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May 07
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08:00 - 09:30 90 mins
Women in Media Breakfast
  • Speaker Sunita Rajan - Senior Vice President Advertising Sales, CNN International
  • Moderator Rachelle Peterson - Global Director Commercial Distribution, CNN
  • Panellist Karen Cheah - Contributing Editor and Journalist, Singapore
  • Panellist Kimmy Suraphongchai - Country Manager, Thailand, Iflix
  • Panellist Vanita Kohli Khandekar - Media Specialist & Author, Business Standard
09:30 - 09:40 10 mins
Chairperson’s Conference Welcome
  • Speaker Karen Cheah - Contributing Editor and Journalist, Singapore
09:40 - 09:55 15 mins
Regional Keynote Presentation: Spotlight on Thailand
  • Speaker Pasu Srihirun - Executive Director of Broadcasting Policy and Research Bureau, Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)
09:55 - 10:10 15 mins
Regional Spotlights on APAC’s Key Markets: Analysing the Diverse Video Landscape
  • Moderator Ed Barton - Head of TV, Principal Analyst, Ovum

From the local markets of our host city in Bangkok to the exclusive markets of China, the burgeoning video landscape in India and the emerging markets in Indonesia, this session of regional spotlights will highlight both the unique and corresponding behaviours of the video market across the region.

  • What is the progress with digitisation of services, how have consumers responded and where are the opportunities and challenges?
  • What is thriving in the entertainment industry and what are the greatest investment opportunities?
  • How are transnational players in the region tailoring content and strategy to address the dissimilarities across the APAC markets?
10:10 - 10:55 45 mins
Keynote Panel: Is AVOD the most sustainable business model in driving profitability and growing a loyal customer base?
  • Moderator Kia Ling Teoh - Senior Research Analyst – Advertising & TV Media, IHS Markit
  • Speaker Gautam Kiyawat - Managing Director, HOOQ
  • Speaker Kimmy Suraphongchai - Country Manager, Thailand, Iflix
  • Speaker Gave Lindo - Executive Director, OTT Programming, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Speaker Thawatvongse Silamanonda - Country Manager, Viu
  • Is AVOD the answer to changing consumer habits in viewing content legally?
  • Is AVOD the only business model that successfully grows audiences by displacing cost?
  • What’s the point at which consumers will stop paying for continuous content over free?
  • Can liberating content through abandoning paywalls increase revenue?
10:55 - 11:15 20 mins
Video developing challenges and ZTE's practices
  • Speaker Gu Haifeng - International marketing director of big video product, ZTE Corporation
11:15 - 11:50 35 mins
Morning Networking Break
11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
The sporting opportunity: Developing communities with strong content verticals
  • Speaker Ladislav Bartos - VP of Product - APAC, DAZN
  • What’s so special about Sports and Live streaming?
  • Why is growing the sports fan base so important?
  • The future potentials of OTT Sports streaming.
12:10 - 12:45 35 mins
How is Sports Content Redefining the APAC Streaming Landscape?
  • Speaker Ladislav Bartos - VP of Product - APAC, DAZN
  • Moderator Unmish Parthasarathi - CEO, Pictureboard
  • Speaker William Lee - Head of Digital Products and Innovation, BeIn
  • Speaker Matt Jones - CEO, OVO
12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
Keynote Fireside Chat: Looking at the E-SPORTS Explosion
  • Speaker Akshat Rathee - Managing Director, Nodwin Gaming
  • Moderator Unmish Parthasarathi - CEO, Pictureboard
  • Speaker Oskar Feng - Founder and CEO, Global Electronic Sports Championship (GESC)
  • Speaker Matt Jones - CEO, OVO
13:15 - 14:15 60 mins
Lunch Break
14:15 - 14:50 35 mins
Fireside Chat: How are social platforms changing consumer consumption habits?
  • Moderator Jun Wen - Senior Research Analyst - Online Video, IHS Markit
  • Speaker Carl Cheng - Head of Entertainment Partnerships - SEA, GCN, Twitter
  • News consumption in a social age
  • With a mobile first audience and millennial stakeholders, how are content owners making social platforms a destination?
  • How has social media changed the way consumers interact with traditional broadcasters?
14:50 - 15:25 35 mins
Fireside Chat: Can the concept of loyalty exist in an age of choice?
  • Speaker Reed Anderson - CTO True Digital and Media Platform, True Corp
  • Moderator Vanita Kohli Khandekar - Media Specialist & Author, Business Standard
  • A look into the future of a consolidated media landscape.
  • What will the convergence of media and telco players look like?
  • What does the current proliferation of players mean for new market entrants?
15:25 - 16:00 35 mins
Networking Break
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
APAC Video Business in digital TV distribution models & content strategies
  • Speaker Charlene Lai - Chief Growth Officer, OpenSky.TV
16:20 - 17:05 45 mins
How can service providers negotiate a commitment to both OTT and Linear TV?
  • Panelist Ankit Kumar - Head of Market Communications and Brand Manager Airtel Internet TV, Airtel
  • Moderator Vanita Kohli Khandekar - Media Specialist & Author, Business Standard
  • Panelist Christophe Hochart - Founder & CEO, OONA
  • Panelist Geet Lulla - Managing Director - India, APAC & ME, Gracenote
  • Panelist Kranti Gada - Chief Operating Officer (COO), Shemaroo Entertainment
  • What are the most successful business models for an over saturated market?
  • Have you found the right platform for your content?
  • Addressing user experience – multi-screen – seamless viewing OTT and PayTV
  • Maintaining high ARPU Pay-TV subscribers whilst offering flexible options for young and cordless audiences.
17:05 - 19:05 120 mins
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