The Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) is a digital radio standard that has been designed by broadcasters and for broadcasters, with the active assistance and participation of both transmitter and receiver manufacturers and regulatory bodies. It has been designed specifically as a high quality digital replacement for analogue radio broadcasting in the AM and VHF bands.
The DRM Digital Radio Implementation and Rollout Workshop was jointly organised by the Asia-pacific Broadcasting Union, the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development and the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Consortium. The workshop during 26-27 November 2018 provided broadcasters, regulators, policy makers, governments and other stakeholders with a clear understanding of the DRM digital radio broadcasting services, its technology and features, planning methods. It provided guidelines for step-by-step implementation, the various solutions and strategies available for anyone planning to move from analogue to a digital radio system rollout from planning to full-scale countrywide rollout. The speakers made it clear how to bring crystal clear sound and new content to the wider audience on all available radio broadcasting bands. This two-day workshop shared expert knowledge and up to date information on the current status of digital terrestrial radio broadcasting, issues & challenges faced by the industry, as well as sharing some of the case studies and experiences in transition from analogue to digital radio from the region and beyond.