Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), formed in 1964, is a non-profit, professional association of broadcasting organisations. It currently has over 287 members in 57 countries and regions, reaching a potential audience of about 3 billion people. The ABU's role is to help the development of broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region and to promote the collective interests of its members. The ABU covers an area stretching from Turkey in the west to Samoa in the east, and from Mongolia in the north to New Zealand in the south. Its secretariat is located in Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, its secretary-general, currently Dr Javad Mottaghi.

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union
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ABU headquarters in Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur
Formation1 July 1964; 57 years ago (1964-07-01)
TypeUnion of broadcasting organisations
Headquarters2nd Floor, IPPTAR Building, Angkasapuri, 50614 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 287 members
  • (from 57 countries and regions)
Official language
İbrahim Eren

One of the ABU's activities is Asiavision, a daily exchange of news feeds by satellite among television stations in 20 countries in Asia. The ABU also negotiates coverage rights to major sports events for its members collectively, and carries out a wide range of activities in the programme and technical areas. The ABU provides a forum for promoting the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters, and encourages regional and international co-operation between broadcasters.

Full members must be national free-to-air broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific region, but there is an associate membership category that is open to provincial broadcasters, subscription broadcasters and national broadcasters in other parts of the world, and an affiliate category that is open to organisations connected to broadcasting.


ABU former President Cho Dae-hyun

The ABU's activities include:

  • a daily satellite TV news exchange (Asiavision)
  • co-production and exchange of programmes
  • negotiating rights for major sports events and organising coverage
  • technical, programming and management consultancy services
  • advising members on copyright and legal matters
  • rights-free content acquisition for developing countries
  • representing members in international forums
  • international frequency planning and coordination
  • organising seminars, workshops and training courses
  • annual competition for radio and television programmes (ABU Prizes)
  • a robot competition for engineering students (Robocon)
  • publication of ABU News and Technical Review
  • started 2012: ABU TV and Radio Song Festivals[1][better source needed][2]
Journalists from ABU member organisations

The ABU works closely with the regional broadcasting . in other parts of the world on matters of common concern, and with many other international organisations, to exchange information on the latest developments in broadcasting, undertake activities to improve the skills and technologies of its members, and encourage harmonisation of operating and technical broadcasting standards and systems in the region. The ABU is funded primarily by annual subscriptions from members. The Union has an elected President and three Vice-Presidents, who serve three-year terms. The current President is Yoshinori Imai of NHK-Japan.

The ABU Secretariat is located in Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has over 30 staff, of whom 12 are broadcast professionals recruited from among the ABU members within the region. The head of the Secretariat is the Secretary-General, who is appointed by the General Assembly. The current Secretary-General is Dr. Javad Mottaghi. The Asia-Pacific region is defined in the ABU statutes as countries within areas of Asia and the Pacific that lie substantially between the longitudes of 30 degrees east and 170 degrees west. On the map, this region stretches from Turkey in the west, to Samoa in the east, and from Russia in the north, to New Zealand in the south. All of the ABU's full members operate in this region.

Most of the ABU's associate members are European and North American broadcasters, many of whom have operations in Asia, and pay-TV and cable operators in the Asia-Pacific. Its affiliate members include satellite providers, telcos, production companies, equipment vendors and regulators. The ABU is the third largest of the world's eight broadcasting unions, but covers the largest geographic area of the world.


A number of different membership types are available to national broadcasters and national broadcasting organisations. These include full, additional full, associate, affiliate and institutional memberships.[3]

