EYEAFRICA TV: Beijing, China: The 2nd ASEAN Media Roundtable was held on Oct 31 in Beijing, co-hosted by CCTV Video News Agency (CCTV+) and People’s Television Network (PTV) of the Philippines.
Attending the meeting, themed “Mutual Development and Shared Future,” were more than 120 delegates from China and some other 40 countries.
Teng Yunping, CEO of China Global Television Network Corporation and Chairman of CCTV Video News Agency, said 2019 marks the China-ASEAN Year of Media Exchanges. And CCTV+ is willing to promote China-ASEAN media cooperation through content sharing, co-production and personnel exchanges.
Julio Castillo, chairman of the board of directors of PTV of the Philippines, the co-organizer of the roundtable, applauded CCTV+ for holding such event. He said that exchanges between mainstream media is a good opportunity to learn about the status and future development trends of the Chinese and ASEAN media industry, and to foster cooperation, content production and promotion of projects.
During the conference, CCTV Video New Agency signed a News Service Agreement with MCOT Public Company Limited of Thailand. As of now, CCTV+ has set up cooperation relationship with 41 mainstream media organizations in nine ASEAN countries.
Watcharin Setakudan, editor-in-chief of MCOT of Thailand, believed that this event could be a model of effective collaboration between China and ASEAN countries.
Sofman Mahmood, group general manager of corporate affairs of Media Prima Berhad of Malaysia, called for a video platform that could gather and share stories of all nations.
Souphaksone Silaphet, an English news anchorman of Lao National Television, said that CCTV+ not only uploads time-efficient and useful news footage every day, but also provides live signals to access to social media in China.
Experts from world-renowned news agencies and media technology companies also had a meeting on the sidelines of the main event to discuss the importance of technology and media revolution.
CCTV Video New Agency is China’s first and leading video news agency. It offers news products and services to global media organizations, via its online Global Distribution System (www.cctvplus.com) and works in cooperation with world-leading distributors of professional news content.
People’s Television Network is a government television network of the Philippines, which was established in 1974. PTV programs are broadcast through its main transmitter in Quezon City and relayed to its provincial stations nationwide via the Asia Broadcast Satellite System.