Last update: 06-08-2018 - older versions
In July 2018, the Bulgarian Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) announced it will work with the country’s Council for Electronic Media (CEM) to form an official policy document concerning the adoption of DAB+ and launched a public consultation procedure on the draft CRC position regarding issuing DAB+ licences to broadcasters in the country.
ET DIP TRADING has been awarded a trial license by the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) to transmit DAB/DAB+ digital radio in the territory of Sofia. More information (see licensing protocol 17 and decision number 5 inside the document).
The Council for Electronic Media (CEM) together with the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) held consultations with representatives of the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), the Association of Bulgarian Broadcasters (ABRO) and FOCUS Radio in March 2017. The attitudes for future digital broadcasting in Bulgaria were discussed during the meeting.
The following links are from the meeting with the local radio groups and the regulator.
The public discussion procedure for digital radio is available at http://www.crc.bg/section.php?id=2192.
The current status of CRC is to explore European licensing practices, information is available at http://www.crc.bg/section.php?id=2246&lang=bg.
Last update: 14-08-2017 - older versions
Future coverage of DAB+ digital radio in Sofia. More information at http://dab.bg/покритие/.
Last update: 19-12-2016
Over 450 different devices in various price ranges from 20 Bulgarian lev re available in specialised shops and commercial chains.
Last update: 19-07-2018 - older versions
In July 2017 The Bulgarian Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) announced it will work with the country’s Council for Electronic Media (CEM) to form an official policy document concerning the adoption of DAB+ digital radio. This is to address ongoing requests by Bulgarian broadcasters for the authorisation of DAB+ to meet additional spectrum demands. An inter-ministerial working group has been created with representatives of CRC and CEM, to work on preparing an official document and state policy.
The aim of the process is to ensure efficient use of radio spectrum and to create the conditions for a competitive broadcast industry. The process also aims to evaluate the social and economic benefits of launching digital services.
The first aspect will involve testing the operation of a DAB+ network, with the second evaluating the quality of transmissions compared to analogue. The process will address the lack of licensed content and long-term strategy for digital radio in Bulgaria.
The exact distribution of DAB+ frequencies will depend on the type and quality of networks, whether national, regional or local.
Interested parties have until July 25 to submit their comments.
The Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) implements the state sector policy in the field of telecommunications and postal services. CRC is a specialized independent state authority, entrusted with the functions of regulation and control over the carrying out of the electronic communications. In the context of equity and transparency and in compliance with the Bulgarian legislation, CRC strives to promote the competition of the telecommunications markets in the country. The national regulator proceeds, aiming at the increase of the sector investments, the new communications technologies’ development and the protection of the end-users in Bulgaria.
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Last update: 03.05.2018
Useful LinksBORT (Bulgarian operators Radio and TV)
Communicatons Regulation Commission
Public discussion procedure for digital radio