Early 2009 is the target for a new joint radio service that will serve
European audiences via DRM shortwave.
It was announced in September by the BBC World Service and Deutsche Welle;
the English-language service will target Western and Central Europe, with
content including global news and current affairs, analysis, documentaries
and cultural programs.
In the announcement, Mike Cronk of the BBC World Service called this an
important time for DRM and "a huge opportunity" for broadcasters in Europe
to look at the potential for new services. "Two of the most important
players in international broadcasting are reaffirming their faith in the
Digital Radio Mondiale is a digital broadcasting system for bands below 30
MHz (long-, medium- and shortwave). Ruxandra Obreja is chair of the DRM
Consortium and the controller for business development at the BBC World
Service; she stated in the announcement: "Deutsche Welle and the BBC see
DRM as the winning solution for the digitization of the AM bands on a
global scale and they believe that this new stream for Europe will give a
welcome boost to international digital radio."
She continued: "Listeners in Western and Central Europe can now buy one of
the growing selection of DRM-capable receivers and hear in excellent
quality top-class programs that in recent years they could only access
700+ Radio Stations on SW http://swstations.tk/
Shortwave transmissions in English, Francais, Nederlands, Deutsch,
Suid-Afrikaans, Chinese, Dansk, Urdu, Cantonese, Greek, Spanish,
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