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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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19 July, 2016Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning HBO Series Game of Thrones to begin production on Season 7 this summer

SINGAPORE, JULY 19, 2016 – The Emmy®– and Golden Globe-winning series GAME OF THRONES will begin shooting its next season later this summer, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. Production of the seven-episode seventh season will be based in Northern Ireland, while additional portions will be filmed in Spain and Iceland, with debut slated for summer…

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18 July, 2016FOX Networks Group Asia scores big with 85 Emmy nominations haul across HK & SE ASIA

Asia’s leading network proudly calls itself home to 21 Emmy-nominated shows on its suite of entertainment channels across the region. July 15, 2016 – Hong Kong – FOX Networks Group (FNG) Asia announced today that 21 shows carried by its channels across Hong Kong and Southeast Asia have garnered a total of 85 nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards, to…

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15 July, 2016HBO received 94 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any network this year

SINGAPORE, JULY 15, 2016 – HBO received 94 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any network for the 16th year in a row, for the upcoming 68th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced last night in Los Angeles. “Game of Thrones” led all nominees for the third year in a row with 23 nominations, while “Veep” received 17 nominations, and…

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15 July, 2016Turner seals partnership with globe telecom to launch Cartoon Network on mobile

  Philippines’ No. 1 kids channel will be available to Globe customers through the Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything apps MANILA, July 14, 2016 – Turner Asia Pacific and Globe Telecom, the Philippines’ No. 1 mobile brand, have announced that two upgraded Cartoon Network apps will soon be made available to Globe customers. An authenticated version of…

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12 July, 2016Viu launches premium subscription in Singapore with Singtel

Telco alliance support aggressive regional expansion Viu app downloads hit 1.6 million in Hong Kong and 500,000 in Singapore PCCW (SEHK: 0008) – Hong Kong, July 11, 2016 –  PCCW Media’s OTT video service, Viu, has launched premium subscription service in Singapore with telco partner, Singtel, the largest telecommunications company in Singapore, offering viewers unlimited downloads of their favourite content.…

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11 July, 2016HBO Asia announces first Chinese martial arts production with China movie channel

Hong Kong action director Corey Yuen executive produces the first two movies of the anthology to premiere across CMC’s network of channels and HBO Asia’s 23 territories at the end of 2016 SINGAPORE, JULY 11, 2016 – HBO Asia today announced a collaboration with China Movie Channel (CMC) to develop an anthology of Chinese language martial arts action movies.  Set…

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8 July, 2016Turner strikes content deal with nine and launches ‘Adult Swim’ branded block on 9GO!

Hit animation series Rick and Morty to make FTA prime-time debut in Australia SYDNEY (July 8, 2016) – Adult Swim, Turner’s irreverent brand of young-adult comedy, has found a new home in Australia under a syndication agreement with Nine. Nine’s 9GO! channel will host a weekly one-hour, Adult Swim-branded, block of programs every Sunday evening, starting July 10. The Adult…

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7 July, 2016StarTimes steps up capacity with Eutelsat for DTT broadcasting in Africa

Paris, 7 July 2016 – StarTimes, one of the fastest-growing operators of digital TV networks in Africa, and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) have concluded new multi-year agreements that set the stage for accelerated roll-out of digital broadcasting services across Africa. StarTimes uses satellites to deliver its multi-channel TV platform to over seven million homes in 13 Sub-Saharan African…

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7 July, 2016Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia Names Nirav Haji as Vice President, Affiliate Sales

SINGAPORE (July 7, 2016) Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia announced today the appointment of Nirav Haji as Vice President, Affiliate Sales. Based in Singapore and reporting to Ang Hui Keng, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mr. Haji will lead the sales, distribution and expansion of the networks’ five entertainment channels across the region: AXN, Sony Channel, Animax, ONE…

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6 July, 2016Videocon d2h enters into a unique association with SULTAN

6th July Mumbai: Videocon d2h, the fastest growing DTH service in India, has announced an association with Yash Raj Productions upcoming release Sultan starring Bollywood superstars Salman Khan & Anushka Sharma to be released during EID 2016. In the movie, Salman Khan is playing a Videocon d2h sales & service franchisee, who later on represents India in the Olympics. This…

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6 July, 2016Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) Secures B2B workflow with NexGuard Forensic Watermarking

Mr. Sunil Buch, Chief Business Officer, ZEEL & Mr. Harrie Tholen, Managing Director, NexGuard Mumbai, India / New York, NY – July 05, 2016: NexGuard, the leading provider of forensic watermarking technology and solutions, today announced that Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) is deploying its NexGuard forensic watermarking system at its Mumbai facilities. ZEEL is a global content company with a presence across…

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5 July, 2016AsiaSat and JIB expand partnership to broadcast NHK WORLD TV HD and SD on AsiaSat 7

Hong Kong, 29 June 2016 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) and Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB) today announced a major expansion of their partnership. From 1 July, JIB will use AsiaSat 7 to broadcast NHK WORLD TV HD, an English language news and lifestyle TV network, and for the continued distribution of its SD channel in the Asia-Pacific.…

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4 July, 2016New HBO Comedy Series: Vice Principals debuts same time as the U.S. Exclusively on HBO

SINGAPORE, JULY 4, 2016 – Created by Danny R. McBride and Jody Hill, who also created HBO’s “Eastbound & Down,” along with Ben Best, VICE PRINCIPALS tells the story of North Jackson High School and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. This brand-new HBO Original comedy series kicks off its nine-episode first season in Asia on…

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Soccer from space: Eutelsat and Rai broadcast first of seven Euro2016 matches in live Ultra HD

4 July, 2016Soccer from space: Eutelsat and Rai broadcast first of seven Euro2016 matches in live Ultra HD

Viewers receiving Tivùsat platform offered first quarter final, between Poland and Portugal, in Ultra HD Paris, Rome, 1 July 2016 – Yesterday’s first quarter-final of the Euro2016 marked the kick-off of seven matches that Rai, Italy’s national public broadcaster, and Eutelsat (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) are offering Italian TV homes. The initiative with Eutelsat marks Rai’s most ambitious foray into…

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30 June, 2016Election Day 2016 Unrivalled Coverage and Analysis Saturday July 2

  Australians will head to the polls this Saturday and SKY NEWS will deliver the most comprehensive multi-channel and multi-platform LIVE coverage and analysis of Election 2016. SKY NEWS Political Editor David Speers and Chief Political Reporter Kieran Gilbert will spearhead coverage which will feature an unmatched line-up of political insiders and the biggest names on the Australian political landscape. Paul…

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A lot of news about digital migrations this week, starting with Fox’s plan to live-stream its prime-time slate...

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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