IPTV Consultancy for Fiji

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Submitted by monica on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 15:25

AIBD has sourced consultancy service of two experts on Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Regulations formulation for the government of the Republic of Fiji through the Ministry of Communications/Department of Information (MINFO). 

The two experts are Dr Amal Punchihewa, an independent consultant from Palmerston North, New Zealand and Professor Ju-Yong Ha from the Department of Media and Communication, Inha University in Incheon, Korea.

The four-day consultancy meeting will start from 3rd until 6th March, 2020. There will be discussions with the top officials and representatives from the Fijian government. There will also be a day long workshop on IPTV Regulations for representatives from all stakeholders and make recommendations and policy guidelines to the Fijian Government.

Objectives: 

To provide consultancy by providing information on IPTV technologies, implementation strategies for IPTV, control of content and scheduling for IPTV services, non-linear viewing through catch-up TV etc:

•        Understanding different network technologies for an IPTV application.

•        Apprehend the implementation of IPTV services.

•        Control technologies and solutions used.

•        Knowing the current IPTV offer and its evolutions.

•        Equipment and solutions.

•        Case study: best practical example of implementation of an IPTV service.

The consultancy involves following pertinent areas:

1.       Meeting and discussion with top officials representing the government of the Republic of Fiji through the Ministry of Communication/Department of                          Information;

2.       Identify pertinent areas to be covered in drafting IPTV Regulations;

3.       Formulating strategic plans to execute the Regulations;

4.       Methodology in executing the Regulations (parties involved);

5.       Time frame for execution;

6.       Appointed IPTV Service Providers; and

7.       Set-top boxes to be used.