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BroadcastAsia2006 International Conference features strong speaker line up
Conference promises to create more opportunities to interact and exchange knowledge
 


SINGAPORE – February 27, 2006 – This year’s BroadcastAsia International Conference, a highly anticipated knowledge exchange forum for the broadcasting and multimedia industry, will feature leading gurus including Mr. Reggie Bradford, president of TANDBERG Television and Mr. Robert Chua, founder of Asia’s first interactive cross media channel.

The BroadcastAsia International Conference will take place at the Singapore Expo from 19-22 June, 2006 alongside BroadcastAsia2006. BroadcastAsia is Asia’s premier broadcasting and multimedia technology event.

Delegates will benefit from Mr. Reggie Bradford’s keen insight and experience as an entrepreneur and visionary within the global internet and television business. As president of TANDBERG Television, Reggie plays a pivotal role in enabling customers to realise the full potential of their video networks. His primary focus is providing content providers and network operators in the Americas region with the world's most advanced live and on-demand digital video solutions.

Reggie comes to TANDBERG Television from its acquisition of N2 Broadband in February 2005, the leading provider of open-platform solutions for on-demand entertainment, where he was President and CEO since early 2001.

Mr. Robert Chua will be presenting an address on ‘Cross Media’ Interactive TV Channels, during the conference’s Interactive TV session. Robert is a pioneer of terrestrial television in Hong Kong where he launched TVB. He brought Hong Kong audience their first and longest running variety show Enjoy Yourself Tonight and created the first Miss Hong Kong pageant.

The satellite channel CETV Robert founded in 1994 secured AOL-Time Warner as his partner. In late 2003 he sold his entire CETV stake to Time Warner to concentrate on pioneering the world's first 'cross-media' interactive channel TIC (The Interactive Channel) which launched in December 2004.
The conference will present 11 tracks covering a wide spectrum of pertinent technology and business issues facing Asia’s broadcasting and multimedia industry today. These include:

  • High Definition (covering HDTV technology)
  • IPTV
  • Broadcasting to Handhelds
  • Digital Audio Broadcasting
  • Interactive TV session
  • Asian D-Cinema Summit (with a keynote address by 20th Century Fox)
  • Capacity Building of Broadcast Sector
  • Production (covering production issues and technology updates)
  • Content Delivery
  • Protecting Broadcast Content
  • Satellite Interference Issues in the Broadcast Industry
  • Testing and Measurement
  • Two industry dialogues:
    • Developments of Contents in / for Asian Markets,
    • Content and Outsourcing.

According to Martin Salter, conference director for the BroadcastAsia International Conference, “I am excited about the line-up of topics that address the hot issues facing the fast changing dynamics of the electronic media industry - from the large screen experience of D-Cinema, through to the opportunities of IPTV, and the new challenges of content creation and delivery to mobile devices.”

“Yet current issues like the digital transition are not ignored. Presentations will be delivered by eminent speakers from a broad international base. These key sessions are augmented by specialised sessions from renowned organizations from around the world,” he added.

This year’s conference promises to be more interactive. To further enhance the conference, more discussions and panel sessions have been included in the programme. These include two industry dialogues focusing on content development & delivery.

According to Mr. Jackson Yeoh, project director for organiser Singapore Exhibition Services, “The conference aims to provide delegates with the maximum opportunity to exchange ideas and network. This year’s conference will do just that - increase the level of sharing and knowledge exchange as well as provide them with insights and new perspectives, which can be applied to their daily work long after the conference ends”.

For more information, visit www.broadcast-asia.com.

Facts at a Glance:
Event: BroadcastAsia2006
Date: Exhibition - 20 to 23 June 2006 (Tuesday – Friday)
  Conference – 19 to 22 June 2006 (Monday – Thursday)
Venue: Singapore Expo, Halls 7 & 8


About CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia and EnterpriseIT 2006


CommunicAsia
is a global event where the business of technology comes to life, showcasing the latest digital technologies across mobile networks and applications, network infrastructure and satellite communications. http://www.CommunicAsia.com
BroadcastAsia, themed “Digital: The Journey Forward”, offers the latest in digital and interactive media, addressing the value chain of content creation, management, and distribution. http://www.Broadcast-Asia.com
EnterpriseIT showcases the latest applications for industries such as financial services, government, healthcare, education, transportation and logistics, answering the needs of the smart enterprise. http://www.goto-EnterpriseIT.com

In 2005, the 3 events featured over 2,138 exhibiting companies from 54 countries and attracted over 60,000 international business attendees.

About the Infocomm Media Business Exchange
The Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX) is Asia's largest infocomm and media business platform that brings together business leaders, companies and industry professionals to showcase their latest innovations, network, exchange ideas and tap new markets. The stakeholders in imbX are Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA). To be held from 19 to 23 June, imbX incorporates CommunicAsia2006, BroadcastAsia2006, EnterpriseIT2006, iX2006 Conference and a host of complementary events.

For further information on imbX, please visit www.visit-imbx.com.


About Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd
A pioneer of the fast growing and vibrant exhibition industry, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) is Asia’s top organiser of trade events with a diverse portfolio of exhibitions and conferences in sectors such as Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle. SES events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80% of the show floor. SES is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with 34 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sesallworld.com.


For further information, please contact:

Cheryl Tan
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: (65) 6233 8625
Fax: (65) 6835 3040
E-mail: che@sesallworld.com

Pamela Phua
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: (65) 6233 8627
Fax: (65) 6835 3040
E-mail: pam@sesallworld.com

 

 
     
 
 
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