Radio Pakistan joins DRM

Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) has announced the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) as a new member of the Consortium. 

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, also known as Radio Pakistan, is a public radio broadcasting network, as well as a mass-media state-owned big corporation in Pakistan. 

It provides a wide range of radio and news services broadcast on TV, internet and radio and in almost two dozen languages used in Pakistan.

PBC's programmes aim to entertain people through music, features, and plays, while educating the overseas audience about Pakistan, its culture and government and the world.

At national level, PBC broadcasts in 23 different state-recognized languages 24-hours a day. 

Its external services programmes are broadcast eight hours a day in 10 different foreign languages, covering Western, Southern, Eastern, Northern Asia and some parts of Eastern Europe.

Syed Imran Gardezi, Director General of PBC said, "The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation is interested in introducing the latest digital technologies for the benefit of the Pakistani listeners.  As such we are happy to join the DRM Consortium as we are embarking on the modernisation and digitisation of our infrastructures.”

Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Chairman, sees this "as a serious commitment of PBC to the latest radio technologies like the DRM standard and a chance for the DRM Consortium to strengthen its position in Asia and to learn more from an important market like Pakistan."

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