The broadcast transmission standard for Croatia is DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial).
Croatian law states that anyone who owns a television must pay a monthly fee, RTV pristojba, to the public broadcasting company, Hrvatska radiotelevizija (Croatian Radiotelevision). The current amount is 80 kunas. You may apply online or in person at HTV, and each month someone will come to your home to collect the fee. You may also arrange payment by bank or credit card.
There are ten nationwide terrestrial channels in Croatia:
Additional channels are available to cable subscribers. To get the best rates, look for a cable subscription that is part of a package deal along with internet or phone services. The following providers offer several television subscription options:
Monthly fees for a television subscription depend on the type of service you select. B.net offers an affordable cable subscription for 86 kunas a month.
Installation is generally arranged directly with the provider of your choice. However, if you are renting an apartment, consult with your landlord first. He or she may already have a television subscription or other services set up with another provider.
Satellite TV is another subscription option. As with cable TV, satellite television subscriptions may be bundled with other services. Both T-HT and B.net offer satellite subscriptions. To subscribe to a satellite service, contact the provider directly. Again, if you are renting an apartment, it's best to double check with your landlord first.
Broadband internet service is widely available and provided by several companies. Typically you'll have a choice of purchasing internet service by itself or as part of a package deal that also includes television or telephone service.
Prices vary depending on the provider and the service, but for internet only, you can expect to pay from 100 to 150 kunas monthly.
T-HT is the most popular internet provider, but several other companies also offer internet services, including:
Again, if you are renting an apartment, it's best to first discuss your options for internet service and installation with your landlord.
Otherwise, call or visit the service provider directly to become a subscriber and schedule installation. Basic installation typically includes the installation of a modem or router and filter or splitter and the configuration of internet access on one computer.
Documents generally required include:
There are several internet cafes in Zagreb, though they're not as common now that WiFi is becoming more widespread. The three internet cafes listed here are the most popular and are located in the center, walking distance from the main square, but you might happen upon other small internet cafes elsewhere in the city.
One hour of internet service usually costs around 15 kuna. Some internet cafes offer printing and other services at an extra charge.
Address: Trg P. Preradovica 5, 10000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 48-30-089
Address: Teslina 12, 10000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 48-19-993
Address: Masarykova 26, 10000 Zagreb
Phone: +3851 63-99-070
A couple of years ago, free WiFi at cafes was hard to find in Zagreb, but that is changing. There are now several cafes and bars, and even a few restaurants, where WiFi is available to customers free of charge. Usually, if WiFi is available, a small "WiFi" sticker will be displayed on the door. Keep in mind that if there is a connection password, it might be listed on your bill.
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