Brazil Pushes Forward With HD Radio
November 1, 2006 at 9:44 AM (PT)
IBIQUITY DIGITAL CORPORATION, the developer and licenser of digital HD Radio technology, announced that BRAZILIAN broadcasters have formed the "BRAZILIAN ALLIANCE FOR DIGITAL RADIO" to promote and support the deployment of HD Radio technology in that country. The announcement is the latest development in the country's increasingly rapid adoption of the HD Radio system. There are 16 stations in BRAZIL broadcasting with HD Radio technology to a coverage area of 30 million people.
"With such a strong base of broadcasters in place and many more stations planning to upgrade to HD Radio technology in the coming months, we felt the time was right to establish an alliance for broadcasters to share their experiences and to work collectively on promoting the technology," said BRAZILIAN ALLIANCE FOR DIGITAL RADIO Coordinator ACACIO COSTA. "The Alliance already has close to 2,500 affiliated radio stations that will support its efforts. Our Alliance is also working closely with receiver manufacturers to support their product development and entry into the market."