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20 July, 2017VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS AND SOLAR ENTERTAINMENT COLLABORATE TO LAUNCH MTVph IN THE PHILIPPINES

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and Solar Entertainment Corporation, a Philippine content provider and television network, today announced their collaboration to launch a brand new local MTV channel, MTVph in the country. Under the agreement, the two companies will collaborate on local production, distribution, marketing and advertising sales for MTVph. Effective 1 August 2017, MTVph will become the network’s new…

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19 July, 2017BBC Earth branded block launches on new documentary channel in South Korea

BBC Worldwide has inked a deal that sees for the first time, a BBC Earth branded block in South Korea. The block is now available on leading Korean cable channel KMH’s newly launched documentary channel, DocuOne. It launched together with DocuOne on July 18, and will be available for six hours a day, in two hour prime time slots, as…

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19 July, 2017Intelsat Appoints New Leaders to Advance Broadband, Mobility and Media Businesses

Jean-Philippe Gillet named Vice President and General Manager of Broadband; Mark Rasmussen named Vice President and General Manager of Mobility; and Robert Cerbone joins as Vice President and General Manager of Media, focusing resources on delivering innovations for high growth customer applications Luxembourg, 18 July 2017 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated…

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19 July, 2017Kate’s Wardrobe Secrets

What the Duchess of Cambridge wears – when, where and why Since she grabbed Prince William’s attention wearing a near see-through dress at a student fashion show, Kate Middleton’s outfits have always been in the public eye. Kate’s Wardrobe Secrets, broadcast exclusively on ITV Choice on Thursday 27th July, reveals Kate’s favourite labels, the styles she chooses – whether she…

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18 July, 2017NIELSEN BRINGS NEW INNOVATION EVALUATION FRAMEWORK TO MARKET WITH LAUNCH OF TARGET GROUP PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

SINGAPORE – 18 JULY 2017 – Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) has announced the launch of Target Group Performance Analysis, a new innovation evaluation framework that will allow fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers to more accurately predict an innovation’s overall viability and the growth potential within specific, target, consumer segmentations. This new, first-of-its-kind global innovation offering is grounded in Nielsen’s proprietary innovation…

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17 July, 2017Joyne selects Eutelsat for flexible new pay-TV offer for Dutch homes and recreational market

Line-up of 30 channels available from 24 July through EUTELSAT 9B’s powerful European footprint Paris, 17 July 2017 – Joyne, a new multi-channel TV venture for Dutch viewers and the country’s recreational market, has selected the EUTELSAT 9B satellite as its platform to reach viewers in the Netherlands and across Europe. Joyne has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract with Eutelsat…

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14 July, 2017AsiaSat and Globecast distribute Russian Language “RTR-Planeta Asia” on AsiaSat 5

Hong Kong, 14 July 2017 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator, and global media solutions provider Globecast, have reached an agreement to deliver “RTR-Planeta Asia” to viewers via AsiaSat 5. The deal continues expanding the exposure of Russian-language programming available in the Asia-Pacific region. Russian television channel RTR-Planeta strengthens its reach across Asia through a…

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14 July, 2017The best of Chinese movies, dramas and kids entertainment with Huan Le Pass on NJOI Now

Kuala Lumpur, 13 July 2017 – NJOI Now, a free video streaming service in Malaysia, today introduced its first monthly library view prepaid pass, Huan Le Pass, for the best of Chinese entertainment. Huan Le which means ‘happiness’ in Mandarin, is designed for fans of Chinese entertainment to enjoy thousands of hours of award-winning movies, the hottest dramas, popular variety…

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14 July, 2017Intelsat Announces 2017 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Luxembourg, 13 July 2017 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and a leader in integrated satellite communications, will hold a conference call and webcast on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 8:30 am EDT to discuss second quarter 2017 results. Separately and immediately after issuing an earnings release, Intelsat plans to publish a Quarterly Commentary…

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13 July, 2017ZEE Entertainment to hold the first edition of the ‘ZEE Entertainment Leadership Awards’ on Capitol Hill

To honor Mr. Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the first Indian-American to hold this post, with the inaugural Leadership Award Mumbai, India, / Washington D.C., USA, July 12, 2017: Leading global content company, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) today announced that it will hold the first edition of the ‘ZEE Entertainment Leadership Awards’ on July…

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13 July, 2017Armenia’s SHANT TV launches new HD platform at Eutelsat HOTBIRD neighbourhood

