Ukraine

Last update: 01-08-2018 - older versions

On 29th March 2018, the National Council announced the results of the competition for digital radio broadcasting in Kyiv. 9 radio stations are to broadcast in DAB format, with three of those being dedicated to public broadcasting. More information.

In July 2018, the National Council announced the results of another competition for digital radio broadcasting in Kyiv. Four additional radio stations are to broadcast in the DAB+ format. As of today, 9 DAB+ services are on air. More information

“An experiment with the introduction of digital radio in Kyiv is the regulator’s response to the active development of the radio industry and, at the same time, the catastrophic lack of the radio frequency resource used for analogue broadcasting. We have no other way than to give a chance to new technologies, - ” explained the concept of DAB+ introduction in Ukraine Council Member Serhii Kostynskyi.

 

Last update: 31-08-2018

The population coverage of DAB+ trial in Ukraine is about 3 million people (the capital city - Kyiv).

Last update: 22-06-2018

In this country there is

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The 7D frequency block will be used before the switch off of analogue television, after which it will be converted to 11D.

9 companies were winners of the competition for the DAB+ broadcasting licenses. As of now, the newly created trial local multiplex has 4 programmes of the nationwide status, 2 programmes – of regional status and 3 – of local status. 6 of the stations on the multiplex are simulcats of FM stations and 3 are exclusive to DAB+.

The trial local multiplex will eventually contain 14 DAB+ radio programmes. The first stations began transmissions in June 2018. 

The pilot project is being implemented by the Broadcasting, Radiocommunications and Television Concern (BRT), which is also the telecommunications operator.

 

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 6 3 9

Last update: 01-08-2018

The Association of Broadcasters includes companies that hold licenses for broadcasting via DAB+. The objectives of the Association to uphold the interests of its members, network development and the promotion of digital radio.

Ukraine's NRADA attends IFA Berlin to explore best DAB+ launch practice
10.09.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
Representatives of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine (NRADA) attended the recent IFA Berlin event to discuss best practice and experience of introducing and implementing DAB+ digital radio. The council's executive secretary Oleksandr Iliashenko and member Serhii Kostynskyi had a meeting with WorldDAB to discuss the the impending DAB+ service launch in Kyiv, with 14 stations confirmed to broadcast digital radio.
From National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine (NRADA):

Association of Digital Broadcasters established in Ukraine
31.07.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
A new association has been established by the three companies that were given the first digital radio licences in Ukraine, aimed at defining and promoting the development of digital radio in the country. "We have created the All-Ukrainian Association of Digital Broadcasters in order to attract Ukrainians to use the new broadcast technology," newly appointed head Bogdan Bolkhovetsky said. "Membership is open to all digital broadcasters without exception, and we hope that by joint efforts we will overcome the path of adaptation of the new technology much faster than alone."
From National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine:

Winners of latest DAB+ tender in Ukraine announced
26.07.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
Four stations have been confirmed as winners of the latest round of DAB+ tenders in the Ukraine. Army FM, and three stations of the Business Radio Group, Business Radio, DJ FM and Power FM were the winners of the round of tenders announced by the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine (NRADA) on 5 April.
From Ukrinform:

Winners of Ukrainian DAB+ tender round confirmed
26.07.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
Four stations have been confirmed as winners of the latest round of DAB+ tenders in the Ukraine. Army FM, and three stations of the Business Radio Group, Business Radio, DJ FM and Power FM were the winners of the round of tenders announced by the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine (NRADA) on 5 April.
From detector.media:

Nine DAB+ stations launch in Kyiv
26.06.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
Ukraine’s National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting (NRADA) has announced that nine radio stations in Kiev are now broadcasting in the country’s first DAB+ tests, which cover the capital and its surrounding areas. Chairman Yuri Artamenko said that the council would like to create an association to promote digital radio in Ukraine.
From Radio World:

NRADA members test new DAB+ service in Kyiv
20.06.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
The quality of Kyiv's new DAB+ multiplex was put to the test on Tuesday, as NRADA chairman Yuri Artemenko and member Sergei Kostinsky found several stations available without using the in-built antenna on their receiver. Nine stations are broadcasting in DAB+ following a tender process conducted in March.
From Bykvu:

Nine stations broadcasting in DAB+ in Kyiv trial
19.06.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
Nine radio stations are broadcasting in the first DAB+ trials in Kyiv following the country's earlier tender process. Ukrainian National Broadcasting Council NRADA chairman Yuriy Artemenko and council member Sergey Kostinsky conducted tests of the new service, reporting that they were able to receive several stations in their vicinity without lifting the antenna from their receiver. Winners from a new tender process will be announced 14 August.
From NRADA:

Three channels of Ukrainian Radio switch to DAB+
19.06.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
Three channels of Kyiv station Ukrainian Radio has began broadcasting in DAB+, and general producer Dmitry Khorkin has praised the additional data via text and images that come with DAB+, as well as consistent and better sound quality.
From STV Detector:

More DAB+ progress in Ukraine, Belgium and France
18.06.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine - Belgium - Belgium - France - France
DAB+ services have begun in the Ukraine for the first time in Kyiv on 15 June, following the awarding of tenders in March. In Belgium, regulations that will open the way for the deployment of DAB+ in French-speaking Belgium, were approved in the Parliament of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. France's CSA has announced a new strategy to “relaunch” the deployment of DAB+ in the country, with the long-term objective is to cover 30 regions and to go from 20–70% coverage of the country by 2020.
From Radio magazine:

DAB+ broadcasting begins in Kyiv
16.06.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
Seven radio stations began broadcasting in DAB+ on 15 June in Kyiv, following the awarding of tenders in March.
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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 42.4 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 7.07%
Services: 9 DAB+
Last update: 31.08.2018

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The National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine