HBO's Jonathan Spink elected as Casbaa director

MUMBAI: The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (Casbaa) chairman Marcel Fenez today announced that Home Box Office Asia (HBO) CEO Jonathan Spink has been elected as a director of the association for a two-year term.

Also re-elected to the Casbaa Board of Directors 2005 for two-year terms are AsiaSat CEO Peter Jackson (Casbaa Treasurer) and Celestial Pictures CEO William Pfeiffer.

Remaining on the Casbaa Board of Directors 2005 for the second year of their two-year terms office are Star Group CEO Michelle Guthrie, Thailand cable operator UBC chief operating officer Francois Theron, CNBC Asia president and CEO Alexander Brown, Turner International Asia Pacific president Steve Marcopoto and MTV Networks Asia Pacific senior vice president Richard Cunningham.

However, Discovery Networks Asia EVP and MD Neville Meijers stepped down from the Casbaa Board after two-years in office.

During the annual general meeting (AGM) of the association, held in Singapore on 3 December, the following were elected by the general membership to the Casbaa Council of Governors, the associations most senior group: BBC World's Nic van Zwanenberg, Celestial Pictures' William Pfeiffer, Claydon Gescher Associates' Jeanne Marie Gescher, CLSA Asia Pacific Markets' Simon Dewhurst, CNBC Asia Alexander Brown, ESPN Star Sports' Rik Dovey, Herbert Smith's Nigel Francis, iMedia House's PJ Wong, International Launch Services' Ted McFarland, Irdeto Access Thierry Raymaekers, Nielsen Media Research Forrest Didier, Jeanette Chan of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, Time Warner's Hugh Stephens, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific's Ian Carroll, TVBI's Terry Mak and Zieland Productions' Karl Rossiter.

"Our priorities of fighting pay-TV piracy, promoting pay-TV advertising and driving industry development in key markets such as India and China were reaffirmed during the AGM and the following meeting of the Casbaa Council of Governors, said Fenez. "The Association has had a particularly good year in 2004."

"In the past 12 months Casbaa has enhanced its credibility as a clear voice for the industry. We have built on our long-term relationships in the Philippines, Thailand, India and China. We remain in constant dialogue with regulators and legislators in markets such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia," he added.

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