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Formation 1991
Type Broadcasting Association
130 member companies
Official language
Christopher Slaughter

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) (previously known as Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) is an association for multichannel TV broadcast service providers in Asia. Established in 1991, AVIA has grown with the industry to include digital multichannel television, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery.

Covering Asia and encompassing over 500 million connections within a footprint across the region, AVIA works to be the authoritative voice for multichannel TV promoting even handed and market friendly regulation, IP protection and revenue growth for subscriptions and advertising.

AVIA's 130 member organisations include leading cable, satellite, DTH and broadband operators as well as multinational networks and programmers in Asia and worldwide. Member corporations also comprise leading suppliers and manufacturers of broadcast technology, related business service providers, communications, advertising & marketing agencies, media, government regulatory bodies, telecom companies, new media service providers and network enablers.


The mission of AVIA is to promote the growth of pay TV and video content through industry information, networking exchanges and events while promoting global best practices. The Association is also dedicated to the development of regulatory best practices which assist the interests of both domestic and international participants within the multichannel and communication communities.

AVIA undertakes a number of initiatives including the pursuit of copyright enforcement, promotion of multichannel TV as a key advertising medium, the promotion of regional technical standards, regulatory roundtables and educational seminars of the business environment for traditional, electronic media, and telecom companies.

AVIA works to inform, represent and connect its members through a variety of platforms and leads the industry by developing and publishing research and reports on key markets, share news and trends, and communicate with the media and general public.


AVIA is led by a Council of Governors. The Council is composed of non-elected Governors who are representatives of Patron member companies, and elected Governors from member companies. These members then elect the Association Chairman and a Board of Directors for a two-year term, which is directly responsible for the management of AVIA in concert with the CEO.

Publications and Reports[edit]

In addition to weekly and monthly newsletters highlighting industry news, media releases, events and jobs, AVIA regularly publishes reports and papers on a variety of issues. AVIA also produces Connections magazine biannually for members with updates, information and other news. On occasion, AVIA also work with members to post their research and data, if it is even handed in its approach.


Policy and Regulatory issues are among the highest priorities for AVIA. The Association undertakes numerous initiatives to advocate on behalf of the pay-TV industry in the Asia-Pacific region, including pursuit of copyright enforcement, promotion of best practices for governments, lobbying and information activities, regulatory roundtables and educational seminars.

AVIA Committees[edit]

AVIA committees play a key role in establishing the priorities and initiatives of the Association and of the sectors that AVIA represents. Representatives of Member companies are encouraged to join relevant committees. A Director of the Board oversees each committee's activities and liaises directly with its Chairs.

Currently, AVIA offers seven committees:

AVIA Convention[edit]

The AVIA flagship annual meeting brings together operators, content providers, satellite services, technology, carriers and ad agencies from across Asia and the world in lively debate and exchange of information through Keynote addresses, In Conversation sessions and panel discussions. Networking breakfasts, lunches and official receptions allow delegates to connect with their peers in informal social settings and to forge new partnerships.

Recent Conventions:

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