The CASBAA has expanded its board of directors to 13 seats, with many of the regional industry’s leading players represented, following a annual meeting in October.
The new board is comprise of Marcel Fenez (PwC), Amit Malhotra (Walt Disney), Andrew Jordan (Eutelsat), Bill Wade (AsiaSat), Janice Lee (PCCW), Joe Welch (21st Century Fox), Jonathan Spink (HBO), Mark Patterson (GroupM), Ricky Ow (Turner), Alexandre Muller (TV5MONDE), Frank Rittman (Motion Picture Association), Sompan Charumilinda (TrueVisions), and Todd Miller (Celestial Tiger Entertainment).
CASBAA also welcomed two new corporate members to its roster. One is satellite-to-mobile internet multimedia provider CMMB Vision which uses L-band geo-satellite with converged mobile broadcasting technology to deliver IP-based video, audio and data content directly to mobile users.
Also joining the association is cable and broadcasting network giant 21st Century Fox, home to a portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets across the globe.
Further, to encourage an even broader range of industry professionals to join the CASBAA community, the group has added a new membership category — associate membership, which is open to firms with fewer than fifty employees worldwide.
CASBAA notes that as the industry develops, new players are emerging, with smaller start-ups and entrepreneurial organizations providing invaluable services to the industry.