Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)


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    • Prasar Bharati, India’s Public Service Broadcaster, is hosting the 59th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) General Assembly 2022.

    About ABU

    • It was established in 1964 as a not-for-profit, non-government, non-political, professional association with a mandate to assist the development of broadcasting in the region. 
    • It is the biggest broadcasting union in the world. 
    • It works closely with the regional broadcasting unions in other parts of the world on matters of common concern.
    • Members: ABU’s membership footprint covers around 70 countries and regions on five continents.
      •  The Union serves its diverse 250 members with tailored capacity-building in news, sports, programming, and technology.
    • Functions: It promotes the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters as well as key industry players and facilitates regional and international media cooperation.
      • It provides rights-free content acquisition for developing countries, negotiates rights for major sports events, and organises coverage for the region. 
      • It facilitates high-quality co-productions between members bringing together the talent of Asia and the Pacific.

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