Slovenia

Last update: 24-10-2018 - older versions

New consultation on DAB+ expansion in Slovenia

The Slovenian media regulator will conduct a public consultation on 21 November 2018 on expanding the country’s DAB+ networks. Interested parties must confirm their participation by Tuesday 20 November.

Switch off of FM

At its November session, the Broadcasting Council adopted a decision on the switchover of the main channel of Slovenian radio stations to digital broadcasting on the day 22.2.2022 - the day of the second technology. Link to facebook post

Launch of Regular DAB+ services

The Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia (AKOS) has issued licences for 13 stations for Slovenia's first DAB+ network. In addition to 4 stations from public broadcaster RTV Slovenia, 9 additional stations were awarded a licence for digital broadcasting. The network has been operational since 19 September 2016 and will initially be powered by 7 medium-power transmitters to cover urban areas and highways.

AKOS had published in June 2016 a tender for radio stations (content providers) for slots in the multiplex. All major radio stations in Slovenia had announced interest in participating.

There are 10 slots available for commercial programmes. Licenses for 4 slots for public radio programmes (by public broadcaster RTV Slovenia) will be issued without public tender (directly by the law). AKOS issued a license for the first regular national T-DAB+ network in Slovenia to the public broadcaster RTV Slovenia which was the only tenderer. Once penetration of DAB+ receivers has increased, additional sites will be installed. If deployed as envisaged, the initial network will cover around 70% of the population of Slovenia.


AKOS is an independent body that regulates and supervises the electronic communications market, manages and supervises the radio frequency spectrum in the Republic of Slovenia, performs tasks in the field of radio and television broadcasting, and regulates and supervises the postal and railway service markets.



Last update: 14-10-2016 - older versions

By the decree of the assignment of radio frequencies, RTV Slovenija Transmitters and Communication Unit has as the operator of the first digital network in Slovenia started to transmit radio channels from the transmission stations located at Krim, Krvavec, Nanos, Plešivec, Tinjan and Trdinov vrh. Other additional enlargements of the network depend on the reception of the new technology by users and also broadcasters. At the moment, the network reaches 73% of Slovene homes and covers 89% of motorway and highway systems.

Last update: 16-09-2018 - older versions

In this country there is

on air.

Simulcast (14 services)

A-Radio
Prvi
Val 202
ARS
Radio SI
Radio 2
Radio Antena
Radio Bob
Radio  Net FM
Radio Center
Rock Radio
Radio Student
Radio Ognjisce
Radio Veseljak

 
Exclusive on DAB+ (2 services)
Radio Ena (1) DAB, special version without local programmes, Glasbeni Radio

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 14 2 16

Last update: 30-09-2014 - older versions

Receivers are available in some stores and as an option in some car brands.

Last update: 19-01-2016 - older versions

The latest DAB trial completed in November 2013. Coverage was available in the capital city of Ljubljana and central Slovenia. The trial broadcasts covered 22.5% of the population.

Last update: 23-05-2017 - older versions

Licences for frequencies for DAB networks can be obtained via public tenders. All content providers must also obtain a “digital” licence to enter the multiplex via public tender.

The multiplex which is on air is not a trial (although the setup is in progress), permanent licence till year 2026.

Slovenian Radio Maxi has joined DAB+ digital radio offer
30.10.2018 - Slovenia - Slovenia
Slovenia's Radio Maxi has also expanded its offer of digital terrestrial radio in Slovenia. It is already the sixteenth station in the "Slovenia DAB+ R1" network.
From Český rozhlas:

Former Yugoslav republics to discuss the introduction of DAB+
23.10.2018 - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Croatia - Serbia - Serbia - Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of - Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of - Montenegro - Montenegro - Slovenia - Slovenia
Representatives of regulatory authorities from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro are exploring the introduction of DAB+ services following a conference in Sarajevo in order to exchange experiences and discuss the challenges for the future. While DAB+ in Slovenia is the only former Yugoslav republic already in regular operation, Croatia have been testing for the last year. The other Balkan states have expressed interest.
From Communcations Regulatory Agency BH:

