|Thursday, 28 October 2010, 13:33 HKT/SGT|
|- Ian Carroll Wins CASBAA Chairman's Award |
HONG KONG, Oct 28, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - At the close of the CASBAA Convention 2010 today, it was announced that Ian Carroll, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Turner Broadcasting Systems, Asia Pacific, Inc., has been awarded the prestigious Annual CASBAA Chairman's Award.
"Ian has provided invaluable counsel and inspiration to the CASBAA Board for the last four years," said Marcel Fenez, Chairman of CASBAA. "The Award is in recognition of his tireless support of CASBAA's agenda, and reaching out to engage operators, advertisers and governments. Over the past year, he has been particularly involved in formulating CASBAA's approach to the fast changing digital world."
Mr. Carroll, who oversees business development and manages the distribution of Turner's services across Asia Pacific, said "I'm honored, and consider that this award reflects all of our efforts towards growing the pay-TV industry in Asia to what it is today. I'd like to particularly thank my mentors as well as all the fantastic people I have worked with over fifteen years of CASBAA Conventions."
The second day of the Convention 2010 saw new conversations around the key drivers for pay-TV growth, new ways for the industry to monetize content across diverse media, and global insights on the technologies consumers are likely to expect moving forward.
Highlights today included:
"In Conversation with Gary Wang," in which the Tudou.com founder discussed the online video boom in China, and what to expect next in this rapidly changing market;
"Who's Playing Away?" with Andrea Radrizzani, MP & Silva and Scott Levy, NBA Asia, discussed Sports TV and its use as a driver of subscription revenues now and in the future;
"Advertising on the Loose" explored the changing dynamic between broadcasters and advertisers.
The CASBAA Convention 2010 concluded with "The Show Stopper" in which industry visionaries from Hulu, Microsoft, Google and Adobe examined the future of content, technology and global entertainment. 2010 was a record year for attendance, with 1,000 participants from multichannel television, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery organizations.
To view photo of CASBAA Chairman's Award, please visit www.casbaa.com/ftpdir/Press%20Release/Chairmans_Award.jpg.
Casbaa is THE trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific. It serves to make the video industry stronger and healthier through promoting the common interests of its members. Casbaa leads the fight against video piracy, publishes in-depth reports and hosts conferences and seminars aimed to support a vibrant video industry. For more information, visit www.casbaa.com.
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