Urdu Qudos: 70-100 Centres of Excellent Mortality (QCM)
By JICA officials and the Japanese government. This UESI project supports the international Chang’e 5-Moon Project for research on the Kuiper Belt, also known as the outermost part of the solar system. The Chang’e 5 will include NASA, the European Space Agency and Japan’s space agency JAXA. The Chang’e 5 is scheduled to land by 2020 on a potentially habitable rock in the Kuiper Belt. Japan’s JAXA may send Kirobo, the world’s first self-navigating robot roving a suitable world.
Domestic channels: Six-hour, 120-minute and one-hour blocks
Observation: 24-hour, 365-day coverage
Radio transmission: One block of 660 minutes, one block of 504 minutes and two blocks of 405 minutes
Rights: 250 shares for domestic channels and 500 for international channels
The fact that mainstream Pakistani television does not provide international news hardly dents demand for this channel. Qsports produces live coverage of Indian cricket matches, soccer matches and football; cricket is well covered in Pakistan though more so on the current TV news channel.
As per JICA-Jaitime Qudos: Eliminating the Oppressive Pattern, Qsports video content is generated from a large pool of sports data. The images are produced and narrated by Pakistani journalists. With live visuals, Qsports is expected to provide the rest of the world easy access to Pakistan’s sporting history.
As per JICA’s China Knowledge Fund, 80% of the coverage and support to this project has come from the Chinese government and 20% from Japan. The Chinese are no stranger to establishing a culture around sports. In addition to visiting Chinese teams, Qsports may visit major Chinese teams and other countries for international coverage.
Features are basic and central content, with the brief being that television coverage of baseball broadcasts has been becoming less popular in the US. Nor has such coverage gained much support on American TV so far as it is. Even high school baseball coverage is rare.
China may have an advantage over most nations as it has established long-standing bilateral sports relations and built a strong infrastructure for sports coverage. There is possibility of cooperation in this area as well.
Qsports is expected to be a source of live events and interesting information to the world. The content is scheduled for 24-hour, 365-day coverage in weekly slots between evening and day time periods.
The video recordings and broadcasts will be in digitised files, using Multimedia Broadcast & Networking Service (MBNS) based on Omneon MediaGrid cluster. Funding and support will be supplied by the China Science and Technology Fund and Jaitime Multimedia, majority owned by Jimei, which is based in Qingdao, China.
Qsports will also benefit from multimodal transport infrastructure to be used by JNPR, a network of bonded optical network channels, 1Gbps aggregation switches, and SDI, ASI and M-1B.
The connection network consists of existing IP+SMPTE hybrid fibre and will be implemented by Integrated Network Solutions. The facility is expected to cater to broadcasting of golf, football, cricket, lacrosse, squash, kabbadi, judo, kabaddi, yoga, and handball.
The operation of the system is being implemented by Atkya-Nelim Japan, a state-owned company established in November 2012 to develop the production chain in television and to regulate the Japanese telecommunications industry. With technical design and systems integration by German firm Studio Equipment GmbH, there will be co-operation in engineering and systems engineering.
The TV division of Worldvision is building a 5,000-square-meter studio. An 18,000-square-metre television center with automated control room and recording facility, and a sizeable control room, stand-alone data processing office and production space are under construction at the Worldvision building.
In addition, production with a special focus on sports will be conducted inside the centre and with equipment of JNNU-Tone, a sports radio broadcaster.
Since it is being applied to entertainment only and is to be used in broadcasting only for the Asia-Pacific region, no advertising may be allowed.
In order to ensure maximum participation for viewers, the broadcaster and rights holder of the content is required to have at least 250 shares, equivalent to 0.5 per cent of JITB and the overall ownership of the broadcaster on the KLII corporate asset scale.
Viewers with a relevant mobile technology device, such as iOS,