State of the Video Industry event showcases opportunities and challenges, disruption and consolidation, success stories and the ability to embrace change Hong Kong, 16 October 2018 – Regional trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific, the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA), today announced the key themes for the Read more…
The industry recognises that it needs to focus on ways to better manage market potential through business models and content strategies. Hong Kong, 17 September 2018 – The latest in the “In View” series of country-specific events by the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) – “Vietnam in View” – was Read more…
Taiwan’s leading video-on-demand (“VOD”) industry associations today came together with the government at a roundtable event to share and promote best practices that foster growth while safeguarding consumer interests through self-regulation and collaborating on anti-piracy efforts.
At an Extraordinary General Meeting of members today, Casbaa overwhelmingly approved the adoption of a new constitution and new name. Casbaa will now be known as the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) and have a new mandate to represent the interests of companies across the broader video industry. The principal objective of AVIA is to make the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific stronger and healthier.
Findings show Asian policies remain relatively static for pay TV – more chatter seen for OTT Hong Kong, 19 July 2018 ‐ CASBAA, the Association for the Asian video industry, today released their long‐awaited review of OTT and regulatory policies for the video industry around Asia. Based on a year‐long Read more…
Opening the Casbaa Satellite Industry Forum in Singapore last Monday, CEO Louis Boswell set the tone for the day as he told delegates that those in the satellite communications industry need to “see change as a challenge to grow, develop and become stronger to benefit the larger ecosystem”. Furthermore, “Casbaa is uniquely positioned, with video as the common glue, to talk about – and promote – developments, innovations in and the relevance of the satellite ecosystem. Casbaa will continue to represent and satellite will continue to be relevant”.
Subscription Video-on-Demand Service Providers in ASEAN Introduce Content Code to Safeguard Consumer Interests
Leading subscription video-on-demand services across ASEAN, including ASTRO, dimsum, Fox+, HOOQ, iflix, Netflix, tonton, TVB and The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) have come together to announce the creation of a self-regulatory Subscription Video-on-Demand Industry Content Code (hereafter referred to as the “Code”) to safeguard consumer interests.
The upsurge in Hong Kong of pirated TV boxes poses a major threat to the subscription video industry
In a newly released Casbaa survey of the content viewing behaviour of Hong Kong consumers, it was revealed that close to one in four consumers (24%) use a TV box which can be used to stream pirated television and video content. These TV boxes, also known as Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs), allow users to access hundreds of thousands of pirated television channels and video-on-demand content, usually with the payment of a one-time fee.
Hong Kong Customs take enforcement action against retail sellers of Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs).
As part of Operation Trojan Horse, Hong Kong Customs recently undertook a series of raids against four retail outlets in Sham Shui Po and Wan Chai. Over a two-day period (25-26 May 2018), Hong Kong Customs raided retail outlets and arrested four (4) shop owners and four (4) salespersons found to be selling pre-loaded TV boxes (also known as Illicit Streaming Devices – “ISDs”) which provide access to pirated movies and TV shows. The arrested persons were all charged with copyright offences. Over 350 ISDs were seized, including brands such as the Ubox, EVPad, BossTV, and Magic Box.
Opening the Casbaa OTT Conference last Wednesday, March 21st, Radha Rahman, Marketing Director, Asia, for Brightcove set the tone for the day from the start as she told delegates “The end game is to win the viewer over and over again. Consumers now have more choice so services need to be different. Viewers are more savvy and viewing habits have changed to include binge watching and increased mobile consumption”.