Full membersEdit

Countries with Full ABU Membership.
  • Below is a list of full members of the ABU. These are members who are independent nations within the ABU broadcasting region, and consist of two members per country. Broadcasters have the option to change between full and additional full membership.[3]
Country Broadcasting organisation National script Abbr.
  Afghanistan Radio Television Afghanistan
  • رادیو تلویزیون ملی افغانستان (Dari)
  • د افغانستان ملي راډيو تلويزون (Pashto)
  Australia Australian Broadcasting Corporation Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC
  Azerbaijan İctimai Television İctimai Televiziya və Radio Yayımları Şirkəti İTV
  Bangladesh Bangladesh Betar বাংলাদেশ বেতার BB
Bangladesh Television বাংলাদেশ টেলিভিশন BTV
  Bhutan Bhutan Broadcasting Service འབྲུག་རྒྱང་བསྒྲགས་ལས་འཛིན BBS
  Brunei Darussalam Radio Television Brunei Radio Television Brunei
Radio Televisyen Brunei (Malay)
  Cambodia National Television of Cambodia ទូរទស្សន៍ជាតិកម្ពុជា TVK
  China China Media Group 中央广播电视总台 CMG
National Radio and Television Administration 国家广播电视总局 NRTA
  Egypt Egyptian Radio and Television Union إتحاد الإذاعة و التليفزيون المصري ERTU
  Fiji Fiji Television Fiji Television FTV
  India All India Radio आकाशवाणी AIR
Doordarshan दूरदर्शन DD
  Indonesia Radio of the Republic of Indonesia Radio Republik Indonesia RRI
Television of the Republic of Indonesia Televisi Republik Indonesia TVRI
  Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting صدا و سيمای جمهوری اسلامی ايران IRIB
  Japan NHK/Japan Broadcasting Corporation 日本放送協会 NHK
Tokyo Broadcasting System 東京放送 TBS
  Jordan Jordan Radio and Television Corporation مؤسسة الإذاعة والتلفزيون الأردني JRTV
  Kazakhstan Khabar Agency
  • Хабар Агенттігі (Kazakh)
  • Агентство Хабар (Russian)
  Kiribati Broadcasting and Publications Authority Broadcasting and Publications Authority BPA
  Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Public Radio and Television Corporation Кыргыз Республикасынын Коомдук телерадиоберүү корпорациясы (Kyrgyz)
Общественная телерадиовещательная корпорация Кыргызской Республики (Russian)
  Laos Lao National Radio ວິທະຍຸກະຈາຍສຽງແຫ່ງຊາດລາວ LNR
Lao National Television ສະຖານີໂທລະພາບແຫ່ງຊາດລາວ LNTV
  Malaysia Radio & Television of Malaysia Radio Televisyen Malaysia RTM
  Maldives Public Service Media ޕަބްލިކް ސަރވިސް މީޑިއާ PSM
  Mongolia Mongolian National Broadcaster Монголын Үндэсний Олон Нийтийн Телевиз MNB
TV5 TV5 Телевиз TV5
  Myanmar Myanmar Radio and Television မြန်မာ့အသံနှင့်ရုပ်မြင်သံကြား MRTV
    Nepal Nepal Television नेपाल टेलिभिजन NTV
Radio Nepal रेडियो नेपाल RNE
  North Korea The Radio and Television Broadcasting Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea 조선중앙방송위원회 KRT
  New Zealand Television New Zealand Television New Zealand
Te Reo Tātaki o Aotearoa (Māori)
  Pakistan Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation ہیئت پاکستان برائے قومی نشریات PBC
Pakistan Television پاكِستان ٹیلی وژن نیٹ ورک PTV
  Papua New Guinea Media Niugini Limited MNL
National Broadcasting Corporation of Papua New Guinea National Broadcasting Corporation of Papua New Guinea NBC/PNG
  Philippines People's Television Network People's Television Network
Telebisyon ng Bayan (Filipino)
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation IBC
  Qatar Qatar Media Corporation المؤسسة القطرية للإعلام QMC
  Samoa Samoa Broadcasting Corporation Samoa Broadcasting Corporation SBC
  Saudi Arabia Saudi Broadcasting Authority هيئة الإذاعة والتلفزيون السعودية SBA
  Singapore Media Corporation of Singapore Media Corporation of Singapore Private Limited
新加坡传媒私人有限公司 (Chinese)
Perbadanan Media Singapura Sendirian Berhad (Malay)
சிங்கப்பூர் ஊடகம் கூட்டுத்தாபனம் (Tamil)
  South Korea Korean Broadcasting System 한국방송공사 KBS
Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation 문화방송주식회사 MBC
  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation ශ්‍රී ලංකා ගුවන් විදුලි සංස්ථාච (Sinhala)
இலங்கை ஒலிபரப்புக் கூட்டுத்தாபனம் (Tamil)
Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation ශ්‍රී ලංකා රූපවාහිනී සංස්ථාව (Sinhala)
இலங்கை ரூபவாகினி கூட்டுத்தாபனம் (Tamil)
  Thailand National Broadcasting Services of Thailand สถานีวิทยุกระจายเสียงแห่งประเทศไทย กรมประชาสัมพันธ์
สถานีวิทยุโทรทัศน์แห่งประเทศไทย กรมประชาสัมพันธ์
Television Pool of Thailand โทรทัศน์รวมการเฉพาะกิจแห่งประเทศไทย TPT
  Timor Leste Radio-Television of East Timor Radio-Televisão Timor Leste (Portuguese)
Radio-Televizaun Timor Lorosae (Tetum)
  Tonga Tonga Broadcasting Commission Tonga Broadcasting Commission
Komisoni Fakamafolalea Tonga (Tongan)
  Turkey Turkish Radio and Television Corporation Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu TRT
  Turkmenistan State Committee of Turkmenistan for Television, Radio Programs and Cinematography Türkmenistanyň Telewideniýe, radiogepleşikler we kinematografiýa baradaky döwlet komiteti TTV
  Uzbekistan National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan O'zbekiston milliy teleradiokompaniyasi MTRK
  Vanuatu Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation
Société de Radiodiffusion et Télévision du Vanuatu (French)
  Vietnam Voice of Vietnam Đài Tiếng nói Việt Nam VOV
Vietnam Television Đài Truyền hình Việt Nam VTV

