June 2012

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CASBAA asks for clarity on Thai “must-carry”

Pay-TV operator TrueVisions and Euro 2012 broadcast rights holder GMM Grammy could face future licensing hurdles as a result of their dispute over televising the football tournament. More here

Singapore shelves standardised boxes

SingaporeThe Government has shelved plans for a standardised television set-top box, which was slated for launch sometime this year.

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18 Reasons Why…
Convention 2012, Oct 29-Nov 1, Hong Kong

18From Pakistan to China, Australia to Korea, the CASBAA footprint runs over 18 markets in the Asia-Pacific…that’s 18 reasons and more of why you should attend Convention 2012.

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TRAI mandates TV ad limits

taxIndia sports and general broadcasters are taking legal recourse against Trai’s move to streamline advertisements on television channels. Read morehere

wimaxBangladesh cabsat hit by WiMAX outage

Cable and satellite TV operators in Bangladesh have called for the government to halt disruption of pay-TV services suffered by millions of Bangladeshis. More info here

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Experience the best Connections for sports, OTT, Malaysia, China, satellite and more

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CASBAA’s Boston b’fast party

nctaDuring the Cable Show 2012 in Boston, CASBAA hosted a special Asia Breakfast examining Asian OTT services. More info and photos from the event here

Vietnam ministry seeks delay on foreign TV regulations
Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications asked Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to extend six months for implementing new regulations governing broadcast of foreign television. More

adAdvertising in View

A ground-breaking CASBAA study of the global television advertising market focusing on the Asia-Pacific, the challenges for pay TV and more. Info here

In the News

  • OTT matters
    CASBAA assembled a panel of industry mavens at the Digital Matters conference on monetising OTT. Read more inConnections. Photos here

  • Thai pay-TV galvanized by ads
    Between 2006 and 2008, Thailand removed the ban on broadcast of advertising which had handicapped the pay-TV industry for 15 years. More

  • New Copyright Law for Indian b’casters
    Both Houses of India’s Parliament have passed the Copyright Amendment Bill 2010, which will be finally enacted when “notified” by the government. More


Diary Dates

18 Jun 2012
Satellite Industry Forum

19 Jun 2012
Council of Governors Meeting

19 Jun 2012
Board of Directors Meeting

20 Jun 2012
Regulatory and Antipiracy Committee Meeting

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