ABU DBS Hosts Master Classes, Workshops, More

Main sponsor, WorldDAB, presented a half-day workshop on “DAB+ in a Multiplatform World”
By Marguerite Clark ,

The 2018 edition of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Digital Broadcasting Symposium opened its doors in Kuala Lumpur March 5 and is offering a number of master classes and workshops on important industry topics.

With “Enhancing Multiplatform Content” as its theme, the event is putting emphasis on “techniques essential to developing appropriate and engaging content required to target the changing behavior and demand of today’s audiences.”

Master class topics include lighting and makeup techniques for HD; immersive VR — storytelling and content creation in virtual reality; IP standards and platform; and mobile journalism.

DBS’ main sponsor, WorldDAB, presented a half-day workshop on March 5 focusing on “DAB+ in a Multiplatform World.” The WorldDAB session provided information on different aspects of digital radio, including international DAB+ developments, hybrid infrastructure and implementing hybrid workflows, ASEAN regulation and policy, as well as an update on the implementation of DAB+ and hybrid radio in smart devices. The key discussion points and findings were published and shared with all participants.

Speakers during the WorldDAB workshop included Dave Cameron, general manager at Southern Cross Austereo; Joan Warner, vice president and Asia Pacific chair of the WorldDAB and CEO of Commercial Radio Australia; Lindsay Cornell, chair of WorldDAB’s Technical Committee and principal systems architect, BBC; Les Sabel from WorldDAB and Commercial Radio Australia; Bernie O’Neill, project director at WorldDAB; Ben Poor, project manager and the European Broadcasting Union; Nick Piggott, project director at RadioDNS; and Jørn Jensen, senior adviser at NRK.

Other 2018 DBS sponsors include DVB, Rohde & Schwarz, Dolby, Digital Radio Mondiale and Dalet. On March 6, DRM hosted a conference entitled “Technologies and Standards: What’s New? What’s Next?” that looked into digital advances, the practical benefits of DRM.

In addition to interactive master classes and workshops, the symposium, held March 5–8 at the Royale Chulan Hotel, comprises an international conference, workshops and an exhibition.

The detailed event program is available here.

The ABU, a nonprofit, nongovernment, professional association of broadcasting organizations formed in 1964, has 272 members in 69 countries.