Additional full membersEdit

Countries with Additional Full ABU Membership.
  • Below is a list of additional full members of the ABU. These are members who already have 2 full member organisations, and for countries in non-independent area.[3]
Country Broadcasting organisation National script Abbr.
  Afghanistan Ariana Radio and Television Network آريانا تلويزيون ATN
Educational Radio and Television ERTV
Noorin Radio Television Network تلویزیون نورین NRTN
Saba Media Organisation تلویزیون سبا SMO
  Bangladesh Asian TV এশিয়ান টিভি
Radio Broadcasting FM (Bangladesh) Company Limited Radio Broadcasting FM (Bangladesh) Co. Ltd. Radio Today
South Asian Television SATV
  Bhutan Centennial Radio CR101
Kuzoo FM KFM
  China Shandong Radio and Television Station SDRT
Shanghai Media Group 上海文化广播影视集团有限公司 SMG
Sichuan Radio and Television 四川广播电视台 SRT
  Fiji Fijian Broadcasting Corporation FBC
  Hong Kong Radio Television Hong Kong 香港電台 RTHK
Television Broadcasts Limited 電視廣播有限公司 TVB
  India New Delhi Television NDTV
  Indonesia Metro TV
  Jordan Sawt Al Madina Radio SMR
  Kazakhstan Republican Television and Radio Corporation RTRC
  Kiribati Adventist Hope Radio
  Kyrgyzstan New Broadcasting System NBS
  Laos Television Lao Limited TVLAO
  Lebanon Radio Liban اذاعة لبنان RL[4]
  Macau Macau Television Broadcasting 澳門廣播電視股份有限公司
Teledifusão de Macau (Portuguese)
  Malaysia Media Prima Berhad MPB
  Maldives VMedia Island Broadcasting Company Pvt Ltd VMedia
  Marshall Islands Radio Marshalls V7AB
  Mongolia Ekoron TV
HBS TV LLC Company
MONGOLRadio FM 88.3-102.1
MN25 Television 25-р Суваг Телевиз MN25
Mongolian National Educational Channel Боловсрол Суваг EduTV
Mongolian Radio and Television Broadcasting Network Монголын Үндэсний Олон Нийтийн Телевиз MRTBN
Must Technology
TV9 Television TV9 Телевиз TV9
SULD Television, Noyon Suld Co Ltd
United Broadcasting Corporation LLC Юнайтед Бродкастинг Корпорэйшн ХХК Star TV
  Myanmar DVB Multimedia Group ဒီမိုကရေတစ်မြန်မာ့အသံ DVB
  Nauru Nauru Media NM
    Nepal Kantipur Television Network KTV
Radio Sagarmatha
  New Zealand Radio Tarana
Television New Zealand Limited TVNZ
  Norfolk Island Norfolk Island Broadcasting Service Norfolk Island Broadcasting Service VL2NI
  Pakistan Hum Network Limited HUM TV
Shalimar Recording & Broadcasting Company ATV/SRBC
Virtual University TV VTV
  Palestine Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation PBC
  Philippines Alto Broadcasting System-Chronicle Broadcasting Network ABS-CBN
Philippine Broadcasting Service Philippine Broadcasting Service

