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Bangkok 2015

Bangkok 2015

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

Competition

competition

Dr Thawatchai Jittrapanun, Commissioner, NBTC chaired the debate on competition in the Digital TV and Digital Radio markets looking at ensuring access, the future of regulation regarding Pay TV, OTT and cable, pricing and funding.

Investment, Infrastructure and Innovations Issues

INVESTMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE AND INNOVATION ISSUES

Supinya Klangnarong, Commissioner at NBTC led a discussion examining the issue of empowering the user looking at protection of minors, communications literacy and the effect on social media in a borderless world.

Regulatory response to the new media landscape

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.

Transition to Digital Communications

TRANSITION TO DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

A panel chaired by Col Dr Natee Sukonrat, Vice Chairman of the NBTC discussed the transition to digital communications and the digital switchover looking at the challenges and opportunities and how to ensure access for rural populations.


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