Mumbai: In the wake of the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) Convention 2008, the association has added new two corporate members to its strength—Islamabad-based Pakistan Telecommunication and Indonesian pay-TV platform Aora TV (PT Karyamegah Adijaya).
Meanwhile, Netherlands-based content security specialist Irdeto and broadcaster NBC Universal Networks Asia Pacific have upgraded their CASBAA memberships to Patron status.
"It is greatly encouraging that, while building their domestic businesses, the leading players in emerging markets such as those in Indonesia and Pakistan, are looking outwards to regional relationships and experience," said CASBAA CEO Simon Twiston Davies. "Once again these additional CASBAA memberships demonstrate a new maturity for the Asia Pacific pay-TV industry."
Davies adds, "Global broadcasters such as NBC Universal are also reaffirming their commitment to the region, supported by technology providers such as Irdeto. These may be challenging times for global markets, but the Asia Pacific regional growth curve remains clear."