Casbaa unveils speaker lineup for November convention

MUMBAI: The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (Casbaa) has come out with its first release of speakers for the Casbaa Convention 2009.

The convention will be held from 3-6 November in Hong Kong.

Themed Extending your reach, the Casbaa Convention will look into Asia to uniteindustry experts from satellite, cable TV, broadband, content providers, online platforms, telecom, technology, advertising and regulatory bodies across Asia’s 14 markets and more than 300 million subscribers.

The speaker line up includes UTV Software Communications CEO and founder Ronnie Screwvala, Fox International Channels and National Geographic Channels Worldwide CEO David Haslingden, Foxtel CEO Kim Williams, Discovery COO Mark Hollinger and ESPN International executive VP, MD Russell Wolff.

The three-day programme will cover presentations and CEO dialogues on topics such as reaping the dividends from digital broadcasting, the changing role of telecom operators and advertising trends for broadcast, online and mobile programming platforms.

Meanwhile, the panels will examine the impact of new technologies on media consumption, co-operation between content providers and pay-TV operators to maximise their revenues, pay-TV opportunities in developing markets and the next consumer digital experience.

The convention is being sponsored by Arianespace, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, HBO, Invest Hong Kong, Measat, Qualcomm MediaFlo Technologies, NDS Group, Oracle Communications, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, Playboy, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sony Pictures Television (SPT), Synovate, Turner and TV5Monde.