CASBAA Convention 2008

The CASBAA Convention 2008, the annual industry meeting organized by CASBAA in Hong Kong on October 28th - 31st, attracted more than 1,700 delegates, speakers and sponsors from around the world, looking to the future of Asia’s consistently booming pay-TV market, even as negative atmospherics swamped global media trends.

The show was strongly supported by industry heavyweights including Darren Childs, MD, BBC Worldwide Channels; Ben Pyne, President Global Distribution, Disney Media Networks; Dr. Abe Peled, Chairman & CEO, NDS; Barry Diller, Chairman & CEO, InterActiveCorp; Bill Roedy, Chairman & CEO, MTV Networks International; Phil Lines, Director, Media Operations and International Broadcasting, English Premier League; John Tsang, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong SAR and Nripendra Misra, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Significant figures about the CASBAA Convention 2008

  • More than 1,700 Delegates
  • Moe than 120 Media
  • Over 90 Speakers
  • 63 Sponsors
  • 12 Networking Events
  • 5 Digital Solutions Presentations
  • 19 Demo-Areas
  • 1 Golf Masters
  • More than 450 ghosts, goblins and ghouls at the CASBAA Halloween Charity Ball

For highlights of the 3-day CASBAA Convention please see below.

CASBAA Convention 2008 Highlights

Day Speaker Highlights Session

Alex Arena
Group MD, PCCW

New Generation Asia Platforms for Pay TV

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1 Terry Clontz
CEO, StarHub

New Generation Asia Platforms for Pay TV

Ben Pyne
President Global Distribution, Disney Media Networks

Keynote Address


Steve Marcopoto
President & MD, Turner Broadcasting System AP

Beyond the Millennials

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2 Charlotte Donavanik
Anchor, Media of Medias, Thailand

The New Emerging Markets
2 Roma Khanna
President, Global Networks & Digital Initiatives, NBC Universal International

The New Emerging Markets
2 Rana Altaf Majid
Chairman, PEMRA

The New Emerging Markets

Barry Diller
Chairman & CEO, InterActiveCorp

In Conversation

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