So much of the talk these days about OTT is about the G Word – Growth. Increasingly international operators are looking to Asia to replace the growth that has slowed in North America and Europe. Is Asia the growth opportunity everyone is searching for and if so, how does it get unlocked? And should we worry as Wall Street worries, lurching from pessimism about growth and deep declines to optimism and rebounding prices. Or is that all a distraction? Is OTT still in the early stages of growth or is there a danger that a 30-year cycle of growth in Pay TV has been condensed to a 7-year cycle for OTT?

 

At this year’s OTT Summit we focused on three themes, through which we dissected and examined the video streaming industry in Asia. Looking at lessons learnt from 2021, we will predict key trends for the OTT industry in 2022 and seek to understand where the Growth opportunities are in the coming year. From there, we will look at the burgeoning potential of premium video Advertising and the role and development of the Technology that supports the OTT industry.

 

Catch all sessions of the OTT Summit on demand to hear from some of the industry’s top leaders for their insights into these questions and more, as they gear up for greater growth and expansion for their businesses in 2022 and beyond.

Key Sessions This Year:

• Where Linear and Streaming Collide
• A Perfect Match – Sports and Streaming
• The G. Word
• Maximising The Value of Premium Digital Video in Asia
• The Road to CTV Revenue and the Future of FAST
• Tech Leaders Top of Mind: What Keeps Them Awake at Night

Special Session: Ask Me Anything! Tech Leaders Talk

Most OTT players are still at nascent stages of their technology journey, but we are starting to see a bigger push in technology investment. Join us for this session where our panel of experts will answer all of your burning questions about video tech live at the OTT Summit.

Speaker Spotlight

Catherine Park

SVP, Head of Office & Streaming, Asia
Paramount Global

Catherine:  With streaming services relying on big worldwide user bases to justify big content investments, global is now, more than ever, the focus for the company. With that, comes our all-in worldwide push for streaming and the name change to Paramount Global. “Global” is fundamental, because being global is one of the competitive advantages.

 

For more than a century, ‘Paramount’ has been the name associated with cinematic excellence as well as businesses and brands that have defined and redefined entertainment for generations. We are building our future upon our iconic legacy by accelerating the global momentum behind Paramount+, including in Asia.

 

We will of course continue to drive growth across our ecosystem by maintaining a healthy linear business, investing in premium local content, as well as leveraging on-screen successes and extending them to real-world experiences such as live events, location-based entertainment and consumer products under the same brand name of Paramount.

Catherine: “Global vision, local execution” is our glocal strategy as streaming is global, but to be successful, a customized go-to-market strategy is needed for each market. With Paramount+, we will bring the best of Hollywood content to each international market. At the same time, we will also invest in developing premium local content and the best local talent to deepen connections with global audiences.

 

We have a slew of new titles coming up – from movies, kids and family to adult animation to scripted and unscripted, including international titles such as our first South Korean scripted original series, Yonder, co-created with TVING.

 

In addition to brand new shows, we are also able to build on our popular titles to create localised versions as we own a huge percentage of our IPs. In the works are local remakes of hit titles such as Why Women Kill, The Affairs, Dynasty as well as non-scripted entertainment formats.

 

Some of our previous local successes include MTV Asia’s Yo! MTV Raps, Stand-Up, Asia!  for Comedy Central, and our first Chinese original animated series Deer Squad, which aired internationally on Nickelodeon and is in production for a third season.

 

So, balance is key. But this will vary from market to market.

Catherine: As you might have guessed, the priority is streaming.  Streaming presents big opportunities to capture audiences and create value for our viewers as well as partners, with exciting new content and enhanced product offerings. We will be focused on launching our streaming products like Paramount+ and Pluto TV across Asia.

 

This June, Paramount+ will be making its Asia debut in Korea on CJ ENM’s TVING. PlutoTV would be evaluated for markets where an advertisement-supported streaming service proposition is more feasible.

 

Several discussions are on-going to launch our streaming products in the region, with Japan potentially as the next market and across Southeast Asia by 2023. We look forward to lots of robust conversations with potential partners to bring more exciting products to market.

Catherine: Every market has its own challenges and opportunities and so It’s hard to say which challenges are more pronounced than others.

 

With such diversified cultures, ethnicities and currencies in Asia, we need to meet more requirements such as language customisation, censorship parameters, and UX alignment, compared to Latin America, for example. And even within Asia, different technological advancements like internet broadband penetration, Connected TV and/or 5G mobile deployment and digital payment systems pose challenges, so solutions have to be customised which means we sometimes are unable to leverage synergies such as feeds or platforms when rolling out a product or service.

 

However, those challenges also fuel the need for faster technological innovation and diversified forms of content and business models, and could incentivize enriched content offerings. Meeting consumers where they want to be met and then capitalizing on those opportunities will be top of mind for us in 2022 and beyond.

Summit Speakers

Paramount - Catherine PARK
Catherine Park
SVP, Head of Office & Streaming, Asia
Paramount Global
Catherine Park

As Head of Office & Streaming, Park oversees the management and operations of Paramount’s business in Asia (Greater China, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia), including digital media, programme sales, consumer products, recreation and ancillary IP licensing and co- production. She also spearheads the company’s streaming business in the region, focusing on accelerating the roll-out of streaming products such as Paramount+ and Pluto TV, and driving the development of original content.

Johan Buse - StarHub
Johan Buse
Chief, Consumer Business Group
StarHub
Johan Buse

Johan leads the consumer business group and is responsible for the development, marketing and delivery of consumer-market mobile and fixed products and services including pay TV. He also charts StarHub’s brand evolution.

Most recently, he was the Chief Commercial Officer of Ooredoo Oman, where he was responsible for marketing, sales and customer experience for mobile, fixed and new businesses. Before that, he held senior positions in Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile), Axis (STC) and Singtel.

Sutanto
Sutanto Hartono
MD
PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (EMTEK)
Sutanto Hartono

Sutanto Hartono currently serves as the MD of PT. Elang Mahkota Teknologi (Emtek), Tbk., the CEO of Surya Citra Media (SCM), Tbk., as well as the CEO of Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV), and Vidio.com, two of the SCM’s subsidiaries. He is leading the effort to establish SCM leadership in the broadcast industry and aligning strategy to transform the Emtek group to be the dominant player in the content productions, advertising solution services and digital platforms.

Viu Philippines - Arianne Kader-Cu
Ari Kader-Cu
Country Head
Viu Philippines
Ari Kader-Cu

With over 10 years of professional experience in both retail and media consumer businesses, Arianne Kader-Cu (Ari) is a prominent figure in her field and is well respected by colleagues and peers alike. Her early career experiences includes having a key role and being an integral part of Zalora Philippines launch back in 2012, appointed to lead strategic launches of several online market places for Global Fashion Group (GFG) in 2015, and most recently in 2017 heading and developing VIU PH’s growth strategy in the Philippines.

Accedo - Chris McNair
Chris McNair
Head of New Business & Strategy – APAC
Accedo
Chris McNair

The establishing member of the Auckland office, Chris is in his 8th year at Accedo, leading the Sales, Marketing, Data and UX teams across the APAC region.

Airtel Ads - Vignesh Narayanan
Vignesh Narayanan
CEO
Airtel Ads
Vignesh Narayanan

Vignesh heads the Ads business for Airtel and comes with extensive advertising experience having led business roles in Europe & Asia for 17+ years. His expertise in the digital ecosystem stems from his experience in eCommerce companies like Lazada, Zalora, Snapdeal, Reebonz and with core Adtech technology companies like Mediamath helping him to create the right product-market fit across Adtech & Martech.

Will Law
Will Law
Chief Architect – Edge Technology Group
Akamai Technologies
Will Law

Will Law is a Chief Architect within the Edge Technology group at Akamai. He has been involved with streaming media on the web for the last 23 years with a strong focus on client-side development and wrote many of the connection frameworks that drove much of the early media traffic flowing over Akamai. He has a current focus on MPEG DASH and HLS streaming, low latency OTT delivery, CMAF, WebTransport, CMCD, CMSD and MBR switching.

Jay Ganesan
Jay Ganesan
SVP, Sales APAC
Amagi
Jay Ganesan

Jay is a media tech specialist with over 15 years of experience. His core expertise lies in driving revenue growth, partnerships and customer success for global enterprises.

At Amagi, Jay is responsible for further solidifying the company’s global leadership position across both streaming and broadcast spectrums, especially the rapidly growing Free Ad Supported Streaming TV (FAST) market by creating partnerships with TV networks, content owners, advertisers and video distribution platforms.

Before joining Amagi, Jay has held leadership roles in MediaKind, Irdeto and Cisco.

Amazon Web Service - Shad Hashmi
Shad Hashmi
APAC Partner Lead, Media and Entertainment
Amazon Web Services
Shad Hashmi
Nathalie Lethbridge
Nathalie Lethbridge
Founder and Managing Director
Atonik Digital
Nathalie Lethbridge

Nathalie Lethbridge is the Founder and Managing Director of Atonik Digital, an international boutique advisory firm focusing on streamed entertainment and content strategy and monetisation based in London.  Highly experienced at monetisation and growth strategies across the content ecosystem, Nathalie is passionate about the growth opportunities presented by changing audience behaviour across the traditional and digital/OTT content ecosystem.  Nathalie has held leadership roles with global entertainment companies.  Her clients include global and local content companies, digital first brands operators and steaming platforms.

Monica Miller BBC News
Monica Miller
Asian Business Report
BBC News
Monica Miller

Monica Miller is an award-winning international journalist who works for BBC World News in the US and Asia. She provides regular television, radio and online business news updates and has been a part of the Asia Business Report (a programme broadcasted out of Singapore) team for almost six years. In September 2020, Monica returned to the US to join the BBC’s Washington DC bureau to cover the 2020 Presidential election. When she’s not filing stories under a deadline, Monica loves watching movies and streaming television series.

beIN Media Group - Mike Kerr
Mike Kerr
Managing Director
beIN Media Group
Mike Kerr

As Managing Director, Mike works closely with the beIN Media Group’s global leadership team to realise its mission of redefining the sports and entertainment experience for fans in Asia and ANZ. With extensive experience in media, sales and sports marketing, Mike is tasked with shaping beIN’s business model and operations in the region while identifying new customer experiences and revenue opportunities.

