Digital Radio Apr 13, 2008 2:52:41 GMT -5
Post by Flash on Apr 13, 2008 2:52:41 GMT -5
If You are like minded please sign this IARBA Petition and join us in asking the Minister and the ACMA to reverse the previous governments unfair ban on new entries to Digital radio. With the inclusion of DRM theres plenty of room for left out community stations narrowcast and narrowband and new entrants.
Senator the Hon
Minister for Broadband,
Communications and the
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE
GOVERNMENT IN THE SENATE
Canberra ACT 2600
We the digitally undersigned ask that in the interests of media diversity, fairness and good planning that you reverse the the previous governments unfair ban on new entries into Digital radio.
We ask that you consider a two-tiered Digital Radio implementation that includes the DRM Standard so that country areas will not be left out of access to Digital Radio. As you may be aware DAB Plus performs poorly outside metropolitan areas.
We ask that DRM be included both for those broadcasting stations left out of current DAB Plus proposals: existing community stations, narrowcasters, narrowband stations and also that it be included for new entrants.
We also ask that in any strategy that your department undertakes to promote Digital Receivers, that any such promotion includes those models that can receive both the DAB Plus and DRM Standards.
DRM can fit 8 CD-quality stations into the same amount of bandwidth that DAB uses. DRM is the worlds only, open standard, universal, digital on-air system. Peter Senger, Chairman of DRM: "DRM is a great way to enjoy not only international radio stations, but also some local and national radio. In many countries, particularly those with large rural areas, the combination of DRM and DAB gives broadcasters a tailor-made way to upgrade to digital radio and give their listeners access to a greater range of stations than ever before."