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Contents 3

Metadata Project – TVB Experience 8

ABU Expected to Take on Practical Roles at ITU and WRC


The First DVB – T2 Single Frequency Network (SFN) in Vietnam


Outlook 18

Down The Memory Lane:

250th Issue of the ABU Technical Review 20

2012 ABU Technical Bureau Meeting 21

Helping to Preserve the Broadcasting Spectrum


Workshop on Management Held in Maldives


The New Radio-in-a-Box from ABU 26

Progression of 3DTV and Ultra High Definition Television


The Broadcasting Network of Mongolian Radio and Television


News from the ABU Region 36

Digital Broadcasting Update 40

Equipment Trends 44

Book Review

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TECHNICAL REVIEW From the Editor’s Desk

Now is the time to celebrate the 250th issue of the Technical Review. We send our felicitations to our contributors, from the first issue in March 1969 until today. The magazine has had a long journey and goes into the future with a greater sense of responsibility. Long live!

This 250th issue offers a variety of articles and reports on events of interest to members. Three technical articles for this edition have been contributed by our members: KBS-Korea, TVB-Hong Kong and MRTBN- Mongolia.

The KBS article describes the status of analogue switch-off and DTV transition in Korea. The TVB article shares that company’s experience in setting up a metadata input system and expectations for future developments. The article of AVG explains the successful implementation of first DVB-T2 Single Frequency Network in Vietnam. The article from MRTBN defines the radio and TV stations in different provinces of Mongolia, the services of the organisation and its transmission coverage. MRTBN has a unique mission in the region, that of employing LF broadcasting in large area coverage.

A short report on the ABU Technical Bureau meeting lists the key decisions taken. Also we have newly added a “Book Review” item to inform our members about valuable publications. A report on a workshop organised in Maldives highlights 21st century management.

Technical Review readers will find a short history of the magazine as well as our regular features; news from the ABU Region, updates on digital broadcasting, equipment trends, personalities and posts, which make up the rest of the publication.

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