CASBAA Philippines in View 2017
Since the launch of the first multi-channel video services in the Philippines 25 years ago, it‘s been a market set for growth. And it’s still growing!
With a light-touch regulatory environment, The Philippines pay-TV industry benefits from “No rate regulation”, “No channel landing rights licensing” and “No Regulation of tiered/bundled offerings”.
So join the CASBAA roster of expert speakers and delegates at our exclusive gathering on August 30th in Manila as we identify further opportunities in a surprisingly robust pay-TV market.
With 2,000 islands, 100m people, 18.5m TVHHs, 5m DTH subs, 116m mobile subs, 17m Smartphone subs, 20m b’band subs, plus 3m pay-TV subs with a GDP per person US$3,000 there’s still plenty to watch.
Member: US$350 per person
Non-member: US$400 per person
CASBAA Convention 2017
This year’s annual CASBAA gathering in Macau, from 6th to 9th November is set to feature CASBAA member companies and top-tier speakers drawn from the full range of the pay-TV, digital video distribution, technology, security and advertising sectors, along with finance and strategy specialists.
While exploring the latest market developments, CASBAA Convention 2017 also provides a great opportunity to catch up with fellow members and make new connections.
With an information-packed two-day conference, a highly informative “Policy Roundtable”, exclusive Executive briefings and dedicated operators’ workshops, CASBAA Convention 2017 promises to be one of the most significant events in this year’s Asia Pacific industry calendar.
So what are you waiting for?
Tickets booked before 8 September (Fri) will enjoy an early bird rate.
Regulatory & Anti-Piracy
In early July, the Regulatory and Anti-Piracy Committee featured an online and in-person engagement with Members in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and London with “OTT Policy in Thailand” high on the agenda as a follow-up to an Executive Office exchange with Thai government officials.
Other items on the agenda included anti-piracy initiatives focused on Illicit Streaming Devices in several Asia Pacific jurisdictions, as well as an upcoming review of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Ordinances in Hong Kong.
OTT and Connected Media
Also in early July, the OTT and Connected Media Group meeting featured a presentation on “Crowdsourced CDN Switching” by Cyril Duprat (Major Account Executive) of cedexis. Cyril’s presentation examined how to ensure broadcast-quality streaming over the public internet while linking CDN traffic growth to revenue. A video of the webinar and copy of the presentation can be found on the OTT Group Members – only webpage.
This month we welcome:
Copyright Integrity International
Copyright Integrity International is a world leader in protecting valuable digital assets and intellectual property rights of content rights owners from the threats of digital piracy and unlicensed use across internet and mobile platforms. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Bangalore, India, Copyright Integrity International is engaged by some of the world’s most progressive organizations to protect and monetize their rights.
CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017
The CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 in Singapore on 22nd May attracted more than 200 delegates and experts joining one of the biggest CASBAA events of the year. The Satellite Industry Forum ended with Cocktails for delegates and CASBAA members. You can revisit the forum by photo here. Don’t want to miss out other CASBAA events? Mark your schedule for Taiwan in View on 22nd June.
The CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 also appreciates the generous support of the sponsors for this year’s event: ABS, APSTAR, Arianespace, AsiaSat, Boeing Satellite Systems, COMSYS, Effective Space, Eutelsat, Gogo, Intergrasys, International Launch Services (ILS), Marsh, MEASAT, Newtec, NorthTelecom, SES, SKY Perfect JSAT, SpaceX and SSL. Some Quotable Quotes:
There are 600 million households out there without TV. The opportunity for satellite remains enormous
– Tom Choi, ABS
When the millennials start families they are like the rest of US. They slump back on their settees
– Andrew Jordan, AsiaSat
If we don’t play in the 5G space other technologies will take over for sure
– Deepak Mathur , SES
Consolidation is coming, but it must be at the operator level
– Deepakajit Singh, Encompass Media
Our objective is to relaunch the rocket after one hour
– Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX
They say there will be 24,000 LEO launches in the next while. What about space junk?
– Peter Jackson, PJ Square
Digitize, digitize, digitize! But when can we monetize?
– Ashok Mansukhani, Hinduja Media
Regulating pay-TV for the 21st Century
During a high-powered Regulatory Roundtable in Jakarta in May, Indonesian government officials and international TV executives called for 21st century rules for the country’s broadcasting sector. The meeting, organized by CASBAA and the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI), examined media convergence, the state of current regulation and proposed updated rules and regulations for Asia’s third most populous nation. Keynote speaker and former senior UK regulator Tim Suter said the rapidly changing media landscape meant that “old TV” regulatory practices could no longer be used to control the entirety of content available to consumers. A “new media” approach is necessary.
