Monaco

Last update: 03-10-2016 - older versions

Monaco Média Diffusion (MMD) is the exclusive licensee for broadcast radios and DTTV on the frequencies of Monaco. The frequencies licensed to MMD are all those specified and allocated to the Principality by the ITU.

Consequently, MMD broadcasts both on DAB+, FM, LW and MW from its transmitter sites both in Monaco and France: Maritimes Alps and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

MMD launched the first MUX DAB+ on April 2014 and second one on 2nd January 2016. It currently broadcasts 18 radio stations.

MMD wants to give the opportunity for new customers who are interested to broadcast in the French Riviera. Radio stations elected could be from all over the world already broadcasting on any kind of frequencies also in streaming.

If you are interested you can contact us: contact@mmd.mc

Stations participating in the trials include, Radio Monaco, RMC 1, MC 2, Riviera Radio, Radio Ethic, Rete 105, Radio Maria, Radio Latina, Virgin Radio, Medi 1, Ado FM, Crooner Radio, Radio Baïkal, MC Douliya, Radio Orient, Pure Radio, Fréquence Mistral, Radio Pitchoun and Radio Vallée.

Last update: 04-10-2016 - older versions

Radio stations are broadcast in DAB+ from the Mont Agel (France, 1000 m high). The coverage is the French Riviera from Menton to Cap d’Antibes (including Monaco).

In this country there are

on air.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 11 7 18

Last update: 03-10-2016 - older versions

During the MEDPI Show, Pure conducted tests to demonstrate the efficiency of both DAB+ broadcast and the reception. 

Last update: 03-10-2016 - older versions

Previous Trials

A T-DMB test was carried out in VHF Band III on Channel 6A between July 2009 and September 2009.

Prior to this, the principality of Monaco broadcasted DAB+ services to 100% of its population since 2005. Stations on air have included MFM, Radio Classique, Radio Monaco, Riviera Radio and RMC. All were simulcasts of existing FM services.

Last update: 03-10-2016 - older versions

Due to Monaco’s status as a constitutional monarchy, the Government decides media policy under royal authority. MMD is the exclusive licensor for broadcasting all radios and DTTV on Monaco's frequencies. It decides by itself which radio stations can be broadcast without the necessity for governmental agreement. Regarding DTTV, the Government contracts a licence agreement with the TV media before to be broadcasted by MMD and received by 800.000 inhabitants from Menton to St Tropez).

Last update: 03-10-2016 - older versions

MMD has featured in the press and online media to promote the benefits of digital radio listening. 

WorldDAB and Pure at MedPi 2017
WorldDAB Members News - 05.05.2017 - Pure - Monaco - Monaco
WorldDAB and Pure International Limited will be at MedPi 2017. The 23rd MedPi event will be held from Tuesday 16 until Thursday 18 May 2017 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. WorldDAB will be on stand M12 as a continuation of Pure's stand M19.
From Radiodigi:

Pure to present digital radios at MedPi 2017
WorldDAB Members News - 26.04.2017 - Pure - Monaco - Monaco
Pure has announced that it will be at MedPi, from 16th to 18th May 2017 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Pure will present the latest innovations in its ranges of digital DAB+ radios. WorldDAB will also be on the stand to share information and updates on DAB digital radio in France and across Europe.
From la lettre pro:

WorldDAB events in Brussels and Monaco
31.05.2016 - Belgium - Belgium - Monaco - Monaco
The WorldDAB Automotive 2016 event took place on 11 May in Brussels and more than 150 people attended. The main message coming from the event was the need to accelerate the integration of DAB+ in vehicles. WorldDAB was also present at Medpi in Monaco, sharing a stand with Pure. This provided the opportunity to share key information with players in distribution and specialised press and discuss the continued deployment of digital radio through France.
From La Lettre Pro:

DAB+ expansion continues in Europe
05.04.2016 - Italy - Italy - France - France - Monaco - Monaco
Italy, France and Monaco see new multipexes go on the air as DAB+ radio continues to grow across Europe.
From Radio Magazine:

Second digital radio multiplex on the Côte d'Azur
03.04.2016 - Monaco - Monaco - France - France
The second multiplex will be available throughout the whole Côte d'Azur, send the French regional radio Frequence Mistral from Marseille, Radio Vallée from the Maritime Alps and the Franco-Russian Nice Radio of Nice.
From Radiowoche:

Monaco Tests DAB+
09.05.2014 - Monaco - Monaco
Monte Carlo Radiodiffusion, part of radio and television transmission service provider TDF, began testing via terrestrial digital radio in Monaco at the end of April, according to Digital Radio Numérique. ..
From Radio World:

Radio Monaco now on digital
07.05.2014 - Monaco - Monaco
Could it be that terrestrial digital radio is making faster progress in the Principality of Monaco in France ? Unquestionably, yes! Moreover, digital radio is now a reality in Monaco and outside the Principality of Monaco, since the new multiplex is providing a digital radio signal from Antibes to Menton. This marks the beginning of a new era for radio, a few weeks ahead of the official launch of digital radio in France on 20 June 2014.
From La Lettre.Pro Radio & medias:

Launch of the First Terrestrial Digital Radio (TDR) Tests in Monaco
05.05.2014 - Monaco - Monaco
On 28 April 2014, the Principality of Monaco launched the digital broadcasting of eight Monegasque radio stations: RMC, Radio Monaco, Radio Riviera, RMC1, RMC2, Chik Radio, Radio Ethic and Rete 105. The broadcasting coverage area extends along the coast between Menton and Cap d’Antibes. This took place even before TDR was put into service in France on 20 June 2014 in the cities of Paris, Marseille, Nice and the surrounding areas.
From Gouvernement Princier:

Digital Radio launches in Monaco
28.04.2014 - Monaco - Monaco
DAB radio is now live in Monaco. Read the article on the digital radio rollout in Monaco Matin.
From Monaco Matin:

Select Country:

Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 37.6 thousand
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 100%
Services: 18 DAB+
Last update: 03.10.2016

Useful Links

www.gouv.mc
www.mmd.mc
www.radio-monaco.com/
www.radioethic.com/
www.rivieraradio.mc/
www.rivieraradio.mc/home.asp