London - Jan 15, 2014 - All India Radio (AIR) has started a phased program to switch from analog to digital broadcasting with the target for complete digitization by 2017 using Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM). AIR has already started DRM transmission of some of its international services and is currently testing and broadcasting some of its domestic services.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing a one-day National Seminar called "DRM: The Future of Indian Radio - Business Opportunities for Stakeholders" on Feb. 28, 2014, at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi. The seminar has a number of objectives:
■ To create visibility of the DRM standard amongst the stakeholders;
■ To hear from key members of DRM Consortium and learn more about the features and benefits offered by the DRM standard for transmitters and receiver manufacturers;
■ To share the AIR plans for their digitization of radio broadcasting;
■ To flag the opportunities available to Indian industry in designing, developing and manufacturing cost effective DRM receivers for the domestic and exports markets;
■ To understand the potential of the 'value-added' services that can be made available on DRM receivers and facilitate further interaction/business meetings between the developers/ manufacturers and technology providers.
The seminar is supported by BECIL and key members of the DRM Consortium. They will be all present in Delhi at this event, the first of its kind involving technology specialists and Indian industry representatives.