How is OTT redefining media: CASBAA announces summit in Singapore


MUMBAI: CASBAA, the Association for digital multichannel TV, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery in Asia, has announced its 4th OTT Summit, Asia’s OTT industry marquee annual event. A series of panels comprising the region’s leading experts will explore in detail how traditional media is responding to the digital challenges of OTT.

“We are delighted to be returning to Singapore for the fourth edition of CASBAA’s OTT Summit,” said CASBAA CEO Christopher Slaughter. “While traditional media incumbents remain dominant, there’s no denying the growing impact of over-the-top (OTT) video services, and how they are transforming viewing habits throughout the region. We have been saying it for years, but it’s now increasingly apparent that OTT is truly a big part of pay TV’s future.”

The spectacular success, both critical and commercial, of such diverse video platforms as Netflix, Hooq and Spuul have established OTT services as real competitors to mainstream broadcasters. According to a survey by BCG, OTT services are growing by more than 20 per cent annually and winning share over traditional TV.1 Traditional media must respond fast to this existential crisis.

The real challenge for incumbents is how to rethink their business strategies in light of such drastic industry transformation. Are legacy business models holding traditional media back as they contemplate the OTT challenge?

CASBAA has convened a select field of industry thought leaders, senior executives and market practitioners, including:

Ajit Mohan, CEO Hotstar
AravindVenugopal, VP – Media Partners Asia
Winradit Kolasastraseni, SVP Innovation - Discovery Networks Asia Pacific
Simon Vella, Head of Asia, MPP Global
Oliver Wilkinson, MD, PwC
Alan Soon, Founder & CEO, Splice Newsroom
Shad Hashmi, VP – Digital Development, Global Markets &Operations Asia,BBC Worldwide
Lam Swee Kim, CMO, Dimsum& Star Online Malaysia
PremKamath, Deputy MD, A+E Networks Asia
Alexandre Muller, MD APAC, TV5MONDE
Jonas Engwall, CEO, RTL CBS Asia
Virat Patel, MD, Pioneer Consulting
Monica Bhatia, Regional Digital Director, APAC, Maxus
Genny Yang, Group Account Director, Kantar Milward Brown
David Schonfeld, Director Technical Operations, A+E Networks Asia
Alex Merwin, VP International, SpotX
Luke Gaydon, VP of OTT Solutions, Brightcove
Yu-Chuang Kuek, Managing Director APAC, Netflix
Ravi Vora, CMO, Hooq
S Mohan, Co-Founder & COO, Spuul
Lindsay Servian, Head of ONTAPtv.com, PCCW Global
Maya Hari, MD –SEA & India, Twitter
Tim Martin, CEO RugbyPass
Michael Greco, VP APAC,Vindicia
CK Lee, VP, Sports Business - Content Group, ASTRO
Unmish Parthasarathi, Head of Digital Sales, International Cricket Council & Founder, Picture Board
Craig Johnson, MD Media, SEA & India, Nielsen
Priya Khatri, GM Sales & Business Development, SEA Eyeota
Jay Shah, CEO, OpenDNA
James Miner, CEO, Miner Labs
Roger Harvey, Regional Director, Irdeto
Mike Kerr, MD Asia, BEIN
Joe Welch, SVP Government Relations APAC, 21st Century Fox
HianGoh, Partner, NSI Ventures
Yinglan Tan, Venture Partner, Sequoia
Marcel Fenez, President, Fenez Media

The industry’s essential platform to explore how OTT is transforming the broadcasting landscape, the CASBAA OTT Summit 2017 will take a deep dive on a range of topics, includingtrends in Asian viewership, whether OTT is a game changer in sports, how traditional media is adapting, the synergy between OTT and multiscreen, and how to use data as metrics for success.

The CASBAA OTT Summit 2017 has been recommended for all those involved at the senior level in media and broadcasting, from content providers and broadcasters to investors and regulators.

CASBAA OTT Summit 2017 is supported by the presenting sponsor Brightcove, and sponsors including Adobe, Diagnal, Irdeto, Mediamorph, MPP Global, PCCW Global and Vindicia.

Latest Reads

Amazon miniTV and Sikhya Entertainment brings together : Gutar Gu

Amazon miniTV, a free video streaming service, has released the trailer of its upcoming modern teen Gutar Gu, that captures the nuances, intricacies and subtlety of young romance love.

iWorld Video On Demand
Post Office creates India’s first music video for Gully Gang Records

Post Office, the immersive content studio of Kulfi Collective, has partnered with Gully Gang Records to create India’s first music video using Unreal Engine’s MetaHumans framework for their new song Spaceship.

iWorld eNews
Super4 launches campaign #IndiaJeetega IPL 2023

Super4, ‘India Ka Apna Gaming App’ and a growing player in the fantasy gaming sector, has announced the launch of their #IPL2023 contest for the existing and prospective customers in light of the upcoming 16 edition of the TATA IPL 2023. The Super4 IPL 2023 carnival is scheduled to run from first...

iWorld Gaming
Regulatory clarity will make online gaming a lucrative destination for investors: Poonam Kaul - Evangelist – Responsible Gaming, E- Gaming Federation

Mumbai: The e-gaming industry is growing at a rapid pace, as per a report published by Dentsu last year, it pegged the industry at $2.2 million and with a CAGR of 38 per cent. There is a negative perception regarding e-gaming promoting gambling. To counter this the federation launched its new...

iWorld Over The Top Services
Rario Mobile app onboards 150+ cricketers as ambassadors

Mumbai: Rario, a digital collectibles platform for cricket fans, has unveiled its highly anticipated mobile app. The platform has also onboarded over 150 exclusive players as brand ambassadors, which includes Sachin Tendulkar, Faf Du Plessis, Kane Williamson, David Warner, Pat Cummins, Ajinkya...

iWorld Over The Top Services
MAXHUB introduces advanced displays and video conferencing devices

Mumbai: MAXHUB, an interactive and collaborative solution brand has recently introduced a wide array of advanced displays and video conferencing devices to unlock the power of unified communication devices and provide a seamless meeting experience. The cutting-edge technology solutions will benefit...

iWorld Over The Top Services
Amazon miniTV capitalises the strengths of Telegram & Torrent

Mumbai: Indians love all things free and since the majority of subscriptions are paid nowadays, it is not affordable for many people to splurge on the subscription costs or go watch a movie in the theatre every week. How do these people still manage to watch the movie? What do they do? People tend...

iWorld Over The Top Services
Majority of Hotstar consumers say they will continue their platform subscription in the absence of IPL & HBO shows

Mumbai: 2023 started with a huge setback for Disney+ Hotstar after it lost the digital rights of IPL 2023 to Viacom18. The news of HBO leaving the platform further triggered consumers, some of whom are demanding refunds or threatening to quit the platform altogether.   Amidst news of a dipping...

iWorld Over The Top Services
Prodapt onboards Harsha Kumar as CEO

Mumbai: Prodapt, the fastest-growing specialized player in the connectedness industry, has elevated Harsha Kumar to chief executive officer (CEO). Kumar takes over from founder and CEO Vedant Jhaver, who will serve as the chairman of Prodapt. As president over the last seven years, Kumar has played...

iWorld Over The Top Services