Annual CASBAA bash to tackle digital video disruption

Studio City in Macau, the location of CASBAA Convention 2017. Image credit: Nussar /

The CASBAA Convention 2017 is coming next month, and the trade body is promising delegates a 72-hour masterclass on pay-TV and digital video, as well as essential insights on the impact of digital video on the industry as we know it.

The full implications of the digital video revolution are at the top of the conference agenda, including solutions to the potentially devastating impact of digital piracy, the ongoing opportunities presented by local, regional and global OTT platforms and the challenges arising from the mountains of detailed digital data now being assessed by broadcasters, carriers, technology vendors and advertisers alike.

The line-up for the three-day event – to be held this year at Studio City in Macau from November 6-8 – has been designed “to capture the urgent issues facing our industry at a time of the most dynamic market changes seen in more than 20 years”, said CASBAA CEO Christopher Slaughter.

CASBAA Convention 2017 will feature masterclass panels and presentations delivering real-time case studies focused on the crucial battle against on-line piracy (including a few “wins!”); a fresh look at the best performing business models for pay-TV; deep-dive presentations on the vital security technologies and regulatory “fixes” under debate across Asia Pacific and globally; close examinations of the new ecosystems and revenue streams now available for the monetisation of emerging digital video markets; and new insights on the impact of soon to be launched broadband satellite services across Asia.

This year’s event also sports a : a series of closely moderated conference sessions – billed under the title “Understanding the Viewer” – that promise to shed fresh light on the complex worlds of digital media and programmatic advertising.

On the speaker roster:

  • Samuel Scott, Columnist, The Promotion Fix @ The Drum
  • Hosi Simon, Global General Manager, VICE Media
  • NK Sinha, Secretary, MIB, Government of India
  • Dr Ros Lynch, Director, Copyright & IP Enforcement, UK Intellectual Property Office
  • Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18
  • Birathon Kasemsri Na Ayudhaya, Chief Content and Media Officer, True Corporation
  • Jeremy Butteriss, Managing Director for Global Partnerships, APAC, Google

Participating companies on hand at the event include: 21st Century Foundation, ABS, ABU, Amagi, APT Satellite, ARRIS, AsiaSat, BARC, BBC, beIN Sports, Cisco, CMS, English Premier League, Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), FOX Networks Group, Friend MTS, GfK, iDigitalish, Intelsat, INVIDI Technologies, Irdeto,Kantar Media, Leyard, MPP Global, NAGRA, Nielsen, OONA, Pi Pakistan, Pioneer Consulting Asia, Rakuten Viki, RiotGames, SES, Shadow Factory, Sky UK, SM Telemedia, Sony Pictures, TRT World, UNICEF and Viaccess-Orca.

Disruptive.Asia is an official media partner of CASBAA Convention 2017. Full event details can be found here.

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