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Last Updated: 17.03.2012
 
ITU Regional Workshop on Transition from Analogue to DTTB  

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is organizing a regional workshop on “Transition from Analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting (DTTB)”, to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 2 March 2012. This event is joingly organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) with support from Korea Communications Commission (KCC); and is organized back to back with the ITU Asia Pacific Centres of Excellence Training on the same subject from 27 February - 1 March 2012.

The ITU ASP COE Training (27 Feb - 1 Mar 2012), aims to build knowledge on status of DTTB migration in the Asia-Pacific region, country experiences on building national roadmaps for transition to DTTB, migration experiences for various digital terrestrial television standards and international practices on Digital Dividend while imparting skills on development of national roadmaps for transition to DTTB and planning Analogue Switch Off (ASO). The course will provide participants with necessary theoretical background, practical experiences, concrete exercises and hands-on practice so that they develop an in-depth understanding of the key strategic issues involved in this area. The provisional agenda is placed at Annex 1a.

The Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop (2 March 2012) aims to discuss the recently developed guidelines for carrying out on smooth transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region, share experiences of countries on developing national roadmaps and brainstorm on the way forward in its implementation . The provisional agenda of the workshop is placed at Annex 1b.

The ITU ASP COE Training and the Regional Workshop is addressed to Policy Makers, Regulators, Broadcast Engineers, Corporate Executives and Managers, Administrators and Officials dealing with migration from analogue to digital broadcasting.

Participants are invited to download and print the documents needed for the event. For further information, please feel free to contact Mr. Ashish Narayan (ashish.narayan@itu.int) for ITU ASP COE training workshop and Ms. Sireerat Bunnag (Sireerat.bunnag@itu.int) for Regional Workshop.

To register for this training workshop, participants are kindly requested to complete the attached registration (Annex 2) and send it to the e-mail addresses indicated in the form, by 15 February 2012 at the latest. Hotel reservations can be made using the attached form (Annex 3b) directly with the hotel with information to the host Ms. Umaporn Chansivanont (umaporn_beau@hotmail.com).

For ease of reference, useful information for participants is attached in Annex 4. Please be informed that no training fee is being applied for this workshop. The ITU is pleased to provide the Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) to Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for the events under the framework of ITU KCC project and in accordance with the ITU rules applicable. Applicants requesting for fellowship are required to submit the fellowship request form (Annex 3a) duly signed by their Administration together with the registration form no later than 31 January 2012. However, we reserve the priority to those who have already submitted the fellowship form since November 2011 and will require only an email to reinstate their applications before due date.

Those participants requiring an entry visa to Thailand are requested to contact their local Embassy of Thailand for information well in advance.

AGENDA  
Friday, 2 March 2012
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:15 Opening Session
 
  • Welcome Remarks
    Dr. Eun-Ju Kim, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
09:15-10:30 Session 1: Status of Migration from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting for Asia-Pacific Region

Objective:
To provide an overview of the migration from analogue to digital broadcasting in Asia-Pacific region including Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting, Mobile Television and Digital Archives
.

Moderator: Mr. Kikwon Kim, ITU/BDT [presentation
]
  • World-wide Digital Television Migration Current Status
    Mr Pham Nhu Hai, ITU-R
    [presentation
    ]
     
  • Status of Migration in Asia Pacific - Focus on Digital Archives
    Mr Colin J Knowles, ITU Expert
    [presentation
    , Mind Map]
     
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Session 2: Guidelines for the Transition from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting

Objective:
To discuss the guidelines for the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in Asia Pacific region.

Moderator: Mr. Istvan Bozsoki, ITU/BDT
  • Guidelines for the Transition from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting
    Mr Peter Walop, ITU Expert
    [presentation
    ]
     
  • [___]
    Mr Colin J Knowles, ITU Expert
    [presentation
    , discussion topics ]
12:00-12:30 Session 3: Emergency Response

Objective:
To learn how the media response to recent flooding situation in Thailand.

Moderator: Ms Sireerat Bunnag, ITU/BDT
  • How Thai Media Responses to Recent Flood Crisis 2011
    Mr Anothai Udomsilp, Thai Public Broadcasting Service
    [presentation
    ]
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:45 Session 4: Country Presentations on Development of Roadmap

Objective:
To present the national roadmaps developed by countries under ITU-KCC project assistance and the implementation status.

Moderator: Ms. Sireerat Bunnag, ITU/BDT
  • Cambodia
    Mr Raksmey Peth, Ministry of Information
    [presentation
    ]
     
  • Mongolia
    Ms Uranchimeg Andrai, ICTPA
    [presentation
    ]
     
  • Nepal
    Mr Anup Nepal, Ministry of Information and Communications
    [presentation
    ]
     
  • Sri Lanka
    Mr Helasiri Ranatunga, TRCSL
    [presentation
    ]
     
  • Tonga
    Mr Paula Pouvalu Mau, Ministry of Information & Communications
    [presentation
    ]
14:45-15:15 Guest Speaker from NHK Japan:
  • Digital Migration, ASO, Emergency Broadcasting in Japan
    Mr Tomofumi Yoshimi, NHK, Japan
    [presentation
    ]
15:15-15:40 Coffee Break
15:40-16:30 Session 5: Multimedia Service

Objective:
To understand the digital technologies trend e.g. IPTV, Mobile TV.

Moderator: Ms. Sireerat Bunnag, ITU/BDT
  • Digital Convergency - Future of IP Video
    Mr Ted Hsiung, Chief Marketing Officer, Digital Home Product Line, Carrier Software Business Unit, Huawei
    [presentation
    ]
     
  • Reinventing the TV Experience
    Mr Anupon Tajawanno, Business Development Manager, Cisco System (Thailand)

    [presentation
    ]
16:30-17:15 Session 6: Transition from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting in Asia-Pacific: Challenges and Way Forward

Objective:
To discuss the challenges and way forward on implementation of the roadmaps developed as well as future areas of assistance

Moderator: Mr Ashish Narayan, ITU/BDT
                 Mr James Sinclair, AIBD

Panellists:
  • Mr Istvan Bozsoki, ITU/BDT
  • Mr Kikwon Kim, ITU/BDT
  • Mr Pham Nhu Hai, ITU/BR
  • Representatives from 5 pilot countries
17:15-17:30 Closing Session
 
  • Closing Remarks
    Dr. Eun-Ju Kim, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
   
At a Glance  

Dates:
2 March 2012

Location:
Renaissance Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Organised by: ITU, NBTC, AIBD, ABU

Contact: For detailed information, please contact

Mr. Ashish Narayan
ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Email: ashish.narayan@itu.int

Ms. Sireerat Bunnag
ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Email: sireerat.bunnag@itu.int

For Hotel Reservation, please contact,
Ms. Umaporn Chansivanont
Email: umaporn_beau@hotmail.com

Target Audience:
  • Policy makers
  • Regulators
  • Broadcast Engineers
  • Executive and Managers
  • Administrators and officials dealing with Imigration from analogue to digital broadcasting
     
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