Brightcove - Greg Armshaw
Greg Armshaw
Senior Director, Strategy
Brightcove
Greg Armshaw

As Senior Director, Strategy for Brightcove across APAC, Greg consults with enterprises helping them create strategies to build businesses with video. He has more than 20 years of experience in advertising, digital marketing and has rich experience in building consumer offerings in the enterprise brands and media sector in Asia. Greg has led Brightcove to achieve a dominant market position in the region with digital-first companies, Free to Air TV and Pay TV content owners, and is also a regular industry commentator.

Brightcove - Marty Roberts
Marty Roberts
VP of Media Analytics
Brightcove
Marty Roberts

Marty Roberts is the Vice President of Media Analytics for Brightcove, the global leader of video for business. Prior to joining Brightcove, Marty was the CEO and Co-founder of Wicket Labs, a leading audience insights platform accelerating growth for over 2,000 media and entertainment companies. Being a technology entrepreneur and driven by success, Marty’s focus is on advancing the media industry through data-driven, actionable insights.

Before Wicket Labs, he served as co-CEO of thePlatform,. He also previously held marketing and product leadership roles at Giftcertificates.com and RealNetworks.

Broadpeak - Pieter Liefooghe
Pieter Liefooghe
Business Development Director
Broadpeak
Pieter Liefooghe

Pieter Liefooghe is a Business Development Director at Broadpeak. Before joining Broadpeak Pieter was the SVP Product and Operations at THEO Technology. During his three years at Ericsson/Mediakind he was in different roles, notably the Media Delivery Solution Area CTO covering primarily their Cloud DVR solution. Prior to that he worked in Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia/Velocix for 11 years. Before joining the corporate world, he was active for over 10 years in academia doing applied research in telecommunications and streaming media.

BytePlus_Siddharth S
Siddharth S
Vertical Lead, Media & Entertainment
BytePlus
Siddharth S

Sid leads the Media & Entertainment vertical at BytePlus across Asia Pacific. In this role, Sid works closely with large enterprises in the OTT, AVOD, SVOD, TVOD and social media space to power growth with BytePlus’ wide range of cutting edge solutions, technology and services.

Prior to this, Sid led the Global Sales for a SaaS based, AI powered HRTech firm headquartered in Singapore with teams across APAC, EMEA and UK.

Cho & Partners - Ik Hyun Seo
Ik Hyun Seo
Partner
Cho & Partners
Ik Hyun Seo

Mr. Seo is experienced in both U.S. and Korean intellectual property litigation and prosecution matters, and represents a broad range of clients, from high-tech companies to luxury fashion companies. His detailed knowledge of the similarities as well as differences between these two jurisdictions has been an invaluable asset in advising foreign clients on effective IP management and enforcement strategies in Korea. He is recognized as a leading attorney for intellectual property in Korea by various major legal publications, such as the World Trademark Review, Asia Law, Managing Intellectual Property and others.

Cyberstronomy - Paul Watters
Paul Watters
CEO
Cyberstronomy
Paul Watters

Professor Paul Watters is CEO of Cyberstronomy, Strategic Cyber Security Consultant at Ionize, and Academic Dean at Academies Australasia (ASX: AKG). He is also Honorary Professor of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie University, and Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity at La Trobe University. Professor Watters is one of the world’s leading researchers in cybercrime and cybersecurity, having led major research programmes against banking fraud, phishing, scams, child exploitation, and piracy.

 

Dentsu International - Sunil Naryani
Sunil Naryani
Chief Product Officer APAC
dentsu International
Sunil Naryani

With an established track record of using technology to solve marketing challenges and generating novel revenue streams, Sunil has successfully led market enablement of data-led solutions and established one of the strongest digital & addressable media practices in the region. Sunil is now focused on future proofing dentsu’s approach to products & platforms to provide sustainable value to brands and advertisers.

Sagar Pandit
Sagar Pandit
Associate Director – Business Development, APAC
Discovery, Inc.
Sagar Pandit

Sagar Pandit currently leads business development and partnerships for Discovery’s direct-to-consumer business across Asia Pacific. Since joining Discovery in 2021, he has executed the launch of premium streaming service discovery+ in the Philippines and conceptualised growth and distribution partnerships for the region. He continues to identify DTC business growth through organic and inorganic channels, as well as opportunities to expand the APAC footprint. Prior to Discovery, Sagar held roles at Netflix and Star Sports spanning business development, content and revenue profiles.

Disney+ Hotstar - Akash Saxena
Akash Saxena
Head Technology
Disney+ Hotstar India
Akash Saxena

Mr. Akash Saxena is SVP and Head of Technology at Disney+ Hotstar, India’s largest premium streaming platform with coverage of every major global sporting event. He has been a key driver in building and guiding the team that has built and architected a platform that can scale to run AVOD / SVOD and run live sports at scale. Prior to joining Disney+Hotstar, Akash led engineering at an e-commerce player, a food aggregator and OpenTable, where he built teams from scratch and spanned across multiple locations.

Disney+ Hotstar - Shalini Poddar
Shalini Poddar
EVP & Head of Ads
Disney+ Hotstar India
Shalini Poddar

Shalini is Head of Ads for Disney+ Hotstar in India. She is responsible for delivering Ad Revenue for Disney+ Hotstar which includes Sales, Agency Partnerships, Strategy, Measurement and Ad Tech Solutions, CreativeWorks and Ad Operations.

Shalini comes with strong leadership experience of running ads businesses of tremendous scale and shaping transformational partnerships and product interventions. Prior to joining Disney+ Hotstar, Shalini worked with Google for over 8 years. In her last stint, she was the head of business development for Google Play Apps for India, SEA and Australia.

JManiccia
John Maniccia
Global Director of Sales Engineering
Encoding.com
John Maniccia

John Maniccia is a streaming video pioneer with a proven track record over 20 years of launching highly successful video based products for the best media Companies in the world. A video industry subject matter expert, John has aided Encoding.com over the past eight years to its position as the world’s most trusted cloud-based video encoding service, with clients including NBCU/Peacock, WarnerMedia/HBO, Fox and the BBC.  Previously John worked at WarnerMedia for thirteen years as a video technology R&D analyst.

Peter Bellamy - Endeavor Streaming
Peter Bellamy
SVP – Global Head of Sport & International M&E
Endeavor Streaming
Peter Bellamy

Peter Bellamy is Senior Vice President at Endeavor Streaming, focusing on driving the global sports business and international media and entertainment business. Working with prospects and partners to drive new OTT initiatives as well as managing the company’s existing portfolio of clients working with them to define and deliver their go-to-market and in-life strategy. Endeavor Streaming clients include WWE, NFL, NBA, UFC, UEFA, BT, Abu Dhabi Media, SkyPerfecTV, ICC and EFL. Peter joined Endeavor Streaming as part of the acquisition of NeuLion in Spring 2018. Prior to NeuLion, Peter held commercial roles at Saffron Digital and BSkyB.

Finecast - Alex Lowes
Alex Lowes
VP, Client Engagement and Growth APAC
Finecast
Alex Lowes

Alex is VP Client Engagement and Growth, APAC for Finecast: a business which is focussed on advancing TV advertising experiences for both brands and viewers.  Finecast leads the charge for addressable TV, an industry which is expected to be worth over $7 billion by 2026 in the APAC region.  Finecast believes in the power of TV combined by the power of data – underpinned by exceptional people that are pioneering change.  It is part of GroupM, the worlds leading advertising group.

Rina
Rina Azcuna-Siongco
Head – GET Entertained Tribe
Globe Telecom
Rina Azcuna-Siongco

Rina is a key driver in the digital transformation of Globe via content partnerships and portfolio development. Rina joined Globe in 2003 and has held various positions in content product and business development.  A 30 year veteran of the telco industry. She has worked in the areas of product management, marketing and customer service.

Globecast - Shakunt Malhotra
Shakunt Malhotra
MD, Asia
Globecast
Shakunt Malhotra

Shakunt Malhotra spearheads operations across Asia and manages four key areas of business: teleport services, media management services, channel operations and engineering and new technologies. Since joining Globecast in 2001, he has worked with key international broadcasters on innovative solution for end-to-end service delivery, including recent transmission-ready workflows for cloud-based playout services. He also heads up Globecast’s Technical Governance Group, which is responsible for the synchronisation of global teams and their readiness for new technology.

Google - Ben Napier
Ben Napier
Head of Media & Entertainment Partnerships, APAC
Google
Ben Napier

Ben leads Sports, Media & Entertainment Partnerships for the APAC region at Google. He is responsible for managing complex cross-Google initiatives to bring relevant solutions to large organisations in the sports, media and entertainment industry to help these partners remain at the forefront of innovation and technology. Prior to his current role, Ben spent 5 years at Google in London working with sports and media organisations in the UK, following 8 years in the TV industry in Australia.

Aloke - Hoichoi
Aloke Majumder
VP, Technology
hoichoi
Aloke Majumder

Aloke is an experienced technologist with entrepreneurial vision and technical proficiency. His specific capabilities include OTT, VoD Infrastructure and Product Development, ERP, services for strategy and transformation, Open-Source technologies, Linux, On Premise to Cloud migration, implementation of technology in various aspects of business. Alok heads all organisational efforts to develop the best-in-class technology and processes designed to position hoichoi as a leading OTT platform through strategic and technology innovation.

Integral Ad Science - Laura Quigley
Laura Quigley
SVP, APAC
Integral Ad Science
Laura Quigley

Laura Quigley is SVP, APAC at Integral Ad Science. She is based in Singapore and in her current role, she is building strong partnerships with clients, agencies, and publishers and helping them solve their pressing business challenges with the use of cutting edge IAS technology solutions. She’s leading IAS’s regional expansion efforts as part of a larger global initiative taking place within IAS. Previous to her current role, she held multiple positions with IAS (in ANZ and APAC) managing all commercial and business efforts for APAC.

