Slovenia

Last update: 29.11.2023 - older versions

DAB+ has been on air since 2016, with the launch of the first R1 national DAB+ network, operated by public broadcaster RTV Slovenia.  
Currently on air are:
National multiplex: R1, carrying 16 stations
Regional multiplexes: R2 East, R2 West, carrying 24 stations
Local multiplex: R3 (Ljubljana), carrying 5 stations.

For the national R1 multiplex, portable indoor coverage is 77%, mobile outdoor coverage is 89%, with 90% of highways/motorways covered. 

Planning for DAB in tunnels has been completed, with 13 tunnels of more than 500m identified. A tender for implemention is expected around the end of 2023.

In September 2023, The Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia (AKOS) published its draft Spectrum Management Strategy 2024-2026. The Agency says it is planning a number of activities in the field of digital terrestrial broadcasting, and is consulting on these in December 2023. It intends to launch calls for tenders for the award of digital rights in the new R4 and R5 networks, both covering the whole territory of the Republic of Slovenia, and calls for tenders for the award of national broadcasting rights. It also intends to launch a call for tenders for the award of rights in the R3 and R2 (West/East) areas, in accordance with the available capacity on both networks. In addition, the Agency also intends to promote the use of digital radio and to raise awareness among users and car dealers about the mandatory installation of receivers.

Last update: 08.06.2023 - older versions

The coverage of the national R1 network is shown below.

For this multiplex, portable indoor coverage is 77%, mobile outdoor coverage is 89%, and 90% of highways/motorways are covered. 

 

 

Last update: 03.03.2021 - 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.

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

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 40 5 45

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: 08.06.2023 - older versions

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.  

In September 2019, Slovenia's Agency for Communication Networks and Services (Akos) launched a call for tenders for DAB+ frequencies. The contract concerns two multiplexes – R2 (national) and R3 (Ljubljana).

In December 2019 AKOS issued licenses for national mux R2 and local mux R3 (covering the capital city Ljubljana) to the public broadcaster RTV Slovenia.

Slovenia DAB+ expansion plans consultation
21.11.2023 - Slovenia Slovenia
The Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia is holding a public consultation on the future of digital radio (DAB+) in Slovenia on 12 December 2023. The Agency intends to launch calls for tenders for the award of digital rights in the new R4 and R5 networks, both covering the whole territory of the Republic of Slovenia, and calls for tenders for the award of national broadcasting rights. It also intends to launch a call for tenders for the award of rights in the R3 and R2 (West/East) areas, in accordance with the available capacity on both networks. In addition, the Agency also intends to promote the use of digital radio and to raise awareness among users and car dealers about the mandatory installation of receivers.

(AKOS) Read more


Frequency agreement signed for the expansion of DAB+ digital radio in eastern Europe
30.06.2023 - Austria Austria - Hungary Hungary - Slovenia Slovenia - Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia Croatia - Serbia Serbia - Romania Romania
On 12 and 13 June, the final meeting of a working group of media regulatory and frequency planning institutions from seven countries in eastern Europe took place at the Hungarian media regulatory authority NMHH in Budapest with the ceremonial signing of an agreement on the use of DAB+ frequencies in the joint frequency planning area. Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Romania participated in the working group. The working agreement now concluded enables the administrations to tender for new or additional DAB+ multiplex coverage by agreeing on technical reference parameters for future DAB+ transmitter stations.

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DAB+ on the move in Slovenia
12.06.2023 - Slovenia Slovenia
45 stations – including five DAB-exclusive services – are now on air on DAB+ in Slovenia. The stations are broadcast across three tiers of DAB+ multiplexes: national R1, with 16 stations, regional R2 East and R2 West, which carry 24 services, and a local mux in Ljubljana with five stations. The national R1 multiplex now has mobile outdoor coverage of 89%, with 90% of highways and motorways covered. Most recently, planning for DAB in tunnels has been completed, with 13 tunnels of more than 500m identified for service, and a tender for implementation is expected at the end of this year. An additional new national multiplex is also expected to be tendered in Q4 2023, along with a further digital-only station licence. Further extension of coverage for the national and regional multiplexes is planned for 2024.

(WorldDAB) Read more


Radio Štajerska val is now on digital in the whole of eastern Slovenia
13.01.2023 - Slovenia Slovenia
Štajerské val welcomed the launch of digital broadcasting via DAB+. You can find us on the R2 East DAB+ network, which means we can be heard across the whole of eastern Slovenia, without interruption. "We at Štajerski val are very excited about the transition to digital broadcasting via DAB+, which we have been working towards for a long time," said Greta Kokot Rajković, Programme Director. Last year we were successful in the tender and now you can listen to us on digital DAB+! For us, this means a great gain, an extended coverage area and, above all, coverage of grey spots where we could not be heard at the moment due to the geographical limitations of FM transmitters. At the same time, the launch of the new digital DAB+ format is the first and most beautiful gift to our radio for its upcoming 70th birthday."

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Slovenia gets third DAB+ network
20.10.2020 - Slovenia Slovenia
A third DAB+ network has gone on air in Slovenia, and is the second digital radio network with national coverage. The new R2 multiplex will include regional and local radio broadcasts and, like the other two, is managed by RTV Slovenija.

(Telecom Paper) Read more


Second national multiplex launches in Slovenia
16.10.2020 - RTV Slovenija WorldDAB Member - Slovenia Slovenia
DAB+ continues to develop in Slovenia, with public broadcaster RTV Slovenija having just launched a third DAB+ multiplex - the country's second national multiplex.

(RTV Slovenija) Read more


DAB+ offering expands in Slovenia
25.11.2019 - Slovenia Slovenia
The DAB+ digital radio landscape in Slovenia continues to diversify, as Radio Aktual launches on DAB+. With 20 public and private broadcasters already on air, the multiplex operated by RTV Slovenija has reached full capacity, with discussions around additional multiplexes now taking place.

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Increased interest in DAB+ from broadcasters in Slovenia
22.10.2019 - Slovenia Slovenia
Radio broadcasters in Slovenia are increasingly interested in broadcasting on DAB+. One national multiplex is currently in operation in the country, with the launch of another two multiplexes - one national, and one covering the capital of Ljubljana - being considered.

(Satelitna TV) Read more


Slovenia calls public call to award T-DAB+ frequencies
30.09.2019 - Slovenia Slovenia
Slovenia's Agency for Communication Networks and Services (Akos) has launched a call for tenders for DAB+ frequencies. The contract concerns two multiplexes – R2 (national) and R3 (Ljubljana) – and the deadline for the submission of bids is 11 November.

(Telecompaper) Read more


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.

(www.akos-rs.si) Read more


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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 2.1 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 85%
Services: 45 DAB+
Last update: 08.06.2023

Useful Links

digitalniradio.si/
AKOS; Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia
PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS AND TENDERS
BROADCASTING OF A RADIO PROGRAM IN DIGITAL BROADCASTING
RTV Slovenija DAB+ Information