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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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29 July, 2016AXN Reveals Dynamic 11-team Lineup for The Amazing Race Asia Season 5

Indonesian movie star Tara Basro to feature alongside popular show host Allan Wu for a race like no other JAKARTA (July 28, 2016) – AXN, the number one entertainment channel in Asia, today revealed the 11 fearless teams who will compete for USD$100,000 in The Amazing Race Asia Season 5. “We were overwhelmed by the response to our casting call…

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29 July, 2016Wladimir Bocquet joins Eutelsat as Director of Spectrum Management Policy

Paris, 28 July 2016 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces the appointment of Wladimir Bocquet in the new post of Director of Spectrum Management Policy. He joins Eutelsat on 1 August from the GSM Association in the UK where he served most recently as Senior Director, Head of Policy, Planning and Regulatory Affairs. Commenting on the arrival of…

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29 July, 2016Discovery Strengthens India Leadership With the Appointment of Karan Bajaj as Senior Vice President & General Manager, South Asia

Brings strong brand and product development experience and digital acumen to diversify Discovery’s India product offering New Delhi/Singapore, 28 July 2016 – In a bid to drive aggressive growth and expand its existing asset base, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has appointed Karan Bajaj as Senior Vice President and General Manager of South Asia with effect from 17 October 2016. Bajaj will…

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28 July, 2016Russia’s Tricolor TV first to launch Eutelsat’s new ‘SmartBeam’ Multiscreen Video Delivery Service

 New offer from Tricolor TV will enable viewers in public venues to watch Tricolor TV channels on mobile devices Moscow, Paris, 27 July 2016 – Tricolor TV, operator of one of the world’s fastest-growing TV platforms, and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announce they are collaborating on deploying the first network in Russia to use SmartBeam, Eutelsat’s new multi-screen…

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27 July, 2016Celestial Tiger Entertainment Roars with Ratings Highs in the First Half of 2016

HONG KONG (July 27, 2016) – Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, achieved record ratings performance in the first half of 2016 across the network and across key markets in southeast Asia. CTE’s flagship Chinese movie channel, Celestial Movies (CM), its classic Chinese movie channel, Celestial Classic Movies (CCM) and…

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27 July, 2016Beyoncé and Adele Lead Nominations for 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards”

“Video of the Year” Nominees Adele, Beyoncé, Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West Revealed in Panoramic Street Mural in New York’s East Village 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards” to Air LIVE from New York’s Madison Square Garden on MTV on Monday, 29 August at 8am (TH/WIB) and 9am (MY/PH/SG) SINGAPORE, 27 JULY 2016 – MTV today announced nominations for the…

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27 July, 2016ZEE Entertainment Q1 FY2017 Financial Results and Earnings Release

The Board of Directors of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE) (BSE Code: 505537, NSE Code: ZEEL.EQ, Reuters Code: ZEE.NS, Bloomberg Code: Z IN) in its meeting held on July 26, 2016, has taken on record the unaudited consolidated financial results of ZEE and its subsidiaries for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Please find attached the Financial Results & Earnings…

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26 July, 2016Discovery Strengthens Northeast-Asia Region with Appointment of Jay Trinidad as SVP and GM

Leading digital strategist with strong track record in consumer-centric operational excellence to scale up Japan and Korea markets Singapore, 26 July, 2016 – In line with its ambition to accelerate growth, through new investment and innovation, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has appointed Jay Trinidad as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Northeast Asia. Trinidad will focus on expanding the business…

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26 July, 2016New Asian entertainment channel GEM to make a dazzling entrance in Singapore!

Starting from 29 July, viewers can watch the latest Asian programmes, including express titles on the same day as their telecast in Japan, only on GEM (Singtel TV Ch 519) Singapore, 26 July 2016 – Discover the delights of Asian entertainment with the new channel GEM, set to launch on Singtel TV Channel 519 on 29 July 2016! As the…

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26 July, 2016HBO Releases Two New Game of Thrones Trailers and Silicon Valley Highlights at Comic-con International: San Diego 2016

SINGAPORE, JULY 23, 2016 – HBO has released new trailers from their critically-acclaimed Original series at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016, comprising of: GAME OF THRONES Season 6 Blooper Reel GAME OF THRONES Season 7 In-Production Tease SILICON VALLEY Season 3 Highlight Reel Please click on the hyperlinks to view the new trailers. GAME OF THRONES recently received 23 Primetime…

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26 July, 2016Viacom International Media Networks Airs a New MTV Branded Block in the Philippines With Free-to-air Broadcaster TV5 Network Inc.

