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2 January, 2018STAR INDIA APPOINTS GAUTAM THAKAR AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR STAR SPORTS

Mumbai December 27, 2017: STAR INDIA Managing Director Sanjay Gupta, announced the appointment of Gautam Thakar as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Star Sports. In his new role, Gautam will lead the sports broadcast business as its Chief Executive Officer. His appointment is effective January 2018. Sanjay Gupta commented “We are happy to welcome Gautam into the Star India family…

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22 December, 2017BBC Worldwide Ups The Ante With More Brit Drama For BBC First and BBC Player

BBC Worldwide announced today new third party acquisition deals that will see even more drama content becoming available on SVOD services BBC First and BBC Player in Asia for the first time. Award-winning and highly rated titles from all3media international and ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) will premiere on BBC First and BBC Player by the first quarter of…

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22 December, 2017ABS Board Appoints Jim Simpson as the new Chief Executive Officer

Washington, DC, 21st December 2017, ABS announced the new appointment of Jim Simpson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Jim, reporting to the Board of Directors, will lead the management team to drive changes to enhance shareholder value and continue to partner with ABS customers and vendors to deliver unparalleled business results. Jim Frownfelter, Chairman of ABS said, “We are very…

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21 December, 2017Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 Delivers Top Ratings: Secures AXN as the #1 Regional Pay-TV Channel in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE (December 19, 2017) Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 took the regional spotlight as the top-rated original production in 2017, securing AXN as the number one channel in its timeslot among all regional pay-TV channels collectively in Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. The highly anticipated series, which crowned Indonesia’s spooky illusionist The Scared Riana as the winner in a sizzling…

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21 December, 2017VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS ASIA CLINCHES EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST RIGHTS TO BELLATOR MMA, THE FAST-RISING GLOBAL MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FRANCHISE

BELLATOR FINDS NEW HOME ON PARAMOUNT CHANNEL IN SOUTHEAST ASIA STARTING JANUARY 2018 SINGAPORE, 19 December 2017 – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) today announced that they have acquired the rights from Electus International to air the popular mixed martial arts franchise, Bellator MMA, in a multi-market pan-Asia deal starting January 2018. Owned and operated by Viacom, Bellator MMA is…

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21 December, 2017Govt imposes up to Rs1 lakh fee per day for coverage of live events by non-news channels

Harveen Ahluwalia Live Mint 19 December 2017 In what could be a blow to sports and entertainment channels, the government has imposed a fee of Rs 50,000 (on regional channels) and Rs 1 lakh (on national channels) per day for temporary uplinking of live events. This essentially means that broadcasters of every live event, from the T20 cricket tournament Indian…

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21 December, 2017ZEE Media Group launches ZEE Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand news channel

The ZEE Media group today launched the ZEE Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand television news channel at a grand ceremony at Taj Vivanta, Lucknow, where Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was the chief guest. Uttarkhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Rajya Sabha MP, Subhash Chandra, Deputy Chief Ministers of UP Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, former UP…

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18 December, 2017BBC STORYWORKS LAUNCHES UNIQUE NEW CONTENT TOOLKIT LEVERAGING ITS AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE OF ENGAGEMENT INSIGHTS

• Combination of tools offers a unique measuring technique for content with a commercial partnership • Product reveals emotional engagement with the content and corresponding psychological shifts on key brand metrics BBC StoryWorks, BBC Advertising’s global content marketing arm, has launched a brand new initiative which allows clients to measure the impact of their branded content and sponsored editorial to…

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15 December, 2017Astro and Huomao launch Tamago, live streaming platform

For fans to connect and engage with like-minded communities © Crypton Future Media, INC. © SEGA Graphics by SEGA / MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC. KUALA LUMPUR, 14 DEC 2017: Astro and Huomao, China’s leading eSports live streaming platform have launched Tamago, a new live streaming platform targeted at millennials. Tamago focuses on localised user generated content (UGC) in Southeast Asia…

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15 December, 2017PCCW Global connects Hong Kong and Thailand air navigation service providers

HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG, December 14, 2017 – PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, today successfully connected Hong Kong (Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department) and Thailand (AEROTHAI) air navigation service providers (ANSPs) via the Asia Pacific Common Regional Virtual Private Network (CRV). The CRV is specifically provisioned by PCCW Global as…

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15 December, 2017Intelsat S.A. Announces Proposed Amendment of Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A.’s Senior Secured Credit Agreement And Confirms 2017 Guidance

