London 29 May 2019
Viewsat, one of the fastest-growing operators within the global broadcast and transmission services industry, today announced that it is joining the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB).
As a truly global player, Viewsat is showing its support for the international broadcasting media by becoming an active member of this unique business community.
“Becoming a Member of the AIB comes at an exciting time for Viewsat, as we recently announced expansion in two business areas: fully managed playout and delivery to any platform anywhere. We want to play a more active role in the broadcast community and the AIB membership gives us precisely that,” commented Sandra Squire, Viewsat Business Development Director.
Viewsat’s Chief Executive Officer, Awaes Jaswal, added “As we continue to expand our reach and services across the globe, Viewsat is pleased to show our support for the vital industry we are part of by becoming an active member of the AIB. At a time of great market change, organisations like the AIB are important for bringing businesses together to share experiences and create collaborations.”
“We are pleased to welcome Viewsat, as a Member of the Association for International Broadcasting,” said Simon Spanswick, AIB chief executive. “As part of the AIB ‘family’ Viewsat will benefit from the expertise and knowledge that the Association has developed over the past quarter century and will bring new service opportunities to their fellow members.”
Viewsat was founded in 2006 with one aim in mind: “To empower broadcasters of all sizes across the globe by delivering television and radio content without compromise.”
Viewsat delivers excellence to clients through its managed playout and broadcast satellite services. With satellite platforms and fibre networks, which are augmented through strategic partnerships, its facilities provide access for downlink, uplink or turnaround services to customers across the world.
Viewsat has established a comprehensive global communication delivery network to enable programming to be backhauled and distributed to almost every corner of the globe, it currently has over 170 services on air, including satellite broadcasting services across its satellite network, OTT services, and managed playout & pop up channel services
About the AIB
The Association for International Broadcasting – AIB – is a non-profit, non-government, industry association founded in 1993 to represent, promote and assist its members. It currently has a membership of over 60 companies in around 30 countries, including major broadcasters serving audiences of hundreds of millions of people each week.
With a reach of over 27,000 communicators and media professionals, AIB is a unique centre of information about international broadcasting, covering TV, radio, online and mobile. AIB researches regular market intelligence briefings for its members and provides client-specific consultancy and project support. Members receive an extensive package of services throughout the year.
Specialist AIB Member Working Groups provide support in areas such as cyber security, sustainability and audience research.
The Association’s annual awards for factual content – the AIBs – reward the best productions across video, audio and online. Now in their 15th year, the AIBs attract entries from broadcasters and production companies in around 40 countries.