Casbaa council to meet in India to study pace of C&S

NEW DELHI: The sluggish pace of digitisation in India is likely to be the main item on the agenda of the first-ever meeting of the Board of the Council of Governors of the Cable and Satellite Broadcasters Association of Asia (CASBAA), here tomorrow.

The meeting, which will see the attendance of CASBAA chairman Marpel Fenez and other senior executives, is also expected to take up issues relating to the growth of cable and satellite in Asia, with particular emphasis on India.

It is expected that Indian participants will make suggestions on how digitisation can be pushed further, apart from raising issues of concern to the C&S industry in the country.

Those attending, apart from Fenez, include Tod Miller from Sony Pictures, HBO MD (Asia) Jonathan Spink, David Ball from Intelsat and William Pfiffer from Tiger Gate.

Noting that the immense contribution of Indian broadcasters had prompted CASBAA to organise this meeting in India, CASBAA executive director (India) Anjan Mitra said that this highlighted India as an important market and the appreciation of initiatives taken in the country in the C&S field.

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