Affirmation from Singapore government to “pro-actively stamp out” the sale of ISDs
Earlier this month the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) met individually with the three major IT exhibition management companies in Singapore: Sphere Exhibits (COMEX), SingEx (SITEX) and Lines Exhibition (PC Show). There then followed individual meetings between AVIA and each exhibition management companies hosted by IMDA. All of the exhibition management companies confirmed that they would no longer permit the sale of ISDs at their events and informed AVIA that they had already notified the identified companies of their new policy .
During this weekend’s Consumer Electronics Exhibition (CEE) – 23rd to 26th May – no exhibitors were found to be selling illicit TV box streaming devices. Two exhibitors, identified by AVIA to be selling tablets pre-installed with infringing apps and marketed as providing access to AVIA members content and channels, were removed from the exhibition by the exhibition management company.