Indonesian Digital Radio Delegation Visits Australia

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Indonesian Digital Radio Delegation Visits Australia

Oct 11, 2011 10:06 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB

Sydney - Oct 10, 2011 - Indonesian radio broadcasters from public and commercial stations are visiting Australia this week to hold meetings with key digital radio stakeholders, to attend the National Radio Conference on the Gold Coast, and to visit the Darwin DAB+ trial being conducted in similar climatic conditions to those in Indonesia.

Hosted by Commercial Radio Australia, the Indonesian radio delegation, which includes senior representatives from the PT Radionet Cipta Karya, PT Ramako Radio Group, Radio Republik of Indonesia and PT Siprama Komunindo, will meet with commercial and the public service broadcasters, plus industry regulator the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) and the Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), to discuss the turn-up of digital radio in Australia. The delegation will also visit the TXA Australia Artarmon tower site to inspect the DAB+ antenna, transmitters and multiplexes which are jointly owned and operated by the broadcaster consortiums and have been established to minimize the shared costs of DAB+ infrastructure.

The Indonesian radio industry and regulator are jointly considering DAB+ as a possible digital platform and with a population of more than 237 million people; adoption would make it one of the largest DAB+ markets.

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