Pursuant to the contract concluded with the former National Communications Authority (actually National Media and Infocommunications Authority) by December 2008 Antenna Hungária had constructed the first phase of its digital terrestrial radio network. Thereafter the Company started experimental broadcasting on its DAB+ digital terrestrial radio network, which is received since 23 January 2009 in and around Budapest.
From 3 January 2011, there are 7 available radio programs within the frames of the experimental DAB+ broadcastin in Hungary: Kossuth, Petőfi, Bartók, Dankó Rádió and Magyar Katolikus Rádió, Klubrádió, Inforádió.
DAB+ digital radio penetration has been nearly 30 percent since December 2008 from three sites in Budapest. The more up-to-date DAB+ compacting procedure will enable broadcasting up to 8-10 channels to listeners.
The sale of DAB+ enabled radio sets was also started in Hungary simultaneously with the broadcasting and they are available at retailers. Antenna Hungária expects that the number of the different types of products suitable for receiving DAB+ broadcasting will increase in the near future.
Parameters of the digital radio service provided by Antenna Hungaria:
Current coverage of DAB+ in Budapest and its surrounding:
For further information about the introduction of DAB, DAB+, DMB standards in different countries (in and outside Europe), please, visit the next page: https://www.worlddab.org/countries