The ACT is very happy to welcome three new members to its association. This includes Antena 1 from Romania, NTV from Turkey and the pan-European group Discovery Communications Europe. Today the ACT includes 30 members active in 34 European countries, thus covering the whole of EU27 and beyond. In politically and economically challenging times commercial broadcasters understand the importance of Brussels and the advantages of communicating on a joint basis with policy-makers. And in order to increase reporting from Brussels, NTV has recently opened a new office in Brussels.