The 2015 document by Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) – presented by Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) – discusses the benefits and implementation of digital radio services, aiming to enhance the accessibility and quality of radio broadcasting globally.
The document highlights DRM’s role as a global open digital radio standard for all frequency bands, including AM and VHF. It details the technology’s ability to provide FM-like sound quality, multimedia applications, and efficient use of spectrum, which is particularly beneficial for large geographic areas and rural regions. Key aspects covered include DRM’s low power consumption and green credentials, offering significant energy and cost savings compared to traditional broadcasting methods.
The document also underscores DRM’s flexibility, with its capability to offer multiple programs on a single frequency and robust signal transmission, making it suitable for diverse environments and challenging terrains. The potential of DRM to enhance listener experience through superior audio quality, multimedia services like text messages, program guides, and emergency warning systems is emphasised. Furthermore, the document points out DRM’s compatibility with existing broadcasting infrastructure, highlighting its feasibility and cost-effectiveness for broadcasters transitioning to digital.
Overall, the document positions DRM as a transformative solution for the future of radio broadcasting, offering more content, convenience, and quality while maintaining environmental and economic efficiency.
Some key points from the resource include:
● Digital Radio Mondiale as a global digital radio standard.
● Improved audio quality and spectrum efficiency.
● Low power consumption and environmental benefits.
● Flexible, multiple program offerings on one frequency.
● Enhanced listener experience with multimedia services.