Miguel Bielich pic
Miguel Bielich
Global Director of Product Marketing
Irdeto
Miguel Bielich

Miguel Bielich is currently the Global Director, Product Marketing for Irdeto. With more than 20 years of international experience, Miguel specializes in strategy, marketing, and analysis and planning Miguel has been a part of Irdeto for about a year and half now, after having joined from Cable and Wireless. Prior to this he spent nearly 14 years at Liberty Global. His day-to-day duties include formulating marketing strategies, defining value propositions, and creating and execute go-to-market activities for the business.  

iSportconnect - Ray James
Ray James
Chief Relationship Officer
iSportConnect
Ray James

Ray James is a vastly experienced sports business executive who has worked within the industry for more than 20 years, representing some of the most high profile organisations in British sport.

After starting his career in football within the commercial team at Chelsea Football Club he progressed to roles at BSkyB (Sky Sports), Millwall Football Club and City Football Group. He is the current Chief Relationship Officer at iSportConnect and has been leading the organisation’s advisory department since 2015. Ray is also a board member at Table Tennis England.

iQIYI Internaitonal - Kelvin Yau
Kelvin Yau
VP of International Business Department, GM
iQIYI Thailand
Kelvin Yau

Kelvin joins iQIYI International in February 2020 as Vice President of International Business Department and General Manager of iQIYI Thailand. Kelvin is responsible for iQIYI’s strategic growth, business operation and overall commercial and brand development in the Thai market. Prior to iQIYI, Kelvin served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Greater China of BBC Studios since 2015, where he led a multi-territories team in-charge of content and channel distributions, format co-development, brand marketing, IP licensing and government relations.

Ervin Chan (002)
Ervin Chan
VP Sales APAC, Media & Telecom
Kaltura
Ervin Chan

A familiar face and speaker in the region, Ervin brings more than 20 year of experience in the Satellite, Data Analytics and Streaming domains. He brings his unique blend of  business experiences and technology trends and combines it to an interesting Point-of-View in this ever evolving regional media landscape.  Ervin is currently leading Kaltura’s Media and Telecom vertical in the APAC region.

Juan Jose Rotger
Juan Jose Rotger
Global Content Protection Manager
LaLiga
Juan Jose Rotger

Degree in Law and Master in Intellectual Property. He has developed his professional career working in law firms (both in Argentina and Spain). In 2018 he joined LaLiga to become part of the Audiovisual Department, more precisely of the Global Content Protection area. He and a large team of professionals are responsible of the commitment assumed by the LaLiga to fight against piracy. This battle against piracy arose as a result of the Spanish Royal Decree Law 5/2015, whereby LaLiga is in charge of marketing the rights to exploit the audio-visual content of its competitions (LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank).

Kroma Entertainment - Ian Monsod
Ian Monsod
CEO
Kroma Entertainment
Ian Monsod

Ian has executive and entrepreneurial experience in the areas of media, entertainment and technology. Currently CEO of Kroma Entertainment, he previously led Warner Music Philippines, fintech startup FundKo, and the Office of Strategy Management at Mediaquest. Before returning to the Philippines in 2011, he was with Sesame Workshop (the makers of Sesame Street) in New York managing international initiatives and have spent a couple of years in LA working with Grammy award winning producer, Jay Rifkin, in his media and technology endeavors.

 

Lumen - Gautier Demond
Gautier Demond
Director, Content Delivery Services
Lumen
Gautier Demond

Gautier is a key member of the Products & Services leadership team at Lumen and plays a critical role in defining and delivering our Content & Media product strategy in APAC region. He is responsible for the Product Lifecycle Management and Overlay Support for the portfolio including CDN, Mesh Delivery, Vyvx Broadcast Solutions and Application Delivery.

He started his career in video streaming industry in 2003 working with Nintendo to set up their video encoding department. With his solid experience in APAC, EMEA and US, Gautier joined Streamroot in 2017 as VP of Global Sales which is now part of Lumen.

Magnite - Gavin Buxton
Gavin Buxton
MD, Asia
Magnite
Gavin Buxton

Gavin currently leads the growth of Magnite Asia, where he is focused on helping media owners and brands win across every channel and format.
Gavin has over 19 years’ global experience in the digital advertising space, having worked in leadership roles at tech and publishing companies, including Microsoft, Turner Broadcasting and LinkedIn, with the last ten years based in Asia building businesses. His working knowledge spans television, digital, search, programmatic, mobile, content marketing and social media.

Aravind
Aravind Vengopal
VP
Media Partners Asia
Aravind Vengopal

With over ten years of experience in media and telecoms, Aravind is focused on research and consulting services across digital media, video (television and online), advertising, telecommunications and video & broadband technology sectors.

Aravind’s geographical expertise stretches across Southeast Asia, India, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. He has spoken and presented at several key trade and industry forums and presents regularly for clients and internal events hosted by media & telecom companies.

Media Partners Asia - Vivek Couto
Vivek Couto
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Media Partners Asia
Vivek Couto

With more than 20 years of experience in media & telecoms, Vivek Couto is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Media Partners Asia (MPA). MPA is the leading independent provider of research, advisory and consulting services across the media, entertainment, sports, telecommunications and technology industries in Asia Pacific. Vivek leads teams to offer clients corporate strategy, market research, asset appraisal and M&A-related due diligence. Vivek is also a member of the Board on the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) in Singapore.

Mediacorp - Angeline Poh
Angeline Poh
Chief Customer and Corporate Development Officer
Mediacorp
Angeline Poh

Angeline Poh is Mediacorp’s Chief Customer & Corporate Development Officer.

In this concurrent appointment, she oversees Mediacorp’s audience engagement and programming across its multiple platforms; as well as manages the development and execution of corporate-wide strategy, projects, and initiatives. She also oversees the Singapore Media Academy, which offers training and education services for the media industry.

Before joining Mediacorp, Angeline held various leadership positions in the Infocomm Media Development Authority, McGraw-Hill Education and Singapore Economic Development Board.

Mediacorp - Parminder Singh
Parminder Singh
Chief Commercial and Digital Officer
Mediacorp
Parminder Singh

Parminder is passionate about driving and creating business models at the intersection of technology, content & media.

He currently holds the dual portfolio of Chief Commercial and Chief Digital Officer with Singapore’s public broadcaster Mediacorp. He is responsible for driving Mediacorp’s businesses across TV, Radio, Digital and Outdoor, besides leading its digital transformation initiatives.

He’s held top management positions in global blue chip technology companies like Google, Apple, Twitter & IBM.

KUALA LUMPUR 10 DECEMBER 2020. Chief Executive Officer of Media Prima Television Networks (MPTN), Datuk Khairul Anwar Salleh. NSTP/MOHAMAD SHAHRIL BADRI SAALI
Dato’ Khairul Anwar Salleh
CEO
Media Prima Television Networks and Primeworks Studios
Dato’ Khairul Anwar Salleh

Dato’ Khairul Anwar Salleh was appointed as the CEO of Media Prima Television Networks (“MPTN”) and CEO of Primeworks Studios (“PWS”) in 2020. He is responsible for the overall operations of MPTN and PWS, and to strengthen its core businesses while pursuing new opportunities in-line with Media Prima’s long-term growth strategies. Dato’ Khairul oversees Media Prima’s TV3, TV9, 8TV, ntv7, tonton and home-shopping platform WOWSHOP, as well as the expansion of the studio business of content distribution and productions through strategic collaborations and partnerships.

MinerLabs - James Miner
James Miner
CEO
MinerLabs & Video Assure
James Miner

James Miner is CEO at MinerLabs and Video Assure. Video Assure is a cloud-based video stream monitoring platform with instant insights and forecasting to help content companies better monetize streaming media. A digital pioneer, James led teams in Asia, and Silicon Valley holding leadership roles at About.com, ESPN STAR, Fox Sports Asia, Scient, and WPP. James is a Digital Committee EXCO member of SGTECH. His teams have won SITF Award Silver, and APICTA Awards Gold.

Mirada - José Luis Vázquez
José Luis Vázquez
CEO
Mirada
José Luis Vázquez

José L. Vázquez is CEO and Founder of Mirada PLC. He holds a degree in Advanced Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, as well as an MBA from IESE. He has over 20 years of experience in Telecommunications and Digital TV markets. He founded Mirada in the year 2000 as the company’s CTO, and became CEO in 2004. José is one of the leading figures in the Hispanic Digital TV platform markets and is a regular conference speaker.

Nagra - David Wurgler
David Würgler
Senior Director of Anti-Piracy Litigation
Nagra
David Würgler

David Würgler began his career in anti-piracy in 1996. In 2002, he founded the Scandinavian TV Organizations against Piracy, better known as STOP Nordic, and then Nordic Content Protection. He was the CEO of Nordic Content Protection until January 2016 when he joined NAGRA. David has worked closely with many right holders and as an expert on IPR, enforcement and lobbying he is currently overseeing the successful IBCAP program in the USA and involved in anti-piracy program building in EMEA and APAC.

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Stephane Le Dreau
SVP, Regional GM APAC
NAGRA
Stephane Le Dreau

Stéphane Le Dreau is the Senior Vice President, Regional General Manager APAC at NAGRA. He joined the company in 2009 as VP Product and Solutions in the marketing organization and has taken South Asia Sales responsibility in 2011.

Prior to joining NAGRA, he has over 20 years of experience in the management of complex solutions in international environment, holding various senior sales and marketing positions at Nortel in Dallas (US), Hong Kong, Paris (France) and London (UK).

