India Platform Workshop success in New Delhi!

India Platform Workshop success in New Delhi!

The event at the Hotel LaLiT attracted a broad range of participants from across the broadcasting industry. All India Radio (AIR) senior managers were present in large numbers with representatives from many departments ranging from Engineering to News and Content Production. Hosted by Mr Yogendra Pal, Hon Chair of the DRM India Chapter, the morning session looked at the DRM technology, its application in India and receivers. Mr OK Sharma and Mr Vivek Singh provided greater detail on the AIR roll-out and offered an insight into the new DRM transmitter installation at the Rajkot transmitter site. This included details of the recent content server installation that is now able to demonstrate full DRM multi-media applications.

During the afternoon DRM Chair, Ruxandra Obreja, began the session with a presentation looking at the challenges of introducing digital radio. Actively involved, the participants came up with several practical ideas and actions on how to publicise the AIR roll-out and the benefits of going digital. Some of these included : setting up DRM+ transmissions in Delhi during Broadcast Engineering Society’s annual show at the end of January; increasing the publicity about the benefits of digital radio in print, radio, TV and creating a new’ DRM only’ channel with exclusive content. We now hope that the DRM India Chapter members, both the existing members and the recent recruits, will put these ideas into practice over the next few months.

DRM Supporter, Alokesh Gupta attended the event and gives his impression:

“Participating in the DRM India platform workshop organized by the DRM Consortium was an informative and educative experience. It was a good way to get acquainted with the digital radio revolution happening in India. With many key stakeholders from across the broadcasting industry present, it was a perfect platform for DRM to update and educate participants about all the latest developments and share their previous experiences in digital radio. This much needed workshop was aptly timed and focused on a clear objective of drawing the attention of the participants to the progress, impending issues and challenges of the DRM roll out”

During the workshop, KTWR Guam broadcast a test DRM transmission specifically for the India platform workshop. Amongst the many reports received here is a recording made by Tudor, Gura Humorului, in Romania.