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20 January, 2017HBO is once again the home of the Oscars® in Asia

The Ultimate Oscars® Experience On HBO Starts With The Live Nominee Announcement On January 24 at 9.18pm SINGAPORE, January 20, 2017 – HBO is once again the home of the Oscars® in Asia this year. Subscribers across Asia can get the ultimate Oscars® experience of the 89th Academy Awards direct from Hollywood across multiple screens on TV and connected mobile…

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20 January, 2017Irdeto and Harmonic Team Up to Support CSA3, The Most Secure Scrambling Algorithm on the Market, to Enable Premium Ultra HD Content Distribution

First-of-its-Kind Integrated CSA3 Solution Provides Advanced Encryption Technology Empowering Pay TV Operators with the Freedom to Innovate AMSTERDAM – 19 January 2016 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, today announced it is working with Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, to provide the world’s first integrated and proven Common Scrambling Algorithm v3 (CSA3) solution. This…

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18 January, 2017Watch The First Episode Of The HBO Asia Original Series HALFWORLDS Season 2 For Free On The HBO Asia Website

SINGAPORE, JANUARY 17, 2017 – From January 30, the first episode of the HBO Asia Original HALFWORLDS Season 2 will be available for free to all viewers across Asia*, both subscribers and non-subscribers alike, for a week on The eight-part, hour-long dark action fantasy drama – the network’s first returnable series – follows a researcher who tries to uncover…

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17 January, 2017ABS Issued Operator Licenses for Papua New Guinea

Photo:   Left to Right:  Garie Pimental, MD of SE Asia – ABS,   Charles Punaha, CEO of NICTA,    Kila Gulo Vui, Director Economics, Consumer, & International Affairs of NICTA,  Sinton Spence,  Director, AGSL. Bermuda – January 17th, 2017 – ABS announced it has been granted the Network, Applications and Gateway Operator licenses to serve Papua New Guinea (PNG) from the…

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17 January, 2017ONE Reigns Supreme as the #1 Korean Entertainment Channel in South East Asia

Legend of the Blue Sea and Scarlet Heart Beat Rivals Descendants of the Sun and Goblin as the Top Korean Dramas of 2016 SINGAPORE (January 17, 2017) Sony’s powerhouse ONE Channel dominated the Korean entertainment genre in 2016, doubling the ratings of its closest competitor in Singapore and Malaysia. Unleashing an arsenal of groundbreaking Korean dramas throughout the year, including…

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16 January, 2017EUTELSAT 117 West B all-electric satellite fully charged and now in commercial service

Eutelsat Corporate – Jan 16, 2017 09:30 GMT Paris, 16 January 2017 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces that its EUTELSAT 117 West B satellite has entered into full commercial service and is now ready to support customers across Latin America. Commercialised by the Eutelsat Americas affiliate, EUTELSAT 117 West B is the second all-electric satellite in Eutelsat’s…

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16 January, 2017Hotstar Begins the Year with a Bang; Unveils Exclusive Content Deal with Disney India for the Premium service

Latest Disney, Disney.Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm movies to be available via SVOD on Hotstar in India Mumbai, 16 January 2017: This year Disney India has witnessed spectacular success with its Hollywood movies setting benchmarks that reflect the increasing popularity of English movies in the country. Similarly, Hotstar has emerged as a market leader signaling the rise of digital and mobile entertainment platforms. Hotstar…

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16 January, 2017Telstra provides world first assured availability on key routes in Asia

16 January 2017 – Telstra will introduce assured availability on Asia’s busiest subsea cable routes – Hong Kong to Singapore and Japan to Hong Kong. The new ‘Always On’ service guarantee was announced at the PTC conference in Hawaii today. It utilises the unmatched scale and diversity of Telstra’s cable network in the Asia Pacific region to guarantee connectivity even…

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16 January, 2017BBC Earth ends 2016 in first place*

In December 2016, BBC Earth ranked number one among the factual channels in Singapore, topping the charts for the fourth time in a year*. Data from StarHub SmarTAM indicated the channel to be the leading factual channel for live TV audiences aged four and above in December 2016*, surpassing six other channels in the same category. BBC Earth also topped…

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13 January, 2017Ben 10 Dashes across the Globe with Ben 10: Up to Speed

