4th Regional Workshop on Basic Engineering Fundamentals for Broadcasters

Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) organised a 5-day regional workshop on Engineering Fundamentals for Broadcasters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 04 to 08 December 2017. 

The workshop was specially designed for broadcast engineers and technologists who are at the beginning of their careers and working in the broadcasting organisations. 29 participants from 10 countries attended the workshop.

The 5-day workshop brought forward different topics that included Concepts of Analogue to Digital Conversion, Evolution of Audio and Video and Broadcast Value Chain, Audio Video Integration, Digital Video Fundamentals, Filed Based Media, Principles of media compression, technologies and standards,  MPEG Video Schemes and standards,  Spectrum for Media Delivery and Management, Evolving Media and Delivery platforms,  Radio Studio and System Design for the future,  IBB (HbbTV) service setup and provision for DTV,  Azure Inspired Software Defined with windows server and Hyper-V, Used of IP in Media Production, Converged media-IT-Broadcast landscape, Audio capture and processing for immersive audio, Audio processing for future broadcasting and Media, Application of AI,ML, and Analytics in Media Technologies

The workshop’s resource persons, who were experts in their subjects, were Dr Amal Punchihewa and Ahmed Nadeem from ABU, Utpal Kanti Mandal from AIBD, Mr Eric Li from Rohde & Schwarz, Mr. Bala Murali Subramaney, Chief Technology Officer, Astro Radio, Ms. Imaliana Muzni, Broadcast System Engineer, Mediaprima and Mr Noel Teng, Technology Specialist  Microsoft.

This was the fourth regional workshop designed specially to enhance capacity of newly employed engineers / technologists working in the broadcasting organisations. A similar training will be held in December 2018