Tuesday 7-Wednesday 8 July 2015
Century Park Hotel, Bangkok
Hosted by: The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, Thailand
First time the IIC has organised a regional forum to address issues specifically related to broadcasting. It was a huge success and we were delighted to welcome participants from 14 different countries. As well as ten countries represented from SE Asia, there were participants from the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and the Maldives. We were delighted to see new faces from the relatively newly established Mongolian regulator.
The event looked at how the transition to digital broadcasting might be most efficiently achieved, the impact of digitalisation on current aspects of broadcasting regulation and possible regulatory responses to the new media landscape. The event opened with a market overview including a keynote from Dr Judhariksawan, Chairman of the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI).
During the course of the two days participants heard views from the broadcasting industry and discussed the usual spectrum issues
TMF meetings are conducted under the Chatham House Rule.
key discussion themes
REGULATORY RESPONSE TO THE NEW MEDIA LANDSCAPE
Tom Pentefountas, Vice Chairman of the Broadcasting, Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) introduced the topic before the panel looked at investment and innovation, encouraging local content, ‘must carry’ or ‘must have’ rules and OTT streamed content and regulation.
ASEAN 2015 PHOTO GALLERY