Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Jordan (TRC) will host a two-day DAB+ workshop and DAB+ demonstration, jointly organised by WorldDAB and Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU).
A selection of JRTV and commercial radio stations will be on-air on DAB+ at the time of the workshop, permitting participants to experience DAB+ first hand. WorldDAB members GatesAir and Factum Radioscape have provided equipment for the demonstration.
WorldDAB has seen growing interest in digital radio across the Arab States:
With capacity constraints on FM spectrum and increasing competition from other platforms, DAB+ is enabling radio to remain relevant and secure its future in a digital world, with a platform that is secure, reliable, and free-to-air.
The ASBU has recommended members adopt DAB+ as the delivery platform for broadcast radio. Broadcasters in the region are becoming more aware of the opportunities presented by DAB+ digital radio – offering increased spectrum efficiency, lower distribution costs, and more choice for radio listeners.
With more and more DAB+ case studies available from countries that have already rolled out DAB+ across Europe and Asia Pacific, interest in digital radio from the Arab States is anticipated to continue to grow.
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