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AIR – India ready for Digital Radio with DRM support

The DRM Consortium, in collaboration with BECIL, is organising and hosting a high level round table meeting in New Delhi on January 31st. Its aim is to update and stimulate the interest of key Indian stakeholders in the public phase launch of the project to digitize radio in India, following the successful installation of DRM digital radio transmitters by All India Radio (AIR).

The aim of the event, “DRM: Digital Radio for All – Achieving PM’s Dream of Digital India”, is to help the launch of the next phase of the DRM project by incorporating the views of all stakeholders for the successful deployment of all features of DRM digital radio. This will ensure that high quality sound, additional services, exciting content and the DRM’s extra features are available to enhance and enrich the lives of Indian and overseas listeners.

Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, has kindly consented to inaugurate the event. All stakeholder groups involved in the successful launch of digital terrestrial radio in India are invited to attend the event, including several senior officers from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and Ministry of Road Transport & Highways; Telecom  Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI); Prasar Bharati (both  All India Radio  and Doordarshan); private FM broadcasters; radio receiver manufacturers; automobile manufacturers; mobile phone manufacturers; Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA); UNDP; BECIL; and DRM experts.

Representatives of the DRM Consortium will also participate in the annual BES Expo 2017 (Broadcast Engineering Society) from February 2-4 in Delhi.