October 2015

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Dear Friends, Colleagues and Partners,

DRM heard loud and clear in the centre of London at the BBC headquarters, all thanks to one of our key members, Babcock! And this is just one of the exciting things happening with DRM just now.

It might look like a quiet time after IBC but in the past month DRM has also been discussed and demonstrated elsewhere in Europe, so please scroll down to get all the details.

In this issue you will also get opinions about the merits of the AM but in their digital or DRM version and also about the way to get desirable receivers. Your comments are eagerly awaited.

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Ruxandra Obreja
Chair, DRM Consortium

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Latest News

Babcock Shortwave and DRM Roadshow 

During its bi-annual shortwave and DRM roadshow to BBC managers, production and editorial staff, DRM Consortium member, Babcock, demonstrated the clarity of DRM transmissions using the new Indian-made DRM receiver.  Read more 

DRM Receiver Available on Amazon India

The first ever Indian made DRM receiver Communication Systems INC (Avion Electronics) - will be available for international shipping on Amazon India from the end of October.  For more details contact Avion Electronics.

Digital Radio Viability

DRM Consortium Chair, Ruxandra Obreja explores the possibilities of stimulating digital radio ownership.  Read more

DRM Workshops for Key Stakeholders in Hungary and Romania

The DRM Consortium recently held two workshops in Hungary and Romania.  The workshops were well attended and in Hungary DRM experts were supported by the National Media - and Infocommunications Authority.  Read more

All India Radio (AIR) Tiruchirapalli

All India Radio (AIR) Tiruchirapalli has started test transmissions in simulcast mode with AM transmission on 936 kHz and DRM on 945 kHz.  This joins other AIR DRM transmissions from Kolkata; Delhi with Vividh Bharati on 100.1 MHz, FM Rainbow on 102.6 MHz (from the Mall Road transmitter complex), and Bengaluru.

New DRM digital radio system for AM / FM / Shortwave and Tropical Waves in Brazil

Discussions in Brazil on using DRM for high quality, cost-effective broadcasting to benefit all, including local stations in place of the proposed FM migration which will benefit few and could prove costly. Read more

AM & DRM30 – The Most Economical Way to Cover Large Areas

Jochen Huber, President of JHBC Broadcast Consulting and Honorary Member DRM Consortium, takes a look at cost-effective ways to broadcast into large geographical areas.  Read more

EBU Appoints new Head of Radio

We say farewell to Christian Vogg of the EBU and welcome and look forward to continuing the relationship between the Consortium and the EBU with Graham Dixon who takes over the position as Head of Radio.

BBC Schedule Change

As the clocks in the UK change on Sunday 25th November (going back an hour), the schedules for the BBC’s DRM broadcasts will also change.  The new programme schedules will be available on the DRM website from Friday 23rd October. 

Around the Web

around the web

BBC World Drama 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition 2016

UK's new station shows future is in transmitters, not online

All that local radio has going for it (Via Radio World)

EC Digital Single Market proposals win support

Did you know?

  • Following requests from our readers, we have updated the DRM schedules on our website. So please check for yourself!  List of DRM transmissions  Interactive map
  • The DRM India page also lists the latest All India Radio DRM transmissions. Click here
  • The latest information on DRM transmissions and schedules is available here. Please let us know if you hear DRM anywhere else!  UPDATED
  • Over 30 broadcasters carry regular DRM transmissions, covering almost half the world’s population.
  • The DRM standard is now fully endorsed by the ITU (International Telecommmnications Union) and ETSI (European Telecomunications Standards Institute).
  • The DRM Introduction and Implementation Guide have been updated to include the ETSI revised standard and are available online, in English and Russian
  • The DRM standard as recommended by ITU and ETSI includes built-in Emergency Warning tools for swift and effective mass-notification in crises.   Listen here.
  • DRM publishes a special monthly Noticeboard for India, and a new India page pulls together key DRM information on India.  


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