Casbaa adds three corporates

MUMBAI:The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (Casbaa) has announced the addition of three new Corporate Members to its roster of organisations: Broadcasters GBN Global Broadcasting Network of Thailand and GEO-TV of Pakistan, along with technology provider Newtec of Belgium.
Meanwhile, legal services provider Transasia Lawyers of China has joined the Association as a Patron Member and will take a new seat on the Council of Governors, Casbaa’s advisory group.

Casbaa CEO Simon Twiston Davies said, “The growing Casbaa Membership in 2011 reflects the international and sectoral reach of the Association at a time of great change for the multichannel TV and communications industries across Asia and the rest of the world. The Board of Directors is delighted to welcome GBN Global, Geo-TV, Newtec and Transasia Lawyers into our diverse and influential membership.” 
GBN Global specialises in media networking for Thailand ‘s fast growing satellite and cable TV industry. Launched in October of 2002, Geo-TV was the first South Asian Urdu language channel to launch across the Asia Pacific.
As a provider of high-end technology to the satellite services sector, Newtec offers scalable, integrated solutions for broadcast, broadband access and backbone and trunking applications, As one of a select group of law firms licensed to operate in the People‘s Republic of China, TransAsia has been advising on investments into and out of China since the early 1980s. With a team of 80, TransAsia has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong (associated) and Tokyo (alliance).

“As a multi-interest Association, these new members bring a unique voice to the Asian multichannel television market,” said Twiston

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