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Create Hong Kong Provides Sponsorship for CASBAA Convention 2013

HONG KONG, Oct 17, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has continued to support the CASBAA Convention under the CreateSmart Initiative (CSI) this year. It has been the fourth consecutive year for CreateHK to be the Leading Sponsor of CASBAA Convention by providing free tickets for Hong Kong SMEs and students as part of their Community Outreach Programme.

Since 2010, this free ticket sponsorship arrangement allows students from local universities enrolled in relevant courses, and designated SMEs to participate in the Convention to learn more about the multichannel TV industry and to network with established companies and executives from across the region. In the past three years, over 300 students and SMEs have benefitted under the sponsorship.

"The TV sector is one of the components of our creative industries. As the dedicated office to spearhead the development of local creative industries, CreateHK is pleased to sponsor the Community Outreach Programme again, with a view to providing more opportunities for our SMEs and students to learn the latest industry trends and meet with key industry players," said Mr Jerry Liu, Head of CreateHK.

"CASBAA greatly appreciates the continued support shown by CreateHK and believes that Hong Kong and its creative industries are at the forefront of innovation in the broadcast sector," said Christopher Slaughter, CEO, CASBAA. "The CASBAA Convention 2013 aims to bring together key players from Asia and around the world to help facilitate the future growth of the city's multichannel TV sector and associated industries."

CreateHK provides financial support to projects that are conducive to the development of creative industries in Hong Kong through its HK$600 million CSI. Other projects and activities sponsored by the CSI include internship and graduate trainee programmes; opportunities for SMEs and creative talents to participate in overseas exhibitions and competitions; online and mobile platforms for creative industries; and signature events to promotion Hong Kong as Asia's creative capital.

For more information about the CSI, please visit http://www.createhk.gov.hk/en/csi.

The annual CASBAA Convention, to be held on 21-24 October at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, will bring together a range of creative industries from the content, technology, distribution and media sectors in Hong Kong, in the Asia Pacific and around the world, along with investors, government regulators and industry visionaries. The Convention will facilitate discussion on and shape the future of the broadcast industry, including OTT services, marketing and advertising, technology, satellite and spectrum issues, market spotlights and intellectual property.

Also supporting the CASBAA Convention this year are Presenting Gala Sponsor Turner International Asia Pacific and sponsors Accedo, active TV, Akamai, AMC/Sundance Channel Global, APT Satellite, Asia Broadcast Satellite, AsiaSat, Bloomberg Television, Brightcove Inc., CCTV News Content, Channel NewsAsia, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, Disney, Dolby Laboratories, Elemental Technologies, Ericsson, euronews, Eutelsat, FIGHT SPORTS Network, France 24, GlobeCast, Intelsat, Invest Hong Kong, Irdeto, ITV Choice, Lightning International, MEASAT Global Berhad, MEZZO, Movideo, now TV, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Playboy Plus Entertainment Inc., PwC, Scripps Networks, SES, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Sony Pictures Television Networks, TBN Asia, Time Warner, TRACE, TrueVisions, TV5MONDE, Verimatrix, Viacom International Media Networks, Vivicast Media and WarnerTV.

For more information, please visit www.casbaaconvention.com.

About CASBAA

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, and more information, please visit www.casbaa.com .

About CreateHK

Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a dedicated office set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to spearhead the development of Hong Kong's creative industries. Set up in June 2009, CreateHK co-ordinates the Government policy regarding creative industries, focuses Government's resources catering for the promotion and speeding up of the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries.

CreateHK also administers the HK$600 million CreateSmart Initiative (CSI) to provide funding support for projects conducive to the development of Hong Kong's creative industries, and the HK$320 million Film Development Fund (FDF) which provides financial support for projects conducive to the long-term development of the local film industry.

Contact:
Desmond Chung
Associate Director, PR & Communications
CASBAA
Tel: +852-3929-1712
Email: [email protected]

Disclaimer:

Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Broadcast
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