Technical Bureau – 2016-2018
The ABU Technical Bureau consists of 18 members elected by the Technical Committee, who hold office for two years.
The composition of the Bureau is designed to ensure representation of all categories of members. Chairmen of the Topic Areas serve as ex-officio members.
The Bureau meets twice each year (mid-year and during the ABU annual meetings).
The next meeting of the ABU Technical Bureau will be in Colombo on 5-6 April, 2017.
Elections were held at the ABU Technical Committee Meeting on 22 October 2016 in Bali.
The 18 members elected to the ABU Technical Bureau are Phoenix TV-Hong Kong, EAP-Sri Lanka, NBT-Thailand, TBC-Tonga, MTV-Sri Lanka, NHK-Japan, TPT-Thailand, TVB-Hong Kong, TBS-Japan, IRIB-Iran, KBS-Korea, DDI-India, Mediacorp-Singapore, RTM-Malaysia, TRT-Turkey, RRI-Indonesia, SBC-Saudi Arabia and RTPRC-China.
Mr Masakazu Iwaki was re-elected as the Chairman of the ABU Technical Committee.
The three Vice-Chairmen elected were Mr Tharaka Mohotty of MTV-Sri Lanka, Mr Lasantha Samaranayake of EAP-Sri Lanka and Mr Kong Bin of RTPRC-China. The Honorary Vice-Chairman from the host of the 2017 General Assembly, RTPRC-China is Mr Ding Wenhua.
The ABU Technical Committee also confirmed the appointment of Mrs Hanife Sayilir of TRT-Turkey as Topic Area Chairman for Production, Dr Narichika Hamaguchi of NHK-Japan as Topic Area Chairman for Transmission, Mr Tharaka Mohotty of MTV-Sri Lanka as Topic Area Chairman for Capacity Building and Dr Li Leilei of RTPRC-China for the Spectrum Topic Area.
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