Friday, November 16, 2012

DRM to Celebrate Indian Platform Activity with Workshop in New Delhi

India is one of the leading countries in introducing DRM through an
ambitious roll-out plan spearheaded by the public broadcaster, All India
Radio (AIR). The progress has been good but the successful take-up of
Digital Radio for the millions of radio listening Indians will depend on:
affordable receivers, sufficient digital broadcasts, effective marketing
and good content.

With the endorsement of AIR, the DRM Consortium launched an "Indian DRM
Chapter" (Platform) in February 2011. Its focus is to support the digital
roll-out in India.

The Platform, which meets virtually every month in order to exchange
information and share in the latest development, is to hold a DRM Workshop
at the LaLit Hotel in New Delhi on November 22 offer an opportunity to all
interested parties and stakeholders to hear how the DRM transmissions in
India have been progressing, to get the latest DRM news from all over the
world and receive an update on the All India Radio digital roll-out.

Mr Yogendra Pal, the Honorary Chair of the India Platform is looking
forward to this meeting of the India Platform: "The meeting of the Indian
Platform members is long overdue. Though we share information virtually all
the time there is no better way to get the latest information and
contribute to the successful introduction of DRM in India, than meeting
face to face."

Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium Chair, is keen that this event should be
open and welcoming to anyone interested: "DRM needs to go beyond the
transmission sites and excite radio manufacturers, content-makers and
listeners now. As you know, the DRM India Platform is open to membership
from other broadcasters, digital chip, module and receiver manufacturers,
transmission companies, distributors and retailers. On the 22nd we will all
meet and take the project forward."

For more information on the event on November 22nd please write to :

About DRM
Dgital Radio Mondiale TM (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised
digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies below and
above 30 MHz, including LW, MW, SW, band I, II (FM band) and band III. DRM
provides digital sound quality and the ease-of-use that comes from digital
radio, combined with a wealth of enhanced features: Surround Sound,
Journaline text information, Slideshow, EPG, and data services. DRM on
short, medium and long wave for broadcasting bands up to 30 MHz (called
'DRM30') provides large coverage areas and low power consumption. The
enhancement of the DRM standard for broadcast frequencies above 30 MHz
('DRM+') uses the same audio coding, data services, multiplexing and
signalling schemes as DRM30 but introduces an additional transmission mode
optimized for those bands.

(Press Release)

[Via Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi, Dx India]