Jaeson Ma

Chairman & Co-Founder


Apr 25, 08:20 – 08:40
A global Game

The strategies, platforms and partnerships that are reinventing media businesses across Asia and the world.

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DAY 0, Apr 24

Welcome Reception

18:00 – 20:00

Chandra Surya, Ayana


DAY 1, Apr 25

Breakfast and Registration

07:10 – 08:10

Ballroom Foyer, Ayana


The Great Convergence

The value of content and new communities of interest is being reset, as the telecoms, media, ecommerce and technology industries collide and regroup. As brands seek to drive engagement and share of spend, what is there to look forward to and what is there to fear across key Asia Pacific markets?

08:10 – 08:30

Opening address & presentation
Vivek Couto, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Media Partners Asia

Content & The Future Of Telecoms In Asia

Five telco giants are scaling networks and strategies to focus on data and customer innovation. As voice and SMS revenues fade, content and commerce are moving center-stage, led by a focus on sports, entertainment and games. How is execution playing out? How much of the consumer wallet can telcos grab, and with which platforms and partnerships?

08:30 – 09:20

Panel discussion
Somchai Lertsutiwong, CEO, AIS
Ernest Cu, President & CEO, Globe Telecom
Allen Lew, CEO, Optus
Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO, Consumer Singapore, Singtel
Alistair D. Johnston, Director & Chief Marketing Officer, Telkomsel

China’s Content & Network Transformation

China’s production and distribution ecosystems are in near-constant flux, fueled by ever-expanding opportunity and scale. CMC, the country’s first media-oriented VC firm, and pan-entertainment group Ciwen Media are at the forefront of these changes. What kind of bets are they making, and how are they evaluating risks and reward as China’s media market enters a critical phase?

09:20 – 10:00

In focus
Thomas Hui, COO, CMC Holdings
Ma Zhongjun, Chairman & President, Ciwen Media

Next-Generation Media In Southeast Asia

Philippine telco major PLDT has the potential to create a new role for itself, with a portfolio of broadcast, production, pay-TV and broadband assets, as well as a commitment to invest US$1 billion per year in its network to support video consumption. How is PLDT’s roadmap changing, and how is its approach to product execution, customer experience, and content investment evolving, and with what returns?

10:00 – 10:20

In conversation with PLDT
Manuel Pangilinan, President & CEO, PLDT

Viacom’s Playbook For Global Growth

Viacom’s international business is at the forefront of the company’s transformation, characterized by forays into mobile and OTT distribution as well as deep investments into key local markets. How can Viacom build on this base as the competitive landscape and the definition of scale changes quickly, and what role will major territories in Asia Pacific play?

10:20 – 10:40

In conversation with Viacom
David Lynn, President & CEO, Viacom International Media Networks

10:40 – 11:00

Tea & Coffee


The Amazon Way: Spotlight On India & Japan

Amazon has a clear idea how it wants to expand its media offering, and how it will work with content partners to reach its target audience. We explore the dynamics, data and audiences that drive these partnerships in two cornerstone markets, India and Japan, and how Amazon plans to navigate competition for content, talent and consumer spend.

11:00 – 11:30

Panel discussion
James Farrell, Head of Content, Amazon Prime Video, Asia-Pacific
Ritesh Sidhwani, Co-Founder & Film Producer, Excel Entertainment
Akihiko Okamoto, Co-President & COO, Yoshimoto Kogyo

Discovery’s Next Evolution

Having completed its acquisition of Scripps, how can Discovery – one of the world’s largest real-world entertainment content providers – compete, monetize and scale in the global digital video marketplace, including China, India and Asia Pacific?

11:30 – 11:50

In conversation with Discovery
Jean-Briac Perrette, President & CEO, Discovery Networks International

Revitalizing The Power Of Premium

Malaysia’s leading media & entertainment company needs to keep evolving, as it seeks to recapture lost ground and hone its appeal among its core customer base. How will Astro target and drive new sources of growth for premium content at home and abroad through content strategies, partnerships and technological innovation?

11:50 – 12:10

In conversation with Astro
Rohana Rozhan, Executive Director & Group CEO, Astro Malaysia

Live Sports: Scaling Globally

Combat sports have attracted plenty of hopeful investors and entrepreneurs as well as fighters in Asia, as a potentially underexploited genre with a deep heritage. With local competition and diversity, what does it take to build and truly scale a global franchise across events, TV and streaming, and what do the economics look like?

12:10 – 12:30

In conversation with One Championship
Chatri Sityodtong, Founder, Chairman & CEO, One Championship

YouTube In Asia: Mobile & Monetization

YouTube’s prominent role in distributing and monetizing online video content has placed the platform center-stage in the ongoing debate about digital disruption and transformation. What’s next for the streaming giant in key APAC markets such as Australia, India, Japan and Southeast Asia, where it forms the bedrock of new digital video ecosystems?

