Day One, September 29
ConnecTechAsia is delving into the latest trends within the Telecom, Media, and Technology (TMT) space. With the theme Resilient Future in Asia Through Tech, the industry discussed how regional government and tech leaders can use next-generation technologies to address critical needs and solve problems in this current pandemic to build a stronger more resilient future and build the future media facility.
Zixi discussed the state of streaming in the APAC region, the latest challenges and opportunities facing media companies as the industry shifts toward virtualized IP-based distribution models for live video, and how they have relied on the Zixi SDVP to orchestrate, monitor and manage live streams over IP.
Cloud, virtualization, 12G, and IP are revolutionizing broadcast facilities, studios and OB trucks, powering more efficient, flexible operations and enabling upgrades to 4K and beyond. The participants explored the options for new infrastructure with case studies of the most exciting new facilities, and discovered what projects are around the corner as CTOs revealed their investment roadmaps.
Focusing on the health of the media technology industry, a new IABM market intelligence shed light on the state of the media technology business in Asia Pacific, plus strategies for broadcast and media companies, and their technology suppliers, to thrive. In the session called A UHD IP Deployment: Lessons Learnt and Key Takeaways, the industry looked at the various considerations in planning and deploying a UHD IP studio solution, how to manage its complexities, and avoid its pitfalls.
Over the past decade, China has become the world’s largest live streaming market and Southeast Asia became the fastest-growing internet economy too. Boosted by the COVID-19 lockdown, the number of live streaming users in China has expanded to 500 million, and that of mobile streaming users in Southeast Asia has grown by 60%. An increasing number of streaming services and content providers, such as Netflix, Disney+, and TikTok, have tapped into these markets. However, it is not easy to compete with local players and truly capitalize on the market opportunity without a deep understanding of the unique industry ecosystem in the region. In this presentation, Angel Chin, Senior Director of Products & Solutions Engineering of BaishanCloud, discussed the streaming industry trends in China and Southeast Asia, the underlying technology, and what the industry is expecting to see in the future, the key drivers of streaming tech evolution, which will inform the entry, growth, and/or investment strategy in the region. BCS Bureau
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