Research & Development

Abstract

Radio is entering the digital era, where services are delivered from the Studio to the Receiver, entirely in the Digital domain. The Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) System developed within the Eureka 147 Project and now standardised by the European Telecommunications Standards Insitute provides the means to deliver high-quality Digital Radio services to the listener. In the United Kingdom, the BBC is pioneering the introduction of Digital Radio services by establishing a national transmission network for DAB, and exploring the potential of DAB to deliver exciting new programming that would have previously been impossible using existing analogue AM/FM radio systems.