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20 October, 2016Eurosport Secures Exclusive Worldwide Rights for Inaugural Six Day Cycling Series

– Eurosport underlines position as Home of Cycling, presenting all three Grand Tours, including the Tour de France, and all five Monuments – – Eurosport to become gatekeeper for broadcast rights to the track cycling series for 2016/17 – – World’s best track cycling heroes set to compete in thrilling new series –   Singapore, 20 October 2016 – Eurosport…

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20 October, 2016Indonesia’s Natasha Liana Gets Once-in-a-lifetime Mentorship Stint To Be MTV Breaks EMA 2016

JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, 20 OCTOBER 2016 – Thousands globally applied for MTV Breaks to seize a chance to be at the MTV EMA 2016 this November, where MTV is offering big ‘breaks’ to four talented, young creatives who will get the opportunity for a stint as a photographer, costume designer, Snapchat producer, and DJ at this year’s MTV EMA. Opened to…

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20 October, 2016Discovery Communications announces ‘Project C.A.T.: Conserving Acres For Tigers’

– In partnership with World Wildlife Fund, Discovery will fund and conserve a nearly 1 million acre tiger site in India and Bhutan – – To air around-the-world documentary focused on tigers – from Orlando von Einsiedel’s Grain Media (Academy® Award Nominated Producers of VIRUNGA) –   San Francisco/Singapore, 20 October, 2017 – Discovery Communications announced today a historic partnership with World…

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19 October, 2016Telespazio and Eutelsat partner on driving HD and Ultra HD growth from flagship HOTBIRD video neighbourhood

Paris, Rome, 18 October 2016 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and Telespazio, a Leonardo-Finmeccanica (67%) and Thales (33%) joint venture, a global broadcast service provider, are strengthening their longstanding strategic partnership with a new agreement that sets the stage for growth of higher resolution video channels at Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD video neighbourhood. In addition to pursuing transmissions of Standard…

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19 October, 2016BBC Worldwide signs Planet Earth II co-production deal with Tencent in China

Today, BBC Worldwide announced a co-production deal with one of China’s largest providers of Internet value added services, Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”, SEHK: 00700) for Planet Earth II. This is the first time BBC Worldwide is co-producing a documentary with a video platform in China. Narrated by David Attenborough and produced by the BBC’s Natural History Unit, the highly anticipated…

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18 October, 2016Eurosport brings fans the latest in sports entertainment with Drone Racing

– Crucial part of Eurosport’s strategy to showcase innovative content – – 70 countries across Europe and Asia Pacific to broadcast DR1 – – Eurosport to be exclusive distribution partner for DR1 – Singapore, 18 October 2016 –  Eurosport today announced its partnership with DR1 Racing, the leading international drone racing series, to exclusively distribute content for broadcast in 70…

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18 October, 2016The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 Debut Sizzles as the Best Performing English OP Premiere of 2016

Tops the premiere ratings for Asia’s Got Talent in Singapore and Malaysia SINGAPORE (October 18, 2016) – AXN has delivered yet another stunning original production (OP) with the adrenaline-fueled The Amazing Race Asia Season 5. The highly anticipated series raced to the top during its premiere amongst all English general entertainment channels on Thursday, October 13 at 9pm, becoming the…

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18 October, 2016“Cartoon Network Move it Movement – presented by AIA Vitality” event kicks off in Kuala Lumpur on December 9

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (October 18, 2016) – AIA Bhd., Malaysia’s leading life insurance provider, has teamed up with Turner Asia Pacific to create the Cartoon Network Move it Movement – presented by AIA Vitality. The initiative is a wellness campaign that centres around an event for the whole family in Kuala Lumpur on December 9-11. This is a partnership of…

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18 October, 2016HBO Asia Original Martial Arts Movies With China Movie Channel Premiere Dates Announced

TV Movies To Premiere Same Day On China Movie Channel In China And Across Asia On HBO And RED BY HBO. Click hyperlink for trailer and images of “Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So” Click hyperlink for trailer and images of “Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying” SINGAPORE, OCTOBER 17, 2016 – The premiere dates of the inaugural…

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18 October, 2016ALL EYES ON NEW, Get ready to watch all that’s NEW on Zee Café

Mumbai, October 17, 2016: Zee Café, the leader in the English entertainment genre has announced its new brand positioning with the slogan – All Eyes On New. The slogan, a catchy turn of phrase not only reinforces Zee Café’s brand commitment to its viewers and strengthens its thought leadership in the English entertainment category. The positioning is inspired from the…

