Slovakia

Last update: 05.01.2021 - older versions

Public consultation

In November 2020, a public consultation regarding the launch of regular DAB+ services in Slovakia was published by the Slovakian regulatory authority. A summary of this consultation is available here (in Slovakian).

As part of the consultation, key public and private broadcasters as well as telecoms operators from Slovakia indicated that there is both interest and potential for the launch of regular national DAB+ services in Slovakia.

The conclusion of the regulatory authority in regards to the consultation was that regular nationwide DAB+ services will be launched in Slovakia as soon as possible, with the exact timing still to be confirmed.

 

DAB+ trials

DAB+ broadcasting in Slovakia started on 15 December 2015 as a trial in the capital city Bratislava. This trial is operated by the company Towercom, the biggest Slovakian broadcasting network operator.

Currently seven trials are in operation, namely in Bratislava, Dunajská Streda, Košice, Banská Bystrica, Žilina (operated by Towercom Inc.) and in Banská Bystrica and Nitra (operated by AVIS Ltd.). On trials both public (RTVS) and commercial programme services are transmitted.

Last update: 06.11.2020 - older versions

The calculated coverage of all transmitters on air is

- Population ... 45.7 %
- Territory ...... 32.6 %

Coverage of individual multiplexes:

MUX 1 (Towercom)

- Population ... 45.4 %
- Territory ...... 31.7 %

MUX 2 (AVIS)

- Population ... 2.7 %
- Territory ...... 2.4 %

Last update: 05.03.2021 - older versions

In this country there are

on air.

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.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 12 10 22

Last update: 02.10.2013

There are currently no news available for this section.

Last update: 06.09.2017 - older versions

DAB+/FM receivers are available in stores and online. However, the offer of models is limited.

Last update: 05.01.2021 - older versions

DAB+ trials

DAB+ broadcasting in Slovakia started on 15 December 2015 as a trial in the capital city Bratislava. This trial is operated by the company Towercom, the biggest Slovakian broadcasting network operator.

Currently seven trials are in operation, namely in Bratislava, Dunajská Streda, Košice, Banská Bystrica, Žilina (operated by Towercom Inc.) and in Banská Bystrica and Nitra (operated by AVIS Ltd.). On trials both public (RTVS) and commercial programme services are transmitted.

For all transmitters, vertical polarisation and DQPSK modulation is permitted.

First Towercom's trial in Bratislava was put into operation on 15 December 2015.

Name of transmitter

Block

ERPmax [kW]

Name of site

Antenna pattern

1

BRATISLAVA

12C

3.600

Kamzík

D

2

NITRA

10C

10.000

Zobor

ND

3

KOŠICE

12B

2.000

Heringeš

ND

4

BANSKÁ BYSTRICA

12A

2.000

Laskomer

ND

5

ŽILINA

12A

5.000

Krížava

D

6

DUNAJSKÁ STREDA

12C

0.620

TKB Dunajská Streda

ND

7

BANSKÁ BYSTRICA

10B

3.000

Panský diel

D

Other details can be found on https://www.teleoff.gov.sk/prehlad-povolenych-dvb-t-a-t-dab-vysielacov/ (in Slovak only).

 

Last update: 05.01.2021 - older versions

In January 2017 the Slovak Government approved the Strategy of Implementation of Terrestrial Digital Audio Broadcasting in the Slovak Republic. According to this document, the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting is divided to three phases (with defined terms).

Public consultation

In November 2020, a public consultation regarding the launch of regular DAB+ services in Slovakia was published by the Slovakian regulatory authority. A summary of this consultation is available here (in Slovakian).

As part of the consultation, key public and private broadcasters as well as telecoms operators from Slovakia indicated that there is both interest and potential for the launch of regular national DAB+ services in Slovakia.

The conclusion of the regulatory authority in regards to the consultation was that regular nationwide DAB+ services will be launched in Slovakia as soon as possible, with the exact timing still to be confirmed.

Last update: 02.10.2013

There are currently no news available for this section.

