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Radio Pakistan switching to Digital with DRM

Radio Pakistan is converting its AM and FM transmitters to DRM+ technology. DRM is more spectrally efficient than both AM and FM. It allows more stations in a given bandwidth but it does that at a much higher quality than either AM or FM.

The present AM and FM transmitters of Radio Pakistan can be made compatible to this technology with little amendment and to make its broadcasts clearer and cost-effective.

Director General, Radio Pakistan Mr Khurshid Malik visited the project at Broadcasting House in Islamabad and he was informed that under this technology, three channels can be aired from a single transmitter, which will prove cost-effective.

This technology enables listeners to get access to text services as well. Malik emphasized the need of improving contents of programmes besides introducing modern technology to cater the need of all segments of society.