New Delhi, India - Jan 15, 2014 - The DRM Consortium, its members and partners have a strong presence at the 20th international BES (Broadcasting Engineering Society of India) conference and exhibition on terrestrial and satellite broadcasting, being held in New Delhi Jan. 14 - 16, 2014. Three conference presentations, one workshop and the participation of several key members with exhibits (Ampegon, Digidia, Fraunhofer IIS, Harris, Nautel, NXP, and RFmondial) are attracting considerable interest from Indian broadcasters.
Following the 2010 decision of the Indian government to digitize all broadcast transmissions by 2017, All India Radio (AIR) has begun the rollout of the DRM Digital Radio standard. DRM transmissions will offer the majority of the population improved audio quality, multi-lingual text news, improved service reliability, diversified content and many additional features.
As DRM digital radio starts to become a reality in India, the support and communication by the government and Prasar Bharati is crucial in building the necessary confidence of receiver manufacturers, retailers and listeners.