A Digital Broadcasters Vendor News Diary Note - At the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) 2006 General Assembly gathering in Beijing this month it was decided that the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) will host the next 2007 General Assembly in Tehran on 3-5 November 2007.
IRIB has been a key player within the ABU for many years, and is well respected.
In Beijing also, RTM-Malaysia Director-General, Abdul Rahman Hamid, has replaced as Vice-President of the union until the end of 2008 Zainal Abidin Iberahim also from RTM, who retired from the Malaysian public broadcaster in June.
Islamic Republic Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) First Vice-President, Mohammad Honardoost, was re-elected as Vice-President to serve a second term beginning from January 2007. The other ABU Vice-President is Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Director of Broadcasting, Chu Pui Hing.
The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) is the regional non-profit, non-government, professional association of broadcasting organisations, formed in 1964 to facilitate the development of broadcasting. It currently has over 160 members in 56 countries and regions, with its broadcaster members reaching a potential audience of about 3 billion people.