DRM event at the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) in Tunisia
The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) has invited the Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium to participate in a Seminar on Digital Audio Broadcasting during the Television and Radio Festival held in Yasmine Hammamet between 13-15 May 2015. This is the first time DRM has been offered the opportunity to address stakeholders of Arab countries about the standard and its features and major benefits. Read more
DRM present at the International Summit on Digital Broadcasting held in Nigeria
Following closely the DRM extensive presentation at the SADIBA event in Johannesburg in April, DRM was presented at another successful event held this time in Abuja (May 6-7). Gerhard Filipp, Area Sales Manager of Ampegon AG, represented his company and the Consortium at this ground-breaking summit. Recently returned to Switzerland he shared with us some of his impressions.
South African Policy document mentions simultaneous licensing of DRM and DAB services
The South African regulator (ICASA) might not recommend switch off of analogue while considering more than one digital standard for South Africa. According to an Information and Communication Technologies policy document of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services (mentioning ICASA), the licensing of DRM and DAB services must be facilitated in parallel.More here
Digital radio – Which way will South Africa go?
A good question posed to the DRM Chairman by one of the South Africa’s most respected online publications during a recent SADIBA event in Johannesburg. Full report here
DRM Trial Radio Station (Radio Pulpit 657AM) underlines the benefits of digital radio and DRM for Southern Africa
Representative of the Digital Radio Mondiale Southern Africa (DRMSA) Platform joined digital media experts from around the globe in presenting the future of digital radio in Southern Africa at the Southern African Digital Broadcasting Association (SADIBA) Conference held in Johannesburg last month. More here
Brazilian AM to FM Migration Proceeding at Snail’s Pace
President Dilma Rousseff signed almost a year and a half ago a decree on the migration from AM to FM. And until now not one single Brazilian AM radio station has started transmitting in VHF. More details from the DRM representative in Brazil, Marcelo Goedert. Read more
Another All India Radio station to go digital
The Kothagudem-based All India Radio (AIR) station is all set to embrace the digital technology for improving its transmission quality and expanding its reach beyond the primary expected coverage area. More here
Inauguration of AIR Jammu
300 KW High Power DRM compatible transmitter to be dedicated to Radio Kashmir, Jammu on 19th May 2015 at 10.30 am by Dr Jitendra Singh, Hon'ble Union Minister.
More simulcast testing in India
AIR Bengaluru is testing in simulcast mode, 612 kHz analogue + 621 kHz DRM
The current schedule is:
5.55 am - 3.00 pm IST (Indian Standard Time)
5.30 pm - 11.10 pm IST
If you wish to send your reports please address them to: email@example.com
Meeting of the German DRM Platform
The two-day meeting of the German DRM Platform took place from May 6th to May 7th 2015 in Berlin was hosted by the nationwide public broadcaster “DeutschlandRadio” and the University of Applied Science Berlin, the “Beuth Hochschule”. Joachim Lehnert, the DRM German Platform Chair, sums up some of the main points of the event.
DRM at the NASB 2015 Annual Meeting, Washington, USA
Calvin Carter from Continental Electronics (DRM Consortium Steering Board member) will give an update on the DRM Consortium international activities on Friday 22nd May at 9:00 am. KTWR will also update delegates on their DRM trial.
View the full agenda of activities here.