CASBAA ,APMI to organise seminar on Broadcast Content

Hong Kong : Indonesian government agencies, the pay-TV industry organisation Asosiasi Penyelenggara Multimedia Indonesia (APMI) and the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) will gather next Monday December 14th at the Gran Melia Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia for the “Protection of Broadcast Content: An Indonesian Seminar”.

The one-day seminar will focus on critical issues such as “Why protect broadcast content”; “How premium content is the basis for a modern pay-TV industry” and “How technology makes it possible to protect broadcast content”.

“Content is always the key driver for channels and broadcasters to attract audience and advertisers. We should respect content copyright and protect the interests of content owners and distributors in order to promote a healthy environment for the industry,” said Simon Twiston Davies, CEO of CASBAA.

The event kicks off with welcome remarks from a representative of the Minister for Justice and Human Rights. Keynoted by Raditya Dika, a noted Indonesian author, screenwriter and comedian, other speakers include: Acting Director General for Information and Communications (Depkominfo), Bambang Subijantoro , Director of Copyright, Arry Ardanta Sigit , APMI Secretary-General, Arya Mahendra Sinulingga and President Director of Telkomvision, Elvizar KH.

CASBAA and its Indonesian partners have organised this seminar to link with a two-day international symposium on signal piracy being held in Jakarta by the APEC and ASEAN regional organisations and the US Patent and Trademark Office. CASBAA, with its Asian regional experience and connections, is acting as program consultant to the international organisations.

“Thanks to the support of the local and international government bodies, industry associations and all the speakers, these two Seminars next week will be a strong communication platform to examine the critical issues of broadcast content protection,” added Twiston Davies.

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