bohemia. In 2011, RTI CZ obtained a licence for digital radio DAB (L-band, later III band) in the Pilsen Region, Karlovy Vary Region, South Bohemia Region and Prague. RTI cz currently operates 10 DAB+ transmitters and broadcasts 6 radio stations in the RTI cz DAB multiplex.

České Radiokomunikace operates a CRA DAB+ multiplex (four transmitters) in Prague, Pilsen and Ostava where 14 radio stations are broadcast.

From the end of 2020, JOE Media operates the COLOR DAB+ multiplex (two transmitters in Prague), which broadcasts 8 radio stations.


Last update: 03.03.2021 - older versions

In this country there are

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.

A comprehensive listing of DAB+ services on air in the Czech Republic is available at the website by choosing the DAB v ČR option.

Slideshow services are offered by all network operators in Czech Republic. TELEKO uses the latest Rapid software in their DAB CLOUD MULTIPLEXOR. TELEKO transforms the news from RSS feeds into JPEGs and also sends pictures from webcams in studios or weathercams.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 47 25 72

Last update: 16.02.2022 - older versions

In the Czech Republic, 93% of new cars sold in 2021 have DAB+ as standard (Source: JATO Dynamics 2022).

Last update: 17.05.2021 - older versions

DAB radio is using L-band and Band III in the Czech Republic and it is important to check if the receiver is ready for use in both bands.

A wide range of receivers are available to buy online:


Electroworld (

LIDL ( (Sale)



Last update: 30.09.2013 - older versions

In August 2007 a trial was launched by TELEKO in cooperation with the public broadcaster Český Rozhlas with three DAB programmes and two DAB+ programmes. This trial used both Band III and L-Band and covered almost 130,000 people. A further trial began in June 2008, again as a joint project between the TELEKO company in cooperation with the public broadcaster Czech Radio. A 2.5Kw transmitter provided coverage of the capital city, Prague, to a population of around 1.3 million. The goal of this noncommercial trial was the promotion of digital radio to the Czech public and Government administrators. In early 2009 a further trial was launched in the second largest city Brno covering approximately 0.5 million people.

Trials have been completed in the Czech Republic and all network operators have been awarded with licenses. Technical trials e.g. for checking signal parameters are operated using the licensed frequencies as a part of the regular transmission implementation. For example, the company Ceske Radiokomunikace is using its L-band licensed frequency for such a test with two programs using the Prague-Zizkov transmitter since early 2013.

Last update: 03.12.2021 - older versions

Key features of regulation for digital radio in Czech Republic 
  • Band III only used
  • Five network operators operate one nationwide multiplex (public service Czech Radio) and four regional multiplexes with public and commercial programmes all on DAB+ 
  • Licences are granted for different periods, up to a maximum of 10 years, some to be granted or renewed in 2022, all in III Band only
  • No analogue radio switch-off date
  • Analogue radio licences will be prolonged without a clear time limit

Spectrum and content regulation is divided between the Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting (content) and the Czech Telecommunication Office (spectrum).

Analogue radio licenses will be prolonged for all analogue licence holders, at this point in time, for an unspecified time. Czech Radio as the public radio broadcaster operates its own DAB+ network with national coverage. Some private broadcasters use DAB+ networks by private operators to broadcast their stations via DAB+. Therefore, the transition to digital radio in the Czech Republic has successfully started and digital radio is being rolled out by both the public and private radio sectors.  There are no obstacles to the deployment of digital radio from the Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting and from the Czech Telecommunication Office.

The Radio Spectrum Utilisation Plan (RSUP, or PVRS in Czech language) for particular bands sets out detailed regulation for the use of frequencies. The current RSUP dedicates all III Band (frequencies from 174 to 230 MHz) to DAB (the Czech Telecommunication Office refers to DAB+ as T-DAB). Further information about the RSUP is available at

For a detailed overview on 174 - 380 MHz spectrum see here:

Allocation of additional DAB+ multiplexes for private network operators is planned by the Czech Telecommunication Office for 2022 and beyond.

The switchover to DVB-T2 digital TV was finished in 2020, and digital TV frequencies are allocated exclusively outside III Band, which is intended for DAB+ radio only. L Band is no longer used for DAB+ radio.

At the time of writing there are five DAB+ network operators:

Czech Radio, Ceske Radiokomunikace, TELEKO digital, RTIcz and JOE Media.

The principal document for electronic communication regulation is the Act. No. 127/2005 Coll. on Electronic Communications, was amended in 2021 by the Act. No. 374/2021 Coll. This document explains spectrum regulation in the Czech Republic represented by the National Table of Frequency Allocation (NTFA) which allocates the frequency bands to particular radio communication services and describes the general conditions for frequency use. Detailed information about NTFA is available here:  

Last update: 29.04.2019 - older versions

A marketing campaign is due to be launched, in collaboration with the automotive industry - primarily Skoda - and the main retailers in the country

Broadcasters are investing inmultimedia, with each of the 14 channels in a mux equipped with full multimedia services - headlines, artists information and images

The company RTI cz also promotes DAB+ open days in the Czech Radio, as per the images below taken in Prague, Pilsen and Ceske Budejovice.



The company RTI cz operates its own e-shop with a DAB+ receiver (

The company RTI cz operates a Web portal about digital radio in the Czech Republic on You will find here:

  • Current information
  • What is digital radio
  • History of digital radio
  • DAB in the Czech Republic (operators / list of radio stations / channel list / map coverage)
  • DAB in the world
  • Links to websites about digital radio


1) Day with digital radio (Exhibition of DAB radio receivers and lectures on digital radio in cooperation with Czech Radio) (only in Czech) Promo video here:

2) Digital radio in schools (lectures on digital radio at vocational schools)

3) DAB radio for the blind (RTI have prepared a Czech version of the audio files for the NOXON dRadio1 radio with voice output)


Last update: 09.01.2014

DAB radio is used for emergency warning distribution by distributing programs of the public broadcaster.
For example, during the floods in June 2013 the actual emergency information was included in the DAB radiotext transmission of two public broadcaster programs.

Digital radio a success in Europe #RDE23
31.03.2023 - Czech Radio WorldDAB Member - Germany Germany - Czechia Czechia - Norway Norway
Digital radio is a success in Europe and the EU now mandates that all cars sold in the common market must have a DAB+ receiver to receive free to air broadcast radio. But it has not always been an easy road to achieve success. The Radiodays Europe conference has heard that in Germany radio only has 4.1% of the advertising market because it is divided up into state licence areas and no analog broadcaster has been able to operate nation wide. That puts German commercial radio at a disadvantage compared with the top European countries that get 10% or more of their country’s ad revenue. This situation is now being rectified because Germany’s DAB+ licences enable nationwide broadcasting and new players, according to Erwin Linnenbach from Teutocast.

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The future is now… challenges and opportunities in Audio #RDE23
29.03.2023 - Radio France WorldDAB Member - Czechia Czechia
“Audio is the new cool, so we need to become the leader of audio,” said Charles-Emmanuel Bon from Radio France during a panel discussion at RDE23. “We need to segment in the way audiences use digital media, not in the traditional way through age demographics. Audiences need to be profiled by understanding their content interests and how they consume content… “We aim to produce less content, but more targeted content by forging links between our marketing and programming areas to inform our content and delivery.” Bon explained that his station segments content by thinking it through, producing it and distributing the content on a targeted platform.

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This will keep radio ahead of the competitive curve in cars: Xperi at #RDE23
28.03.2023 - Xperi Corporation WorldDAB Member - Czechia Czechia
Xperi has launched a new service that can deliver high quality rich content to listeners’ dashboards and give new insights for programmers into how people are using radio in cars. Speaking at Radiodays Europe, Joe D’Angelo and Desmond Fuller unveiled DTS AutoStage, which “unleashes the power of audio through UX and analytics.” It also puts radio back into a strong position again as auto manufacturers make plans for enhanced entertainment options in autonomous driving cars.

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Czech Radio and Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC conclude cooperation agreement
28.03.2023 - Czech Radio WorldDAB Member - Czechia Czechia
Today, at the international Radiodays Europe conference in Prague, Czech Radio signed a mutual cooperation agreement with the Ukrainian public broadcaster UA:PBC. "I am glad that with the conclusion of the agreement we will continue to cooperate with the public broadcaster of Ukraine, which we have strongly supported since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. Among other things, for over a year now we have been providing continuous broadcasting of Ukrainian Radio through the mujRozhlas audio portal and classic DAB+ and DVB-T2 networks," said the CEO of Czech Radio, René Zavoral.

