ExpiredCASBAA 2017, Macau – 6 to November, 2017

  • November 6, 2017 - November 8, 2017
    08:30 - 18:00

The CASBAA Convention 2017 is a 72-hour Masterclass on Pay TV and Digital Video in Asia
Connecting Consumers and Content. The conference is designed to highlight the latest innovations in the multichannel TV industry from across the region and around the world. With a content, technology, finance and regulatory agenda we provide the most balanced representation of the needs of all stakeholders.

The line-up for the three-day CASBAA Convention 2017 to be held last Studio City in Macau 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 Christopher Slaughter, CASBAA CEO.

CASBAA represents 100 corporations across 20 markets in the Asia Pacific, running from China to Australasia, Japan to Pakistan and encompassing over 623 million Pay-TV subscribers (source: MPA) and 2.5 billion broadband connections (source: MPA).

The full implications of the digital video revolution are at the top of the CASBAA Convention 2017 agenda, including solutions to the potentially devastating impact of digital piracy, the on-going 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 blue-chip list of Pay-TV operators, content creators, broadband carriers, investors, sponsors and regulators attending CASBAA Convention 2017 guarantee unrivalled access to the Asia Pacific Pay-TV and Digital Video decision makers” said Slaughter. “Networking in every sense is a central element within the CASBAA Convention 2017 programme”, he added.

In the meantime, through a series of ‘Masterclass’ panels and presentations, the CASBAA Convention 2017 programme will deliver:

  • 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 around the world
  • Close examinations of the new ecosystems and revenue streams now available for the monetisation of emerging digital video markets
  • New insights on the impact of soon to be launched broadband satellite services across Asia

Plus Understanding the Viewer: a series of closely moderated conference sessions shedding fresh light on the complex worlds of digital media and programmatic advertising.

Key Speakers include:

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


Venue Website:

Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macao


Opened on October 27, 2015, Studio City is set to take Macau’s entertainment destination proposition to unprecedented new levels by providing a ‘next generation’ of outstanding entertainment-driven leisure destination experiences that help the territory’s evolution into a truly international tourism center. The Hollywood-themed studio-concept resort is a thrilling new cinematic inspired entertainment and leisure destination and is designed to be the most diversified entertainment offering in Macau. Ideally located on Cotai, close to the Lotus Bridge immigration point connecting Hengqin Island and a future station-point for the Macau Light Rapid Transit (LTR), Studio City provides the ultimate in sophisticated leisure entertainment, hotel, retail, dining and lifestyle experiences.

Studio City’s stunning Art-Deco facade features an iconic figure-8 Ferris wheel “Golden Reel” gondola ride which straddles the resort’s two-tower hotel at a height of some 130 meters. The integrated resort’s other innovative entertainment offerings also include Batman Dark Flight, the world first Warner Bros. Batman-themed action-packed motion ride; The House of Magic, a magic theater which offers guests an incredible live magical experience showcasing the world’s greatest magicians; Warner Bros. Fun Zone, a family entertainment center for kids filled with Warner Bros.’ and DC Comics’ franchise characters and play-rides; Studio City Event Center, a 5,000-seat multi-purpose entertainment center designed to host live concerts, theatrical and sporting events; Studio 8, the only TV Studio facility in Macau to provide open access ‘plug in and play’ facilities to create a fully operational television recording and broadcast studio; and Pacha Macau, which brings Ibiza-style nightlife to Macau for the very first time, electrifying Macau’s burgeoning club scene.

Studio City is destined to deliver an unparalleled leisure entertainment and hospitality experience, strengthening the depth and diversity of Macau’s leisure, business and tourism proposition as a leading visitor destination in Asia.