Radio Pulpit, a Christian community station in South Africa, has made history by leading the SA radio broadcasting industry into the digital era with the first LIVE digital medium wave broadcast in South Africa.
This Christian community station has made history by leading the SA radio broadcasting industry into the digital era with the first LIVE digital medium wave broadcast in South Africa.
The Digital Radio Mondiale™ (DRM) Southern African Platform has expanded its activities with the launch of a new DRM Platform in Southern Africa. The objectives of the DRM Consortium’s Southern Africa DRM Platform, a voluntary group without financial aims, are to coordinate the various industry stakeholders in the countries of Southern Africa interested in DRM, to stimulate the introduction and roll-out of DRM broadcasts and to demonstrate a business case for producing and selling DRM radio sets or auxiliary devices.
The DRM Platform in Southern Africa joins thus the Indian, Brazilian, German and other DRM national platforms working together with the DRM Consortium but using national knowledge and expertise. Dr Roelf Petersen Group Managing Director of the Pulpit Media Group (PMG) and Chairman of the new DRM SA Platform says: “My role will be to coordinate the strength of all the African parties involved, in order to ensure that the great potential of the DRM technology becomes a practical reality for serving the peoples of Southern Africa.”
“The DRM global standard can be used in all radio frequency bands and is ideal for the large countries of Southern Africa”, stresses Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Chairman. “From national networks and regional stations to smaller commercial and community stations, all would be able to broadcast their digital radio programmes with enhanced content and in excellent sound quality to everyone in their respective countries. DRM is an ideal African digital solution and we have high hopes of the activity of the newly created DRM Southern Africa Platform, now open to all interested.”