CASBAA: Indonesia pay-TV a market to watch
March 2, 2012
Indonesia’s pay-TV market is taking off, speakers told a capacity crowd of delegates at CASBAA’s Indonesia in View: Growing Pay TV forum, held in Jakarta on February 29th. With more than 2 million paying subscribers at the beginning of 2012, a host of new distribution platforms coming online, and strong economic fundamentals, Indonesia is looking to become one of Asia’s fast-growth TV success stories.
Executives from Indonesian players, as well as international content and service suppliers underlined the country’s potential but cautioned that there were still hurdles to overcome in order to ensure continued expansion.
“The global pay-TV community realises the importance and potential of this key market in the Asia-Pacific,” said Simon Twiston Davies, CEO, CASBAA. “The Forum enabled business leaders, both local and international, to truly understand the dynamics of pay TV in Indonesia.”
In closing the seminar, Twiston Davies noted that industry players both old and new are developing commercial offerings that appeal to a host of new consumers. But, he said, important issues still need to be resolved in order for the pay-TV landscape to continue to thrive.