Paglilingkod Panghimpapawid ng Pilipinas (Filipino)

  Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation SIBC
Telekom Television TTV
  South Korea Educational Broadcasting System 한국교육방송공사 EBS
Seoul Broadcasting System 주식회사에스비에스 SBS
  Sri Lanka Asset Radio Broadcasting Asset Radio Broadcasting (Pvt) Limited Neth FM
EAP Holdings EAP Broadcasting Company EAP
Independent Television Network Limited Independent Television Network Limited ITN
MBC Networks MBC Networks (Pvt) Limited MBC Radio
MTV Channel MTV Channel (Pvt) Limited MTV
Power House Power House LTD TV Derana
VIS Broadcasting VIS Broadcasting (Pvt) Ltd. VIS
  Thailand Thai Public Broadcasting Service องค์การกระจายเสียงและแพร่ภาพสาธารณะแห่งประเทศไทย Thai PBS
The National Assembly Radio and Television Broadcasting Station สถานีวิทยุกระจายเสียงและวิทยุโทรทัศน์รัฐสภา สำนักงานเลขาธิการสภาผู้แทนราษฎร TPChannel
  Tuvalu Tuvalu Broadcasting Corporation
  Vietnam Audio Visual Global Joint Stock Company AVG

Associate membersEdit

Countries with Associate ABU Membership.
  • Below is a list of associate members of the ABU. These are international broadcasters beyond the ABU region, and national broadcasting associations.[3]
Country Broadcasting organisation National script Abbr.
  Albania Albanian Radio-Television Albanian Radio Television RTSH
  Australia Commercial Radio Australia Limited Commercial Radio Australia Limited CRA
  Belarus National State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus Нацыянальная дзяржаўная тэлерадыёкампанія Рэспублікі Беларусь BTRC
  Brunei KRISTAL Astro KRISTAL Astro Sdn Bhd KASB
  Fiji Walesi Limited Walesi Limited Walesi Ltd
  France France Médias Monde France Médias Monde FMM
  Germany German National Broadcasting Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen
Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Deutsche Welle Deutsche Welle DW
Second German Television Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen ZDF
  Hong Kong CNN International CNN International CNNI
Phoenix Television 鳳凰衛視控股有限公司 Phoenix TV
Dim Sum Television 點心衛視 Dim Sum TV
  Hungary Médiaszolgáltatás-támogató és Vagyonkezelő Alap Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (Hungarian Public Service Media) MTVA
  Italy RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana Radiotelevisione Italiana Spa Rai
  Japan National Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Japan 日本民間放送連盟 JBA
  Malaysia ASTRO All Asia Networks plc ASTRO Malaysia Holdings Berhad AMHB
  Mauritius Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation MBC
Radio Plus Limited Radio Plus Ltd
  Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia Broadcasting Association FSMBA
  Mongolia Eagle Broadcasting Company Ийгл Телевиз EBC
Supervision Broadcasting Network Television SBN Телевиз SBN
    Nepal Association of Community Radio Broadcasters Nepal सामुदायिक रेडियो प्रसारक संघ नेपाल ACORAB
Broadcast Association of Nepal नेपाल प्रसारण संघ BAN
Radio Tulsipur रेडियो तुलसीपुर
  Nigeria Voice of Nigeria Voice of Nigeria VON
  Papua New Guinea Click Pacific Limited Click Pacific Limited Click TV
  Philippines Association of Broadcasters of the Philippines Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas KBP
  Romania Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company Societatea Română de Radiodifuziune ROR
  Russia Alternative Irkutsk Studio of TV AIST
Channel One Russia 1tv
Federal State Budget Institution Russian State Radio Broadcasting Company The Voice of Russia
RT RT Channel RT
Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company RTR
  Singapore MediaCorp TV MediaCorp Pte Ltd MediaCorp TV
  South Korea Busan English Broadcasting Foundation 부산영어방송재단 BEBF
Korea Business News CO. LTD (주)한국비즈니스뉴스 KBN
K-Force Radio Station 케이포스 라디오 방송국 KFRS
K-Force Television Station 케이포스 텔레비전 방송국 KFTS
  Sudan Sudan National Public Radio Corporation Sudan National Public Radio Corporation Sudan Radio
  Thailand Global One Belt One Road Television โทรทัศน์ Global One Belt One Road GOBA TV
  United Kingdom British Broadcasting Corporation British Broadcasting Corporation BBC
  USA Trans World Radio Trans World Radio TWR
Voice of America Voice of America VOA

