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The 2015 ABU Technology Webinar Festival

The fifth consecutive year webinar festival was organised by ABU Technology to provide information on latest developments in broadcasting. It is a series of online webinars offered free of charge to all ABU members and others in the industry.

The festival was conducted from 17 Aug to 21 Sep, 2015 that included presentations on different aspects and applications of broadcast technology. Each webinar session was around 90mins with content taken from various recent ABU Technology Department events. The webinar sessions were run twice each day, one session in the morning and then the same repeated in the afternoon. This was to facilitate the participation of attendees from different time zones.

This year the webinar sessions were grouped under the following main themes, with a total of 24 days of webinar sessions presented more than a month long series.

  • Spectrum Issues in Broadcasting
  • Workflow and Media Management: IP production, Archiving, Delivery
  • Media Evolution: Integrated Broadcast-Broadband, Over-The-Top, UHDTV-1 (4K), Cloud
  • Digital Radio Technologies, Implementations and Updates: Hybrid Radio, DRM, DAB+
  • Digital Television: HbbTV, Next Generation TV

A total of 800 participant-sessions from 84 organisations in 36 countries attended the webinar festival.