Ella Wong
Ella Wong
SVP and General Counsel
NBA China
Ella Wong

Ella Betsy Wong is a Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Chief of Staff of NBA China.  She has worked in multi-national corporations for over 20 years covering Asia and the Middle East, with a focus on Greater China, performing legal, compliance and corporate management roles in sports, entertainment and consumer-facing businesses.  Her expertise includes: social media, digital and television media and entertainment, sponsorships and advertising, merchandise licensing, retail, location-based entertainment destinations, gaming, branded events and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Gaurav Pradhan
Gaurav Pradhan
Director of Business Development – Emerging Asia
Netflix
Gaurav Pradhan

Gaurav Pradhan is Director of Business Development for emerging Asia, overseeing product partnerships for countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia. Gaurav joined Netflix in 2016. Prior to Netflix, Gaurav worked on product partnerships with YouTube and Google, and managed telco operations for Yahoo. When he’s not forging key partnerships for Netflix, Gaurav is an avid reader, an amateur cook and a golfer, with plans to pick up tennis in the near future.

Nielsen Media - Rob Gilby
Rob Gilby
President of Asia Pacific (APAC)
Nielsen
Rob Gilby

Rob Gilby joined Nielsen in October 2021 as President of Asia Pacific (APAC). He is responsible for driving new business opportunities and relationships and developing new media opportunities in the APAC region. He has a proven passion for the media industry, supporting latest market innovations, and has a deep appreciation of audience behaviour trends.

Through leadership roles and board member positions with digital media, entertainment, distribution, strategy and marketing organisations he’s become a trusted advisor to leaders across the industry.

 

Now TV - Amy Tse
Amy Tse
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Now TV
Amy Tse

Amy is a seasoned marketer in the telecom industry and has been working for Now TV, the media entertainment arm of HKT, for over 15 years.  She is now Senior Vice President, Marketing of Now TV, overseeing the marketing of Now TV business for residential customers.

Omnicom Media Group - Bharat Khatri
Bharat Khatri
Chief Digital Officer, APAC
Omnicom Media Group
Bharat Khatri

Bharat is a strategic digital marketer with more than a decade of experience across digital & sales domains. His primary focus is to leverage technology to drive efficiency and creativity in digital marketing. The combination of background in new business setups and experience working for EMENA & APAC regions has given him a future facing & holistic approach to digital marketing. His acumen in identifying and converting digital marketing opportunities into unique creative solutions has helped brands to achieve unprecedented YoY growth.

PCCW Media - Keith Huang
Keith Huang
VP, Pay OTT
PCCW Media
Keith Huang

Mr. Keith Huang is the VP of Pay OTT in PCCW Media. He heads up the subscription over-the-top (OTT) business and launched the one-stop entertainment platform (Now E) to meet the needs of millennial viewers in May 2018. Before that, he was the VP of Product Management, leading Now TV product and technology development for 12 years and developed wide range of innovative products in HK. Keith holds a MBA from HKUST and a B.Eng. from CUHK.

Picture Board Partners - Unmish Parthasarathi
Unmish Parthasarathi
Founder & Executive Director
Picture Board Partners
Unmish Parthasarathi

Unmish’s love affair with digital video started in 2000, when he was deputed from the London newsroom of Sports News Television (IMG’s JV with the Associated Press) to create a wholesale service offering for “portals”. Next came a startup, creating videos of Champions League matches and Robbie Williams concerts followed by the iPlayer at the BBC, ESPN Player in Singapore, KL and Hong Kong, Ballball in Indonesia, Vietnam & Japan, and, in-match video highlights for the ICC in 140+ countries.

Virat Patel
Virat Patel
MD
Pioneer Consulting Asia-Pacific
Virat Patel

Virat Patel is the Managing Director of Pioneer Consulting Asia, a management consultancy specialising in telecoms, media and digital in Asia. He is based in Singapore. He has extensive experience in business strategy, business planning, and market entry. He has developed pay TV, broadband and video strategies for platforms and content providers. His team has undertaken primary research on changing viewing habits in 10 markets in Asia. He is also an executive coach and mentor to executives in media and telecoms.

PwC Singapore - Oliver Wilkinson
Oliver Wilkinson
Partner, Entertainment and Media Leader
PwC Singapore
Oliver Wilkinson

Oli is the Entertainment & Media leader for PwC in Singapore. He works with management teams on their strategy and growth. This often leads to market entry, digital transformation and M&A. He has been based in SE Asia since 2013, having previously been in the UK and Spain. As well as his focus on Media, he also works across the wider Technology industry. He is an active consumer of all forms of media, as are his two sons.

Samsung Ads India - Vikram Chande
Vikram Chande
Head of Sales & Agency Development
Samsung Ads India
Vikram Chande

Vikram Chande is Head of Sales & Agency Development, Samsung Ads India, a leading provider of Advanced TV advertising solutions. Vikram’s role is to expand the business in the region, drive partnerships and build relationships with agencies, advertisers and trading desks. Vikram is a seasoned business leader with more than 15 years’ experience in full stack digital media, programmatic advertising and performance marketing.  Previously Vikram headed up Advertising Cloud at Adobe, ran Group Ms programmatic buying unit & lead product, platforms & programmatic at Amnet.

SEVEN - Scott Favelle
Scott Favelle
Technology Director, Product Solutions
Seven West Media
Scott Favelle

Scott Favelle is Technology Director at Seven West Media, home to 7plus, the top BVOD service in Australia. For over 10 years, Scott has been leading OTT technology development at major Australian free-to-air and subscription broadcasters across both the private and public sectors. Before that, he held a number of Broadcast Engineering and Operations roles. Outside of Seven, Scott is the publisher of the www.today-in.video daily newsletter.  

Ranjana - SONYLIV
Ranjana Mangla
SVP, Head of Ad Revenue
SONYLIV
Ranjana Mangla

Ranjana Mangla is the Sr. Vice President, Head of Ad Revenue, SonyLIV at Sony Pictures Networks India since 2020, and is responsible for SonyLIV’s Digital Advertising Sales Strategy and Revenue for India Market.  With a career spanning nearly 2 decades, Ranjana possesses rich and varied skills in revenue strategy, show/film launches, market relations across broadcasting products. Before joining SPN, she was Vice President, India Head- Impact Revenue at Disney+Hotstar and has also worked in leadership roles in companies like Discovery Inc, Viacom, NDTV Imagine amongst others.

Astro - Andy Patterson
Andy Paterson
Head of OTT
sooka
Andy Paterson

Andy is Vice President and Head of OTT at Astro, where he leads sooka – a freemium live and on-demand streaming service in Malaysia. He is an experienced leader with over 20 years’ experience and is passionate about delivering world class digital products.

Most recently, he was the Vice President of Global Product at iflix where he was responsible for product strategy, product development and user experience. Previously, he held senior positions at Rocket Internet and Sky TV.

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

Yann Courqueux manages content portfolio as well as TV and Broadband product lines. Previously based in Qatar, in the Middle East, where he was heading the Triple Play business for Ooredoo in Qatar and was subsequently responsible for beIN Media OTT products portfolio globally.

Prior to working for Telecom and Pay TV operators, Yann held various positions as business development, sales and marketing for technology companies, specializing in the fields of IPTV and multi-screen content distribution.

Streamhub - Aki Tsuchiya
Aki Tsuchiya
Founder & CEO
Streamhub
Aki Tsuchiya

A TV / OTT innovator, Aki’s foundations in the content business were built at Viacom together with the executive teams who launched MTV in Japan and other Asian markets. He subsequently joined the Skype founders to build Joost in 2006 – pioneering online TV products, strategies, and business operations now widely adopted by the industry. As CEO of Streamhub, Aki oversees the evolution of the product and business operations.

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Julian Savitch-Lee
Product Lead, Iris Ad Server
Synamedia
Julian Savitch-Lee

Julian is a Product Lead at Synamedia’s Iris Adserver. He has 15 years digital advertising experience spanning advertising technology online with specialism within real-time bidding. Previous roles include stints at publishers Gumtree.com and Microsoft, SSP Rubicon Project, Iponweb/BidSwitch and Samsung Ads. His background in digital advertising outlines the convergence of digital buying strategies to the TV landscape that Ad Serving to Connected devices and set top boxes can offer agency and advertiser customers of Broadcasters and PayTV Operators.

Synamedia - Khush Kundi
Khush Kundi
Head of Video Network, APAC
Synamedia
Khush Kundi

Khush is an innovative and creative business leader. He has worked with some of the industry’s largest TV and media providers and technology companies, helping to solve complex technical and business problems. With over ten years’ experience, Khush has a proven track record in transforming enterprises for success, with strong capabilities in sales, marketing and operations. His skills in strategy and planning have made him a highly effective leader with a vision for the future of APAC Video Network.

Sean Godfrey
Sean Godfrey
Senior Commercial Solicitor, APAC
The Premier League
Sean Godfrey

Sean trained as a lawyer at DLA Piper UK LLP before moving to the Premier League Enforcement Team in London. There he worked across the Premier League’s anti-piracy efforts including on dynamic server level site blocking injunctions, and criminal and civil prosecutions of infringing website operators and ISD suppliers. Since relocating to the Premier League’s Singapore office in May 2019, he’s worked on legal actions, lobbying and education campaigns related to anti-piracy across South East Asia.

 

Rajesh Sheshadri - website
Rajesh Sheshadri
GM – SEA
The Trade Desk
Rajesh Sheshadri

Rajesh Sheshadri serves as General Manager of Southeast Asia. He leads the company’s business and growth strategy with a focus on building agency, client relations and industry partnerships across the region. Before joining The Trade Desk, Rajesh was the APAC Head of Advertising Agencies Partnerships at Google, where he spearheaded long-term partnerships with the big five advertising agencies. Prior to Google, Sheshadri was the General Manager for Hong Kong and APAC Vice President of Advertising Sales for Fox Network Group.

The Walt Disney Company - Joe Welch
Joe Welch
Vice President, Global Public Policy, Asia Pacific
The Walt Disney Company
Joe Welch

Joe Welch is Vice President of Global Public Policy for The Walt Disney Company. Welch is responsible for the company’s government affairs activities in the Asia Pacific excluding Greater China and India and leads strategic public policy initiatives across business segments in the region. Welch also sits on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Communications and serves as a Board member of the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA).

