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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

Last update: 04.03.2024 - older versions

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. 

Last update: 08.03.2019 - older versions

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. 




KRRiT announces consultation on setting a date for analogue switch-off
26.08.2022 - National Broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT) WorldDAB Member - Poland Poland
KRRiT announces a consultation on the draft position of the National Broadcasting Council on ceasing broadcasting radio stations in analogue technology in the FM band and setting a date for switching off analogue broadcasting of radio stations. "The National Broadcasting Council believes that the exclusion of analogue FM broadcasting should take place no earlier than December 31, 2026 and no later than December 31, 2030."

(KRRiT) Read more

Licensing delays questioned as applicants including RMF Group await outcome
22.08.2022 - National Broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT) WorldDAB Member - Poland Poland
In mid-April, the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) published a list of people wanting to broadcast in DAB+ as part of a nationwide multiplex. There are two contests. In the first one, three Polish broadcasters known for their analogue services could participate. Grupa RMF, which had previously been critical of DAB+, and Redemptoryści, which includes Radio Maryja, chose to apply. Wirtualnemedia asks why the results of the competition are still unknown.

(Wirtualnemedia.pl) Read more

DAB+ test mux back in Opole
16.08.2022 - Poland Poland
After more than two months, the experimental multiplex of the PSN Infrastruktura company returned to the ether in Opole. The DAB+ test broadcast covers six radio stations. Before its suspension, 12 stations were broadcast, and the multiplex's coverage was also greater. The new permit issued by UKE allows for testing on DAB+ until June 27, 2023. However, the offer of the reactivated multiplex was reduced. It consists of: Music Radio from Jelenia Góra, Radio Doxa, Radio Profeto, Radio Jasna Góra, Radio Imperium from Gliwice and Radio Safe Travel.

(WirtualneMedia.pl) Read more

Polsat's DAB+ trial extended to 2023
28.07.2022 - BCAST WorldDAB Member - Poland Poland
The Office of Electronic Communications extended the permits for the broadcasting of DAB+ experimental multiplexes related to Polsat by the BCAST company. Trial broadcasts in Warsaw, Wrocław and Gdańsk may continue until July 1, 2023, but muxs will have to broadcast on new channels. Recently, UKE has also agreed to extend the test emissions of DABCOM muxs in Andrychów, Bielsko-Biała and Gliwice by one year. At the beginning of July, the company launched a test broadcast in Krakow.

(Wirtualnemedia.pl ) Read more

Radio Krakow Kultura is back on DAB+
25.07.2022 - Poland Poland
The Tarnów digital radio multiplex once again includes the public radio station Radio Krakow Kultura. This circuit complements the program broadcasts of Radio Krakow and OFF Radio Krakow. Approval for distribution was granted by the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE).

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Polish radio pioneer wants to take off on DAB+
09.05.2022 - Poland Poland
In February, the KRRiT tendered a nationwide DAB+ multiplex. Jan Jagielski was the only applicant to submit two applications for new programs. Now he wants to get started on DAB+, first in a local multiplex in Kielce and soon with the new programs FAMA DANCE and Radio TOP across the country. RADIOSZENE spoke to the experienced media entrepreneur about DAB+ in Poland.

(RADIOSZENE) Read more

Eight applicants for Poland's national DAB+ multiplex
19.04.2022 - National Broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT) WorldDAB Member - Poland Poland
The National Broadcasting Council has published a list of eight applicants to broadcast on Poland's nationwide DAB+ multiplex.

(Wirtualnemedia.pl) Read more

Polish Radio makes DAB+ frequency available to Ukrainian Radio
04.03.2022 - Poland Poland - Ukraine Ukraine
Polish Radio has temporarily launched the real-time transmission of the Ukrainian Radio signal - through its digital transmitters in DAB+ technology. Thanks to this, Ukrainians staying in Poland will be able to listen to their public radio broadcasts also in Poland.

(Polskie Radio) Read more

DAB+ coverage increased in Gdańsk
24.02.2022 - BCAST WorldDAB Member - Poland Poland
Until now, the multiplex owned by BCAST was broadcast from a skyscraper called "Zieleniak". After moving to Olivia Star, the range should improve. The test broadcast in Gdańsk is conducted on the 5D channel and the power is 0.2 kW.

(Wirtualnemedia.pl) Read more

More DAB+ stations than FM in Warsaw
23.02.2022 - National Broadcasting Council of Poland (KRRiT) WorldDAB Member - Poland Poland
Five more radio stations have joined the DAB+ local multiplex in Warsaw. The National Broadcasting Council (Krrit) is running a competition for 12 seats on the nationwide DAB+ multiplex. New players may apply for a licence for a general or specialised programme, with the possibility to extend the DAB+ licence for radio stations with at least 8 stations reaching at least 3 million inhabitants. These conditions are met by several radio groups. Applications can be submitted until the beginning of April this year.

(Wirtualnemedia.pl ) Read more

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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
Poland - EECC regulation