September 2013

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OTT services won’t kill pay-TV

Growing availability of over the top (OTT) video services won’t result in a mass exodus from pay-TV services in Western Europe, Analysis Mason predicts. Read more here

Ad spending’s new MVP: Mobile

Finally a forecaster is more optimistic about 2013 ad spending than it was a couple months ago, and the credit goes largely to mobile. Read more here

Govt, TRAI clash over ad time on TV channels

In a sign of soaring tensions, the I&B Ministry is considering all options to rescue the broadcasting industry as TRAI drags channels to court over ad time rule. Read morehere

Local soccer fans in limbo over TV rights

For the first time in many years, Premier League games will not be shown on Fox Sports channels [formerly ESPN and StarSports] in Taiwan. Read more here. For an in-depth look at the sports landscape in Asia, check out Sports Matters, Sep 18/19 in Singapore.

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Twitter acquires Trendrr

If it wasn’t already clear that Twitter is serious about monitoring TV trends, the company just proved it by acquiring Trendrr. Read more here. Interested in learning more? …head to Social Media Matters on Sep 10 in Hong Kong.

We’d like more drama with our ads, please

Controversies surrounding product placement have been taking place ever since the Korea Communications Commission, the nation’s broadcasting regulator, eased rules regarding product placement in 2010. Read more here

Counting down to the CASBAA Convention 2013

CASBAA’s annual flagship Convention will take place on October 21-24 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Check out the latest programme of exciting sessions, stellar roster of speakers and the complement of networking events here. Register now to be part of multichannel TV’s event of the year!

CASBAA Members’ Mixer

Catch up with old friends, make new contacts and meet your fellow members at CASBAA’s next members-only Mixer on September 26 in Hong Kong. For more information, please To register, click here

CASBAA Rewind Contest

Share with us your favourite moments from past CASBAA Conventions for a Chance to Win a Lomography Diana F+ camera! More information on how to enter here

Diary Dates

5 Sept 2013
Hong Kong
CASBAA Board of Directors Meeting

26 Sept 2013
Hong Kong
CASBAA Council of Governors Meeting

26 Sept 2013
Hong Kong

21 – 24 Oct 2013
Hong Kong
Convention 2013

24 Oct 2013
Hong Kong
Turner Presents the CASBAA Closing Gala

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