Turkey

Last update: 21-06-2018 - older versions

TRT, the Turkish Broadcasting Corporation, launched DAB+ test transmissions in Band III with 4 transmitters, in Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa and Kocaeli, since may 2017. 

TRT is currently airing DAB test transmissions broadcasting eight simulcast services in Band III. Radio-1, TRT-FM, Radio-3, TRT-Nağme, TRT-Türkü, TRT-Haber, Kent-İstanbul and Kent-İzmir  are being broadcast via a single transmitter simultaneously with FM Broadcasts.


In order to support the transition into terrestrial digital broadcasting in Turkey,  TRT wants to expand the DAB+ trial  broadcast network with the addition of other major cities to the network in the next step.


Expansion  of DAB+ trial broadcast network will be with RTÜK's positive approach and permission.

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Last update: 18-08-2017

20% of the population of Turkey is covered by the Trial DAB+ broadcasts.

In this country there is

on air.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 8 0 8
Digital killed the radio star: Norway completes transition to digital radio, shuts down FM radio
13.12.2017 - Turkey - Turkey
Norway on Wednesday pulled the plug on its remaining national analogue FM broadcasting system, making it the first country in the world to transit to solely digital audio broadcasting (DAB). But not everyone is happy. Finding an FM radio signal in ...
From Daily Sabah:

DAB network restarted in Turkey
15.01.2016 - Turkey - Turkey
Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) have relaunched their DAB test, with two transmitters in Istanbul and Ankara, reports WorldDAB.
From Radio magazine:

DAB goes live in Turkey
08.01.2016 - Turkey - Turkey
Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) have relaunched a DAB test transmission with two transmitters in Istanbul and Ankara, broadcasting TRT Radyo1, TRT Radyo3, TRTFM, TRTNagme and TRTTurku on block 12B.
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Digital Radio Seminars Slated for Turkish Broadcast Conference
12.08.2015 - Turkey - Turkey
Seminars on digital broadcasting have been organised for iTVF, the Turkish Broadcasting Industry's conference and exhibition, taking place in Istanbul, March 1-3 2016 and helped by WorldDAB.
From Radio magazine:

TRT Turkey looks to digital radio
07.08.2015 - Turkey - Turkey
Broadcasters in Turkey are planning to digitise radio services. With the assistance of WorldDAB, several seminars have been organised by iTVF, the Turkish broadcast industry conference and exhibition, and with the participation of TRT, Turkish national broadcaster, RATEM (Professional Union of Broadcasting Organisations), and the regulatory body RTÜK – Radyo ve Televizyon Üst Kurulu – (Radio and Television Supreme Council).
From Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union :

Digital radio in Turkey - Interview with WorldDMB President, Patrick Hannon
18.07.2015 - Turkey - Turkey
WorldDMB President Patrick Hannon is interviewed on his recommendations for a move to DAB in Turkey.
From TV Tech TR:

DAB+ workshop planned for Turkey
20.05.2014 - Turkey - Turkey
An event describing how to implement DAB Digital Radio has been organised in Turkey next month. Planned by WorldDMB, in collaboration with Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), the free one day workshop will take place on June 14.
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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 78.7 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 21.5%
Services: 8 DAB+
Last update: 17.10.2018

Useful Links

RTUK (The Radio and Television Supreme Council)