THinkTV - Kim Portrate
Kim Portrate
CEO
ThinkTV
Kim Portrate

Kim Portrate is the CEO of ThinkTV Australia, an evidence-led marketing, research and advocacy company that works to de-mystify the ever-changing world of video advertising to help marketers and their agency partners make better media choices.

TM Net - Ho Hock Doong
Ho Hock Doong
Head of Content, unifi TV, CEO
TMNet
Ho Hock Doong

Ho is the Head of Content of unifi TV and CEO of TMNet. He was previously the Director of Content for MUBI Malaysia where he launched the Malaysian feed for MUBI. Prior to that he was with Astro Malaysia where his portfolio spans from film production and distribution, channel management, original production, launching of the BOO channel to content distribution and theatrical release of films. 

True Digital - Marco Guida
Marco Guida
Chief Business & Revenue Officer
True Digital Group
Marco Guida

Marco Guida is the Chief Business & Revenue Officer for True Digital. He focuses on monetizing the
digital assets of the group with a specific emphasis on digital advertising, OTT and premium content
subscriptions. Previously he worked in McKinsey. True Digital Group is the business subsidiary of True Corporation, that leverages advanced technology to improve businesses and enhance the life of our consumers through digital product and services.

TV5MONDE - Alexandre Muller
Alexandre Muller
MD APAC
TV5MONDE
Alexandre Muller

After working in the USA, Czech Republic and Taiwan, Mr. Muller joins TV5MONDE in 1997. He successfully heads several positions within the group before taking over the Asia-Pacific Department in 2004. Since 2007, he is based in Hong Kong as TV5MONDE’s Managing Director for Asia-Pacific.

Alexandre is a member of the Asia Video Industry Association (ex CASBAA) Board of Directors since 2012, and the Board Member responsible for the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) OTT and Connected Media Committee.

TVB - Desmond Chan
Desmond Chan
Deputy GM
TVB
Desmond Chan

Desmond is Deputy General Manager (Legal and International Operations) of TVB, responsible for international operations and legal and regulatory matters of the Hong Kong’s leading television station. He joined TVB in May 2010. Desmond has had extensive experience in television and telecommunications industries. He worked at Asia Television Limited and i-Cable Communications Limited from 1994 to 2010. Desmond is also General Manager of TVBI.

Viaccess-Orca - Yoni Pogrund
Jonathan Pogrund
Director of Presales
Viaccess Orca
Jonathan Pogrund

Jonathan Pogrund is a Director of Pre-Sales at Viaccess-Orca. Jonathan has over 20 years of experience in Israeli high-tech companies. He filled positions in Software Development, Product Management, Project Management, Pre-Sales, Account Management and Sales positions. Jonathan holds an MBA from Bar-Ilan University and a BA in Psychology, Philosophy and Computer Science. Jonathan enjoys sports and playing his guitar.

Vindicia - Jesus Luzardo
Jesus Luzardo
Vice President, Global Head of Partnerships & International Sales
Vindicia
Jesus Luzardo

Jesus Luzardo is Vice President, Global Head of Partnerships & International Sales at Vindicia. As an international technology industry veteran, Jesus brings over 30 years of experience in commercial, marketing, strategy, operations and technology roles. Prior to Vindicia, Jesus was Head of Marketing for Amdocs in the Caribbean and Latin America region. Before Amdocs, he was Head of Sales for Utiba (acquired by Amdocs in 2014). His experience includes two years as Head of Corporate/B2B and CCO at Cable & Wireless, and 15 years with Motorola.  

Gourav Rakshit pic
Gourav Rakshit
COO
Viacom18 Digital Ventures
Gourav Rakshit

Gourav Rakshit is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Viacom18 Digital Ventures.  As part of the role he is responsible for driving the growth agenda of the network’s digital businesses. Since joining Viacom18 Digital Ventures Gourav has built a strong and robust digital ecosystem with VOOT, India’s first and only multi-platform kids’ app, VOOT Kids and the recently announced VOOT Select.  With over 2 decades of experience in Consumer Technology, IT and FMCG sectors, Gourav started his career with Nestle and also was at Infosys leading consulting engagements for diverse consumer clients including Apple, Safeway and Wells Fargo.

Viaccess-Orca - Mathieu Harel
Mathieu HAREL
Product Director, Anti-Piracy Services
Viaccess-Orca
Mathieu HAREL

Mathieu Harel is the product director of VO Anti-Piracy Services. His 15-year career in the multimedia industry, coupled with his strong technical understanding of the end-to-end video delivery chain, has given him an invaluable 360° view of the video delivery market. In recent years he has concentrated on anti-piracy, building services to help customers protect their businesses. He holds a master’s degree in Information Technology from ESIR (École Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Rennes).

VieOn - Joe Nguyen
Joe Nguyen
MD
VieON
Joe Nguyen

Joe Nguyen is presently the Managing Director of VieON, a major OTT platform in Vietnam. He is also a Consultant, Advisor, Speaker, Ex-Officio of IAB Southeast Asia and India, and APAC Board Member of Mobile Marketing Association (MMA). His roles have spanned from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Technical Officer to leading Sales & Marketing. Until recently, Joe was the Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at comScore, Inc. Joe has over 20 years of senior management experience in Asia Pacific media, measurement, analytics and eCommerce.

Mattia Ferreira
Mattia Ferreira
User Experience Lead
Viu
Mattia Ferreira

Mattia is a Product Designer Lead, currently focusing on designing premium and best-in-class streaming experiences. With several years of work experience as a UXer for corporations and startups in Europe and Hong Kong — Mattia lectures Master Students on User Experience Strategy and Interactive Design with a deep focus on mixing qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
Mattia carries a deep interest in digital product lifecycle management: from discovery to delivery.

Rajiv Singh
Rajiv Singh
VP, Digital Ad Sales & Distribution
Viu
Rajiv Singh

Electronics Engineering and PGCSM in Marketing (IIM- Kozhikode), currently working as Head of Digital ads sales, distribution & syndication of content at Viu (Indonesia). Previously worked as Revenue Head of SonyLiv.com (Sony Pictures OTT App) for digital ads sales and in past worked with Digital Ads Sales Head for Flipkart Internet PVT Ltd (Walmart India ecommerce), Star TV – Disney (Managing Hotstar and Offline TV Ad sales), Amagi Media, News website (Network18 )

Kanokporn-Jay
Kanokporn Prachayaset
Chief Commercial Officer, Tencent Thailand, Country Manager
WeTV Thailand
Kanokporn Prachayaset

Ms. Kanokporn Prachayaset is currently working for Tencent Video, based in Thailand as Country Manager of WeTV Thailand. She is the key person who start establishing launch strategy and marketing of WeTV Thailand in 2019.  At present, she is also responsible as Chief Commercial Officer of Tencent Thailand.

She has over 14 years of experience in digital industry in several areas such as digital media and content solutions, partnership management, and commercialization.

 

Xandr - Amina Begum
Amina Begum
Director, Strategic Projects and Product Go-To-Market
Xandr
Amina Begum

Having started her career as an engineer in the finance industry, Amina swapped the stock exchange for the ad exchange in 2015 joining AppNexus (now Xandr). Since joining the Services organisation, she’s worked with advertisers, agencies and publishers on some of their most technical challenges, notably leading the Solutions Consulting teams in Northern Europe responsible for Xandr’s Publisher Ad Server client business. Most recently, Amina has become responsible for Strategic Project and Product Go to Market, working on initiatives critical to the Xandr business in Northern Europe such as the future of identity.

Xandr - Tom Dover
Tom Dover
Director, Video Marketplace Development, APAC
Xandr
Tom Dover

Tom leads the demand side of the Xandr business across JAPAC. Tom’s mandate is to help large global buyers, agencies and trade desks get the best out of programmatic buying by delivering creative and differentiated solutions. Originally from the UK, Tom moved to Australia to double down on diving, skiing and generally being outdoors as much as professionally possible.

Eugene Lu - Xiaomi
Eugene Lu
Head of Global Programmatic
Xiaomi
Eugene Lu

Eugene lead demand-side and supply-side of Xiaomi’s programmatic business globally, excluding mainland China. His expertise lies in driving advertising revenue growth on both mobile and CTV/OTT, especially for leveraging OEM’s strength to enter Free Ad Supported TV channel market.

Jennifer Batty
Jennifer Batty
Media Advisor
Jennifer Batty

Jennifer Batty was recently the Chief Content Officer of HOOQ, one of Asia’s 1st OTT players. At HOOQ she led the company’s content acquisition, programming, viewership and engagement strategies and drove original productions across their diverse markets. Prior to HOOQ Jenn spent 8 years as Executive Vice President of Programming at RTL CBS Asia Entertainment. She has always been at the forefront of programming and channel development, with an illustrious career spanning over two decades across multiple regions including North America, Asia and Europe.

Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) - Louis-Boswell
Louis Boswell
CEO
AVIA
Louis Boswell

Louis Boswell is the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA). As CEO, his remit is to lead the industry through championing all broad based initiatives that result in a more vibrant and healthy video ecosystem. This includes being at the forefront of industry research, supporting evolving business models, understanding the role of technology, representing the industry in conversations with regulators and taking a leading role in eliminating piracy.

Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) - Celeste Campbell-Pitt
Celeste Campbell-Pitt
Chief Policy Officer
AVIA
Celeste Campbell-Pitt

As Chief Policy Officer, Celeste Campbell-Pitt represents the combined positions of its members and engages in constructive dialogue with governments so they may better understand the curated video industry and foster an environment of support for the growth of the industry.

Celeste comes with over twenty years of business and legal experience in the media and entertainment industry across both Europe and Asia. Prior to joining AVIA, she was consulting with various global media and technology companies looking to expand into the region.

