Croatia

Last update: 27-06-2018 - older versions

The Electronic Media Council opened a public call for expression of interest for programme licences in DAB+ technology for the western part of Croatia, for a trial period one year.

http://www.e-mediji.hr/hr/novosti/poziv-za-iskazivanje-interesa-za-digitalno-eksperimentalno-emitiranje-radijskih-kanala/.

Test broadcasting of digital radio in Croatia started 20 November in the presence of the Prime Minister's Envoy, Minister Oleg Butković.

On the transmitters object Sljeme, located near the Capital of Zagreb, in the presence of the Envoy of the President of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Mr Oleg Butković ceremonially launched the test phase of 12 months for the broadcast of digital radio in the Republic of Croatia.

Among other guests, this important event was attended by the representatives of the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM)  Dražen Lučić and Mario Weber, as well as the representatives of the Agency for Electronic Media (AEM) Robert Tomljenović and Davor Marić.

Minister Oleg Butković declared that more than two million listeners in the Republic of Croatia would be able to receive new digital radio signals  without interference, with more programmes and content.

In October 2017, the Electronic Media Council chose 16 existing FM broadcasters for broadcasting in DAB+ technology. The chosen radio stations are, as follows:  Radio 808, Radio  Kaj, Sjeverni  FM, Radio Koprivnica, Radio Istra, Antena radio, Radio Zabok, Narodni radio, Radio Dalmacija , GOLD FM, Radio Banovina, Enter Zagreb, Trend radio, Radio Martin, Soundset Trsat and Radio 101.

 

Last update: 21-11-2017 - older versions

OIV started 20 November 2017 with four transmitters sites in north-west Croatia;
- Sljeme, with 5kW of radiated power (ERP), on channel 9C
- Ivanscica, 1.25kW ERP, channel 9C
- Mirkovica, 1kW ERP, channel 9C
- Ucka, 8kW ERP, channel 9C
The first three transmitters will work in SFN, and Ucka is seperate. Coverage according to OIV's calculations should be 1.6 million for indoor and around 2.1 million for outdoor reception, please see coverage map below.

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Last update: 21-11-2017

In this country there is

on air.

The trial is starting with the same bitrate for all audio services, 72kbps. All services are using 3A protection. The parameters are subject to change since this is a trial.
No separate data services at this moment. Just DLS; text and logo of each station.
OIV is negotiating with some of the broadcasters to put in SLS service, but it’s not in yet.
The ensemble ID is C201 (C for Croatia, 2 for regional coverage, 01 as first MUX in this area).

The chosen radio stations are, as follows:  Radio 808, Radio  Kaj, Sjeverni  FM, Radio Koprivnica, Radio Istra, Antena radio, Radio Zabok, Narodni radio, Radio Dalmacija , GOLD FM, Radio Banovina, Enter Zagreb, Trend radio, Radio Martin, Soundset Trsat and Radio 101.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 15 1 16

Last update: 21-11-2017 - older versions

The past trials using DAB were launched by Croatian Radio Television (HRT), the biggest Croatian public broadcaster, in 1997. Centred around Zagreb, the HRT multiplex broadcasted simulcasts of its three national radio services at the frequency 227.36 MHz (Channel 12C). DAB coverage existed in northern Croatia around the capital city of Zagreb and its suburbs. The network could potentially reach 1.2 million people, or around 20% of the Croatian population.

This trial was completed in late February 2011.

Former Yugoslav republics to discuss the introduction of DAB+
23.10.2018 - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Croatia - Serbia - Serbia - Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of - Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of - Montenegro - Montenegro - Slovenia - Slovenia
Representatives of regulatory authorities from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro are exploring the introduction of DAB+ services following a conference in Sarajevo in order to exchange experiences and discuss the challenges for the future. While DAB+ in Slovenia is the only former Yugoslav republic already in regular operation, Croatia have been testing for the last year. The other Balkan states have expressed interest.
From Communcations Regulatory Agency BH:

Former Yugoslav republics to discuss the introduction of DAB+
23.10.2018 - Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of - Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Croatia - Serbia - Serbia - Montenegro - Montenegro - Slovenia - Slovenia
Representatives of regulatory authorities from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro are exploring the introduction of DAB+ services following a conference in Sarajevo in order to exchange experiences and discuss the challenges for the future. While DAB+ in Slovenia is the only former Yugoslav republic already in regular operation, Croatia have been testing for the last year. The other Balkan states have expressed interest.
From Satellifax:

Connected Car Awards for Opel Insignia and Opel Vivaro Life
17.01.2018 - Croatia - Croatia
he latest generation IntelliLink system, with voice command and an eight-inch color touch screen, is compatible with Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto features, bringing the world of smartphones to the car. In addition, DAB+ significantly increases the number of available radio stations that can be heard with quality reception.
From Auto Blog:

Digital radio in Croatia does not mean extinguishing technology
20.12.2017 - Croatia - Croatia
OiV on November 20 this year launched test broadcasting in digital broadcasting aimed at popularizing a new digital radio platform based on DAB+ technology that is already widely used in other countries.
From Lider:

Factum Radioscape and OIV bring DAB+ to Croatia
WorldDAB Members News - 29.11.2017 - Factum Radioscape - Croatia - Croatia
Factum Radioscape are proud to have partnered broadcaster, OiV, in launching 16 new DAB+ services in Zagreb and 8 other Croatian counties.
From Factum Radioscape (Press Release):

Croatia gets new DAB+ Mux network
22.11.2017 - Croatia - Croatia
A test of a new DAB multiplex transmitter network started on Nov. 20 in Croatia. At least four transmitters are operating in Sljeme, Ivanščica, Mirkovica and Učka.
From Radio magazine:

Croatia starts testing digital radio
21.11.2017 - Croatia - Croatia
Croatia has officially launched the test phase of digital radio broadcasting, offering better quality reception and more stations for more than 2 million listeners. According to Mate Botica, Board Member and Director of network operator Odasiljaci i ...
From Telecompaper:

Radio Kaj to go DAB+
21.11.2017 - Croatia - Croatia
From Monday, 20 November 2017, Radio Kaj, broadcasts via digital transmitters from Sljeme, Ivančica, Učka and Mirkovica, and is available on the digital terrestrial platform of DAB + emitters and connections in an area where two million people live.
From Radio Kaj:

DAB+ has arrived in Croatia: What it means for stations and what for listeners
21.11.2017 - Croatia - Croatia
Minister of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković today officially included the first trial broadcast of digital radio in Croatia. Sixteen radio stations across our Bay will broadcast a new radio signal DAB+ (digital audio broadcasting) technology that will reach 'more than two million listeners'.
From Tportal:

Test broadcasting of DAB+ in Croatia begins in presence of the Prime Minister's Envoy, Minister Oleg Butković
20.11.2017 - Croatia - Croatia
Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Mr Oleg Butković has ceremonially launched the test phase of 12 months for the broadcast of DAB+ in Croatia.
From Agency for Electronic Media - Croatia:

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 4.3 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 50%
Services: 16 DAB+
Last update: 16.02.2018

Useful Links

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