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ABU discussed video encoding technologies at BroadcastAsia 2016

ABU jointly with DVB and SES organised and conducted a technology full day track during BCA-2016 addressing rapid changes in video encoding technologies and their latest developments. It discussed number of relevant topics including standardisation, different UHD formats, VR, OTT multicast and the future of terrestrial broadcast. Track also provided the latest DVB standards updates to streamline APAC broadcasters’ business strategies.

Ten speakers from Asia-Pacific region and beyond presented 10 sessions elaborating Standards, Transport streams, VR, Immersive sound, video coding, mobile delivery, UHDTV, HDR and future of television. Executive Director of DVB, Dr Peter Siebert and the Chairman of the track Dr Amal Punchihewa, the Director of Technology and Innovation at ABU reiterated that for a foreseeable future, broadcasting will remain as the predominant form of delivery of video and television content.

The broadcasting track 2 on 1st June and five other tracks including the exhibition were attended by a large number of ABU members. ABU also had a booth in the exhibition.