AVIA CAP - Matthew Cheetham
Matthew Cheetham
GM
AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)
Matthew Cheetham

The General Manager of AVIA’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), Matthew Cheetham is a qualified lawyer specializing in intellectual property (IP), more specifically copyright protection. AVIA represents the major video industry players in Asia Pacific (APAC) and as General Manager of CAP Matthew oversees all CAP anti-piracy efforts for its members.

Matthew has over 20 years’ experience working in APAC for some of the largest content producers in the world. Prior to taking up his role at CAP, Matthew worked as the Premier League’s Head of Business Affairs, APAC.

Event Agenda

Day 1: 30 March 2022

THE STATE OF STREAMING – WHERE IS GROWTH COMING FROM?
Presenting Sponsors:

Monica Miller, Asian Business Report, BBC News

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

To kick off the summit, we will hear from MPA who will share their latest research and insights on the global OTT market and its impact on Asia. We will also explore where growth is coming from and the factors that will drive growth in 2022.

 

Vivek Couto, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Media Partners Asia

 

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

Catherine Park, SVP, Head of Office & Streaming for Asia, Paramount Global

With Celeste Campbell-Pitt, Chief Policy Officer, AVIA

Free TV is still the dominant form of mass video distribution. But now, Free TV content is shared across digital terrestrial services, on demand apps, YouTube and social media. Who are the consumers on each of these platforms? Is the content for each of these services created differently? What are the pros and cons of monetization on each?

Panelists:

Sutanto Hartono, MD, EMTEK

Angeline Poh, Chief Customer and Corporate Development Officer, Mediacorp

Dato Khairul Anwar Salleh, CEO, Media Prima Television Networks and Primeworks Studios

Desmond Chan, Deputy GM, TVB

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

What we used to refer to as Pay TV platforms are now providing their services across all devices and offering their content on demand as well as on linear schedules for the lean back experience. And some are offering their own OTT services as well as aggregating others. Are they giving the consumers the convenience they seek through aggregation? Are they as customer friendly as the stand-alone OTT services?

 

Panelists:

Stephane Le Dreau, SVP, Regional GM APAC, NAGRA

Amy Tse, SVP Marketing, Now TV

Johan Buse, Chief, Consumer Business Group, StarHub

Ho Hock Doong, Head of Content, unifi TV, CEO, TM Net

 

With Aravind Vengopal, VP, Media Partners Asia 

According to Research and Markets, OTT revenues in APAC are projected to climb to $54 billion in 2026, up by 90% from the $29 billion recorded in 2020. However, as the OTT market in APAC becomes increasingly competitive and saturated, no streaming service is safe from churn, and we see ‘cord-cutting’ behaviour carrying over into the OTT space. Content owners and licensors must consider the paths to creative growth in streaming and consider looking inwards for growth. This session will share solutions on how you can drive growth from your existing customers and maximise the value of your current catalogue by harnessing data-driven analytics to inform your business efforts.

 

Marty Roberts, VP of Media Analytics, Brightcove

 

Panelists:

Chris McNair, Head of New Business & Strategy – APAC, Accedo

Ray James, Chief Relationship Officer, iSportConnect

 

With Jesus Luzardo, VP, Global Head of Partnerships & International Sales, Vindicia

 

OTT video streaming is growing exponentially in Thailand. Some of the world’s biggest and most established streaming platforms are working hard to cement their position in the country. In this session, we’ll look at how the Thai market for streaming is currently doing. How are local streamers differentiating their services to compete with international ones and vice versa? What would it take to grow the local subscription ecosystem overall? Is subscription the pre-eminent business model and is an ad free experience what consumers want and are prepared to pay for? Can local content, which was once ad supported, command subscription uptake?

 

Panelists:

Kelvin Yau, VP of International Business Department and GM Thailand, iQIYI International

Marco Guida, Chief Business & Revenue Officer, True Digital Group

Kanokporn Prachayaset, Chief Commercial Officer, Tencent Thailand, Country Manager, WeTV Thailand

 

With Jennifer Batty, Media Advisor

Sports has been that one genre often cited as the reason cable subscribers have not yet “cut the cord”. As more and more premiere sports rights become available on streaming platforms, will we see that change? How has the business model evolved for sports programming, on licensing as well as in supporting the growing catalog of ondemand content? How has OTT allowed sports brands to successfully transition from Pay TV to a hybrid traditional/streaming business model? Will we be seeing any significant shift in the share of subscription vs advertising revenues from TV and streaming?

 

Panelists:

Mike Kerr, MD Asia, beIN Asia Pacific

Peter Bellamy, SVP, Endeavor Streaming

Miguel Bielich, Global Director of Product Marketing, Irdeto

Andy Paterson, Head of OTT, sooka

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

 

With Unmish Parthasarathi, Founder & Executive Director, Picture Board Partners

So much of the talk these days about OTT is about the G Word – Growth. Increasingly international operators are looking to Asia to replace the growth that has slowed in North America and Europe. Is Asia the growth opportunity everyone is searching for and if so, how does it get unlocked? And should we worry as Wall Street worries, lurching from pessimism about growth and deep declines to optimism and rebounding prices. Or is that all a distraction? Is OTT still in the early stages of growth or is there a danger that a 30-year cycle of growth in Pay TV has been condensed to a 7-year cycle for OTT?

Panelists:

Sagar Pandit, Associate Director, Business Development APAC, Discovery, Inc.

Gaurav Pradhan, Director of Business Development – Emerging Asia, Netflix

Ari Kader-Cu, Country Head, Viu Philippines

 

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

THE YEAR AHEAD FOR OTT ADVERTISING
Presenting Sponsor:

The rapid growth of OTT options across Asia shows no sign of slowing down, which is positive news for both advertisers and content creators. But are all markets created equal? What macro and micro conditions need to be met before buyers and sellers are ready to invest? What do the approaches of buyers, OTT players and hardware manufacturers look like?

 

Panelists:

Alex Lowes, VP, Client Engagement and Growth APAC, Finecast

Eugene Lu, Head of Global Programmatic, Xiaomi

 

With Tom Dover, Director, Video Marketplace Development, APAC, Xandr

In the present day, paid subscription often means ad-free content for viewers on premium OTT platforms, but will this revenue model sustain the digital content ecosystem or will advertising become a part of the content experience even behind the paywall? In this panel we will explore what the future model of advertising on premium OTT platforms would look like, its structure and its metrics.

Panelists:

Bharat Khatri, Chief Digital Officer APAC, Omnicom Media Group

Gavin Buxton, MD Asia, Magnite

Ranjana Mangla, SVP and Head of Ad Revenue, SonyLIV, Sony Pictures Networks India

Rajesh Sheshadri, GM – SEA, The Trade Desk

 

With Rob Gilby, President Asia Pacific, Nielsen

As we move swiftly into 2022, it is key for advertisers to focus on the massive opportunity that exists in the programmatic space. One of the foremost is CTV advertising and the continuing shift from linear to CTV. So, what does CTV advertising look like today? What is in store for advertisers in 2022, and how can marketers drive performance in the new year with advanced CTV offerings? What are the key factors that are driving the growth in FAST and how do they fit within today’s streaming landscape? Will the boom in CTV help FAST services thrive in Asia?

 

Panelists:

Jay Ganesan, SVP, Sales APAC, Amagi

Shalini Poddar, EVP and Head of Ad Sales, Disney+ Hotstar India

Kim Portrate, CEO, ThinkTV

 

With Vikram Chande, Sales Lead India, Samsung Ads

 

In today’s fragmented advertising market, how are platforms rolling out addressable advertising across broadcast TV, hybrid Pay-TV and OTT platforms? Can they build effective, revenue-generating addressable advertising capabilities across all platforms and devices? Do platforms understand their audiences, and are they monetising their content and inventory? This panel will address these key questions and look at how business models are changing and adapting in 2022.

Panelists:

Vignesh Narayanan, CEO, Airtel Ads

Julian Savitch-Lee, Product Lead, Iris Ad Server, Synamedia

Rajiv Singh, VP, Digital Ad Sales & Distribution, Viu

With Nathalie Lethbridge, Founder and Managing Director, Atonik Digital

Marketers, advertisers and publishers have long relied on third-party cookies for tracking, data collection, and ad personalization and targeting. With data becoming more valuable and third-party cookies disappearing, what does this mean for the future of digital advertising? Where will the changes in data collection and measurability be two years from now? Will Unified ID 2.0 be one of several solutions that will replace cookies as the industry standard? Is it a sustainable long-term investment due to consumer expectations for privacy and the rapidly evolving regulatory environment?

 

Panelists:

Pieter Liefooghe, Business Development Director, Broadpeak

Sunil Naryani, Chief Product Officer APAC, dentsu International

Laura Quigley, SVP, APAC, Integral Ad Science

Amina Begum, Director, Strategic Projects and Product Go-To-Market, Xandr

 

With Joe Nguyen, MD, VieON

Day 2: 31 March 2022​

TECHNOLOGY – NO LONGER THE UNDERDOG
Presenting Sponsor:

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

In this opening session, Lumen will share some case studies on how they have help broadcasters particularly in Australia to increase their resilience and performances. What is their multi-vendor strategy? What have they done right, and what mistakes have they made, that we could learn from?

 

Gautier Demond, Director, Content Delivery Services, Lumen Asia Pacific

What is keeping the Tech Leaders of today up at night?  What are the key issues they are worrying about when it comes to the video industry? In this session, we will speak with the largest streaming platform in India to explore topics from the changing nature of the CTO role itself to the challenges of running a video streaming service today. Hear more about which technologies you should be investing more time in, and where the video industry is headed to in the future in Asia.

 

Akash Saxena, Head of Technology, Disney+ Hotstar India

 

With Greg Armshaw, Senior Director, Strategy, Brightcove

Most OTT players are still at nascent stages of their technology journey, but we are starting to see a bigger push in technology investment. In addition, take the opportunity to hear from our panel of experts who will answer all of your burning questions about video tech live at the OTT Summit.

