MoU Signals Singapore Keen on Content Protection Collaborations at Home and Abroad

Top music industry players to participate at Digital Future Series -“The Digital Future of Music” - during Asia Television Forum, Dec 2-4

Singapore, Singapore, September 12, 2009 --( The Centre for Content Protection (CCP) has announced the continuation of its Memorandum of Understanding with the Media Development Authority(MDA) of Singapore to engage the digital distribution industry at the Asia Television Forum this December.

At the signing of the MoU, MDA Chief Information Officer Yeo Chun Cheng reiterated the media authority’s goal of establishing Singapore as a regional hub for media services. CCP Managing Director Isa Seow stated that the Centre will conduct the Digital Future Symposium (DFS) Series event on Dec 2. Participants will include content owners, producers, technologists, content security companies, artistes, labels, management companies, agents, studios, songwriters and broadcasters.

Earlier, speaking at an international strategy meeting of the Motion Picture Association Sept 2, Yeo commended the CCP for actively driving fresh perspectives and policy discussions in the field of content protection. Representatives from six major Hollywood motion picture studios were present at the lunch.

DFS Series objectives are:
· To better enable composers to reach out to film and TV industries
· To provide a platform for artistes, producers, technologists, labels, studios, song writers, broadcasters, online distributors, government and vendors to interact
· To map and guide the future business of music
· To encourage new business models, partnerships, and solutions
· To build relationships between Singapore and foreign industries in this field
· To address current and new issues in relation to the music industry and future technology in the field of music
· To discuss government – industry cooperation

The Asia Television Forum is Asia’s leading programming market, where international content sellers meet with Asian buyers and partners to sell, buy and network.

Event : Signing of MoU between Isa Seow, Managing Director, CCP and Yeo Chun Cheng, CIO, Media Development Authority of Singapore. The CCP is to conduct the Digital Future Series Dec 2, themed “The Digital Future of Music.”

About CCP: Established in 2007, the Centre for Content Protection (CCP) is a consortium committed to shaping Asia Pacific’s digital future through innovative technologies that provide secure ways for consumers to enjoy anywhere, anytime access to their favourite movies and television programs.

As a neutral yet authoritative source of information on the latest content platforms and protection measures worldwide, the Centre fosters awareness and cooperation amongst various academic, governmental and industry organizations as well as consumer groups in order to implement best practices and solutions region-wide.

Primary Advisory members are Astro, HBO, Motion Picture Association of America, Nagravision, NDS, ST Microelectronics, Thomson, Verimatrix and Walt Disney Pictures.

Contact: Junaidah Arifin
Assistant Coordinator, Centre for Content Protection, 21 Science Park Road,
Science Park 2, The Aquarius, Office Suite11, #02-01, Singapore 117628
Office : (65) 6777 2854
Fax : (65) 6255 1838
Mobile : (65) 9128 2125 - Anna Thomas

Centre for Content Protection
Anna Thomas
(65) 6777 2854