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The Hyatt Regency Hotel The Regency Hotel was a hotel in Denver, Colorado. Built in the 1960s to serve as a regional convention center, it was famous locally for its large gold dome and the luxury of the rooms within.  in Budapest, Hungary, during the annual DISCOP, held June 27-29, was the venue for the launch of an international initiative that will provide up to $10 million in expertise, equipment and programming to Afghan TV Afghan Television is a commercial television station, broadcasting from Kabul, Afghanistan since late 2004. The station is owned by Mr. Afghanzai, an Afghan entrepreneur and is currently broadcasting from only to the Greater Kabul region.  in the coming year.

The TV for Afghanistan Initiative will assist the recently re-launched Afghan broadcaster after having been shut down five years ago by the former Taliban government.

In launching the initiative, Abdul Hamid Abdul Hamid may refer to:
  • Abdul Hamid I (1774 - 1789), sultan of the Ottoman Empire
  • Abdul Hamid II (1876 - 1909), sultan of the Ottoman Empire
  • Abdul Hamid (soldier) (1933 - 1965), Indian soldier and recipient of the Param Vir Chakra
 Mobarez, Deputy Minister of Information and Publication at the Ministry of Information and Culture, which is in charge of the reconstruction of Afghan TV, was to be the guest of honor at the DISCOP 2002 TV market, but he did not show up because, as VideoAge later learned, he could not enter Hungary because he was traveling under international refugee refugee, one who leaves one's native land either because of expulsion or to escape persecution. The legal problem of accepting refugees is discussed under asylum; this article considers only mass dislocations and the organizations that help refugees.  papers (with no visa stamp) instead of traveling with his diplomatic passport. These papers had been provided to him by the French government while he lived in France, where he resided for 14 years. He later recognized this mistake as his own and did not blame the Hungarians.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Budapest-based DISCOP is the only event dedicated to television professionals involved in fast-developing territories. Some 308 buyers attended the market, representing over 145 major broadcasters and Pay-TV services from Central and Eastern Europe The term "Central and Eastern Europe" came into wide spread use, replacing "Eastern bloc", to describe former Communist countries in Europe, after the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989/90. , Caucasus, Central Asia, China and Vietnam, making it a 30 percent increase from the previous year. Thirty new TV operators from Serbia-Montenegro, the Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, Lithuania and China were among those present. This year's large Chinese delegation included 15 programming and acquisitions executives that flew over from Beijing, Sichuan and Shanghai specifically to buy off-peak TV programming. Participants also included public broadcasters from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Esronia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia; regional broadcasters from 15 countries; pay TV service operators from 18 countries and many local independent distributors buying programs and technologies on behalf of various television operators.

TV distributors were also represented by numerous international companies including CableReady, Chum TV, Mondo mon·do   Slang
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Extremely; very: a mondo big mistake.
 TV, The Fremantle Corporation, Distraction Distraction
Divination (See OMEN.)


a “person from Porlock” interrupted Coleridge while he was recollecting the dream on which he based “Kubla Khan”. [Br. Lit.: Poems of Coleridge in Magill IV, 756]
, Globo TV, Coral, TV Azteca TV Azteca is the second largest Mexican television network. It was established in 1968 as the state-owned Instituto Mexicano de la Televisión ("Imevisión"), and was privatized under its current name in 1993. Its flagship program is the newscast Hechos. , as well as many new companies from Central and Eastern Europe offering locally produced programming with an international appeal. A Spanish TV delegation was also present, as was the TVFI group with 20 French distributors. Some 87 distribution companies set up offices in suites, while 36 rented "viewing boxes" and 10 participated with "in-and-out packages" (no facilities), including Warner Bros BROS Brothers
BROS Benefits and Retirement Operations Section (King County, Washington)
BROS Barnes and Richmond Operatic Society (London, UK) 
., for a total of 133 program sellers. Technology companies, such as Geolink, Open TV, Canal + Technologies, ND and Satcom, took exhibition space on the lower-level.

The general three-day DISCOP conference agenda featured 28 sessions. Campus programs centered on new ways to make money with TV, and featured 16 speakers including those from C1, WIT, BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
 and Dentsu. There were also 11 company presentations, two "think-tank" breakfasts and two end-of-the-day entertainment programs, including the HBO Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)
A form of oxygen therapy in which the patient breathes oxygen in a pressurized chamber.

Mentioned in: Ozone Therapy
 traditional boat parry on the Danube river Danube River
 German Donau Slovak Dunaj Serbo-Croatian and Bulgarian Dunav Romanian Dunarea Ukrainian Dunay

River, central Europe.

The Paris-based DISCOP Organization is managed by Key3 Media East -- which is listed on the New-York Stock Exchange -- one of the major organizers of international trade shows and conferences. Next year, DISCOP will take place June 26-28, while a new event, DISCOP Formats Market China, will be held October 25-26, 2002 in Beijing.
Number of PCs and Internet users (percentage of total population) in 13
countries which are candidates to become members of the EU

Country        PC   Web

Bulgaria      4.5   7.5
Cyprus       25.0  22.0
Czech Rep.   12.0  14.0
Estonia      17.5  30.0
Hungary      10.0  15.0
Latvia        7.0   6.5
Lithuania    15.5   7.0
Malta        23.0  25.0
Poland        8.5  10.0
Romania       3.5   4.5
Slovak Rep.  14.8  12.0
Slovenia     27.5  30.0
Turkey        4.0   3.5

RELATED ARTICLE: Q&A With Abdul Hamid Mobarez

Back in Paris, Patrick Jucaud, DISCOP's general manager, arranged for a few questions from VideoAge to be answered by Abdul Hamid Mobarez, Deputy Minister of Information and Publication at the Ministry of Information and Culture and in charge of the reconstruction of Afghan TV.

The TV for Afghanistan initiative had been set up by the DISCOP organization in light of the fact that Afghan TV suffers dramatically from a lack of funding and technical expertise. In this context, DISCOP's mission for the next few months will be to convince suppliers of programming, equipment, technologies expertise, and manufacturers of TV sets to help Afghanistan's only television network get back on its feet by giving them free services (O.Eng. Law) such feudal services as were not unbecoming the character of a soldier or a freemen to perform; as, to serve under his lord in war, to pay a sum of money, etc.

See also: Free
 and products, after so many years of difficulties.

The existing technical infrastructure of Afghan TV -- built originally in 1976 -- must be replaced, while journalists, production and programming executives need to be provided with modern tools and immediate training in order to provide Afghans with an inspiring source of entertainment and information.

VideoAge: What kind of programs do you need?

Abdul H. Mobarez: Non-violent programs -- considering that 70 percent of Afghans were born during war times -- films, educational programs. We're pleased by Italy's Mondo TV's offer to provide us with animation films and cartoons.

VA: DISCO P's $10 million goal, what will that get you and how long will it last?

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: We have a six-year plan Six-Year Plan (1950-1955) was the second - after the Three-Year Plan (1947-1949) - centralized plan of the People's Republic of Poland. It concentrated on increasing the heavy industry sector.  to turn Afghan TV into a network with national coverage and various regional TV stations due to the fact that there are at least six different languages spoken. Many companies are already in Kabul evaluating the costs of setting up such networks and it is obvious that the $10 million will only get us jump-started. Plus, Germany's Deutshe Welle is already available in Afghanistan since last June. Our main concern, however, is to develop radio, as radios are cheap and what the Afghanis are mainly hungry for is news.
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