Greece

Last update: 23.06.2020 - 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.

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: 20.05.2020 - older versions

In this country there are

on air.

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 15 1 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: 29.09.2014

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)
Greek Secretary General of Information and Communication in attendance at WorldDAB General Assembly 2017
08.11.2017 - WorldDAB News - Greece Greece
Lefteris Kretsos, the Greek Secretary General of Information and Communication, paid a two-day visit to Paris and attended the WorldDAB General Assembly along with George Thalassinos, a member of ERT 's Board of Directors and ERT 's General Manager of Technology, Nikos Mihalitsis. In September, Mr Kretsos revealed that Greece plans to launch digital radio, announcing that digital frequency maps would be ready within the next three months, with licences issued within the next eight months.

(avi.gr) Read more


Government launches tender for land digital radio broadcasting spectrum
22.09.2017 - Greece Greece
The digital Policy Minister and the General Secretary for Telecommunications and Post on Friday announced the launch of a tender for a digital audio broadcasting spectrum map, with a choice of broadcasting centres and their technical specifications.

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Radio in the Digital Age
11.09.2017 - Greece Greece
The issue of digital information, which once again influences and re-forms "conventional" media such as television and radio, is the subject of today's discussion panel at the 24MEDIA Pavilion at the TIF. with keynote speaker Mr. Lefteris Kretsos, General Secretary Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information.

(sport24) Read more


Government considering conversion to digital radio broadcasting
11.09.2017 - Greece Greece
Greek secretary general of Information and Communication, Lefteris Kretsos, drew a plan for digital radio entry in Greece.

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Greece draws plan for digital radio
11.09.2017 - Greece Greece
Greek Government will move towards digital broadcasting Lefteris Kretsis, General Secretary of Information and Communication revealed in a debate on digital radio organised by 24 Media in Thessaloniki in the TIF. The timetable proposes that in three months the digital frequency maps will be ready for Greece with licences given within 8 months.

(e.tetRadio.org) Read more


Greek radio licenses, digital radio and nationwide radio stations to be introduced end of August
07.08.2017 - Greece Greece
In an interview in Sunday's Avgi, the responsible Minister, Nikos Pappas, said that the radio licenses "are following, but it is also our obligation after the agreement with the EU partners to regulate the radio landscape. We are in the process of drafting a law that will come right after the holidays. The transition to the digital radio should soon be organized. Licensing and digital switch-on should take place at the same time. "

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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 10.4 million
Services: 16 DAB+
Last update: 22.06.2020

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)