CASBAA Taiwan in view 2017
With complex regulations as the bedrock on which Taiwan‘s multichannel TV and telecoms markets stands, CASBAA deep-dives into the realities of OTT and Multiscreen services in Taiwan. Moving beyond CabSat, OTT, Mobile, Broadband and Taiwan’s Essential Ad sales market. Speakers will include:
Ming Young, President, iQiyi
Nicole Chan, Chair, National Communications Commission
Magdalina Lin, Executive VP, FriDay
Chi-Mau Sheih, President & Director, Chunghwa Telecom
Dennis Yang, Executive VP, KKTV & CBO, KKV
Steve H. S. Wang, President, KBRO
Vivian Chang, VP, Vidol (Sanli TV)
James Jeng, President, Taiwan Mobile
Aravind Venugopal, Vice President, Media Partners Asia
For Registration (Mandy Tsui): firstname.lastname@example.org
For Sponsorship (Adela Chan): email@example.com
CASBAA Convention 2017 Macau (6-9 Nov)
Is it all change or, just maybe, content of all kinds remains center stage as we come to terms with the business disruptors, distribution challenges, IP theft and technology revolution. With Member-driven closed-door roundtables, government regulatory sessions, Masterclasses, Tech Showcases, keynotes and social events open to all, our world will be in attendance. Don’t miss the networking & exhibition opportunities with all broadcasters, carriers, data divers
OTT Meeting at Brightcove
CASBAA OTT Group members had a special meeting when Brightcove hosted a session at their suite at Broadcast Asia. During the extended 2-hour breakfast meeting we heard from three speakers. Vivek Couto of Media Partners Asia gave a summary of Key Trends in Digital Video. Greg Armshaw of Brightcove summarised best practises for launching and evolving an OTT service and Shad Hashmi presented the challenges of content discovery with examples from his experience with BBC iPlayer. What followed was a lively discussion and Q&A. Stayed tuned for details of the next meeting or contact Mark Lay at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the committee.
CASBAA supports the asi APAC Television and Video Conference
CASBAA was part of the asi 2017 APAC Television and Video Conference, a two-day gathering of global research specialists in Singapore in May. The conference examined the most pressing challenges for TV and video audience measurement, with discussions including the challenges of multiscreen measurement. CASBAA member companies speaking included Nielsen, Kantar, PwC, Turner Broadcasting, BBC World and Starhub. Key take-aways: The best possible ways to measure “All viewing”, Case studies of Cross media planning, On-line Measurement & How TV is still the dominant screen; ideas that will certainly make it into the APAC Multichannel booklet which will be distributed at the CASBAA Convention in November.
UNICEF Child Rights Award 2017 – A call to all broadcasters
CASBAA, The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and UNICEF are calling for entries to the 17th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Awards from broadcasters and producers across the region. This Child Rights Awards aim to break-down stereotypes and discrimination through animation, TV or film that educates and entertains. Entries must have been broadcasted between June 2016 and June 2017 and must be received by 30 June 2017. The Award will be presented during the CASBAA Convention in Macau in early November 2017. Click here for more information about the awards and competition.
Mark your CASBAA DIARIES
Jun 6 – CASBAA IGM meeting (HK)
Jun 22 – CASBAA Taiwan in View (Taipei)
Jul 3 – Regulatory & Anti-piracy Committee Meeting (HK)
Aug 30 – CASBAA Philippines in View (Manila)
Sep 6 – ContentAsia Production
Sep 7-8 – ContentAsia Summit
Nov 6-9 – CASBAA Convention 2017 (Macau)
Nov 30 – Dec 1 – Asian Television Awards 2017
Early Bird Rates End 26th Jan
CASBAA’s annual OTT Summit will help you discover the impact of Over-The-Top video services on the future of TV. Industry experts from across the region and the world will delve into compelling issues and innovative case studies, including the transformation of the traditional media industry to digital, viewership trends, engaging with audiences through social media, OTT assembly line, distribution, viewer retention and advertising. Take a journey from content to commerce, study the relationship between venture capital and tech investment, and explore sustainable scalability for mass and niche channels on March 1 in Singapore. This Thursday is the last day to take advantage of the early bird rates: don’t let it slip by and register
CASBAA OTT Tech Showcase 2017
In conjunction with the OTT Summit, CASBAA will also host the OTT Tech Showcase 2017 on 28th February, which will focus on “How to Capture & Keep the Paying Customer ”; “Consumer-Focused Content through the Cloud” and “Device Platforms for Premium Video”. Please click here for event details. Register your interest with Mandy Tsui at email@example.com / +852 3929 1728.
CASBAA collaborating with Indonesian Broadcasting Commission on regulatory policy
CASBAA is working with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) on discussions of modern regulatory policy. In a Jakarta meeting with CASBAA representatives on January 16, KPI Chairman Yuliandre Darwis invited CASBAA and member companies to attend/speak at an International Conference in late February that KPI would organize for the Islamic Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Forum (IBRAF). The KPI Chairman also welcomed CASBAA’s plans to organize an in-country seminar in Jakarta on TV regulation later this year; the two organizations are now exploring possible dates.
KPI chairman –
CASBAA Resident Liaison in Jakarta – Bettina Cavenagh
CASBAA Chief Policy Officer – John Medeiros
KPI Chief Legal Adviser – Dr. Fredrich Yunadi
Head of Public Relations Planning and Cooperation Division – Mr. Umri.
CASBAA Next – Ask Me Anything
Beatles or Stones…Coke or Pepsi…boxers or briefs? These were just some of the questions that were covered in the first AMA (Ask Me Anything) hosted by the CASBAA Next Committee. On January 19, CASBAA Next members had a meeting/webinar with Turner’s President of Asia Pacific, Ricky Ow, for a private discussion. This new format proved very insightful as the Next members explored Ricky’s perspective on the state of the industry, where the business is heading, Turner’s plans and Ricky’s career advice for Next members. More AMA’s are planned for future Next meetings. BTW, only one question stumped him, Swiftie or Belieber?
CASBAA New Event Page
This month CASBAA will launch a redesigned, more viewer-friendly event mini-site, which will feature a new search-enabled layout and event-by-event navigation on the same panel, and will allow you to have a quick glance at upcoming events in a more eye-pleasing way. Furthermore, each event subpage will enable you to share its content on social media. So, Tweet, Share and keep your friends posted about industry events they can’t afford to miss. Do have a look and tell us what you think about the new event page!