12:30 – 12:50

In conversation with YouTube
Gautam Anand, MD, Asia Pacific Partnerships & Operations, YouTube


12:50 – 14:00

Padi Restaurant, Ayana


The Future of Home Broadband & Entertainment

Leveraging an advanced fixed network, Hong Kong’s HKBN has tapped TVB OTT offering MyTV to anchor the growth of bundled broadband entertainment in Hong Kong. We deep dive into the partnership case study, focusing on consumption, pricing and future sustainability.

14:00 – 14:20

In focus
William Yeung, CEO, Hong Kong Broadband Network
SK Cheong, Executive Director & GM, Television Broadcasts

Telco Reinvention In Taiwan

High-speed mobile broadband is ubiquitous in Taiwan, prompting telcos to look for new ways to monetize their networks and for new sources of growth. With 4G a consumer reality, what’s next in terms of services, delivery, investment priorities and business evolution, and what will it take to get there?

14:20 – 14:35

In conversation with Taiwan Mobile
James Jeng, President, Taiwan Mobile

Paths To Value Creation For TV & Digital Video

PCCW is entering a new cycle of combat at home and abroad, as the company deepens its investment in original productions across TV and digital video while looking to scalably monetize advertising and subscription dollars in OTT.

14:35 – 14:50

In conversation with PCCW
Janice Lee, MD, PCCW Media Group

Premium Content In A Streaming World

The rules of premium content are being rewritten, redefining possibilities for Asian & Hollywood content owners and distributors as online video enters the mainstream. How are windows, rights, investment and ROI changing, and how well are existing and potential future digital video platforms able to scale?

14:50 – 15:20

Panel discussion
Daphne Yang, CEO, CatchPlay Group
Rohit D’Silva, EVP & MD (Southeast Asia, Hong Kong & Australia), Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific & Middle East
Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia
Ricky Ow, President, Turner International Asia Pacific

The Rising Complexity Of Content Sales

Content licensing is becoming an increasingly intricate affair where global, regional and local platforms present a myriad of potential deals. How can rights-holders balance the sometimes conflicting demands of new and traditional platforms, and how do they disrupt themselves to get the most out of a constantly changing market, and shake themselves out of a cost-plus licensing comfort zone?

15:20 – 15:35

In conversation with Twentieth Century Fox
Gina Brogi, President, Global Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution

15:35 – 15:55

Tea & Coffee


India In The Age of Digital Convergence

Competitive forces are on the move in India, as OTT and digital video proliferate, cable digitalization enters its final stages, DTH consolidates and IP owners focus on new options for growth. Key players review the road ahead.

15:55 – 16:35

In focus
Rajan Gupta, MD, Hathway Cable & Datacom
Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO, Tata Sky
Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18

A New Lease Of Life In Korean TV

JTBC, one of Korea’s leading broadcasters, has attained new milestones for success in one of Asia’s most connected and competitive TV markets, thanks to strong momentum in news and entertainment. How can JTBC sustain this success, and where else can it find growth?

16:35 – 16:50

In conversation with JTBC
Suyoung Lee, Director, Corporate Strategy & Programming, JTBC

A Long-Term Vision For Korean Entertainment

The longevity of the Korean wave continues to strengthen a domestic production sector with a talent for local and regional success. How much more room is there to diversify and grow as competition and costs ramp up at home and abroad, and what can hit-makers do to ensure growth is sustainable and long-term?

16:50 – 17:20

Panel discussion
Jay Ji, CEO, Huayi Brothers Korea
Joon Lee, Founder & CEO, LYD Networks
Hyun Park, Co-Head, Warner Bros. TV Production & Acquisitions, Korea


19:00 – 22:00

Rimba Lawn, Rimba West


DAY 2, Apr 26


07:30 – 08:30

Ballroom Foyer, Ayana


The New Digital Economy

How are digital ecosystems and competitive dynamics developing, especially in large digital markets such as China, India, Indonesia and Japan, and what do these changes mean for online video distribution and monetization? What are the trends in consumption and revenue generation across Asia Pacific today and five years on?

08:30 – 08:45

Opening address & presentation
Aravind Venugopal, Vice President, Media Partners Asia

Looking For Gold In Online Video Advertising

Pressure is building on the status quo in online video advertising, potentially opening up a rich revenue stream that can transform the future of digital entertainment. Nonetheless, incumbents and startups alike need both business and content innovation to succeed. How are opportunities taking shape today, and how are media companies and advertisers re-reorienting themselves to seize the prize?

