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ABU enhances members’ skills in hybrid broadcasting

The ABU continues to lead the way in helping its members make the most of new hybrid broadcasting technologies.

The Union’s Technology Department will conduct a workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Integrated Broadcast Broadband (IBB) and Over-the-Top (OTT) Services from 29 September to 1 October 2015.

More than 60 participants from 15 countries will share their experiences during 12 sessions over three days covering a variety of technologies, infrastructures and services connected with IBB and OTT. A number of panel discussions and demonstrations sessions have been planned.

Director of ABU Technology Dr Amal Punchihewa said that through its partnerships, the ABU attracted eight industry speakers and five speakers from the Union’s broadcast membership. From this year onwards AIBD will be partner for this workshop. The workshop will provide an introduction to three key IBB technologies – HbbTV, Hybridcast and OHTV, and services such as catch-up, on-demand and live streaming that could be offered through the Internet.

“The challenges faced by broadcasters in planning and implementing IBB services will be discussed,” he said.

This will be the third workshop in the series on IBB and OTT Technologies and Services that started in November 2013.