Programme
  • 01:30
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    Policy Roundtable (By invitation only) “REGISTRATION CLOSED”

    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.

  • 03:30
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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

    Neil Gane, General Manager, Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), CASBAA
    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)

    House of Magic, Level 2, Studio City

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

    Club Cubic, City of Dreams Macau (Free shuttle available at Studio City)

  • 07:00
    AM

    Registration

    Venue: Ballroom, 3/F, Celebrity Tower, Studio City Macau

  • 07:30
    AM

    Satellite Breakfast Briefing
    (Pre-registration required; First-come, first-served)

    New technologies have enabled satellite operators to remain relevant to broadcasters. Hear from industry leaders on what changes they have made to broadcasters in the region:

    • Encoding / IP (MPEG-2 -> MPEG-4 -> HEVC)
    • Bonding for SNG / OU (terrestrial + satellite)
    • High-Throughput Satellite
    • HD, UHD, HDR
    • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality

     

    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!

    Raymond Chow, Deputy COO, ABS
    Huang Baozhong, EVP, APT Satellite
    Andrew Jordan, President & CEO, AsiaSat
    Stephane Thibault, Managing Sales Director, Intelsat
    Yew Weng Soo, VP Sales, Asia-Pacific, SES

    with Peter Jackson, CEO, PJ Square

  • 07:30
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    Morning MC

    Dominic Lau, TV & Radio Presenter

  • 09:10
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    Welcome Remarks

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

  • 09:20
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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

  • 09:45
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    New Wine in New Bottles

    As the scope and scale of content distribution continues to evolve at rapid pace, two of the region’s leading content & consumer media companies discuss their approaches to best capitalize on this evolution with Asia’s leading research & advisory firm. What have been the results and challenges to date and what are the goals for the future?

    Henry Tan, COO, Astro

    with Vivek Couto, Executive Director, Media Partners Asia

  • 10:20
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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?

    Matt Pollins, Partner, CMS
    Mallory Delaporte-Bernues, Head of Engineering, TV5Monde

    with Nikhil Narendran, Partner, Trilegal

  • 11:00
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    Coffee Break

  • 11:00
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    02:00
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    Content Protection & Anti-Piracy Workshop by NAGRA

    (By invitation only. Limited seats available. Pre-registration is required)

    Content piracy is on the rise worldwide. Can your business model survive? This session will present the latest findings of the Pay-TV Innovation Forum relating to piracy trends and innovation strategies. Featuring a panel discussion hosted by Media Partners Asia, with the participation of leading Pay-TV service providers and content owners, the session explores key industry challenges and presents how NAGRA’s new technology and anti-piracy solutions can help you be successful and secure your business model.

    Venue: Salon 6, Ballroom, 3/F, Celebrity Tower

  • 11:20
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    View From India

    India’s MIB Secretary and the Chairman of TRAI discuss developments in the Indian market. What’s next for India?

    N.K. Sinha, Secretary, MIB, Govt. of India

    R.S.Sharma, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

    with John Medeiros, Chief Policy Officer, CASBAA

  • 11:50
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    In Conversation

    VICE Media has grown into a global media brand operating in 30 countries as it continues to revolutionise the TV content business.

    Hosi Simon, Global General Manager, VICE Media

    with Jasper Donat, CEO, Branded

  • 12:30
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    OTT Winners & Losers

    There are thousands of TV shows and movies available for viewing online. As OTT competition escalates in the Asia Pacific region, what factors will influence winners and losers in the OTT space?

    Wangxing Zhao, Associate Research Analyst, S&P Global

  • 12:45
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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

    Christopher Slaughter, CEO, CASBAA

  • 01:00
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    Lunch

    Venue: Spotlight, 2/F, Celebrity Tower, Studio City Macau

  • 01:00
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    Afternoon MC

    Dominic Lau, TV & Radio Presenter

  • 02:00
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    Face To Face

    The onslaught of online piracy and the rise of ISDs is shaking the market. How is this affecting IP policy?

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

    with Clare Bloomfield, Director, Policy & Research, CASBAA

  • 02:25
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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

  • 02:40
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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, Premier League
    Matthew Hibbert, Head Counsel, Litigation, Sky UK
    Kieron Sharp, CEO, Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT)
    Jonathan Friend, CEO, Friend MTS

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

  • 03:20
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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.

