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CASBAA welcomes Frank Rittman to its board of directors

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MUMBAI: During its Council of Governors Meeting concluding the CASBAA Convention 2014, CASBAA announced the election of Frank Rittman of the Motion Picture Association to its Board of Directors.

 

?CASBAA is looking forward to having Frank Rittman?s vast experience in dealing with IP and regulatory issues across the Asia Pacific region,? said Marcel Fenez, Chairman, CASBAA. ?His perspective will inform the Association?s strategy toward these crucial areas in the years ahead.?

 

Rittman will be joining a roster of multichannel TV industry executives charged with leading the direction of the Association including Chairman, Marcel Fenez (PwC) and Directors Sompan Charumilinda (TrueVisions), Christine Fellowes (Universal Networks International), Janice Lee (PCCW Media Group), Todd Miller (Celestial Tiger Entertainment), Alexandre Muller (TV5MONDE), Mark Patterson (GroupM), Bill Wade (Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited) and Christopher Slaughter (CASBAA).

 

?We would also like to express our deepest appreciation to Andrew Jordan of Eutelsat who is retiring from the Board after many years of service,? said Fenez.  ?On the Board, we have benefitted from Andrew?s leadership, industry insight, and dedication to CASBAA?s many projects, and look forward to his ongoing contribution on the Council of Governors.?

 

CASBAA also welcomed six new Corporate Members to its roster since the beginning of the year with beIN Sports, The Indonesia Channel, MP & Silva, NETVIET, Thuraya and Viacom18 joining the Asia-Pacific?s premier association for multichannel TV.

 

?Our new members continue to showcase the diversity of industries and regions that make up Asia Pacific broadcasting,? said Christopher Slaughter, CEO, CASBAA. ?From Indonesia to India and covering sports rights to mobile satellite services, beIN Sports, The Indonesia Channel, MP & Silva, NETVIET, Thuraya and Viacom18 are important additions to the CASBAA community.?

 

beIN SPORTS operates multi-platform sports channels and content services in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines and Thailand and aims to bring fans of all great sports live game action, news and analysis of the top leagues and competitions around the planet, as well as exclusive and never available-before content.

 

A privately-held company with partners from various sectors in the Indonesian business community, The Indonesia Channel was conceived to provide fresh signature content along with quality acquired Indonesian programs subtitled in English.

 

MP & Silva is a leading international media company that owns, manages and distributes some of the most prestigious sports media rights globally, advises and represents major sports federations and rights holders and offers media production and sponsorship consultancy.

 

VTC10-NETVIET, produced by NETVIET Multimedia, is the channel of choice for Vietnamese culture and entertainment in Vietnam and features diversified content concerning Vietnamese culture, traveling, cuisine, as well as movies and series in Vietnamese with English subtitles.

 

Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading Mobile Satellite Services operator and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and humanitarian NGO.

 

Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc. and the Network 18 Group and operates six general entertainment channels and a film business through Viacom18 Motion Pictures, that produces, acquires and distributes Hindi films.

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