Hungary - Current situation - History

18.08.2015

Hungary has chosen DAB+ for its digital radio standard, and there is currently a test multiplex on air broadcasting seven radio programs to the Budapest area. The multiplex is operated by Antenna Hungaria, which also runs DVB-T multiplexes, national TV and radio stations in Hungary. For further details, see the Details of trials section.

From January 3, 2011, there are 7 available radio programs within the frames of the experimental DAB+ broadcastin in Hungary: Kossuth, Petőfi, Bartók Rádió and Magyar Katolikus Rádió, Klubrádió, Lánchíd Rádió, Inforádió.

DAB+ digital radio penetration has been nearly 30% since December 2008 from three sites in Budapest. The more up-to-date DAB+ compacting procedure will enable broadcasting up to 16-18 channels to listeners.

The sale of DAB+ enabled radio sets was also started in Hungary simultaneously with the broadcasting and they are available at retailers. Antenna Hungária expects that the number of the different types of products suitable for receiving DAB+ broadcasting will increase in the near future.


29.09.2014

Hungary has chosen DAB+ for its digital radio standard, and there is currently a test multiplex on air broadcasting seven radio programs to the Budapest area. The multiplex is operated by Antenna Hungaria, which also runs DVB-T multiplexes, national TV and radio stations in Hungary.

Pursuant to the contract concluded with the former National Communications Authority (National Media and Infocommunications Authority) Antenna Hungária had constructed the first phase of its digital terrestrial radio network. Thereafter the Company started experimental broadcasting on its DAB+ digital terrestrial radio network, which is received since 23 January 2009 in and around Budapest.

Trial services on air included Magyar Rádió Kossuth, Petőfi and Bartók (and then could still be heard the three channels of Swiss Satellite Radio). The experimental broadcast was supplemented in mid-February 2009 by adding Sláger Rádió and Magyar Katolikus Rádió (Hungarian Catholic Radio), in April (together with two channels ceased to be broadcast until that time) Klubrádió as well as Danubius Radio and Juventus Rádió (which is not transmitted from January 3, 2011) in October raising then the number of channels to thirteen, providing listeners with a broader variety of programs. 


From 19 November 2009, Sláger Rádió and Danubius Rádió were cancelled from the list after terminating the nationwide broadcast of their programs. However, the program of Lánchíd Rádió and Inforádió were put on the DAB+ radio system on 19 November 2009 and 17 February 2010.


From January 3, 2011, there are 7 available radio programs within the frames of the experimental DAB+ broadcastin in Hungary: Kossuth, Petőfi, Bartók Rádió and Magyar Katolikus Rádió, Klubrádió, Lánchíd Rádió, Inforádió.

DAB+ digital radio penetration has been nearly 30% since December 2008 from three sites in Budapest. The more up-to-date DAB+ compacting procedure will enable broadcasting up to 16-18 channels to listeners.

The sale of DAB+ enabled radio sets was also started in Hungary simultaneously with the broadcasting and they are available at retailers. Antenna Hungária expects that the number of the different types of products suitable for receiving DAB+ broadcasting will increase in the near future.


26.09.2014

Hungary has chosen DAB+ for its digital radio standard, and there is currently a test multiplex on air broadcasting seven radio programs to the Budapest area. The multiplex is operated by Antenna Hungaria, which also runs DVB-T multiplexes, national TV and radio stations in Hungary.

Pursuant to the contract concluded with the former National Communications Authority (actually National Media and Infocommunications Authority) by December 2008 Antenna Hungária had constructed the first phase of its digital terrestrial radio network. Thereafter the Company started experimental broadcasting on its DAB+ digital terrestrial radio network, which is received since 23 January 2009 in and around Budapest.

From the beginning, the programs can be heard are the channels of Magyar Rádió Kossuth, Petőfi andBartók (and then could still be heard the three channels of Swiss Satellite Radio). The experimental broadcast was supplemented in mid-February 2009 by adding Sláger Rádió and Magyar Katolikus Rádió (Hungarian Catholic Radio), in April (together with two channels ceased to be broadcast until that time) Klubrádió as well as Danubius Radio and Juventus Rádió (which is not transmitted from January 3, 2011) in October raising then the number of channels to thirteen, providing listeners with a broader variety of programs. 
From 19 November 2009, Sláger Rádió and Danubius Rádió were cancelled from the list after terminating the nationwide broadcast of their programs. However, the program of Lánchíd Rádió and Inforádió were put on the DAB+ radio system on 19 November 2009 and 17 February 2010.

From January 3, 2011, there are 7 available radio programs within the frames of the experimental DAB+ broadcastin in Hungary: Kossuth, Petőfi, Bartók Rádió and Magyar Katolikus Rádió, Klubrádió, Lánchíd Rádió, Inforádió.

DAB+ digital radio penetration has been nearly 30 per cent since December 2008 from three sites in Budapest. The more up-to-date DAB+ compacting procedure will enable broadcasting up to 16-18 channels to listeners.

The sale of DAB+ enabled radio sets was also started in Hungary simultaneously with the broadcasting and they are available at retailers. Antenna Hungária expects that the number of the different types of products suitable for receiving DAB+ broadcasting will increase in the near future.