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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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6 January, 2017HBO ASIA ORIGINAL SERIES HALFWORLDS SEASON 2 TO PREMIERE ACROSS ASIA ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017 AT 9PM EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

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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4 January, 2017Irdeto joins Frog by Wyplay community to offer integrated security solutions for operators worldwide

LAS VEGAS, CES – 03 January 2017 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, today announced a new licensing agreement with Wyplay to join more than 140 companies in the Frog by Wyplay community, which offers software to operators to provide an innovative TV experience. Through the new partnership, Irdeto and Wyplay will offer an integrated advanced middleware…

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4 January, 2017Zee Entertainment launches a new celebrity chat show ‘Starry Nights’

Hosted by prominent trade analyst, Komal Nahta, the star-studded property caters exclusively to international audiences Mumbai, January 02, 2017: Taking storytelling beyond boundaries, leading content conglomerate, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has created yet another milestone with the launch of its new celebrity chat show ‘Starry Nights’, exclusively for international territories. Hosted by top trade analyst, Komal Nahta, the show…

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23 December, 2016ABS and Nepal Digital Cable (NDC) Launch a New DTH Platform on ABS-2

Bermuda and Hong Kong - 23 December 2016, ABS and Nepal Digital Cable (NDC) signed a multitransponder agreement to deliver Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcast service into Nepal.

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23 December, 2016A+E NETWORKS® SETS COURSE FOR MAJOR PRESENCE IN SOUTH KOREA

NEW YORK (December 21, 2016) – A+E Networks® has committed to a major expansion of its footprint in South Korea via a partnership with entertainment media powerhouse, IHQ Inc., in which it will acquire a strategic stake. In addition, A+E will purchase two local channels – FoodTV and TVIS – which, via a partnership with IHQ and its majority shareholder, D’Live Co., Ltd., will be widely distributed across...

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22 December, 2016Tata Sky Gurus launched with leading spiritual gurus Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Sadhguru, Brahma Kumaris

Mumbai, December 21, 2016: Tata Sky today launched ‘Tata Sky Gurus’ – a 24X7 ad-free video service providing teachings of spiritual gurus on its interactive platform. Tata Sky subscribers can now have access to the wisdom of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Art of Living Foundation), Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (Isha Foundation) and Brahma Kumaris (Brahma Kumari World Spiritual University) from the comfort of their homes. The exhaustive content...

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20 December, 2016Blippar and BBC Worldwide Announce Partnership to Bring AR Experience to Planet Earth II Audiences

Leading Tech Company Integrates Augmented Reality Technology in Campaign for Landmark Natural History Series December 20 2016, Singapore — Blippar, a technology company building a visual discovery browser through artificial intelligence and augmented reality, and  BBC Worldwide today announced their partnership to promote BBC’s latest ratings busting landmark natural history television series Planet Earth II – through a multimedia interactive…

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