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18 October, 2016William Wade to retire as AsiaSat’s Executive Director, President & CEO and assume new role as Senior Advisor; Andrew Jordan named successor from 1 November 2016

Hong Kong, 17 October 2016 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited (AsiaSat – SEHK: 1135), Asia’s leading satellite operator, announced that William Wade will retire as Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 November 2016, and remain as Senior Advisor of AsiaSat until 31 March 2017. Andrew Jordan will be appointed by the Board to succeed…

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17 October, 2016Turner Asia Pacific picks up Seasons 6 and 7 of Xilam’s hit Oggy and the Cockroaches

Xilam, the award-winning animation production company, today announces that Turner Asia Pacific, one of its key broadcast partners, has acquired two additional seasons for its ratings-winner Oggy and the Cockroaches. The series in 4K will be delivered from 2017 onwards and available across Turner’s channels including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO. The strong partnership between Xilam and Turner has seen…

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14 October, 2016Eurosport makes waves with international surfing association deal

2016 World Championships highlights to be shown on Eurosport in Asia-Pac Surfing set to debut at the next Summer Olympic Games Singapore, 14 October 2016 – Eurosport has strengthened its association with the Olympic Games after agreeing a partnership that will see highlights of the 2016 ISA World Championships broadcast in the Asia-Pacific region. With surfing set to reach brand…

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13 October, 2016Turner and CNN Unveil CNN MoneyStream – a Personalized Business News App

Team Stream for Business and Financial News Turner and CNN announced the launch of their newest mobile app — CNN MoneyStream, a personalized business news experience available to iOS and Android users. Inspired by Turner’s Team Stream, CNN MoneyStream enables users to follow companies, businesses, topics, and market data just like they follow teams and players through Bleacher Report’s app.…

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12 October, 2016‘Medici: Masters of Florence’ in Ultra HD by RAI to broadcast in Italy through Eutelsat

Eight episodes of landmark series available for Tivùsat satellite homes from 18 October Paris, 12 October 2016 – Satellite TV homes in Italy are set for a feast of exceptional Ultra HD viewing with ‘Medici: Masters of Florence’, a landmark series from RAI that starts broadcasting on 18 October. The eight-part series starring Dustin Hoffman and chronicling the rise of…

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11 October, 2016ViuTV unveils exciting program lineup for 2017 – English channel ViuTVsix will be launched on March 31, 2017

HONG KONG, October 11, 2016 – ViuTV today unveils its strong content lineup for 2017 with more “real choices” for Hong Kong viewers. ViuTVsix, an English channel, will be launched at channel 96 on March 31, 2017. Factual entertainment for everyone – ViuTV is committed to offering the most comprehensive factual entertainment content to viewers. In 2017, ViuTV will continue…

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11 October, 2016Celestial Tiger Entertainment Enters South Korea

Celestial Movies Launches on SK Broadband HONG KONG (October 11, 2016) – Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today the launch of its flagship Chinese movie channel, Celestial Movies, on SK Broadband – a major pay TV platform in South Korea with over 3.8 million subscribers.  The channel is…

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11 October, 2016Samir Farah has been appointed as the new Head of BBC Arabic

Samir has been with BBC Arabic since 1996 as a programme maker, presenter and editor. Most recently he has led the programmes department, which has pioneered new formats and produced ground breaking documentaries including Syrian Journey, Broadcasting Hate and Slaves of the Caliphate. Samir said: “It is a huge honour to be the new Head of BBC Arabic. It is also…

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7 October, 2016Fox Sports provides more choices to baseball fans in Taiwan with strategic digital partnership with major league baseball

Taiwan – FOX Sports announced today a ground-breaking digital-rights partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) in Taiwan from 2016 to 2020, which enables baseball fans to watch MLB games on their mobile phones, tablets, computers or Smart TVs, in addition to catching the action on the FOX Sports network on TV. The agreement is testament to the strong relationship between…

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5 October, 2016Fetch TV launches Turner’s CNN International in Australia

Timing ideal to cater for the unprecedented interest in the US Election SYDNEY, October 5, 2016 – Fetch TV today announced the launch of CNN International, which will be available this week to Entertainment Pack subscribers at no additional cost. CNN international is the number one international TV news channel across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific…

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Better Satellite World: The Magic of Satellite

Did you know that our industry was founded by a magician? He didn’t call himself that, but he had a magical ability to see into the future. One of the many things he saw was the satellite industry. His name was Sir Arthur C. Clarke.

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