PHILIPPINES, 25 JULY 2016 – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), today announced the launch of a new weekend MTV branded block, which started airing in the Philippines on 16 July 2016 with free-to-air broadcaster, TV5 Network Inc. Over 18.4 million Filipino homes which can access TV5, are now able to enjoy…

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26 July, 2016The “2016 Nickelodeon Slime Cup” Continues as the Teams Compete for Gooey Green Glory in “the Slime Cup Games”

Tune in on 25 July at 5.30PM (TH/WIB), 6.30PM (HK/MY/SG) and 7PM (PH) to Go Behind the Scenes with the Orange Carpet Special Edition: Slime Cup, and Join the Fun Online at www.slimecup.com Tweet it: The 2016 @nickelodeontv #SlimeCup continues as teams compete for gooey green glory in “The Slime Cup Games” starting 1 Aug!  SINGAPORE, 25 JULY 2016 –…

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26 July, 2016Advertising agent for Premier League co-branded channels

HONG KONG, July 22, 2016 – LeEco has been appointed by LeSports HK and Now TV as the exclusive TV advertising agent for their Premier League co-branded channels. The advertisements and sponsorships will be broadcast through the Premier League co-branded channels on both LeSports HK and Now TV platforms, enabling advertisers to reach a broader customer base with maximum publicity effect.…

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21 July, 20162016-19 Premier League will be delivered on LeSports HK and Now TV platforms

All 380 matches in each season to be broadcast live in HD HONG KONG, July 21, 2016 – LeSports HK and Now TV will broadcast through their co-branded channels all the Premier League matches during 2016-19 seasons. The content will be fully produced by LeSports HK and delivered to the respective customers of LeSports HK and Now TV via their…

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21 July, 2016It’s No Joke! Comedy Central Premieres First Asia Original Stand-up Series on Tuesday, 23 August

MALAYSIA, 20 JULY 2016 – Get ready to LOL, LMAO and ROFL! Comedy Central will launch its first Asian original stand-up series Comedy Central Stand-up, Asia! on Tuesday, 23 August at 7.55pm (TH/WIB), 8.55pm (HK/PH/SG/TW) and 9.55pm (MY). Comedy Central Stand-up, Asia! is an eight-part short series produced by Comedy Central Asia in collaboration with comedy entertainment company LOL Events in…

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20 July, 2016Singtel expands content suite with launch of Cast OTT video portal app

Singapore’s first OTT video portal app will offer Kids, Asian and Hallyu content packs and Viu Premium service sign-ups                                                                            Singapore, 7 July 2016 –…

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20 July, 2016Cartoon Network Greenlights Second Season of Emmy-nominated Global Hit Franchise the Powerpuff Girls

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to Make San Diego Comic-Con Debut, July 21-24 Cartoon Network has announced the renewal of the global phenomenon, The Powerpuff Girls. The series premiere in April had over 81 million worldwide fans experiencing it across multiple platforms, making it the largest international event in the history of the network. The wildly successful Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker…

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19 July, 2016HBO Asia Increases Output of Chinese Language Productions: New Series Developed With Taiwan’s Public Television Service and Singapore’s Infocus Asia

SINGAPORE, JULY 19, 2016 – Principal photography begins today for HBO Asia’s first production in Taiwan, THE PSYCHIC, jointly developed with Taiwanese broadcaster, Public Television Service (PTS), and award-winning Singaporean production company, InFocus Asia (IFA). Set and filmed fully on-location in Taiwan, HBO Asia’s six-part hour-long series is based on the award-winning short film from PTS’s Innovative Stories, The Busy…

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