    Aaron Herps, Manager Digital Content Protection, beIN Sports
    Avigail Gutman, Director, Intelligence & Security Operations, Cisco
    Neil Gane, General Manager, Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), CASBAA

    with Clare Bloomfield, Director, Policy & Research, CASBAA

  • 03:50
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    Coffee Break

  • 04:00
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    06:00
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    Operators Workshop : A CEO Forum(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 in China

    The China OTT market is booming despite, or perhaps because of, it being in a walled garden. Learn about the movers and shakers as well as the success and challenges that are being faced , with a few tips on things to look out for going forward.

    Wilson Chow, Global and China-Hong Kong TMT Leader,
    PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • 04:45
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    Building an OTT Business Beyond the App

    Exciting times for PayTV services lie ahead. Television is having its digital-revolution as the pace of cord-cutting quickens and as a new generation of cord-nevers rise to the fore. We recap what’s critical to delivering the next-level TV experience in balancing PayTV present and future, as well as reviewing alternate opportunities for engagement and monetisation.

    Greg Armshaw, Head of Sales, Asia, Brightcove

  • 05:00
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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?

    Rohit D’Silva, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, FOX Networks Group
    Rohan Tiwary, Head of Broadcast, Media & Entertainment Partnerships APAC, Google
    Alex Chan, SVP of Product & Engineering, Rakuten Viki
    Uday Sodhi, EVP & Head, Digital Business, Sony Pictures Networks India

    with James Miner, CEO, MinerLabs

  • 05:40
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    New OTT Ecosystems

    Video streaming platforms and alternative business models that are driving the development and sustainability of new OTT systems and the digital space. Is there a one size fits all?

    Myat Hnin Phyu, Co-Founder & COO, iDigitalish, Myanmar
    Layon Ivan Patrick Lobo, Director, Pi Pakistan
    David Foo, SVP, SM Telemedia, Cambodia

    with Virat Patel, MD, Pioneer Consulting Asia

  • 06:10
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    The CASBAA Coalition Against Piracy

    followed by
    Delegate Cocktails

  • 07:00
    AM

    Registration

    Venue: Ballroom, 3/F, Studio City Macau

  • 07:30
    AM

    Wake Up To A New Direction For Content!
    (Pre-registration required; First-come, first-served)

    What does the future hold for content and distribution? Will linear channels survive? Will SVOD take over the world? What new types of content are engaging viewers? Is it true that only short-form content will work for mobile platforms? All of these questions and more will be addressed by our expert panel, which will include:

    Jean-René Aucouturier, SVP, Global Distribution & Development, Lagardere Television
    Nela Pavlouskova, MD, My Zen TV

    with James Ross, CEO, Lightning International

  • 09:00
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    Morning MC

    John Dykes, Presenter, Sports, Asia Pacific, FOX Networks Group

  • 09:15
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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

    with Marcel Fenez, President, Fenez Media

  • 09:45
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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.

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

  • 10:15
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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

    with Peter Hammer, Managing Director, Marketing Scientist

  • 10:45
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    Addressable TV: Reaching Audiences with Greater Accuracy & Accountability

    The primary challenge for TV advertising today is fragmentation. Audiences are more scattered across channels, watch at different times and access content in different ways like never before. So how can marketers ensure they are reaching the right people with the right message at the right time with TV advertising? In this session, learn how Addressable TV advertising and INVIDI’s flexible and adaptable ad delivery solution are helping programmers, cable, satellite and telco providers optimize their ad inventory effectively and enable advertisers to reach consumers more accurately with the impact and engagement of TV and end-to-end measurement and accountability they are looking for in a privacy compliant way.

    Dave Downey, CEO, INVIDI

  • 11:00
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    Coffee Break

  • 11:30
    AM

    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

  • 11:55
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    How to Get OTT Customers to Say ‘I do’

    Humans are irrational and decisions are driven by emotions. Simon Vella provides a crash course on the psychology of OTT customers: What are the 15 micro questions that they ask before purchasing a subscription, what are their drivers and how to influence customer decisions by using anchor points. These tips can empower an acquisition strategy with easy to use personalisation and marketing common-sense. Of course, once you have them, there is that little matter of how to keep them saying “I do”.

