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DBS 2018 to Feature Special Masterclasses and Workshops Sessions

Four specialised masterclasses and six workshops on widely discussed topics within the broadcast industry will be part of the showcase during ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium this year. The symposium takes place from 5th to 8th March at the Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur Hotel.

Among the workshop and masterclass sponsors is the DBS’ principal sponsor, WorldDAB, who will present a half-day workshop on 5 March on ‘DAB+ in a Multiplatform World’. Other workshop sponsors include DVB, Rohde&Schwarz, Dolby, DRM, and Dalet, while masterclass sessions are presented with the support of Sony, Canara Lighting, World VRForum, NHK, TRT, IABM and Astro.

The masterclass sessions will address key topics of interest to broadcasters moving forward with implementing advanced technologies and content ideas. These sessions will be presented by veteran professionals providing expert tips and hands-on demonstrations. The topics covered include: 

  • Lighting and Makeup techniques for HD and beyond
  • Immersive VR – Storytelling and Content Creation in the Virtual Reality domain
  • Introduction to IP Standards and Platform
  • Mobile Journalism

The 2018 edition of ABU’s Digital Broadcasting Symposium, with the theme “Enhancing Multiplatform Content”, aims to address the technologies and techniques essential to develop appropriate and engaging content required to target the changing behaviour and demand of today’s audiences.

The principal sponsor, WorldDAB’s ‘DAB+ in a Multiplatform World’ workshop will discuss – international DAB+ developments, Hybrid Radio, business case studies and getting DAB+ and hybrid radio into smart devices – among others. The special group-working sessions will address regulatory and policy issues, planning of infrastructure and roll-out and hybrid workflows. 

DVB’s half-day workshop titled ‘DVB-S2: Advanced Features and Applications’ will focus on new developments and advanced features for broadcasting over satellite, covering such topics as DVB-S2X in broadcast applications, performance and efficiency gains with predistortion, and analysis of satellite signal using mobile analysers. The workshop will also include special demonstrations looking at channel bundling with DVB-S2X, Transmission and Monitoring, and performance with pre-correction. 

The DBS 2018 event will kick-start in the morning of 5th March with the DVB workshop, which will be followed up by the WorldDAB presentation in the afternoon. The detailed event programme is available at