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ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium to tackle NextGen issues

Broadcasters and industry leaders from the Asia-Pacific and around the world will gather in Kuala Lumpur in March to tackle some of most profound issues facing broadcasting today.

ABU Director Technology Sharad Sadhu says in the increasingly connected world, smart apps have put new devices in the hands of the consumers, generating demand for innovative services.

“Arguably, the most profound influence that the broadcasters will witness is the use of smart apps to capture content of choice on smart display devices,” he says.

The 2013 symposium, aptly themed “Next-Gen Media Space and the Connected World”, will feature presentations by experts, panel discussions, webinar and workshops, with exhibitions showcasing the latest broadcasting products and services. Several side-events will provide opportunities to industry leaders to convey their message to broadcasters and the industry at large.

Mr Sadhu says he is pleased with the level of support for this, the ninth Digital Broadcasting Symposium organised by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.

“Top broadcasting industry players are supporting symposium as principal and major sponsors,” he says.

The Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium (DRM) is the Principal Sponsor, with Harris, WorldDMB Forum, Sony, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, Grass Valley and Snell as Major Sponsors.

In addition, the Institut Penyiaran dan Penerangan Tun Abdul Razak (IPPTAR), the media training institute of the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture of the Government of Malaysia, is a Co-Sponsor of the Symposium.

“We are proud to have these leading industry players supporting the 2013 edition of the ABU DB Symposium,” Mr Sadhu says. “We highly value their long standing partnership with the ABU.”

The 2012 symposium attracted more than 1,000 participants from the Asia- Pacific region and beyond.

Registration details and further information is available via the conference website.