The in-country workshop on audio-visual archiving organised by AIBD in collaboration with Prasar Bharati and National Academy of broadcasting and Multimedia (NABM) was held in Kolkata, India from 6 to 10 July 2015. The workshop was designed specifically for broadcast engineers/technicians/programme personnel associated with audio and audio-visual archives.

We are pleased to inform you that the ABU in collaboration with AIBD will organise the 3rd regional workshop on Over-The-Top (OTT) and Integrated Broadcast Broadband (IBB) technologies and services. The workshop will address hybrid technologies for broadcasters that are of significant interest to all broadcasters.

Seventeen participants from Bangladesh Television (BTV) participated in the In-coutry workshop on ‘Children’s TV Programme’ which took place from 8 to 12 June 2015 at BTV office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The In-Country workshop on Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial (DVB-T2) was organised by AIBD with support from Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11 to 15 May 2015. The workshop was designed specifically for broadcast engineers/technicians associated with planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of digital television broadcasting. The workshop also covered various techniques and parameters of DVB-T2.

Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) with the support of Goethe-Institut (Malaysia) and the Nottingham University (Malaysia campus) organised an In-Country workshop on 'Developing Cross Media Story-based Strategies for Journalism or Marketing' on 29 May 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaCCCoo

Newsreaders who take too many breaths, or mispronounce names and places. Location radio reports lacking a sense of place.  Poor balance and feedback in a PA system.  Insensitive questions to natural disaster victims.  And figuring out what to trust—and what not to—when using social media as a news source.

Next year Thai PBS is coming up with a new channel for children and family programmes.  The organisation has taken up many new projects to increase the production of children’s programmes for the new channel. Thus an AIBD/NRK/ Thai PBS workshop on ‘Children TV Programmes was organised from 23 to 27 February in Bangkok to develop six of these projects.

Technological developments are impacting the media organisations in many ways.  New delivery platforms, new media products & services and enhanced audience expectations are posing challenges for the broadcast organisations.  Well-equipped and trained human resources in the broadcasting field are valuable assets for the organisations to meet these challenges.

From 27 to 31 October 2014, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) hosted an in-country workshop on Children's TV Programme in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

AIBD/TVRI in-country consultation on Social and Emerging Media for Broadcast Management was held from 25 - 27 November 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia.