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Rapid Development of Digital Broadcast Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Amal Punchihewa, Massey University, Palmerston North

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 from 12:00 to 13:30
Spectrum Theatre, Crnr Customhouse Quay & Johnston St
, Wellington

Broadcast technologies are being developed very rapidly. In television broadcasting, second generation terrestrial, satellite and cable technologies are already being deployed. Some countries have already switched-off analogue services. While digital services provide many benefits such as high quality visuals and sound, spectrum efficiency, error correction capability, and easy storage, it also brings many challenges to broadcasters, viewers, regulators and manufactures. This presentation will highlight recent advances in digital television technologies and its impact on stakeholders to the television broadcasting.

Next generation television services such as IPTV-Internet protocol based television will be introduced with its distinct characteristics and challenges in assurance of service quality known as Quality of Experience (QoE).

Amal holds a BEng (Hons), MEEng, Ph.D. He is a chartered professional engineer and possesses over 26 years of academic and industry experience.  He is a Fellow of IET(UK), a Member of IEEE and IPENZ. He is an International Professional Registration Adviser (IPRA) for NZ and the secretary of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society New Zealand Chapter. He is a senior consultant in broadcast technologies and an expert of ITU.

Proceedings will commence with tea and coffee at 12:00, followed by the presentation at 12:30. Non Members welcome.