Institutional membersEdit

Countries with ABU Institutional Membership.
Country Broadcasting organisation National script Abbr.
  Germany PRIX JEUNESSE International
  Hong Kong Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia Asia Video Industry Association CASBAA
   Switzerland Digital Radio Mondiale Digital Radio Mondiale DRM
  United Kingdom Association for International Broadcasting The Association for International Broadcasting AIB
International News Safety Institute International News Safety Institute INSI
  USA International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences IATAS
United Nations Department of Public Information United Nations Department of Public Information UN-DPI

Affiliated membersEdit

Countries with Affiliated ABU Membership.
Country Broadcasting organisation National script Abbr.
  Australia Australian Film Television and Radio School Australian Film Television and Radio School AFTRS
Radio Frequency Systems Radio Frequency Systems RFS
Xtra Insights Xtra Insights
  Bangladesh Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication BNNRC
National Institute of Mass Communication NIMC
Pathshala South Asian Media Institute Pathshala South Asian Media Institute PSAMI
  Cambodia Agence Kampuchea Press AKP
  Canada Videoship Enterprises Limited Videoship Enterprises Limited VEL
Communication University of China 中国传媒大学 CUC
Research and Training Institute of NRTA China RTI of NRTA China
  Fiji Pacific Islands News Association PINA
  France Enensys Technologies Enensys Technologies ET
  Germany Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits Fraunhofer IIS
Guntermann & Drunck GmbH G&D
LS telcom AG Lstelcom
  Hong Kong APT Satellite Holdings APT Satellite Company Limited APT
AsiaSat Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited AsiaSat
Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Ltd. Sony Corporation of Hong Kong (Previously called Professional Solutions Asia Pacific Company) Sony
Younger Culture Younger Culture C. Ltd YCHK
  India Apalya Technologies Apalya Technologies Apalya
Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited BECIL
Canara Lighting Industries Canara Lighting Industries PVT. LTD. Canara
  Indonesia Infotech Solutions Infotech Solutions Infotech
Sekolah Tinggi Teknik Malang Sekolah Tinggi Teknik Malang STTM
REKAM Indonesia REKAM Indonesia REKAM
  Iran Iran Broadcasting University IRIB University IRIB
Soroush Multimedia Corporation SMC
  Japan Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation 放送衛星システム株式会社 B-SAT
Ikegami Tsushinki 池上通信機株式会社 Ikegami
Japan International Broadcasting Inc. 日本国際放送株式会社 JIB
Japan Media Communication Center 日本メディアコミュニケーションセンター JAMCO
NHK Engineering Systems NHK NES
NHK Enterprise NEP
NHK Global Media Services NHK G-Media
NHK Integrated Technology NHK ITEC
NHK International NHK International, Inc NHK Int.
TI ComNet International Visual Works TI ComNet
  Jordan SpaceTech TV Engineering SpaceTech TV Engineering SpaceTech TV
  Kazakhstan Kazmedia Ortalygy Management Company “Kazmedia Ortalygy” LLP KMO
  Malaysia Al Jazeera International Aljazeera International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd CELCOM
Celcom Celcom Axiata Berhad' CELCOM
Happy Campers Productions Happy Campers Productions SDN BHD
MEASAT Satellite Systems MEASAT Satellite Systems MEASAT
MYTV Broadcasting MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd MYTV
Shekhinah PR Shekhinah PR Sdn. Bhd SPR
Spacelabs Technology Spacelabs Technology Sdn Bhd Spacelabs
  Maldives Maldives Broadcasting Commission MBC
  Mauritius Multi Carrier Multi Carrier (Mauritius) Limited MCML
    Nepal Karnali Integrated Rural Development And Research Centre कर्णाली एकीकृत ग्रामीण विकास तथा अनुसन्धान केन्द्र KIRDARC
  Norway Nevion Nevion (formerly known as T-VIPS)
  Pakistan Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Pakistan Electronic Media Regulator Authority PEMRA
  Palestine Media Development Center / Birzeit University مركز تطوير الإعلام / جامعة بيرزيت MDC / BU
  Papua New Guinea National Information & Communications Technology Authority NICTA
  Philippines Courseline Media International Training Services CMITS
  Singapore Bang Singapore Pte Ltd BSPL
Bangladesh Broadcast Systems Bangladesh Broadcast Systems BBS
KIT Digital Benchmark Broadcast Systems (S) Pte. Ltd. BSS
Dolby Laboratories Inc. Dolby Laboratories Inc. Dolby
Elevate Broadcast Systems EB
Encompass Digital Media Encompass Digital Media (Asia) Pte Ltd EDM
Eutelsat Asia EA
EEVA Productions EEVA
Globecast Asia Globecast Asia Pte Ltd GCA
Infocomm Media Development Authority 资讯通信媒体发展局 IMDA
NewTec Asia Pacific Pte Ltd NewTec
Panasonic Systems Asia Pacific Panasonic
Sport Singapore SPORTSG
Telesto Broadcast Solutions Telesto Broadcast Solutions Pte Ltd TBSPL
Telstra Singapore Pte Ltd Telstra Global
Thinking Tub Media Pte Ltd TTM
Whiteways Systems Pte Ltd WW
   Switzerland Digital Video Broadcasting DVB
Università Svizzera Italiana Università Svizzera Italiana USI
  Thailand Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission สำนักงานคณะกรรมการกิจการกระจายเสียง กิจการโทรทัศน์ และกิจการโทรคมนาคมแห่งชาติ NBTC
  Turkey Radio and Television Broadcasting Professional Association Radyo Televizyon Yayınları Meslek Birliği RATEM
  United Kingdom Encompass Digital Media Services Limited Encompass
International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers IABM
New Media Networks NMN
The Insigths People TIP
  USA iBiquity Digital Corporation iBDC
  Uzbekistan National Association of Electronical Mass Media Elektron ommaviy axborot vositalari milliy assotsiatsiyasi NAEMM

