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DRM Consortium Will Carry Out First Caribbean Digital Radio Broadcast From Cuba

Just after the ABU general assembly, the General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union event will take place in Havana

HAVANA, Cuba � The 2016 General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union will be hosted by the Indonesian public broadcaster, RRI, in Bali. From Oct. 20-24,�one of the RRI MW transmitters in Denpasar, Bali on 1206 KHz, will broadcast in the DRM format. TheDRM broadcastswill feature special messages for the ABU participants, presentations on RRI, DRM the emergency warning functionality, music, as well as the Journaline service accompanying the audio, allowing listeners to look-up the latest news on demand, free-to-air, on their receiver screens and in multiple languages simultaneously. The DRM demo run by RRI is actively supported by GatesAir, Transradio, Fraunhofer IIs and RFmondial, key members of the DRM Consortium.

Babcock International (also a member of the DRM Consortium) will transmit BBC World Service content on short wave from Singapore on 11995 kHz in the DRM format (25 meter band) at 05.00-07.00 GMT or 13.00-15.00 local time.

Just after the ABU general assembly, the General Assembly of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (Oct. 24-27)will take place in Havana, Cuba.� It will mark a significant moment as the Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium has announced it will be bringing the first live digital radio signal transmission to Cuba, the Caribbean region and parts of northern Latin America, and even as far north as Florida. The broadcast facilitated by Babcock International will come from the BBC via its Atlantic Relay station. The DRM transmission will be in the 13 meter-band on 21720 kHz and will carry BBC World Service programs in English. Additional multimedia features of DRM will also be demonstrated on radio receiver screens. The DRM broadcast will go from 4 p.m.�6 p.m. GMT, 12.00-14.00 local time on Oct. 24 and 25.