Remaining Relevant in a Time of Transition

CASBAA's annual Satellite Industry Forum to take place on June 16 at the Shangri-La Singapore.

Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., May 14, 2014 --( CASBAA returns to Singapore for its annual gathering exploring the latest developments and issues affecting the satellite industry in the Asia Pacific. Taking place on June 16 at the Shangri-La Singapore, the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2014 will provide a platform for leaders from the satellite sector to come together and share their knowledge and experiences.

“With an active Satellite Industry Committee and a number of satellite related companies as CASBAA members, the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum is an extremely important event in our yearly calendar,” said Christopher Slaughter, CEO, CASBAA. “An integral component of the multichannel TV business in the Asia Pacific, satellite services account for a large portion of how television signals are delivered to consumers in the region.”

Acknowledging the ever-evolving industry landscape, this year’s theme addresses “Remaining Relevant in a Time of Transition.” The agenda for this year’s forum will touch upon the challenges the industry is facing as the very definition of television changes to embrace new technologies, delivery methods and consumer habits, including:

· Is the decrease in military and government business being counterbalanced by increased demand in the mobility sector?
· What is the state of the international debate over C-band? And what are Asian governments thinking?
· New Technologies and New Operators. New Kids on the Block?
· “The customer is always right” – or are they?
· How can satellite cope with the challenges of non-linear services?
· And more

The roster of speakers encompasses the whole value chain of the satellite industry including Cristiano Benzi (Director of the Business Unit Video and Broadcasting, Eutelsat), Thomas Choi (Founder & CEO, ABS), Anthony Colucci (VP, Marketing & Sales, SSL), Tony D’Silva (Group CEO, Media, Hinduja Ventures), Ali Ebadi (SVP, Space Systems Development, MEASAT), Yvon Henri (Chief, Space Services Department, ITU), Huang BaoZhong (EVP, APT Satellite), Osamu Inoue (Director of the Board, Senior EVP & Group President, Space & Satellite Business Group, SkyPerfect JSAT), Ethan Lavan (Director of Orbital Resources, Eutelsat; Chairman, Satellite Informal Group (SIG)), Deepakjit Singh (MD, Asia, Encompass Digital Media), Bill Wade (President & CEO, AsiaSat) and many others.

The CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2014 recognizes the generous contributions of Supporting Sponsor SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation and Sponsors Arianespace, AsiaSat, Eutelsat, Marsh, MEASAT, MHI Launch Services, SES, SSL and Thuraya.

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Established in 1991, CASBAA is the Association for digital multichannel TV, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery across geographic markets throughout the Asia-Pacific. CASBAA and its members reach nearly 470 million connections within a regional footprint ranging from China to Australasia, Japan to Pakistan. The CASBAA mission is to promote the growth of multichannel TV and video content via industry information, networking exchanges and events while promoting global best practices. To view the full list of CASBAA members please visit
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