March 2013

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TRAI Media Ownership Submission

CASBAA made a detailed submission to India’s TRAI on proposed restraints on media ownership detailing that such rules were high-risk, and poor decisions now would warp the structure and development of India’s media industry for decades to come. Read the summaryhere

Broadcasters urged to protect C-band

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Magazine reported on the CASBAA-led joint appeal for broadcaster support by organizations of the Asian TV industry. APB supported the appeal, saying “…broadcasters in the region should quickly make concerted efforts to lobby their national media authorities… not to succumb to pressure by the IMT crowd at WRC-2015.” Read the full article here

Thailand in View
altCASBAA turns the spotlight on the vibrant multichannel TV market in Thailand where industry experts will explore a variety of issues top-of-mind in Thailand today: DTTV licensing, CabSat advertising, sports rights, and more. Early Bird rates end 19 April. Register here

Satellite Industry Forum 2013

altKey industry influencers will provide essential insights into the state of the satellite industry and what lies ahead including Keynote speaker Gwynne Shotwell, President of SpaceX and many others. Early Bird rates end 10 May. Register here


TRAI’s bad timing in India

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India issued a notification last month to enforce the 12- minute-per-hour limit on advertising time on TV. Why do critics think this is badly timed and might actually end up harming both consumers and the industry? Read more here

Child Rights Award

CASBAA, ABU and UNICEF are calling for entries for the 13th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award from broadcasters and producers in the region. Programmes both for children and about children are eligible and can cover any children’s rights issue. More info here

India Doorknock

altRepresentatives from CASBAA member companies including Intelsat, PwC, STAR India, and Time Warner, led by John Medeiros and Anjan Mitra, met with various Indian government officials during a series of meetings following the CASBAA India Forum. Read more here (CASBAA’s Members Only)

US report: NCC failing to grow media sector in Taiwan

The National Communications Commission said that it is working on better integration of Taiwan’s telecommunications and media laws in response to U.S. reports on Taiwan’s waning media sector. Read more here

India’s WIPO Broadcasting Treaty position

The Human Resources Ministry (which manages India’s WIPO participation) held a “Stakeholders’ Meeting” on March 21, 2013 to consult on India’s position for the upcoming meetings. Read what CASBAA’s India representative had to say here

Satellite Interference panel at PCTA Panel

altCASBAA’s Chief Policy Officer moderated a panel discussion on the potential threat of satellite interference along with other industry experts during the 21st annual PCTA Convention held March 19-22 in the Philippines. Read more about the event here

CSR in Media, Advertising and Entertainment Seminars

altEvents in Hong Kong and Singapore will look at best policies and practices of media companies in giving visibility to social, humanitarian, environmental and sustainable development issues, through programming content and social issue and public service advertising. More info here

Diary Dates

30 May 2013
Bangkok in View

12 Jun 2013

17 Jun 2013
Satellite Industry Forum 2013

22 – 24 Oct 2013
Hong Kong
Convention 2013

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