Association for International Broadcasting
Founded in 1993, the AIB has developed into a truly global organisation whose membership extends from New Zealand west through to the USA. The AIB provides its members with market intelligence, lobbying, networking and marketing support. It publishes the international media magazine, The Channel, that has a regular subscriber base of more than 6,600 senior executives in broadcasting and electronic media organisations in over 120 countries. The AIB also produces regular electronic news letters that reach the desktops of more than 26,000 people worldwide.
The AIB has an immense collection of data about broadcasting and electronic media covering territories throughout the world. As part of its role to support the broadcasting industry, the AIB publishes its Global Broadcasting Sourcebook with extracts of its data concerning broadcasters, regulators and key personnel.
The AIB runs a festival that celebrates the best in factual TV and radio broadcasting. Called the AIBs, this annual festival attracts entries from broadcasters and independent production companies on every continent. The 2013 AIBs were launched in May with a closing date for submissions in 5 July 2013.
The AIB is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation with its headquarters in the United Kingdom. It is governed by an Executive Council of six members elected from the AIB's membership including representatives of BBC Global News, Bloomberg Television, Audiovisuel exterieur de France, RT channel, Deutsche Welle and Voice of Nigeria. The AIB's permanent staff is led by Chief Executive Simon Spanswick.