The Media cooperation exchange programme was held in Beijing, China from 23 to 28 August 2016. The programme was designed for the technical and programme staff of Radio and Television stations from AIBD member countries. The exchange programme was supported by Beijing International Radio, TV, Film equipment exhibition (BIRTV).
The exchange programme included a seminar, visit to different broadcast organisations and exhibitions. On the first day was the seminar and the participants were divided into two groups programme and technical. In technical group experts from media and broadcast industries gave an overview of Production and Broadcasting System of Digitalization and Networking at CCTV, Digital Broadcasting in China: Technology and Application, Development of CATV network technology and highly integrated automation playout system. Similarly in Programme group a creation sharing of “Forwards to the Future”, Internet + Broadcast what shall we connect, an introduction to CRI Film and TV Dubbing Services and Will new media replace traditional media, were discussed during the seminar.
The second day both groups visited BIRTV exhibition. The participants were given a tour by the BIRTV staff for the selected booths. BIRTV is China's most prestigious exhibition in the radio, film and TV industry and a key part of China International Radio Film & Television Exposition. After the visit, a meeting was arranged with technical group and enterprises to discuss their products and services. The participants discussed and gather information about the products they saw at the selected exhibition booths. The programme group were taken to China International Film & TV Programmes Exhibition (CITV) and after the visit they had a discussion on the programmes with the exhibitors.
On the morning of the third day was a visit to China Central Television (CCTV). The participants were warmly welcomed by the representatives from CCTV. Different studios from news to sports were visited and in each studio, the head of the department explained about their facilities. Participants were also excited to visit the new building of CCTV where they discussed with each departments expert. In the afternoon participants were divided into two groups, programme group visited China Radio International (CRI) and Beijing HualuBaina Film & TV Inc. (HBN) whereas the technical group visited Dayang Technology Development Inc, one of the largest broadcast solution provider.
The last day participants were given an opportunity to visit the Great Wall located near to Beijing. Thirty-four participants from AIBD member countries attended the programme. Mr Rabi KC, Programme Manager, AIBD represented the Institute.
The Regional workshop on DVB T2 Transmission was held in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China from 16 to 18 August 2016. The workshop was designed for the technical staff of television stations who are working in transmission division. The workshop was hosted by Yunnan broadcast bureau of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT).
The three-day workshop consisted of theory, practical and visits to studio and transmission site of Yunnan broadcast bureau, Kunming, China.
On the first day of the workshop Prof. Jiang Song from DTV Technology R & D Center, Department of Electronics Engineering, Tsinghua University, China gave brief introduction about Technical trend of DTTB standards. He explained about the TV Broadcast networks and different ITU standards adopted by different countries. He also highlighted the 2nd generation of DTTB systems.
Dr Li Lei Lei from Academy of Broadcasting Planning, SAPPRFT gave a brief introduction on Digital Terrestrial Test. Which included transmitter system test, receiver system test and frequency planning.
The second-day focused on testing methods of digital TV. The topics covered were safety precautions, basic composition of transmitter, main test method of transmitter, main test parameters of transmitter and coverage system test. The presentation contained pictures of transmitter and test equipment with their test results, which helped in understanding the subject matter better.
After the classroom session, participants were taken inside the laboratory room for practical work. All the test equipment along with DVB T2 and DTMB Transmitters were ready for testing. Participants were excited and did testing themselves and discussed with the instructor.
The last day of the workshop was visits to Studio and Transmitter sites of Yunnan Radio and Television station. At the analogue and digital transmitter site of Yunnan TV station, the chief engineer explained about their systems. Participants got the opportunity to see multiple transmitters, transmitting from the same place. In the afternoon at the Yunnan Television studio, the studio engineer highlighted and explained about their system and brief information about their HD studio.
Nineteen participants from Cambodia, Iran, Laos, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam participated in the workshop. They were invited by AIBD and SAPPRFT. Mr Rabi KC, Programme Manager, AIBD represented the Institute.
AIBD organised a two-day training on Quality Management Audit from 27 to 28 June 2016. The training was focused for the new staff who has not attended any Audit training. In addition to the new staff all staff members were provided with the opportunity to participate in the training, this was an effort of AIBD to develop its own human resources.
The first day of the training explained the ISO 9001:2015 and ISAS Media 9001:2016. The trainer highlighted a new change in the standards. On second day the session focused on the internal audit. He explained how the internal audit is conducted. The roles of Auditor, Auditee and Observer were explained with how to record the audit report.
The training was designed in such a way to cover both theoretical and practical aspects of audit. Individual and group assignments were given to the staff. The training was interactive. AIBD staff members benefited from the training.
Mr Delip Singh, a Registered Quality Management System Auditor was the Trainer with SGS Systems and Certification in Malaysia. He has twenty-eight years of ‘hands-on’ experience and has facilitated audit training programmes locally and in many different countries on different areas ranging from strategic management to manufacturing excellence in quality management systems.