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The DBS is an opportunity to experience the cutting-edge technologies from around the world

The 13th edition of the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium (DBS) was officially opened this morning at the Royal Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur by the Malaysian Deputy Minister of Communications and Multimedia, YB Dato’ Jailani Johari.

The Deputy Minister said that “Over the years this symposium has grown to be a well-recognised event within the region and the media industry. It provides the broadcasters and other media stakeholders a valuable opportunity to know and experience the cutting-edge technologies and related service developments from around the world.  It gives a platform for the media professionals to network with the eminent experts and like-minded colleagues.”

He added that today the digital revolution has allowed alternate delivery mediums and easy integration with social media platforms. The Deputy Minister warned that these advantages should be exercised with caution and highest degree of integrity to safeguard the public interest and societies well-being. He stated that networks are prone to cyber-attacks.

He also talked about the RTM’s current developments in the establishment of the MediaCity, a future broadcasting complex which will be advanced in technology and integrated in its system.  Concerning Malaysia’s digitisation programme, HBB TV is the preferred choice and the Deputy Minister said that by the time the next DBS in 2018, Malaysia’s digital broadcast will have materialized and other broadcasting and media groups will benefit from the government’s master plan in the field of broadcasting and information.

YB Dato’ Jailani Johari, accompanied by the ABU Secretary-General, Dr Javad Mottaghi and the Deputy Director General of RTM-Malaysia, Mr Magli Elias also inaugurated the exhibition held in conjunction with the DBS. This year 47 exhibitors representing 63 organisations coming from various parts of the world are showcasing their latest products and services.