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9 December, 2016Global English News Network, WION announces its Official Launch

Promises to bring news, as it happens, when it happens. No falsities, no spins, just pure news To push the boundaries of innovation on digital, mobile and television platforms Mumbai, December 08, 2016: After its soft launch in August this year, Global English News Network, ‘WION – World is One News’ today announced its formal launch with the massive roll-out…

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8 December, 2016Production has begun for HBO Asia’s First Original Comedy Drama Series, SENT

  Left: HBO Asia CEO – Jonathan Spink Right: HBO Asia Original SENT director and co-producer – Alaric Tay Singaporean comedian Alaric Tay to direct and co-produce SINGAPORE, December 08, 2016 – HBO Asia announced today that the network’s first original comedy drama series, SENT, is currently in production. Filmed in Singapore, the eight-part half-hour per episode series will be directed and…

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8 December, 2016BBC Worldwide and Lookout Point seal deal to bring The Collection to Greater China

Today, BBC Worldwide announced a deal with one of China’s largest providers of Internet value added services, Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”, SEHK: 00700) for The Collection.   The announcement was made on the second day of the Asian Television Forum in Singapore. The eight-episode drama, set in the world of French haute couture after the Second World War from writer, creator…

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8 December, 2016Celestial Tiger Entertainment Launches Mandarin Edutainment Channel Miao Mi in the United States

The Subscription On Demand Service will be Available for Amazon Prime Members with Amazon Channels HONG KONG (December 7, 2016) – Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today the launch of its preschool kids channel Miao Mi in the United States on Amazon Channels, a premium on-demand video subscription…

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7 December, 2016GEM launches Asia-wide search for singing talent for I Can Sing in Japanese!

SINGAPORE (December 7, 2016) – Asian entertainment channel GEM is holding an online call to search for talented individuals in Asia who can sing in Japanese.  The winner of the search will represent GEM in Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV)’s singing competition show I Can Sing in Japanese! in Tokyo next year. Broadcast since 2011 in Japan, the prestigious…

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7 December, 2016More Top Gear Revs into China

(Shanghai, China)… BBC Worldwide today announced a partnership with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group Co, a division of the Shanghai Media Group (SMG) that will see almost 360 hours of Top Gear series launch exclusively on BesTV platforms in China. By early next year, Top Gear fans in China will have access to the soon-to-be-launched all-new series 24, the entire series of Top…

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6 December, 2016Double win for PCCW Global at World Communications Awards

HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG, December 6, 2016 – PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, won the Users’ Choice Award and the Innovation Award : Operator for its excellence in customer service and innovation at the World Communications Awards held on November 29 in London. The Users’ Choice Award, which recognizes excellence…

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5 December, 2016BBC Worldwide Giant Screen Movies to Debut in Museums Across China and Hong Kong

(Monday, 5 Dec 2016, Beijing, China)… BBC Worldwide today announced a series of deals that will see four BBC Earth Giant Screen films – Tiny Giants, Wild Africa, Earthflight and Incredible Predators debut in mainland China and Hong Kong in 2017. New deals with clients including Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co. Ltd, and Wuhan DDMC Culture Co. Ltd,…

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5 December, 2016Second edition of Dance Singapore Dance ends with a Bang!

Hunt for Singapore’s best dancing star comes to an end The second season of Dance Singapore Dance comes to an end with a spectacular grand finale. Sheriden Newman, 29, danced her way to victory after emerging as the winner of Season 2. Sheriden, 29, a dance graduate from Queensland University of Technology outperformed over 200 contestants in the auditions and…

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5 December, 2016Murder and Honour: BBC Urdu puts a spotlight on women’s killings

2 December 2016.  BBC Urdu brings the so-called honour killing of women in the spotlight as the new series, Qatal o Ghairat (Murder and Honour), rolls out on TV, radio, online at and social media.  For three weeks, from Tuesday 6 December, BBC Urdu will deliver a comprehensive look at these killings – through special reports, animation, infographics and…

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1 December, 2016Guizhou unveils the hidden beauty of China through content partnership with great big story

Everyone has an image of China – about its people, landscapes and cuisine. To bring those images to life, Great Big Story has traversed the Yelang Valley, attempted single bamboo drifting in northern Guizhou, and even sampled the delights of national liquor of Maotai. Great Big Story – the distributed video storytelling network launched by CNN and Turner in 2015…

