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DRM General Assembly Gathers in London

Sessions included update on standard’s progress in India

The Digital Radio Mondiale general assembly was held at the end of March in London.

The consortium used this opportunity to showcase the standard’s benefits as experts highlighted the progress DRM has made.

Sessions included updates from Indian broadcasters and receiver manufacturers on the country’s digital rollout. Brazilian experts also gave participants an in-depth view into Brazil’s digital radio contrasts and the support for DRM coming from the industry, community stations and other stakeholders.

DRM consortium members endorsed both past activities and the strategy for the next year. They also elected the new steering board of the consortium, welcoming new members, including BT Transmitters (Brazil), Thomson Broadcast (France), and Gates Air (formerly Harris Broadcast).

Ruxandra Obreja was also re-elected as DRM Consortium chairman.

“The consortium is stronger than ever and ready to face the many challenges of its key target markets,” said Obreja.” It was gratifying to have delegates from India, Brazil, Germany, Nigeria, Turkey, Malaysia, Switzerland, Sweden and other countries contribute, network and reaffirm the strength of DRM globally.”

Its next event will be the Digital Radio Broadcasting Summit — Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, on April 23.