Tunisia

Last update: 10-03-2017 - older versions

In March of 2013 the Arab States Broadcasting Union held a DAB+ digital radio workshop in Tunis supported by Italian Public Broadcaster RAI. Following this workshop and with the help of RAI, ONT set up a DAB+ trial using a 500W transmitter from an Italian manufacturer. The ONT DAB trial is still in operation but is no longer supported by RAI.

The parameters of the current DAB+ trial are as follows:

  • DAB allotments have been assigned in Channels 10 and 12
  • 68dbmikroV/m field strength chosen for portable indoor reception

The National Office of Broadcasting (ONT), a pioneer and leading-edge operator, invested in a pilot DAB trial from 2008 - 2010. The trial covered the areas of Greater Tunis, the good Cap and areas close to the governorate of Bizerte.

In this country there is

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Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 12 0 12
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.
From ASBU:

Strong momentum for digital radio momentum in Middle East and North Africa following ASBU EBU conference
WorldDAB Members News - 18.10.2018 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - Arab States Broadcasting Union - 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.
From WorldDAB:

DAB featured topic at Radio Days Tunis
WorldDAB Members News - 19.05.2017 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - 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.
From European Broadcasting Union:

Digital radio turns to the Arab countries
WorldDAB News - 17.10.2014 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - Arab States Broadcasting Union - 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.
From European Broadcasting Union:

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.
From Tunisie Haut Debit:

Digital Radio: the alternative to the anarchy of broadcasting in Tunisia
06.03.2014 - Tunisia - Tunisia
According to the trends identified in digital radio broadcasting globally standard (DAB+) will be the only alternative to analog after the extinction of the latter by 2020. This technique will allow all stations to radio operate within the rules of the art while respecting the legislative and technical requirements recommended by the Regional Radiocommunication Conference 2006 Geneva which will provide a free pluralistic media landscape, and diverse in the post-revolution Tunisia.
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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 11.0 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 51%
Services: 12 DAB+
Last update: 26.04.2019

Useful Links

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