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ABU TV Market Forum


25 – 26 March 2013 | Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

The ABU will run a special two-day high-level Forum during the Kuala Lumpur Content and Creative Industry Market (KLCCIM) in March 2013 to engage the region’s broadcasting industry and lay the foundations for the inaugural ABU TV Program Market in 2014.

The Forum will be a platform to harness ABU members’ and partners’ experience in selling and buying program content in international markets, co-production partnering, value-added incentives and associated activities. 

During the exchange of ideas and brainstorming, the participants will identify formats, strategies and mechanisms for establishing the ABU TV Program Market from 2014 as a successful venture serving not only the ABU community but the broadcasting industry in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.


Around 70 participants are invited, mainly CEOs, senior programming specialists (program heads, commissioning editors, international acquisitions heads etc) from ABU member broadcasters and major international broadcasters with a significant existing interest in the region, plus specialist TV market experts from organisations around the world, including broadcasting unions, major distributors, program buyers and sellers and specialist service providers.


The Forum format will be a series of workshops utilising a combination of presentations, discussions and brainstorming across a range of topics related to establishing and running a successful TV market. The following is a provisional Program Outline to be expanded as key issues are refined and presenters are confirmed.

Day One will start with a specialist presentations from eminent experts from the region to set the scene for the discussions of the day. The day will then proceed with focus groups by experts each examining a key issue to be considered by the Forum. The afternoon of Day One will feature leaders from the morning sessions giving a brief round-up summarising the major issues of their group, with discussion and Q&A from the wider group.  They will also foreshadow the focus groups on Day Two.

 Day Two will start with the official opening of the inaugural KLCCIM, providing you with an opportunity to see and participate in a venture of wider significance for the region’s creative industries. Afterwards, the Forum will resume with larger parallel focus groups, each group discussing particular issues drawn from Day One. Day Two will end with an open session moderated by the ABU Secretary-General to draw all the strands together and set down a draft Plan of Action for the TV Market in 2014.

Hotel Accommodation & Registration
The ABU has partnered with the following hotels to offer our delegates conveniently located accommodation. To secure your hotel reservation, please download and submit your complete registration form to us by 1st March 2013.

Impiana KLCC Hotel (

Deluxe Room (Single) incl. 1 breakfast


Deluxe Room (Double) incl. 2 breakfasts


Club Deluxe (Single) incl. 1 breakfast


For event details, contact:
Olya Booyar
Senior Project Manager for ABU TV Market
Tel: +603 2284 6172