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Nautel, DRM combine for ‘Less Energy, More Listeners’ at IBC 2012

The DRM Consortium and Nautel have announced a special DRM broadcast schedule during this year’s International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam. The transmissions will be heard during IBC on 243 kHz throughout much of Northern Europe carrying BBC programming.

A special DRM transmitter has been installed at the historic Kalundborg (Denmark) site in 2011 and this will be the first DRM broadcast of this transmitter type on longwave.  Transmitting just 10 kW of DRM provides equal or more coverage than the normal 50 kW of analogue transmission. The BBC content will be a variety of music and speech, allowing DRM listeners to hear the full breadth of FM-like sound quality, available over the very wide coverage area of longwave transmissions, free of static and fading.

Ruxandra Obreja, Chair of the DRM Consortium is very pleased to offer this service during IBC and said: “We welcome this opportunity to demonstrate how efficient, DRM AM digital broadcasts can be.  All those interested will be able to experience a high quality listening experience”.

The DRM theme at this year’s IBC is ‘Less Energy, More Listeners’, emphasizing DRM’s credentials as a ‘green’ technology.