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12th May 2020
There are 50,000 plus stations freely available on the internet. Mobile phones are common and available worldwide. Can DRM be received on mobile phones? [Mike Terry]
Like any studio broadcast, programmes transmitted using DRM can also be distributed via internet as a livestream or even as a podcast. DRM radio is simply a complementary medium to distribute the content to people without internet access as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The benefit for broadcasters to continue broadcasting in parallel to Internet streams is a flat distribution fee to potentially serve millions of listeners (no per-listener cost), and a level of exclusivity in their local market.