Director-General’s Report

Welcome to the NABA website. We hope you will find it a source of useful information and will visit often.

The NABA membership is unique among the world’s broadcast unions as it includes a large representation of American, Canadian and Mexican national television and radio broadcasters and major suppliers of products and services to the industry. The success of NABA in representing the interests of the North American broadcast industry in international forums is dependent upon the involvement of our membership in various NABA activities. Our great strength is in the breadth of our membership. From it, we call upon a great expanse of knowledge, expertise and business interests in our deliberations.

It is an understatement to say the entire communications industry is undergoing enormous change. NABA is an indispensable forum for our members in helping to chart a course that permits our industry to take advantage of the changes in technology and regulations that enhance services to viewers and listeners while not losing sight of core broadcasting activities. The heart of NABA activity lies in the work of its committees including Legal, Technical, Radio and Resilience & Risk Committee as well as numerous Task Forces and Working Groups. Their work addresses an ever-changing variety of issues in support of our members’ interests.

NABA recognizes that broadcasters share many common technical, operational and regulatory challenges and our core mission is to provide the opportunity and means, through NABA, to work on these challenges and take action as appropriate to the issues. These efforts are done to both the benefit of our members and the industry as a whole.

Rebecca Hanson
Director-General, NABA