March 2017

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Singapore Members Outreach with Cocktails

As the start of our Members Outreach Programme 2017,  the Board of Directors hosted the first series of “Discuss, Listen and Propose” initiatives at Mandarin Oriental Singapore on 21 March 2017 to all the CASBAA voting members.  Led by the Chairman Jonathan Spink and CEO Christopher Slaughter the leadership of the seven CASBAA committees presented quick-fire progress reports on the Association agenda for 2017 followed by networking cocktails.  The next Members Outreach meeting is scheduled in a few months in Hong Kong.  See you there!

OTT Summit & Showcase

In early March, our OTT Summit 2017 in Singapore drew a packed house from across the region as Members and other delegates debated the sector’s cumbersome regulations and the economic advantages enjoyed by unlicensed content providers.  The CASBAA OTT Summit ’17 was generously supported by digital media specialists AdobeBrightcoveDiagnalIrdetoKalturaMediamorphMPP Global, PCCW Global, SpotX and Vindicia. Click here for a three-minute video grab and selected snaps.

A day earlier our invited guests also attended the CASBAA OTT Tech Showcase featuring demos and Q&As led by Brightcove,
, Mediamorph and Vindicia.

The India Opportunity: Mumbai 2017

Immediately following the March 1st OTT Summit, we staged our first India OTT Forum in Mumbai featuring Viacom18’s Voot, Zee’s dittoTV, SonyLiv, HOOQ India, GroupM, NBA India and Spuul providing their takes on
revolutionizing video consumption in India and South Asia. The CASBAA India OTT Forum was generously supported by Diagnal and WWE India. Click here for photos.

OTT Survey and Lucky Draw

Our thanks to the participants in the CASBAA OTT Survey 2017, especially our Lucky Draw winner Brendan Zauner of 20th Century Fox, who took home a 64gb Apple TV.  Nice one, Brendan!

CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017

Monday May 22

The CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum in Singapore is a “Must Attend” diary date for the Asia Pacific satellite industry, especially in 2017.  As a sure-fire curtain raiser for the CommunicAsia show everybody (video and telco clients as well as suppliers) is in town, and so is CASBAA.

The “need to know” SIF agenda 2017

– Launching into the Unknown – Products, Pricing and Scheduling

– Life with the LEOs

– Mobility on the Move

– Living with Space Junk

– The new Asian Behemoth – India takes a seat at the top table

– Smaller customers make bigger waves

– The 5G Solution

“Asia’s best Satellite Networking event”

It’s what everybody’s talking about!

For Registration: Ms. Mandy Tsui at

For Sponsorship: Ms. Adela Chen at

CASBAA Convention 2017 Macau (6-9 Nov)

Is it all change or, just maybe, content of all kinds remains centre stage as we come to terms with the business disruptors, distribution challenges, IP theft and technology revolutions, and count the hits and track the misses.  With Member-driven closed-door roundtables, government regulatory sessions, Masterclasses, Tech Showcases, keynotes and social events open to all, our world will be in attendance.  Previous guest speakers just to name a few include Irwin Gotlieb, Global Chairman, GroupM, Barry Diller, Chairman & CEO, InterActiveCorp and Michael Fries, President & CEO, Liberty Global. In addition the newly elected Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam opened the CASBAA Convention in 2015!

Don’t miss the networking & exhibition opportunities with all broadcasters, carriers, data divers and top-tier tech vendors – for delegate and sponsorship enquiries please contact Adela Chen:
or +852 3929 1727.

CASBAA Technology Action Group (TAG)

The CASBAA Technology Action Group (TAG) has been rebooted recently, with Matt McDonald of Sony as its Chairman. The TAG’s mandate is “to encourage technological solutions and innovations that enable new and secure broadcast services, increase revenue flows and market access while improving viewing quality and subscriber satisfaction.” Twenty-four individuals from seventeen member companies are currently on board. New members from channel providers, pay-TV platforms or channel play-out facilities are welcome to join. Please contact Mark Lay at .

Addition to the Membership Roll –

​Associate member Pioneer Consulting Asia

Pioneer Consulting Asia (PCA) is an international management consultancy specializing in media, telecoms and digital. We are based in Singapore and we cover Asia-pacific. Our team includes experienced analysts as well as industry experts with deep knowledge in specific topics/countries. We assist our clients with business planning, go-to-market strategies, due diligence and implementation support.

CASBAA Member’s Event

Teaming up with Twentieth Century Fox, Verimatrix will present a short, informative webinar on April 11th to educate providers on the necessary components of piracy prevention.

During this 45-minute webinar, “Protect Against Piracy and Unlock Premium Content,” Verimatrix security experts and the SVP, Content Protection of Twentieth Century Fox will specify what to look for in a watermarking solution.

Register now!

CASBAA Partners’ Events

2017 asi APAC Television & Video Conference

Book now for the 2017 asi APAC Television & Video Conference

Now in its third year, the APAC Television & Video Conference returns to the region on 11th to 12th May at the InterContinental Singapore Hotel, Singapore.

Date: 11-12 May 2017

Venue: InterContinental Singapore Hotel

Cross-platform video measurement comes of age. How best to engage connected audiences across multiple screens? What does this mean in terms of our understanding of what TV is, of how it is viewed and who is viewing it? Click here for conference programme and event details.

MIPTV 2017 – The Global TV and Digital Content Market

MIPTV is the spring’s biggest TV and digital content event for professionals.

Every April, meet global entertainment industry leaders at the world’s biggest gathering of producers, distributors and buyers. Strike distribution and co-production deals, screen the hottest new content, network & build partnerships and explore the latest industry trends.

Click here for more.

Date: 3 – 6 April 2017

Venue: Palais des Festivals, Cannes

Switch on with CASBAA and our Members’ video:

Upcoming Events

Apr 3-6 – MIPTV2017 – The Global TV And Digital Content Market

Apr 19 16:00 – CASBAA Next Webinar

Apr 24 – Satellite Connectivity Workshop

May 11-12 – 2017 asi APAC Television & Video Conference

May 22 – CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum (Singapore)

Jun 22 – CASBAA Taiwan in View (Taipei)

Aug 17 – CASBAA Philippines in View (Manila)

Sep 6 – ContentAsia Production

Sep 7-8 – ContentAsia Summit

Nov 6-9 – CASBAA Convention 2017 (Macau)

Nov 30 – Dec 1 – Asian Television Awards 2017