Tieline Codecs Used to Launch Digital Radio in Australia...
Aug 7, 2009
ABC 720 Engineer Martin Roth with the Tieline i-Mix at Radio United
Tieline codecs were used by Australia’s national broadcaster the ABC, the Super Radio Network, Fairfax Media and others to celebrate Radio United, the launch of digital radio in Australia.
Traditional rivalries were set aside as more than 40 radio broadcasters across Australia participated in simultaneous live remote outside broadcasts to a combined potential audience of more than 8.5 million people.
"It is no surprise that Tieline codecs featured prominently during the launch,” said Charlie Gawley, Tieline’s Australasian Business Development Executive. “Tieline codecs are designed for HD and Digital Radio broadcasting and have been used widely in the US and Europe for some time across these networks.”
The Australian Government has chosen the DAB+ Digital Radio standard that delivers higher quality audio at lower bit rates than the original DAB standard. This provides more efficient use of radio spectrum and the ability to offer a wider choice of stations and channels.
Digital radio offers listeners:
- Extra radio channels with simpler tuning that deliver a wider choice of show and programming.
- Clearer sound and better reception plus features extra channels, pause and rewind radio, downloadable music, improvements to advertising capabilities, slideshows and scrolling text.
- Electronic Program Guides with updated news, sports and racing information.
View pictures from the event on Tieline's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tieline-Technology/86766793924?ref=ts.
For more information about digital radio in Australia, and the official launch, visit www.digitalradioplus.com.au.