Seminar on “DIGITAL BROADCASTING” organized by Hyderabad Chapter of BES(I) on 18th Dec 2005

Broadcasting Engineering Society (India), Hyderabad Chapter organized a one-day seminar on “Digital Broadcasting” on 18th December 2005 at Hotel Viceroy.  On the occasion an exhibition of broadcast equipment was also arranged to demonstrate development in broadcasting technologies.  More than 200 delegates / visitors attended the seminar.
Dr. T.H.Chowdary, Director, Center for Telecom Management and Studies, Hyderabad while inaugurating the Seminar-cum-Exhibition gave an extensive account on Radio, Science and Technology pioneers.  He mentioned the contribution of Marconi, Clerk Maxwell, J.C.Bose, Ludwig and others for the development of wireless world. He pointed out that in India; radio broadcasting has seen a spectacular development and is traveling towards Digital satellite service serving the Society on various fronts for the development of the country as a whole.  He said Satellite Radio, DTH, Internet TV and Radio have a great role to play in future. He hoped that BSE(I) will undertake license to start broadcasting agency to broadcast science and history and literature programme to keep our heritage and culture.
Mr.A.S.Guin, Chief Engineer, Doordarshan, Delhi in his key note address outlined development in technology from broadcasting to mobile. He said over a period of 60 years it was analog technology, but the digitalization in the last ten years has contribution largely to reshape the global broadcasting landscape. He extensively covered the fast changing development on the broadcasting technologies- analog to mobile to convergence of technology which enable to provide high quality voice, high speed internet and variety of multimedia option in the coming years. He elaborately discussed about possibilities, option, limitations and problem of these technologies. He also said that BSE(I) would be singing a M.O.U with Asia Pacific Broad-casting Union for certification of Broadcasting Engineering course.
Earlier Yogeshwar Paratap, Chairman, BSE(I) Hyderabad Chapter welcomed the gathering MBH Purushotham, MD, Kadevi Engineering Co., Hyderabad proposed vote of thanks.
The Inaugural Sessions was followed by 3 Technical Sessions: The Technical Session- I was chaired by Professor Y.V.Umapathi Varma, Director AVRC, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad. Sri D.Venugopal, Chief Operating Officer, ASTS, Bangalore, delivered his lecture on Digital Multimedia Broadcasting and Sri B.Sitaram, Director (Technical), Digital Broadcast India, Mumbai has delivered his lecture on Digital Cinema.
The Technology Session- II was chaired by Sri. V. Rama Rao, Chief Executive Officer, SAPNET, MANA TV Studios, Hyderabad. Sri S.Swami, Chief Engineer (Rtd.), Doordarshan has delivered his lecture on HDRV and Sri. R.Ganesh, Tektronix India, Bangalore has delivered his lecture on Video Compression Tehniques.

The Technical Session-III was chaired by Sri. T.V.Parthsaradhi, Director (Communications), IT &C, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Sri. G.C.Jain, Managing Director, MCBS, Ahmedabad has delivered his lecture on Interactive TV and DTH and Sri R.P.K Chowdary, Director (Technical), AP AKSH Broadband Ltd. Hyderabad had delivered his lecture on Broadband Networks.

Report, Dec 2005, by Chairman Hyderabad Chapter of  BES(I)