June 2015

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CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2015 – Today

A reminder that CASBAA is holding member Cocktails tonight (Monday 1st June) at the Grand Hyatt Singapore at the end of the Satellite Industry Forum from 6pm. The evening is open to all members as well as delegates so offers an opportunity to build your business network and redefine your own event horizon. RSVP here

China and the World – one day event exploring TV and online opportunities

CASBAA has partnered with Lightning International to explore one of the most complex, yet lucrative, TV and online video markets in a one day conference in Shanghai. Titled “China and the World“, the event will be held at the Swissotel in Shanghai on June 10th. As China tilts toward “going global” we ask is this shift a ‘threat’ or an ‘opportunity’?

Register here for what promises to be an energetic, dynamic conversation about the future of our industry in China.

International Satellite Symposium 2015

CASBAA will be Event Partner with Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications for the International Telecommunication Union’s annual International Satellite Symposium, this year being held in Da Nang, Vietnam, on July 2-3. We will be using the opportunity to advocate for protection of the satellite C-band spectrum, which is essential to broadcast distribution everywhere in Asia. Further information here.

INTX Asia Breakfast – recap

This year’s Asia Breakfast at INTX (the rebranded Cable Show in the USA) talked about OTT television. Member companies Media Partners Asia and SNL Kagan provided informative briefs, and on-the-ground experts from China and Australia talked about the very different development patterns of OTT offerings in those two countries. CASBAA partners with the US NCTA every year to bring a discussion of Asian issues to the world’s largest pay-TV convention.

Webinar on Content Protection for Next Generation TV Content

Improvement of video technologies leads to new issues in content protection, and these were discussed in an informative CASBAA webinar on April 29th. Jim Helman, CTO of Movielabs (which develops tech solutions for the Hollywood studios), spoke about how technologies for 4K/UHD, high dynamic range, and wide color gamut are all increasing the value of premium broadcast content – and also increasing the need for protection from unauthorized use. Members can view the presentation by logging in to the CASBAA website, here.

CASBAA 2020 Blog

The CASBAA 2020 committee now offers more opportunities for engagement with their monthly six word discussion topic on Twitter as well as blog posts discussing the latest developments in media. This month’s featured post: “China to Dish Out Almost US$200 BILLION to Boost Internet Speeds – What’s It All About?” Take a look and join the conversation!

New Member – CastleMedia

Please welcome new member, CastleMedia, to the CASBAA family. CastleMedia is a leading broadcast consultancy with expertise ranging from business & technology consulting; design-to-delivery of pay television platforms, television & radio stations and OTT networks. For more information about them, click here.

Online Advertising Support for Piracy Growing

CASBAA’s Chief Policy Officer John Medeiros spoke to the annual meeting of the ABU Copyright Committee about problems posed for all broadcasters by advertising support for online piracy. It’s a double whammy, he said: content gets stolen by the pirates, which then compete for audience eyeballs, diverting advertising revenues which otherwise could go to legitimate  platforms. He said advertising codes developed in Europe and North America demonstrated practices that should be promoted in Asia. A copy of the presentation and other information on online ad issues can be downloaded here:

Satellite Finance magazine – 25% discount

Members who take part in the Satellite Industry Forum can enjoy a 25% discount in subscribing to the “Satellite Finance magazine”. For more information, please contact vincent@casbaa.com

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Diary Dates

1 Jun 2015
Satellite Industry Forum 2015

2 Jun 2015
Council of Governors Meeting

3 Jun 2015
Regulatory and Antipiracy Committee Meeting

10 Jun 2015
China and the World

2-3 Jul 2015
ITU International Satellite Symposium

9 Jul 2015
2020 Committee Meeting

11-12 Aug 2015
Fast Track Southeast Asia

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