BroadcastAsia2016 International Conference
Look out for new and exciting topics, and an exclusive portfolio of industry visionaries! Gain new business ideas and strategies as we invite you to be in conversation with the leaders of the broadcasting and entertainment space. Expect access to unique user case presentations, interactive panel discussions, practical workshops, and countless networking opportunities.
Learn how to future proof your TV business as we discuss topical issues surrounding IP-broadcast convergence and its implications, OTT, video delivery infrastructure, next generation TV technologies, second screen & social TV monetisation strategies, viewer data analytics applications, advanced digital broadcast solutions, cloud broadcasting, network virtualisation, workflow management & automation, radio broadcasting, and more!
Built around this year’s theme “Delivering Experiential Content Anywhere”, BroadcastAsia2015 International Conference offered 8 topic-focused conference tracks and 2 interactive workshops. It was designed to address key industry topics such as the future of OTT and its implications on traditional broadcasting; second screen and social TV initiatives to deepen customer engagement and loyalty; online radio and its implications on traditional radio broadcasting; the latest immersive TV and encoding technologies; convergence and the road ahead to IP, and many more.
Setting the tone of the conference, Joshua Stinehour, Principal Analyst, Devoncroft Partners kicked off the first day of the conference, examining the radical restructuring of the media technology sector, and addressing the implications for respective stakeholders. We then had the pleasure of hosting our Opening Keynote Speaker, one of Asia’s latest heavy-weights in the OTT space, Peter G. Bithos, Chief Executive Officer, HOOQ. He shared HOOQ’s successes and challenges in launching a region-wide OTT service, and answered a question everyone was asking – “Is HOOQ Asia’s Answer to Netflix?”
We then wrapped up the morning with 5 visionaries Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Prime Focus Technologies; Narinder Chhibber, President, Telescan Global Connect; Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President, New Media, and Chief Executive Officer, Telekom Malaysia; Peter G. Bithos, Chief Executive Officer, HOOQ; and Keith Budge, Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Ooyala – who shared their unique perspectives on how OTT was changing the playing field for broadcaster and telcom providers, and how it was redefining future TV economies.
As the lines of broadcast and telecommunications continue to blur, we dedicated the second day to debating the convergence or collision of the 2 seemingly distinct stakeholders. Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President of New Media and Chief Executive Officer, Telekom; Joe Igoe, Chief Technology Officer, MediaCorp; and Henri Setiawan, Vice President – Innovation Management, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International, shared their insights and outlook of the evolution of that relationship in the next 5 years.
We had the pleasure of having with us, Lindsay Cornell, Principal Systems Architect, BBC Worldwide, set the tone for our 3rd day of the conference as we discussed the convergence of broadcast and IP-based technologies. Daina Middleton, Head, Global Business Marketing, Twitter, opened the session discussing how social TV marketing for OTT is different from that for linear broadcasting.
We finally wrapped it up with a panel discussion Parameswaran N., Principal Advisor, Broadcasting and Cable Services, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI); Henri Setiawan, Vice President, Innovation Management, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International; and Troy Snyder, Vice President, Business Development, Akamai – examining the drivers for convergence of IT and broadcast, what the future broadcasting landscape holds, and the capitalisation opportunities to come.
Over at the 6th Creative Content Production Conference, key topics of discussion included: Co-production and collaboration; transmedia story-telling and social repurposing; financing and distribution best practices, and alternative financing options.
Paul Spurrier, an Independent Motion Pictures and Film Professional from Thailand, kicked things off on day 1, 3 June, sharing his experience in how Thailand is encouraging foreign producers to enter their film industry.
On day 2, a panel of experienced financiers came together to share their opinions of the funding criteria of Asia’s film finance landscape. This consisted of: Zainir Aminullah, Chief Executive Officer, Ideate Media; Jouko Ahvenainen, Co-Founder and Chairman, Grow VC Group; Leon Tan, Chief Executive Officer, DragonSlate Media; Kevin Balhetchet, Managing Director and Owner, Hub Media Group; Calvin Cheng, Founder, Tembus-Bona Media Fund; and Chan Gin Kai, Executive Producer and Founder, Silver Media Group.
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