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CASBAA elects Todd Miller, William Wade to Board of Directors

Marcel Fenez re-elected as chairman while Janice Lee, Patterson get additional termsrn

CASBAA, the Asia Pacific multichannel TV association, has announced the election of Todd Miller, CEO at Celestial Tiger Entertainment, and William Wade, President and CEO at AsiaSat, to the Board of Directors (BoD).

Re-elected as Chairman of CASBAA was Marcel Fenez, Global Leader of Entertainment & Media Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and re-elected for additional terms on the Board were Janice Lee, Managing Director of TV and New Media at PCCW, and Mark Patterson, CEO of Asia Pacific at GroupM.

“We are delighted to welcome William Wade and to have Todd Miller return to the CASBAA Board of Directors. With their vast experience and wide-ranging knowledge of the multichannel TV landscape in the region, Miller and Wade will prove to be invaluable in helping chart the future of the association,” says Marcel Fenez, Chairman of CASBAA.

“We are also pleased to have to continued support of Lee and Patterson whose contributions to the governance of the association has been an integral part of our success.”

Miller is responsible for driving the company’s core businesses of branded pay-TV channels, content creation and content distribution across Asia and beyond. Prior to joining Celestial Tiger Entertainment, Miller spent 17 years at Sony Pictures Television, where he last served as executive vice-president of Networks for Asia-Pacific, overseeing and managing over 25 television networks and channel investments in the region. Miller has previously served two terms on the BoD of CASBAA.

Wade was appointed as CEO on August 1, 2010, to lead AsiaSat, with his title changed to president and CEO from January 1, 2011. Prior to assuming his role as CEO, he had served as AsiaSat’s deputy CEO for 16 years. Wade has over 26 years’ experience in the satellite and cable television industry. Prior to joining AsiaSat in April 1994, he was with Hutchison Whampoa as director of business development for Pan Asian Systems, and was in charge of all sales and regional operations.

Miller and Wade will be replacing retiring members Robert Gilby, Senior Vice-President and MD of Disney-ABC International Television (Asia Pacific), and Steve Marcopoto, President and Managing Director at Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific.

Fenez added: “On behalf of the Board of Directors, Council of Governors and the Executive Office, CASBAA would also like to recognise the incredible efforts and hard work of both Robert Gilby and Steve Marcopoto. Their guidance and dedication to the evolution of the Association will be greatly missed.”