DRM and the Asia Broadcasting Union Joint Workshop Highlights the Benefits of DRM Digital Radio in Asia


The DRM Consortium in cooperation with the Asia Broadcasting Union (ABU) have held their second annual two-day workshop in Kuala Lumpur, on October 9th and 10th. Alexander Zink, Yogendra Pal, Sharad Sadhu and Radu Obreja were all there ready to explain, field questions and show how DRM works.

The aim of the workshop was to present, discuss and demonstrate to the participants the benefits of DRM digital radio, the only all bands open global standard capable of covering international, national, regional and local areas. The seminar focused on the advantages of digitising the FM band with DRM and on the best options available to roll out DRM out in Asia, with a special emphasis on Malaysia. This was doubled by practical demonstrations of the DRM in FM benefits.

The workshop was attended by more than 30 technical and business specialists who listened to comprehensive technical presentations and participated in hands-on demonstrations on how to configure a DRM transmission chain. In the audience there were representatives of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), MYTV Broadcasting, Star Media Radio Group, as well as by Myanmar Radio and Television.

The workshop concluded with recommendations on how to test, demonstrate DRM both in FM and SW, as a first step towards a smooth and successful roll-out.

DRM Consortium representatives from Europe and Asia will also have a chance to present and demonstrate DRM to participants in the Radio Asia conference organised by ABU at the end of the month in Bangladesh . Participants will get then an update on the DRM demos and roll outs in India, Pakistan, China and Russia as well as witness a DRM demo set up in Dhaka.


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