The Union was established in 1964 as a not-for-profit, non-government, non-political, professional association with mandate to assist the development of broadcasting in the region. ABU promotes the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters as well as key industry players and facilitate regional and international media co-operation.
The ABU serves more than half of the world’s population as the biggest global broadcasting union. Established in 1964 as a not-for-profit, non-government, non-political, professional association of broadcasters and broadcast media players, the ABU has become a media powerhouse in the most dynamic region in the world.
ABU’s membership footprint covers around 70 countries and regions on five continents. The Union serves its diverse 250 members with tailored capacity-building in news, sports, programming and technology.
With a mission to assist all members, the ABU provides rights-free content acquisition for developing countries, negotiates rights for major sports events and organises coverage for the region. ABU facilitates high-quality co-productions between members bringing together the talent of Asia and the Pacific.
The Asia-Pacific View digital platform is the vehicle for members’ content exchange and a home for the daily news exchange through Asiavision, ABU’s online sports program exchange platform, ASEN, and ABU Music Exchange as well the Solidarity COVID-19 content. The Sports team of ABU also handles for members delivery and technical arrangements for their broadcast.
The ABU Media Academy is a centre of excellence and learning, providing hundreds of courses and capacity building activities annually.
ABU organises key industry, regional and global conferences and summits as platforms for exchanging ideas, experiences and practices.
As well as supporting broadcast media development in the Asia-Pacific region, the Union is increasingly involved in using the unprecedented power and reach of media for socio-economic development. The ABU established and leads the Media Stakeholder Group in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The ABU promotes the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters, and encourages and supports regional and international co-operation between members.
The ABU works closely with the regional broadcasting unions in other parts of the world on matters of common concern.
WHAT WE DO
Currently, the ABU has over 250 members in over 70 countries on four continents. The ABU runs a wide range of services, including the daily Asiavision TV news exchange, several co-productions, program exchanges and technical, programming, legal and management consultancies, as well as industry and international conferences and an international frequency planning and coordination. The Union negotiates rights for major sports events and organises their coverage for the region. It also runs the prestigious annual ABU Prizes, TV Song and Radio Song Festivals. Keeping everyone abreast of what we do is the ABU website and the quarterly publications- ABU News and ABU Technical Review.
Connect with us
The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is the biggest broadcasting union in the world. Through its members’ network, the ABU can reach 3 billion people across the Asia – Pacific region.
Address: Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union
2nd Floor, IPPTAR Building, Angkasapuri 50614, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone: +603 2282 3592
Fax: +603 2282 5292
D-U-N-S Number: 659300018