Launch dbs virtual event



Speakers will address key topics of interest to broadcasters.


A showcase for companies to highlight their latest products and services.


Opportunity for sponsors to hold workshops and masterclasses on important industry issues of their choice.


11.00-11.15 | OPENING SESSION

Welcome Remarks
Dr Javad Mottaghi, Secretary-General, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

Opening Address
YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah
Minister of Communications and Multimedia
Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia

11.15-12.00 | Session 1: Advanced Technologies and Industry Developments

Moderator: Masashi Kamei, ABU TC Vice-Chairman and Senior Research Engineer, NHK STRL, NHK-Japan

Activities of ITU-R Study Group 6 for the future of broadcasting
Dr Yukihiro Nishida, Executive Research Engineer (Fellow), Japan Broadcasting Corporation, NHK-Japan

Digital Radio Technical Update – DAB, DRM, RadioDNS
Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, BBC Digital

Emerging Your Media Strategy for the Next Generation
Mardhiah Nasir, Vice President of Sales, IPSB Technology

12.10-13.10 | Session 2: Business Strategies and Approaches for Broadcast and Media

Moderator: Mardhiah Nasir, Vice President of Sales, IPSB Technology

Embracing Digital Change – Strategies and Results
Joan Warner, CEO, Commercial Radio Australia

Deploying the DRM in full – AM and VHF (extended application and services)
Ruxandra Obreja, Chairman, DRM Consortium

Broadcasting via Satellite and OTT may not be a Zero Sum Game
Prashant Butani, Senior Sales Director, MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd

15.00-16.00 | Session 3: OTT & IBB Technologies

Moderator: Prashant Butani, Senior Sales Director, MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd

A technique to develop equivalent applications on various IBB systems: for expansion of broadcasting services considering interoperability and compatibility
Dr Shinya Abe, Internet Service Systems Research Division, Science & Technology Research Laboratories, Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Now that OTT has changed the game, a smart and smooth content supply chain is pivotal
Ivan Verbesselt, VP Product Management, MEDIAGENIX

Introducing a system for sending IP on DVB-T2 platform (OTT-B)
Maryam Sedaghat, Senior Researcher, IRIB R&D, Iran

16.10-17.10 | Session 4: Cloud Revolution in the media industry

Moderator: Hamid Dehghan Nayeri, ABU Technical Committee Chairman, Director, International Technical Affairs & ABU Technical Liaison Officer, IRIB-Iran

DAB Head-End systems overview | Typical setups | Next generation & features
Lars-Peder Lundgren, Marketing Director, Paneda

The Future of Terrestrial and Targeted Advertising
Colin Prior, VP Sales – APAC, ENENSYS Technologies

Enhancing Media Experience with Amazon Machine Learning
Shweta Jain, APAC Head of Business Development, Media and Entertainment, Amazon Web Services, Singapore

11.00-12.00 | Session 5: Media Security & Disaster Preparedness


Security In The Media Supply Chain
Ben Vandenberghe, CEO, Skyline Communications

Activity of Disseminating Japanese EWBS Technology – Emergency Warning Broadcast System
Yasuji Sakaguchi, Director, Broadcasting Systems Engineering, JTEC

Use of Broadcast Technologies in Natural Crisis Management
Negin Ayoughi, Senior Researcher, IRIB R&D, Iran

12.10-13.10 | Session 6: AI and Big Data Applications in Media

Moderator: Asaad Sameer Bagharib, Director, Thinking Tub Media

Human Body Movement Detection and Simulation Using Artificial Intelligence
Mohammad Nozari Pak, Senior Researcher, IRIB R&D, Iran

The power of AI-driven remote video search for your creative teams
Sam Bogoch, Cofounder & CEO, axle ai

Content creation and editing tool using AI technology
Michael Moss, CEO/ Co-Founder Promo Mii &
Joe Goddard, Director, Asia Pacific, James&Wilkinson Media (JWM)

A Deep learning based method for voice conversion in Persian Language
Dr Amir Lkizadeh, IRIB R&D, Iran

15.00-16.00 | Session 7: Technologies and Strategies for Successful Digital Radio Rollout

Moderator: Steve Ahern, Head of ABU Media Academy

Smart strategies for DAB+ Smart Radio
Dr Les Sabel, Chair, WorldDAB Asia Pacific Technical Group, and S-Comm Technologies

DRM – Some Findings after the Recent DRM FM Trial in India
Alexander Zink, Senior Business Development Manager, Digital Radio & Streaming Applications,
Fraunhofer & Yogendra Pal, Hon. Chairman, DRM India Chapter

Increasing Spectral Efficiency for VHF Band II by Transmitter Combining FM Digital Radio Signals
Philipp Schmid, Chief Technology Officer, Nautel

16.10-17.10 | Workshop 1: Building Radio audiences with DAB+

Workshop Sponsor

Welcome and DAB+ status in Asia Pacific region
Joan Warner, CEO Commercial Radio Australia and Chair, Asia-Pacific Committee, WorldDAB

DAB+ global update and the case for DAB+
Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB and VP Corporate Development, Frontier Smart Technologies

DAB+ standards update
Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, BBC Digital and Chairman, WorldDAB Technical Committee

WorldDAB Asia Pacific Technical Group and support to broadcasters in the
APAC region

Dr Les Sabel, Chair, WorldDAB Asia Pacific Technical Group, and S-Comm Technologies