Former Yugoslav republics to discuss the introduction of DAB+
23.10.2018 - Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of - Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Croatia - Serbia - Serbia - Montenegro - Montenegro - Slovenia - Slovenia
Representatives of regulatory authorities from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro are exploring the introduction of DAB+ services following a conference in Sarajevo in order to exchange experiences and discuss the challenges for the future. While DAB+ in Slovenia is the only former Yugoslav republic already in regular operation, Croatia have been testing for the last year. The other Balkan states have expressed interest.
From Satellifax:

New consultation on DAB+ expansion in Slovenia
19.10.2018 - Slovenia - Slovenia
The Slovenian media regulator will conduct a public consultation on 21 November on expanding the country’s DAB networks. Interested parties must confirm their participation by Tuesday 20 November.
From Agency of Communications of Slovenia:

DAB news from Germany, Slovenia and Northern Ireland
24.07.2018 - Germany - Germany - Slovenia - Slovenia - United Kingdom - United Kingdom
German public broadcaster Bayerische Rundfunk (BR) switched on a new DAB+ multiplex transmitter in the Waldnaab (Upper Palatinate) region on 13 July. Use of digital devices continues to grow in Northern Ireland, with a 5% year-over-year increase reported, reaching 35% of all listening hours. In Slovenia, five new stations have been given licences to operate DAB+ services.
From Radio Magazine:

New DAB+ licences issued to five Slovenian radio stations
19.07.2018 - Slovenia - Slovenia
The Slovenian Agency for Communication Networks and Services (Akos) has granted new licences for five radio stations to begin broadcasting on DAB+, bringing the total to 18 stations now able to broadcast on DAB+ in Slovenia. Further requirements including transmissions beginning three months following the awarding, and that the stations comply with network operator RTV Slovenija on details surrounding transmission.
From Telecompaper:

Digital radio updates From Slovenia, Ireland, UK and France
WorldDAB Members News - 29.05.2018 - Arqiva - Slovenia - Slovenia - Ireland - Ireland - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - France - France
The National Broadcasting Council of Slovenia (SRDF) has decided to switch to DAB+ in Ljubljana, with most FM broadcasting to cease from February 2022. In Cork, Ireland, a new small-scale digital radio multiplex is about to begin a 12-month trial period with a capacity to receive 20 programmes. In the UK, Sound Digital's commercial DAB multiplex coverage area will reach an additional four million people following a new agreement with Arqiva. In Lille, DAB+ broadcasts will begin on 19 June.
From Radio magazine:

Slovenia suggests switchover date
23.05.2018 - Slovenia - Slovenia
Slovenia’s Broadcasting Council is targeting 2 February 2022 as the date for the country’s digital radio switchover. The Council proposes the 2022 date, which it said coincides with the timing of other proposed transitions within the framework of the updated legislation.
From Radio World:

Slovenia to switch to DAB+ by February 2022
23.05.2018 - Slovenia - Slovenia
The National Broadcasting Council of Slovenia (SRDF) has decided to switch from VHF to DAB + in Ljubljana, with the most important radio stations to stop their FM broadcasting on 22 February 2022 and distribute their programs exclusively via DAB+.
From InfoSat:

Slovenia wants to switch off FM in 2022
15.05.2018 - Slovenia - Slovenia
Slovenia has drawn up a blueprint to disconnect FM by 22 February 2022. After several years of testing, 12 national radio stations have been received in Slovenia since September 2016 via DAB+. About 70% of the country is covered by seven channels, including major cities and major motorways.
From Radio NL:

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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 2.1 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 73%
Services: 16 DAB+
Last update: 16.09.2018

Useful Links

digitalniradio.si/
AKOS; Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia
The tender for the ten rights dissemination of radio programs in digital broadcasting technology throughout the territory of the Republic of Slovenia
www.akos-rs.si/monitor:-digitalno-radijsko-oddajanje
RTV Slovenija DAB+ Information