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BBC Taps Unique for DRM EPG

The BBC is using the Unique Interactive ManDLS system for the display text and electronic program guide (EPG) on its Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) trial.
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The BBC is using the Unique Interactive ManDLS system for the display text and electronic program guide (EPG) on its Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) trial.

The trial on 855 kHz originates from BBC Radio Devon in Plymouth, England, and will assess the practicality of digital radio services in the medium-wave bands. The trial began in April 2007 and will run 'til mid 2008.

Unique Interactive ManDLS display text and EPG management software allows dynamic content, including track and artist information, news headlines, weather and sport news, to be displayed on DRM radio receivers. The system collects program schedule information and sends it for broadcast.

"The addition of the EPG on DRM receivers lets users discover our radio programs as easily as possible adding an extra dimension to the trial that we hope will prove compelling to our listeners," said John Allen, head of new services for BBC English Regions.

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