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Regular multiplexes were launched by Polskie Radio in Warsaw and Katowice in October 2013 and four more cities in 2014. A further 12 cities launched in Spring 2015 – bringing population coverage to 53.8%. In December 2015 Polskie Radio switched on a digital transmitter in Solec Kujawski, thereby increasing the total national DAB+ signal to 55.6% of the Polish population.

Representatives of Polish radio stations discussed the potential transition to broadcasting in DAB+ during a conference held in May 2018 to discuss the country's radio future, with 37 frequencies to be distributed to 34 cities. KRRiT chairman Witold Kołodziejski said that the organisation was considering DAB+ as the sole successor to FM in Poland, as analogue frequencies were now exhausted.

In May 2019, KRRiT, the National Broadcasting Council of Poland announced the start of a competition for regional and local broadcasters to carry out the creation of new DAB+ multiplexes in 34 cities across Poland. 

By January 2020, KRRiT granted fifty DAB+ licenses for the local multiplexes in Warsaw, Toruń, Poznań,  Katowice, Tarnów, Rzeszów and Częstochowa.  The winners of the competitions for local mux technical operators are PSN Infrastruktura (2 local mux’s) and DABCOM (5 local mux’s). The start (planned by the end of 2021) of the regular transmissions is under preparation.   

In October 2021 a new call for tenders for the next DAB+ local licenses as well as for Mux 1, which is dedicated to national non-public broadcasters, was put out. Up until this point, coverage was focused more on cities and with this expansion it will cover more of the main roads.

By March 2024, total DAB+ coverage in Poland had reached 87.7% of the population and 75% of the territory. 

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A detailed list and information on the parameters of DAB+ transmitters in Poland are available on the network provider EmiTel website where data is updated on regular basis. 

English version:  https://emitel.pl/en/strefa-klienta-2/odbior-rtv/sprawdz-parametry-emisji/

There is an internet forum (Polish only) where people can share experiences on reception, receiver availability and features, get information about future plans and discuss digital radio implementation strategies: http://forum.emitel.pl

By March 2024, total DAB+ coverage in Poland had reached 87.7% of the population and 75% of the territory. 

Map showing DAB+ coverage in Poland at March 2024

DAB+ coverage in Poland, March 2024

Map showing DAB+ coverage in the Lower Silesia region of Poland at March 2024

DAB+ coverage in Lower Silesia region, Poland, March 2024

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(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.

After the switch off of analogue TV in 2013, Polskie Radio started  two regular DAB+ transmissions with four national simulcast services  (Jedynka, Dwojka, Trojka, Czworka, Polish Radio External Service), three exclusive DAB+ services (Polskie Radio 24, Radio Poland and Radio Rytm) and two  regional simulcast services (supplied by public regional radio stations, depending on region).

Ultimately 5 unique national and 1 unique regional DAB+ services will be broadcast. The multiplex will contain solely public radio services.

News & current affairs, sports, culture and mainstream music
Launch of DAB+ transmissions
October 1, 2013

A program for connoisseurs of highbrow music and literature.
Launch of DAB+ transmissions
October 1, 2013

Cult music and current affairs station.
Launch of DAB+ transmissions
October 1, 2013

About the young, for the young.
The latest trends in music and culture.
Launch of DAB+ transmissions
October 1, 2013

Radio Poland
Radio Poland's international network for expatriate communities in Poland.
Launch of DAB+ transmissions
October 1, 2013

Polskie Radio 24
Polish Radio’s news & current affairs network.
Launch of DAB+ transmissions
October 1, 2013

Radio Rytm
Easy-listening music and news.
Launch of DAB+ transmissions
October 1, 2013

Radio Katowice
Regional broadcaster with the widest coverage in Poland.
Launch of DAB+ transmissions
October 1, 2013

Polskie Radio RDC (Polish Radio RDC)
Traditions of Polish Radio in the Mazovia region coupled with 21st century dynamics.
Launch of DAB+ transmissions
October 1, 2013

A station for kids and their parents.
Launch of DAB+ transmissions

fourth quarter of 2014

Polskie Radio dla Seniorow
For the young at heart.
Launch of DAB+ transmissions

Polskie Radio Edukacyjne
Popular science for the young.
Launch of DAB+ transmissions

Slideshow is one of two must have functionalities of DAB in Poland. All services broadcast in DAB use DLS and SLS services. Additionally Journaline and EPG are also broadcast together with Polskie Radio and Radio Lodz. 

Some of the SLS services on air are very simple (station logo or some DAB promotional pictures) and some are more dynamic. Radio Wroclaw uses SLS for news and slides are being refreshed according to new items appearing on their website. 

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 85 90 175
Data services 1 0 1

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In March 2024, it was reported that "additional obligations may soon be imposed on the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE)."

"The government's draft Electronic Communications Act stipulates that cars must be equipped with DAB+ receivers. The Ministry of Digitalisation tells Wirtualnemedia.pl that the UKE President is to monitor compliance with these regulations."

