Monaco - Current situation - History
MCR (Monte-Carlo Radiodiffusion) is the exclusive licensee for broadcast radios on the frequencies of Monaco. The frequencies licensed to MCR are all those specified and allocated to the Principality by the ITU.
Consequently, MCR broadcasts both on RNT (DAB+), FM and LW and MW from its transmitter sites both in Monaco and France: Maritimes Alps and Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence.
MCR launched DAB+ on April 2014 and currently broadcasts 12 radios.
The broadcast area covers the coastal strip from Menton to Cap d’Antibes, including Monaco.
Consequently of this success, MCR have decided to develop in Autumn 2015 another MUX with 12 radios with the same coverage as above.
MCR wants to give the opportunity for new customers who are interested to broadcast in the French Riviera. Radio stations elected could be from all over the world already broadcasting on any kind of frequencies also in streaming.
If you are interested you can contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stations participating in the trials include, Radio Monaco, RMC 1, MC 2, Riviera Radio, Chik Radio, Radio Ethic, Rete 105, Radio Latina, Virgin Radio, Medi 1, Ado FM and Crooner Radio.
Monte Carlo Radiodiffusion began testing via terrestrial digital radio in Monaco at the end of April 2014. The trial broadcasts, which use the DAB+ standard and will last for one month, cover both the principality, as well as the coastal areas of France ranging from Menton to Cap d'Antibes. Stations participating in the trials include RMC, Radio Monaco, RMC 1, RMC 2, Riviera Radio, Radio Chik, Ethic and Radio Rete 105.
A T-DMB test was carried out in VHF Band III on Channel 6A between July 2009 and September 2009. Monaco and the area around it has a transmitter, but due to some on-going technical issues, at present digital radio in Monaco is on hold.
Prior to this, the principality of Monaco broadcasted DAB digital radio services to 100% of its population of 32,000 people since 2005. Stations on air have included MFM, Radio Classique, Radio Monaco, Riviera Radio and RMC. All were simulcasts of existing FM services.