Gibraltar

Last update: 29-09-2014 - older versions

Two DAB+ ensembles operate on Blocks 12B and 12C and the new radio networks went on-air on 31 December 2012, allowing Gibraltar to switch off analogue television. There are currently no plans to switch off FM radio in Gibraltar. The incumbent national broadcaster is transmitting four radio stations which are re-transmissions of the same content that is currently being transmitted on the FM network.

Last update: 29-09-2014 - older versions

The transmission provider Arqiva was awarded a contract to design and build two DAB+ multiplexes for Gibraltar in 2012. The two multiplexes each allow for four separate services and are located at a single site on the Upper Rock, minimising the environmental impact of the antenna support structure which replace two television transmission sites.

The primary transmitter site covers most of Gibraltar but due to high building density, additional filler sites will be added during phase two of the network rollout once detailed coverage surveys are conducted.

Last update: 29-09-2014 - older versions

In this country there are

on air.

There are two regular regional multiplexes on air services four DAB+ programmes simulcast on AM/FM. The incumbent broadcaster GBC is transmitting the same content as on the FM network. Incumbent broadcaster BFBS has shown an interest to transmit on DAB+ but there is no timescale by when this will commence. BFBS would be providing the same content as on the FM network.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 4 0 4

Last update: 29-09-2014 - older versions

Receivers are available in stores and online.

Last update: 29-09-2014 - older versions

The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA) is the regulatory and licensing authority. The Broadcasting Division is responsible for:

  • the granting and enforcement of licences to broadcasters
  • dealing with all regulatory matters especially on broadcasting standards,
  • issuing codes of practice
  • encouraging the promotion of media literacy
  • publishing information and advice to consumers, retailers and other users of broadcasting services in Gibraltar
Gibraltar Turns on DAB Multiplexes
19.12.2012 - Gibraltar - Gibraltar
The new network comprises two DAB radio multiplexes, each capable of carrying four radio programs, along with two digital television multiplexes.
From Radio magazine (press release):

New Digital Infrastructure for Gibraltar
23.05.2012 - Gibraltar - Gibraltar
The contract — worth approximately ₤1 million — encompasses the creation of a network consisting of two digital television multiplexes and two digital radio multiplexes. Each television multiplex will be able to transmit up to six distinct programs, ...
From Radio World:

Arqiva builds £1m Gibraltar broadcast network
22.05.2012 - Gibraltar - Gibraltar
The network will allow for the multiplexing and transmission of digital TV and DAB digital radio. On each of the two television multiplexes Gibraltar will be able to transmit up to six programme services while the two radio multiplexes will each allow ...
From Broadcast:

Arqiva to build digital infrastructure in Gibraltar
16.05.2012 - Gibraltar - Gibraltar
The network in Gibraltar will comprise multiplexing and transmission for both digital TV and DAB digital radio. On each of two television multiplexes Gibraltar will be able to transmit up to six programme services. Similarly with digital radio, ...
From IT News Online:

Arqiva to build digital infrastructure in Gibraltar
15.05.2012 - Gibraltar - Gibraltar
The network in Gibraltar will comprise multiplexing and transmission for both digital TV and DAB digital radio. On each of two television multiplexes Gibraltar will be able to transmit up to six programme services. Similarly with digital radio, ...
From RealWire (press release):

Arqiva to build Gibraltar digital network
14.05.2012 - Gibraltar - Gibraltar
The design and build; contract with the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA) covers the multiplexing and transmission for both digital TV and DAB digital radio. On each of two television multiplexes Gibraltar will be able to transmit up to six ...
From Broadband TV News:

Arqiva to Build Digital Broadcast Infrastructure in Gibraltar
11.05.2012 - Gibraltar - Gibraltar
The network will comprise two digital television multiplexes and two digital radio multiplexes. On each television multiplex Gibraltar will be able to transmit up to six distinct programs. Each digital radio multiplex allows for four distinct programs.
From Radio magazine (press release):

Arqiva to build digital infrastructure in Gibraltar
11.05.2012 - Gibraltar - Gibraltar
The network in Gibraltar will comprise multiplexing and transmission for both digital TV and DAB digital radio. On each of two television multiplexes Gibraltar will be able to transmit up to six programme services. Similarly with digital radio, ...
From Telecompaper (subscription):

Gibraltar signs up with Arqiva for DTT
WorldDAB Members News - 09.05.2012 - Arqiva - Gibraltar - Gibraltar
According to local reports, the GIP1 million (€1.24 million) contract foresees the development of two digital TV multiplexes and two digital radio multiplexes. The Gibraltar government has confirmed plans to complete digital switchover by the end of ...
From DigitalTVEurope.net:

Govt to spend £1 million to allow GBC to go digital
09.05.2012 - Gibraltar - Gibraltar
The network will comprise two digital television multiplexes and two digital radio multiplexes. On each television multiplex Gibraltar will be able to transmit up to 6 distinct programmes. Similarly with digital radio, each multiplex allows for 4 ...
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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 31.0 thousand
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 90%
Services: 4 DAB+
Penetration by household: Sparkline Graph 70%
Penetration by population: Sparkline Graph 70%
Last update: 08.03.2013