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BroadcastAsia2016 Show Review

BroadcastAsia2016 saw close to 17,000 international trade attendees over the 4-day event from 31 May – 3 June at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Trade attendees from the broadcasting, film / production / cinematography and post production industries were treated with the latest range of innovations that are reshaping the broadcasting and digital media industry.

The plethora of activities specially crafted for the industry created buzz on the showfloor and allowed attendees to bring away knowledge and insights from experts. Networking opportunities were aplenty as more connections were made, deals signed and engagement began.

Activities on the Showfloor
Excited visitors filled the exhibition hallways in search of the latest technologies.
Excited visitors filled the exhibition hallways in search of the latest technologies.
What better way to experience than to have a feel and experiment with the actual product?
What better way to experience than to have a feel and experiment with the actual product?
Visitors listening attentively to exhibitors' demonstration
Visitors listening attentively to exhibitors’ demonstration
Avid, one of the 14 companies that took up the Hospitality Suites, welcomed their guests to their exclusive suite.
Avid, one of the 14 companies that took up the Hospitality Suites, welcomed their guests to their exclusive suite.
Visitors

Digital Asset Management, OTT, Video over IP, Audio over IP, Virtual Reality and many others were some of the trending technologies presented to the visitors from across the regions. The event saw close to 12,000 trade visitors from 85 countries / regions; with a total of 20 group delegations from Bangladesh, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

showreview2016_visitors_graph* Preliminary statistics before audit.


Learn from the Experts and Network with Peers

Award-winning sound designer, Dave Whitehead’s session at the Post I Production Hub attracted huge crowds when he shared on the Art and Technique of Sound Design for Feature Film.
Award-winning sound designer, Dave Whitehead’s session at the Post I Production Hub attracted huge crowds when he shared on the Art and Technique of Sound Design for Feature Film.
Attentive visitors making a pitstop at one of the exhibitors’ stand during the guided Technology Tour.
Attentive visitors making a pitstop at one of the exhibitors’ stand during the guided Technology Tour.
Latest solutions on non-linear broadcasting solutions were found in the TV Everywhere! Zone.
Latest solutions on non-linear broadcasting solutions were found in the TV Everywhere! Zone.
Audio Professionals were able to find a wide range of professional audio technologies by key exhibitors.
Audio Professionals were able to find a wide range of professional audio technologies by key exhibitors.
Visitors were networking while taking a break at the Power Up Lounge.
Visitors were networking while taking a break at the Power Up Lounge.
Exclusive Power Networking Reception for C-levels from the broadcasting and telecommunications industries and selected exhibitors.
Exclusive Power Networking Reception for C-levels from the broadcasting and telecommunications industries and selected exhibitors.


Visitors’ Accolades

“I found at least 5 of the Best OTT solution providers at BroadcastAsia! It is truly a one-stop platform. I also brought along my team of 20 staff to the show. This is definitely a fruitful experience!”

Phan Tien Dung
CTO, Vietnam Digital Television, Vietnam

“I have been a regular visitor in the past three years and BroadcastAsia has never disappointed me. The show has been my most effective source of updates for the production and post production industry segment since it covers an extensive aspect of the latest technology including lightings, camera, project mapping and creative solutions. In fact, I had already purchased a few equipment!”

Anthony Wong
Chief Instructor, Camou Studio & Academy Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Exhibitors

Spread across Level 4 & 5 of Marina Bay Sands, a total of 626 exhibitors from 41 countries / regions, including 11 international group pavilions participated in BroadcastAsia2016.

The countries / regions represented include:

Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belarus, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vietnam.

Exhibitors’ Testimonials

“BroadcastAsia provided the perfect opportunity to showcase how Dell can support the democratisation of VR for the masses in areas such as Education, Architecture & Real Estate, Manufacturing, and Advertising. We have had overwhelming response at the booth, and look forward to developing new partnerships in furthering the growth of VR in the APJ region.”

Harveenpal Singh
Business Development Lead, Precision Workstation, Client Solutions, Dell APJ

“We were very impressed with the level of real demand for the next generation IP-based broadcast systems. We had an overwhelming response to the new systems we launched in Asia for the first time at BroadcastAsia. From revenue-generating systems like Paywizard and Starfish right through to the revolutionary Electricfriends camera robotic system that we use to great effect with Vizrt in their augmented reality demos.”

Fintan Mc Kiernan
Chief Executive Officer, Ideal Systems SEA

“The crowd at BroadcastAsia have been most encouraging, with great interest and support for my presentations and demonstrations at the Avid booth and at the Post Production Hub. I’m grateful for the opportunity to travel to Singapore to share my experiences and techniques with fellow sound enthusiasts. I hope the experiences I have shared might help fellow filmmakers and producers enhance the cinema experience for their audience.”

Dave Whitehead
Sound Designer, White Noise Ltd

Conference

The BroadcastAsia2016 International Conference and 7th Creative Content Production Conference jointly brought together a total of 540 delegates and 130 speakers.

The BroadcastAsia2016 International Conference consisted of 8 tracks and 2 post-conference workshops.
This year, we’ve launched 3 new tracks and 2 new workshops focusing on:

  • The Business of Connected eEntertainment
  • IP Broadcasting & TVE Technologies
  • Broadcast Standards & Video Encoding Technologies
  • Workshop: Speed, Accuracy, Quality – Meeting the Content Needs of Today’s Demanding TV Viewers
  • Workshop: Short-Form Content Production and Distribution

Built around the theme “Integrating Technologies, Experiencing Content”, the 2016 edition of the conference was designed to address key industry topics such as the Traditional TV Vs. Digital TV: Is the ‘New Alliance’ Content Delivery a Way Forward, Policy and Regulatory Aspects of OTT, Moving from SDI to IP, Accelerators for the TVE Business, Virtual Reality – The Next Big Thing in Broadcast, How Big Data Drives OTT Profits and many more…

Some new speakers at BroadcastAsia2016 International Conference include Netflix, Hulu, icFlix, Vanmedia Group, 21st Century Fox, Genflix, Aljazeera Media Network, MNC Group, Sport Singapore and Public Television Services Taiwan.

The 7th Creative Content Production Conference, in collaboration with SAAVA, had attendees comprising film and TV content creators, content owners, producers, directors, content distributors, and financiers. The 2016 edition of the conference discussed key topics including Content Acquisition Business Models for Digital Distribution and Marketing, All About the IP – Producing Contemporary Trans-Platform Content, Co – Production Synergy in Creating Innovative Content and Audiences Experience, Strategies for Film Exhibition and Distribution, Collaborating with Sales Agents and Understanding the Worldwide Rights.

Key speakers include: HOOQ, FremantleMedia Asia, Advent Media Group, DragonSlate Media, XTREME Media, Bomanbridge Media, Darpan Singapore, Barking Cow Media Group, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Redbridge TV & Film Production, NBCUniversal, Hub Media Group, MediaCorp, Pozible, SN Global Holdings and Aurora Media Capital.

The Captains of Industry Dialogue 1 - Jason Dasey from ESPN opening the discussion on traditional TV vs. Digital TV and joining him are speakers are Glenn van Zutphen (VanMedia Group), Nilesh Zaveri (Discovery Networks),  Gregg Creevey (Multi Channel Asia) and David Weiland (BBC Worldwide).
The Captains of Industry Dialogue 1 – Jason Dasey from ESPN opening the discussion on Traditional TV vs. Digital TV together with Glenn van Zutphen (VanMedia Group), Nilesh Zaveri (Discovery Networks), Gregg Creevey (Multi Channel Asia) and David Weiland (BBC Worldwide).
Attendees are captivated by the "captains" animated discussion
Attendees are captivated by the “captains” animated discussion
Networking is on a full swing with attendees exchanging business cards
Networking is on a full swing with attendees exchanging business cards
Keynote address by Mickey Kim (Google) on Changing TV Landscape and Smart Ways to Stream on Your Screen.
Keynote address by Mickey Kim (Google) on Changing TV Landscape and Smart Ways to Stream on Your Screen.

Delegates’ Quotes

“BroadcastAsia2016 provided an international platform to grasp with current challenges facing the broadcasting industry. Sharing of wisdom and new innovations like the “all-in-one” set top box is very valuable.”

Lumke Mtimae
Director, Sentech South Africa

“BroadcastAsia and its rich and versatile conference programme is a mandatory item on my calendar every year. It allows us to catch up efficiently on all the latest news and trends emerging all across APAC and to link with our partners and potential customers in a clearly laid out and well-consolidated floor arrangement.”

Alexander Zink
Senior Business Development and Manager, Fraunhofer ITS

“The case studies from the broadcasters around the world were eye opening. Broadcasters are clearly living in a digital world where immersive experiences that benefits consumers are at the centre. Sport Singapore and Korea broadcasting system displayed this perfectly with the SEA Games case study and TVUT app.”

Natan Edelsburg
EVP, Shorty Awards and Muck Rack

“BroadcastAsia is a fantastic forum for the APAC region’s most innovative and high-performing broadcasters, studios, multichannel distributors, vendors and professional service providers to come together and shape this important and dynamic industry”

Eric F. Bruzek
Director and Partner – APAC, IBB Consulting Group

“Great event with many interesting topics. I suggest a few roundtable discussions among vendors / industry leaders. See you in 2017!”

Mohamed Abuagla
CIO/CTO, Aljazeera Media Network

“The Creative Content Production Conference is a rare and productive opportunity to gather the best and brightest of Southeast Asia’s filmed content producers and film makers together to share experiences, learn new insights and plot the regions filmmaking future.”

Leon Tan
CEO, DragonSlate Media

For feedback on the programme, and speaking opportunities for 2017, please email Velarie at velarie.lojumbung@sesallworld.com

BroadcastAsia2017

BroadcastAsia is moving to Suntec Singapore next year and will be a 3-day event! See you next year from 23 – 25 May 2017, Tuesday to Thursday.

CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT2017 will take place on the same days at Marina Bay Sands.

Shuttle buses will ply between Suntec Singapore and Marina Bay Sands.

Join our mailing list and be kept informed of the event. If you are interested in booking a stand, please contact Mr. Calvin Koh / Ms. Merliyn Low at BroadcastAsia@sesallworld.com.


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