London, 23 September 2013
The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has announced five new members who bring unique strengths in reporting, production, broadcasting and media technology:
- Africa24 – the leading international news channel for Africa presenting African news, culture and sport to a worldwide audience
- Intelsat – the leading provider of satellite services worldwide, delivering information and entertainment to media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental agencies.
- Rivinet – developing a worldwide news source with a community of viewers who are rewarded for their involvement
- Sunset+Vine – the multi-award-winning independent supplier of sports programming which is also a world leader in international Advertiser Funded Programming
- Vision247 - providing broadcasters, TV channels and content owners with a complete, end-to-end internet TV solution
“Our new members cover the whole ecosystem of production, distribution and broadcasting” said Simon Spanswick, CEO of the AIB. “With its increasing membership the AIB has an ever greater pool of expertise for knowledge sharing. These new members strengthen our contacts and insights in fields including new technologies, new methods of audience involvement, programme commissioning, distribution and the increasingly-important and vibrant African market.”
For more information, contact Simon Spanswick at the AIB in the United Kingdom on +44 (0) 20 7993 2557, e-mail email@example.com.
Africa24 is the leading international news channel for Africa. It is committed to embodying the voice, the vision and the views of Africa throughout the world. Africa24’s mission is to give a voice to Africans, their news, their expertise and their ideas; to help the continent’s development by increasing links internally and with the outside world; and to enhance the image of Africa in the world by presenting a fresh look at the political, economic, cultural and sports news from the continent.
Intelsat (NYSE: I) is the leading provider of satellite services worldwide. For almost 50 years, Intelsat has been delivering information and entertainment for many of the world’s leading media and network companies, multinational corporations, Internet Service Providers and governmental agencies. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fibre infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video, data and voice services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and broadband access, with Intelsat, advanced communications anywhere in the world are closer, by far.
Rivinet is an exciting new venture creating worldwide sources of unique, professional news videos that allow groups such as brands and NGOs to publish their stories and opinions. It creates a community of viewers who not only receive free content but are rewarded for their participation.
Sunset+Vine is a multi-award-winning independent supplier of sports programming to broadcasters and a world leader in international Advertiser Funded Programming. It jointly produced all of Channel 4′s 2012 Paralympic Games output (winning the 2013 BAFTA for Best Sport Production and an RTS Special Award) and has been the Host Broadcaster of the Dubai World Cup since 1997. Among its extensive portfolio are also the world’s most watched weekly sports show “Gillette World Sport” (shown in 180 countries) and Mobil1The Grid.
Vision247 provides broadcasters, TV channels and content owners with a complete, end-to-end internet TV solution, from broadcasting services through to end-device applications. Its online video platform helps unleash the power of online video, monetize online video and expand audiences. It can deliver content to web TV portals, internet connected TV sets (Over-The-Top TV), IPTV set top boxes and mobile devices (e.g. iPhone, iPad).
Established in 1993, the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) is a non-profit, non-government, industry association founded to represent, promote and assist its members. It currently has a membership of over 50 companies in around 30 countries, including major broadcasters serving audiences of hundreds of millions of people each week.
With a reach of over 26,000 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. AIB publishes the comprehensive AIB Global Broadcasting Sourcebook and the international media magazine, The Channel. AIB hosts the annual AIB International Media Excellence Awards – the “AIBs”. For more information, visit www.aib.org.ukand theaibs.tv or call +44 (0) 20 7993 2557
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