Committees

Committees are an invaluable way for a broad spectrum of people from different member companies to come together to play important roles in discussing and improving key issues for the video industry.

Under AVIA, the number, focus and structure of the Committees will evolve.

Currently, AVIA offers seven committees:

  • expand_moreAsia Video Next Committee

    The objective of the Asia Video Industry Next initiative is to engage the next generation of television industry leaders to provide input on the future needs, roles and activities of the industry.

    Co-Chairs

    Ricky Ow, Turner International

    Asif Ali, Viacom International Media Networks

    Members

    The Asia Video Industry Next Committee is made up of members from the following companies:

    • 21st Century Fox
    • A+E Networks
    • APT Satellite
    • ASTRO
    • BBC Worldwide Channels Asia
    • Blue Ant Media Asia-Pacific
    • Brightcove
    • Celestial Tiger Entertainment
    • CMS
    • Discovery Networks Asia Pacific
    • Disney Media Distribution
    • Ericsson
    • GroupM
    • FOX Networks Group Asia
    • HBO Asia
    • Intelsat
    • ITV Choice
    • Media Partners Asia
    • Motion Picture Association
    • NBCUniversal
    • PCCW (now Broadband TV)
    • Scripps Networks Interactive
    • STAR India
    • Telstra Global
    • TrueVisions
    • Turner International
    • TV5MONDE
    • WarnerMedia
  • expand_moreOTT Group

    The OTT Group promotes the growth of paid video content delivered via digital platforms including connected TV, broadband and mobile.

    Co-Chairs

    Shad Hashmi, BBC Worldwide Channels Asia

    Radha Raman, Brightcove

    Members

    The OTT Group is made up of members from the following companies:

    • 21st Century Fox
    • A+E Networks
    • BBC Worldwide Channels Asia
    • beIN Asia Pacific
    • Brightcove
    • Celestial Tiger Entertainment
    • Cisco
    • CMS
    • Discovery Networks Asia Pacific
    • Disney Media Distribution
    • Ericsson
    • FOX Networks Group Asia
    • Haldanes
    • Irdeto
    • ITV Choice
    • Media Partners Asia
    • Motion Picture Association
    • NBCUniversal
    • Paul, Weiss
    • PCCW (now Broadband TV)
    • Pioneer Consulting Asia
    • S&P Global Market Intelligence
    • Scripps Networks Interactive
    • TrueVisions
    • Turner International
    • TV5MONDE
    • TVB International
    • Viaccess-Orca
    • Viacom International Media Networks
    • WarnerMedia
    • Zee TV Asia Pacific
  • expand_moreRegulatory & Anti-Piracy Committee

    A priority for the Regulatory & Anti-Piracy Committee is to pool collective information to tackle regional pay TV signal piracy. This Committee also plays an active role in coordinating the Association’s advocacy and education activities in Asia.

    Co-Chairs

    Joe Welch, 21st Century Fox

    Jessica Deering, Sony Pictures Television

    Committee Contact

    John Medeiros, AVIA

    Members

    The Regulatory & Anti-Piracy Committee is made up of members from the following companies:

    • 21st Century Fox
    • A+E Networks
    • ABS
    • AMC Networks
    • ASTRO
    • Baker McKenzie
    • BBC Worldwide Channels Asia
    • beIN Asia Pacific
    • Blue Ant Media
    • Celestial Tiger  Entertainment
    • Cisco
    • CMS
    • Discovery Networks Asia Pacific
    • Disney Media Distribution
    • FOX Networks Group Asia
    • Globe Telecom
    • HBO Asia
    • Irdeto
    • ITV Choice
    • Mayer Brown JSM
    • Motion Picture Association
    • NAGRA
    • NBCUniversal
    • NHK WORLD TV
    • Paul, Weiss
    • PCCW (now Broadband TV)
    • Premier League
    • Singtel
    • Sony Pictures Television
    • StarHub
    • STAR India
    • Trilegal
    • TrueVisions
    • Turner International
    • TV5MONDE
    • TVB International
    • Verimatrix
    • Viaccess-Orca
    • Viacom International Media Networks
    • Viacom18
    • WarnerMedia
    • Zee TV Asia Pacific
  • expand_moreResearch Committee

    The Research Committee recognises the need for high-quality and compatible TV-focused media research and works to educate users of research data on how to use the information effectively.

    Co-Chairs

    E-Lin Kok, Research Director (A+E NETWORKS ASIA)

    Nenita Chu, Director, TV Research (Singapore Telecommunications Limited)

    Committee Contact

    Jane Buckthought, AVIA

    Members

    The Research Committee is made up of members from the following companies:

    • A+E Networks
    • BBC Worldwide Channels Asia
    • Bloomberg
    • Celestial Tiger Entertainment
    • Discovery Networks Asia Pacific
    • Disney Media Distribution
    • FOX Networks Group Asia
    • NBCUniversal
    • Scripps Networks Interactive
    • Singtel
    • Sony Pictures Television
    • StarHub
    • Turner International
    • Viacom International Media Networks
    • Zee TV Asia Pacific
  • expand_moreSatellite Industry Committee

    The Asia Video Industry Association represents leading global satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch service providers and ground equipment suppliers. It was been the unified voice of the satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the commercial satellite industry. The Satellite Industry Committee actively involves in reviewing and has the remit to examine pan-regional regulatory affairs and lobby on behalf of the industry.

    Chairman for 2020

    Yew Weng Soo, VP, Sales & Market Development, SES Video, APAC, SES

    Members

    The Satellite Industry Committee is made up of members from the following companies:

    • ABS
    • APT Satellite
    • AsiaSat
    • Eutelsat
    • Inmarsat
    • Intelsat
    • MEASAT
    • SES
    • SingTel
    • SKY Perfect JSAT
  • expand_moreTechnology Advisory Group

    The Technology Advisory Group aims to raise the standard of technical knowledge and expertise throughout the industry.

    Chair

    Matt McDonald, Sony Pictures Television

    Members

    The Technology Advisory Group is made up of members from the following companies:

    • A+E Networks
    • BBC Worldwide Channels Asia
    • beIN Asia Pacific
    • Discovery Networks Asia Pacific
    • Disney Media Distribution
    • FOX Networks Group Asia
    • FRANCE 24
    • HBO Asia
    • NBCUniversal
    • PCCW (now Broadband TV)
    • Scripps Networks Interactive
    • Singtel
    • Sony Pictures Television
    • StarHub
    • Turner International
    • Viacom International Media Networks
  • expand_moreWireless Action Group

    The mandate of the Wireless Action Group is to conduct research, information, and advocacy activities aimed at preserving C-band satellite frequencies against possible harmful interference from new wireless systems.

    Chair

    Gregg Daffner, MEASAT

    Members

    The Wireless Action Group is made up of members from the following companies:

    • ABS
    • APT Satellite
    • AsiaSat
    • Eutelsat
    • Inmarsat
    • MEASAT
    • SES
    • SKY Perfect JSAT
For more information on joining one of the Committees, please email membership@asiavia.org.
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