Luxembourg, 13 December 2017 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) (“Intelsat”), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, today announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Intelsat Jackson Holdings S.A. (“Intelsat Jackson”), is seeking to amend its senior secured credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”), which governs its approximately $3.1 billion senior secured term loan facility (the “Term…

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15 December, 2017HBO RECEIVES 12 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS, THE MOST OF ANY NETWORK THIS YEAR

Catch up on HBO’s Golden Globe-nominated programmes including BIG LITTLE LIES, WIZARD OF LIES, THE DEUCE, GAME OF THRONES and INSECURE – now streaming on HBO GO* and HBO ON DEMAND. Download hi-res images here SINGAPORE, DECEMBER 12, 2017 – HBO received 12 Golden Globe nominations, the most of any network, for the upcoming 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, which…

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15 December, 2017StarGroup Selects Irdeto to Securely Deliver Content Through its StarTV Service

Irdeto secures the delivery of premium content to StarGroup’s 100,000 pay TV subscribers across 22 states in the Republic of Mexico Mexico City – 11 December 2017 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, today announced that StarGroup, a telecommunication service provider in Mexico, has selected Irdeto to secure the distribution of content to its 100,000 pay TV…

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7 December, 2017FYITM tops ratings of lifestyle pay-TV channels in Singapore for November 2017

7 December 2017, Singapore – FYITM (Singtel TV Ch 260 / StarHub TV Ch 404), A+E Networks® Asia’s entertainment destination offering inspiring lifestyle programming across food, travel, property and leisure, was number one in average primetime ratings across all eight reported lifestyle channels on pay-TV for November 2017, among pay-TV viewers ages 15 and over, in Singapore. Singapore pay-TV viewers…

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7 December, 2017Eutelsat satellite connectivity selected by Colombian government

EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite to support defence networks in Andean region Bogota, Paris, 6 December 2017 – The Colombian Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) for capacity on the EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite. The multi-transponder contract, the first between Eutelsat and the Colombian Ministry of Defence, follows the signature of a…

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7 December, 2017LIFETIME® ASIA TO DEBUT FIRST EVER A+E NETWORKS® KOREAN ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES, THE BEST MOMENT TO QUIT YOUR JOB

Eight-episode drama series premieres same time as Korea 10 December, Sunday 8pm (SG, PH, MY, HK) / 7pm (WIB, BKK) Singapore, 5 December 2017 – Lifetime® Asia, the entertainment destination for the highest quality dramas, movies and reality content is set to debut the first ever Korean Original Production by A+E Networks® Korea, The Best Moment to Quit Your Job.…

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7 December, 2017The Climate Reality Project Goes Global with Intelsat

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore to host live, 24-hour broadcast on climate change; Intelsat provides global contribution and distribution services Luxembourg, 04 December 2017 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications is providing global communications services for The Climate Reality Project’s “24 Hours of Reality: Be the Voice of…

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7 December, 2017Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia Wins ‘Cable & Satellite Network of the Year’ at the 22nd Asian Television Awards

Takes Home Five Awards for AXN and The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 SINGAPORE (December 4, 2017) – Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia scooped the pool at the 22nd Asian Television Awards in Singapore taking home five awards including the highly coveted ‘Cable & Satellite Network of the Year’. Sony’s flagship channel in Asia, leading English general entertainment powerhouse, AXN,…

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1 December, 2017Star Plus, TED & Shah Rukh Khan invite audiences to get Inspired

~From 10th Dec every Sunday at 7pm on Star Plus & Hotstar~ ~ Glacéau Smartwater from Coca-Cola comes on board as the title sponsor on Star Plus~ Mumbai, November 30, 2017: The campaign #DontKillideas from Star Plus heralds its ideas inspiring limited edition show- TED Talks India Nayi Soch, launching on 10th December, every Sunday at 7 pm on Star…

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1 December, 2017A MAN FROM GAME OF THRONES VISITS THE LION CITY FOR THE FIRST TIME TO CELEBRATE HBO ASIA’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

A Man Has A Name. He Is Tom Wlaschiha. Download images of Tom Wlaschiha in Singapore here Download production images of Jaqen H’ghar here SINGAPORE, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – Best known for his role as Jaqen H’ghar in the HBO Original hit series GAME OF THRONES, German actor Tom Wlaschiha is in Singapore this week to celebrate HBO Asia’s 25th…

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