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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to our new Corporate member this month
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