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DBS-2015 streamlined for better value

This year’s ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium has been streamlined to ensure that no-one misses out on presentations, workshops or exhibits. 

The organisers say the exhibition areas in the Kuala Lumpur venue have been redesigned to provide a “seamless flow” between exhibitors while the program itself has been re-formatted to reduce the number of parallel sessions so no attendees will miss sessions of interest to them.

ABU Technology Director Dr Amal Punchihewa says the agenda for the 3-6 March 2015 event will have fewer presentations marketing products and services and more opportunities to educate and create awareness of the challenges and issues that broadcasters are facing.

“Delegates and visitors can expect hot topics such as OTT, high dynamic range, UHDTV, cloud technologies and services and spectrum, with many demonstrations of technologies including UHDTV-2 or 8K,” he says. 

Some of the topics that will be discussed at this year’s symposium include HDR, spectrum, OTT and cloud technologies.

He says digitalisation has been discussed over many years in the Asia-Pacific region, but only a few countries are working on switchover plans.

“Countries that are yet to commence working on a proper plan need act swiftly to avoid lagging behind too far and to take advantage of operational efficiencies,” Dr Punchihewa says. “Broadcasters need to work closely with spectrum regulators in their respective countries.”

Entitled “Enabling Change Smartly”, DBS-2015 aims to address regional issues and challenges while keeping a close watch on future trends and learning from other regions. It also aims to expose ABU members, media personnel and organisations to possible solutions and business propositions from regional and global stakeholders to make their operations effective and efficient.

The WorldDMB, the digital radio technology provider, is the principal sponsor for DBS-2015 for the second consecutive year and a number of new major sponsors have come on board.

More information and registration is available at the Symposium website.