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20 Nov 2019

Category: Tradeshows

To UHD and Beyond 

KOBA 2017 – the 27th Korea International Broadcast, Audio & Lighting Equipment show kicked off in Seoul this
May. With the appropriate theme “To UHD and Beyond”, 4K production is the new broadcasting standard that’s
already generating serious interest from producers. Netflix’s prestigious and hugely popular House of Cards won a
Cinematography Emmy and it was no coincidence that it was shot in 4K. K. Dass examines the state of play.

Next-generation user experiences and content search 

For decades, subscribers and service providers in the US and Europe have associated TiVo with advanced pay- TV products and services. Today, the broadcast solution innovator is strategically expanding its footprint in Asia- Pacific, with service providers such as Reliance Jio in India. Sue Couto, TiVo’s Senior Vice President of APAC Sales, is responsible for the overall sales strategy for software solutions in the region. Sue tells K. Dass that TiVo’s next-generation solutions will soon be available on several different platforms for roll-out in the region.

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Content Extravaganza 

On a macro level, the Hong Kong TV industry is undergoing a significant transformation. The separation from traditional to digital is widening, with competition becoming more intense than before. But at a micro level, interest in Western formats has subsided over the years, resulting in an increase in the popularity of Korean content and HK originals.

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CASBAA, 25 years in the making 

All the major players catering to Asia-Pacific’s ever-growing pay-TV base (cable operators, satellite, channels, IPTV, OTT and VR platforms, streaming service etc) are expected to pack their luggage and arrive at Studio City Resort and Casino complex in Macau for CASBAA’s 25th birthday party. Christopher Slaughter tells K. Dass what you will miss if you don’t make it to the party.