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Programme

Tuesday 7 July 2015

Welcome & Opening Address

Welcome

  • Col Dr Natee Sukonrat, Vice Chairman, The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Opening Speaker

  • Air Chief Marshall Thares Punsri, Chairman, The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Session 1: Market Overview

  • How is the face of broadcasting changing in ASEAN countries?
  • How do demographics and geography affect the rate of change?
  • Where are the opportunities for growth and innovation in the broadcasting market - do they exist?

In the Chair

  • Assoc Professor Sudharma Yoonaidharma, Dean, School of Law, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce; President, Academy of Public & Enterprise Policy & Regulation

Keynote

  • Dr Judhariksawan, Chairman, Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI)

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Overview

  • Andrew Marshall, Co- Chairman, Regulatory and Anti-piracy Committee, CASBAA

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Speaker

  • Jeremy Olivier, Head of Internet Policy, Ofcom-Office of Communications, UK

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Discussants

  • Dr Judhariksawan, Chairman, Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI)
  • Andrew Marshall, Co- Chairman, Regulatory and Anti-piracy Committee, CASBAA

Session 2: Transition to digital communications /digital switchover

  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Giving access to rural populations

In the Chair

  • Col Dr Natee Sukonrat, Vice Chairman, The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Speakers 

  • Tony George, Manager Broadcasting Carriage Policy, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

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  • Ling Pek Ling, Project Director of the Digital Broadcasting Deployment Office, Media Development Authority Singapore (MDA)

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  • Haniza Ros Nasaruddin, Chief Commercial Officer, MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Dr Kim Sarin, Deputy Director, Broadcasting Department of Ministry of Information, Cambodia

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Session 3: Regulatory responses to the new media landscape

  • Encouraging local content
  • Must carry or must have rules
  • OTT and streamed content / OTT Regulations

In the Chair

  • Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Director General, International Institute of Communications (IIC)

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Speakers Include

  • Tom Pentefountas, Vice Chairman - Broadcasting, Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
  • Joan Warner, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial  Radio Australia,  Chairperson of the WorldDMB Asia Pacific Committee and WorldDMB Steering Board member

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  • Mohamad Ali Hanafiah Mohamad Yunus, Chief Officer, Content Security and Innovation, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

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Session 4: View from the industry

In the Chair

  • Matt Pollins, Associate, Olswang Asia

Speakers Include

  • Dr Amal Punchihewa, Director Technology, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

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  • Heiko Zysk, Vice President Governmental Relations & Head of European Affairs at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG

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  • Matthew Kurlanzik, Director of Government Relations, Asia, 21st Century Fox

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Close of Day 1


Wednesday 8 July 2015

Keynote

  • Tom Pentefountas, Vice Chairman - Broadcasting, Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Session 5: Empowering the user

  • Relevance of content regulation in a digital world
  • Protection of minors
  • Communications literacy
  • The effect on social media / contents in a borderless world

In the Chair

  • Supinya Klangnarong, Commissioner, NBTC

Speakers

  • Asst. Prof. Pirongrong Ramasoota Rananand, Department of Journalism and Information, Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University; Member of the Content Board, Broadcast Section, The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

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  • Khin Maung Win, Deputy Executive Director, Deputy Chief Editor, Democratic Voice of Burma
  • Edgardo Legaspi, Executive Director, South East Asian Press Alliance, Philippines

Session 6: Competition in the Digital TV and Digital Radio markets

  • Ensuring access
  • What will the future be in terms of regulation/competition: Pay TV vs. OTT vs. cable etc?
  • Pricing
  • Funding: advertising, subscription, state aid

In the Chair

  • Dr Thawatchai Jittrapanun, Commissioner, NBTC

Speakers

  • Dr Piyabutr Bunaramrueng, Assistant Professor in Law, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce

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  • Joan Warner, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial  Radio Australia,  Chairperson of the WorldDMB Asia Pacific Committee and WorldDMB Steering Board member

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The particular case of the Premier League in the UK

  • Jeremy Olivier, Head of Internet Policy, Ofcom-Office of Communications, UK

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Session 7: Spectrum Issues

  • Digital dividend
  • Digital divide
  • Interference issues
  • Connected devices and requirements for spectrum

In the Chair

  • Dr Amal Punchihewa, Director Technology, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)

Speakers 

  • Tony George, Manager Broadcasting Carriage Policy, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

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  • Parita Wongchutinat, Executive Director, Broadcasting Technology and Engineering Bureau, NBTC

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  • Faizah Zainal Abidin, Head of Spectrum Planning Division, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

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Closing remarks

  • Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Director General, International Institute of Communications (IIC)

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