Greece

Last update: 02-07-2018 - older versions

DAB+ frequencies have been allocated for a national deployment of DAB+ and the first licensing law for DAB+ stations was passed in January 2018. According to law, the Greek Telecoms Authority (EETT) will license DAB+ network provider(s) and The National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV) will license DAB+ private radio stations.

Last update: 30-01-2018

The official Greek DAB+ frequency and transmission sites map was published on January 18 2018.

Greece is divided in 34 radio allotments, with minimum of four DΑΒ+ multiplexes in every allotment.

Two multiplexes will host national radio stations (public and commercial), while the rest will host regional radio stations in every alotment.

The Greek DAB+ network will broadcast through 167 transmission sites.

 

 

Map of planned DAB+ transmission sites in Greece

Last update: 19-01-2018 - older versions

In this country there is

on air.

DAB+ test transmission from Greek Radio Television (ERT) in Athens - Greece

Site: Hymettus mountain

Multiplex on Block 12C with 7 radio programs;

ERA 1 Proto - News/talk (128 kbit/s)*

ERA 2 Deftero - Greek music (96 kbit/s)*

ERA 3 Trito - Classic music(128 kbit/s)*

ERA Sport - Sports (96 kbit/s)*

Kosmos - World music (128 kbit/s)*

Voice of Greece - International Radio of ERT (96 kbit/s)*

ERA 7 - Greek Parliament (64 kbit/s)*

 *variable bitrate 

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 7 0 7

Last update: 29-09-2014

DAB receivers are available through retailers in Greece. 

Last update: 25-07-2018 - older versions

The first DAB+ trial of private radio stations in Greece, started on 28th Apr 2018 in Thessaloniki.

Under a temporary license by the Greek Telecom Authority (EETT), a collaboration of the companies “Greekstream Networks” & “Sigmacom Broadcast” started trial transmissions on channel 12B, covering most of the central Macedonia region.

The multiplex initially started with 6 programmes (simulcast FM and DAB+), reaching 18 programmes in early May, and the number of stations expressing their interest to participate in the trial, is growing.

The service and all the necessary equipment is being provided by the trial operator at no cost to the participating stations, in order to give them the opportunity to experience DAB+ and promote it.

Prior to the DAB+ trial currently on air, DAB tests occasionally appeared in the Athens and Thessaloniki areas.

Last update: 19-01-2018

In January 2018 Greece passed into law:

a) The Greek DAB+ frequency plan and transmission sites map (Download file) (Full map)
b) The DAB+ radio stations licencing law (articles 220 - 238) (Download file)
c) Tender from the Greek Telecom Authority (EETT) for DAB+ network providers (applications date 17-4-2018, licence date: 24-5-2018) (Link)
WorldDAB launches Excellence in Automotive Award
26.06.2019 - Greece - Greece
WorldDAB has today announced the launch of the WorldDAB Excellence in Automotive Award. The award will recognise outstanding work carried out on the development, innovation and promotion of digital radio within the automotive industry, and honour the most significant contributions of individuals, groups or teams working towards optimising the experience of digital radio in the car.
From Radio TV Link:

Telmaco and Factum Radioscape complete first official DAB+ Multiplex in Greece
WorldDAB Members News - 13.03.2019 - Factum Radioscape - Greece - Greece
System integrator Telmaco and DAB+ head-end manufacturer Factum Radioscape were selected by Greece’s public broadcaster ERT to install the first permanent national multiplex for DAB+ radio. Building upon the success of the pilot project in 2018, ERT continue broadcasting seven radio programs in DAB+ across Athens using Factum Radioscape’s ENMUXA DAB+ System.
From Factum Radioscape:

Fiat Fullback Cross
11.07.2018 - Greece - Greece
The Techno package for the Fiat Fullback Cross is optionally available, including a 7 "touch screen navigation system, DAB radio, CD / MP3 player, Bluetooth and USB port, as well as rear differential locking function.
From Agropost:

Yamaha RX-S602
01.06.2018 - Greece - Greece
Yamaha Compressed Music Enhancer is still available and Bluetooth playback. It also has DAB/DAB+ digital radio and Spotify, Napster and Deezer.
From HXO Seikona:

European Commissioner for the Digital Economy, Mariya Gabriel, headlines digital radio seminar in Athens
22.03.2018 - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - Greece - Greece
The Greek Department of Digital Policy hosted a seminar in Athens this week organised in collaboration with WorldDAB and the European Broadcasting Union. Titled “The future of broadcast radio in Europe with DAB+,’ speakers from across Europe shared their experiences on rolling out DAB+ digital radio with representatives from across the Greek radio sector.
From WorldDAB:

What is the transition from analogue to digital radio in Greece?
22.03.2018 - Greece - Greece
"Digital transition can happen quickly and yields a lot of positive," according to Greek Secretary General of Information and Communication Lefteris Kretsos at a workshop in Athens yesterday on the future of digital radio in Greece.
From Olympia:

Kretsos: Safe transition to digital radio
21.03.2018 - Greece - Greece
Greek Secretary General of Information and Communication Lefteris Kretsos said in his greeting that Greece can and wants to follow technological developments, as the workshop on the future of digital radio took place in Athens on Wednesday.
From Newsbeast :

The transition of radio to the digital age
21.03.2018 - Greece - Greece
"Digital radio is an opportunity. It leads to a higher quality listening product and it can also increase radio station revenues beyond the pluralism it provides, "said General Secretary for Information and Communication, Lefteris Kretsos, speaking at a workshop in Athens yesterday addressing the future of digital radio in Greece.
From ERT:

Future of digital radio in Greece to be discussed
19.03.2018 - Greece - Greece
In view of the competition for the network provider and the future licensing of digital radio in Greece, the event "The Future of Broadcast Radio in Europe with DAB+" aims at launching a crucial dialogue for the era, focusing and triggering new technological developments.
From News 247:

Future of DAB+ in Greece to be determined on March 21
17.03.2018 - Greece - Greece
The future of radio and its passage in the digital era will be discussed and analysed by representatives of WorldDAB, the European Broadcasting Union and representatives of foreign countries at a workshop organised by the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information on Wednesday 21 March.
From Futurology Greece:

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 10.8 million
Services: 7 DAB+
Last update: 16.01.2018

Useful Links

Tender for Greek DAB+ frequency map with technical appendix (full text in greek)
Greek Telecoms Authority (EETT)
The National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV)