Prasar Bharati plans to introduce digital audio broadcasting for All India Radio (AIR). The pilot project has been prepared and the proposal for six channels has been sent to the government for sanction. The content of these channels will include both news and entertainment. The cost of the project works out to Rs 8 crore to Rs 10 crore for the metros.
The advantages that digital audio broadcasting would bring with it are better sound quality, disturbance-free audio, capacity expansion and lower power consumption. The finer details of digital audio broadcasting will be available once the project gets a go-ahead.