At the CASBAA Convention 2017 held from November 6-8 in Macau, CASBAA joined forces with several media companies and formed the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) alliance to combat against content theft.

CASBAA announces new board of directors

Joining the 2017-18 CASBAA board of directors are key representatives from Lighting International, Time Warner and TVB

CASBAA has announced the election of several new directors to its board. The first-time directors elected were James Ross, CEO for Lighting International; Belinda Lui, managing director, Asia-Pacific, Time Warner; and Desmond Chan, deputy general manager, legal and international operations, TVB.

Re-elected to the board were previous directors Andrew Jordan, executive director, president and CEO, AsiaSat; Ricky Ow, president, Asia-Pacific, Turner; Amit Malhotra, vice-president and general manager, media networks, The Walt Disney Company; and Joe Welch, senior vice-president, government relations, Asia, 21st Century Fox.

Also serving as the chairman of CASBAA board of directors, Welch said: “CASBAA is fortunate to have an excellent group of subscription TV industry executives willing to serve on the association’s board. We are deeply appreciative of the long and committed service of our out-going directors, and thank them tremendously.

“At the same time, we offer a heartfelt welcome to our new directors, and look forward to working with them to lead the association for the benefit of CASBAA’s members and the industry as a whole.”

The newly elected directors will join existing directors Todd Miller, CEO for Celestial Tiger Entertainment; Andrew Scott, managing partner of CMS Asia; Marcel Fenez, president of Fenez Media; Rohit D’Silva, executive vice-president of commercial, Fox Networks Group Asia; and Alexandre Muller, managing director, Asia-Pacific, TV5MONDE, to form the 2017-18 CASBAA board of directors.

At the recently concluded CASBAA Convention 2017, the association also saw the establishment of the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) alliance, an initiative to coordinate industry resources in the fight against content theft. Neil Gane, helming the role as general manager in the CAP, will direct CAP enforcement actions to disrupt, diminish and dismantle pirate enterprises across the region.

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