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Technical Committee

All policy matters are decided by the Technical Committee, which comprises all ABU members. Representatives of the technical departments of ABU members meet annually prior to the General Assembly. The TC reviews the studies and activities and addresses administrative matters.

Technical Bureau

The Technical Bureau, which comprises 18 members representing all categories of member broadcasters in the region. The annual meeting takes place in conjunction with the TC. The bureau assesses activities proposed for the ensuing year, in terms of relevance to members and the industry as a whole.

Study Topic Areas

The Chairmen of Study Topic Areas in Production, Transmission, Spectrum and Capacity Building coordinate research and studies with the aim of addressing new technologies and the harmonisation of technical standards and operational practices in the region.

Technical Advisory Service

Provides developing broadcasters with assistance to improve their standards of service in all technical areas, usually with the assistance from larger broadcasters.

Information and Publications

Providing technical information to the members is a main activity of the Technology Department. The activity takes various forms including the publications of ABU Technical Review.  The ABU also publishes monographs and manuals from time to time on subjects that are of particular importance to ABU members.

World Broadcasting Unions Technical Committee

Works closely with the WBU Technical Committee (WBU-TC) to address issues such as spectrum, net neutrality and the future of broadcasting.


Collaborates with international events, like BroadcastAsia, IBC, KOBA and InterBEE, to enable ABU members to to take part in these international events.

Connect with us

The Technology Department of the ABU undertakes wide range of activities addressing the current needs of the members. Connect with the Technical Department of ABU.

Address: Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union
2nd Floor, IPPTAR Building, Angkasapuri 50614, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: +603 2282 3592
Fax: +603 2282 5292

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