Effective regulation of the satellite communications industry is essential to Asian consumers’ ability to receive the thousands of television streams that make up the Asian pay TV industry.

For over a decade, Casbaa – and its Satellite Industry Committee – was active, along with other international satellite industry associations, in urging national and international regulatory bodies not to make frequency assignments that will result in fatal interference with TV broadcasts. AVIA’s Wireless Action Group monitors Asian developments on this key issue, and energetically defends these key frequencies for the Asian television industry.

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) now takes on that mantle.


Several governments have assigned C-band frequencies to broadband wireless systems, greatly impeding the locals’ ability to receive broadcasts on those frequencies – used for five decades by the satellite and television industries.

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