June 2016

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It’s all about you!

With our “It’s all about you!” us new section CASBAA Monthly where we reinforce the CASBAA mission to keep Members better Connected, better Informed and better Represented than ever.

But we can’t do it without you. Be SOCIAL and tell us your In-house Events plus the Gossip in the Air.   

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It’s yours to tell.




Singapore MDA’s TAM Going Live – Free Trial Available

Singapore broadcast regulator the Media Development Authority (MDA) has launched Television Audience Measurement (TAM),  an integrated measurement system that includes viewership of TV and video content. The MDA is offering a three-month trial to provide viewership data for 180 pay-TV channels distributed by local multi-channel TV platforms Singtel and Starhub. According to the MDA, the full data sets will
be provided at no cost to “interested broadcasters”.
Two CASBAA Members, Martyn U’ren of Fox and David Webb of Turner, participated in the Advisory and Technical groups advising the MDA on this ground-breaking scheme on behalf of the pay TV industry. 
Special thanks to Martyn and David for their continued efforts. For further details please contact Liane Loo (liane_LOO@mda.gov.sg) at the MDA.



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

The media industry has a new home in Macau’s Studio City entertainment complex, and CASBAA is moving in! The annual CASBAA Convention, at Studio City from November 7-9, will take place at this great new event venue with huge opportunities for networking, deal-making and brand projection.  The three-day-event connects the worlds of the Operator, Content Creator, OTT Provider, Advertiser, Data Diver and Regulator, and this time there will be lots of glitz and pizzazz to dazzle participants when they’re not immersed in business.

Early bird pricing runs till Sept 9th. CASBAA has also secured a limited number of plush rooms at amazingly reasonable rates so book your delegate pass and hotel room now to ensure you don’t miss out on these savings.



Tomorrow’s TV in Bangkok Today
Thailand in View, 6 September

Whatever the economic, political and social weather, Thailand’s multichannel TV market is brimming with local and international talent.

But the heat is on. With 415 licensed TV operators in the Land of Smiles . . .

Can DTT deliver on its promise to be a “Great Disruptor?”
Can satellite TV remain at the centre of the Thai audience orbit?
While OTT busts out all over will anyone pay the long-term costs? 
Can Thai broadband ever be fast enough to catch the competition?
And where are the numbers? Can the industry pay to make them add up?
And where are the Regulators? In the industry corner, or back on the sidelines with the terrestrials? 
Be cool, be informed and join CASBAA in BKK, Sept 6th at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.


“Black Box” program gets underway.  

A coalition of CASBAA member companies has launched a pilot effort to obstruct operations of “black box” piracy syndicates in some key Asian markets (Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok).    Under contract with CASBAA, IP consultancy IPTSolutions is investigating major “black box” sales routes, and seeking to disrupt them, by methods such as outreach to retail hosts, choking off financial flows, public education and coordination of possible enforcement actions. Led by IP enforcement expert Neil Gane, the program in its initial weeks has hosted information exchanges with major e-retail platforms, IT Exhibition organizers, and payment processors, including a June 24th webinar with MasterCard International regarding the anti-piracy features of their Business Risk Assessment and Mitigation
(BRAM) compliance program which was joined by about 18 CASBAA members.


CASBAA-led OTT Webinar 

In mid-June the OTT & Connected Media Group hosted a webinar featuring Gilles Domartini, founder and CEO of Amsterdam-based Cleeng. Specialising in video e-commerce solutions for sports and entertainment companies, Cleeng also powers live and on-demand video monetisation for media companies. Interested Members can find Gilles Domartini’s deck
here. The CASBAA webinar also examined APAC-specific strategies for OTT vendors and OTT payment systems. Other agenda items were the Online Research Repository initiative and the CASBAA Convention 2016.


OTT Survey Lucky Draw

The CASBAA OTT Survey 2016 lucky draw prize went to Aditi Guha, Senior Research Manager at The Walt Disney Company. The 4th Generation 64 GB Apple TV (courtesy of Brightcove) was delightedly accepted by Aditi! Once again we thank everyone who took part in the Survey.


Member rates for All That Matters

CASBAA Member benefits at the All That Matters music, sports and digital entertainment conference, (Sept 12-15 in Singapore) will include single ticket access to all conference tracks. For more information contact erica@casbaa.com


Welcome to our new Corporate member this month

Kantar Media

Kantar Media is a global leader in media intelligence, providing clients with the data they need to make informed decisions on all aspects of media measurement, monitoring and selection. Part of Kantar, the data investment management arm of WPP, Kantar Media provides the most comprehensive and accurate intelligence on media consumption, performance and value.



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CASBAA Monthly June 2016



Upcoming Events

12 Jul 2016 – 4:30 pm
2020 Committee Webinar 

3 Aug 2016
CASBAA OTT & Connected Media Group Webinar

31 Aug – 2 Sep 2016
BCWW 2016

6 Sep 2016
Thailand In View

12-15 Sep 2016
All That Matters

7-10 Nov 2016
CASBAA Convention 2016

16-18 Nov 2016
Inter BEE 2016

29-30 Nov 2016
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