04 Jun Brazil Includes DRM In Digital Radio Evaluation.
Brazilian telecom officials say they will include DRM as a platform under consideration during a 180-day public consultation period in establishing national digital radio standards. The announcement came as a seven-member panel representing DRM made its pitch at the Brazilian Association of Radio and Television (ABERT) Congress in Brasilia last week. The move means DRM will join Ibiquity’s HD Radio and Eureka 147 DAB/DAB+ as candidates in providing standards for the country’s future digital radio infrastructure. Even though DRM’s non-proprietary technology has found recent favor in both Russia and India, the selection process is unlikely to be a slam-dunk in South America, where HD Radio has enjoyed a relatively long history, particularly in Brazil, where more than 20 stations have participated in demonstrations and ongoing evaluations of IBOC digital technology. Source: text written by Radio Magazine Online, Digital Radio Update, 3 June 2009.