Preliminary Programme

Pre-Summit Day: 4 November 2019

(By invitation only & additional fees apply, please email regulatory@asiavia.org for more information).

Venue: Millenia 1, 2/F, The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

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(Open to all Asia Video Summit Delegates. Registration is on first come first served basis. Please email may@asiavia.org to register)

Venue: Millenia 1, 2/F, The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

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Join us for the official Asia Video Summit welcome party. Open to all registered delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.

Venue: The Pavilion, 4/F, Conrad Conteninal Singapore

Venue: Hai Tien Lo, 3/F, Pan Pacific Singapore

Main Summit

Day One: 5 November 2019

John Dykes, Presenter, Sports, Asia Pacific, FOX Networks Group

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

What is the state of the video industry today?  How is Pay TV faring across the region and how is the uptake in VOD developing, both in terms of user numbers as well as revenue?  What does recent M&A activity signify for Asia? Which distribution models will help grow and develop the video subscription pie?

Vivek Couto, Executive Director, Media Partners Asia (MPA)

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

TV/video represents a massive opportunity, but there is some work to be done for growth and monetisation to take place. In this keynote conversation, Jaince Lee, MD of PCCW Media will share her views on the industry – what next year will hold for pay TV and VOD? How is PCCW Media building scale? How is the firm maintaining its content strategy and monetisation business models in today’s market? How is the firm adapting its global business to the local markets and vice versa?

Janice Lee, MD, PCCW Media Group

With Cathy Yang, Anchor-Managing Editor, ABS-CBN

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The future of TV is digital. Fuelled by the pressing competition from online video platforms, this transformation touches every cornerstone of the TV business, from content production and delivery to relationships with advertisers. What are broadcasters doing to retain linear audiences? How are they adapting to the linear-online consumption shift: VOD as the future of broadcasting? How are they utilising multiple data sources to understand and exploit new opportunities? What are the prospects for local providers in the face of global conglomerations?

Panelists:

Sutanto Hartono, Managing Director, PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek)

Tham Loke Kheng, CEO, Mediacorp

Datuk Kamal Khalid, Group Managing Director, Media Prima

With Aravind Venugopal, VP, MPA

Themes: Business Models, Advertising

Venue: Grand Gallery, 1/F, The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Content owners and operators all have a stake in the content that they own. Many are increasingly worried about seeing the value of their investments being leeched away by concerted piracy attacks. But what do they need to do to stop pirates from, quite literally, stealing their lunch? In this session with Astro, we look at piracy issues in Asia and how the industry could adopt a new perspective to fighting piracy. How can business models be redefined that renders piracy toothless? How technology can help defeat the threat and secure business models?

Henry Tan, CEO, Astro

With Neil Gane, GM, Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

Theme: Business Models

20 years ago, despite internet connection speeds that were painfully slow, they were fast enough to decimate the music industry through piracy, and ultimately force them into new business models that none of the stakeholders would willingly have chosen.  The similarities are uncanny.  Today’s broadband speeds are more than a match for lightning fast transfers of 4k video files and we face an epidemic of video piracy worse than anything we’ve seen before. Is the video industry heading in the same direction and what can we learn from the music industry to prevent the same fate?

Panelists: 

Simon Robinson, Managing Director, Discovery Asia Pacific and Chief Financial Officer, Discovery International

Birathon Kasemsri Na Ayudhaya, Chief Content and Media Officer, True Corporation

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

Sponsored by:

Theme: Business Models

Greg Armshaw, Head of Media, Asia, Brightcove

Theme: Business Models

Sponsored by:

With a mature, and in some places declining Pay TV industry, how do new business models arise to augment and one day potentially replace existing ones?  Consumer frustrations have moved from committing to big bundles to fragmentation, content discovery and multiple OTT subscriptions. Will the balance between subscription and advertising change as the best means of monetisation?

Panelists:

Anna Pak Burdin, VP & GM – Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Tony Zameczkowski, VP, Business Development, Asia, Netflix

Paras Sharma, SVP & GM for Southeast Asia, Viacom International Media Networks

Clément Schwebig, MD, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Southeast Asia, Pacific and China

With Marcel Fenez, President, Fenez Media

Themes: Business Models, Advertising

Venue: Grand Gallery, 1/F, The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Today, with growing competition, new entrants and even incumbents in streaming video platforms face the burning question of monetization. In this panel, we explore how the dynamics of VOD are evolving in Asia. As fragmentation continues, what is the implication for content discovery? Is taking the sachet route an effective option to monestisation? What flavour of VOD works best where -will it be SVOD or AVOD? 

