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21 February, 2017BBC Worldwide sells over 500 hours of factual content to South Korea’s JTBC cable network

Announced at Showcase 2017, BBC Worldwide has concluded a TV sales deal with the Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company (JTBC), owned by JoongAng Media Network (JMnet), one of South Korea’s largest media conglomerates. The deal includes over 500 hours of BBC’s premium natural history, science and documentary content which will now be available on one of the country’s newest cable TV…

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21 February, 2017Evolution Digital and Conax Announce Deployment of Multi-DRM Security Platform on eVUE-TV

CENTENNIAL (CO), USA, & OSLO, Norway, February 21, 2017 – Evolution Digital and Conax, a leading global provider of content protection for digital video and entertainment, today announced that Conax will be providing its multi-DRM solution for Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV™ platform, available on the National Cable Television Cooperative’s (NCTC) VU-IT! Platform. Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV delivers IP Video on Demand content, as…

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21 February, 2017Sir David Attenborough to present Blue Planet II on BBC Earth

The BBC has announced that world renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough is to present Blue Planet II*, the brand new seven part landmark series from the multi-award winning BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, which will be broadcast later this year on BBC Earth. Twenty years ago, a team of wildlife film makers from the BBC’s Natural History Unit set out…

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21 February, 2017Eutelsat hits new milestone of 1,000 High Definition channels

Photo credit: Shutterstock HD pace accelerates across Eutelsat video neighbourhoods 240 new channels in 2016 represents ↗30% growth Paris, 20 February 2017 – High Definition TV continues to gain ground across the broadcast satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) with the 240 HD channels launched in 2016 equalling the total number launched during the previous two years.…

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21 February, 2017CBeebies set to make its digital platform debut in China on iQIYI

BBC Worldwide today, on the first day of Showcase 207, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with iQIYI, China’s largest online video platform,  to bring almost 300 hours of pre-school content from CBeebies to its viewers.  This is the first time that CBeebies programmes will be available in China on a digital platform. iQIYI is the leader in providing online…

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16 February, 2017Global First: Star India and TED Announce Greenlight of “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” Television Series Hosted by Shah Rukh Khan

Groundbreaking Hindi series on Star Plus marks TED’s most ambitious TV production yet Mumbai and New York, February 16, 2017: Star India, a unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) and one of India’s largest media conglomerates, announces today the greenlight of ‘TED Talks India: Nayi Soch,” a global first Hindi TV talk show created in partnership with TED,…

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15 February, 2017New Season Of Emmy®-winning Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Premieres February 18 On Cinemax

Other HBO Originals Premiering in February include Brand-New Series BIG LITTLE LIES and CRASHING SINGAPORE, FEBRUARY 15, 2017 – The latest season of the Emmy®-winning show, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER premieres in Asia this Saturday, February 18 at 11:45pm on CINEMAX. Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing…

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15 February, 2017“MTV EMAs 2017″ to light up London

MTV International’s Biggest Night in Music Returns to the UK’s Capital City on 12th November 2017 Live from The SSE Arena, Wembley Click to Tweet: .@MTV announces @ssearena to host #MTVEMA 2017 in London on 12 November SINGAPORE, 15 FEBRUARY 2017 – MTV today announced that London has been chosen to host the 24th annual MTV EMAs 2017.  Celebrating the…

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14 February, 2017This Awards Season Catch Tata Sky Hollywood Winners

Watch select Oscar winning & nominated movies of previous years 24×7 on Tata Sky 14th February, 2017: With the Oscars just around the corner, it is that time of the year when you want to run down memory lane to recall ‘What were the earlier masterpieces that made it to the Oscars?’ OR ‘I wish I could watch that Oscar…

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14 February, 2017Whit Richardson named President, Turner Latin America

February 13, 2017 – Joel Whitten “Whit” Richardson III has been promoted to President, Turner Latin America.  The announcement was made today by Gerhard Zeiler, President, Turner International.  A 23-year veteran of the company, Richardson most recently held the position of Executive Vice President of Distribution, Turner Latin America.  In his new position, he will report to Zeiler. In his…

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14 February, 2017NBCUniversal International Networks Launches On-Demand Destination of E! Entertainment Television with E! Zone on StarHub Go

