Extend your reach at the Convention 2009!

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Extend your reach at the Convention 2009!

Hong Kong, 2 July, 2009 - The Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) today made its first release of speakers for the CASBAA Convention 2009, which will be held on November 3rd - 6th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong.

Themed "Extending your reach", the CASBAA Convention is the only industry event in Asia to unite leading visionaries and influencers from satellite, cable TV, broadband, content providers, online platforms, telecommunications, technology, advertising and regulatory bodies across Asia's 14 markets and more than 300 million subscribers.

Already a roster of regional and global industry heavyweights have confirmed as speakers including:

-Ronnie Screwvala, CEO and Founder, UTV Software Communications, India
-David Haslingden, CEO, Fox International Channels and National Geographic Channels Worldwide
-Kim Williams, CEO, FOXTEL, Australia
-Tomoyuki Moriizumi, President and CEO, Jupiter Telecommunications Co, Ltd, Japan
-Eugenio Lopez III, Chairman and CEO, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, Philippines
-Mark Hollinger, COO, Discovery Communications, USA
-Russell Wolff, EVP and MD, ESPN International, USA
-Tony Worthington, Global Head of Telecoms, Media and Technology, Standard Chartered, UK

The three-day programme will cover extensive presentations and CEO dialogues on critical topics such as reaping the dividends from digital broadcasting; the changing role of telecoms operators and advertising trends for broadcast, online and mobile programming platforms.

Meanwhile, the panels will examine the impact of new technologies on media consumption; co-operation between content providers and pay-TV operators to maximize their revenues; pay-TV opportunities in developing markets and the next consumer digital experience.

India and China have always been catching the industry's most attention because of their huge business opportunities as yet untapped. This year, the Convention will also take an in-depth look of potentials in both markets.

The CASBAA Convention 2009 is sponsored by Arianespace, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, Home Box Office (HBO), Invest Hong Kong, MEASAT, Qualcomm MediaFLO Technologies, NDS Group, Oracle Communications, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Playboy, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sony Pictures Television (SPT), Synovate, Turner and TV5MONDE.

For more details and registration about the Convention, please visit www.casbaaconvention.com .


About CASBAA - www.casbaa.com
The Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) is an industry-based advocacy group dedicated to the promotion of multi-channel TV via cable, satellite, broadband and wireless video networks across the Asia-Pacific. CASBAA represents some 125 member organisations in the pay-TV business, which in turn serve more than three billion people. Patron members include Al Jazeera, Asia Broadcast Satellite, AsiaSat, ASTRO, Australia Network, Bloomberg Television, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, Disney-ABC International Television(Asia-Pacific), Genesis Networks, HBO Asia, Intelsat, Irdeto, ITV Global Entertainment, Macquarie Group, MTV Networks Asia, NBC Universal Networks Asia Pacific, NDS, now TV, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Qualcomm MediaFLO Technologies, SES NEW SKIES, SingTel, Sony Pictures Television International, STAR Group, Tiger Gate Entertainment, Tom Group, TrueVisions, Turner International Asia Pacific and VOOM HD Networks Asia. To view the full list of CASBAA members, please visit http://www.casbaa.com/welcome_members.aspx

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For enquiries, please contact:

Rita Vannithone
Director Marketing & Communications, CASBAA
Tel: +852 2854 9940
Email: rita@casbaa.com

Helen Shek
Manager Communications, CASBAA
Tel: +852 2854 9943
Email: helen@casbaa.com