08:45 – 09:00

In conversation with Mindshare
Sanchit Sanga, Chief Digital Officer, Asia Pacific, Middle East & North Africa, Mindshare

Telcos Take On Digital Advertising

One of Asia’s largest telecom groups, Axiata, is making a big push into the ad business. How is Axiata leveraging its access to data and digital investments to position itself and compete with agencies? How has this ambition evolved, while shaping future investments and strategies for growth?

09:00 – 09:10

In conversation with Axiata
Srinivas Gattamneni, CEO, ada & Chief Portfolio Officer, Axiata Digital

The New Wave Of Digital Content

Digital networks are helping incubate new kinds of content companies looking to engage audiences with fresh but locally relevant programming. How are opportunities to build and grow the next wave of media businesses taking shape in Asia, and how are the companies themselves changing as the online marketplace evolves?

09:10 – 09:50

In focus with one-to-one conversations
Hosi Simon, CEO, Vice Asia Pacific
Fred Chong, Group CEO, WebTVAsia
Dennis Yang, Chief Content & Business Officer, KKTV
Esther Nguyen, Founder & CEO, Pops Worldwide

Leveraging The Home For Video

Broadband transformation is unfolding on two fronts in Southeast Asia, where a slow but steady transition to next-generation networks in the home is also creating a new battleground for consumer eyeballs and spend. How is Indonesia’s largest home broadband player leveraging its fiber network for channels, OTT, high-speed broadband and more?

09:50 – 10:00

In conversation with Telkom Indonesia
Joddy Hernady, SVP, Media & Digital Business Department, Telkom Indonesia

Behind Netflix’s On-Ground Push In APAC

The world’s largest SVOD service is ramping up an on-ground push in Asia, tying up with telcos and pay-TV platforms to get closer to new and prospective customers via connected TVs and set-top boxes as well as PCs and phones. How do these deals work as Netflix, the one-time disruptor, becomes part of the establishment, and what role do both parties play in different markets?

10:00 – 10:20

In conversation with Netflix
Tony Zameczkowski, VP, Business Development, Netflix Asia
Vincent Tauzia, VP, TV Operator Engagements, Netflix

Evolution of Online Video: Local Perspectives

Asian broadcasters and telcos are active partners and players in online content and distribution, leveraging existing resources and relationships while learning the new rules of engagement at the same time. Five major players outline their future roadmaps as they look to deepen their digital footprint and build long-term businesses in OTT for the future.

10:20 – 11:00

In focus with one-to-one conversations
Ajit Mohan, CEO, Hotstar
Kazufumi Nagasawa, Chief Content Officer, Hulu Japan
Jong-won Kim, SVP & Head of Oksusu, SK Telecom

11:00 – 11:20

Tea & Coffee

Pole Position in an Emerging Online Ecosystem

The digital opportunity is expanding and diversifying across key constituencies in Asia, encouraging more bottom-up investment and innovation. Indonesian logistics and payment start-up Go-Jek has grown rapidly since launch and now stands on the brink of an IPO, as well as a more prominent role in Southeast Asia’s internet economy with a potential positive impact for content creators and partners.

11:20 – 11:35

In conversation with Go-Jek
Michy Gustavia, SVP, Acquisition & Development, Go-Jek

Media Metamorphosis In The Philippines

Philippine media major ABS-CBN, with deep roots in traditional broadcast and pay-TV, is repositioning itself to be at the center of a new digital landscape, where a critical free-to-air revenue pillar is being reshaped by DTT while cable economics adapt to broadband and OTT. How is ABS-CBN recalibrating its investments in content and distribution to manage this transition, and how will its revenue and margin mix change?

11:35 – 11:50

In conversation with ABS-CBN
Carlo Katigbak, President & CEO, ABS-CBN

Broadcast Transition In Indonesia

As Indonesia's TV market faces headwinds and a digital economy starts to mushroom, Emtek has commenced on the long path of diversifying its business, building capabilities in IP, digital video distribution, ecommerce and payment. How will these various pieces fit together, and what is the role of video and content longer-term?

11:50 – 12:05

In conversation with Emtek
Sutanto Hartono, MD, Emtek, CEO, Surya Citra Media

New Tech Realities for Pay-TV

As the traditional broadcast business undergoes a major upheaval, André Kudelski outlines the plans he is putting in place to adapt to industry disruption and a new era of digital content. What bets on the future is Kudelski taking and why, and how is the company balancing investments in established and new business areas?

12:05 – 12:20

In conversation with Kudelski Group
André Kudelski, Chairman & CEO, Kudelski Group

Tech Tie-Ups & Consumer Services: StarHub And Google

As Singapore prepares for the entry of a fourth telco, we explore StarHub’s and Google’s partnership in Singapore, and what it means for the wider media and telecoms sector. What is the role of AI and machine learning in the TMT space, and how will IOT and other nascent home automation services help turn the tide?

