Korean Broadcasting Commission to showcase Digital Multimedia Broadcasting in BES EXPO, BES,


MUMBAI: The Korean Broadcasting Commission (KBC) will present Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) technology at the Broadcast Engineering Society (BES) EXPO 2006, to be held in New Delhi from 9 February to 11 February.

KBC will be presenting both terrestrial DMB and satellite DMB technologies, which are already in commercial service in Korea.

KBC is sponsoring the BES EXPO 2006 in cooperation with the Broadcasting Engineering Society (BES) of India. KBC is also leading a delegation of Korean broadcasters to India to participate in the exhibition. Chairman Noh Sung Dai of KBC will head the delegation to lay the foundation for further cooperation between Korea and India, states an official release.

For terrestrial DMB, KBC has received authorization from WPC to use VHF frequency for the demonstration. KBC is using two channels for this presentation. One will consist of a live retransmission, while the other channel will be used to broadcast on-site camera shots of BES EXPO 2006 in real-time.

For satellite DMB, TU Media will be broadcasting recorded content at the BES EXPO 2006. It will also present audio channels with CD quality music with the satellite DMB technology.

KBC contributes a DMB session to the BES conference entitled 'Broadcast Trends: Reaching the Unreached'. Three renowned speakers from Korea will talk about the various aspects of DMB to enlighten participants about its benefits and future prospects. The conference will be held on 10 February 10, at 2 pm.

KBC and World DAB will co-host the DMB-DAB Showcase to provide firsthand experience of these services on various mobile devices. The showcase will be held for two days: 10 & 11 February at 3:30 pm.

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