Friday, April 18, 2008

Axión launches Spanish website

Geneva, Switzerland – The broadcast operator Axión, a Spanish subsidiary of the DRM
Member TDF, has launched a Spanish website dedicated to DRM at . Several of DRM's Spanish members participated in the creation of the website, which displays DRM promotional activities in Spain. This is the Spanish extension of the Digital Radio Mondiale consortium website ( .)

The launch of a Spanish DRM website is a key Internet source for all those interested in
discovering information in Spanish about DRM. This will not only increase the understanding of the DRM system but will also describe its commercial roll out in Spain. Besides detailed technical information on the system, the website has the facility for visitors to listen to the excellent quality of the DRM digital sound and to compare it with the traditional analogue sound. The Internet user can view the latest developments in DRM radio receivers and download the DRM live, on air, broadcast schedule. The DRM Consortium and the Spanish Platform, in which Axión actively takes part, provide the Internet user with complete and up-to-date news about Digital Radio Mondiale. Click and view the new DRM website in Spanish on

Axión is a broadcasting and transport networks operator and a service provider for both digital and analogue radio and television, mobile and fixed phone, as well as other communication services. Following its parent company, TDF, Axión has collaborated in the impulse of Digital Radio as the only independent operator who possesses a mediumwave broadcasting network.

Last year, Axión took part with Cadena Ser, the University of the Basque Country and the equipment’s supplier Vimesa in broadcasting DRM tests. These began last June from Pozuelo tower (Madrid) in order to evaluate the benefits of the technology. In cooperation with COPE radio and the University of Vigo, Axión initiated broadcasting in DRM at Zamora, simulcasting in analogue and digital. Further information on Axion is available from .
(Source: NASB Newsletter, April 2008) ------