Digital Transformation: How is OTT Redefining Media

Singapore, February 23rd 2017– CASBAA, the Association for digital multichannel TV, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery in Asia, is pleased to announce its 4th OTT Summit, Asia’s OTT industry marquee annual event. A series of panels comprised of some of the region’s leading experts will explore in detail how traditional media is responding to the digital challenges of OTT.

“We are delighted to be returning to Singapore for the fourth edition of CASBAA’s OTT Summit,” said Christopher Slaughter, CEO, CASBAA. “While traditional media incumbents remain dominant, there’s no denying the growing impact of over-the-top (OTT) video services, and how they are transforming viewing habits throughout the region. We have been saying it for years, but it’s now increasingly apparent that OTT is truly a big part of pay TV’s future.”

The spectacular success, both critical and commercial, of such diverse video platforms as Netflix, Hooq and Spuul have established OTT services as real competitors to mainstream broadcasters. According to a survey by BCG, OTT services are growing by more than 20% annually and winning share over traditional TV.1 Traditional media must respond fast to this existential crisis.

The real challenge for incumbents is how to rethink their business strategies in light of such drastic industry transformation. Are legacy business models holding traditional media back as they contemplate the OTT challenge?

CASBAA has convened a select field of industry thought leaders, senior executives and market practitioners, including:


Ajit Mohan, CEO Hotstar

Aravind Venugopal, VP – Media Partners Asia

Winradit Kolasastraseni, SVP Innovation – Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Simon Vella, Head of Asia, MPP Global

Oliver Wilkinson, MD, PwC

Alan Soon, Founder & CEO, Splice Newsroom

Shad Hashmi, VP – Digital Development, Global Markets & Operations Asia, BBC Worldwide

Lam Swee Kim, CMO, Dimsum & Star Online Malaysia

Prem Kamath, Deputy MD, A+E Networks Asia

Alexandre Muller, MD APAC, TV5MONDE

Jonas Engwall, CEO, RTL CBS Asia

Virat Patel, MD, Pioneer Consulting

Monica Bhatia, Regional Digital Director, APAC, Maxus

Genny Yang, Group Account Director, Kantar Milward Brown

David Schonfeld, Director Technical Operations, A+E Networks Asia

Alex Merwin, VP International, SpotX

Luke Gaydon, VP of OTT Solutions, Brightcove

Yu-Chuang Kuek, Managing Director APAC, Netflix

Ravi Vora, CMO, Hooq

S Mohan, Co-Founder & COO, Spuul

Lindsay Servian, Head of, PCCW Global

Maya Hari, MD –SEA & India, Twitter

Tim Martin, CEO RugbyPass

Michael Greco, VP APAC, Vindicia

CK Lee, VP, Sports Business – Content Group, ASTRO

Unmish Parthasarathi, Head of Digital Sales, International Cricket Council & Founder, Picture Board

Craig Johnson, MD Media, SEA & India, Nielsen

Priya Khatri, GM Sales & Business Development, SEA Eyeota

Jay Shah, CEO, OpenDNA

James Miner, CEO, Miner Labs

Roger Harvey, Regional Director, Irdeto

Mike Kerr, MD Asia, BEIN

Joe Welch, SVP Government Relations APAC, 21st Century Fox

Hian Goh, Partner, NSI Ventures

Yinglan Tan, Venture Partner, Sequoia

Marcel Fenez, President, Fenez Media


The industry’s essential platform to explore how OTT is transforming the broadcasting landscape, the CASBAA OTT Summit 2017 will take a deep dive on a range of topics, including trends in Asian viewership, whether OTT is a game changer in sports, how traditional media is adapting, the synergy between OTT and multiscreen, and how to use data as metrics for success.

The CASBAA OTT Summit 2017 is a must for all those involved at the senior level in media and broadcasting, from content providers and broadcasters to investors and regulators.

CASBAA OTT Summit 2017 is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor Brightcove, and Sponsors including Adobe, Diagnal, Irdeto, Mediamorph, MPP Global, PCCW Global and Vindicia.

For more information about the CASBAA OTT Summit 2017 and to register for tickets, please visit




CASBAA is the Asia Pacific region’s largest non-profit media association, serving the multi-channel audio-visual content creation and distribution industry.  Established in 1991, CASBAA has grown with the industry to include digital multichannel television, content, platforms, advertising, and video delivery. Encompassing some 500 million connections within a footprint across the region, CASBAA works to be the authoritative voice for multichannel TV; promoting even-handed and market-friendly regulation, IP protection and revenue growth for subscription and advertising, while promoting global best practices. To view the full list of CASBAA members, please visit here.

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