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Source: CASBAA
More Than Talk at CASBAA Convention 2011

HONG KONG, Oct 7, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - CASBAA today revealed an enhanced speaker lineup for the CASBAA Convention 2011. Themed TV365: Watch Closely!, the show will be staged in Hong Kong, October 31st - November 3rd at the Grand Hyatt.

"The powerful line-up drawn from networks, governments, ad agencies and media, reflects the importance of CASBAA's role as the voice of multichannel TV in Asia", said Simon Twiston Davies, CEO, CASBAA. "From industry leaders to key analysts, our annual Convention attracts the best of business through the exchange of essential information and innovative ideas."

This year's top-tier line up of speakers includes:

Jeff Shell, President, NBC Universal International - Comcast & NBC Universal: A vision for Pay-TV
Shell is responsible for overseeing the operations of all NBC Universal International businesses including International TV Distribution, Global Television Networks and International Television Production and responsible for identifying and executing all international growth opportunities for both NBC Universal, and the Comcast Corporation.

Liang Xiao Tao, President, CITVC - China TV at Home and Abroad
Liang was successively appointed as the Director of Advertisement & Economy Information Centre, the Director of News Centre, and the Director of Chief Editor Office of CCTV. He was promoted as the Vice Chief Editor of CCTV in 2010, and has served as the President of the China International TV Corporation since January of 2011.

Blair Westlake, Corporate VP, Media and Entertainment Group, Microsoft Talking TV
Westlake liaises for Microsoft with the media and entertainment industries, including Hollywood studios, global broadcasters, cable/satellite programmers and the music industry. He directs business development, policies and all content licensing for Microsoft services and products including Xbox, Zune, Windows PC and Windows Phones. Westlake is a seasoned media and entertainment industry veteran, with more than 25 years experience.

Representing the diversity of multichannel TV in Asia, the CASBAA Convention 2011 closely examines the evolution of the Asia Pacific market and the role consumers play in driving growth in the new broadcast universe 365 days-a-year with distribution to more than 365 million multichannel TV homes in Asia on a 360-degree range of platforms and devices.

For more information about the CASBAA Convention 2011, please visit http://www.casbaa.com .

The CASBAA Convention 2011 is generously sponsored by Turner Broadcasting, Eurosport, ABS, APT, AsiaSat, Bloomberg Television, CNBC Asia Pacific, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, Disney, Fashion One, Fashiontv, Food Network Asia, France 24, GE Satellite, Globecast, HBO Asia, Intelsat, Invest Hong Kong, Irdeto, ITV Granada, Life Inspired, MEASAT, MGM Channel, MTV Networks, Paul, Weiss, Playboy TV International, PwC, RRsat, SES, Synovate, Time Warner, TV5MONDE, Universal Networks International, YouTube and WarnerTV.

About CASBAA

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.

Contact:
Roomila Chandra
Bite Communications 
[email protected]
Tel: +852 2534 8721 

Desmond Chung
PR & Communications Manager, CASBAA
[email protected]
Tel: +852 3929 1712



Source: CASBAA

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Broadcast
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