April 2016

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Game-changing at CASBAA Convention 2016, Macau, 7-10 Nov


To be staged at Studio City at the heart of the world’s most dynamic entertainment and gaming hotspot, CASBAA Convention 2016 in Macau is the most influential networking gathering for the Asian pay-TV industry, bringing together the people, the content, the technology and the money that make our businesses great. For networking, exhibition, workshops and making the news, broadcasters, carriers, data divers and top-tier tech vendors should contact Adela Chen: adela@casbaa.com or +852 3929 1727


CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2016, Singapore, 30 May


The CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum (SIF) in Singapore is an essential date in the calendar for the Asia Pac satellite industry at a critical time for the development of the global satellite market. With a speaker pool drawn from the most senior and trusted names in the industry, delegates will gain insights into the newest business models, the latest technologies, network with their peers and expand their horizons. Register now to join the debate at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Monday May 30th.


CASBAA OTT Survey Lucky Draw 

Our thanks to everyone who contributed to the CASBAA OTT Survey 2016 and entered the lucky draw. And the winner is . . . Disney’s Aditi Guha, who receives a recently released 4th Generation, 64GB, Apple TV courtesy of Brightcove. Congratulations Aditi!


Protecting India’s Content Creators: FICCI conference on Digital Advertising 

On April 4th in New Delhi, CASBAA collaborated with Indian trade body FICCI to strategize the future of “Digital Advertising: Protecting Brand Integrity & Stimulating Content Creation”. Designed to mirror CASBAA’s online advertising conference at our Policy Roundtable in October, the meeting featured India’s key regulatory players, industry and overseas officials as they explored how to secure brand integrity within India’s digital ecosystem. A particular highlight was a dynamic presentation on “Operation Creative”, a London Metropolitan Police campaign to protect the UK content industry.



INTX: The Internet & Television Expo, Boston, 16-18 May


With sessions hosted by Re/code, Comcast/NBCUniversal, Fox Networks, Verizon Digital Media Services, TiVo, Ericsson
and more, INTX brings together the people who are powering the most important advances in media and communications. CASBAA Members will receive a US$100 discount on a full 3-day registration. Simply use the INTXPC03 promotional code at “Step Two” of the registration process.
CASBAA Members who attend INTX should consider joining the Asia-Pacific Lunch session, co-hosted by NCTA and CASBAA, which will discuss how content companies are seeing the Asian market, for traditional pay-TV and for OTT. Lunch is complimentary but space is limited. RSVP at http://www.intxshow.com/Asia


Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award: Call for Entries

CASBAA, the ABU and UNICEF invite broadcasters and producers from across Asia to submit entries to the Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2016. The award is given each year to recognise broadcasters and producers of high-quality children’s programming in the Asia-Pacific. Programmes for children and about children are eligible and can cover any child rights issue. Entries can include documentaries that detail the plight of children, dramas that help break down stereotypes and discrimination or animation that teaches and entertains. Please click here for more detail.


CASBAA at asi Research Conference

CASBAA is once again supporting the research-focused “Asi APAC Television Conference” in Singapore, 12-13 May at the InterContinental Hotel. Examining every aspect of audience measurement in the ‘Platinum Age’ of television, we all know that “If it can’t be measured, it can’t be monetized”. For a meeting with our research director, Jane Buckthought it’s jane@casbaa.com and click here for the full conference programme.


Welcome to the family
Videocon d2h

The first Indian media company to list on NASDAQ, Videocon d2h is India’s fastest growing DTH service provider, offering more than 525 channels and services including India’s first 4K Ultra HD DTH channel. Videocon d2h was recognized as “India’s Most Trusted Brand” by IBC Infomedia.


Other event: Brightcove Presents Hong Kong Video Forum, 27 May

For the first time in Hong Kong, Brightcove will host its flagship Video Forum Series, featuring the latest trends and insights into the world of online video. From OTT video streaming to interactive video experiences, find out what the current trends and upcoming technologies mean for brands and media companies seeking to revolutionise the online viewing experience. Register Now


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Diary Dates

16 May 2016
CASBAA Asia Pacific Lunch at the INTX in association with NCTA

26 May 2016
2020 Webinar

30 May 2016
CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2016

8 Jun 2016
Regulatory & Anti-piracy Committee Meeting

15 Jun 2016
OTT & Connected Media Group Webinar

15 Sep 2016
Thailand In View

7-10 Nov 2016
CASBAA Convention 2016

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