Last update: 04.08.2022 - older versions

Greece has regular DAB+ services on air in and around the capital city of Athens, as well as part of Thessaloniki in northern Greece, and part of Patras. A DAB+ service in Drama in northeastern Greece is also reported to have started broadcasts.

There is one regular national multiplex on air operated by the state-owned broadcaster ERT.

A commercial trial local DAB+ multiplex is also on air in Athens, with nine stations broadcasting on DAB+.

Last update: 23.06.2020 - older versions

A national multiplex covering the capital city of Athens - as well as parts of Thessaloniki and Patras - is currently on air with seven stations on air.

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.

In the future, 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: 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.

DAB+ regular 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)*

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

ERA 7 - Kosmos - World music (64 kbit/s)*

 *variable bitrate 

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 7 9 16

Last update: 10.09.2019

Greece is expected to adopt national regulation in line with the EECC directive. Adopted by the EU in December 2018, the EECC directive requires all new car radios in the EU to be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio by the end of 2020.

Last update: 12.07.2021 - older versions

DAB receivers are available through retailers in Greece.

Last update: 23.06.2020 - 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.

A DAB+ trial is on air in Athens, covering part of the capital of Athens and its northern vicinity.

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)
DAB+ receivers available in Greece at affordable prices
07.08.2021 - Greece Greece
The Greek Government incorporated the European Electronic Communication Code into Greek law in June 2021, mandating that all new car radios be able to receive digital terrestrial radio. Greek retail chains and supermarkets have also started selling DAB+ receivers.

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The WorldDAB Automotive Conference - Stronger Together
25.07.2021 - WorldDAB News - Greece Greece
A record number of stakeholders attended the WorldDAB Automotive Conference (held online on Wednesday, June 23, 2021), making this event a real hub for all the discussions about Digital Radio in the car. More than 500 participants from more than 70 countries signed up to participate in this live event, the only one brought together by the Broadcast Industry and the Automotive Industry to work together to secure the future of Digital Car Radio.

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Digital radio mandatory in all new cars
13.11.2019 - Greece Greece
According to new regulation introduced by the EU, all new cars sold in the EU after 20 December 2020 will be required to have digital radio capabilities.

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Telmaco and Factum Radioscape complete first official DAB+ Multiplex in Greece
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 10.4 million
Services: 16 DAB+
New cars with DAB/DAB+ as standard: Sparkline Graph 89%
Last update: 26.02.2024

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)