The Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium, its members and partners attended the 20th international Broadcasting Engineering Society of India conference and exhibition on terrestrial and satellite broadcasting, held in New Delhi, Jan. 14–16, 2014.
All India Radio has begun the rollout of the DRM digital radio standard, in accordance with the government’s 2010 decision to digitize all broadcast transmissions by 2017. This made the DRM Consortium presentations particularly pertinent.
In their presentations, members stressed the extra features of DRM, including the Emergency Warning Feature. They also explained updates to the standard, as well as developments in receiver chipsets.
As DRM digital radio starts to become a reality in the country, the government’s support and communication will be important to build the requisite confidence of receiver manufacturers, retailers and listeners, says the Consortium.
As part of this effort, the Chamber of Indian Industry is organizing a one day national seminar on “DRM: The Future of Indian Radio – Business Opportunities for Stakeholders.” The event will be held Feb. 28 at Hotel Le Meridien, Sovereign I, New Delhi.