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North American Broadcasters Association

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) is an established, non-profit association of the largest broadcasting organizations in Canada, United States and Mexico, committed to advancing the interests of broadcasters locally and internationally.

The NABA forum is unique in providing the opportunity for North American broadcasters to collaborate, share insights, develop best practices and positions, in support of the broadcast business from technical, operational, and legal perspectives.    

As the only North American broadcast association with official status as a non-governmental organization (NGO) at the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), NABA plays an important global leadership role in representing the North American perspective in these high-profile international forums.

As a member of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), the coordinating body for broadcasting unions around the world, NABA is the voice of North American broadcasters internationally. In addition, NABA provides Secretariat services for the WBU and coordinates WBU meetings which bring together broadcaster perspectives from around the globe, in technical, operations, and copyright/legal areas. The Director-General of NABA is Head of the WBU Secretariat.