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ABU and AIBD conducted successfully the OTT and IBB Workshop in Kuala Lumpur

The ABU in collaboration with Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) conducted the 5th Regional Workshop on Over-The-Top (OTT) and Integrated Broadcast Broadband (IBB) technologies and services from 26-28 September 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This three-day workshop introduced IP technologies and addressed some of the main issues that broadcasters are facing when they want to introduce OTT and IBB production and delivery services within their portfolio. This year the workshop focused mainly on technological aspects. It not only explored the technology but also look at other value added services and business opportunities that they can introduce to attain a competitive edge in the market place. A regulatory session with legal department of ABU addressed regulatory issues in OTT services. Case studies from Asia-Pacific region were presented with some reference to European implementations too.  A number of ABU members shared their experiences in relation to IBB, OTT and use of evolving distribution of technologies. EBU made contribution from Geneva on Multi-CDN pilot project EBU-flow.

The ABU continues to lead the way in helping its members to make use of emerging delivery technologies. Over 60 participants (51 ABU members from 39 organisations) from 18 countries shared their experiences during 19 sessions over three days covering a variety of technologies, infrastructures and services connected with IBB and OTT. Panel discussions and questions helped participants to clarify their various issues. Nineteen speakers representing ABU members both from broadcasting and solution providers, industry and regulators shared their knowledge and experiences in the three-day event.

This was the fifth workshop in the series on IBB and OTT Technologies and Services conducted successfully since 2013.