Slovenia

Last update: 09.07.2024 - 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.

On 15 March 2024, the Communications Networks and Services Agency of the Republic of Slovenia has published a public call for tenders for the award of the T-DAB+ national network, for the R4 and R5 multiplexes. Interested bidders may submit their bids until 19 April 2024 at 10.00. The Agency underlines that digital audio broadcasting (DAB) is the future of radio sound broadcasting. In Slovenia, there is a national network R1 and a national network R2, divided into East and West, and a regional network R3. The deployment of the DAB networks R4 and R5 will complement the current infrastructure and provide comprehensive coverage. It will provide listeners with greater convenience, quality and diversity of radio content.

Subsequently, on 5 July 2024, the Communications Networks and Services Agency of the Republic of Slovenia published a Decision on the launch of a public tender procedure for the award of 24 licences for the broadcasting of a digital radio programme throughout the territory of the Republic of Slovenia in the Official Gazette of 5 July 2024. It invites interested applicants to submit their bids by 3 September 2024. The licences are divided into two lots: eight licences will be awarded to bidders for their programmes already on analogue radio frequencies or who have already obtained digital rights for a smaller geographic area (e.g. East R2, West R2, Ljubljana area) of the total area of Slovenia; while sixteen licences will be awarded to bidders for their programmes that have not been eligible to be broadcast on analogue or digital radio.

Last update: 12.03.2024 - older versions

The coverage of the national R1 network is shown below.

For this multiplex, portable indoor coverage is 77.5%, mobile outdoor coverage is 89%, and 91% 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.

Digital Switch Underway in Slovenia (adds)
04.01.2010 - Slovenia Slovenia
Ljubljana, 1 December (STA) - The transitional period in which broadcasters must make the switch from analogue to digital broadcasting began in Slovenia on ...

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Digital Switch Underway in Slovenia
01.12.2009 - Slovenia Slovenia
Ljubljana, 1 December (STA) - The transitional period in which broadcasters must make the switch from analogue to digital broadcasting began in Slovenia on ...

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RADIOSCAPE wins contract to supply professional DAB broadcast system to Slovenia
17.01.2006 - Slovenia Slovenia
RadioScape, a world leader in digital radio and multimedia broadcast technology, today announced that it has just been awarded a contract to supply the first DAB broadcasting system for Slovenia. The system is due to go live in February 2006, and will initially simulcast Slovenia’s four main radio stations...

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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 2.1 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 89%
Services: 45 DAB+
Last update: 12.03.2024

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