Getting DAB+ into cars
Ron Schiffelers, Senior Director Program Management, NXP Semiconductors

Solutions available for affordable DAB+ consumer receivers
Albert Tseng, CEO, Keystone Semiconductor Corp


11.00-12.00 | Session 8: IP Technologies and Remote Production

Mr Aale Raza, Director, Whiteways Systems Pte Ltd

Remote broadcast production – the new normal
Rahul Goyal, Country Manager India, Dalet

Real case studies of remote productions from reporter contribution to full remote productions
Peter Bruce, Director of Business Development, Elevate Broadcast Pte Ltd

UHD IP Studio Deployment, a real-world case study
Yew-jin Cheong, Director, Broadcast & Media, APAC, Rohde & Shwarz

12.10-13.10 | Session 9: Advanced Audio & Streaming Technologies

Moderator: Dr Les Sabel, Chair, WorldDAB Asia Pacific Technical Group, and S-Comm Technologies

The object-based approach in Next Generation Audio (NGA)
Mohammad Reza Hasanabadi, Senior Researcher, IRIB R&D, IRAN

Streaming Radio Technologies – Dynamic Ad-Replacement, Podcasting and more
Aditya Summanwar, Director of Monetization, APAC, Triton Digital

Building a studio for immersive audio production, Dolby ATMOS
Geoffrey Low, Content Relations Manager SEA & ANZ, Dolby Singapore Pte Ltd

15.00-16.00 | Workshop 2: Digital Radio DRM Enables Distance Learning

Workshop Sponsor

DRM is bringing for the first time a novel solution for distance learning during its practical workshop | “Digital Radio DRM Enables Distance Learning”.

Ruxandra Obreja, Chairman, DRM Consortium

Led by
Alexander Zink, Senior Business Development Manager, Digital Radio & Streaming Applications, Fraunhofer IIS

Markus Tauber, Professional System Engineer, DRM/DAB
ContentServer (CS)

Guido Leisker, Consultant Engineer

Participants in the workshop will learn about
a. The technical basis for distance learning through DRM
b. Journaline, audio services and scheduling specific to distance learning
c. Practical demo
d. Hands-on scheduling for distance learning with DRM

16.10-17.10 | Session 10: 5G Developments and Applications in Media

Peter Bruce, Director of Business Development, Elevate Broadcast Pte Ltd

5G Broadcast – a replacement for DVB-T2?
Dr Peter Siebert, IEEE BTS

5G Broadcast – a replacement for DVB-T2?
Parag Naik, CEO, Saankhya Labs Pvt Ltd

Future 6G Wireless Networks
Sepideh Ghandali, Senior Researcher, IRIB R&D, Iran

11.00-12.00 | Session 11: NextGenTechnology Implementation

Moderator: ABU Technology

HDR Video Assessment Approaches
Dr Mohieddin Moradi, Senior Researcher, IRIB R&D, Iran

Global Harmonization of NextGen TV Service
Yoshi Tsurimaki, Prducer, Strategic Promotion Department, T-NET JAPAN Co., Ltd.

Title of Presentation
Mrs Anuradha Agarwal, ADG(Tech.), Pasar Bharati, India

12.10-13.10 | Session 12: Industry Debate – Panel Session

“Overcoming the Pandemic – Learning from Experiences”

Moderator: Shivanee Thapa Basnyat, Senior News Editor, Nepal Television

Sunil, Additional Director General(Engineering) & Head International Relations, Prasar Bharati-India
Nguyen Duc Tue, Deputy Director General, Technical Production Center, Vietnam Television, Vietnam
Terence Yiu, Deputy Director of Engineering, Engineering Department, Phoenix Satellite Television, Hong Kong-China
Peh Beng Yeow, Lead, Technology Operations, Mediacorp, Singapore
Dr Tharaka Mohotty,Director Engineering, MBC Networks & MTV Channel, Sri Lanka
Kazim Pektas, Chief Engineer, Studio Planning Department, Turkish Radio Television Corporation, Turkey
Putri Joliana binti Yaacob, Director, Radio Engineering Division, Radio Televisyen Malaysia

15.00-16.00 | Dalet Workshop | Dalet Remote Editing – Edit & Collaborate from anywhere”

Workshop Sponsor

How to enable remote workflows quickly and securely, empowering content creators to access familiar production tools anywhere? Join us for a workshop where we will discuss and demonstrate how Dalet addresses remote production and editing workflows.

Pierre Roussel, Pre-Sales Engineer Dalet
Rahul Goyal, Country Manager India, Dalet

What you’ll learn

How you can edit News, Sports, or Promos remotely, including audio, video and multimedia with Dalet OneCut – Dalet’s versatile remote editing tool.

How remote news producers can remain operational while away from the production hub, anytime, anywhere with Dalet On-the-Go, Dalet’s mobile app for remote production.

How you can integrate your newsroom system with creative tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro and ensure collaborative workflows.

16.10-17.10 | Session 13: Advances in Media Delivery – Platforms and Strategies

Moderator: Bernie O’Neill, Project Director, WorldDAB

The Future of Media Delivery
Emily Dubs, Head of Technology, DVB Project Office

Unifying segment delivery for LL-HLS and LL-DASH with byte-range addressing
Yin Loong CHAO, Enterprise Architect, Akamai, Singapore

The Future of OTT in Malaysia – Strategies for Broadcasters
Greg Armshaw, Senior Solutions Director, Asia, Brightcove

All session timing follows Malaysian times (GMT +8)