Panelists:

Peter Bithos, CEO, HOOQ

Mark Britt, Co-Founder & Group CEO, iflix 

With Alan Hodges

Themes: Business Models, Advertising

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Themes: Business Models, Advertising

Today 2.5 billion viewers worldwide are consuming video on social platforms, generating trillions of views. But with an increasingly fragmented and distributed video ecosystem, traditional measurement hasn’t kept up and there are no standards to truly unlock the digital video economy. Tubular Labs is changing this – through new, co-developed and established video standards. In this session we’ll share never before seen insights into the Asia Pacific region and opportunities to grow and monetise audiences in this high-growth sector. Want to know what the world is watching? Now you can.

Stephan Jenn, Sales Director – Head of Asia Pacific, Tubular Labs

Sponsored by:

Themes: Business Models, Advertising

There is currently a strong appetite among streaming providers in Asia Pacific to launch AVOD services, as a standalone offering or in support of traditional free to air businesses. In this session, we explore if the AVOD business model is where the real money is. How do we make it work in Asia, what scale do you need to have and what is the economy with that? What are the advertising pitfalls to be aware of? How do we compete head to head with major AVOD platforms like YouTube?

10min presentation by Akash Banerji, Business Head – Advertising Video on Demand Business, VOOT, Viacom18 Digital Ventures

Followed by a panel discussion with:

Kanop Supamanop, Chief Business Content Officer, LINE Company (Thailand)

Matt Harty, SVP of Asia Pacific, TradeDesk

Rahul Pushkarna, Senior Director, Head of APAC Content Partnerships, Twitter

Akash Banerji, Business Head – Advertising Video on Demand Business, VOOT, Viacom18 Digital Ventures

With Greg Armshaw, Head of Media, Asia, Brightcove

Themes: Advertising

As the entertainment industry continues to evolve, one of the greatest opportunities this premium digital advertising economy creates is the ability for advertisers to tailor communications for individuals and households.  In this session, we explore with growing datasets on audiences and increased capabilities for digital, how do we achieve the right mix? How can data driven advertising open up a whole new world of opportunity for optimising monetisation to audiences?

Tim Armstrong, General Manager – Advertising Technology, Switch Media

Sponsored by:

Themes: Business Models, Advertising

Venue: Grand Gallery, 1/F, The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

The growth in ad spend on VOD services is outpacing expenditure on other media such as paid-for search advertising and traditional formats such as TV and print. In this session, we discuss what the industry needs to do to get onto the media plans of marketers today? How can we continue to drive advertising sales revenue on OTT/connected devices given content licensing revenue is slowly declining?  Is this relevant to advertisers per se? What is the role of OTT / Connected TV within the modern media plan – what does it do differently from other channels, how can it compliment a media plan?

Panelists:

Michael Beecroft, Chief Investment Officer APAC, Mindshare

Gavin Buxton, MD APAC, SpotX

With Ranji David, Director – Asia Pacific, Marketing Services, World Federation of Advertisers

Sponsored by:

Themes: Advertising

When we speak of linear TV and online TV media planning, it is like oil and water. There are separate teams on both buyers and publishing sides. Different metrics and measurements to be taken into huge consideration. It’s just unthinkable. In this session, we address the challenge with solutions approaching linear and online respectively. Ultimately, to merge linear and online TV into one – one metric, one platform and one team. Case studies will be featured.

Nick Chuah, Head of Sales APAC, Invidi

Sponsored by:

Themes: Advertising

The biggest issues with the most direct and succinct answers.  An opportunity to get right to the heart of what the leaders of the industry think across all of the topics and issues that are at the heart of the video industry today.

Panelists:

Saugato Banerjee, MD Asia, A+E Networks

Roger Tong, CEO, AsiaSat

Yew Weng Soo, VP, Sales & Market Development, Asia-Pacific, SES Video, SES

Birathon Kasemsri Na Ayudhaya, Chief Content and Media Officer, True Corporation

Alexandre Muller, MD APAC, TV5Monde

With Joe Welch, VP, Global Public Policy – Asia Pacific, The Walt Disney Company

Sponsored by:

Themes: Business Models, Advertising, Human Capital, News, Policy

Join us to celebrate AsiaSat’s 30th Year Milestone. Open to all registered delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.

Venue: Grand Gallery, 3/F, The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

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Day Two: 6 November 2019

07:40 – 08:00 – Video Delivery Trends 

Join us at the breakfast briefing broadcasters will shed light on the video delivery trends through satellite; how they are utilising satellite in their business; how would they like to see content being delivered more easily and reaching to wider audience.