12:20 – 12:40

In focus
Mickey Kim, Director, Product Planning & Partnerships, Google
Martin Geh, MD, Asia Pacific Hardware Partnerships, Google
Howie Lau, CMO, StarHub

Tech Tie-Ups & Consumer Services: Netflix And Dolby

As the world's largest online video platform ramps up its global presence, the focus is shifting to differentiation. What is Dolby's role in helping Netflix sharpen its audio and video offering, and how does this play out from a monetization perspective?

12:40 – 13:00

In focus
Mathias Bendull, VP, Multiscreen Services Audio, Dolby
Scott Mirer, VP, Device Partner Ecosystem, Netflix


13:00 – 14:00

Padi Restaurant, Ayana


Online Gaming Enters The Mainstream

Online gaming, the world’s largest niche genre, has emerged as a major force in media, attracting attention and investment from traditional broadcasters as well as internet giants. How is online gaming’s role in the ecosystem changing, and how should media incumbents respond?

14:00 – 14:30

In focus
David Ng, Founder & CEO, goGame
Taewon Yun, GM, Global Publishing, Super Evil Megacorp

Fresh Approaches For Paid Video

Customer traction for SVOD means more than attractive content in South and Southeast Asia. How can paid video services build off their early momentum to build a base of regularly paying customers in growth markets where packaging and payment options don’t always align with people’s daily lives?

14:30 – 14:45

In conversation with Hooq
Peter Bithos, CEO, Hooq

Redrawing The Template For Internet TV

Online video startup iflix is moving further away from its SVOD roots as it continues its mission to build a new kind of TV service for emerging markets around the world. What’s next for the ambitious internet TV company, adding new content, services and revenue streams as it continues to broaden its geographical and audience reach?

14:45 – 15:00

In conversation with iflix
Mark Britt, Co-Founder & CEO, iflix

The Investor View: Where Is The Value?

What does value look like in an age of digital disruption, startup bubbles, over leverage and a global land grab between US and China? What role do strategic players and private equity play in emerging markets? We look at partnerships, returns and real value across content, infrastructure, networks and technology.

15:00 – 15:30

Panel discussion
Nick Swierzy, Strategic Advisor to Group CEO, Axiata Group
Paul Aiello, MD, Emerald Media
Sander Hamersma, Head of Technology, Media & Telecom, Asia, Mizuho Bank
David Goldstein, Senior Advisor, TPG Capital

15:30 – 15:50

Tea & Coffee

The Pursuit Of Fandom: Japanese Content In The Age Of Streaming

What is the potential for Japanese content distribution in a world of digital video and pay networks? How does one navigate the complex world of fragmented and closely held rights, and build up sustainable economic models for distribution and platforms?

15:50 – 16:05

In conversation with Tohokushinsha Film
Tetsu Uemura, President & CEO, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation

A Media Company For The Future

Canadian media house Blue Ant is expanding, buying David Haslingden’s Racat Group as well as RTL-CBS channels in Asia while launching a new global networks unit last year, after making its first overseas investment, in New Zealand, in 2014. What opportunities does Blue Ant see in linear channels as well as content and IP, and what factors are influencing its international expansion in a media landscape experiencing consolidation and M&A?

16:05 – 16:20

In conversation with Blue Ant
Michael MacMillan, Co-Founder & CEO, Blue Ant Media

Strategic Shifts In Australia

Broadband is reframing video distribution in Australia, creating formidable challenges as well as game-changing opportunities for content creators and distributors. How well have companies responded to shifts in the landscape, and how is their experience influencing investments and strategies for the future?

16:20 – 16:40

In focus
Scott Lorson, CEO, FetchTV
Corin Dimopoulos, Head of Brand & Communications, Head of Television & Content, Optus

A New Mantra For Television In Singapore

A new chapter is beginning at Singapore’s national broadcaster, with a new structure and some notable senior hires, including CEO Tham Loke Kheng, ready to face a digital future. What are the near-term and medium-term priorities as Mediacorp continues its evolution in Singapore, and how will Mediacorp engage with the industry to set these in motion?

16:40 – 16:55

In conversation with Mediacorp
Tham Loke Kheng, CEO & Board Director, Mediacorp

A New Landscape Opens up In Indonesia

New distribution channels are changing content economics in Indonesia, where slowing growth in TV advertising is heightening the search for alternative sources of revenue. How is MNC, one of Indonesia’s biggest broadcasters with related distribution assets of its own, approaching this opportunity, and what kind of bets and partnerships would underpin future strategy?

16:55 – 17:15

In conversation with MNC
Hary Tanoesoedibjo, Founder & Chairman, MNC Group



APOS Closing

18:30 – 22:00

Forest Bar, Rimba East


APOS Finale

22:00 – 1:00

Unique Rooftop Bar, Rimba West