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Polskie Radio Extends DAB+ Coverage

Digital terrestrial radio reception is now available to 52 percent of Poland’s population

On April 1 Polish public broadcaster Polskie Radio increased its DAB+ coverage.

Andrzej Siezieniewski, the broadcaster’s chairman, said in an announcement that the metropolitan areas of Białystok, Koszalin, Lublin, Olsztyn, Rzeszów and Zielona Góra now receive DAB+ signals.

According to Radio Poland, part of Polskie Radio, the most recent rollout makes DAB+ reception available to 52 percent of Poland’s population and DAB+ signals now cover approximately 37 percent of the country’s territory.

The broadcaster began broadcasting via DAB+ in October 2013 and expects the entire country to be covered by DAB+ signals by 2020.

Polskie Radio also announced that it has launched regular broadcasts of a new station called “Radio Dzieciom” (“Radio for Kids”). Providing educational programing, the station targets pre-school children during the day and parents in the evening.