PRESS RELEASE – LONDON 18 JUNE 2013
The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) today announced that Kazakhstan Republican TV and Radio had joined the association as a gold member. This marks an important step in highlighting the increasing role of Central Asia and of Kazakhstan in global broadcasting and the involvement of the AIB in this region.
‘We are delighted to welcome Kazakhstan Republican TV and Radio as AIB’ s first member in Central Asia, ‘ said Simon Spanswick, chief executive of the AIB.’ We look forward to working with the whole team in Astana as the broadcaster develops and modernises its operations throughout the country. It is great that this major Central Asian broadcaster is the first to get involved with AIB as we greatly expand our work across Asia.’
‘We are glad to join the Association for International Broadcasters that bridges key players on the global media market. As a part of the AIB community we look forward to benefiting from our membership and contributing to the development of the broadcasting media worldwide’, said Nurzhan Mukhamedzhanova, chairman of the “Kazakhstan” Republican Television and Radio Corporation.
For more information, contact Simon Spanswick at the AIB in the United Kingdom on +44 (0) 20 7993 2557, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Kazakhstan Republican TV and Radio
“Kazakhstan” Republican Television and Radio Corporation is a state-owned media company that brings together the “Kazakhstan” National TV channel, “Madeniet” (Culture), “Balapan” (Kids), “KazSport” TV channels, Kazakh Radio, Radio “Shalkar”, Radio “Astana” and Radio “Classic” as well as “Kazinform” News Agency and 14 regional television companies. The Corporation originates from the first airing of Kazakh radio in 1922 and first regular TV channel of Kazakhstan, established in 1958. For more information, visit www.kaztrk.kz
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