Programme
  • 02:00
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    Policy Roundtable (By invitation only)

    The CASBAA Policy Roundtable is an opportunity for legal and policy experts from the Pay-TV and related industries to meet regulatory officials from across the Asia-Pacific. This year’s roundtable will focus heavily on the growing impact of piracy carried by illicit streaming devices, and how this and other rapid technological changes are affecting IP policymakers, industry execs and ordinary consumers. The Policy Roundtable is an unrivalled closed-door forum for industry and government.

  • 03:00
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    05:30
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    Executive Roundtable (By invitation only)

    The CASBAA Invitational Roundtable features top-level management case studies with frank, moderated discussions in a “Chatham House Rules” environment.

    This closed-door off the record event is invitation only

    Samuel Scott, Columnist, The Promotion Fix @ The Drum
    Hosi Simon, Global General Manager, VICE Media

  • 06:00
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    08:30
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    Speakers Cocktail (By invitation only)

  • 08:30
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    10:30
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    Fashion TV Party (Open to all registered delegates)

  • 07:00
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    Registration

    Venue: Ballroom, 3/F, Studio City Macau

  • 08:00
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    Satellite Breakfast Briefing
    (Pre-registration required; First-come, first-served)

    Hear from industry leaders on market conditions, satellite interference, domestic systems and distribution as well as other issues directly affecting broadcasters in the region.

    For the first time this breakfast session is being held on the main stage which means this will be a truly interactive introduction to this year’s Convention!

    Thomas Choi, CEO, ABS
    Huang Baozhong, EVP, APT Satellite
    Andrew Jordan, President & CEO, AsiaSat
    Terry Bleakley, Regional Vice President, APAC, Intelsat
    Deepak Mathur, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, SES Video
    Representative from MEASAT

  • 09:30
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    Welcome Remarks

    Joe Welch, Chairman, CASBAA Board of Directors;
    SVP - Government Relations Asia, 21st Century Fox

  • 09:45
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    TV is Not Dying – It’s Lies, Damn Lies and Bad Media Statistics.

    One of the biggest falsehoods in the marketing echo chamber is that television is 'dead' – and that lie is usually spread by companies with something to gain or people who do not bother to research what the good data actually says.

    Samuel Scott, Columnist, The Promotion Fix @ The Drum

  • 10:20
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    Keynote

    To Be Announced

  • 11:00
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    Coffee Break

  • 11:00
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    02:00
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    Private Lunch and Workshop by Nagra

    Venue: Salon 6

  • 11:30
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    Under Attack!

    The broadcast industry has recently seen a slew of cyberattacks and hacking attempts. Is this something we should learn to expect - and expect more of the same? Are broadcasters sufficiently equipped to deal with this type of software attack, and how can you do more to safeguard your media assets?

  • 12:10
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    Meet the Operators

    Lively conversations with Operators covering Marketing Strategies, Content Acquisition, Data Management, Data Protection, Pricing and Regulatory issues. In a world of CRM the operator is asking…. “Can I help you?”

    Harit Nagpal, CEO & MD, Tata Sky (invited)

  • 12:30
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    In Conversation

    Hosi Simon, Global General Manager, VICE Media

  • 12:50
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    UNICEF Child Rights Award for Television 2017

    The award is given each year to the best television programming on children’s rights produced in the Asia-Pacific region. It recognizes the efforts of broadcasters and producers in pursuing high quality children’s television and better coverage of children’s issues.


    In association with CASBAA, ABU and UNICEF

  • 01:00
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    Lunch

    Venue: Spotlight, 2/F, Studio City Macau

  • 02:00
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    Face To Face

    Dr. Ros Lynch, Director, Copyright & IP Enforcement, UK Intellectual Property Office

    With John Medeiros, Chief Policy Officer, CASBAA

  • 02:30
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    Winning Against The Ever Changing Online Piracy Threat

    With broadband access becoming more readily available, rapid global expansion of new devices and availability of plug-ins, today’s biggest threat is illegal content redistribution over the internet. At Irdeto we know that the battle-lines against online piracy differ for each provider. There is no one size fits all. In this session, Roger Harvey provides examples of how best to tackle the different forms of piracy from the more familiar Peer2Peer networks to live streaming and IPTV devices.

