The 15th Asia Media Summit began today in New Delhi. Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Smriti Irani inaugurated the summit. The two-day summit will discuss an array of issues including media business models in new era and emerging technologies in broadcasting. The theme of the Summit is ‘Telling our Stories – Asia and More’, represenatives from 40 countries are participating in the Summit.
The AMS 2018, an annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) Kuala Lumpur, is a prestigious summit in the Asia Pacific Region and India is hosting the event for the first time. The Summit, with the theme `Telling Our Stories – Asia and More’ is having participants representing organizations like Ministries responsible for Information and Broadcasting in the Asian region, International Organizations UNESCO, FAO, UN; Regulators; Radio and Television broadcasting companies both national/ public and private broadcasters; Television channels and networks, Institutes/Academies of Communication, Media Research; Community Radio groups; Press and Media, and broadcast equipment manufacturers.
The Summit is aimed at encouraging regional and bilateral dialogue and cooperation to respond to challenges to the broadcasting sector in the region. It would provide a unique opportunity for broadcasters in the Asian region to share their thoughts on software and hardware aspects of Broadcasting. In the concluding session, World Television Awards 2018 would be presented by Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Youth Affairs & Sports, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. The Closing Ceremony would witness the handing over of the baton for hosting the next Asia Media Summit to Philippines.