Digital Radio Mondiale has announced that the Indonesian public broadcaster, Radio Republik Indonesia is now a member of the DRM consortium.
DRM and RRI have also signed a cooperation agreement to introduce the DRM technology in Indonesia starting in 2016.
The cooperation agreement was signed on behalf of RRI by its President R. Niken Widiastuti and Technology and New Media Director M. Rohanudin, during the Asia Broadcasting Union’s General Assembly meeting in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 27. The DRM consortium was represented by DRM Chairman Ruxandra Obreja and Vice Chair Alexander Zink.
“This is the first step for RRI to implement digital radio to serve the people of Indonesia,” said Sunarya Ruslan, RRI’s head of Supervisory Board.
“Digitization of broadcasting is the first point of entry of new technologies into a country that consists of islands like Indonesia. Its presence must have the support of all parties to convince the Indonesian society of using this technology,” added Rohanudin.