February 2012

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Indonesia in View: Growing Pay TV

IndonesiaA stellar cast of local and international experts explored hot issues affecting the future of Indonesia’s pay-TV industry – from content to regulation to piracy and more – on 29 February.

See archive here

The Multichannel Multiplier

multichannelA first-of-its-kind analysis that demonstrates how to double advertising returns with no extra investment. Find out more here

Upfronts: The Hong Kong Screenings

tvThe upcoming programming of seven of the biggest regional multichannel television networks were presented first hand to media buyers, agency heads & clients during CASBAA TV Upfronts.


India Forum 2012: Beyond Digital

IndiaSkeptics still abound as India’s ambitious digital rollout programme nears its first deadline. Industry experts debate on India’s digital future on 20 March. More info and register here

Thailand Visit

Thailand was on the CASBAA agenda in February where the executive team met with the NBTC leaders. Download a description of the NBTC’s priorities from here

USTR Review of Intellectual Property Practices

Protection of pay-TV intellectual property rights in Asia was top of the agenda in the CASBAA submission to the US Trade Representative. Download the submission paper here

Indian Cable Digitization

Rate decontrol and strong IP measures are urged by CASBAA in a filing to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. See the complete CASBAA submission here

WRC in Geneva

Exclusive weekly reports from the quadrennial World Radiocommunications Conference which took place from 23 January to 14 February in Geneva can be accessed by Members here

In the News

  • India’s mobile internet consumption tops conventional TV viewing
    India’s mobile internet users spend 33% of their media time on mobile devices compared to watching television (27%). More

  • IPTV growth outpacing cable and satellite
    The latest IPTV forecast indicates that the number of global IPTV subscribers will grow from 53 million in 2011 to 105.1 million in 2015, a CAGR of 18.7 per cent. More

  • Cable operators to get industry status in Pakistan
    Industry status is to be conferred to Pakistan’s cable television operators ‘very soon’. More

  • India: DTH companies, broadcasters take on TRAI for dictating tariff
    The TRAI is facing heat from broadcasters, cable and DTH firms and other stakeholders who are asking it to “stay away” from “over regulating” the industry. More

  • Another Aussie TV Piracy Raid
    Police in the Sydney suburb of Ashfield raided a second shop and arrested the owner for selling illegal set-top boxes.More


Diary Dates

20 Mar 2012
New Delhi
India Forum 2012

21 Mar 2012
New Delhi
BoD Doorknock

12 Apr 2012
BoD Doorknock

13 Apr 2012
Board of Directors Meeting

22 May 2012
Digital Matters

18 Jun 2012
Satellite Industry Forum

19 Jun 2012
Council of Governors Meeting

19 Jun 2012
Board of Directors Meeting

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