May 2017

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CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017


The CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 in Singapore on 22nd May attracted more than 200 delegates and experts joining one of the biggest CASBAA events of the year. The Satellite Industry Forum ended with Cocktails for delegates and CASBAA members. You can revisit the forum by photo here. Don’t want to miss out other CASBAA events? Mark your schedule for Taiwan in View on 22nd June.

The CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2017 also appreciates the generous support of the sponsors for this year’s event:  ABS, APSTAR, Arianespace, AsiaSat, Boeing Satellite Systems, COMSYS, Effective Space, Eutelsat, Gogo, Intergrasys, International Launch Services (ILS), Marsh, MEASAT, Newtec, NorthTelecom, SES, SKY Perfect JSAT, SpaceX and SSL. Some Quotable Quotes:


There are 600 million households out there without TV. The opportunity for satellite remains enormous

– Tom Choi, ABS

When the millennials start families they are like the rest of US. They slump back on their settees

– Andrew Jordan, AsiaSat 

If we don’t play in the 5G space other technologies will take over for sure

– Deepak Mathur , SES

Consolidation is coming, but it must be at the operator level

– Deepakajit Singh, Encompass Media

Our objective is to relaunch the rocket after one hour

– Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX

They say there will be 24,000 LEO launches in the next while. What about space junk?

– Peter Jackson, PJ Square

Digitize, digitize, digitize! But when can we monetize?

– Ashok Mansukhani, Hinduja Media


Regulating pay-TV for the 21st Century

During a high-powered Regulatory Roundtable in Jakarta in May, Indonesian government officials and international TV executives called for 21st century rules for the country’s broadcasting sector. The meeting, organized by CASBAA and the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI), examined media convergence, the state of current regulation and proposed updated rules and regulations for Asia’s third most populous nation. Keynote speaker and former senior UK regulator Tim Suter said the rapidly changing media landscape meant that “old TV” regulatory practices could no longer be used to control the entirety of content available to consumers.   A “new media” approach is necessary.

CASBAA Taiwan in view 2017

With complex regulations as the bedrock on which Taiwan‘s multichannel TV and telecoms markets stands, CASBAA deep-dives into the realities of OTT and Multiscreen services in Taiwan.   Moving beyond CabSat, OTT, Mobile, Broadband and Taiwan’s Essential Ad sales market.  Speakers will include:

Ming Young, President, iQiyi 

Nicole Chan, Chair, National Communications Commission

Magdalina Lin, Executive VP, FriDay

Chi-Mau SheihPresident & Director, Chunghwa Telecom

Dennis Yang, Executive VP, KKTV & CBO, KKV

Steve H. S. Wang, President, KBRO

Vivian Chang, VP, Vidol (Sanli TV)

James Jeng, President, Taiwan Mobile

Aravind Venugopal, Vice President, Media Partners Asia

For Registration (Mandy Tsui):

For Sponsorship (Adela Chan):

CASBAA Convention 2017 Macau (6-9 Nov)

Is it all change or, just maybe, content of all kinds remains center stage as we come to terms with the business disruptors, distribution challenges, IP theft and technology revolution.  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.  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.

OTT Meeting at Brightcove

CASBAA OTT Group members had a special meeting when Brightcove hosted a session at their suite at Broadcast Asia. During the extended 2-hour breakfast meeting we heard from three speakers. Vivek Couto of Media Partners Asia gave a summary of Key Trends in Digital Video. Greg Armshaw of Brightcove summarised best practises for launching and evolving an OTT service and Shad Hashmi presented the challenges of content discovery with examples from his experience with BBC iPlayer. What followed was a lively discussion and Q&A. Stayed tuned for details of the next meeting or contact Mark Lay at to join the committee.

CASBAA supports the asi APAC Television and Video Conference

CASBAA was part of the asi 2017 APAC Television and Video Conference, a two-day gathering of global research specialists in Singapore in May. The conference examined the most pressing challenges for TV and video audience measurement, with discussions including the challenges of multiscreen measurement. CASBAA member companies speaking included Nielsen, Kantar, PwC, Turner Broadcasting, BBC World and Starhub. Key take-aways: The best possible ways to measure “All viewing”, Case studies of Cross media planning, On-line Measurement & How TV is still the dominant screen; ideas that will certainly make it into the APAC Multichannel booklet which will be distributed at the CASBAA Convention in November.

UNICEF Child Rights Award 2017 – A call to all broadcasters

CASBAA, The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and UNICEF are calling for entries to the 17th Asia-Pacific Child Rights Awards from broadcasters and producers across the region.   This Child Rights Awards aim to break-down stereotypes and discrimination through animation, TV or film that educates and entertains.  Entries must have been broadcasted between June 2016 and June 2017 and must be received by 30 June 2017. The Award will be presented during the CASBAA Convention in Macau in early November 2017.  Click here for more information about the awards and competition.


Jun 6 – CASBAA IGM meeting (HK)

Jun 22 – CASBAA Taiwan in View (Taipei)

Jul 3 – Regulatory & Anti-piracy Committee Meeting (HK)

Aug 30 – 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