    Roger Harvey, Regional Director, ANZ, SEA, Japan, Irdeto

  • 02:45
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    The ISD Battle

    Our markets are undergoing an onslaught from syndicates operating networks feeding Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) which are being backed up by a wide array of businesses promoting, importing and selling the boxes themselves. These syndicates have done, and will continue to do severe damage to the Pay-TV industry unless they are effectively countered.

    Neil Gane, GM Coalition Against Piracy, CASBAA 
    with Clare Bloomfield, Director, Policy & Research, CASBAA

  • 03:15
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    Fighting Piracy

    Levels of piracy have been rising in every market as signal theft, alternative platforms, the copying of content and the now advancements in technology mean prated content is becoming a serious threat to legitimate business. As the threat of media piracy continues the responsibility is falling to both content owners and distributors to take action and fight back. This session will describe how cooperation between the content and carriage sides of the industry in the UK have brought real progress.


    Kevin Plumb, Director of Legal Services, EPL
    Kieron Sharp, CEO, Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT)
    Matthew Hibbert, Head Counsel, Litigation, Sky UK

    with Joe Welch, Chairman, CASBAA Board of Directors;
    SVP - Government Relations Asia, 21st Century Fox

  • 03:50
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    Tech Showcase

    To Be Announced

  • 04:00
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    Coffee Break

  • 04:00
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    06:00
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    Operators Workshop(By Invitation only)

    With advances in technology the levels of piracy have risen in every market.  Signal theft, alternative platforms, the copying of content and the whole gamut of Illicit Streaming Devices are affecting us all. 

     

    This session will give actual examples, case studies and advice from an international and local perspective on how operators and content suppliers together can combat this encroachment into your business.

  • 04:20
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    OTT

    There are thousands of TV shows and movies available for viewing online. Most are available at the touch of a button resulting in cumulative viewing with some of the most precise viewing data ever seen. Are the possibilities just as endless?

     

    Masaya Ueno, Chief of Staff, Viki

  • 04:45
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    3 in 6

    Critical factors. Key concepts. Illuminating insights. All presented in six minutes.

  • 04:50
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    Panel: OTT

    Video markets in Asia, as in other parts of the world are all adjusting to the rise of OTT television with companies seeking to construct the right business models and offer the right content to gain market share and win over consumers. As major broadcasters move into the online space and with more OTT services becoming available, how do leading regional OTT providers see the industry developing? Is there an inevitable tipping point?

  • 05:30
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    New OTT Ecosystems

    Video streaming platforms and alternative business models from Pakistan and Myanmar.

    Layon Ivan Patrick Lobo, Director, Pi Pakistan
    Kieran J Rabbitt, Partner/Founder, Mmcube (invited)

  • 06:15
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    Delegate Cocktails

  • 07:00
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    Registration

    Venue: Ballroom, 3/F, Studio City Macau

  • 07:30
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    Australia Channel & Lightning International Breakfast Briefing
    (Pre-registration required; First-come, first-served)

  • 09:05
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    Morning Keynote

    Responsible for driving growth across all the Viacom18 Businesses representing some of the most recognised channel brands including Colors, MTV, Nick, Vh1 and Comedy Central, Sudhanshu Vats brings a wealth of experience as both a respected TV CEO and a former senior exec at Unilever.


    Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18

  • 09:40
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    Understanding the Viewer:

    In case you missed them: Selected highlights based on work that CASBAA has commissioned across three markets to help inform CASBAA members and the broader industry.

    Singapore - Mark Lay, VP Singapore, CASBAA
    Taiwan - Jessica Yuntsai Chou, Deputy Director, 21st Century Foundation
    The Philippines - Virat Patel, MD, Pioneer Consulting Asia

  • 10:10
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    Understanding the Viewer:

    Learning more through measurement - with more precise data coming to market, can research companies as well as broadcast media and advertisers keep pace with the technological advances that better reflect TV and online consumption? Is there a time when the mountains of collected information can transform Big Data into Smart Data?

