Hungary - Regulation and Spectrum - History

08.03.2013

The government strategy for the implementation of digital broadcasting (both radio and television) was approved in March 2007. The Act on the rules of broadcasting and digital switchover was published in June 2007. It gives the legal background on the introduction of digital radio services, but specifies that more detailed regulation will be needed on local digital radio and issues regarding switchover. The switch from analogue to digital will only happen if, by then 94% of the population has coverage and 75% of the population owns a digital radio receiver. In line with the provisions of this Act, in March 2008 the National Communications Authority (NCAH) published an invitation to tender for a national multiplex. The winner was Antenna Hungaria which subsequently announced its decision to broadcast via DAB+. The transmitters operate on the 11D block.

17.10.2012

The government strategy for the implementation of digital broadcasting (both radio and television) was approved in March 2007. The Act on the rules of broadcasting and digital switchover was published in June 2007. It gives the legal background on the introduction of digital radio services, but specifies that more detailed regulation will be needed on local digital radio and issues regarding switchover. Although the statutes say that the switch from analogue to digital should begin in 2014, this will only happen if, by then, 94% of the population has coverage and 75% own a digital radio receiver.

In line with the provisions of this Act, in March 2008 the National Communications Authority (NCAH) published an invitation to tender for a national multiplex. The winner was Antenna Hungaria which subsequently announced its decision to broadcast in DAB+. 

15.10.2012

The government strategy for the implementation of digital broadcasting (both radio and television) was approved in March 2007 . The Act on the rules of broadcasting and digital switchover was published in June 2007 . It gives the legal background on the introduction of digital radio services, but specifies that more detailed regulation will be needed on local digital radio and issues regarding switchover . Although the statutes say that the switch from analogue to digital should begin in 2014, this will only happen if, by then, 94% of the population has coverage and 75% own a digital radio receiver .

In line with the provisions of this Act, in March 2008 the National Communications Authority (NCAH) published an invitation to tender for a national multiplex . The winner was Antenna Hungaria which subsequently announced its decision to broadcast in DAB+