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10th to 14th July 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), the Arab State Broadcasting Union (ASBU), the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) and the WorldDAB are jointly organising the third (3rd) Regional Workshop on Digital Radio Broadcasting to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 10th to 14th July 2017.

The workshop organised by ABU-ASBU-AIBD-WorldDAB aims to provide broadcasters and other media professionals with a clear understanding of digital radio broadcasting services, aiming to build and enhance confidence among the participants to design, plan and operate DAB+ technology based digital radio broadcasting services. This five-day workshop will provide expert knowledge and information on the current status of digital terrestrial radio broadcasting, interactive multimedia services, digital radio broadcasting: issues & challenges as well as sharing some of the case studies and experiences in the process of transition from analogue to digital.

The workshop is designed for a wide audience of Policy Makers, Regulators, Broadcast Engineers, Corporate Executives and Managers, i.e. middle-level managers, administrators and officials dealing with strategic planning for the introduction and business development of Digital Terrestrial Radio Broadcasting.

For further information about the workshop, please feel free to contact Dr. AMAL Punchihewa, Director Technology & Innovation of ABU (

It is envisaged that by the end of the workshop the participants will be able to understand:
  •   Baseband digital signal processing for radio and sound broadcasting (analogue to digital conversion and compression)
  •   Transmission chain of DAB+
  •   DAB+ service options
  •   DAB+ network planning
  •   Linking with non-broadcast (online) services including hybrid digital radio broadcasting
  •   Some regulatory and policy aspect in transition to digital
We look forward to your participation in the workshop.

The workshop will take place at AIBD training facility in Angkasapuri where RTM complex is located.

The workshop will take place at IPPTAR training facility in Kuala Lumpur. We have made arrangements for participants to stay in the CaPITOL hotel for the special rate of MYR200 nett (approx. USD50.00) per night in a single deluxe room with breakfast. We recommend all overseas participants to stay at this location as we will arrange a transport in the morning and in the afternoon. It is essential all participants come to the venue by 8.45AM. As the number of rooms is limited early registration is advised.

There are no registration/participation fees for ABU and ASBU members only.
All registrations are required approval by ABU/ASBU. Due to the nature of the workshop activities, number of positions is limited. Training positions are allocated on first-come-first-serve basis in an equitable manner. Non-members will need to pay a registration fee of USD250.00 to cover the participation costs for the five days.

All expenses on the travel and stay of your nominee are to be borne by your organisation.

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Please register using the button below at the latest by 3rd July 2017. As the number of participants is strictly limited, early registration with suitable registrations will ensure that your nominees are accepted.

Please register Online.