September 2016

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Dear Friends, Colleagues and Partners,

The DRM presence at IBC Amsterdam was definitely the higlight of the month, if not of the year. The four big events hosted by GatesAir, Thomson Broadcast, Nautel and Ampegon/Transradio were a good place to see new DRM receivers, get updates on markets like India and hear about good, just unveiled developments. Our international guests from Indonesia and South Africa and the winners of the Indian Avion receivers gave a special 2016 "touch" to this IBC.


DRM Receiver competition winner

Please scroll down to see more details, pictures and videos of DRM at IBC.

We are also using the September Noticebaord to launch the new look site with a revamped India page. Hopefully you will find it informative, easy to use and with new features. Your feedback is eagerly awaited.

The time has also come to send your nominations for our Asia-Pacific Enterprise Award. So we want to hear about the best entrepreneurs willing to promote the standard and create receiver solutions in the region.

Please scroll down to find more about all this. If you want to promote exciting news and you wish your company to feature in the next Newsletter can tell you how!

Finally, please do not forget to join us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

And if you want to join the Consortium, please contact  

Ruxandra Obreja 
Chair, DRM Consortium

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Latest News

Impressions of IBC 2016 

IBC 2016 was the busiest for DRM.  DRM Consortium Chairman, Ruxandra Obreja  writes more  on DRM events at this year’s exhibition.

The DRM Events were widely covered by the Press and here are some impressions.

DRM Outlines Progress

Transmitter Manufacturers Unveil New DRM Products at 2016 IBC

Congratulations to the winners of the DRM digital radios. Winners were from Turkey, Russia, Hungary and Bulgaria.

New Member

Welcome to the newest member of the DRM Consortium, Gospell. Gospell, is a leading supplier of pay TV system and equipment, satellite TV receiving products and microwave products.  The company also announced the imminent release of GR-216 DRM/AM/FM digital radio, the first model in its Global Radio series range of table top radios.  The company was also part of the Consortium’s very successful participation at the recent IBC exhibition in Amsterdam where the receiver was showcased at all 4 DRM events.

Radio Republik Indonesia and DRM

RRI are considering DRM as one of the digital  radio standards suitable for Indonesia to reach Indonesian people as well as listeners abroad, according to Dr Freddy Ndolu, member of the RRI Executive Board.  View here.

Interview with Mr Fayyaz Sheheryar Director General of All India Radio interviewed Mr Sheheryar, of All India Radio.  Read more

DRM Website Updated so It Fits Any of Your Devices

On Monday 26th September we are launching an exciting new design for our website The new design is all about making it easier for you to find the information you need, and enhancing your user experience whether browsing on PC, laptop or mobile.  Please send any feedback to

DRM Enterprise Award – Asia Pacific Region 2016 

Nominations are now welcomed for the second DRM Enterprise Award for the Asia Pacific region. The Award is jointly sponsored by the DRM Consortium and SAS, the leader in analytics, aims to stimulate interest in the DRM digital radio standard in various parts of the world that can benefit from the full introduction of digital radio, like the various countries of the Asia Pacific region. The first DRM annual prize was aimed at the Pacific Islands and was awarded in 2014 to SIBC, the public broadcaster in the Solomon Pacific Islands.  Nominations should be sent by September 30th to: .  

Around the Web

Nautel to Update Antenna Hungaria

Reports on the TITUS II:


Titus II Videos DRM Youtube

Reports on GOSPELL

Gospell Video DRM Youtube 

More Media reports from IBC:

Ampegon, Transradio Show DRM Products at IBC

xHE AAC from Fraunhofer with Alex Zink at IBC 2016

DRM show off new receivers, and announce Hungary transmissions

Did you know?

  • 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 Telecommunications Union) and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute).
  • 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.  


Upcoming events:


  • 18-26 - 53rd ABU General Assembly and Associated Meetings, Bali, Indonesia
  • 24-26 - Caribbean Broadcasting Union GA, Havana, Cuba

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