2PM Wild Beat – the brand new K-pop travel reality series – Anchored the Launch and Leads E! Zone’s Originals’ Slate for 2017 SINGAPORE, 13 February – NBCUniversal International Networks today announced the launch of the E! Zone, the on-demand destination of its pop culture powerhouse, E! Asia, on StarHub Go in Singapore. The service is available to all StarHub…

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14 February, 2017Turner And Cyber Group Studios Announce New Co-production “Taffy” For Boomerang

HONG KONG (February 13, 2017) – Turner and Cyber Group Studios have joined forces to create a brand-new animated series, currently entitled Taffy, for Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang across international markets. Based on an original creation from Cyber Group Studios and developed with Turner, Taffy follows the non-stop, slapstick extravaganza faced by loyal hound dog, Bentley. His life…

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14 February, 2017Hotstar, Powered by Akamai, Establishes a New High for Online Viewership During The India-England Series

Pic: Ajit Mohan, CEO, Hotstar Over 25 million users streamed a single match, accounting for a bulk of India’s internet traffic on that day MUMBAI – February 13, 2017 – Hotstar, India’s largest premium video streaming platform, leveraged Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), a global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, to establish several new online viewership records on…

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14 February, 2017Philippines’ Krissha Viaje Crowned Winner of GEM’s Search for Singing Talent in Asia

Photo credit: GEM and © NIPPON TV 13 February 2017, Singapore – Asian entertainment channel GEM concluded its search for singing talents in Asia with the crowning of Krissha Viaje from the Philippines as the winner in an audition held yesterday.  Krissha beat 11 other finalists to win the top spot and the chance to take part in Nippon TV’s…

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10 February, 2017Cartoon Network Expands The Mighty Magiswords World

   Season Two Greenlight and New Mobile Game Surely You Quest HONG KONG (February 10, 2017) – Turner’s Cartoon Network has charted multiplatform wins internationally with Mighty Magiswords, leading to a season two order of the hit comedy series and the launch of a new mobile game, Surely You Quest. Mighty Magiswords follows the adventures of Prohyas and Vambre, a…

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10 February, 2017Imaginations Run Wild In “Rusty Rivets”, Nickelodeon’s Inventive New Preschool Series, Premiering In Asia In March

SINGAPORE, 10 FEBRUARY 2017 – There’s always a big adventure in Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated preschool series, Rusty Rivets, premiering on Nickelodeon on Monday, 6 March at 8.45am (HK/SG), 9.50am (TH/WIB) and 10.50am (MY), and Monday, 27 March at 11am (PH). It will also premiere on Nick Jr. on Monday, 13 March at 2.45pm (TH/WIB) and 3.45pm (HK/MY/PH/SG). Created and produced…

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10 February, 2017Triple Play India to deploy Conax-secured, cloud-based multi-DRM offering combined with pre-integrated middleware from Corpus

Triple Play’s new offering targets cable and internet subscriber base with combined triple-play services, TV everywhere and a compelling new user experience Solution leverages Conax’ Contego-as-a-Service (CaaS) cloud-based security platform featuring comprehensive multi-DRM protection and pre-integrated with Corpus middleware. Convergence India, Delhi, February 9th, 2017 – Conax, part of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD:S), and a leader in total service protection…

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10 February, 2017Spanish National Police, Premier League and Irdeto Join Forces to Shut Down ISP Running Pirate IPTV Subscription Business

Global anti-piracy investigation leads Police to raid a local ISP in Malaga offering unauthorized Premier League matches and 100+ international pay TV channels AMSTERDAM , 09 February 2017 – The Spanish National Police announced today that they have successfully raided a store in a Calahonda shopping center in Málaga, Spain owned by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) suspected of hosting…

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9 February, 2017Celestial Tiger Entertainment Boosts its Presence in the Philippines with Appointment of Vanessa Parmisano as Director of Advertising Sales

Hong Kong (February 9, 2017) – Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today its appointment of Vanessa Parmisano as Director, Advertising Sales for the Philippines. Parmisano will be charged with growing CTE’s advertising sales business in the Philippines, specifically for its channels KIX and Thrill. She will report to…

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8 February, 2017AsiaSat extends occasional use service agreement with Globecast

Hong Kong, 7 February 2017 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator, has extended an occasional use (OU) service agreement with Globecast, the global solutions provider for media. As a longtime customer of AsiaSat, Globecast’s affiliates in Asia, Europe and from around the world use the comprehensive C and Ku-band capacity across AsiaSat’s fleet for the…

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