Friday, October 06, 2006

Digital Broadcasters | Singapore DAB | Radio Australia on Rediffusion

Another reminder from Digital Broadcasters Vendor News.

Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in Singapore is developing strongly with a fair selection of DAB digital audio receivers. In fact Singapore is one of the most advanced countries in the world implementing DAB.

A friend reminded me this week that it is fantastic to hear Radio Australia, the ABC’s international radio and online service on Singapore's digital DAB broadcaster, Rediffusion Singapore. The service just started in September.

The digital broadcasts follow approval from the Media Development Authority of Singapore for Radio Australia to broadcast 24/7 in English and 90 minutes per day in Mandarin on Rediffusion's digital platform.

For the statistics minded, the Refiffusion Singapore service is Radio Australia’s tenth re-broadcaster operation and another round the clock outlet across Asia-Pacific. Other terrestrial re-broadcast radio stations are in the cities of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Port- Moresby, Dili, Honiara, Suva, Nadi, Port-Vila and Nuku’alofa.

Last June meanwhile, Radio Australia commissioned new digital shortwave transmitters in Brandon, Queensland, to complement its Pacific shortwave service and its growing network of 160 relays and rebroadcasting partners in 40 Asia Pacific countries as those mentioned above.

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