DAB+ tender to be held in Ukraine

DAB+ TENDER TO BE HELD IN UKRAINE FOR THE FIRST TIME

In December 2017, the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine is planning to announce a digital radio tender in Kyiv. It will be a pilot project during 2018-2019 with the licence on broadcasting to be issued for 7 years.

“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 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 the telecommunication operator.