More than half a million viewers enjoyed e-Asia 2011 through Live Streaming
Asia’s premier ICT event ‘e-Asia 2011’ has generated huge online response as the whole 3-day programs that included 4 Plenary Sessions, 32 seminars, debates and business sessions were streamed live in Internet. More than half a million people from around the globe including Bangladesh enjoyed the live webcast carried out by Live Streaming partners comjagat.com and Drik ICT. There also has been good responses in Facebook and Twitter about the event.
In addition to www.e-asia.org/2011 , www.comjagat.com and http://drik.tv/ the event was broadcast live at www.prothom-alo.com/ and http://www.somewhereinblog.net/) . As a result, tens of thousands of people virtually participated in the seminars of e-Asia2011 live not only in Bangladesh but also in other countries. In fact, more people being far from the conference center enjoyed the program in Internet than the number of people who visited the event at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka. This points to huge potential of Internet streaming in maximizing the number of participants in any event.
The programs of e-Asia2011 have been viewed more than 400,000 times. The top events in terms of online viewers’ were - Future Classrooms: Increasing Learning Achievements (57039), Making Life Productive for Persons with Disabilities using ICTs (50656), e-Asia 2011 Realizing Digital Nation Inauguration ceremony (42972), ICT as a Career Path for Women : Opportunities and Challenges (41524), Strategic Positioning of Bangladesh as a Leading Outsourcing Destination (35413), Freelancing Conference (30280).
A good number of visitors put their comments online during live streaming. The speakers and panelists of the seminars responded well to some of the issues and questions raised by online viewers.
Many people in Facebook and Twitter talked about the event. e-Asia 2011 marks a change for the technology sector of Bangladesh. It is the largest international ICT event ever organized in the country and the response among the online viewers reflects the success of the Digital Bangladesh Vision of the present government. Online webcasting by comjagat.com and drik.tv facilitated branding of Bangladesh as a potential ICT hub on the globe.
eAsia2011 assumes special significance as it commemorates the 40th birth anniversary of Bangladesh. This mega event mirrors the progress and materialization of ‘Digital Bangladesh’ vision of the present government.