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25 August, 2016Intelsat Announces Successful Launch of Intelsat 36

Expands MultiChoice’s Leading Direct-to-Home Services in Sub-Saharan Africa Luxembourg, 24 August 2016 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 36 satellite. Intelsat 36 was launched from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle. Liftoff occurred at 6:16 p.m. EDT. The satellite…

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24 August, 2016With two kung fu films, HBO cautiously tests the waters in China

Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia attends the “2nd Global Film Industry Value Chain Development Forum” during the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival on June 15, 2015. (Photo by VCG via Getty Images) For American film and TV show creators and distributors, it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing in China recently. Online video portals have been ordered to limit foreign…

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22 August, 2016MTV Debuts New Made-in-Asia “OK Dance-Oke” Music Show And “MTV Asia Spotlight” Monthly Artist Special

Also Set to Premiere Two New Music Chart Shows Tweet it: @mtvasia debuts new made-in-Asia “Ok Danceoke” music show and “MTV ASIA SPOTLIGHT” monthly artist special SINGAPORE, 22 AUGUST 2016 – Youth entertainment brand MTV is presenting a bumper crop of content for music and dance fans in Asia. Music video dance tutorial programme Ok Danceoke is a new music…

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19 August, 2016International Pop Icon Britney Spears And Multi-platinum Recording Artist Nick Jonas To Perform At 2016 “mtv Video Music Awards”

Rising Star G-Eazy will Join Britney for the First Time for World-Premiere Performance of “Make Me…” from Her New Studio Album “Glory” Ty Dolla $ign Joins Jonas for Performance of “Bacon” from His Latest Studio Album “Last Year was Complicated” SINGAPORE, 18 AUGUST 2016 – Returning to the VMA’s stage for the first time in 10 years, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning…

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18 August, 2016Sony Pictures, American Heart Association Partner for ‘Angry Birds’ Promotion

16 Aug, 2016 by: Erik Gruenwedel Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Aug. 16 announced a co-promotion with the American Heart Association for ‘The Angry Birds Movie,’ which is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital HD. Specifically, SPHE is assisting the AHA for the launch of the “Angry Birds, Happy Bodies” fitness initiative for children nationwide. The…

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17 August, 2016Zee Entertainment announces the first edition of ‘ZEE Mindspace Awards’ to be held at #ZEEMelt 2016

The first-of-its-kind awards property which aims at recognizing brands that have captured maximum ‘MindSpace’ Winning Brands identified based on a nationwide research executed by Nielsen Online Survey conducted across the country, covering 288 Brands across 36 product categories Mumbai, August 17, 2016: Leading content company, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) today announced the launch of the first edition of ‘ZEE…

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16 August, 2016New Cinemax Original Drama Series Quarry

PREMIERES SAME TIME AS THE U.S. ON SEPTEMBER 10 AT 10AM (9AM THAI/JKT) ON CINEMAX SINGAPORE, AUGUST 16, 2016 – A brand-new eight-episode thrilling action drama series, QUARRY, will premiere in Asia at the same time as the U.S., on Saturday, September 10 at 10am (9am Thai/ Jkt) with a same day primetime encore at 10pm (9pm Thai/Jkt), exclusively on…

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16 August, 2016Kids’ Media Consumption In Australia Up As Spending Power Rises To A$1.8 Billion

Cartoon Network’s New Generations latest study reveals trends and media habits of Australian kids Kids media consumption has increased TV still the most influential channel for reaching kids with viewing up 8% on last year Twice as many children notice ads on TV compared to social media Kids’ pocket money is up 7% on last year, to A$1.8 billion annually…

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15 August, 2016Babytv sets record viewing figures in Indonesia

FOX-owned toddler channel becomes most-watched Entertainment Channel London, 02 August 2016:  BabyTV, the award-winning baby and toddler channel from FOX Networks Group, delivered its best month yet in June, reaching #1 position among the Entertainment Genre and #1 among All People (excluding terrestrial) on top Indonesian platform PT MNC Sky Vision Tbk (MSKY) with their brand Indovision. Since it launched…

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15 August, 2016BBC Pashto TV programme on Mashriq TV in Pakistan

12 August 2016.  The BBC Pashto TV programme BBC Naray Da Wakht (BBC World Right Now) will be part of the daily schedule of Pakistan’s new Pashto-language channel, Mashriq TV, which starts broadcasting on Sunday 14 August. Broadcast live from London in prime time – 18.30 Pakistan Standard Time – and presented by Sana Safi and Amanullah Atta, BBC Naray…

