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15 September, 2017Arqiva and AsiaSat extend lease for C and Ku-band capacity for content delivery in Asia Pacific

Hong Kong, 13 September 2017 – Arqiva, the UK’s leading communications infrastructure and media services company, has extended its lease for C and Ku-band capacity with Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator for sports content delivery across the Asia-Pacific. The agreement will see Arqiva’s continued use of AsiaSat 5 to deliver a broad range of sporting…

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12 September, 2017BBC Worldwide launches channels in Laos

BBC Worldwide Asia today announced a deal that will, for the first time, see international news and current affairs television brand, BBC World News, premium factual brand BBC Earth and award winning pre-school channel, CBeebies available in Laos. The channels, broadcast on Laosat DTH will available in the country’s 17 provinces including Vientiane. “The pay TV market is set for…

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8 September, 2017Double treat for Corrie viewers as extra episode details are announced

ITV Choice has today announced the transmission date for the extra weekly episode of Coronation Street. The first extra episode will air on Thursday September 21st – meaning Corrie fans get double helpings of their favourite soap on Thursdays every week. And the first week of the new six episode double Thursday transmission pattern will kick off in fittingly spectacular…

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30 August, 2017Queen Victoria’s Letters: A Monarch Unveiled

…a psychological portrait of Britain’s longest reigning monarch Acclaimed biographer AN Wilson uncovers the intriguing personal life of Queen Victoria through her journals and letters in Queen Victoria’s Letters: A Monarch Unveiled; a two-part psychological portrait of Britain’s longest reigning monarch, airing on ITV Choice on Monday 4th September after the first episode of the brand new series of Victoria. Examining the first half of…

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30 August, 2017News from BBC Uzbek to launch on Afghanistan’s Arezo TV

BBC World Service is expanding in Afghanistan with the launch of a TV news programme for the country’s Uzbek-speaking audience. From Monday, 4 September, the BBC Uzbek news bulletins will be broadcast on Arezo TV between 18.00 and 18.10 local time, Monday to Friday. The launch is part of the biggest expansion of the World Service since the 1940s. Broadcast…

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30 August, 2017SSL-built AsiaSat 9 arrives at Baikonur Launch Base

AsiaSat’s most powerful satellite designed with enhanced quality and reliability for DTH, television, VSAT broadband and mobility services PALO ALTO, Calif./Hong Kong – 30 August 2017 — Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator and Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems today announced that the high performance AsiaSat 9 satellite…

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29 August, 2017A+E NETWORKS ASIA LAUNCHES HISTORY™ IN VIETNAM

NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE, 28 August 2017: A+E Networks announced today the launch of HISTORY™ in Vietnam adding to its global footprint with over 120 million households across Asia. The leading global factual entertainment destination for award-winning and entertaining hit series and specials, will broadcast the HISTORY™ branded 24-hour channel in high-definition and fully subtitled in Vietnamese on MobiTV – Channel…

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22 August, 2017Victoria returns to ITV Choice

Following critical acclaim and record ratings, this autumn sees the return of ITV’s hugely popular historical drama, Victoria, produced by Mammoth Screen. Once again written by creator and executive producer, Daisy Goodwin, the brand new eight-part season will see Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes reprise their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, as they face new challenges both at…

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22 August, 2017SmarDTV first to embed a Conax Cardless Client in a Conditional Access Module (CAM)

Based on SmarDTV’s CAP210 chipset, meeting Conax’ comprehensive requirements for Cardless and Smartcard-based security clients Compatible with Conax Contego unified security back-end accommodating seamless co-existence of Smartcard and Cardless security clients Upgradable to latest CI Plus version 1.4.2 and CI Plus ECP (Enhanced Content Protection) specification Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland – August 21st 2017 – SmarDTV S.A., a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company,…

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17 August, 2017U.S. pay TV subscriber losses come in better than expected at 976,00 in Q2’17, Kagan Report Shows

Kagan Releases Second Quarter U.S. Multichannel Subscriber Report At 976,000 U.S. pay TV subscriber losses come in better than expected in second quarter Monterey, CA (August 15, 2017) – The legacy multichannel universe lost a record number of customers in the quarter ended June 30, 2017, but managed to keep the decline below the symbolic 1-million threshold. At the mid-year…