Other activitiesEdit

Emergency Warning Broadcasting System (EWBS) for the Asia-Pacific regionEdit

EWBS development work has focused on identifying a suitable country code methodology. This system of codes has now been standardised by ITU-R. The General Assembly in Beijing endorsed the work carried out by the TC and issued an ABU Declaration calling all members to encourage their respective governments to implement an EWBS system.[citation needed]

ABU Engineering Excellence AwardsEdit

Veronica Pedrosa of Al Jazeera addressing an ABU conference

ABU Engineering Industry Excellence Award and ABU Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award are presented annually to broadcast personalities who have made significant contributions respectively to their organisations and to the industry as a whole. They are selected from nominations made by ABU members and followed by an evaluation process by a panel of judges. The Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award is being sponsored by Broadcast and Professional Pacific Asia Company (BPPA). The award includes a study tour of Sony research facilities.[citation needed]


The ABU publishes the ABU News magazine while the Technical Department publishes the Technical Review. Both publications are published quarterly. They are sent free to members and non-affiliates and published in print version, downloadable in PDF format through the ABU's Publications area of the ABU's website and on ABU's app on Android. The ABU also publishes books related to broadcasting which is available in print.

Inter-union activitiesEdit

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) brings together eight unions including the ABU. The WBU has a number of specialised forums, including the International Satellite Operations Group (WBU-ISOG) and the Technical Committee (WBU-TC). The ABU is an active member of both.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ABU TV and Radio Song Festival 2012". Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  2. ^ "ABU General Assembly 2012 Seoul". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "ABU Members". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony. "Lebanon: Radio Liban Joins The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union". Eurovoix. Retrieved 23 June 2017.

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