The Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Consortium is delighted to welcome the Indonesian public broadcaster, Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) as a member of the Consortium. DRM and RRI have also signed a cooperation agreement to introduce the DRM technology in Indonesia starting in 2016.
The cooperation agreement was signed on behalf of RRI by Mrs R. Niken Widiastuti (President) and Mr M. Rohanudin (Technology and New Media Director), during the Asia Broadcasting Union's General Assembly meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. The DRM Consortium was represented by the DRM Chairman, Mrs Ruxandra Obreja and Vice Chair, Mr Alexander Zink.
Mr Sunarya Ruslan, Head of Supervisory Board of Radio Republik Indonesia, said: "This is the first step for RRI to implement digital radio to serve the people of Indonesia."
Mr Rohanudin, added: "Digitisation of broadcasting is the first point of entry of new technologies into a country that consists of islands like Indonesia. Its presence must have the support of all parties to convince the Indonesian society of using this technology."
Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium Chairman, is delighted to have the Consortium working so closely with RRI: " The DRM trial and workshop earlier in the year opened up possibilities and interest in a key Asian market like Indonesia, whose needs can be excellently met by DRM".
(DRM Consortium Press Release)