The BBC World Service and Deutsche Welle launched their new digital radio channel for Europe; it is transmitted using the Digital Radio Mondiale technology. Originally slated to make its debut in 2009, the service launched on 10 December.
The channel is an 18-hour daily broadcast of international programs in English from the BBC World Service and DW. The DRM Consortium says the channel has “near-FM” quality and includes Journaline text services and an electronic program guide.
This joint BBC-DW DRM radio channel launched using six transmitters, used in pairs to cover much of Western Europe. The signal covers France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and other nearby countries. The broadcasts air on shortwave and on medium wave at 1296 kHz.
A coverage map and schedule information are available via the DRM Web site.