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Last update: 22-12-2017 - older versions

On December 21st 2017 National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine announced a DAB+ digital radio tender in Kiev. It will be a pilot project on digital radio switch-off during 2018-2019. The licence on broadcasting to be issued for 7 years. 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.

The newly created multiplex will include 14 radio stations, in particular, 5 nationwide radio stations and 9 regional and local radio stations. Broadcasting, Radiocommunications & Television Concern will implement the pilot project as a telecommunication operator. 

Following a meeting on Dec. 22, the Ukraine National Council has announced that it plans to make spectrum available for DAB+ on its 174–230 MHz radio frequency band.

The National Council for Radio & Television Broadcasting in Ukraine put forward a proposal on 22 December 2016 to allocate spectrum for deployment of DAB+.

Ukraine to Begin Testing DAB+
12.01.2018 - Ukraine - Ukraine
The National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine has announced a DAB digital radio pilot project in 2018 and 2019 with the broadcasting license to be issued for seven years.
From Radio World:

The National Council announced the tender of radio stations claiming digital broadcasting in Kiev
23.12.2017 - Ukraine - Ukraine
At the last meeting, the National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting approved the competitive conditions and decided to announce a tender of radio stations for 14 places in the digital standard T-DAB in Kiev. The operator of the multichannel radio network will be the Concern RRT, the capacity of the multiplex is 14 radio channels.
From Media Nanny:

Ukraine to introduce DAB+ tender from 2018
21.12.2017 - Ukraine - Ukraine
After announcing a competition for digital broadcasting in Kiev, the National Council has made the first step towards the introduction of a new technology for the spread of radio signals in Ukraine. This was stated during the briefing of the National Council on December 21. In order to implement the digital radio implementation project in Kiev, digital transmitters will be installed at the facilities of the Concern RRT for two years. At the first stage - in January-June 2018 in Kiev will be installed two transmitters with a capacity of 2 and 1 kW, and in the second half of next year, the broadcast of the first radio stations will be launched. A year later it is planned to install a transmitter in Brovary, which will significantly improve the coverage of the left-bank signal in Ukraine.
From NRADA:

Ukraine's National Council will announce the T-DAB Digital Broadcasting Contest in Kyiv
21.12.2017 - Ukraine - Ukraine
Members of the National Council noted that this project is experimental. Previously, considerable work was done on UCRF, Concern RRT, which will be the operator of a multichannel network, representatives of the industry. The chairman of the National Council Yuriy Artemenko said that the letter to Patrick Hannon, president of WorldDAB, the global sectoral organization, was sent to the regulator, in which he expressed support for this initiative. "We are happy with the news that Ukraine is launching the introduction of digital broadcasting in the DAB+ standard in Kyiv. The competition, announced today, is an important first step towards ensuring future broadcasting in Ukraine, while the DAB+ standard will bring significant benefits to broadcasters and listeners".
From NRADA:

Introduction of digital radio in Kiev: the first steps.
21.12.2017 - Ukraine - Ukraine
Broadcasting of the first radio stations in the digital standard DAB + can begin in the city of Kiev in the second half of 2018. "The National Council has decided to announce the competition on digital frequencies for the development of broadcasting in the city of Kiev in the DAB+ standard. This decision is significant, since today all broadcasting in Ukraine is carried out in analogue format or in the Internet."
From Ukrinform:

National Council Announces Digital Radio Competition in Kyiv and Expects 14 Digital Radio Stations
21.12.2017 - Ukraine - Ukraine
On December 21, the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting decided to announce a tender for digital radio of the T-DAB (DAB+) standard in Kyiv, and also approved the tender conditions.
From Detector Media:

National Council announces the T-DAB Digital Broadcasting Tender in Kiev
21.12.2017 - Ukraine - Ukraine
On December 21, the National Council approved the competitive conditions and decided to announce the T-DAB Digital Broadcasting Contest in Kiev. This was reported in the press service of the National Council. Two transmitters for distribution of a digital signal are planned to be installed on the streets Dorogozhichy and Saperno-Sloboda. Synchronous broadcasting will be organized on the 7D channel. Number of programs - 14, broadcast volume - 24 hours a day.
From Galinfo:

DAB+ tender to be held in Ukraine
06.12.2017 - Ukraine - Ukraine
The National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine is planning to announce a digital radio tender in Kyiv, as a pilot program on introducing DAB+ to the Ukraine during 2018-19.
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Ukraine moves forward with DAB+
24.01.2017 - Ukraine - Ukraine
Following a meeting on Dec. 22, the Ukraine National Council has announced that it plans to make spectrum available for DAB+ on its 174–230 MHz radio frequency band.
From Radio World:

DAB updates from Flanders, Norway and Ukraine
10.01.2017 - Belgium - Belgium - Norway - Norway - Ukraine - Ukraine
During the last week of December, the Flemish Parliament approved the new plan of the Flemish Media Minister Gatz, which provides a focus on digital radio in the Flanders region.While the big news from Norway is that the FM shutdowns will start during the week of January 9th. At the end of December, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine National Council decided to contact the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine regarding amendments to the plan for radio frequency resources throughout the country.
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