Gibraltar

Last update: 29.09.2014 - older versions

Two DAB+ ensembles operate on Blocks 12B and 12C and the new radio networks went on-air on 31 December 2012, allowing Gibraltar to switch off analogue television. There are currently no plans to switch off FM radio in Gibraltar. The incumbent national broadcaster is transmitting four radio stations which are re-transmissions of the same content that is currently being transmitted on the FM network.

Last update: 29.09.2014 - older versions

The transmission provider Arqiva was awarded a contract to design and build two DAB+ multiplexes for Gibraltar in 2012. The two multiplexes each allow for four separate services and are located at a single site on the Upper Rock, minimising the environmental impact of the antenna support structure which replace two television transmission sites.

The primary transmitter site covers most of Gibraltar but due to high building density, additional filler sites will be added during phase two of the network rollout once detailed coverage surveys are conducted.

Last update: 29.09.2014 - older versions

In this country there are

on air.

There are two regular regional multiplexes on air services four DAB+ programmes simulcast on AM/FM. The incumbent broadcaster GBC is transmitting the same content as on the FM network. Incumbent broadcaster BFBS has shown an interest to transmit on DAB+ but there is no timescale by when this will commence. BFBS would be providing the same content as on the FM network.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 4 0 4

Last update: 29.09.2014 - older versions

Receivers are available in stores and online.

Last update: 29.09.2014 - older versions

The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA) is the regulatory and licensing authority. The Broadcasting Division is responsible for:

  • the granting and enforcement of licences to broadcasters
  • dealing with all regulatory matters especially on broadcasting standards,
  • issuing codes of practice
  • encouraging the promotion of media literacy
  • publishing information and advice to consumers, retailers and other users of broadcasting services in Gibraltar
Arqiva to build digital infrastructure in Gibraltar
09.05.2012 - Arqiva WorldDAB Member - Gibraltar Gibraltar
The network will comprise two digital television multiplexes and two digital radio multiplexes. On each television multiplex Gibraltar will be able to transmit up to 6 distinct programmes. Similarly with digital radio, each multiplex allows for 4 ...

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Gibraltar set for digital TV age
09.05.2012 - Gibraltar Gibraltar
In more technical terms, the network will comprise two digital television multiplexes and two digital radio multiplexes. On each television multiplex Gibraltar will be able to transmit up to 6 distinct programmes. Similarly with digital radio, ...

(Gibraltar Chronicle) Read more


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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 33.7 thousand
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 90%
Services: 4 DAB+
Penetration by household: Sparkline Graph 70%
Penetration by population: Sparkline Graph 70%
Last update: 18.02.2020