Transition from DVB-T to DVB-T2 is now complete in Croatia. In under 3 weeks, 4 free-to-air DVB-T/MPEG-2 networks were switched off and the 700 MHz band was cleared.

The transition from DVB-T to DVB-T2 was initially planned for May and June 2020 but it was postponed for 6 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

DTT allotments in Croatia

OIV now successfully operates 3 FTA DVB-T2/HEVC networks with license validity until the end of 2030:

  • MUX M1, which was put into operation immediately after the DVB-T switch off. 8 main national TV programmes are broadcasted in Full HD (1080p50) and MUX M1 covers 99% of the population.
  • MUX M2 worked as simulcast network for a year after it was put in operation in November 2019. 3 national and 16 regional programmes are broadcasted in high definition and coverage for national programmes is 97% of the population. Close to half of the capacity of MUX M2 will be used for PayTV.
  • MUX L1 replaced the MUX d and it is used to for local programmes in high definition.

At the end of 2019, OIV ran an information campaign across all media (TV, radio, newspapers, internet, social networks). OIV also organised a certification process for consumer receiving equipment (TV sets and set-top-boxes) and launched a dedicated web site with all the information about the transition.

OIV also operates 2 PayTV DVB-T2 networks with license validity until the end of 2030.

DTT penetration in Croatia is 48.42% for primary TV set in the household and 69% when other TV sets in the household are considered.


For more information, please contact Tigran Vržina, Chief Technical Advisor, OIV :