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5 June 2017, Qingdao, China

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) are jointly organizing a Pre-Summit Regional Workshop to be held in Qingdao, China, on 5 June 2017. The Workshop will precede the Asia Media Summit 2017 which will be held from 6th to 8th June 2017.

The pre-summit workshop organised by AIBD/ITU/ABU aims are:

The theme for this pre-summit workshop is “Digital Broadcasting, Policy and Transition.” The session will look at the Digital Radio and DTTB from three perspectives: Technical, Policy and Case studies. The aim of this workshop is to show and aware on different technical standard, implementation from Analogue to Digital Terrestrial transmission and sharing some successful case studies. The degree of technical detail will be set to allow participants from different areas of specialisation to benefit from the workshop.

The workshop is designed for a wide audience of Policy Makers, Regulators, Broadcast Engineers, Corporate Executives and Managers, i.e. middle-level managers, administrators and officials dealing with strategic planning for the introduction and business for Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting.

To participate in the ITU-AIBD-ABU Pre-Summit Workshop, please register online at the website as soon as possible. Please be informed that no fee is being applied for participants who attend the ITU-AIBD-ABU Pre-Summit Workshop. However, approval from organisers is essential. Travel arrangements, accommodation should be made and borne by the participating organisation or the individual.

Those participants requiring an entry visa to China are requested to contact their local Embassy of China for information well in advance.

For further information about the Pre-Summit Workshop, please feel free to contact Dr. AMAL Punchihewa, Director Technology & Innovation of ABU (

Objectives of the workshop are:
  • To understand the different Digital Radio and DTTB Standards
  • To understand on technology trend and status of digital broadcasting transition worldwide
  • To understand of Transition Roadmap planning and execution using the ITU Roadmap
  • To understand Regulatory constraints in planning Digital Radio and DTTB
  • Country experiences on transition from analogue to digital transition
  • Current status of Digital Radio and Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting worldwide
  • Digital Broadcasting: issues & challenges
  • Case study on analogue to digital implementation
  • Spectrum management and regulation
  • and more
Profile of participants
  • Participants should be at a senior level in the Managerial and Engineering Departments of Broadcasters and Regulators
  • Ability to understand, speak and write in English fluently

We look forward to your participation at the workshop and followed by the Asia Media Summit.