DRM India Page


DRM in India

The DRM Consortium have created this webpage to bring together useful information about India and All India Radio’s (AIR) plans for the launch of DRM digital radio in the country. It should be of interest to the wider digital radio community and especially receiver manufacturers, distributors and retailers.


*NEW* Latest Update – DRM Digital Broadcasting in India





Prasar Bharati – All India Radio – will for one hour every day operate 25 MW transmitters in pure DRM.  Click here for more details.

Click here for current AIR DRM (MW) Transmissions
Click here for current AIR DRM (SW) Transmissions
Click here for DRM Dual Channel Transmission schedule for All India Radio External Services via Bengaluru

DRM Coverage in India

AIR International DRM Broadcast Schedules
DRM International Broadcasts received In India

DRM Sound on the Road in India  *NEW*


Latest News

  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) event in India focuses on manufacturing opportunities – click here to download seminar presentations



DRM Receiver Developments


Stand Alone Receivers




Communications Systems Inc. ( is the first radio manufacturer in India to domestically develop and produce a DRM receiver.

Gospell Digital Technology Co Ltd located in China ( has presented a very well-reviewed DRM Receiver, GR‑216, which is already in production.

Titus SDR (, a Panamanian based company, has developed a multi-standard and software-based digital radio receiver, supporting DRM in all bands (LW, MW, SW, VHF bands I, II, III),  FM analogue including RDS and AM analogue including AMSS.

Car Receivers



Hyundai has built-in DRM radios in all its models except one. Their latest model with built-in DRM receiver just launched is called Creta and is one of the most popular and best-selling SUVs in India.

Maruti Suzuki has also incorporated DRM receivers in 6 models and all their models are expected to have built-in DRM receivers by the end of December 2018.

Mahindra has also installed DRM in its TUV model.



DRM India Chapter Noticeboard

Read the DRM Monthly India Noticeboard dedicated to digital radio developments in India




  • All India Radio DRM Installations
    Click here to view map of current on air transmitters of All India Radio
  • All India Radio’s (AIR) DRM Rollout Plan. AIR broadcasts in 23 languages and 146 dialects. AIR covers 92 % of the Indian territory, reaching 99% of its people AIR’s Migration to digital radio webpage where the Indian national broadcaster officially announces its commitment to rolling out DRM in the country
  • You can have a look at AIR planned full DRM in India DRM coverage
  • Nautel Webinar – Building to a Billion


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