| 04 Aug 2021
Digital Radio Mondiale organising first comprehensive workshop in Turkey

MUMBAI: The DRM Consortium is putting in place a one-day workshop on 18 September for Turkish public broadcaster TRT in the country's capital- Ankara. Turkish decision makers from TRT and RTUK (Turkish regulator) who are looking for solutions in digitisation, will be presented with the benefits and features offered by the DRM standard (DRM30 and DRM+).

The 'hands-on' workshop will allow audience present to experience digital radio through a live DRM broadcast.

TRT Training Department director Mesut Ertanhan said, "We will have the chance to examine the comparative advantages of digital radio over analogue AM and FM, the efficiency and sound quality of digital radio including the value added services. This workshop will be very beneficial to the regulatory bodies and the broadcasting organisations in Turkey. In the broadcast digitisation process, now underway in Turkey, the workshop will be a great opportunity to discuss different solutions, create awareness and familiarisation with the DRM system."

Ertanhan added that TRT, which is the host for the event, was thankful to the DRM Consortium for organising the informative workshop. "We also appreciate the valuable contribution of the Consortium experts that will speak in the TRT conference hall in Ankara where they will also organise various DRM demonstrations and a live DRM broadcast reception," he said.

DRM chairman Ruxandra Obreja stated, "This first comprehensive DRM event in the country will demonstrate how DRM can meet the demands of public broadcaster TRT and the Turkish listeners, whether in big cities or rural areas. We are encouraged by the interest of TRT at the highest level, and hope this will be the beginning of a strong cooperation with the public broadcaster, the regulator and the vibrant Turkish broadcasting media in general."

The DRM standard is apparently the only global standard that can not only be used in all radio frequency bands, but is also suited for large and diverse countries like Turkey. It will enable a public broadcaster like TRT to broadcast digital radio programmes in high quality sound and with enhanced content all over the country.