Thursday, September 27, 2012

DRM Celebrates Launch of Brazilian Multi-Sector Platform

More good news for Rafael and friends! This from a Consortium Press Release:

The Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium and Brazilian specialists will celebrate the launch of the Brazilian DRM Multi-Sector Platform on October 1st in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Following from the increased interest and presence of the DRM Consortium in Brazil, the event and workshop launching this Platform will give a chance to all interested parties and stakeholders, including the listeners, to understand how DRM can meet all the needs of the vibrant, fast developing radio sector and industry in Brazil. While the choice of the digital audio broadcasting standard is still under scrutiny and discussion in Brazil, the new Platform will be able to promote the only all-band, open, global standard, DRM, as the best solution and the basis of the Brazilian broadcasting standard.

The DRM Consortium is an international, not-for-profit organisation grouping radio broadcasters (public and commercial), regulators, network operators, manufacturers, research institutes all keen to promote the technical, economic and social benefits of DRM.

The Brazilian DRM Platform unites researchers, broadcasters, manufacturers as well as other public or private organisations. Their aim is to promote DRM in Brazil and explain how this efficient standard, “without any secrets”, can best give access to content that is relevant to as many Brazilian listeners as possible, wherever they are and whenever they want it.  

For more information on the event on October 1st and DRM in Brazil please contact Marcelo Goedert, the DRM Brazilian representative: or write to

In my reasoning, the implication of Brazil going DRM is we would have a Western hemisphere model for DRM conversion in North America. Also, Brazil's manufacturing sector would be an ideal location for home-grown DRM receivers.