Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) ran the "Digital Switchover Techniques & Policy Course" from the August 17th to August 25th. The course was the second collaboration course with AIBD (Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development) this year, and twenty-one broadcasting experts from fourteen AIBD member countries were invited by KISA. The countries invited include Maldives, Malaysia, Lao, Cambodia, Iran, Micronesia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
Trainees attended lectures regarding digital switchover techniques and policies by Korean ICT experts and professors for 8 nights. They visited KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) and SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System) for the broadcasting production site. The trainees attended the lectures and field trip with great interest, and were proactive and enthusiastic by asking many questions. In addition, attendees introduced the broadcasting and communication industry status of their home country during country report presentation session.
A cultural experience session was held on the weekends. They visited the national folk museum and viewed beautiful Korean culture relics, and also had the opportunity to make a traditional Korean fan. Then, they had a wonderful time watching the non-verbal performance "Nanta", and at night, they visited Namsan N Seoul Tower to enjoy the beautiful night scenery of Seoul.
On the last day of the course, the trainees visited Gangwon Information & Multimedia Corporation located in Chuncheon, in order to observe the 3D animation production processes. They also visited the animation center and animation museum to understand the animation industry in Korea.