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: 17.05.2021 - older versions

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

Receivers:

Gogen (www.gogen.sk/dab-radia/)

Stores:

DATART (www.datart.sk/dab-radia.html)

Hej.sk (www.hej.sk/radia/radioprijimace-s-dab/#)  

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.

Towercom awarded licence for T-DAB+
17.12.2015 - Slovakia Slovakia
The regulator RU issued a licence for using the frequency 12C for digital terrestrial broadcasting on the standard T-DAB+ (Terestrial-Digital Audio Broadcast) on the local multiplex in Bratislava to Slovak broadcasting operator Towercom.

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International Conference: Approaches to the digitisation of audio broadcasting in V4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia)
26.02.2015 - Slovakia Slovakia - Czech Republic Czech Republic - Hungary Hungary - Poland Poland
After a successful transition from analogue to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting in the whole of Central Europe, a similar process in audio broadcasting is expected in near future, with the aim to co-ordinate this process within the Visgrad Four (V4) countries.

(The Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (VUS)) Read more


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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)