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Asian leadership anchors this year’s CASBAA show

The roll-call for the CASBAA Convention 2008, to be held in Hong Kong on October 28-30, has given a major boost to Barry Diller (IAC), Bill Roedy (MTVNI), Roma Khanna (NBCU) and Darren Childs (BBC Worldwide Channels), who will now be joined by the Asia Pacific pay-TV’s top leadership of converged carriers and content.

This year’s CASBAA Convention is expected to break all records of earlier years in terms of the number of participants.

Marcel Fenez, Chairman of CASBAA, said, “The CASBAA Convention 2008 programme couldn’t be stronger. Our industry’s Annual Meeting is leveraging Asia’s central role as the global growth powerhouse for the worldwide media and telecoms industry. CASBAA 2008 has already broken all its previous records for speakers, sponsors and delegate registration set over a 15 year period.”

The theme for the three-day convention this year is ‘Subscribe to the Future – All Eyes are on Asia’. Speakers will share their insights on the fast-changing pay-TV business. The panelists will also examine the new generation of Asian pay-TV platforms such as IPTV, in terms of costing, pricing models and government regulation.

The convention this year would offer panel discussions and presentations covering the industry’s hottest topics such as the pay-TV strategies in post-Olympic China, the new media generation, the future of mobile TV, digital media solutions, content development, the pay-TV regulation in the region and the examining of the pay-TV markets in India and Korea.

A new programme would be added this year – ‘The Future of Pay-TV Advertising Workshop’ – which would be a highly-interactive forum for the decision-making executives to analyse how the pay-TV industry has impacted the advertising business.

The speakers this year include – besides Barry Diller, Bill Roedy, Roma Khanna and Darren Childs – Alexander Arena, Group MD, NOW; Steve Marcopoto, President & MD, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific; Terry Clontz, CEO, StarHub, Singapore; Shyue-Ching Lu, Chairman, Chunghwa, Taiwan; Todd Miller, EVP & MD, Asia, Sony Pictures Television International; Rahadi Arsyad, President Director, CEO, Telkomvision; Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia; Abe Peled, Chairman, NDS; Mushtaq Malik, Chairman, PEMRA; Tom Keaveny, EVP & MD, Discovery Asia Pacific; Rudy Tanoesoedibjo, CEO, Indovision; and Rob Gilby, SVP & MD, Disney-ABC International Television (Asia Pacific).

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