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Asia Television Forum
Held from 10 to 12 December 2008 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Asia Television Forum is Asia's leading programming market, where international content sellers meet with Asian buyers and partners to sell, buy, and network. Explore co-production and programme financing opportunities while you meet key media companies from over 45 countries including BBC, Discovery, Geneon, KBS, MBC, Mediacorp, NHK, Phoenix Satellite, Sony Pictures, TV Tokyo, and others.
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Khronos Developer University & Specification Launch     
Room 203, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Wednesday, 10 December 2008, 10:00 - 17:00

Join experts from Khronos for the public launch of OpenCL 1.0 and OpenVG 1.1 This day-long "Developer University" session is free to SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 attendees and provides a comprehensive update on the Khronos ecosystem of mobile graphics and media APIs that enable advanced user interfaces, 3D games, and other rich-media applications on a wide range of systems and devices. Attendees will gain a detailed understanding of how this evolving ecosystem of widely adopted APIs - including OpenGL, COLLADA, OpenGL ES, OpenMAX and OpenKODE - can empower their development plans and their businesses. Also to be announced:

  • The worldwide launch of OpenCL 1.0, a new standard for portable, parallel programming of heterogeneous systems built with CPUs, GPUs, and other processors.
  • The launch of OpenVG 1.1, which enables hardware acceleration of vector graphics-based engines such as Adobe Flash and SVG with added support for accelerated high-quality text rendering.

Learn about cutting-edge graphics and media processing on platforms ranging from high-end workstations to mobile phones.
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Blender: Migration, Integration, and Education
Thursday, 11 December, 12:15 - 15:15
Room 302

See how Blender's powerful animation and game-production suite can complement or replace existing software to provide a more economical solution and achieve higher efficiency. Get educated in the power and versatility of Blender and learn about the Certified Blender Trainer program.

Blender is an open-source, 3D-creation program that provides a versatile platform for creative and research endeavors.
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Emerging Markets
Friday, 12 December, 16:00–18:00
Hall 401/402 - Exhibitor Tech Talks Room

While we nod our heads to the big markets in the film communities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Paris, most of the current excitement is happening in the emerging film-production communities. India, China, Indonesia, Singapore, and even Nepal have active and growing production companies and training facilities that are enabling thousands of young filmmakers, technologists, and animators to work, thrive, grow, and make movies all over the world.

In this session, industry professionals who are working in these markets talk about what is happening in their respective countries, anticipated growth in emerging film industries, and how they believe these emerging markets will change the way the film business is done.

RK Chand

Kevin Geiger

Prashant B.

Laura Dohrmann

Andi S. Boediman