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 Objectives


Investigate the means of developing and coordinating cooperation among member-organizations in the field of engineering, step up expertise and information exchange and unify engineering systems, standards and equipment in order to enhance the performance-levels of ASBU members.

Work towards ensuring national control of adequate audio visual technology and follow up technology-related developments throughout the Arab world.


Suggest ways and means of improving member-organizations’ management of their engineering departments.


Address issues relative to engineering training in accordance with the mechanisms at work at ASBU


Find adequate solutions, within ASBU, to any issues likely to occur due to engineering-related problems in both radio and television areas.


Set up adequate engineering strategies to ensure broadcasting coverage of important sports, news and programmes events in
coordination with concerned departments.


Propose engineering-related plans, studies and research work and supervise their implementation on the largest possible scale so as to extend their benefits to all ASBU members.


Propose topics for engineering seminars and ensure their adequate planning, preparation and follow up.


Develop cooperation relations with regional and international broadcasting unions in the engineering sector.



The Department is also active in the field of technical Training to achieve the following:

 

Identify ASBU members’ needs in this sector

 

Propose and evaluate annual training courses offered by the Arab radio and TV training centre.

 

Discuss the requirements of Distant Training

 


In the Area of Satellites and Exchanges, the Department has the task to:

 

Follow up technical activities relative to news and programme exchanges via the ASBU leased capacities on ARABSAT.

 

Study possible alternatives to exchange via satellites and IT based networks.

 

Follow up the implementation of ASBU TV exchange digitization via ARABSAT.

 

Investigate ways and means of developing and coordinating cooperation among ASBU-members in the area of satellite uses.

 

Follow up technical activites relative to ASBU Audio Exchange System.

 

Study the modes of planning satellite radio and TV services for the benefit of ASBU members


 
Engineering Seminars, Symposia and Workshops


ASBU Organizes at least once a year an engineering seminar, symposium or workshop. During the last five years, themes covered were as follows:


Digital Television delivery and cooperative network (18-20/10/2015)


Implementation of  Digital Radio Broadcasting Systems DAB/DRM (8-9/10/2014)

ASBU/HFCC/ABU Global High frequency coordination conference -Tunis (28/01-01/02/2013)


ASBU / EBU Week of Technology - Tunis (9-10/11/2012)


Seminar on "Social Media" - Tunis (05/11/2012)


Seminar on "Content Production and Operation Using Information Technologies" -Tunis (10-11/10/2011)



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