Panelists:

David Couret, Director Technical Solutions – Distribution, France24

Shakunt Malhotra, MD, Asia, Globecast

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 08:00 – 08:30 – Satellite Broadcasting in Converged Era 

Ultra HD, multi-screen viewing, online video streaming…The world of broadcasting is evolving, and satellite keeps playing a key role in delivering content. In this session, satellite operators will discuss how are their prioritisations for video business changing over the last one year. What are satellite companies doing in response to the challenge of new multi-screen, mobile, on-demand paradigm and bandwidth? Are we seeing more 4K channels coming on board? How about 8K?

Panelists:

Huang Baozhong, EVP, APT Satellite

Alex Tan, Senior Sales Director, MEASAT

John Dykes, Presenter, Sports, Asia Pacific, FOX Networks Group

Telcos in Asia are scaling networks and strategies to focus on data and consumer innovation. How is M1, one of Singapore’s three major telcos planning to redefine its value proposition to consumers? What strategy have they put in place? How are they ramping up investment on content and what kind of partnerships are they looking for?

Manjot Singh Mann, CEO, M1

With Virat Patel, MD, Pioneer Consulting Asia

Theme: Business Models

As business models change, major questions arise around content strategies:  Is there growing pressure to produce only mega-hits?  What is the definition of niche or local content and do the changes present opportunity or risk for these genres?  How do changing consumer habits affect content strategies and in particular, how do you cater your offering to speak to younger audiences?   And what does this all mean for the talent and skill sets that companies need to employ today? 

Panelists:

Agnes Rozario, Director of Content, Astro

Beatrice Lee, CEO, Blue Ant Media, Asia Pacific

Linda Chang, President, Media Client Solutions, East Region, Nielsen

Esther Nguyen, Founder & CEO, POPS Worldwide

Theme: Business Models, Human Capital

What is the future of the subscription business model in Asia?  With Pay TV on the defensive and piracy running rampant, is the very future of subscription under threat?  Or is it a question of product offering, aggregation and delivery?  Moving forward do the traditional Pay TV aggregators reinvent themselves and live to fight another day or is their mantle taken by the mobile telcos for whom subscription video is a new business.  Or does aggregation happen with a DTC offering – Netflix, Disney +  HBO Max or….?

Panelists:

Avi Himatsinghani, Founder & CEO, Rewind Network

Anurag Dahiya, Head of Content & Ad Sales, Singtel

Yann Courqueux, VP, Home Product, Consumer Business Group, Starhub

Crispin Tristram, VP Digital Lifestyle Services, Telkomsel

With Louis Boswell, CEO, Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA)

Theme: Business Models

What needs to be done to stop pirates from, quite literally, stealing our lunch? There is a unified recognition within all businesses involved in the production and distribution of legitimate content that streaming piracy is a major threat to our industry. In this session we ask a producer, a mobile content operator, a channel and a VOD service provider what anti-piracy strategies and regulatory changes are required to effectively suppress piracy.

Panelists:

Mike Kerr, MD, Asia & ANZ, beIN Asia Pacific

Jil Bausa-Go, VP for Content Portfolio & Partner Management, Globe

Joe Welch, VP, Global Public Policy – Asia Pacific, The Walt Disney Company

With Neil Gane, GM, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

Themes: Piracy

Venue: Grand Gallery, 1/F, The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Commercial Stream
Tech Innovation Stream

How Do We Keep the Pay-TV Ecosystem Thriving?

Under any scenario it is not business as usual for the Pay TV industry.  So where does it go from here?  Can linear be successfully bundled with streaming to maintain margins and eke out growth?  Can the industry become the aggregator of choice for consumers across all types of services?  What of the cost side?  Do the battles between platform and content owners continue and how do you assess true value today? 

Panelists:

Derek Choi, Head of Pay TV, PCCW Media Group

Goh Seow Eng, MD, Home, Consumer Singapore, SingTel

Thomas Ee, Chairman, Taiwan Broadband Communications

With Monty Ghai, Founder and CEO, Brandwith

Theme: Business Models

Consumer demand for traditional pay-TV has been impacted forever by high-speed broadband, which is driving rapid increases in online video consumption as well as piracy. Piracy remains the greatest threat to pay TV operators in Asia amid concerns that tumbling revenues are putting the production of quality content at risk. In this session, we will hear what the paths and recommended product innovations are to limit cord cutting and piracy. What new forms of video service could help to enhance customer experience while controlling CAPEX? Case studies will be shared.