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#RDE23: In-car radio is under attack!
27.03.2023 - Radioplayer WorldDAB Member - Czechia Czechia
The key to success is making audio come alive, agree the speakers from the panel on the future of radio in cars hosted by Radioplayer. ​​The discussion started with Laurence Harrison, Director of Automotive Partnerships with Radioplayer presenting their car radio app, which he calls “the future for radio in-car”. The company is connecting radio broadcasters and it provides them contact with partners and, most importantly, car manufacturers.

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#RDE23: Digital migration is happening right in front of your eyes
27.03.2023 - Xperi Corporation WorldDAB Member - Czechia Czechia
“Is radio ready for the future?” This was the biggest question in the session with Joe D’Angelo, Senior Vice President of Global Radio and Digital Audio, and Desmond S. Fuller, Senior Director of Hybrid Products, from Xperi company. Joe introduced their technology device in cars DTS AutoStage, which launched in 2020 for Mercedes. Nowadays, the car brands with DTS AutoStage are constantly growing. Not just car brands which use this technology are expanding, countries wanting this technology is also rising. Currently, there are over 125 million registered cars with AutoStage technology and with about 900 million users all over the world.

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#RDE23: ‘The car is a browser.’ Now radios are learning how to use it
27.03.2023 - CARIAD SE WorldDAB Member - Czechia Czechia
Car technology and especially user-experience software in cars is thriving. With all the smart new innovations, “the radio should not only be easy to find, but also impossible to miss”, says Gwendolin Niehues from ARD. “The car is a browser,” was the opening statement of the first speaker Roger C. Lanctot, the director of Automotive Connected Mobility in the Global Automobile Practice at TechInsights. According to him, everything you do in the car is an indication of your intent, which makes new cars unique advertising environments.

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#RDE23: Saying hello to DAB+: three countries, three experiences
27.03.2023 - Czech Radio WorldDAB Member - Norway Norway - Germany Germany - Czechia Czechia
Countries adapting the DAB+ technology can benefit from its many benefits, however, they also face significant challenges. Ole Jørgen Torvmark from Norway: It was the first country to close off FM and as Torvmark states, “radio there is actually still alive.” The biggest change was the growth of stations in the country. With the FM technology and difficult topographical situation there were only five stations. After the switch to DAB+ this number has grown to 33. “We all believed in digital future and importance of broadcasting for years to come,” he said, but he also stressed the importance of the listener’s initiative. “In the end, people did the biggest job, upgrading their radios and cars to be able to listen to the new radio,” he finished.

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Radio rules… it’s the mothership of audio #RDE23
27.03.2023 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) WorldDAB Member - Association of European Radios (AER) WorldDAB Member - Czechia Czechia
“Radio is the mothership of the audio industry,” said Stefan Moller, the President of the Association of European Broadcasters, to a round of applause at the official opening of RadioDays Europe. Getting straight to the point, Edita Kudlacova, the ABU’s Head of Radio named some of the most important battle grounds for radio in the evolving media environment: Radio should be easy to find on any device; We will need to be very transparent with how we use date; Data must be everywhere, on air, online and on podcasts; Commercial and non commercial radio companies have to work together to make sure that radio is a first thought for everyone.

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Radiodays Europe is coming to Prague: main co-organizer is Czech Radio
23.03.2023 - Czech Radio WorldDAB Member - Czechia Czechia
From 26 to 28 March 2023, the Prague Congress Centre will host Radiodays Europe 2023, the largest pan-European conference for radio, podcasting and audio content production professionals. The main co-organiser of this prestigious gathering of professionals from public and commercial radio and independent audio content creators from across Europe is Czech Radio. Speakers will focus on the position of the public service media in the international context, Czech Radio as a source of quality and credible news and the leader of podcasting in the Czech Republic, digital broadcasting DAB+, support for new audio formats for young people and innovations in the online space or cybersecurity of media houses.

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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 10.7 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 96%
Services: 72 DAB+
New cars with DAB/DAB+ as standard: Sparkline Graph 96%
Last update: 13.09.2023

Useful Links

Services on Air
Czech Telecommunication Office
Regulator of spectrum, The Czech Telecommunication Office
Web portal about digital radio DAB+
Services on air in Czech Republic
Czech Radio
Czech Radiocommunications a.s.
The Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting
RTI cz s.r.o.
TELEKO s.r.o.
Czech Radio - Digital radio
Czech Radio - dab+
České Radiokomunikace a.s.