 

Panelists:

Parminder Singh, Chief Commercial and Digital Officer, Mediacorp

Scott Favelle, Technology Director, Product Solutions, Seven West Media

Jonathan Pogrund, Director of Presales, Viaccess-Orca

 

With Shad Hashmi, APAC Partner Lead, Media and Entertainment, Amazon Web Services

Moving the media processing of Broadcast VOD content to the cloud can help extract maximum value from your assets but demands the employment of multiple steps that can soon feel overwhelming. Transcoding and packaging are just the beginning; the challenges escalate when mission-critical tasks such as subtitling and captioning, digital rights management, dynamic ad insertion, multi-channel audio preparation, watermarking, QC and handling bitrate-intensive formats such as 4K and HDR are added to the mix. How do we simplify these highly complex workflows and overcome the potential pitfalls of cloud-based media processing? Hear from Jeff Malkin, President at Encoding.com who will share ways and strategies on how you can optimize your workflow.

 

John Maniccia, Global Director of Sales Engineering, Encoding.com

According to a report by GlobalData, by 2023, the APAC region is predicted to have 477 million 5G subscriptions. The mass deployment of 5G will change the future for many industries, including video streaming services. The big question is which service provider will catch the tailwinds first. What are some of the new business models and new revenue opportunities that 5G will offer? Does the industry really need 5G? Is 5G the solution for scaling up the video business and how can the industry leverage on 5G networks to improve content delivery for all?

 

Panelists:

Shakunt Malhotra, MD Asia, Globecast

Rina Azcuna-Siongco, Head – GET Entertained Tribe, Globe Telecom 

Keith Huang, VP OTT, PCCW Media

Khush Kundi, Head of Video Network, APAC, Synamedia

 

With Virat Patel, MD, Pioneer Consulting Asia-Pacific

As the world begins to open up once more and consumers are reviewing which subscriptions they are keeping as we return to the new normal, the focus is inevitably shifting to long-term viewer retention and quality of experience. Streaming services are now doing so much more in this area of personalization which is fast becoming the holy grail. Are personal avatars and recommendations enough to move the needle? How do you differentiate the quality of your experience from your competitors? And how does one measure performance and ROI against it?

 

Panelists:

Aloke Majumder, VP, Technology, hoichoi

José Luis Vázquez, CEO & Founder, Mirada

Aki Tsuchiya, Founder & CEO, Streamhub

Mattia Ferreira, User Experience Lead, Viu

 

With James Miner, CEO, MinerLabs & Video Assure

Now more than ever, the OTT streaming market has a wealth of options for viewers. However, this richness of choice may be a double-edged sword, as content is fragmented across many OTT services. Keeping viewers within a single platform requires premium content, a seamless experience, but most importantly a service that stays ahead of the competition. In our session, we’ll review how streaming services can leverage upcoming trends to provide rich experiences for their audience, including using short video to bring heightened engagement, building a community and supplementing existing content with UGC and taking personalized experiences to the next level.

 

Siddharth S, Vertical Lead, Media & Entertainment, BytePlus

 

This study examines some of the first production data obtained from deploying Common Media Client Data (CMCD) into production environments within a global content delivery network (CDN) and a global content distributor. It introduces the high-level concept of CMCD as the latest technology for QoE enhancement in OTT, then covers details of player integrations, CDN support and the analysis and interpretation of the returned data.

 

Will Law, Chief Architect – Edge Technology Group, Akamai Technologies

 

SPECIAL CLOSING SESSION

We conclude our two days of expert discussions by engaging a prestigious group of industry leaders in a closing fireside chat. What are the key take-aways from the 2022 OTT Summit? What trends across traditional TV and streaming video will grow and what might fizzle? We will ask them to look into their crystal balls and make some bold predictions for where the industry is headed.

 

Panelists:

Ervin Chan, VP Sales APAC, Media & Telecom, Kaltura

Alexandre Muller, MD APAC, TV5MONDE

Gourav Rakshit, COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures

 

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

Day 2: 31 March 2022

Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

An overview of piracy across the Asia Pacific region, reviewing the activities and initiatives undertaken throughout 2021, as well as outlying the strategy for 2022.

 

Matt Cheetham, GM, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

Piracy is not a victimless crime but has real social and economic costs. Historically piracy impacts creativity, jobs, country creative industry development and prosperity, taxes and creates an underground economy. AVIA is currently working with PwC to evaluate the impact of piracy in Asia Pacific. In this session we will discuss observations on both existing legitimate market sizes and the incidence of piracy, and what this could mean for the industry if local governments do not assist to deter piracy.

 

Oliver Wilkinson, Partner, Entertainment and Media Leader, PwC Singapore

 

With Louis Boswell, CEO, AVIA

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

 

With Matt Cheetham, GM, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

CAP’s consumer surveys along with feedback from members clearly indicate the increasing migration of piracy to social media. How can technology support content providers to combat the growth of piracy on social media?

 

Panelists:

David Würgler, Senior Director of Anti-Piracy Litigation, NAGRA

Mathieu Harel, Product Director, Anti-Piracy Services, Viaccess-Orca

 

With Matt Cheetham, GM, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

As AVIA and CAP look more to Korea, we review the piracy landscape there. Where and how are Korean consumers pirating content and what are the measures that can be used to combat it? In this session we talk to Ik Hyun Seo, a partner at the law firm Cho & Partners, who comes with extensive experience in combating piracy in Korea.

 

Ik Hyun Seo, Partner, Cho & Partners

 

With Matt Cheetham, GM, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

Piracy via social media and other technology platforms has been an ongoing challenge and rights holders can only combat such piracy by working with technology companies. In this session, CAP’s Matthew Cheetham will talk to Google’s APAC Head of Media & Entertainment Partnerships, Ben Napier on how Google is addressing the challenge.

 

Ben Napier, Head of Media & Entertainment Partnerships, APAC, Google

 

With Matt Cheetham, GM, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

Dr Paul Watters’ recently released report “Time to Compromise” studied the scale and risk for consumers from malware when accessing illegal sites. The report also outlined some strategies to reduce risk for consumers, and indicated regulatory measures which may assist in a large-scale reduction of malware infection, by reducing the accessibility of these sites, reducing the rewards, and making such sites more difficult to operate. In this session Dr Watters takes us through the findings of his report.

 

Dr. Paul Watters, CEO, Cyberstronomy

 

With Matt Cheetham, GM, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

 

Piracy on social media platforms continues to be a major cause of concern, particularly for live sport. Why are we seeing such a rise in this type of piracy and what can sports rights holders do to combat it?

 

Panelists:

Juan Jose Rotger, Global Content Protection Manager, LaLiga

Ella Wong, General Counsel, NBA China

Sean Godfrey, Senior Commercial Solicitor APAC, The Premier League

 

With Matt Cheetham, GM, AVIA Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)

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About Brightcove Inc. When video is done right, it can have a powerful and lasting effect. Hearts open. Minds change. Creativity thrives. Since 2004, Brightcove has been helping customers discover and experience the incredible power of video through its award-winning technology, empowering organizations in more than 70 countries across the globe to touch audiences in bold and innovative ways. Brightcove is Video That Means Business.™ Visit www.brightcove.com for more information.

Lumen (NYSE: LUMN) is a global company that brings together the talent, experience, infrastructure and capabilities of CenturyLink, Level 3 and 25+ other technology to address customers’ dynamic needs. With over 30 years of experience in broadcast media, we serve 9 of the world’s 10 largest media companies. From content acquisition to encoding, distribution and security, our end-to end solutions including CDN, Vyvx and application delivery help you deliver secure and lightning-fast experiences to your audiences. Visit us for more details:https://www.lumen.com/en-sg/edge-computing/cdn.html

Synamedia’s video network solutions enable media, web and pay TV providers to deliver pristine-quality broadcast and broadband video securely over any network to any screen. Anchored by the industry’s most comprehensive processing platform and built with high-quality standards, our solutions ensure outstanding performance and reliability for over 1,000 customers worldwide. Synamedia’s solution portfolio covers the entire video network chain – from distribution, through processing, to delivery – enabling you to offer outstanding value-added and personalized experiences while saving costs.

TV5MONDE is the world-leading general entertainment TV network in French. In Asia-Pacific, TV5MONDE offers 3 live channels to over 130 million cable, satellite, and IPTV homes. It offers a wide variety of subtitled primetime films and dramas, news, live sports, high-quality documentaries, kids’ programmes, and exciting game shows. A standalone over-the-top service is also available in the region. TV5MONDE is designed for those who want to watch a different kind of TV content.

A business unit within AT&T, Xandr powers a global marketplace for premium advertising. Our data-enabled technology platform, encompassing Xandr Invest and Xandr Monetize, optimizes return on investment for both buyers and sellers. For more than 143 years, AT&T has used data and technology to inform and improve the consumer experience.

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Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies worldwide choose Akamai to build, deliver, and secure their digital experiences — helping billions of people live, work, and play every day. With the world’s most distributed compute platform — from cloud to edge — we make it easy for customers to develop and run applications, while we keep experiences closer to users and threats farther away.

 

Broadpeak®️ designs and manufactures video delivery components for content providers and network service providers deploying IPTV, cable, OTT, satellite and mobile services. Its portfolio of solutions and technologies powers the delivery of movies, television programming, and other video content over managed networks and the Internet for viewing on any type of device. The company’s systems and services help operators increase market share and improve subscriber loyalty with superior quality of experience. Broadpeak supports all of its customers worldwide, from simple installations to large delivery systems reaching capacities of several million of simultaneous streams.

 

BytePlus is an intelligent services platform powered by cutting-edge technologies. Our mission is to help businesses accelerate their growth to realize their full potential.



Discovery, Inc. is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving superfans with content that inspires, informs and entertains. With over 8,000 hours of original programming yearly and leadership across deeply loved content genres, Discovery reaches viewers on all screens with TV Everywhere products, direct-to-consumer streaming services, digital-first and social content.

