Members Submissions

Click below to download various submissions from CASBAA Members.

New law forces HK-based companies to review privacy practices

Monday, 08 October 2012 10:01

Amendments to Hong Kong’s data protection and privacy law will require CASBAA members (and other companies) to re-think their direct marketing and personal data practices.   Some parts are already in effect, but the provisions on Direct Marketing will

come into force sometime around April 2013.   Companies need to review the marketing data they collect, their handling procedures, and the notifications they provide customers.  Later, “regulated” companies are expected to be covered by particular data-filing requirements from the Privacy Commissioner – but no one knows yet how broadly that net will be spread, and how many CASBAA broadcasters might be affected.   Member company HoganLovells has provided an article describing the changes, and it can be downloaded here.


Indian Cable Digitization

Monday, 16 January 2012 00:00

CASBAA Urges Rate Decontrol, Strong IP Measures -- In a filing to India’s TRAI, CASBAA maintained that there is substantial retail pay-TV competition in India that will restrain tariffs, and urged TRAI to forbear from regulating retail tariffs now and in the future. TRAI had set the right course with its July 2010 tariff order refraining from regulating retail rates of addressable systems (cable as well as DTH), CASBAA said, and it should stay the course. CASBAA also said that revised “interconnection” regulations governing relations between content providers and pay-TV platforms should make it clear that all players should cooperate in active antipiracy programs.

See the complete CASBAA submission here.

See submissions by CASBAA member companies here.


Friday, 27 May 2011 00:00

NDS Content Protection Security Requirements for Cross-Carriage of Content

ESPN Star Sports Submission on Content Protection Security Requirements for Cross-Carriage


NDS's submission to TRAI

Monday, 08 February 2010 00:00

NDS response to TRAI's supplementary consultation paper on tariff related issued for DTH services.

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CASBAA Members Urge “Graduated Response” to Online Piracy in Hong Kong

Wednesday, 20 January 2010 00:00

CASBAA’s member companies joined in urging the Commerce and Industry Panel of the Hong Kong Legislative Council to push for implementation of a educational and non-criminalized “graduated response” procedure to deal with online piracy in the SAR. The companies said they favoured a mechanism that would limit liability of ISPs for online infringement as along as they followed the graduated response procedures. 

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STAR Group's submission to the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (HKSAR)

Tuesday, 12 May 2009 00:00

STAR responses to the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau on the Memorandum of 
Understanding on Industry Cooperation in Combating Online Piracy (MOU) issued by the Tripartite Forum for Drawing up a Code of Practice for Online Service Providers in Protecting Copyright in the Digital Environment.

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NDS's submission to TRAI

Tuesday, 14 April 2009 00:00

NDS Response to TRAI's Consultation Paper on DTH Issues Relating to Tariff Regulation and New Issues Under Consideration. 

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NDS's submission to TRAI

Friday, 23 January 2009 00:00

NDS Comments on Consultation Paper on Interconnection Issues Relating to Broadcast and Cable TV Services of India.

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