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ABU TV Song Festival available for broadcast

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union has announced the conditions under which broadcasters around the world will be able to screen the region’s newest international TV song festival.

The inaugural ABU Television Song Festival gala concert showcasing up to 11 of the best acts in the Asia-Pacific will take place in Seoul, Korea, on 14 October during the Union’s 49th General Assembly.

Korean host broadcaster KBS will record the two-hour concert in KBS Hall and make it available to broadcasters around the world.

Ms Hanizah Hamzah, Senior Executive (TV) at the ABU says participating ABU members can screen the show for free.

“Non-participating ABU member organisations or non-member organisations throughout the world may broadcast the show after the participating ABU member organisation in the same country or territory completes its initial broadcast,” she says.

A fee and agreement negotiated with the ABU will cover all kinds of television broadcasting, including terrestrial, cable, and satellite, for non-downloadable live streaming on the Internet transmitted simultaneously with television broadcast, and also for the non-downloadable, live streaming, non-profit catch-up services online. 

Participating organisations and their performers in the TV Song Festival are:

  1. CCTV, China- Caofujia
  2. KBS, South Korea- Girls Generation
  3. MEDIACORP, Singapore- Taufik Batisah
  4. MTV, Sri Lanka- Arjuna & Shanika
  5. NHK, Japan- Perfume
  6. RTA, Afghanistan- Hamid Shakizada
  7. RTM, Malaysia- Hafiz
  8. SBS, Australia- Havana Brown
  9. TVB, Hong Kong-Alfred Hui
  10. TVRI, Indonesia- Maria Calista
  11. VTV, Vietnam- Le Viet Anh

For further information, contact Ms Hanizah Hamzah, Senior Executive (TV) at