Senior representative, Synamedia

Sponsored by:

Asian countries such as India, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam are markets of staggering potential, but challenges persist when it comes to deploying effective subscription business models in these markets. The majority of consumers in these markets prefer to use cash for all their payments and penetration of credit cards are low. How can video streaming providers capture and monetise this group of consumers? What innovation can be done that makes it easy for people to pay with cash for content?

Michael Greco, VP, Asia Pacific, Vindicia

Sponsored by:

Theme: Business Models

AR and VR are up and coming game changers for the video experience. In this session, we will explore how to use AR & VR to add value and sensations to your content and strategies. What it takes to create the perfect ARVR experience? Best practices to create unique experiences that help establish a strong emotional connection with valued audience.

Scott Barber, XPression Business Development Manager, Ross Video

Sponsored by:

Theme: Tech Innovation

Venue: Grand Gallery, 1/F, The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Traditional content windows have disappeared.  What are the deals being done today?  What are rights holders looking to achieve as they try to maximise the return on their investment? What do buyers want, and what can they afford?  Is the arms race to create local content viable? Who is doing this on a scale that can really make a difference and is the consumer of today prepared to pay for all this new content? 

Panelists:

Saurabh Doshi, Director – Entertainment Partnerships, Facebook, Asia-Pacific

Carter Pilcher, CEO, Shorts TV

Natasha Malhotra, Chief Content and Commercial Officer, Vuulr

Marianne Lee, VP, Content, General Entertainment, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks Asia Pacific

Mukund Cairae, COO, International Business & Head of Sports Business, ZEE Limited (ZEEL)

With Jessica Deery, Director and Counsel, Horizon Recruitment

Themes: Business Models

News has always been a unique content genre as it engages with consumers at different times, in different ways and was the earliest adopter of delivering content over the internet.  Where is the video news industry today?  While news of every flavour becomes all pervasive, what are the real means of monetisation?  What are the relationships with social media companies that have prospered on the back of news content, but also brought that content to more people than ever before?  And what value today is there in a brand?  Is the future of the news industry in Asia one of independence and balance, or do we start to follow the American model?  And is there a greater need than ever for clear signposts to reliable and trust-worth news sources to distinguish the industry from the mass of fake news. 

Panelists:

Jonathan Munro, Head of Newsgathering, BBC News

Jaime Ho, Chief Editor, CNA Digital

Michael Kearns, VP, International Digital and Strategic Partnerships, CNBC International

With Cathy Yang, Anchor-Managing Editor, ABS-CBN

Themes: News

Regulations rarely facilitate innovation and this is certainly the case in the world of streaming video.  Increasingly governments are looking at and debating the need to regulate online video services, and the first place they look is their broadcast and Pay TV regulations.  What are the risks for the Online Curated Content industry and how do we manage them?  Is “light touch”-regulation an achievable goal?    And what would the consequences of failure be for the industry? 

Panelists:

Elaine Uy, Head of OTT, ABS CBN

Gidon Freeman, VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs, NBCUniversal International

Sulyna Abdullah, Director of Public Policy, Southeast Asia, Netflix

Deepak Jacob, Chief Regional Counsel India, South East Asia & Middle East, The Walt Disney Company

With  John Medeiros, Chief Policy Officer, AVIA

Theme: Policy

Venue: Grand Gallery, 1/F, The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Unmish Parthasarathi, Founder, Picture Board Partners

Today’s increasingly connected world has introduced a slew of new digital media platforms. Online video has been spreading like wildfire, empowering consumers to watch what they want when they want it. This has put immense pressure on broadcasters and content providers to redefine their value chains. In this panel, we hear from thought leaders about some of the business and technology trends that will emerge and shape the TV/video industry in the next 2 years. How do companies align their business with today’s ‘digital first’ imperative? What are their strategic drivers for technology investments? How are companies adopting technology solutions to engage their customer base and offer more flexible, personalized package deals?

Panelists:

Shad Hashmi, SVP, Digital Services Global Distribution, BBC Studios

Michael Fleshman, CTO, HOOQ

Emmanuel Frenehard, CTO, iflix

Anil Nihalani, Head of Digital Products & Technology, Mediacorp

Ian McKee, CEO, Vuulr

With Unmish Parthasarathi, Founder, Picture Board Partners

Emerging technologies and the rise of the digitally-savvy customers continue to drive the paradigm shift and how media is being consumed, which will make the next few years crucial for the video industry. Consumers are transitioning to watching on-demand content instead of scheduled linear programming and receiving a more personalised user experience. In this session, we explore why content discovery is a key differentiator in the video sector. How are the roles of technology like AI will play in helping the media companies to enhance their ability to deliver discoverable content to consumers quickly and easily. Why Android TV should be the choice right now?