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30 November, 2016CNN to Launch Media Company with Casey Neistat, Matt Hackett and Beme

What is CNN doing with Casey Neistat, Matt Hackett and Beme? We’re launching a new media brand – a standalone company, funded by CNN. We’ve engaged Casey Neistat and Matt Hackett, co-founders of Beme, to build it with us. A perfect marriage of storytelling and technology, Casey will provide the editorial vision and Matt will lead digital innovation. What we’re…

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30 November, 2016A note from Andrew Morse

CNN Digital is in the midst of the most successful year in its history. We’ve shattered records for video views, unique users and page views, across all platforms. We are now reaching more people in more places than we ever have before. But, the digital landscape continues to change, and we must continue to evolve as well, to maintain our position…

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30 November, 2016The new Lifestyle channel TV5MONDE Style HD will be launched on StarHub TV Channel 150 starting on November 30th.

Hong Kong, November 29th, 2016 – Singapore’s leading pay TV operator StarHub TV will add a new TV5MONDE channel to its network by introducing the channel TV5MONDE Style HD as part of the Connoisseur Pack. Featuring seven high definition channels including TV5MONDE Asie HD, the Pack will give customers an inside look at everything from classical music to arthouse films to…

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30 November, 2016Viu achieves 4 million users across Asia in first year of launch Service further expands to the Philippines

PCCW (SEHK:0008) – HONG KONG, November 29, 2016 – PCCW Media’s OTT video service, Viu, has achieved four million unique users just one year after its launch. Reputedly a game-changing video platform for Asian premium content, Viu is launched in the Philippines today as part of its regional expansion, offering viewers easy access to content on the web and on…

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25 November, 2016StarHub TV Raises the Curtain on Brand New Connoisseur Pack

  Singapore, 25 November 2016 – Experience the finer things in life with StarHub TV’s launch of the all-new Connoisseur Pack on 30 November 2016, 11am. Featuring seven high definition channels (including four new channels)–TV5MONDE Style HD (StarHub TV Channel 150), TV5MONDE Asie HD (Ch 152), Stingray Brava HD (Ch 536), Stingray DJAZZ HD (Ch 537), A-List HD (Ch 612), CinemaWorld…

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24 November, 2016China International Broadcasting Network Selects Irdeto as Security Partner for China DRM

Irdeto’s 360 Security and Irdeto Rights for China DRM will enable CIBN to tap into the US$1.2b premium OTT services market in China BEIJING, CHINA – 24 November 2016 – Irdeto, a world leader in digital platform security, today announced that China International Broadcasting Network (CIBN), a subsidiary of China Radio International, is its first Chinese customer for Irdeto Rights…

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24 November, 2016Love Nature on StarHub TV 

            Singapore, 23 November 2016 – Nature lovers in Singapore will be the first in Asia to enjoy Love Nature HD (StarHub TV Channel 416) on 25 November 2016, 9am. Broadcast in stunning high definition, Love Nature HD will bring viewers on a visual journey through its slate of natural history, outdoor and environmental programming. With…

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24 November, 2016Zee Media Corporation Limited to acquire 49% stake in 92.7 BIG FM, the Radio Broadcasting Business of Reliance Broadcast Network Limited

New Delhi, November 23, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Zee Media Corporation Limited (“ZMCL”) (BSE: 532794, NSE: ZEEMEDIA) today approved acquisition of 49% stake in 92.7 BIG FM, the radio broadcasting business of Reliance Broadcast Network Limited and the execution of definitive agreements in relation to such acquisition (the “Proposed Transaction”). The radio broadcasting business of Reliance Group…

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24 November, 2016Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited to acquire the General Entertainment TV Channels from Anil Ambani led Reliance Group Entities

Mumbai, November 23, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (“ZEEL”) (BSE: 505537, NSE: ZEEL.EQ) today approved the acquisition of the General Entertainment Broadcasting Business Undertaking of Reliance Big Broadcasting Private Limited, Big Magic Limited & Azalia Broadcast Private Limited, all part of Anil Ambani led Reliance Group Entities through a scheme of demerger and execution…

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