October 2016

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Just six more days!

In less than a week, the CASBAA Convention 2016 kicks off at Studio City in Macau. This year’s show gathers a group of A-List industry speakers drawn from around the world.

More than 50 pay-TV operators
from 20 markets are attending this year’s event, along with more than 500 delegates and speakers from across the region and around the world. Along with thought-provoking keynotes and informative presentations, this year’s Convention programme will showcase a series of timely and topical Operator Interviews, to explore how the leading players in local markets are dealing with the accelerating pace of change in a digital world.

So check out the latest programme and the complete
line-up of speakers, panelists, and presenters here.

Regular rates have now been extended for CASBAA members until 2nd Nov.

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CASBAA Spotlight Series — Emerging Southeast Asian Markets

The emerging markets of Southeast Asia — Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam — are at varying stages of development for Pay-TV consumption and monetization.

On December 5th in Singapore CASBAA will stage a one-day symposium in association with the Singapore Media Festival where industry experts and government officials will provide their perspectives the political and market development for each market where
pay-TV players are breaking new ground and capitalizing on Southeast Asia’s still startling economic growth.

With a line-up of presentations, panels and interviews the programme has been designed to cover viewing habits, pay-TV business models, audience measurement, advertising and more.

Join CASBAA in Singapore on 5 December 2016 at the PARKROYAL on Pickering.

For registration, contact Mandy Tsui at mandy@casbaa.com

For sponsorship, contact Adela Chen at adela@casbaa.com

Taiwan Communications Society Symposium

CASBAA’s thinking on regulatory issues, and on the need for greater symmetry in regulation of traditional TV and OTT TV, was aired at two important conferences in October.

Chief Policy Officer John Medeiros delivered a lecture at a Taipei symposium hosted by the Taiwan Communications Society and a coalition of Taiwan universities.  Other speakers included the newly-installed chief regulator, NCC Chairperson Nicole Chan, and experts from Europe and Japan.

The following week, John chaired panel discussions on advertising self-regulation and
piracy at the International Institute of Communications’ annual conference, held in Bangkok.

CASBAA Engages on Singapore Copyright

Singapore is geographically small, but its decisions on policy matters have outsized importance as exemplars in Southeast Asia.  So the ongoing consultation on copyright policy by Singapore’s Ministry of Law has been a major item on CASBAA’s work program in October.  CASBAA has chaired meetings of interested members to work up policy positions for the Association, and engaged eminent legal counsel in Singapore to flesh out our ideas for improvement in the Copyright Act.  CPO Medeiros met with MinLaw officials to explain our views – stressing in particular the problem of illicit streaming devices (ISDs) and the effect they
are having on the Singapore media market.   The consultation closes November 7.

Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2016

And the winner is . . . ‘Reel Time: Written on Water’ produced by the GMA Network of the Philippines

‘Reel Time: Written on the Water’, produced and broadcast by GMA Network of the Philippines, has won the 2016 Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television.

The award, a partnership between CASBAA, the Asia Broadcasting Union and UNICEF, is now in its 16th year. The winning documentary highlights the sometimes perilous journey to school-and-back for often economically deprived students as they wade through seas and climb mountains on their way to school.

“CASBAA congratulates GMA Network for its unflinching examination of childhood poverty in ‘Reel Time: Written on the Water’,” said Christopher Slaughter, CEO of CASBAA.“Our industry reaches hundreds of millions of people around a world daily basis and it is heartening to see our medium being leveraged as a platform not just for entertainment, but in the service of such a worthy cause as alleviating the plight of children in need.“On behalf of the industry, CASBAA salutes the on-going participation of broadcasters from across the Asia Pacific region in this year’s Awards process.”

The winning and shortlisted documentaries of Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2016 can be viewed here:

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LeSports Connects will provide a platform to connect with China’s new sports business power players. This by-invitation event will provide insight and connections into the people who are driving the sports business in the world’s most populous country, while also focusing on the contribution the region is making to the global sports and entertainment industry. LeSports Connects will be held over 3 days at the Mission Hills resort, Guangdong this coming November 28-30, 2016.

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Upcoming Events

7-10 Nov 2016

CASBAA Convention 2016, MACAU

16-18 Nov 2016

Inter BEE 2016, JAPAN

22 Nov 2016

OTT & Connected Media Group Webinar

29-30 Nov 2016

Global Sat Show, TURKEY

28-30 Nov 2016

LeSports Connects

5 Dec 2016

CASBAA Spotlight Series: Emerging Southeast Asian Markets, SINGAPORE

7 Dec 2016

Meeting of Regulatory and Anti-piracy Committee

15-18 Jan2017

PTC’17, US