Pay-TV and OCC Policies in Asia 2021

AVIA’s “Regulating for Growth” series of studies and publications help members, regulators, and industry observers understand the ground rules for operating in the Asia Pacific video market.

AVIA has now produced the latest on pay-TV and OCC policies and regulations across 17 Asian markets, with the assistance of expert knowledge partners in each market.

For AVIA members only, log in to our website and go to http://avia.org/rfg to access the following:

  • A Wall Chart which is a matrix that summarises all pay-TV regulations in each country reviewed.
  • The online market-by-market information, which contains in-depth reports on pay-TV and OCC regulations in each country or region reviewed. This detailed information can be filtered per market or compared to other Asian markets as needed.

Reach out to AVIA at regulatory@avia.org if you’d like to receive a printed hard-copy version of the wallchart of the pay-TV Policies.

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The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has appointed Aaron Herps as the General Manager of its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP).

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