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 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.
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”.
The World Broadcasting Unions have reaffirmed the importance of C-band for satellite transmission of broadcasters’ content. WBU is the coordinating body for broadcasting unions who represent free-to-air broadcaster networks across the globe. Their leadership approved a proposed position “calling on Read more…
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.
Casbaa Response to Consultation Paper on Arrangements for Assignment of the Spectrum in the 3.4-3.6 GHz Band for the Provision of Public Mobile Services and the Related Spectrum Utilisation Fee
Casbaa’s response to the Hong Kong Communications Authority regarding the Consultation Paper on Arrangements for Assignment of the Spectrum in the 3.4 – 3.6 GHz Band.
Joint Response of APSCC, Casbaa, ESOA, and GVF to Draft of National Digital Communications Policy 2018
A joint response from the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (ASPCC), Casbaa, the EMEA Satellite Operators’ Association (ESOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) on the Draft of National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) released by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry Read more…
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.