Last update: 06.11.2020 - older versions

The Research Institute of Post and Telecommunications (VÚS) conducted a project dealing with emergency warning via digital radio (EWF). The project was successfully finished in December 2018, with the test transmission in Banská Bystrica. The aim was to utilize new features of digital radio and to design an additional method of disseminating warning messages to population and thus increase the likelihood that residents will be adequately informed in critical situations.

Slovak regulator launches public consultations on spectrum use
10.11.2020 - Slovakia Slovakia
Slovakia's telecommunications regulator RU has initiated public consultations on the use of several frequency resources. Operators have been invited to respond by 19 November.

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DAB+ and Early Warning Functionality trials in Slovakia – results and next steps
23.10.2018 - Slovakia Slovakia
Slovakia has been running trials using DAB for Early Warning Functionality (EWF), which were demonstrated this June. They have also carried out a consumer survey into DAB. Juraj Oravec of the Research Institute (VÚS) discusses the results of the EWF trial, the consumer research and what is next for the territory.

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Digidia and Towercom Support DAB in Slovakia
01.08.2017 - DIGIDIA WorldDAB Member - Slovakia Slovakia
DAB is going on the air in Slovakia thanks to the partnership of Digidia and Towercom. “Thanks to Digidia’s compact and flexible multiplexer Towercom is able to show all functionalities of the DAB standard with a multiplexer completely integrated in Towercom’s IP infrastructure.” said Zsolt Nagy, Towercom’s CTO.

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Towercom and DIGIDIA bring DAB on air in Slovakia
21.07.2017 - DIGIDIA WorldDAB Member - Slovakia Slovakia
"DAB is an important technology for Slovakia and Towercom is proud to provide the infrastructure and technical expertise for this prestigious project. DAB is now on air on 4 transmitter sites in Bratislava, Banska Bystrica, Zilina and Kosice," said Zsolt Nagy, Towercom’s CTO.

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Another cloud DAB system goes on-air in Slovakia
19.07.2016 - Paneda WorldDAB Member - Slovakia Slovakia
Paneda has launched a complete DAB+ Head-End system to the system integrator AVIS in Slovakia. The system provides 6 DAB+ services in the south west region of Slovakia and partly covers the capital city Bratislava.

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Slovakia tests DAB+ in Košice
18.07.2016 - Slovakia Slovakia
Slovakia is continuing with its DAB+ trials, announcing that it recently began testing the digital broadcasting standard on a transmitter in Košice. The first phase of this test is broadcasting four stations: Rádio Slovensko, Rádio Pyramída, Rádio FM and Rádio Junior.

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DAB\+ tests on air in Košice
07.07.2016 - Slovakia Slovakia
Towercom, Inc. has begun test broadcasting on DAB+ via a transmitter in Košice. Zsolt Nagy, Technical Director Towercom, Inc. said "today's test transmissions of T-DAB+ are now available in the two largest towns in Slovakia and it is expected that they could be extended even this year to the to the Banská Bystrica region.”

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DAB+ expands to new areas in Slovakia
02.06.2016 - Slovakia Slovakia
Listeners in the cities of Bratislava, Banská Bystrica, Košice, Nitra Levice can now enjoy digital radio thanks to the continued expansion of the DAB+ in Slovakia.

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RU issues licences for T-DAB for Towercom, Avis
02.06.2016 - Slovakia Slovakia
Slovak regulator RU has announced that terrestrial digital radio broadcasting will extend its coverage. Radio listeners who have a receiver that supports T-DAB or T-DAB+ can hear digital radio broadcasting in Bratislava, Banska Bystrica, Kosice, Levice and Nitra and their environs, as coverage there is gradually phased in

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RU licences for local T-DAB multiplexes to Avis
16.02.2016 - Slovakia Slovakia
After the issue of licences for the company Towercom for a local T-DAB+ multiplex in Bratislava, the regulator has issued licences for local multiplexes in Nitra and Levice upon request by the company Avis.

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 5.4 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 45.7%
Services: 22 DAB+
Last update: 09.11.2020

Useful Links

Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic (MDV SR)
Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission
Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (RÚ)
Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (VÚS)