Brussels - Oct 10, 2011 - The DRM Consortium will make its first ever DRM transmissions for Southern Africa in the French and English languages on Oct. 11, 2011, on the occasion of the Digital Radio Conference organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels. The two-day conference will include two live studio discussions on the possibilities and future of digital radio from the multimedia radio studio of the European Parliament. The programs aim to showcase multiplatform and distribution techniques in front of a studio audience of Digital Radio Conference delegates.
Both the French and English programs will be carried live on DRM SW 21800 from Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean and should be heard in South Africa, Angola, Zambia, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique. The English program will also be carried at 1800 GMT into Southern Asia on DRM SW 12085, at the end of the daily regular BBC/DW transmission.