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MIB secy Sinha, Viacom18 CEO Vats to speak at CASBAA convention in Nov

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MUMBAI: Regional multichannel TV and digital video trade body CASBAA has announced the key themes (and workshop programme) for the CASBAA Convention 2017 to be held in Macau, from 6-8 November.

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

The full implications of the digital video revolution are at the top of the convention's 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 the convention guarantee unrivalled access to the Asia Pacific Pay-TV and Digital Video decision makers," said Slaughter.

In the meantime, through a series of 'Masterclass' panels and presentations, the convention 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.

The key speakers at the convention 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

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