Tunisia

Last update: 10.07.2019 - older versions

Following successful trials starting in 2008, a national multiplex operated by the Office National de la Télédiffusion (ONT), the national public broadcaster in Tunisia, was installed in March 2019. It is now on air, covering over half (51%) of Tunisia’s 11 million inhabitants.

The multiplex, which hosts 18 DAB+ stations, covers the capital of Tunis as well as other regions in the north-eastern part of the country, including Ariana, Ben Arous, Nabeul, Sousse, Monastir, Manouba, Zaghouan, Bizerte and Mahdia.

Last update: 27.09.2019

 A national multiplex operated by the national public broadcaster ONT is now on air covering over half (51%) of the country’s 11 million inhabitants.

The multiplex, which hosts 18 DAB+ stations, covers the capital of Tunis as well as other regions in the north-eastern part of the country, including Ariana, Ben Arous, Nabeul, Sousse, Monastir, Manouba, Zaghouan, Bizerte and Mahdia.

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Tunis leads the way on DAB+
10.11.2019 - Tunisia Tunisia
Stakeholders from the Tunisian radio industry and broadcast experts from across the Arab world convened in Tunis last month to discuss the opportunities DAB+ brings to the radio, manufacturing, retail and automotive sectors.

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DAB+ growth not limited to Europe
15.10.2019 - Tunisia Tunisia
DAB+ continues to expand in Europe, with significant steps being taken across the continent. However, its growth is not limited to Europe. In North Africa, Tunisia is leading by example - over half of the population now has access to DAB+, and a DAB+ workshop organised by WorldDAB and ASBU last week brought together key stakeholders from various Arab States, highlighting the interest in DAB+ in the region.

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ASBU hosts DAB+ workshop in Tunisia
10.10.2019 - WorldDAB News - Tunisia Tunisia
The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) is today hosting a joint workshop with WorldDAB. Held in Tunis, the workshop focuses on the current deployment of DAB+ digital radio in Tunisia and how radio, manufacturers and retailers can benefit from new business opportunities presented by DAB+.

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Tunisian radio's migration to DAB+
01.10.2019 - WorldDAB News - Tunisia Tunisia
The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) will host a joint workshop with WorldDAB on Thursday 10 October 2019. The workshop will take place at the ASBU headquarters in Tunis and will focus on the current deployment of DAB+ digital radio in Tunisia and how radio, manufacturers and retailers can benefit from new business opportunities presented by the growing DAB+ market.

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ASBU Radio and TV Festival highlights DAB+ progress in Arab world
04.07.2019 - Tunisia Tunisia
The Radio and TV Festival organised as part of the 50th anniversary of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), held in Tunis at the end of June, served as an opportunity to highlight the launch of regular DAB+ services in Tunisia, and the expansion of DAB+ in the Arab world.

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DAB+ expansion in Arab States region
15.05.2019 - Tunisia Tunisia
In line with the increased adoption of DAB+ across the MENA region, ASBU invites operators in the broadcast industry - equipment manufacturers, service and technology providers, integrators - to exhibit at this year's event taking place in Tunis.

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Strong momentum for digital radio momentum in Middle East and North Africa following ASBU EBU conference
18.10.2018 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) WorldDAB Member - Arab States Broadcasting Union WorldDAB Member - Tunisia Tunisia
High-level radio executives from across the Middle East and North Africa attended the Week of Technology event last week in Tunis, to learn how new advancements can help the region embrace digital radio. Topics included the progress of digital radio via both the DAB+ and DRM standards, and the critical role for DAB+ in the context of developing 5G technology – however, it was the subject of the newly-published ETSI specifications, including significant development on non-Latin script, that delegates found most interesting.

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DAB featured topic at Radio Days Tunis
19.05.2017 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) WorldDAB Member - Tunisia Tunisia
Following on from ASBU Arab Festival for Radio and Television, the EBU's Director General Ingrid Deltenre and the Technology & Innovation department's Marcello Lombardo were part of a high level delegation hosting the EBU Radio Days 15-16 May in Tunis where DAB radio was discussed.

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Digital radio turns to the Arab countries
17.10.2014 - WorldDAB News - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) WorldDAB Member - Arab States Broadcasting Union WorldDAB Member - Tunisia Tunisia
This week, our sister union, the Arab State Broadcasting Union (ASBU) organised a two-day symposium on Digital Radio at its headquarters in Tunis together with WorldDMB. Various speakers, from broadcasters and operators to industry, came to share their experience, best practice and deployment strategies for Digital Radio in Europe.

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Digital Radio: the alternative to the anarchy of broadcasting in Tunisia
01.04.2014 - Tunisia Tunisia
The National Office of Broadcasting (ONT), a pioneer and leading-edge operator, has invested in a pilot DAB trial since 2009, currently covering the areas of Greater Tunis, the good Cap and areas close to the governorate of Bizerte.

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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 11.8 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 51%
Services: 18 DAB+
Last update: 18.02.2020

Useful Links

Arab States Broadcasting Union
Instance Nationale des Télécommunications
Radio tunisienne
Office National de la Télédiffusion (ONT)