The broadcasting industry is undergoing major transformation in the converged environment. The technologies driving the transmission, production and archiving are in the process of transitioning from analogue to digital creating new opportunities while posing new challenges.
Analogue TV is on the verge of obsolescence in most developed countries. Most developing and least developed countries however are in early stages of this significant technology transition. Many countries require technical support to develop their plans for such transition. The introduction of the digital broadcasting was endorsed by the region as one of the Regional Initiatives for Asia-Pacific by the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-10, Hyderabad, India, 24 May – 4 June 2010)
The objective of this project is to assist countries in Asia and the Pacific region in smooth transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television broadcasting with the following:
- Policy and regulatory framework for digital terrestrial television broadcasting through adaptation of comprehensive guideline developed by BDT for transition from analogue to digital broadcasting;
- Digital Broadcasting Master Plan for transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television broadcasting for selected countries;
- Enhanced skills of concerned experts on the digital broadcasting master plan for the transition and technologies including interactive multimedia services, Mobile TV, and IPTV.