Greece Turns on First DAB+ Multiplexer
ERT launched its own digital multiplexer just one month after the publication of the private digital broadcasting bill
January 9, 2018
ATHENS — The first broadcast of digital radio in Greece occurred on Jan. 5, from the ERT (Greece’s public broadcaster) facilities in Ymittos. Seven radio programs of ERT are being sent on channel 12C using DAB+.
ERT launched its own digital multiplexer just one month after the publication of the private digital broadcasting bill. From the channel 12C multiplexer (frequency 227.36) the First, Second and Third Programs, Kosmos, ERA Sports and Voice of Greece, as well as a program called EPA7, broadcasting sound from the Parliament channel, are being broadcast, reports radiofono.gr.
The DAB+ transmission is clearly in the test phase — the technical characteristics are constantly shifting.
Channel 12C will cover the whole of Central Greece and Attica with a single-frequency network based on the pre-existing frequency map developed a decade ago. The newly updated frequency map has not yet been published.
Digital reception of ERT radio programs has been possible for years through the digital TV platform, requiring a special TV decoder, according to the same article.