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17 August, 2017AsiaSat and Eurovision Media Services to deliver Taipei 2017 Universiade on AsiaSat 5

Hong Kong, 15 August 2017 – Eurovision Media Services, in collaboration with its long-term satellite partner, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), will use AsiaSat 5 to deliver the Taipei 2017 Universiade across the Asia Pacific. The 29th Summer Universiade is an international sporting and cultural event staged biennially, with Taipei as this year’s host city between 19th to 30…

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10 August, 2017Chinese Children Choose CBeebies

10.08.2017: Following the success of Sherlock and Planet Earth II in China, CBeebies programming is the latest British cultural export to be taking the country by storm. Increasing numbers of Chinese children are tuning into CBeebies favourites including Hey Duggee and Go Jetters as British kid’s programmes prove popular throughout the nation. Figures released today by BBC Worldwide show that…

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9 August, 2017Foxtel Welcomes Conviction and Sentencing of Subscription TV Pirate

Foxtel has welcomed the sentencing of a Sydney man for his role in the selling of unauthorised access to Foxtel services. Haidar Majid Salam Al Baghdadi, 33 years old, was convicted of criminal offences relating to charges of operating an illegal network that allowed more than 8000 people across Australia to access Foxtel subscription television broadcasts for free. A Sydney…

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9 August, 2017Martin Clunes & A Lion Called Mugie

Martin Clunes joins a mission set to make wildlife history by returning endangered lions to a remote part of Kenya in a documentary to be exclusively broadcast on ITV Choice. It is 25 years since lions roamed in the Kora National Reserve where legendary conservationist George Adamson set up a camp to rescue lions and release them back into the…

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8 August, 2017Tata Sky Blogbuster launched on Tata Sky’s 11th anniversary

Mumbai, August 8, 2017: On its 11th anniversary, Tata Sky the fastest growing brand in the DTH industry and a pioneer of innovative services, introduced Tata Sky Blogbuster – Tata Sky’s first ever official blog. The blog will bring to you interesting and engaging content and story-telling in the field of entertainment. Tata Sky Blogbuster will cover original and exclusive…

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4 August, 2017BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT: Candid documentary chronicling the life of the billionaire investor premieres August 13 on HBO SIGNATURE

The HBO Documentary Will Also Stream On HBO GO. Download high-res key art and images here Watch the trailer here SINGAPORE, AUGUST 4, 2017 – With a net worth of more than US$60 billion, Warren Buffett is truly a one-of-a-kind billionaire. Now 86, the legendary investor still lives in a modest home in Omaha, and continues to drive himself to…

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2 August, 2017The BBC’s international news services mark 70 years of Partition

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, India’s independence from the British Raj and the creation of an independent Pakistan, the BBC’s international news services – BBC World Service, BBC World News television and the website bbc.com/news – present a season of special features and programmes. Using timelines, memoirs and testimonies, BBC World Service reports in English,…

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1 August, 2017BBC Earth Films launches Earth: One Amazing Day in China

Earth: One Amazing Day, the much anticipated follow-up to BBC Earth Films’ $112m box office smash Earth: The Movie makes its world premiere in Beijing today. Earth: One Amazing Day showcases the remarkable stories that happen on earth, our home, each and every day, driven by the power of the Sun. It takes audiences on a breath-taking and immersive voyage…

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1 August, 2017Masterpiece with Alan Titchmarsh

returns to ITV Choice Alan Titchmarsh returns with a second series of Masterpiece. The brainchild of the renowned gardener, Masterpiece is a unique antiques game show taking place in glamorous stately homes across Britain. Along with his antiques expert Rachel Houston-Holland, Alan will challenge teams of antique and history fans to seek out the rarest – and most valuable –…

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31 July, 2017AsiaSat Press Release: AsiaSat 9 set for 28 September Launch

Hong Kong, 31 July 2017 – AsiaSat 9, AsiaSat’s most powerful satellite, is set for launch on 28 September Moscow time 09:50pm (29 September Baikonur time 00:50am, Hong Kong time 02:50am) on a Proton M/Breeze M rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan after being in storage at Space Systems Loral’s facility with its Pre-ship Review passed in April. AsiaSat 9, Asia’s…

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