May 2016

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CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum: Still Going for Growth​

The key focus for the 200 senior industry figures participating in the May 31st CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2016 in Singapore were the realities of HTS, LEO constellations, new compression technologies and the implications of Reusable Launch Vehicles.
As the day progressed it became clear that Asian satellite operators must quickly move from offering one-size-fits-all capacity to creating value propositions tailored to customers’ fast-growing, diverse demand and the price pressures from intense competition. The industry must quickly deliver “the fastest, most secure networks and do it better than fibre.”
Speakers also called for the industry to take a more customer-focused approach.”You want to offer end-to-end services; you don’t want to merely sell bandwidth and MHz. Ultimately, what your customers care about are the end benefits,” said one.
To close, the final CEO panel acknowledged harsh stock market perceptions of the industry, highlighting that long-term growth that only can be accomplished through continuous innovation. 



RATS Report Presented in Singapore

On June 1, CASBAA and the newly-formed Asia Digital Alliance (ADA) co-hosted a review of the ADA’s new report on the connection between malware propagation and content piracy websites.  The CASBAA-ADA audience were treated to an unnerving explanation of the world of Remote Access Trojans (RATs) and the dangers presented to young internet users.  Speakers noted that youngsters, in particular, have the illusion of invulnerability; and there are a lot of malicious people using internet search, UGC and content piracy
websites. Most notably, participants found the concept of young women as “tradeable” commodities to be particularly abhorrent. The ADA report highlighted that individuals, governments and Big Internet companies should take urgent action to prevent such activities.  CASBAA Members can download the ADA report below and learn more on the ADA website:


Thailand in View, September 6th 2016

Tomorrow’s TV – Today.  CASBAA turns its spotlight on the vibrant multichannel market in Thailand. Thailand is an emerging market brimming with potential; but where do the real opportunities lie?

– Content is surely everywhere, but how do we monetize in such a fragmented market?

– DTT has already disrupted the TV industry, now how about OTT?

And what role will regulators play?

– Industry experts and
specialists explore the top-of-mind issues.

Save the date: Thailand in View, Bangkok, September 2016
It’s Thai Time!


New Leadership for CASBAA OTT & CASBAA 2020 Committees

Looking for OTT Answers

With OTT video services now globally pervasive the issues surrounding advertising, security and user measurement remain unresolved.  Thus with a clear remit to ensure that any CASBAA Member seeking answers and solutions relating to OTT debate the issues with their peers, the Committee has elected two new co-chairs, Shad Hashmi
of BBC Worldwide and Radha Raman of Brightcove.

The OTT Committee 2016 is led by Alexandre Muller, CEO of TV5 MONDE Asia-Pacific, the CASBAA Board Member Responsible.


Shad Hashmi

Radha Raman


Over the Horizon

As the multichannel TV industry looks beyond today’s horizons, the CASBAA 2020 Initiative is designed to engage the next generation of industry leadership to provide direction on the future needs, the roles and the up-coming programmes of activity for the Association.  The CASBAA 2020 Initiative is co-chaired by Asif Ali of ITV Global Networks and Max Blein
of PwC.


Asif Ali
ITV Global Networks

Max Blein



CASBAA goes to Beantown

For the past decade, CASBAA has hosted an Asia-focused session during the NCTA convention in the US. This year, the 10th CASBAA session was held at INTX (as The Cable Show has been re-branded) in Boston, Massachusetts with CASBAA CEO Christopher Slaughter and CPO John Medeiros leading a discussion with Discovery Asia’s Louis Boswell and Ooyala’s Jim O’Neill on “The Changing Asian Market”.  Almost 100 participants joined the meeting, which featured highlights from CASBAA’s 2016 OTT Sentiment Survey with a key focus on the rise of online video and OTT services in the region.


Measuring the ‘Platinum Age’ 

In mid-May the CASBAA Research community provided key support for the second “asi APAC Television Conference” in Singapore. The two-day gathering of global research specialists examined the most pressing challenges for TV and video audience measurement in the Platinum Age of Television. Key take-aways: Redefine the concepts of the “Viewer” and “Audiences” and the best possible ways to measure “All viewing”. The regional items covered included “The value of JICS (Joint
industry Committees)” and the development of the newly-empowered audience measurement panels in Thailand and Singapore.


Welcome to our new Corporate Members


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Upcoming Events

8 Jun 2016
Regulatory & Anti-piracy Committee Meeting
15 Jun 2016 – 10:30 am
OTT & Connected Media Group Webinar 
12 Jul 2016 – 4:30 pm
2020 Committee Webinar 
6 Sep 2016
Thailand In View
7-10 Nov 2016
CASBAA Convention 2016