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CASBAA Convention 2009, 'Extending Your Reach', 4-5 Nov, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - The CASBAA Convention 2009, organised by the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA), will be held on November 4th and 5th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong.

Asia has continued to power dynamic change and global growth inthe pay-TV industry in the past year, fuelled by increased co-operation between content providers and pay-TV operators with a range of regulatory initiatives and new technologies.

The most influential Asian industry event of the year, CASBAA Convention 2009 unites leading visionaries and influencers from the pay-TV business across 14 markets and 315 million subscribers.

John Tsang, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong SAR Government, will open the CASBAA Convention 2009, featuring a roster ofglobal media leaders:

- Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Zee Entertainment Enterprises

- David Haslingden, CEO, Fox International Channels and National Geographic Channels Worldwide

- Jeffrey Cole, Director, Center for the Digital Future, USC Annenberg School for Communication

- Hideaki Kido, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Group President, Broadcasting Business Group, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation

- Kim Williams, CEO, FOXTEL

- Lalit Modi, Chairman and Commissioner, India Premier League

-Bernhard Glock, President, World Federation of Advertisers

- Ma Guoli, CEO and MD, Infront Sports & Media

- Ronnie Screwvala, CEO and Founder, UTV Software Communications

- Russell Wolff, Executive VP and MD, ESPN International

- Makoto Harada,Director-General, International Planning and Broadcasting Department, NHK

- Jean-Noel Tronc, Chairman and CEO, Canal Overseas

- Mark Hollinger, COO, Discovery Communications

- Li Feng, Founder, President and CEO, Beijing Netmovie

- Jed Meyer, MD, Media Services, Nielsen Greater China

The two-day Convention 2009 will feature a wide-ranging array of presentations, CXO panels and specialist sessions tackling the critical issues of the industry, exploring what and where the next big untappedopportunities are in the region and what they mean to industry players in Asia and rest of the world.

Notes to Editor:

1. Pre-registration is required for all members of the media. To obtain a media pass, please complete and return the attachedMedia Registration Form on or before 30 October 2009.

2. The CASBAA Convention Media Centre is located at Meeting Room 1201, 12/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

3. Snacks and light lunch will be served at the Media Centre during the Convention.


The Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) is an industry-based advocacy group dedicated to the promotion of multi-channel TV via cable, satellite, broadband and wireless video networks across the Asia-Pacific. CASBAA represents some 130 member organisations in the pay-TV business, which in turn serve more than three billion people. Patron members include Al Jazeera, Asia Broadcast Satellite, AsiaSat, ASTRO, Australia Network, Bloomberg Television, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, Disney-ABC International Television (Asia-Pacific), Genesis Networks, HBO Asia, Intelsat, Irdeto, ITV Global Entertainment, Macquarie Group, MTV Networks Asia, NBC Universal Networks Asia Pacific, NDS, now TV, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Qualcomm MediaFLO Technologies, SES WORLD SKIES, SingTel, Sony Pictures Television International, STAR Group, Tiger Gate Entertainment, Tom Group, TrueVisions, Turner International Asia Pacific and VOOM HD Networks Asia. To view the full list of CASBAA members, please visit here. For more information, please visit

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