Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ABU DB Symposium 2013 Offers Fascinating Line-up, Attracts Broadcasting Industry

Many leading industry players are participating in the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2013 and contributing to it in various ways. The symposium, with the theme Next-Gen Media Space and the Connected World, 9th in the series, is organised by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union as a key forum towards development of the industry in Asia-Pacific and other regions of the broadcasting world. This Year's offering is a mix of conference, workshops, a 60 booth exhibition and several value-add workshops and meetings conducted by other organisations. Last year's DB Symposium attracted more than 1000 participants. The event is closely supported by the leading lights in the broadcasting industry from the equipment manufacturers, system integrators, transmission network integrators, frequency planners, Internet and broadcast service providers, digital system proponents
and regulatory agencies.

The event will have an equipment exhibition with participation from Harris, WorldDMB, Sony, Grass Valley, Ideal Systems, Playbox Technology, Nevion, Conax, Front Porch Digital, Tektronix, Nautel, Measat, Rohde & Schwarz, Net Insight, Miranda, Kathrein, LS telcom, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting, Mahajak, Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup, Exir Broadcasting, EMS Test Measurement, Gencom Technology, MediaCorp, VSN, RFS, SM CNS, Enensys, Lemo, Orban, Radio Television Malaysia and Asia Media. More are expected to join.

DB Symposium will also feature 16 dedicated workshops conducted by many of the above and also Dolby, DVB, Dalet and the ABU. The latter workshop will address TV content concepts and content creation. The main conference (6-8 March) features 11 sessions with 60 eminent speakers from all walks of the industry making presentations. The emphasis is on next generation services and employing Internet connectivity.

Six value-add workshops will be conducted alongside the symposium together with some other organisations. These are ITU-ABU-AIBD Workshop on Digital Migration, IPPTARABU Workshop on HDTV Operations, DRM Workshop, ABU Workshop on Implications of Broadcasters' Treaty, ABU Workshop on Olympic Sports Coverage and Production of Sporting Events and UNESCAP Workshop on EWB-Implementation and Operations.

We are pleased to have the Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium (DRM) as the Principal Sponsor of the Symposium. The six Major Sponsors of the event are Harris, WorldDMB Forum, Sony, the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission, Grass Valley and Snell. In addition, IPPTAR (the media training institute of the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture, Government of Malaysia, is a Co-Sponsor of the Symposium.

About the ABU
The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is a non-profit, non-government, professional association of broadcasting organisations, formed in 1964 to facilitate the development of broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region and to organise co-operative activities amongst its members. It currently has nearly 230 members in 60 countries, representing the who's who of the broadcasting industry and reaching a potential audience of more than 3.5 billion people.
For more information, please visit or contact Sharad Sadhu at Tel: +(603) 2282-4995.
Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union P.O. Box 12287, 50772 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Email: | Tel: +60-3 2282 -3592 | Fax: +60-32282-5292
(ABU Press Release)

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