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Mobile, Digital Themes for ABU

Technological advances, implementation strategies, consumer services and business planning in digital and mobile broadcasting will be key focuses at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2008.

Taking place 10–13 March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the technical symposium, subtitled "Progression to Digital and Mobile Services," will include a workshop session devoted to key decisions required for DTV implementations.

A conference session will provide an overview of the status of digital and mobile broadcasting across the Asia-Pacific region, with reports from Australia, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. Day 2 of the Symposium will offer participants the "System Demonstrations: Exhibition Walkabout."

Other conference sessions will cover issues such as "Mobile Systems ? Making the Appropriate Choices," "Production Technologies for Multiple Platform Production, "Telco Systems for Delivery of Mobile Multimedia Services" and "Infrastructure Planning: Digital and Mobile Services."

In addition, the series of technology workshops will provide participants with a focused presentation of specific areas such as content protection, coverage planning, network monitoring and control, simulcast technologies, IPTV and an "A to Z" of setting up a digital archive.