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Last Updated: 29.04.2013
 
ITU-ABU-AIBD Regional Workshop on “Digital Broadcasting Implementation”  

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), and the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) are jointly organizing the ITU-ABU-AIBD Regional Workshop on “Digital Broadcasting Implementation”, to be held on 4-5 March 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This event is supported by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), Republic of Korea.

The Regional Workshop on “Digital Broadcasting Implementation” aims to provide expert knowledge and information on the road to digitalization focusing on the main issues like frequency planning, spectrum management, digital broadcast technologies, and alternative delivery methods as well as sharing some of the case studies and experiences of digital migration transition roadmaps and efforts from the region.

To register for this regional workshop, participants are kindly requested to complete the Registration Form and send to the e-mail addresses indicated in the form, by 13 February 2013 at the latest. Hotel reservations can be made using the Hotel Reservation Form.

The ITU is pleased to provide partial fellowship to the Least Developing Countries (LDCs) and Small Islands Developing States (SIDs) for three days DSA to one participant per country duly authorized by the respective ITU Administrations from LDCs and SIDs of the Asia-Pacific region, subject to available budget and for full participation at this workshop.

Fellowships are subject to availability of funds and are for full participation at this workshop. Applicants requesting a partial fellowship are required to submit the fellowship request form duly signed by their Administration, together with the registration form, no later than 5 February 2013 as per the details provied in the form. Please be informed that no fee will be charged for this workshop.

For further information, please feel free to contact Ms. Sireerat Bunnag (sireerat.bunnag@itu.int) and Ms. Tanitta Virayavanich (tanitta.virayavanich@itu.int).

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AGENDA  

Planning and implementation of digital broadcasting services, both in radio and TV, is and has been one of the daunting tasks for the broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific region. The task has been made even more difficult with fast changing digital technologies and tight budgets that the broadcasters in region are confronted with.

This two day workshop will aim to provide expert knowledge and information on the road to digitalization focusing on the main issues like frequency planning, spectrum management, digital broadcast technologies, and alternative delivery methods as well as sharing some of the case studies and experiences of digital transition roadmaps and efforts from the region.
 

Monday 4 March 2013 (DAY 1)

08:00-09:00
 
Registration  (in front of SAFIR Hall)
09:00-09:25 Opening Session  
 
  • Welcome Remarks
     
Rabi K C
Programme Manager / Broadcast Engineer, AIBD
 
  Istvan Bozsoki
ITU
09:00-09:25
 
Keynote Address by Chief Guest Dato’ Mohd Ali Hanafiah Mohd Yunus
Chief Officer, Industry Development and Resource Planning, MCMC-Malaysia
 
09:30-11:00 SESSION 1: RESULTS OF DIGITAL MIGRATION ROADMAP PROJECT AND COUNTRY OUTCOMES
 
  Istvan Bozsoki [biodata]
ITU
 
  Peter Chu [biodata]
Consultant, Hong Kong SAR
  Hamed Kachawri
Member of Spectrum Management, ATRA-Afghanistan
 
  Somphone Syhalath
Director of Frequency Management Division, Minitry of Posts and Telecommunications, Laos
 
  Coffee/Tea break
11:30-12:30 SESSION 2: CASE STUDIES / ISSUES FOR DIGITAL BROADCASTING IMPLEMENTATION
 
  Nguyen Anh Tuan [biodata]
Chairman of Specialist Working Group on Technology (ASEAN Digital Broadcasting Meeting-COCI-AMRI)
 
  Alan Turner
General Manager, Kordia Solutions, New Zealand
 
  Lunch break
14:00-15:30 SESSION 3: FREQUENCY AND COVERAGE PLANNING FOR DIGITAL SERVICES AND DIGITAL DIVIDEND
 
  Thomas Wächter [biodata]
Head of Product Management, Media Broadcast GmbH, Germany
 
  Istvan Bozsoki
ITU
 
  Lunch break
16:00-17:30 SESSION 4: DIGITAL BROADCASTING IMPLEMENTATION: EXPERIENCES FROM THE REGION
 
  Experiences from the region: Digital Transition and Implementation
 
  Azlina Mohd Yusof
Director, Digital Switchover Department, MCMC-Malaysia
 
  Oyuntsetseg Baasanjav
Officer of Space and Radio Communications Division, ICTPA-Mongolia
 
  Vannak Oum
Deputy Director General Dept. of Information & Broadcasting, Cambodia
 
  Kanit Sunchatavirul
Assistant to the Chairman of National Broadcasting Commission, Thailand
 
  Myo Win
Chief Engineer, Myanmar Radio & Television
 
   
   

Tuesday 5 March 2013 (DAY 2)

09:30-10:30 SESSION 5: DIGITAL BROADCASTING TECHNOLOGIES
 
  Alex Ng
Manager, APAC Sales Support, Harris Corporation
 
  Masayuki ITO
Deputy Director, Broadcasting Technology Division, Information and Communications Bureau, MIC-Japan
 
10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea break
11:00-12:30 Li Lei Lei
Senior Engineer, Academy of Broadcasting Planning, SARFT-China
 
  Lindsay Cornell
Technical Committee Chair, World DMB / Principal Systems Architect, BBC
 
  Ruxandra Obreja
Chair, DRM Consortium
Head of Digital Radio Development BBC World Service
 
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:30 Milos Pavlovic
LS Telecom AG
 
  Holger Meinzer
Media Broadcast GmbH, Germany 
15:30-16:00 Coffee/Tea break
16:00-17:30 SESSION 7: MOVING AHEAD WITH DIGITAL IMPLEMENTATION: SETTING UP DIGITAL TRIALS
 
  Hock Leong Tan
Manager, Broadcast Solutions, Rohde & Schwarz
 
  Closing Session  
 
  • Closing Remarks
     
Bahadir Gurlier
Specialist Engineer, ABU
 
 
  • Closing Remarks
     
Istvan Bozsoki
ITU
 
 
  • Closing Remarks
     
Rabi KC
Programme Manager, Broadcast Engineer, AIBD
 

End of Workshop

AT A GLANCE  

Dates:
4-5 March 2013

Registration Deadline:
13 February 2013

Fellowship Deadline:
5 February 2013

Location: The Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organised by: ITU, ABU, AIBD

Contact: For detailed information, please contact

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

Ms. Tanitta Virayavanich
ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Email: tanitta.virayavanich@itu.int
 
HOST & ORGANISER  
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