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Prasar Bharti launches DRM Super Power Transmitter of All India Radio

India’s public broadcaster Prasar Bharti launched a Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Super Power Transmitter (1000 kw) of  All India Radio in Jamnagar district of Gujarat on September 10th.

The Thomson transmitter with DRM technology is capable of broadcasting in DRM, AM and simulcast modes, a first for India. The frequency of the transmitter is 1071 kHz for AM mode and 1080 kHz for DRM mode.

Prasar Bharati Chief Executive Officer Jawahar Sircar said, “All India Radio is going to install DRM digital technology transmitters at other stations very soon.”

The announcement was made at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) where, DRM is showcasing its newest developments.   

“Our presence at IBC this year has been more ambitious and more varied than ever. Against news of the DRM roll-out progress, the work on new chipset and receiver developments; the launch of the implementation guide, the interest shown in our technology and its benefits has demonstrated that DRM is turning from a theoretical digitisation idea to a practical, real solution” said DRM consortium Chair, Ruxandra Obreja.