CASBAA Convention 2008 at the Dome

Hong Kong, June 17, 2008 – The Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) has announced the keynote speakers and other details of the upcoming CASBAA Convention 2008 in Hong Kong during October 28th – 30th.

The speakers were announced during the CASBAA Convention 2008 & TRACE TV Launch Party in Singapore yesterday. The CASBAA Dome at the POP TV Arena in West Kowloon, Hong Kong will be a new and innovative venue for the CASBAA Convention.

The Convention 2008 will be keynoted by Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair Disney Media Networks and President, Disney-ABC Television Group. Additional headline speakers include Darren Childs, Managing Director of BBC Global Channels and Abe Peled, Chairman of NDS.

“We are delighted that such distinguished global media leaders have agreed to headline this year’s convention. The event will be hosted in a state-of-the-art venue, providing an unprecedented experience for our participants and an ideal annual meeting place for our industry in the Asia Pacific,” said Marcel Fenez, Chairman of CASBAA.

Themed “Subscribe to the Future – All Eyes are on Asia”, the three-day CASBAA Convention 2008 has invited more C-level executives as expert speakers to share their insights on the fast-changing pay-TV business.

Meanwhile, the Convention this year offers panel discussions and presentations covering the industry’s hottest topics such as the pay-TV strategies in post-Olympic China, the new media generation, the future of mobile TV, digital media solutions, content development, the pay-TV regulation in the region and the examining of the pay-TV markets in India and Korea.

Besides, a brand-new programme will be added this year – “The Future of Pay-TV Advertising Workshop”. It will be a highly-interactive forum for the decision-making executives to analyse how the pay-TV industry has impacted the advertising business.

“The CASBAA Convention remains a significant annual event for our industry in Asia, thanks to the continuous support from our sponsors, partners and members,” added Fenez.

The CASBAA Convention 2008 will be presented by InvestHK and supported by sponsors including Asia Broadcast Satellite, Arianespace, Arqiva, Asiasat, BBC, Discovery Networks Asia, Disney ABC Television Group, Eurosport, Eutelsat, Globecast, Harmonic, HBO Asia, Intelsat, Irdeto, Measat, Motorola, Nagravision, now TV, Paul Weiss, Playboy, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAT-GE, Synovate, Tandberg Television, TRACE, Turner International Asia Pacific, TV5MONDE and Universal Electronics.

For more information about the CASBAA Convention 2008 and its venue please visit

A picture from the Launch Party on June 16th is available for download here

About CASBAA –

The Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) is an industry-based advocacy group dedicated to the promotion of multi-channel TV via cable, satellite, broadband and wireless video networks across the Asia-Pacific. CASBAA represents some 130 member organisations in the pay-TV business, which in turn serve more than three billion people. Members include Asia Broadcast Satellite, AsiaSat, Astro, Australia Network, Bloomberg Television, Chunghwa Telecom, Discovery Networks Asia, Genesis Networks, Granada International/ITV Worldwide, HBO Asia, Intelsat, Lionsgate, Macquarie Group, MediaFLO Technologies, Motorola, MTV Networks Asia Pacific, NDS, Nokia, now TV, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SES NEW SKIES, SingTel, Sony Pictures Television International, STAR Group, TrueVisions, Turner International Asia Pacific, VOOM HD Networks Asia, Walt Disney Television International, Al Jazeera, Amarchand Mangaldas, Arqiva, Asian Food Channel, AVIT, BEE MediaSoft, BBC Global Channels Asia-Pacific, BigBand Networks, Celestial Movies, CONAX, Deutsche Welle, ESPN STAR Sports, EuroNews, Eurosport, GroupM, Hong Kong Cable TV, IMCL, INX Network, Irdeto, KDB Skylife, Kbro, Lovells, Measat, MGM Networks, Microsoft Corporation, Minter Ellison, National Geographic, NBC Universal Global Networks Asia Pacific, Network18, Paul Weiss, Playboy TV, ProtoStar, Providence Equity, PT Direct Vision, Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, SAT-GE, Sky Cable, Spectrum Value Partners, Tandberg Television, Tata Sky, TBN, Telkomvision, Ten Sports, TFN Media, TimeWarner, TRACE, TV5MONDE, Universal Electronics, Viaccess and Zee TV.
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