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ABU DBS 2015 officially opened this morning at Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

  • A good platform for the broadcasting and content industry players to gain a better insight into the host of possibilities offered by DTT, says the Malaysian Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Dato’ Jailani Johary .
  • ABU Secretary-General, Dr Javad Mottaghi pledged for adequate spectrum  in the interest of the public.

The ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium  2015 was officially opened this morning at Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur by the Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia of  Malaysia. Dato’ Jailani Johary congratulated ABU for organising the symposium and said that his ministry is happy to support and be part of it.

The Government’s vision, he added, is to provide free-to-air DTT transmission offering new and sophisticating content to 98% of Malaysians by 2017. The Deputy Minister underlined also the role Digitalisation could play in addressing urgent issues such as climate change and disaster preparedness.

In his opening remarks, ABU Secretary-General, Dr Javad Mottaghi recalled the main task for broadcasters is to deliver content and to reach the public. To do so, spectrum is of vital importance, he said. ABU will continue collaborating with other broadcasting unions on the spectrum issue. Commenting on this year’s main theme at DBS, Dr Mottaghi said that “an inability to deliver on different platforms could result in a lost opportunity for broadcasters”.

The industry keynote address this morning was delivered by Joan Warner, Asia-Pacific Chair of WorldDMB, which is the main sponsor of DBS 2015. She made an overview of the current status of Digital Radio and the DAB+ technology in various parts of the world, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

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