Last update: 24-10-2018 - older versions
New consultation on DAB+ expansion in Slovenia
The Slovenian media regulator will conduct a public consultation on 21 November 2018 on expanding the country’s DAB+ networks. Interested parties must confirm their participation by Tuesday 20 November.
Switch off of FM
At its November session, the Broadcasting Council adopted a decision on the switchover of the main channel of Slovenian radio stations to digital broadcasting on the day 22.2.2022 - the day of the second technology. Link to facebook post
Launch of Regular DAB+ services
The Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia (AKOS) has issued licences for 13 stations for Slovenia's first DAB+ network. In addition to 4 stations from public broadcaster RTV Slovenia, 9 additional stations were awarded a licence for digital broadcasting. The network has been operational since 19 September 2016 and will initially be powered by 7 medium-power transmitters to cover urban areas and highways.
AKOS had published in June 2016 a tender for radio stations (content providers) for slots in the multiplex. All major radio stations in Slovenia had announced interest in participating.
There are 10 slots available for commercial programmes. Licenses for 4 slots for public radio programmes (by public broadcaster RTV Slovenia) will be issued without public tender (directly by the law). AKOS issued a license for the first regular national T-DAB+ network in Slovenia to the public broadcaster RTV Slovenia which was the only tenderer. Once penetration of DAB+ receivers has increased, additional sites will be installed. If deployed as envisaged, the initial network will cover around 70% of the population of Slovenia.
AKOS is an independent body that regulates and supervises the electronic communications market, manages and supervises the radio frequency spectrum in the Republic of Slovenia, performs tasks in the field of radio and television broadcasting, and regulates and supervises the postal and railway service markets.
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: 16-09-2018 - older versions
In this country there is
- National multiplex: 1 Regular
Simulcast (14 services)
Radio Net FM
Exclusive on DAB+ (2 services)
Radio Ena (1) DAB, special version without local programmes, Glasbeni Radio
|Simulcast on AM / FM||Exclusive on digital||Total of services|
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: 23-05-2017 - older versions
Licences for frequencies for DAB networks can be obtained via public tenders. All content providers must also obtain a “digital” licence to enter the multiplex via public tender.
The multiplex which is on air is not a trial (although the setup is in progress), permanent licence till year 2026.
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Licences issued for first Slovenian DAB+ network08.09.2016 - Slovenia -
Last update: 16.09.2018
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
RTV Slovenija DAB+ Information