BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Broadcasting Union has announced its inaugural Digital Radio webinar series with the topic of Digital Radio Mondiale.
While the emphasis has been placed so far on the transition from analog to digital television, digital audio broadcasting is now coming into focus with broadcasters and manufacturers offering solutions for digital radio. Two standards for digital radio are Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) and Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB/DAB+). Both the DRM Consortium and WorldDAB have partnered with the Union at its Annual Assemblies in Havana in 2016 and in Nassau in 2017 to share with CBU radio members the options and benefits of digital radio and the best ways to transition to the digital age in radio.
CBU members can learn more about the two standards during a series of webinars that will get underway in March 2018 with the DRM webinar. During the DRM webinar scheduled for 11 a.m. (Eastern Caribbean time) on March 22, CBU members will hear from experts: DRM Chair Ruxandra Obreja, Alexander Zink of Fraunhofer IIS in Germany and Matthias Stoll from Ampegon, Switzerland. This event will focus on just why digital radio can be a better option than analog for listeners and for the industry. Business models for digital radio operations in small markets and opportunities for training of staff will also be touched upon.