CASBAA adds new members

Hong Kong: In the run-up to the Convention 2011, CASBAA has added to its regional reach in the multichannel TV sector with the addition of new members NHK World TV (Japan), Asian Broadcasting Network (Malaysia), Forever Group (Myanmar) and KPMG India, along with global services supplier Getty Images. Meanwhile, multicultural broadcaster TRACE has upgraded to Patron status and there is a new Individual member, Jeremy Hall-Smith.

As a division of one of Asia’s largest broadcasting organizations, Patron Member NHK World TV is available to 137 million households in more than 120 countries.

“Along with our new broadcasting, technology, services and distribution members, NHK’s experience will help further the growth of multichannel TV across the region,” said Simon Twiston Davies, CEO of CASBAA. “The addition of Asian Broadcasting Network (formerly Nilamas Corp), Getty Images, Forever Group and KPMG India and the upgrade of TRACE reinforce CASBAA as a unique industry voice representing the diversity of the region.”

Patron Member Asian Broadcasting Network is a media, telecom, technology and entertainment group. The company’s mission is to provide advanced technology based solutions at a low cost for the end user.

Corporate Member Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, video, music and digital content. Their award-winning photographers and images help customers across Asia, and in over 100 countries globally, in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and websites.

Established in 1995, Corporate Member Forever Group operates a DTH satellite distribution platform in Myanmar. The company is committed to the development of information and communication technologies, graphic design, special effects and digital broadcasting technologies through training programs, publications and television in Myanmar.

Corporate Member KPMG in India is a leading provider of financial and business advisory, audit, corporate governance, and tax and regulatory services.

Launched in 2003, newly upgraded Patron Member TRACE produces and distributes music and sports content to multicultural audiences via digital platforms for over 150 countries through 180 distribution contracts via satellite, DTH, cable, mobile, ADSL and broadband.
“Our members deliver video in multiple formats to all corners of people’s lives and impact entire business communities from broadcasters to manufacturers to professional services of all kinds,” added Twiston Davies. “CASBAA’s goal is to present a unified voice for the Asian broadcast industry to promote multichannel TV in the region and internationally.”

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