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ITU Sub-Regional Seminar and Ministerial Roundtable for CEE

 

ITU Sub-Regional Seminar and Ministerial Round Table on Switchover from Analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting in Central and Eastern Europe will be held from 27-29 April 2009, at the National Assembly House in Belgrade, Serbia. This meeting has been organized by the International Telecommunication Union and the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society, the Republic of Serbia.

The Sub-Regional Seminar and the Ministerial Round Table is an opportunity for a high-level dialogue on switchover from analogue to digital terrestrial television broadcasting, and is aimed to consider the most important technical, regulatory and economic aspects. The objective of the meeting is to discuss in particular the following issues:

* Challenges of digital broadcasting (technical, economic and regulatory issues)
* Experience and trends of migration to digital television and radio broadcasting
* Harmonization of technical, economic and regulatory issues concerning analog to digital switchover

The Ministerial Round Table is an integral part of the programme of the Seminar with the participation of the Ministers from the Central and Eastern Europe. It will be chaired by Dr Hamadoun Touré, the ITU Secretary General and H.E. Minister Jasna Matić, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Society, the Republic of Serbia.

Please note that the meeting will be held in English. Moreover there is no fee for participation in this meeting, nevertheless the costs related to travel, accommodation, insurance, etc. need to be covered by the participants.

Draft Agenda and the Background Materials  
 

 

Day One, Monday, 27 April 2009

 

08.30 – 09.30

Registration

09.30 – 10.00

Opening Ceremony: Welcoming Addresses

  • H.E. Mr Jasna Matić, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Society,  Republic of Serbia

  • Dr Hamadoun Tou, ITU Secretary General

  • Mr Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau 

10.00 12.00

Ministerial Round Table  

  • Background Presentation for the ITU Ministerial Round Table on Switchover from Analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting in Central and Eastern Europe

12.00 12.30

Summary of the Ministerial Round Table Discussion

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.00

Session 1 (Chaired by Serbian Ministry)

  • Keynote address

  • Challenges on the ITU  for the Switchover process (ITU-BR, ITU-BDT)

15.00 – 16.30

 

Session 2 (Chaired by Mr. Petko Kantchev)

  • Country Case Studies (Serbia, Hungary)

  • Presentation of the ITU Case Studies (Serbia, Poland, Hungary, Germany)

16:30 – 17:00

Summary of the first day by Chairperson

 

Day Two, Tuesday, 28 April 2009

 

09.00 – 12.00

Session 3 (Chaired by Mr. Péter Vári)

  • Country Case Studies (Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia)

  • Country Case Studies (Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Presentation of the ITU Case Studies (Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia)

12.00 – 13.30

Lunch

13:30 – 15.00

Session 4: (Chaired by ITU-BR)

  • Frequency Questions

  • SFN and/or MFN

  • Digital Dividend

15:00 – 15.30

Coffee - break

15.30 – 16.30

Session 5: (Chaired by ITU-BR)

  • SD and/or HD

  • Mobile or Fixed Digital Terrestrial TV

16:30 – 17:00

Summary of the second day by Chairperson

      19.00

Cocktail Reception

 

Day Three, Wednesday, 29 April 2009

 

9.30 – 10.00

Morning Coffee

10.00 - 12.00

Round Table: (Chaired by Serbian Ministry)

  • Harmonization of spectrum, economic and regulatory issues concerning analog switch-off  in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Way forwards

12.30 – 13.30

Closing Remarks

  • ITU representative

  • Boris Barjaktarović, State Secretary at the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society, Republic of Serbia

 

General Information  

Dates: 27-29 April 2009
Registration Deadline: 22 April 2009
Participation:
Telecommunication Administrations, Regulatory Authorities, Public and Private Stakeholders dealing with the Broadcasting from Central and Eastern Europe
Location:
National Assembly House, Belgrade, Serbia (14 King Milan’s Street)
Organizers: ITU and Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society, Republic of Serbia
ITU Contact: Istvan Bozsoki, Senior Telecommunication Engineer, BDT/ITU
Local Contact: Vladimir Stankovic, Advisor for International Cooperation, MTID, Republic of Serbia
 

Documents and downloads  

PRESENTATIONS: NEW!!!

PHOTOS: NEW!!!

 

Attend in order to

 
  • Discuss challenges of digital broadcasting (technical, economic and regulatory issues)
  • Share experiences and trends of migration to digital television and radio broadcasting
  • Foster harmonization of technical, economic and regulatory issues concerning analog to digital switchover
  • Identify key enablers of transition from analog to digital broadcasting

  • Determine vital needs to be addressed at the national and regional level

Key events for Central and Eastern Europe where you will find:

 
  • Ministerial round table on digital broadcasting
  • High-Level contributions from relevant regional institutions involved in digitalization process

  • Professionals dealing with broadcasting issues on daily basis
  • Best practices and presentations
  • Discussion panels

Who should attend?

 
  • Staff of telecommunication administrations, regulatory authorities, and institutions dealing with the issues of broadcasting from the following countries:

    • Albania

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    • Bulgaria

    • Croatia

    • Cyprus

    • Czech Republic

    • Estonia

    • Hungary

    • Latvia

    • Lithuania

    • Malta

    • Macedonia

    • Montenegro

    • Poland

    • Romania

    • Serbia

    • Slovakia

    • Slovenia

    • Turkey

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