Latvia

Last update: 22-01-2018 - older versions

In November 2017 the NEPLP evaluated the results of the year long DAB+ trial in Riga carried out by the State Radio and Television Center of Latvia and decided not to continue the trial nor to support the introduction of DAB+ in Latvia until December 31, 2022.

Last update: 01-03-2017 - older versions

Some Nissan, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Skoda car models available in Latvia come with DAB+ radio as an option.

Last update: 10-07-2015

Advertisements for digital radios can be seen electronic shops in Riga.

Last update: 22-01-2018 - older versions

 The DAB+ trial in Latvia started on November 17, 2016 and lasted until November 30, 2017.

Last update: 09-07-2015

Electronic Communications Office - VAS Elektroniskie sakari

The Joint Stock Company “Electronic Communications Office” administers the radio frequency spectrum and numbering, plans the technical utilisation of the radio frequency spectrum, determines assignments, provides electromagnetic compatibility and allocates identification signals for the operation of the radio equipment. The company is responsible for the provision of numbering services. The responsibility of the “Electronic Communications Office” includes technical expertises of technical projects for the installation of electronic communications networks and the co-ordination of construction projects. In order to optimise the Company’s resources, the role of regional offices in supervision and control functions has been enforced.

The licensor of the radio licenses is The National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP). The NEPLP is an independent, autonomous institution that represents the public interest in the field of electronic mass media. The Council supervises the compliance of the operations of electronic mass media with the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, Electronic mass media law and other relevant legislation.

DAB+ expansion continues across Europe
03.01.2017 - Germany - Germany - Latvia - Latvia - Netherlands - Netherlands
Updates from the Netherlands, Germany and Latvia on the expansion of DAB+. Reception of DAB+ for both commercial and public radio has recently seen a boost in the Utrecht, in the Netherlands. Media Broadcast has completed their plans to cover Germany as best they can, using 110 different mux transmitters. Whilst Latvia officially launched DAB+ testing in December 2016.
From Radio Magazine:

Latvia launches DAB+ network
15.12.2016 - Latvia - Latvia
Testing is being implemented by Latvian State Radio and Television Centre (hereinafter - the Centre) in collaboration with VAS Latvian Radio. The purpose of testing is to find DAB + suitability for the Latvian market and will last until next November.
From nra.lv:

Latvian Radio to test DAB+ for a year
14.12.2016 - Latvia - Latvia
Latvian Radio together with the Latvian Radio and Television Centre has announced the launch of year long digital radio trials. Uldis Lavrinovics from Latvian Radio said, " By using DAB+ we will be able to create new content and attract more listeners."
From Diena:

NEMC allows Latvian Radio to test digital radio
17.11.2016 - Latvia - Latvia
The National Council for Electronic Media (NEMC) has approved amendments to Latvian Radio's broadcasting license, which allows a year of testing via DAB+. RL programes will begin broadcasting on DAB+ from the 17 November 2016 until 16 November 2017.
From TVNET.lv :

Latvian Radio tests DAB
24.10.2016 - Latvia - Latvia
Public broadcaster Latvian Radio will be testing digital audio technology over a one-year trial period along with the country’s National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP).
From Radio World:

DAB trials set for Latvia
24.10.2016 - Latvia - Latvia
Public Broadcaster Latvian Radio will test digital radio technology in collaboration with the Latvian State Radio and Television Center over a period of one year. The National Electronic Mass Media Council has decided not to offer the opportunity to commercial broadcasters during that time.
From Radio Magazine:

Latvian Radio to test digital audio broadcasting technology
19.10.2016 - Latvia - Latvia
Latvian Radio will be able to test the digital radio technology in collaboration with the Latvian State Radio and Television Center over a period of one year. The National Electronic Mass Media Council has decided not to offer the opportunity to commercial broadcasters during that time.
From The Baltic Course:

Paneda provides DAB multiplexers to Latvia
WorldDAB Members News - 17.10.2016 - Paneda - Latvia - Latvia
The system integrator A-T TRADE MUSIC won the public tender for providing DAB multiplexer equipment to LVTRC, (Latvia Televison and Radio Centre) Paneda will supply a complete system with 16 DAB+ services and multiplexers as well as data content system for the project.
From Paneda:

LVRTC schedules DAB+ trial in Latvia
10.10.2016 - Latvia - Latvia
VRTC, Latvia’s state-run transmission provider, has announced a winner to its tender for a DAB+ trial multiplex in Latvia, selecting A-T Trade Music. Latvian Radio and LVRTC expect the DAB+ equipment and trial multiplex to go on the air sometime in November with 18 DAB+ stations.
From Radio World:

Latvian Radio and LVRTC signed agreement regarding DAB+ trial
06.10.2016 - Latvia - Latvia
A tender for a DAB+ trial multiplex in Latvia has been won by “A-T TRADE MUSIC”. In November LVRTC starting mounting DAB+ equipment and the trial multiplex should be on air in November 2016 with 18 DAB+ channels. The multiplex will first be used Latvian Radio (LR) with 6 channels and shortly after commercial radio stations will be invited.
From LVRTC:

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Population: 2.0 million
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Last update: 22.01.2018

Useful Links

The National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP)
www.radiomerkurs.lv/
Electronic Communications Office - VAS Elektroniskie sakari