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Digital broadcasting forum sees opportunities in 2010 World Cup

January 7, 2010 • Top Stories

Organizers of this year’s Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum have urged stakeholders to take advantage of the FIFA 2010 World Cup that is scheduled for South Africa in June.

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) said the fact that the Forum will take place ahead of the historic event will make it unique from previous ones.

South Africa will host the Forum from 21-23 April in Johannesburg.

“The Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2010 will focus on the digital switchover and the key developments in broadcasting. The event is designed to play a pivotal role in accelerating digital migration and taking full advantage of the opportunity offered by the World Cup,” organizers said.

Among other topics to be discussed include best practices on capacity development, stakeholder collaboration for successful transition and making the most of the digital dividend.

Policy and regulation on the digital broadcasting switchover infrastructure and funding for the ongoing migration will also be discussed. Over thirty speakers representing sixteen countries will share their expertise and experience to help you in your digital goals.

CTO confirmed that more than thirty speakers representing sixteen countries will share their expertise and experience in the Forum, which is the only event in Africa which has representation from all the stakeholder groups, giving stakeholders a huge platform to engage, debate and contribute during discussions

By Goodman Majola

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