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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

Last update: 03.03.2021 - older versions

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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.

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.


Last update: 08.05.2019 - older versions

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. 




Radio from Mlawa available in Wroclaw on DAB+
02.03.2023 - Poland Poland
Radio 7, aimed at the residents of Mława, Ciechanów and Żuromin, has joined BCAST's DABCAST experimental multiplex in Wrocław. Owned by Cyfrowy Polsat, the mux also broadcasts Muzyczne Radio from Jelenia Góra, Radio Bezpieczna Podróż from Legionowo, Radio Maryja, Muzo.fm, Wrocław-based Radio Ram and, from the end of January, Radio Jasna Góra from Częstochowa.

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Experimental DAB+ multiplex returns in Szczecin
14.02.2023 - Poland Poland
After two weeks, residents of Szczecin and the surrounding area can again listen to radio stations available on the DAB+ multiplex in the capital of West Pomerania. The interruption was due to the expiry of the previous radio licence, says Marcin Marzec, co-owner of DABCOM, the multiplex operator, to Wirtualnemedia.pl.

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Radio Łódź Extra resumes broadcasting on DAB+
06.02.2023 - Poland Poland
Radio Łódź Extra is being broadcast again via the Polish Radio multiplex in Łódź. It will, among other things, broadcast events in their entirety that will not fit on the main air of Radio Łódź. In the new version of the charter of duties, which dates from December 2022, the broadcaster states that in the years 2023-2024 Radio Łódź Extra will return to its original objectives and will continue to be used for launching occasional programmes and full broadcasts of concerts, cultural and sporting events or broadcasts from festival studios, which will be briefly covered in the regional programme.

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Radio 7 has joined the experimental multiplex in Katowice
02.02.2023 - Poland Poland
On 1 February, Katowice residents with DAB+ receivers could hear a new station: Radio 7. This is a local radio station based in Mława. It has been broadcasting in the city since September 2012. In subsequent years, transmitters were also launched in Żuromin and Ciechanów. Now the Mława station can also be heard in the capital of Upper Silesia. Radio 7 has joined six other radio stations that are broadcasting on the experimental multiplex in Katowice. These are: Radio Jasna Góra, Radio Bezpieczna Podróż, Muzo.FM, Radio Maryja, Radio Imperium and Muzyczne Radio. Radio 7 can already be heard on the DABCAST multiplexes in Gdańsk and Warsaw.

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DAB+ in Poland: New regional station for Kolberg launched
30.01.2023 - Poland Poland
Polskie Radio Koszalin, the public regional radio station for the eastern part of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, launched another sub-regional programme on 2 January. Since then, Studio Kołobrzeg can be heard in the city of the same name on the Baltic Sea from Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the FM city frequency 91.0 MHz. In addition, the new regional window is also on air in Koszalin (Köslin) and Kołobrzeg (Kolberg) via DAB+ (channel 11B).

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Lodz radio station also available in Warsaw on DAB
26.01.2023 - Poland Poland
Radio Parada from Lodz has joined the DABCAST experimental multiplex, which is operated by BCAST, a company owned by Cyfrowy Polsat. The station can be listened to by receivers with tuners supporting DAB+. Currently, listeners from the capital can listen to eight stations broadcast on the DABCAST multiplex. In addition to Radio Parada, these include Muzo.FM, Muzyczne Radio from Jelenia Góra, Pop Radio from Pruszków, Radio 7 from Mlawa, Radio Bezpieczna Podróż, Radio Maryja and Radio Jasna Góra from Częstochowa. The broadcast is carried on channel 11B and the bitrate of each station is 136 kbps.

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New stations on DAB+ multiplexes
24.01.2023 - Poland Poland
Residents of Gdańsk and Wrocław can now listen to Radio Jasna Góra from Częstochowa. The Catholic radio station has joined the DABCAST experimental multiplexes of BCAST, a company owned by Cyfrowy Polsat. Radio Parada is to join the company's Warsaw multiplex. In Gdansk, the station can be listened to on channel 5C, and in Wroclaw on channel 12B. The station broadcasts with a bitrate of 136 kbps. Radio Jasna Góra is also available in multiplexes in Krakow, Szczecin, Lodz, Opole, Andrychów, Szczawnica and Warsaw.

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Poznan DAB+ multiplex increases coverage
23.01.2023 - Poland Poland
The Poznan DAB+ digital radio multiplex, operated by Dabcom, has extended its coverage. This is the result of moving its transmitter from a high-rise building in the centre of Poznan to the chimney of EC Karolin. The multiplex is still broadcast on channel 5C. Thanks to the relocation of the transmitter, the radio stations available via this multiplex can be listened to not only by the inhabitants of Poznan, but by the entire region. Dabcom's Poznan DAB+ multiplex currently comprises nine stations: Muzo.fm, Radio Elka, Radio Konin.FM, Wasze Radio FM, Radio Profeto, Disco Radio, Mega Radio, Radio Nuta and WP Radio.

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More stations on Polish test multiplexes
02.01.2023 - Poland Poland
People using DAB+ digital radio receivers in Łódź and Opole can hear new radio stations on test multiplexes belonging to the company PSN Infrastruktura. In Łódź, Twoje Radio from Stargard, Nasze Radio Nostalgicznie from Sieradz, Strefa FM from Piotrków Trybunalski and Radio Rekord Kielce made their debut on the multiplex. Listeners in Opole, meanwhile, received access to Radio Rekord Kielce and Twój Radio from Stargard.

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Radio Torun is broadcasting on DAB+
28.12.2022 - Poland Poland
A new radio station, Radio Toruń, is broadcasting in Toruń. It can only be listened to by those who have a DAB+ receiver, because the broadcaster has received a licence to broadcast digitally. "As we do not operate on FM, we can afford a slight de-formatting, so we are betting on original programmes to be more noticeable on the market," announces Tomasz Kaczynski, editor-in-chief of Radio Toruń.

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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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