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Last update: 17.06.2020 - older versions

On 29th March 2018, the National Council announced the results of the competition for digital radio broadcasting in Kyiv. 9 radio stations are to broadcast in DAB+ format, with three of those being dedicated to public broadcasting. More information.

In July 2018, the National Council announced the results of another competition for digital radio broadcasting in Kyiv. Four additional radio stations are to broadcast in the DAB+ format. As of today, 14 DAB+ services are on air. More information

There are currently 14 stations broadcasting on DAB+, four of which are exclusively available on DAB+.

 

Last update: 13.03.2019 - older versions

The population coverage of the local regular DAB+ multiplex on air in Ukraine is about 3 million people (the capital city - Kyiv).

Last update: 12.06.2020 - older versions

In this country there is

on air.

The 7D frequency block will be used before the switch off of analogue television, after which it will be converted to 11D.

14 companies were winners of the competition for the DAB+ broadcasting licenses. 10 of the stations on the multiplex are simulcats of FM stations and 4 are exclusive to DAB+.

The first stations began transmissions in June 2018. 

The transmissions are being implemented by the Broadcasting, Radiocommunications and Television Concern (BRT), which is also the telecommunications operator.

 

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 10 4 14

Last update: 01.08.2018

The Association of Broadcasters includes companies that hold licenses for broadcasting via DAB+. The objectives of the Association to uphold the interests of its members, network development and the promotion of digital radio.

Two more digital radio stations in Ukraine
20.12.2019 - Ukraine Ukraine
The National Council of TV and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine, at its meeting on 20 December 2019, determined the winners of the competition for 2 digital radio broadcasting programmes in the T-DAB standard in Kyiv. They were Prosto Radio station and Radio Miami station. Two programmes were put up for competition; the volume of broadcasting is 24 hours per day. The broadcast will be made in the 11D frequency block (222.064 MHz frequency). Requirements to the programme concept prohibit retransmission of programmes of other broadcasters. Broadcasting licenses will be valid for a period of 7 years.

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On amending the Decision of the National Council No. 1308 of 05 September 2019 “On announcing the competition for obtaining the license for radio broadcasting in the terrestrial digital multichannel network (T-DAB standard) with the use of radio frequency
17.10.2019 - Ukraine Ukraine
Based on the conclusions concerning electro magnetic compatibility and information submitted by the operator of the local DAB+ multiplex – the Broadcasting, Radiocommunications & Television Concern (BRT Concern) – in its letter dated of 11 October 2019, the National Council being guided by Article 25 of the Law of Ukraine “On Television and Radio Broadcasting” decided to amend the annex to the Decision of the National Council No. 1308 of 05 September 2019 “On announcing the competition for obtaining the license for radio broadcasting in the terrestrial digital multichannel network (T-DAB standard) with the use of radio frequency resource” with regard to “frequency block (frequency, MHz)” by changing nominal value of 7D (194,064) to 11D (222,064). The channel 11D (222,064) has been calculated in accordance with the Frequency Assignment Plan GENEVA 2006 (GE06) in order to substitute the temporarily assigned (until analogue TV switch-off) frequency block 7D (194,064 MHz).

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VIDEO: Obtaining a DAB+ licence in Kyiv
06.09.2019 - Ukraine Ukraine
Iurii Artemenko talks about obtaining of a license for digital radio broadcasting in Kyiv by the LLC Priamyi TV Channel

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The National Council of TV and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine announces a competition for 2 digital radio programmes in Kyiv
05.09.2019 - Ukraine Ukraine
During its meeting on September 5, the National Council decided to announce a competition and approved the competition conditions for 2 digital radio broadcasting programmes in the T-DAB standard in Kyiv. There are 2 programmes for the competition, the volume of broadcasting is 24 hours per day for each. Due to the experiment introduced by the regulator on the development of digital radio broadcasting in Ukraine, 14 programmes are currently operating in a digital multiplex in Kyiv. However, due to lack of possibilities, two radio stations decided not to support this experiment. These two programmes are currently being offered for competition. In accordance with the requirements of the programme concept, retransmission of programmes of other broadcasters is prohibited. The competition guarantee is set at 10% of the maximum license fee.

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Ukraine's NRADA attends IFA Berlin to explore best DAB+ launch practice
10.09.2018 - Ukraine Ukraine
Representatives of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine (NRADA) attended the recent IFA Berlin event to discuss best practice and experience of introducing and implementing DAB+ digital radio. The council's executive secretary Oleksandr Iliashenko and member Serhii Kostynskyi had a meeting with WorldDAB to discuss the the impending DAB+ service launch in Kyiv, with 14 stations confirmed to broadcast digital radio.

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The last free spot in the digital radio multiplex of Kyiv was taken by the station Priamyi FM (Direct FM)
06.09.2018 - Ukraine Ukraine
On September 6, the National Council summed up the results of the competition for radio broadcasting in the digital terrestrial multichannel network of the T-DAB standard in Kyiv. The winner was the radio station Priamyi FM (Direct FM) - the LLC Direct TV Channel, Kyiv. This company was the only bidder. The signal will be disseminated by two transmitters with power of 2.0 kW and 1.0 kW. The territory of coverage is Kyiv. The volume of the programme broadcasting is 24 hours per day. The requirements for the programme concept prohibit retransmission of programmes of other broadcasters. According to the Director General of the LLC Direct TV channel Mrs Eugenia Zakharova, it will be informational, interactive radio, but not talk radio. The basic format will be live streams from the spots. There will be no music or entertainment on the radio station. 16 hours per day will be devoted to information about events, which will be rerun at night. The company is ready to start broadcasting in 2-3 months. We would like to recall that the sixth programme in the multichannel digital radio network was put up for competition by the National Council repeatedly after the winner of the previous competition (held on 29 March 2018) - First Digital radio station - failed to pay the full amount of the license fee on time.

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Association of Digital Broadcasters established in Ukraine
31.07.2018 - Ukraine Ukraine
A new association has been established by the three companies that were given the first digital radio licences in Ukraine, aimed at defining and promoting the development of digital radio in the country. "We have created the All-Ukrainian Association of Digital Broadcasters in order to attract Ukrainians to use the new broadcast technology," newly appointed head Bogdan Bolkhovetsky said. "Membership is open to all digital broadcasters without exception, and we hope that by joint efforts we will overcome the path of adaptation of the new technology much faster than alone."

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Winners of latest DAB+ tender in Ukraine announced
26.07.2018 - Ukraine Ukraine
Four stations have been confirmed as winners of the latest round of DAB+ tenders in the Ukraine. Army FM, and three stations of the Business Radio Group, Business Radio, DJ FM and Power FM were the winners of the round of tenders announced by the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine (NRADA) on 5 April.

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Winners of Ukrainian DAB+ tender round confirmed
26.07.2018 - Ukraine Ukraine
Four stations have been confirmed as winners of the latest round of DAB+ tenders in the Ukraine. Army FM, and three stations of the Business Radio Group, Business Radio, DJ FM and Power FM were the winners of the round of tenders announced by the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine (NRADA) on 5 April.

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Nine DAB+ stations launch in Kyiv
26.06.2018 - Ukraine Ukraine
Ukraine’s National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting (NRADA) has announced that nine radio stations in Kiev are now broadcasting in the country’s first DAB+ tests, which cover the capital and its surrounding areas. Chairman Yuri Artamenko said that the council would like to create an association to promote digital radio in Ukraine.

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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 43.8 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 7.07%
Services: 14 DAB+
Last update: 12.06.2020

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The National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine