Broadcasting Unions from around the world are meeting in Tokyo in the third Conference of the Broadcasting Unions.
GV NHK (Nipon Hoso Kyokai building in Tokyo
SV INTERIOR ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union) delegation seated
SV Sign "ASBU"
CU Sign "Inter-Union, Tokyo"
SV & CU Members of EBU (European Broadcasting Association) delegates speaking with other delegates (2 shots)
SV NANBA (North American National Broadcasters Association) delegates seated
SV ABU delegates seated
SV PAN Premier Masayoshi Ohira enters conference hall
GV PAN & CU FROM Delegates seated TO Premier Ohira speaking in Japanese (2 shots)
GV Delegates applaud as Premier Ohira walks away from microphone
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Background: Broadcasting Unions from around the world are meeting in Tokyo in the third Conference of the Broadcasting Unions. The first Conference was held in Rome in 1972 where the world's top broadcasters discussed the latest innovations in communications technology, especially the growing use of broadcast satellites.
SYNOPSIS: The conference of Broadcasting Unions took place at the headquarters of Nipon Hoso Kyokai the Japanese Television network in Tokyo. And among the delegations was the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU).
The Association's third conference was supposed to be held in Teheran in 1977 but was postponed because of the internal situation there. More than one hundred and thirty delegates -- the largest attendance yet were expected to attend the week's meetings.
American and Canadian Broadcasters were represented by the North American National Broadcasters Association. And the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union was the host delegation.
The opening ceremony was addressed by the Japanese Prime Minister masayoshi Ohira and the proceedings of the conference were to be simultaneously translated into seven languages.
After the opening session all the meetings were to be closed until newsmen attended a sum of the conference on the fifth of March. Prime Minister Ohira welcomed the various delegations from around the world....
The broadcasters were to exchange views on the requirements in their own particular regions and how increased cooperation could improve the broadcasting industry throughout the world.