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CASBAA strengthens its team by adding eight new members

11-April-2006
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CASBAA strengthens its team by adding eight new members

The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) has strengthened its team by bringing in eight new members. The new members include two regionally powerful pay-TV platforms, Austar of Australia and Orbit of Dubai; two sports TV networks, Taj TV (Ten Sports) and Eurosport Asia; along with public policy consultancy APCO; investment bank Macquarie; Paris-based satellite industry consultancy Euroconsult; and Canadian law firm Blake, Cassels and Graydon.

“The new participation of pay-TV platforms such as Austar and Orbit speaks of a recognition that our industry needs a clear a voice when addressing regulatory issues,” said Simon Twiston Davies, CEO, CASBAA.

“The memberships taken out by Ten Sports and Eurosport indicate the appetite for new investment in Asian content, while the memberships signed by APCO, Euroconsult, Blake, Cassels and Graydon are an unequivocal vote of confidence in the future of Asia’s pay-TV market. The patron membership taken out by Macquarie Bank is also a vote of investor confidence in our industry as well as the Association,” Davies further said.

CASBAA is an industry-based advocacy group dedicated to the promotion of multi-channel TV via cable, satellite, broadband and wireless video networks across the Asia-Pacific. In late 2005, billing specialist Comverse; satellite services provider, Satlink; news channel Al Jazeera; food channel AFC; Taiwan-based cable operator, China Network Systems; investment bank Standard Chartered; and subscription satellite radio provider WorldSpace India also joined CASBAA.

“Our industry is increasing its reach and the issues we face are becoming more pressing, while the need to upgrade the information flow becomes ever more critical. Working together with the common goal of improving the communications environment is a key objective,” added Davies.

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