Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), the universal, openly standardised digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies, showcased its multitude of receiving platforms including USB sticks, tablets, desk top receivers, as well as an integration into social media in the BBC Headquarters, London on March 26th.
The event marked the first day of the General Assembly of the DRM Consortium, launched by the Chief Operating Officer of the BBC World Service and Global News.
Under the title “DRM in Action”, the Consortium used this opportunity to showcase the many excellent benefits of the DRM standard while experts from around the world highlighted the progress DRM made around the world.
In the first key sessions Indian contributors including broadcasters and receiver manufacturers updated the audience on the digital roll-out in India. Then Brazilian experts gave participants an in-depth insight into Brazil’s digital radio contrasts and the support for DRM coming from the industry, community stations and other stakeholders.
Following this, the latest equipment and applications for DRM from countries like UK, Germany, France, Norway and the Netherlands were demonstrated and tested by delegates.
On the 27th the DRM Consortium members endorsed the full set of past activities and the strategy for the next year and Ruxandra Obreja was re-elected as DRM Consortium Chairman.
“This was the best, most intense and most encouraging General Assembly of the past years”, said Ruxandra Obreja. “The Consortium is stronger than ever and ready to face the many challenges of its key target markets. It was gratifying to have delegates from India, Brazil, Germany, Nigeria, Turkey, Malaysia, Switzerland, Sweden and other countries contribute, network and reaffirm the strength of DRM globally.”
The next big event where the DRM Consortium will hold a targeted workshop is Digital Radio Broadcasting Summit- Africa in Cape Town, South Africa (23rd April).