Korea Evaluates HD Radio
Jun 17, 2009 10:00 AM, By Mark Krieger
Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has contracted with Broadcast Electronics to supply FM HD Radio technology and products for evaluation in the Republic of South Korea, according to a BE press release.
Two identical HD Radio Digital hybrid BE FM transmission packages will ship to an ETRI lab for bench tests this summer, with experimental broadcasts expected later in the year.
South Korea has already introduced digital radio via terrestrial (T) DMB services that now carry 12 channels, while satellite (S) DMB service there carry 19 channels. Those services are received by a variety of consumer devices including wireless handsets and personal media players.
At issue is the proposed commitment of approximately 30 million Euros in licensing fees to construction and testing of a national DAB+ multiplex....
Ibiquity has a list of stations with licensed HD Radio technology and notes those on the air now. IBOC by state looks at various states and lists the stations making the transition. There are 44 stations in the North Star State broadcasting 62 HD Radio channels....