Slovenia

Last update: 27-08-2019 - older versions

AKOS consultation on second DAB+ national multiplex

Slovenia's R1 multiplex was filled in August 2019 with the award of licences to Radio Aktual and Radio City to broadcast on the remaining spaces available on the R1 network.  Interest was high with 11 applicants - a healthy sign ahead of the public consultation by AKOS on the tender process for a second DAB+ national network, with a public meeting held at AKOS offices on 12 September 2019.  

Launch of Regular DAB+ services

DAB+ has been on air since 2016, with the launch of the first R1 national DAB+ network, operated by public broadcaster RTV Slovenia.  

Last update: 14-10-2016 - older versions

By the decree of the assignment of radio frequencies, RTV Slovenija Transmitters and Communication Unit has as the operator of the first digital network in Slovenia started to transmit radio channels from the transmission stations located at Krim, Krvavec, Nanos, Plešivec, Tinjan and Trdinov vrh. Other additional enlargements of the network depend on the reception of the new technology by users and also broadcasters. At the moment, the network reaches 73% of Slovene homes and covers 89% of motorway and highway systems.

Last update: 29-08-2019 - older versions

In this country there is

on air.

See real time information about DAB+ services on air in Slovenia here.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 16 1 17

Last update: 30-09-2014 - older versions

Receivers are available in some stores and as an option in some car brands.

Last update: 19-01-2016 - older versions

The latest DAB trial completed in November 2013. Coverage was available in the capital city of Ljubljana and central Slovenia. The trial broadcasts covered 22.5% of the population.

Last update: 28-08-2019 - older versions

In August 2019 the regulator AKOS announced a public consultation and information meeting to take place on 12 September 2019, and plans to publish a tender for frequencies for a second national/regional DAB+ network, as well as one local network in Ljubljana. 

The R1 multiplex currently on air with permanent services is licenced until 2026.

Second national DAB+ network for Slovenia
27.08.2019 - Slovenia - Slovenia
Slovenian telecoms and media regulator AKOS has launched a public consultation on a second national DAB+ network, and will hold a public meeting at AKOS offices on 12 September. Licences for the remaining spaces on the R1 national multiplex were greatly oversubscribed.
From www.akos-rs.si:

Slovenian broadcasters show high interest in DAB+
26.08.2019 - Slovenia - Slovenia
Slovenia's R1 DAB+ multiplex is now full with the last remaining slots being awarded by the media regulator AKOS to Radio Aktual and Radio City. There were 11 applicants - four new stations and seven already broadcasting on FM. Once on air, and in case of any remaining space, a further licence could be awarded.
From www.digitalniradio.si:

DAB+ radio to become mandatory across new cars in the EU
07.01.2019 - Slovenia - Slovenia
Following the introduction of the EU's new directive on the digitisation of radio in cars, car manufacturers across the EU will have to start including the DAB+ standard as part of all in-car radio systems moving forward. Amongst other things, drivers will benefit from a more seamless transmission of traffic information.
From Zurnal 24:

Slovenian Radio Maxi has joined DAB+ digital radio offer
30.10.2018 - Slovenia - Slovenia
Slovenia's Radio Maxi has also expanded its offer of digital terrestrial radio in Slovenia. It is already the sixteenth station in the "Slovenia DAB+ R1" network.
From Český rozhlas:

Former Yugoslav republics to discuss the introduction of DAB+
23.10.2018 - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Croatia - Serbia - Serbia - North Macedonia - North Macedonia - Montenegro - Montenegro - Slovenia - Slovenia
Representatives of regulatory authorities from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro are exploring the introduction of DAB+ services following a conference in Sarajevo in order to exchange experiences and discuss the challenges for the future. While DAB+ in Slovenia is the only former Yugoslav republic already in regular operation, Croatia have been testing for the last year. The other Balkan states have expressed interest.
From Communcations Regulatory Agency BH:

Former Yugoslav republics to discuss the introduction of DAB+
23.10.2018 - North Macedonia - North Macedonia - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Croatia - Serbia - Serbia - Montenegro - Montenegro - Slovenia - Slovenia
Representatives of regulatory authorities from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro are exploring the introduction of DAB+ services following a conference in Sarajevo in order to exchange experiences and discuss the challenges for the future. While DAB+ in Slovenia is the only former Yugoslav republic already in regular operation, Croatia have been testing for the last year. The other Balkan states have expressed interest.
From Satellifax:

New consultation on DAB+ expansion in Slovenia
19.10.2018 - Slovenia - Slovenia
The Slovenian media regulator will conduct a public consultation on 21 November on expanding the country’s DAB networks. Interested parties must confirm their participation by Tuesday 20 November.
From Agency of Communications of Slovenia:

DAB news from Germany, Slovenia and Northern Ireland
24.07.2018 - Germany - Germany - Slovenia - Slovenia - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
German public broadcaster Bayerische Rundfunk (BR) switched on a new DAB+ multiplex transmitter in the Waldnaab (Upper Palatinate) region on 13 July. Use of digital devices continues to grow in Northern Ireland, with a 5% year-over-year increase reported, reaching 35% of all listening hours. In Slovenia, five new stations have been given licences to operate DAB+ services.
From Radio Magazine:

New DAB+ licences issued to five Slovenian radio stations
19.07.2018 - Slovenia - Slovenia
The Slovenian Agency for Communication Networks and Services (Akos) has granted new licences for five radio stations to begin broadcasting on DAB+, bringing the total to 18 stations now able to broadcast on DAB+ in Slovenia. Further requirements including transmissions beginning three months following the awarding, and that the stations comply with network operator RTV Slovenija on details surrounding transmission.
From Telecompaper:

Digital radio updates From Slovenia, Ireland, UK and France
WorldDAB Members News - 29.05.2018 - Arqiva - Slovenia - Slovenia - Ireland - Ireland - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - France - France
The National Broadcasting Council of Slovenia (SRDF) has decided to switch to DAB+ in Ljubljana, with most FM broadcasting to cease from February 2022. In Cork, Ireland, a new small-scale digital radio multiplex is about to begin a 12-month trial period with a capacity to receive 20 programmes. In the UK, Sound Digital's commercial DAB multiplex coverage area will reach an additional four million people following a new agreement with Arqiva. In Lille, DAB+ broadcasts will begin on 19 June.
From Radio magazine:

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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 2.1 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 73%
Services: 17 DAB+
Last update: 29.08.2019

Useful Links

digitalniradio.si/
AKOS; Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia
The tender for the ten rights dissemination of radio programs in digital broadcasting technology throughout the territory of the Republic of Slovenia
www.akos-rs.si/monitor:-digitalno-radijsko-oddajanje
RTV Slovenija DAB+ Information