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Packed agenda for 2013 ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium

Sixteen workshops and 11 special conference sessions will form the centrepiece of this year’s ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium.

The six-day event in Kuala Lumpur will start on 4 March 2013 with a workshop jointly organised by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) and will culminate in the ABU DBS Conference from 6-8 March 

ABU Technology Director Sharad Sadhu says the 16 specialised workshops will be conducted by industry leaders, with one of them addressing TV Content production. The Conference itself will have 11 sessions – one of them on Content Creation for Radio – plus five value-adding events.

Supporting the sessons will be 68 exhibition booths showcasing technological developments and broadcasting services around the Asia-Pacific and the world.

The ITU-ABU-AIBD workshop will focus on the digital implementation of broadcasting services, while and IPPTAR-ABU Workshop on High Definition TV Operations and Sports Coverage will provide training on operational aspects of HDTV production. 

A session by Digital Radio Mondiale will look at “DRM for AM Reviving and Changing the World and Asia Transmission and Distribution Landscape”, while an ABU workshop on copyright will discuss content-related copyright issues.

Mr Sadhu renewed his invitation to broadcasters, engineers, programmers and content creators, channel managers, business planners and senior management executives, urging them to register online at or through the symposium website: