Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) General Assembly to be held at BBC in London this month

Press Release

For Immediate Release   12th March 2014     

DRM is in focus as preparations are under way for the General Assembly of the DRM Consortium, scheduled to take place on March 26th and 27th 2014 at the BBC Headquarters in central London, the New Broadcasting House.

Under the title “DRM in Action” the Consortium will use this opportunity to highlight the excellent benefits of the DRM standard and the progress it is making around the world, as well as to emphasise the power of digital radio.

The first day of the GA (March 26th) will be open to all DRM members and invited guests from the UK and abroad.  It will be a day to celebrate the future of radio.  The well-known broadcaster, Robin Lustig, will give a personal and global view on the power of radio.

One of the key sessions will examine the digital roll-out in India with the help of Indian contributors. Brazilian experts will give participants an insight into Brazil’s digital radio contrasts.

The morning session will have a chance to consider why digital radio is “Radio Plus” and should be attractive to listeners.

In the afternoon, delegates will be able to have a “hands–on” experience of DRM and digital radio under the guidance of some Consortium members and representatives: BBC (UK); Babcock International (UK); Fraunhofer IIS (Germany); Digidia (France); Radio Haugaland (Norway); BT Broadcast Transmitters (Brazil); Orbisonic (Brazil); NXP (The Netherlands) and Rfmondial (Germany).

The event will be hosted in the iconic Radio Theatre of the BBC in central London.

To register for the General Assembly events on the 26th March please contact as the event is by invitation only.

Sessions held on the 27th March are for DRM Consortium members only.

About DRM

Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies.

The DRM standard comprises of two major configurations: ‘DRM30’ intended for broadcasts on short, medium and long wave up to 30 MHz and providing large coverage areas and low power consumption. The configuration for the VHF bands above 30 MHz is called ‘DRM+’, tailored for local and regional coverage with broadcaster-controlled transmissions.

All DRM configurations share the same audio coding, data and multimedia services, service linking, multiplexing and signalling schemes.  DRM provides high quality sound combined with a wealth of enhanced features: Surround Sound, Journaline text information, Slideshow, EPG, and data services.

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About BBC

Founded on 18th October 1922, The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcasting statutory corporation. Its main responsibility is to provide impartial public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Outside the UK, the BBC World Service has provided services by direct broadcasting and re-transmission contracts on radio since the inauguration of the BBC Empire Service on 19 December 1932.  More recently the BBC World Service has expanded its services to television and online.



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