Armenia’s first all-HD pay-TV offer available from 15 July to homes in Europe, Middle East and European parts of Russian Federation Paris, Yerevan, 12 July 2017 – SHANT TV, the Armenian commercial broadcaster, today announced that 15 July marks the launch of its new international multi-channel platform from the popular HOTBIRD video neighbourhood operated by Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL).…

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12 July, 2017BBC Bangla TV and radio content reaches 15m people in Bangladesh

BBC Bangla TV and radio content now reaches 15m people in Bangladesh every week, according to the BBC’s 2017 Global Audience Measure. This includes 9m people who watch the BBC Bangla weekly television programme, BBC Probaho, and 7m people who tune in to the BBC Bangla radio programmes. BBC Bangla editor, Sabir Mustafa, comments: “We are thrilled by the progress…

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11 July, 2017Intelsat, with BCom and Newtec, Launches IntelsatOne® Mobile Reach Solar 2G Service for sub-Saharan Africa Wireless Networks

Intelsat end-to-end managed service enables MNOs to expand 2G voice services in regions where terrestrial infrastructure is limited. Luxembourg and Geneva and Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, 11 July 2017 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced today a managed services solution that will provide 2G services in remote locations. The solution…

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11 July, 2017Multimedios Brings Video Workflow into the Cloud with AWS Elemental and Amazon Web Services

Network extends online video processing, delivery and distribution into the AWS Cloud for improved quality, greater efficiency and faster time-to-market Portland, Ore. – July 10, 2017 – Amazon Web Services today announced that Mexican broadcast network Multimedios Televisión has selected video processing, distribution and storage solutions from AWS Elemental and Amazon Web Services (AWS) for its online video content. The…

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11 July, 2017ITV CHOICE STRIKES DEAL WITH PI PAKISTAN TO DEBUT THE CHANNEL

ITV Choice has announced today a new partnership with Pi Pakistan, the country’s leading IPTV service, which will make the channel available to Pakistani audiences for the first time. The agreement includes HD catch-up and in a first for ITV Choice, all programming will include Urdu subtitles. ITV Choice specialises in big British entertainment and drama, and from this summer…

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10 July, 2017NIELSEN APPOINTS JOHAN VRANCKEN AS MANAGING DIRECTOR, SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE, 10 JULY 2017 – Nielsen has announced the appointment of Johan Vrancken as Managing Director, Singapore with effect from 01 July 2017. In his new role, Johan reports to Patrick Dodd, President, Nielsen Growth Markets Group. Prior to this appointment, Johan served as Managing Director, Innovation Practice, Growth and Emerging Markets where he effectively led Nielsen’s Innovation Practice across…

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10 July, 2017HBO ASIA PROMOTES BEIBEI FAN TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR NEW BUSINESS AND MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR CHINA

SINGAPORE, 07 JULY 2017 – HBO Asia today announces the promotion of Ms. Beibei Fan (范贝贝) to Executive Vice President for New Business and Managing Director for China (执行副总裁,新事业部; 执行总经理,中国). In this role, Beibei will oversee all the business aspects of HBO Asia’s business in China from revenue generation to production as well as new business prospects in Asia. “Beibei…

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7 July, 2017ZEE Entertainment recognised as one of ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For – 2017’

Awarded as the Best Company to work for in the Media Industry Mumbai, India, July 6, 2017: Leading global content company, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) today announced that it has been named as one of the top 100 ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For 2017’ as well as the Best Company to work for in the Media Industry, in…

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6 July, 2017TRIPADVISOR NAMES CARTOON NETWORK AMAZONE ONE OF TOP WATERPARKS IN ASIA

Also named in Asia’s top-10, must-see attraction list PATTAYA, THAILAND – July 6, 2017 – Cartoon Network Amazone has been named one of the top waterparks in Asia, as revealed by the TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards 2017. The awards were given out based on millions of traveler reviews with Cartoon Network Amazone’s report exposing the impressive volume of photos and…

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5 July, 2017GEM Ups the Ante with Same-Time Simulcast of ‘My Loser Husband’ in July

Headlined by KANJANI EIGHT member Ryo Nishikido and Mayu Matsuoka Singapore, 5 July 2017 — The highly anticipated Japanese drama series My Loser Husband is set to premiere on Sony Pictures Television Networks’ Asian entertainment channel GEM on Saturday, 8 July at 9pm|8pm(JKT/BKK)! Starring Ryo Nishikido from wildly popular Johnny’s idol group KANJANI EIGHT and up-and-coming actress Mayu Matsuoka, the…

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