"According to the 2020 regulations of the Minister of Digitalisation, from 1 January 2021 all new cars should be equipped with DAB+ tuners. Until 31 March last year, the obligation could be treated as optional by manufacturers or dealers. It happened that the tuner supported digital radio, but this functionality was only unlocked at a surcharge. In vehicles manufactured from 1 April 2023, DAB+ tuners must already be available. Once the new regulations come into force, it will be possible to verify compliance."

Last update: 10.08.2017 - older versions

DAB+ receivers are available through retailers and internet shops. Offers are extended almost every day as digital radio extends coverage and is being noticed by importers, retailers and listeners.

ZIPSEE Digital Poland asks for clear rules for DAB+ receivers

In August 2017, the Polish association of importers and manufacturers of electrical appliances and electronics, ZIPSEE Digital Poland, sent a letter to Minister of Digitisation Anna Strezynska, requesting a regulation stating the minimum technical requirements for digital radio receivers. The companies belonging to the association complain of unfair competition from sellers of digital receivers using the old DAB standard, while Poland has adopted DAB+.

According to research from GFK Poland, 10% of all digital radio receivers sold since the end of September 2016 were of the old, DAB standard. These are not compatible with the DAB+ signal and consumers have been misled by retailers selling the non-compliant receivers, who have exploited shoppers' lack of knowledge.


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Polish broadcast operator BCAST has launched DAB+ test services in Warsaw, Wroclaw and Gdansk using the DABCAST system SFN model. 


Last update: 15.08.2023 - older versions

There are two regulators for broadcasting media in Poland. The National Broadcasting Council manages and issues licences, while the Office of Electronic Communications governs the frequency spectrum. The two bodies work closely together. 

Polish frequency plans for T-DAB contain three multiplexes located in the VHF Band III and will be started after the switch off of analogue TV in 2013.


Regulation published by the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs on 9 November 2020 states that DAB+ became mandatory in category M new vehicles on 1 January 2021, according to the Ordinance of the Minister of Digitisation. (The mentioned Ordinance is an executive act of the Telecommunications Law and is effective from the date indicated therein)


On 4 November 2020, the Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs published an amendment to regulation that had been published on 14 February 2020, clarifying the technical and performance requirements for radio equipment intended for the reception of digital radio in category M vehicles. The November amendment came into force on 1 January 2021. In particular, the ordinance clarifies the details of some functions (DL, Slide Show, Service following) and specifies the date of April 1, 2023 as the point from which these requirements became mandatory. 

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KRRiT (the National Broadcasting Council of Poland) has launched a website dedicated to digital radio broadcasting (http://www.krrit.gov.pl/radio-cyfrowe).

The website contains reports, information on conferences, seminars and workshops about DAB+ technology as well as links to other pages related to this topic. KRRiT encourages experts  interested in the subject to visit their website and add their articles, presentations or case studies.

 As part of a media campaign in 2015, a promotional video was created by Polskie Radio to highlight the benefits of listening to radio on DAB+.  Entitled, "Digital radio gives you more.", the video communicates the additional benefits of listening to radio on a DAB+ device; better sound, more choice, more content. 




Polish Radio bosses: "The DAB+ project is good, it is developing"
29.01.2024 - Poland Poland
Wirtualnemedia.pl speaks to Polish Radio's new editor-in-chief Paweł Majcher. Does the company want to spend as much on DAB+ digital broadcasting as in previous years? Will all stations broadcasting in this standard continue to operate? "I think that when it comes to costs, it does not matter whether we are talking about one or five stations. In general, DAB+ broadcasting is definitely cheaper than FM. The DAB+ project is good, it is developing. I am planning a meeting with the president of Emitel regarding the continuation of the project," Majcher says. "Commercial stations are reluctant to join this solution because they fear losing their existing revenues. They fear a change in the advertising market. However, we think it is inevitable."

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17 new DAB+ sites in Poland from January
09.01.2024 - Poland Poland
The process of extending the coverage of the Polish Radio DAB+ multiplex is underway. Since the New Year, residents of further locations have gained access to digital radio. "Since 1 January we have added 17 new transmitters, and by the end of January we are planning a further five," Agnieszka Sobucka, director of the marketing and communications office and spokesperson for Emitel, tells Wirtualnemedia.pl. The multiplex includes: Jedynka, Dwójka, Trójka, Czwórka, Polskie Radio 24, Polskie Radio Chopin, Polskie Radio Kierowców, Polskie Radio Dzieciom, Polskie Radio dla Ukrainy, regional radio stations and their specialist channels.

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Further expansion of Polish Radio's DAB+ multiplex coverage
28.12.2023 - Poland Poland
The Polish Radio multiplex has started broadcasting in more locations. The stations broadcast in DAB+ can now be listened to by residents of Zamość, Giżycko, Konin, Białogard, Piła and the surrounding areas of these cities. The process of extending the coverage of the Polish Radio's DAB+ multiplex began at the beginning of October. It includes: Jedynka, Dwójka, Trójka, Czwórka, Polskie Radio 24, Polskie Radio Chopin, Polskie Radio Dzieciom, Polskie Radio Kierowców, Polskie Radio dla Ukrainy, Radio Poland, regional radio stations and, in some locations, also their specialist channels.