    Simon Vella, Head of APAC & Japan, MPP Global

  • 12:10
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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

  • 12:30
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    Panel: New Channels

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

    Roger Wyllie, General Manager, Rialto
    Roch Pellerin, Director of Marcom & Distribution, TRT World

    with Divya Gopalan, Freelance Anchor/Correspondent

  • 12:45
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    02:45
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    OTT Luncheon(by invitation only)

    (Limited seats available. By invitation only)

    Venue: Salon 8&9, Ballroom, 3/F, Celebrity Tower

  • 12:50
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    CASBAA Chairman’s Award

  • 01:00
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    Lunch

    Venue: Spotlight, 2/F, Celebrity Tower, Studio City Macau

  • 01:00
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    Afternoon MC

    John Dykes, Presenter, Sports, Asia Pacific, FOX Networks Group

    New Ecosystems, New Ideas

    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.

  • 02:00
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    New Ecosystems, New Ideas: Disruptive Distribution

    TELKOM Indonesia is rolling out OONA Free AVOD OTT mobile apps to 135,000,000 Telkom clients in Indonesia by year end. The fundamentals of this disruptive business model will give an equal opportunity for Telcos, Channels and Content Owners to control and monetize the market in a way never seen before. Is this the next step in the evolution of content distribution and a model to be used in other markets?

    Christophe Hochart, CEO & Founder, OONA
    Joddy Hernady, SVP of Media & Digital Business Department, Telkom Indonesia

    with Marcel Fenez, President, Fenez Media

  • 02:35
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    Delivering Gigabit wireless to every corner in the home

    Consumers expect great Wi-Fi, even as the number of connected devices continues to grow. They want good Wi-Fi coverage everywhere in their homes and, as broadband connections deliver gigabit speeds, the subscriber’s experience of the overall service is determined by their Wi-Fi performance. In this presentation, ARRIS will share :

    • The trends of all ages having issue with Wi-Fi service
    • Differ performance at range
    • Opportunity for a better Wi-Fi with the Cloud control and big Data analytics
       

    Scot Mason, Sr.Staff Solutions Architect (Video) Asia Pacific, ARRIS

  • 02:50
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    Making eSports Media a Win-Win for Audience, Brands, Teams, and Broadcasters

    The eSports industry is huge and media players need to secure position in this rapidly growing industry and ensure a stable yet sustainable growth pattern. By all measures, the eSports industry is surging. More than 200 million enthusiasts spectators annually, fans pack arenas, revenue has more than doubled in three years, and investors are clamoring to get a piece of the action. But to grow beyond its nascent successes, big changes must be made.

    eSports has been particularly useful in highlighting “community”. In the digital age, communities rule, and those who want to dominate the next phase of sports media need to understand that. Media players would do well in future of sports media if we use eSports as inspiration to build next chapter of sports media.

    Birathon Kasemsri Na Ayudhaya, Chief Content and Media Officer, True Corporation

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

    Thinking about launching or upgrading an OTT service? Three key things you need to know to monetize your content through an innovative multiscreen user experience, reaching to the TV set with Android TV, while securing your content and business model.

    Simon Trudelle, Senior Product Marketing Director, NAGRA

  • 03:25
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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?

    Philip So, Head, Business Development China, RiotGames

    With Mark Lay, VP Singapore, CASBAA

  • 04:00
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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.

    Norman Lao, Vice President, APAC, Leyard

  • 04:20
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    Data: The New Currency of OTT

    Jean-Christophe Jubin, VP Sales APAC, Viaccess-Orca

  • 04:30
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    Coffee Break

  • 04:50
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    New Ecosystems New Ideas: When the Slumbering Giant Awakens

    Is cloud the silver bullet to gear up TV networks and OTT platforms for the impending content explosion in APAC region? As content consumption in APAC grows coupled with changing viewer preferences, broadcasters need agility, flexibility, and scalability at competitive costs. Virtualized playout, personalized feeds, pop-up channels for testing markets will see a surge. Aided by machine learning and artificial intelligence, cloud platforms can accelerate this transition with ease. In this session, you will learn about the advancements in cloud technologies and how TV networks can be future-ready when the region awakens to unprecedented demands in content consumption.

    KA Srinivasan, Co-founder, Amagi

  • 05:05
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    New Ecosystems New Ideas: Promoting Brands Through VR

    Amit Chatterjee, Founder & Partner, Shadow Factory

  • 05:20
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    The CASBAA Next Group

    Shilpa Jhunjhunwala, Head of Network Distribution and Development, A+E Networks Asia
    Matt Pollins, Partner, CMS
    Meena Kumari Adnani, EVP, Content Development and Business Affairs, First Media

    with Mark Lay, VP Singapore, CASBAA

  • 05:50
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    Closing Panel: Where Do We Go From Here?

    with Marcel Fenez, President, Fenez Media

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