DRM India Page


DRM in India


The DRM Consortium have created this webpage dedicated to India, bringing together useful information about the public broadcaster’s (All India Radio – AIR) impressive implementation of the DRM digital radio standard in the country, which represents probably the biggest digital radio roll-out project in the world.


Some 600 million people are covered at present by DRM digital signals due to AIR’s transmissions using 35 MW transmitters.  More than 1 million new cars are on the Indian roads today, all equipped with DRM radios, which come at no extra cost to the owners.


In addition, the pages include information on receiver manufacturers both in India and abroad, producing or working on various receiver solutions for cars (line-fit and aftermarket), mobiles and standalone radios.   It is therefore a useful tool for any radio enthusiast and also for the industry, the receiver manufacturers, distributors and retailers in India and around the world.

DRM Awareness Campaign for the Indian Automotive Industry

DRM Awareness Campaign for the Indian Automotive Industry Leaflet

India Automotive Industry Fastest Digital Radio Adoption

DRM Publishes Its Results Overview of 2021 Delhi/Jaipur DRM FM Trial

DRM in FM-Band Live On-Air in Delhi for Comprehensive Trial by All India Radio (AIR)

DRM Digital Radio of AIR – Prasar Bharati
Cricket Commentary in Pure DRM Transmissions in India

 DRM Automotive Workgroup

AIR Fully Committed to DRM – Requests Full Support of Automotive Industry for Nationwide Rollout

 All India Radio to Expand DRM Digital Radio Services 

 AIR DRM Stations on MW (Frequencies) – Live Streaming of Most Stations

DRM Awareness Campaign on the road


Commentary: India: Use DRM in FM Band

DRM India Timeline

NXP, DRM First Infotainment Forum in Delhi

DRM Publicised in India Ahead of Popular Cricket Matches

All India Radio, to Provide Coverage of Domestic and International Cricket Matches on DRM





DRM at BES 2020

All India Radio in the Digital Age

DRM Receivers at BES Expo 2019

DRM Enterprise Award (South East Asia) Winners Announced

DRM Digital Broadcasting in India


DRM India Chapter Noticeboard 


Read the DRM Monthly India Noticeboard dedicated to digital radio developments 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


India News Library




Youtube: DRM India Playlist




DRM Receiver Developments


Stand Alone Receivers


For more details visit the DRM Products page


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.

Starwaves  – DRM All Bands – contact


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 the Santro.

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.

Indian Automotive Car Industry – Fastest Digital Radio Adoption

The Indian automotive market has achieved the fastest digital radio adoption, with 28%[1] of new cars on the road currently being equipped with a DRM digital radio receiver. Read more.


  • 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
  • Nautel Webinar – Building to a Billion


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