Swedish Radio Prepares for DRM Launch

Swedish Radio Prepares for DRM Launch
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Swedish Radio International will join other European broadcasters in live Digital Radio Mondiale broadcasts on June 16.
SRI's transmissions will debut in conjunction with DRM's Inaugural Broadcasts event in Geneva, during the International Telecommunications Union's World Radiocommunication Conference.
DRM is a digital system for shortwave, medium-wave/AM and long-wave with the ability to use existing frequencies and bandwidth.
"I think cooperation, the way DRM consortium and its members are developing it, is an efficient way to secure DRM's future success, which is a must for AM radio to survive in a digital media environment," said Anne Sseruwagi, Director of SR International. "DRM will be the solution even for us smaller actors in the international broadcasting scene."
SR International will broadcast 3.5 program hours per week in English to the mid-Atlantic states of the U.S. East Coast, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore. The RS International broadcasts will be relayed via CBC/Radio Canada International's site in Sackville, Canada.
Deutsche Welle and Radio Netherlands also are participating in DRM's launch.


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