    Partho Dasgupta, CEO, BARC India
    Rita Chan, Head of Media, SEA, GfK
    Nick Burfitt, Managing Director APAC,  Kantar Media
    Aimee Gerry, Executive Director, Head of Digital SEA, Nielsen

  • 10:45
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    Understanding the Viewer: Addressable Advertising

    Dave Downey, CEO, INVIDI

  • 11:00
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    Coffee Break

  • 11:30
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    Understanding the Viewer: Working together for the future of video

    Google will share insights into key trends in video content; consumption, distribution and monetization (including Programmatic) and how Google is working together with the broadcast industry in Asia-Pacific and across the globe. 

    Jeremy Butteriss, Managing Director for Global Partnerships, APAC, Google

  • 11:50
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    Understanding the Viewer: Promoting brands through VR

    Amit Chatterjee, Partner, Shadow Factory

  • 12:00
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    Understanding the Viewer:
    The value of broadcast media in a world of digital media choice

    In the ‘post-truth’ era where fake news stories proliferate, Sally Wu shares results of a recent research study amongst Pay TV subscribers in 5 APAC countries looking at how trusted media brands continue to engage with consumers whether at home or on the road.


    Sally Wu, Research Director, Business & Audience Insights (APAC), BBC (Global News); Co-chair CASBAA Research Committee

  • 12:20
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    Panel: New Channels

    A chance for channels newly launching in Asia to showcase. Coming to an operator near you?

    Roch Pellerin, Director of Marcom & Distribution, TRT World

  • 12:50
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    CASBAA Chairman’s Award

  • 01:00
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    Lunch

    Venue: Spotlight, 2/F, Studio City Macau

  • 02:00
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    In Conversation:

    To Be Announced

  • 02:00
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    New Ecosystems, New Ideas

    Introduction
    Media and the entertainment business is experiencing unprecedented disruption as new ideas and business models take hold and the consumer starts to adopt new technology at an ever-increasing pace. With this disruption comes opportunity, as new ventures and ideas look for partnerships, investments, and growth, from the introduction of VR and MR, E-Sports and the whole gamut of new ways of doing business as alternative and content no longer needs to follow the established business norms or distribution models.

  • 02:40
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    Tech Showcase

    Joshua Eum, CTO Asia Pacific and Australia Sales Lead, ARRIS

  • 02:55
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    New Ecosystems, New Ideas

    To Be Announced
     

  • 03:15
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    OTT 3 things in 6 mins with Nagra

  • 03:20
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    New Ecosystems, New Ideas

    Panel: Exploring the World of E-sports
    Online and competitive video gaming move from strength to strength and not only act as a driver of social & commerce but also pave the way for the rest of OTT. Is this a millennial phenomenon that will continue to grow in popularity? What’s next?

    Michiel Bakker, CEO, GINX
    Philip So, Head, Business Development China, RiotGames

    With Mark Lay, VP Singapore, CASBAA

  • 03:40
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    New Ecosystems, New Ideas

    Panel: AR / VR/ MR – aiyaah
    The brave new world of Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality technology is already here with elements being deployed by some broadcasters in both the entertainment and factual space.


    Representative from Dahooo New Media Technology Co., Ltd

  • 04:00
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    Coffee Break

  • 04:00
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    New Ecosystems, New Ideas

    A series of short, sharp and incisive sessions on the cutting edge of the broadcast industry. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn more about the tech side of the business

  • 04:30
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    Presentation from Natural Point

    Marker-based facial motion capture software, animation and CGI production opportunities for broadcasters. Is everything now possible in this brave new Avatar – type world.

  • 04:50
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    Presentation from Viaccess

  • 05:00
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    Launching and Monetizing Linear TV and OTT Channels Using Cloud

    TV networks and OTT platforms can now spin off new channels on the cloud, in a scalable, cost-effective, and secure manner. Learn how new channels can be regionalized and monetized through targeted advertising, be it traditional TV or OTT.


    KA Srinivasan, Co-founder, Amagi

  • 05:15
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    To Be Announced

  • 05:30
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    To Be Announced

  • 05:45
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    Closing Remarks

  • 06:30
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    CASBAA Closing Party
    (For delegates and ticket registrants only)