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Polskie Radio: 26 more DAB+ transmitters in 2024
04.12.2023 - Poland Poland
Polskie Radio is expanding the coverage of its DAB+ multiplex. The process will be completed by 1 October 2024. Monika Kuś, spokeswoman for the public broadcaster, tells Wirtualnemedia.pl that ultimately up to 93 per cent of the Polish population will be able to receive additional radio stations. The process of extending the coverage of the Polish Radio's DAB+ multiplex began at the beginning of October. It includes: Jedynka, Dwójka, Trójka, Czwórka, Polskie Radio 24, Polskie Radio Chopin, Polskie Radio Dzieciom, Polskie Radio Kierowców, Polskie Radio dla Ukrainy, Radio Poland, regional radio stations and, in some locations, also their specialist channels.

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Czech DAB+ transmitter serves Polish listeners
29.11.2023 - Czechia Czechia - Poland Poland
Czech listeners near the Polish border can tune in to the DAB+ multiplex of the local public radio station from another transmitter. According to information on the discussion forum of the network operator EmiTel, the Klodzko - Czarna Góra transmitter was put into operation in the past few days. This is important news for Czech listeners in the surrounding regions.

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Polish Radio's DAB+ multiplex expanded coverage
29.11.2023 - Poland Poland
In recent days, the broadcasting of the Polish Radio DAB+ multiplex in Kłodzko, Ostrołęka, Lębork and Człuchów has started. In the coming weeks, digital transmitters will start operating in Brzeg, Słupsk, Choczew and Strzeżów, among others. 88 per cent of Poles will be in DAB+ coverage within a year. Next year, coverage is to be extended to Elbląg, Giżycko, Konin, Łomża, Ryki, Zamość, Debica, Nowy Tomyśl, Tarnobrzeg, Piła, Kamieńsk, Rybnik, Jarocin, Debica, Ogrodzieniec and the surrounding area. The multiplex is also expected to appear in the Bieszczady region, Central Pomerania, the western part of the Łódzkie region and the eastern part of the Wielkopolskie region.

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Emitel wins tender to broadcast DAB+
10.11.2023 - Poland Poland
Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited, an operationally focused specialist digital infrastructure investor, is pleased to announce that its Polish portfolio company Emitel S.A. ("Emitel") has won a nationwide tender to extend digital broadcast coverage to 17 regional radio stations for state broadcaster, Polskie Radio. Under the new agreement, Emitel will extend the existing coverage of DAB+ digital signal from 67 per cent to 88 per cent of Poland's households. Polskie Radio is the largest broadcaster of DAB+ radio in Poland, operating a large number of radio stations including Radio Poland national and regional services (which also broadcast in English, German and Ukrainian).

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Polskie Radio expands DAB+ broadcasting network
16.10.2023 - Poland Poland
Initially, DAB+ broadcasting was only possible in Warsaw and Katowice. In 2020, Polskie Radio launched further DAB+ transmitters in important conurbations. "By the end of September 2023, we had 41 broadcasting sites. New stations have already been launched in recent days, and from 1 October these are: Jelenia Góra, Trzebnica, Zakopane and Rabka," informs Marek Walczyk. "In several locations the power of the stations has been increased, while it is likely that several more stations will be added by the end of the year. A bigger change will take place after the New Year, when we will reach a total of 81 stations, i.e. twice as many as we had reached by 30 September," he emphasises.

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Emitel to expand Polish Radio's DAB+ broadcast network
11.10.2023 - Poland Poland
Emitel has won the tender procedure conducted by Polskie Radio, paving the way for an expanded coverage of the DAB+ digital standard in Poland. Upon completion of the implementation, Polish Radio’s digitally broadcast stations will cover 75 percent of Poland and reach nearly 88 percent of the population. Emitel's offer regarding nationwide and regional multiplexing and DAB+ broadcasting was selected by Polskie Radio in the following cities : Koszalin, Olsztyn, Poznań, Rzeszów, Warsaw, Zielona Góra, Białystok, Gdańsk, Kielce, Kraków, Lublin, Szczecin, Wrocław, Katowice, Łódź and Opole and some of the voivodeships (administrative regions) where these cities are located.

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Polish Radio extends DAB+ coverage
03.10.2023 - Poland Poland
The broadcast of the Polish Radio DAB+ multiplex from four new sites has started. These are: Jelenia Góra (Śnieżne Kotły), Rabka (Luboń Wielki Mountain), Trzebnica (Góra Farna) and Zakopane (Gubałówka). Thus begins the delayed process of expanding the public broadcaster's multiplex. The coverage extension works are being carried out from 1 October 2023. In some of the areas involved, the coverage extension is still expected to take place in October, in others between 1 January and 1 October 2024.

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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 37.7 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 87.7%
Services: 175 DAB+, 1 Data
New cars with DAB/DAB+ as standard: Sparkline Graph 97%
Last update: 05.03.2024

Useful Links

The National Broadcasting Council (Krajowa Rada Radiofonii i Telewizji (KRRiT))
Radio cyfrowe
Office of Electronic Communications
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