ASM8 opens up prospects for cooperation

May 25, 2011 | 02:20 pm GMT+7

The eighth Asia Media Summit (AMS8) will provide a platform for broadcasters around the world to share experiences, seek partners and increase cooperation in the digital era, said a leading Vietnamese government office.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan at the Summit

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan made the remarks in Hanoi on May 24 at the opening session of AMS8, an important event in the field of broadcasting in the region.

The Government of Vietnam attaches great importance to the development of the media in general and the broadcasting industry in particular by introducing many practical and appropriate policies, Nhan emphasised.

“We are moving forward, updating technologies, professionalising programmes, and diversifying content to meet the increasing demand of domestic and foreign audiences,” he said.

Vietnam boasts 67 radio and TV stations that offer nearly 200 public channels. Its pay TV network has expanded significantly, providing 50 domestic and 75 foreign channels.

Themed “Digital Media Everywhere: Repositioning Broadcasting”, the two-day event draw about 600 delegates, including managers, policy-makers and experts in the field of broadcasting from more than 50 countries and territories. They are to take part in a series of sessions and symposiums relating to the broadcasting industry.

Initiated in 2004 by the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIDB), the Asia Media Summit takes place in every late May. This year’s event is held by Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) in collaboration with the AIDB on May 24-25./.