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12 August, 2016PCCW Media collaborates with STX Entertainment to bring unique content to enrich its service offerings

PCCW (SEHK: 0008) – HONG KONG, August 12, 2016 – PCCW Media has collaborated with STX Entertainment to bring more premium content to viewers in Hong Kong, South East Asia and India. PCCW has acquired an equity interest in US-based STX Entertainment, a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st century’s changed…

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10 August, 2016Virginia Lim promoted to Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production & Marketing, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia

SINGAPORE, August 10, 2016 — Virginia Lim has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing at Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia, it was announced today by Ang Hui Keng, Senior Vice President and General Manager for SPT Networks, Asia. Based in Singapore, Lim continues to oversee the entire network portfolio of Asian and…

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9 August, 2016Music for your eyes – Channel V transitions into a definitive 24 hours music channel for the youth

Mumbai, 8 August 2016: Star India’s Channel V has made the much-awaited transition into a 24 hours music channel this August, continuing with its legacy. With this, Channel V promises to introduce the Indian youth to the future of music entertainment in India where content will be curated for visual delight. The programming will focus on music videos that not…

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4 August, 2016MEASAT and Globecast Bring Four (4) BBC Channels to Asia

Kuala Lumpur, 01 August 2016 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today an agreement with Globecast Asia (“Globecast”) and BBC Worldwide (“BBC”) to distribute four (4) BBC channels via the MEASAT-3 satellite.  BBC Earth HD showcasing the work of the world’s foremost factual filmmakers. BBC Lifestyle HD on home, design, and food to entertain, engage and inspire. CBeebies…

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4 August, 2016ONE set to premiere ‘Scarlet Heart’ at the same time as Korea

‘Doctors’ achieves 2016 ratings records in Singapore and Malaysia SINGAPORE (August 4, 2016)— In a first for Southeast Asia, Sony’s ONE channel is set to premiere the highly anticipated South Korean drama series Scarlet Heart at the same time as its telecast in Korea on August 29. The unprecedented announcement comes hot on the heels of the successful Doctors series…

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2 August, 2016Discovery Communications Invests in VS Media Group, the First and Largest Chinese Multi-channel Network

– Investment reinforces Discovery’s commitment to accelerate multi-platform growth and be a leading convergent media company of the future – Shanghai/Singapore, 2 August, 2016 – Discovery Communications today announced it has taken a minority stake in VS MEDIA, a top MultiChannel Network (MCN) that super-serves digital natives in Greater China. With more than 55 million subscribers and 320 million video views…

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1 August, 2016National Geographic Channel Delves Deep Into Photochromic and Blue Light Technology In a Campaign for Transitions Optical

The channel has partnered with the leading photochromic lens company to develop custom content across TV, digital and social platforms. Hong Kong, August 1, 2016 – National Geographic Channel (NGC), part of the FOX Networks Group (FNG) Asia portfolio, has partnered with Transitions Optical on a marketing campaign that launched in June, to educate viewers on photochromic and blue light…

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1 August, 2016HBO Announces Premiere Dates Of Westworld, Insecure And Divorce

HBO Renews BALLERS For Third Season SINGAPORE, JULY 31, 2016 – HBO has announced the premiere dates of three brand-new HBO Original series – WESTWORLD, INSECURE AND DIVORCE, which will premiere at the same time as the U.S. on HBO in October. In addition, HBO has renewed the comedy series BALLERS for a third season. “Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark…

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29 July, 2016Zee Entertainment launches Zee.One in Germany

A dedicated Bollywood movie channel specially adapted for the German market Mumbai, India / Munich, Germany, July 29, 2016: India’s leading media conglomerate, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) today announced the launch of Zee.One, its dedicated Bollywood movie channel for the German market. The channel was launched in Germany by Mr. Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEEL, Mr. Amit Goenka,…

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29 July, 2016AXN Announces Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia as Presenting Sponsor for The Amazing Race Asia Season 5

JAKARTA (July 28, 2016) AXN, the number one English entertainment channel in Asia, today announced that the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia will be the presenting sponsor for The Amazing Race Asia Season 5. The popular series returns to AXN later this year and will feature 11 fearless teams racing around the world, competing to take home the winning…

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