With more than a billion videos encoded for the planet’s leading streaming video companies and platforms, Encoding.com stands as the world’s largest and most trusted provider of high-volume, cloud-based video processing services. We pioneered transcoding-as-a-service more than a decade ago, empowering the world’s largest Media & Entertainment, Cable, Broadcast and Technology brands to monetize and deliver superior-quality video-on-demand content to all mobile, desktop, IPTV and OTT platforms.

Endeavor Streaming is a leading global streaming provider across sports, media, entertainment and lifestyle. In today’s demanding landscape, content creators need a solution that will give their viewers a premium, seamless user experience. Endeavor Streaming removes technology as a barrier with its complete end-to-end streaming solutions and offers strategic growth and advisory services to help scale D2C businesses.

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, offering solutions and services that enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime effectively. With more than 50 years of experience, Irdeto is the leading solutions and services provider for content, video broadcast and streaming services, partnering with movie studios, sports rights holders, and OTT and broadcast operators across the content value chain. With a unique pay-TV operator heritage, Irdeto is the preferred partner to empower a secure world where people can connect with confidence. 

We’re Magnite (NASDAQ: MGNI), the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising platform that combines Rubicon Project’s programmatic expertise with Telaria’s leadership in CTV. Publishers use our technology to monetize their content across all screens and formats—including desktop, mobile, audio and CTV. And the world’s leading agencies and brands trust our platform to access brand-safe, high-quality ad inventory and execute billions of advertising transactions each month. Anchored in sunny Los Angeles, California, bustling New York, New York and historic London, Magnite has offices across North America, EMEA, LATAM and APAC.

Mediacorp is Singapore’s national media network and largest content creator. Its purpose is to create engaging and trusted content, as well as to connect communities and inspire people. Mediacorp engages over three million people in Singapore daily across four languages on its digital platforms including meWATCH, meLISTEN and CNA.asia, six TV channels and 11 radio stations. Beyond Singapore, Mediacorp also has a growing international audience through CNA and content distributed across markets. For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg

Mirada is a leading provider of software products and services to video service providers worldwide. Founded in 2000 and with operations across four continents, Mirada empowers operators with its Iris end-to-end multiscreen technology for Android TV and Linux set-top boxes, smartphones, tablets, PCs, game consoles, smart TVs

NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company provides content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open and integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit dtv.nagra.com for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter at @nagrakudelski

Nielsen shapes the world’s media and content as a global leader in audience measurement, data and analytics. Through our understanding of people and their behaviors across all channels and platforms, we empower our clients with independent and actionable intelligence so they can connect and engage with their audiences—now and into the future.

PubMatic delivers superior revenue to publishers by being an SSP of choice for agencies and advertisers. PubMatic’s cloud infrastructure platform for digital advertising empowers app developers and publishers to increase monetization while enabling media buyers to drive return on investment by reaching and engaging their target audiences in brand-safe, premium environments across ad formats and devices. Since 2006, PubMatic has been expanding its owned and operated global infrastructure and continues to cultivate programmatic innovation. With a globally distributed workforce and no corporate headquarters, PubMatic operates 15 offices and eight data centers across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

At Vindicia, we take the work out of subscriptions, so you can delight your customers. We are fueled by nearly two decades of data and deep payment expertise that enable you to launch, scale, engage, and prevent churn. Capturing reliable, recurring revenue is essential, but at Vindicia we know your customers aren’t rows on a balance sheet. Acquisition is not the end game. Real life users expect seamless, fresh, and unexpected experiences. Vindicia removes the friction of management to empower you to connect, innovate, and monetize as you build long-lasting relationships. No matter where you are on your journey to offer stellar subscriptions, Vindicia is here for you.

Media partners

Adgully is an online news source that obsessively covers the activities stirring up the realm of media, marketing and advertising. The updates and news items provided include prominent global activities of this space.

At Adgully, the focus is on offering crisp information, but the way we do it is a bit different. We believe in a conversation-like format as a tool to engage our users and offer them an absorbing read. Adgully has been successful in establishing a foothold in the online space in a very short span of time. We can already lay claim to being one of leading news providers within this trade and will continue to strive towards offering better and unique editorial elements to maintain a high level of engagement.

C21Media is “Home” to the International Entertainment Community, combining a portfolio of digital and print publishing brands with an events business and the world’s most powerful online content screenings marketplace.

C21Media’s business includes print magazines, websites, iPad editions, reports, databases, events, a thriving internet TV division.

Disruptive.Asia covers the current state of digital disruption in the Asia-Pacific telecoms, fintech and internet sectors – where it’s coming from, what’s driving it, the impact it’s having on each industry, how the key players are responding and what’s next. The acceleration of next-generation telecoms/IT technology is turning traditional business paradigms on their heads. But that’s not a bad thing – digital disruption is creating new opportunities. 

Jumpstart Media is a platform and supports that connects Asia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We publish Jumpstart Magazine, the only print magazine covering startups and technology in the APAC region. Jumpstart Kids is a non-profit initiative to teach kids aged 8-12 about entrepreneurialism, innovation, and social responsibility. We work with partners including New World Development, HKTDC to develop acceleration, and innovation-focused programs. 

Media Partners Asia (MPA) is the leading independent provider of research, advisory and consulting services across media, telecoms, sports and entertainment industries in Asia Pacific. We provide customized research with strategic recommendations to help clients launch new products & services, enter new markets, as well as acquire and sell businesses. MPA reports are used and sourced by local, regional and global companies for strategic planning and equity & debt transactions. We also offer dedicated primary research through subsidiary AMPD Research to measure consumer behaviour across the digital economy, including online video and gaming. MPA also hosts the APOS Summit, the defining voice and global platform for the Asia Pacific media, telecoms, sports and entertainment industry.

Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.
The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

SATELLITE & CABLE TV magazine is India's most respected trade magazine for the industry, read by over 40,000 individuals, all directly connected to the cable, Broadband, iPTV & satellite industry in India. The magazine is published bilingually, in English & Hindi, thus guaranteeing it the largest circulation in the industry.

If your focus is the global satellite industry - look no further! The Satellite Evolution Group, a division of DS Air Limited, is one of the leading print and digital marketing platforms for the industry. For over seventeen years we have served the global satellite market with information key to this evolving sector. For further information visit www.satellite-evolution.com 

Satellite Markets and Research publishes  SatelliteMarkets.com-an industry web portal providing in-depth news analysis, industry forecasts and market intelligence, covering the key trends on the global satellite communications market. This free service includes online access to the very latest insights and analysis, searchable archives, PDF access to the monthly  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine and occasional market reports called  MarketBriefs  and technical briefings called TECHBriefs.  SatelliteMarkets.com has three distinct editions:  Asia-Pacific,  Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the  Americas.  For more information go to:  www.satellitemarkets.com  or e-mail:  virgil@satellitemarkets.com

Television Asia Plus is a critical resource of curated content in print, online, and mobile for the APAC television industry. We offer complete coverage of the Asia Pacific TV industry, embracing the vibrant broadcast, production, and distribution business, including Free TV, Pay-TV, OTT, and new media platforms. Based in Singapore, we offer effective access to broadcast and new media markets.

supporting events & organisations

APSCC is a non-profit international association representing all sectors of satellite and space-related industries. The Organization’s mission is to promote the industry growth and accelerate the efficient introduction of services and businesses via satellites in the region. APSCC provides its members with a platform to exchange views and ideas on technologies, systems, policies, satellite services as well as outer space activities through its publications and industry events. 

Broadband India Forum (BIF) functions as an independent policy forum and think-tank that works for the development & enhancement of the entire broadband ecosystem in a holistic, technology-neutral and service-neutral manner. BIF’s endeavour is to promote, support and enhance all policy, regulatory & standards initiatives for the proliferation of high-quality broadband in the country to empower consumers with efficient and economical broadband to realize the true Digital India. BIF works closely with the Government and the Regulator in this mission.

With the theme of Digital India- Connecting the Unconnected, Convergence India expo is the ultimate platform for new-age technologies and merging business solutions, enriching the lives of billions of people. The expo serves as an ideal opportunity for professionals, digital innovators, international businesses, telecom, and broadcasting players, as well as leaders from IT, internet, IoT, & Embedded Technology industries to showcase and promote innovations amongst a broader group and to meet and connect with prospective clients and technology leaders.

GSOA is the global CEO-driven association representing global and regional satellite operators. GSOA provides a platform for collaboration between satellite operators globally and a unified voice for the sector. Our vision is to help policymakers improve the state of the world by continuously bridging digital, education, health, social, gender and economic divides across diverse geographies and across mature and developing economies.

GVF is the only global non-profit association of the satellite industry bringing together organizations within satellite ecosystem. GVF’s aim is to facilitate expanded access to satellite-based connectivity solutions globally, achieved through regulatory, policy and spectrum advocacy; training and certification; product quality assurance; and collaboration with user groups and other satellite stakeholders.

For more details visit our website www.gvf.org or contact us on info@gvf.org

Pacific Telecommunications Council, recognized as PTC, is a global non-profit membership organization promoting the advancement of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the Pacific Rim, the most dynamic geography of the world, spanning over 40 nations. 

The PHILIPPINE CABLE AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION (PCTA), INC. is the umbrella organization of nationwide Cable Television Operators and Internet Service Providers in the Philippines. Its membership roster includes the biggest cable operators in the country as well as the medium and small cable operators who, through their pain-staking efforts, have succeeded in bringing up-to-date programs, information, and technology to the farthest island in the country. To date, the PCTA has over 300 regular members. Together, the PCTA member-cable operators are serving 75% of the total cable TV subscribers in the Philippines.

SIA-India is a non-profit association created to represent the interests of the communication satellite ecosystem in India. As a vibrant body, SIA-India represents satellite operators, satellite systems, launch vehicles and ground and terminal equipment manufacturers as well as application solutions providers to the Government, Regulators, Policymakers, and domestic and international standards bodies. As the apex representative body for the satellite communications ecosystem, we aim to present the industry's interest to the highest Government levels for policy-making and regulatory and licensing matters.

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