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CASBAA: Bill Roedy of MTV International

Running notes from on stage interview of Bill Roedy, CEO and Chairman MTV International. LOCALIZATION“MTV launched into localized content ‘back before it was cool’”.“At the time, this was controversial because of opening local offices, transponders and all the expense. Now the local strategy has hooked us into many centers of cool around the world.” “Our
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Marcopoto, Millenials and Stunning Complacency

Stunning complacency shown by pay TV industry executives following a great panel by Steve Marcopoto, the Hong Kong-based president of Turner Broadcasting System Asia. Steve’s panel featured four high school students talking about their media consumption habits and afterwards the audience was polled to find out whether they thought Asia’s pay TV industry was doing
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Asian Media: Cheeriness at CASBAA Amid the Crisis

Anyone eager for a little cheeriness amid the financial maelstrom would have found a relatively high level of optimism at this morning’s panel on media investment at the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia convention. Moderated by May Lee of Lotus Media House, the panelists fought the perception that Asia and the world are
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CASBAA Liveblog – Running Notes

Attending the CASBAA annual convention on Cable and Satellite industry in Asia. Some notes from today, the first day. Will update periodically. UPDATE: Follow conference on Twitter, David Wolf is also updating with the #casbaa tag. Marcel Fenez of PwCAsia’s pay tv had 17 percent growth last year to 300 million subscribers, 62 million of
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