Digital Radio Mondiale
Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) is the global open digital broadcasting system for broadcasting bands up to 174 MHz (covering LW, SW, MW and bands I/II). DRM30, used for long distance broadcasting and the well established part of the standard, offers near-FM sound quality plus the ease-of-use that comes from digital transmissions, combined with low power consumption. DRM+ operates in higher frequencies between 30 and 174MHz and uses the same audio coding, data services, multiplexing and signalling schemes as DRM30 and also offers CD-quality audio and surround-sound.
In the few years since its inception, DRM has expanded into an international consortium of broadcasters, manufacturers, and network operators, research institutions, broadcasting unions, regulatory bodies and NGOs. DRM´s membership is global in scope, with members from countries as varied as Ecuador, Germany, China, the U.S.A, Norway, Malaysia, the UK, Japan, Mexico and Australia.
For more information and DRM updates, please visit www.drm.org or write to the DRM Project Office, firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Based in||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|ITU Global Directory||Digital Radio Mondiale|
|Ms. Ruxandra Obreja|
Ruxandra Obreja has recently become Head of Digital Radio Development in the BBC World Service concentrating her efforts on DRM. Previously she was the Controller of Business Development for the BBC World Service. In this role she provided leadership to the business development teams encouraging them to build special relationships with the business communities around the globe.
Ruxandra first joined the BBC in 1985 as a producer and presenter and was appointed Head of the BBC Romanian Service in 1990. In 1997 Ruxandra was appointed Editor for the BBC European region and later became a Commissioning Editor with BBC English Networks and News. In her career as radio and television journalist Ruxandra has produced high quality and acclaimed programmes, interviews and reports. In 2009 she was elected vice-chairman of the EBU international broadcasters’ group.
In March 2008 Ruxandra was first elected Chairman of the DRM Consortium with the avowed aim of ensuring that the various stakeholders work towards the same goal: the global and mass scale take up of the DRM standard. Ruxandra was unanimously re-elected to this top position in March 2012.
Ms Ruxandra Obreja honored the ITU with her presence at the 10 year Anniversary Award Ceremony on 1 October 2014. An article and photos of the occasion may be found under the following link: http://newslog.itu.int/archives/633