New Mobile Game Tells the Origin Story of Kids’ Favorite 10-Year-Old Hero Following the successful global re-launch of the beloved franchise Ben 10, Cartoon Network now introduces Ben to a new generation of fans with the new mobile game, Ben 10: Up to Speed. The runner launches worldwide on January 12 on iOS, Google Play and Amazon for US$2.99. Up to Speed follows Ben Tennyson as he goes on the best…

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12 January, 2017International Media Corp Introduces Viacom International Media Networks’ Paramount Channel Vietnam

VIETNAM/ SINGAPORE, 12 JANUARY 2017 – At a press launch in Ho Chi Minh last evening, Vietnamese multimedia communication group International Media Corp (IMC), announced the launch of Viacom International Media Networks’ (VIMN)Paramount Channel Vietnam on HTVC cable (# 16 / Analog, # 6 / Digital), which went on-air on 1 January 2017. The latest distribution deal follows the network’s…

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11 January, 2017KIX’s The Ultimate BROcation Wins its Timeslots in the Philippines and Malaysia

HONG KONG (January 18, 2017) – Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), the operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today that its original production The Ultimate BROcation, won its premiere timeslot among pay-TV audiences in the Philippines and Malaysia. Produced for CTE’s action entertainment channel KIX, The Ultimate BROcation is a reality series following the…

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11 January, 2017Ben Cox Named Vice President & General Manager, Nickelodeon Networks Australia & New Zealand

Sydney, Australia, 11 January 2017 – Ben Cox has been named Vice President and General Manager for Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand, it was announced today by Ben Richardson, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Australia and New Zealand. As Vice President and General Manager, Cox will be responsible for the day-to-day management of…

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10 January, 2017Turner’s Entertainment Brands Enjoy Epic Start To 2017

Warner TV and Oh!K channels celebrate new year with ratings high HONG KONG (January 10, 2017) – With 2017 only just up and running, Turner’s pan-regional entertainment channels – Warner TV and Oh!K – are already revelling in ratings highs in key Southeast Asia markets. In Singapore, Warner TV started the year as the No. 1 English general entertainment channel. While…

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10 January, 2017Record-Breaking Asia’s Got Talent Set to Return to AXN

Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia Secures Rights for Season Two SINGAPORE (January 10, 2017) – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia announced today a multi-year agreement with FremantleMedia International and Syco Entertainment for the rights to Asia’s Got Talent, the record-breaking series that premiered first on Sony’s AXN channel in 2015. The agreement forms part of SPT Networks’ long term…

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6 January, 2017Tata Sky begins the year with maximum number of channels & services across the DTH industry

January, 6, 2017: Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution platform providing Pay TV and OTT services, announced its offerings #MaxJingalala of 600 channels and services, which is the highest ever in the DTH sector. Tata Sky today is a market leader in HD channels along with maximum number of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi and Assamese channels…

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HBO Asia’s first returnable series to debut with double episodes SINGAPORE, JANUARY 06, 2017 – HALFWORLDS Season 2 (#HALFWORLDS) will be making its debut across Asia exclusively on HBO on Sunday, January 22, 2017, HBO Asia (#HBOAsia) announced today. The eight-part, hour-long dark action fantasy drama – the network’s first returnable series – will premiere with double back-to-back episodes at…

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6 January, 2017HDTV gathers pace at Eutelsat HOTBIRD neighbourhood: all Rai channels now available in HD in Tivùsat platform

Paris, 5 January 2016 – Viewers in Italy of the Tivùsat TV platform that broadcasts exclusively from Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD neighbourhood can now benefit from HD quality of the full line-up of TV channels produced by Rai. Rai YoYo, Rai School, Rai Gulp, Rai Storia and Rai News24 were the last of 13 Rai channels to transition to HD. The operation was…

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5 January, 2017Eutelsat scales up Ultra HD content with two new channels at the popular HOTBIRD neighbourhood

FTV UHD and Travelxp 4K to enrich Ultra HD offer for cable and IPTV operators across Europe Las Vegas, Paris, 4 January 2016 – One day ahead of the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show where Ultra HD is set to be a continuing hot trend, Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces the launch of two new Ultra HD channels…

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4 January, 2017Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds to debut same time as the U.S. on Jan. 8 exclusively on HBO

SINGAPORE, JANUARY 4, 2017 – In light of the recent and unexpected deaths of both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, the documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS will debut same time as the U.S. on Sunday, January 8 at 9am, with a same day primetime encore at 9pm, exclusively on HBO. The story of a family’s complicated…

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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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