Transition from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting in Africa and Asia-Pacific (9GLO12070)
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan (MIC, Japan) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) agree to implement this project in line with the expected ITU Asia-Pacific Regional Initiative (ASP RI 2011-2014) and the Africa Regional Initiative (AFR RI 2011-2014) on “Digital Broadcasting” as decided during the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2010.
The project would update the information in the existing ITU guidelines on analogue to digital terrestrial television broadcasting and mobile television keeping in view its application to all ITU regions. Develop a database for providing information about the transition worldwide and collect case studies. It would also include additional sections on Satellite Television, IPTV and Over-The-TOP (OTT) broadcasting. In addition, it would assist four to six countries in Africa and Asia-Pacific region on developing national roadmaps based on demand from countries. These resources will also be used for developing human capacity through 2 to 3 trainings / workshops for Members in Asia-Pacific and Africa.