Charles Dawes, Senior Director – International Marketing, TiVo

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The TV and video industry is facing increasing pressure to innovate on how they deliver content and how to do it quickly, seamlessly, and cost effectively. These pressures are driving big changes as studios and broadcasters move more workflows to the cloud. We discuss the business case for cloud adoption in the media industry, how will it improve operational efficiency, how will it affect operating costs and what are the real benefits?

Panellists:

Jessie Yu, Senior Product Lead, Alibaba Cloud

Sudharshan Aravamudan, JAPAC GTM Leader, Telecom Media & Entertainment, Google Cloud Media

Stéphane Le Dreau, SVP, Regional General Manager APAC, NAGRA

Eunice Park, VP of Global Sales, Zixi

With Mike Whittaker

 

Venue: Grand Gallery, 1/F, The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

The data is clear. Better viewing experiences result in increased video consumption as measured by viewing time and repeat visits, which is why improving the experience is key.  This session will examine content discovery, recommendation, and personalization trends. Ultimately it will discuss how companies can succeed in building compelling platforms to engage viewers and thereby increase the revenue potential for video.

Panelists:

Sven Bolthausen, SVP & Head of Sales – North East Asia, MediaKind

Mark Milstein, Founder & MD, Microstocksolutions

Ian Sharpe, CEO, Promethean TV

John Huddle, Director, Market Development, Asia, SES Video, SES

With Jasper Donat, CEO, Branded

AR has massive potential to revolutionize the way consumers engage with TV and video. However, as with all new innovations, it is all too easy to fall into the trap of innovation for innovation’s sake. While there are some interesting use cases for AR, there are also a lot of use cases which have very little in the way of real consumer value. How do you determine what is valuable and what is just a gimmick?

José Somolinos, Innovation Strategist, Accedo

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The media and broadcasting industry is undergoing dramatic changes in technology and business models. To stay competitive, the industry needs flexibility in video delivery infrastructure so you can go in whatever direction is required to satisfy and hold onto an audience. In this presentation, we will look at innovative solutions to help you manage and deliver live and on demand video with the best possible user experience to a global audience.

Charley Thomas, Director of Solutions Engineering, Limelight Networks

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The industry has undergone massive change in the last couple of years. The consolidation of industry giants has increased pressure on all players to innovate and adapt just to keep pace. In this panel, we explore how the use of technology helps you to stand out from the crowd? What’s the secret formula to ensuring a viewer chooses your service over a competitor?

Panelists:

Renato Bonomini, VP Global Pre-Sales, ContentWise

Charley Thomas, Director of Solutions Engineering, Limelight Networks

Shabir Momin, MD & CTO, Zenga TV

With James Miner, CEO, MinerLabs & Video Assure

Sponsored by:

Yiftach Ganon, Team Leader – Enterprise Sales, Applause

Sponsored by:

Venue: Grand Gallery, 1/F, The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

In this digital era, an organization’s competitiveness will depend on its talent pool, skillsets and how it engenders diversity of thought and opinion.  HR professionals have to find new ways to manage talent – attract, develop, reward and retain. We address what skill sets the industry are looking for? How do we entice and attract the brightest new graduates to join the industry today?   And what of the other end of the chain – with consolidation and job losses are there enough jobs for all? 

Panelists:

Simon Robinson, Managing Director, Discovery Asia Pacific and Chief Financial Officer, Discovery International

With Helen Soulsby, Managing Partner, APAC, SRI Executive

Theme: Human Capital

Millennials are shaking up the workforce and undoing everything baby boomers once knew. Their career aspirations, attitudes about work, and knowledge of new technologies will define the culture of the 21st century workplace. In this closing session, we hear what really matters to these millennials regarding the video industry. What they hope to see change, and what TV consumption trends are they seeing among their peers and the younger generation.

Panelists:

Andrew Favis, Head of Product Innovations, ABS-CBN

Rohit Tharani, Head of Products, Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Natashya Gutierrez, Editor-in-Chief, VICE Asia Pacific

With Abhishek Rao, Brand Head- MTV, Comedy Central & Paramount Channel, Southeast Asia, Viacom International Media Networks

Themes: Business Models, Human Capital, Tech Innovation

A summary of everything we have heard and a perspective of what to look out for and expect over the next 12 months in the increasingly vibrant and exciting video industry in Asia.

Panelists:

John Medeiros, Chief Policy Officer, Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA)

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

Themes: Business Models, Advertising, Human Capital, News, Policy

Venue: Poolside, 1/F, The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

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