$1.06 bln worth of pay TV stolen in Asia in 2005

The pay-TV industry in Asia is expected to see revenue losses due to piracy rise by 11% in 2005 to $1.06 bln, with India accounting for more than half the losses. Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia claims that losses in India are expected to rise by 19% to $670 mln 2005, due largely to theft of programming on a wholesale basis.