Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), organised a five-day regional workshop on Engineering Fundamentals for Broadcasters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 30 November to 4 December 2015.
The workshop aimed to provide knowledge of basic engineering fundamentals for broadcast engineers and technical staff who are beginning their careers.
The topics covered in the workshop were audio/video fundaments and concepts behind it, analogue to digital conversion and their concept and latest changes and advancements in broadcast technology. IT plays a vital role in broadcasting, IT integration and network environment were explained.
High definition TV to Ultra high definition were discussed during the workshop. Radio and TV Transmitter to DVD T/T2 and MPEG video schemes and standards were also discussed.
File format and codecs used in broadcasting were explained. A few practical demonstration where shown where a file is converted from one format to another and discussions were held on how it affect the quality and size. Engineering techniques and applications have helped veterans to embrace and handle these with confidence.
On the last day of the workshop participants had the opportunity to tour RTM for half day, where they visited the Radio and TV studios and experienced RTM’s existing technology.
The workshop was specially designed for young talents who were working in the broadcast industry. Thirty broadcast engineers and technical staff from thirteen countries attended the workshop. The resource persons for the workshop were Dr Amal Punchihewa and Ahmed Nadeem from ABU and Li Bin (Eric) from Rohde & Schwarz.
The AIBD in collaboration with the Research and Training Institute (RTI) of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film & Television (SAPPRFT), China organised this regional Workshop on How to Make an Impact with Every Programme: 21st Century Media Theories and Skills. The two weeks workshop started on 3rd December and will end on 14th December 2015 and is being held at the RTI campus in Beijing.
Mr Brandon Harry Oelofse from Radio Netherlands Training Center (RNTC) is conducting the workshop.
A total of twenty participants from nine countries namely; Bhutan (1), China (12), India (1), Malaysia (1), Myanmar (1), Pakistan (1), Sri Lanka (1), Thailand (1) and Vietnam (1) are attending this workshop.
The Sub-Regional workshop on Digital Radio Transmission organised by AIBD in collaboration with Prasar Bharati and National Academy of Broadcasting and Multimedia (NABM) was held in New Delhi, India from 12 to 16 October 2015. The workshop was designed specifically for engineers and technicians involved in the operation and maintenance of Radio Broadcasting Stations.
The five day workshop covered topics such as the world scenario comparative analysis of digital radio broadcast transmission, digital audio and various audio file formats and standards, principle of audio compression, MPEG standards and advance audio coding, digital modulation techniques, COFDM, forward error correction (FEC) in DRM, DRM technology, digital measurements, demo on DRM Transmitter, feeder line and antenna system for DRM transmitter and Digital Radio/DRM receivers.
At the end of the workshop participants got an opportunity to visit Khampur/ Nangli DRM Transmitter site in Delhi. Resource persons for the workshop were from Prasar Bharati and National Academy of Broadcasting and Multimedia.
A total of thirteen participants, including nine from the engineering department of All India Radio, India and one participant each from Iran, Mozambique, Philippines and Vietnam attended the workshop.