DRM Consortium to Host Workshop at ABU Symposium

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malyasia � The Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium will be fully involved in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Digital Broadcasting Symposium to be held from March 6�9 at the Royale Chulan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. �

DRM Chairman Ruxandra Obreja will give an update on advanced DRM solutions on the first day of the conference, and on the second day DRM Vice-Chairman Alexander Zink of Fraunhofer IIS, will expand on the possibilities of bringing free-to-air Journaline advanced text services to DRM receivers, helping to strengthen the broadcasters� connection to their audiences while opening new revenue opportunities.

The BBC, GatesAir, and the DRM team will run a workshop entitled �Digital Radio Mondiale � Practical Implementation for Success� on March 7 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in the conference room Taming Sari 3. The workshop, to be accompanied by a live DRM transmission by Babcock International on 7410 kHz (5-6 p.m. local time), is designed to give delegates an update on the best steps to take towards a successful DRM introduction. This follows the launch of the next phase of the DRM roll-out by the Indian public broadcaster, All India Radio, and other project initiatives in Indonesia, Pakistan and other Asian countries. The aim of the DRM workshop is to offer a concise and practical way of understanding what DRM digital radio is and how to roll it out successfully, on budget, with significant energy savings and on time as part of a well-coordinated national effort.

The DRM Consortium will be present at booth 33 throughout the show.

To attend the workshop, contact projectoffice@drm.org.

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