Casbaa will be known as the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) and have a new mandate to represent the interests of companies across the broader video industry.
Close to one in four consumers (24%) in Hong Kong use a TV box which can be used to stream pirated television and video content.
Following Hong Kong Customs’ successful raid on suppliers of an illegal TV box service, one box reseller from Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po was convicted of copyright and conspiracy to defraud offences and given a jail sentence of 21 months.
Former Discovery Asia executive Louis Boswell has been appointed chief executive of CASBAA.
Despite major growth in the number and range of legal online content choices available to them, recent studies have found Singaporeans to be among the top consumers of pirated online content around the world.
CASBAA has announced that following five years’ service as the Association’s CEO, Christopher Slaughter is to step down, effective December 31.
Tens of thousands of consumers of illegal TV services in Asia have lost their connections in recent weeks, as enforcement action against networks operating through illicit streaming devices picks up speed.
CASBAA 2016 will take place November 7-10, 2016, in Macau at Studio City.
CASBAA has released its annual estimate of Asia Pacific Multichannel TV homes, reinforcing the overall healthy state of the market.
The annual CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum concluded June 18 on a strong note as delegates agreed that growth opportunities for the sector in Asia remained emphatically positive.