News Views

CASBAA’s news round-up culled from sources across the industry.

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Plans are in full swing for the CASBAA OTT Summit in Singapore on 1st March and the OTT Forum in Mumbai which will follow two days later on Friday 3rd. We have two packed programmes with a strong speaker line-up at both events. Regular rates for the Singapore event end next week and if you haven’t yet reserved your seat you can download the latest programme and registration form here.

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A reminder that the CASBAA OTT Summit is just around the corner and will be held in Singapore on 1st March. Speakers include Ajit Mohan from Hotstar, Yu-Chuang Kuek from Netflix, Ravi Vora from Hooq, Simon Vella from MPP Global; Luke Gaydon from Brightcove; Michael Greco from Vindicia and Irdeto’s Roger Harvey. If you haven’t yet reserved your seat download the latest programme and registration form here.

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Further confirmation (if needed) of the shift in ad-spend toward digital, Facebook’s Q4 ad revenue was up by 53% over the previous quarter, “raking it in” despite all the negative press about it being a purveyor of fake news. The earnings report comes along side other news of the social media giant’s plans to “suck more dollars into its social maw” by launching a marketing mix model tool to facilitate comparisons between Facebook ad campaigns and campaigns...

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At the risk of normalising what’s going on in the US, I decided to stop focusing on the White House for a while, and take a look at the latest on the AT&T Time Warner deal, remember that? It turns out, I needn’t have worried, because AT&T boss Randall Stephenson is normalising just fine, thank you: “I’ve got to say, I was impressed,” he said about his meeting with the new President. That conciliatory tone might...

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The fun just keeps getting funner: we’ll be sending this out before the inauguration in Washington, which I’m sure will provide even more fun, but over the past week, the incoming President’s relationship with the media has definitely continued to make headlines. (Of course, that might just be because the media are the ones who come up with those headlines, but let’s not get too recursive before the weekend). The White House Press Corps is likely...

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So how can we NOT write about the televised trainwreck that the US President-elect’s first news conference in 168 days became this week? (In case you missed it, it’s here in full.) Theatre of the absurd, anyone? Regardless of whether you think that by releasing the dossier in question, Buzzfeed was absolutely in the right and even performed a public service, or whether you feel they crossed the line and sidestepped basic journalistic principles and...