CASBAA lauds piracy crackdown

Asian pay TV body CASBAA has commended a major crackdown on illegal network operators in Thailand and Malaysia. A police initiative has seen around 80,000 consumers lose access to services transmitting illegal channel services from the two territories. A number of arrests connected to illicit streaming devices (ISDs) during and following the police actions. CASBAA […]

Casbaa confab moves to Macau

Industry group Casbaa is moving its annual industry conference away from Hong Kong for the first time, relocating to Macau. Not for profit association Casbaa represents companies from all segments of the pay TV business in Asia. Its annual confab has been held in Hong Kong since its first edition. This year’s convention, the 22nd, […]

Calls for HK piracy reforms

Asia Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association CASBAA has called on authorities in Hong Kong to revise local regulations to better fight piracy. CASBAA issued a statement ahead of a meeting of the Hong Kong Legislative Council later this week. Industry executives say that while IP protection is getting better in Hong Kong and China, more […]

Ex-BBCWW, Fox Sports exec is ITV Studios’ Choice hire

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed a former BBC Worldwide and Fox Sports commercial executive as channel director of international pay net ITV Choice. Nic van Zwanenberg joined UK broadcaster ITV’s commercial arm this month, based in Hong Kong. He replaces Simon Li, who held the role until late last year but has now exited […]