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21 April, 2017Fox Network Group Asia Announces Latest Commission With Michael Bolton

‘Bolt of Talent’ follows the legendary Michael Bolton on his search for Asia’s top musical talent – exclusively for Star World   April 20, 2017 – Hong Kong – FOX Networks Group (FNG) Asia announces the opening season of Bolt of Talent – an original series that documents the search for undiscovered gifted singers across Asia. Under the guidance of American singer-songwriter…

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21 April, 2017HBO Asia’s Game of Thrones a Pencil Microsculpture Exhibition’s Artist in Singapore to Demonstrate His Craft

New Season Of GAME OF THRONES Premieres Same Time As The U.S. On Monday, July 17 at 9am (SIN) On HBO. Also Available Online On HBO GO.   SINGAPORE, APRIL 20, 2017 – Russian artist and sculptor of the GAME OF THRONES A Pencil Microsculpture Exhibition (#GOTPencilArt), Salavat Fidai, is in Singapore for a limited time to demonstrate his craft…

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21 April, 2017PCCW Global and Ideal Systems collaborated for the world’s first live 360 virtual reality broadcast of the 2017 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, April 20, 2017 – PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Ideal Systems, Asia’s largest broadcast and media systems integrator, have successfully delivered the world’s first live 360° and 3D multi-camera coverage of the 2017 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens with the support of Now TV,…

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20 April, 2017Hotstar shatters another ceiling: 100 million downloads on Play Store

First “Made in India” platform to cross the line, races to the milestone in 2 years   Mumbai, 19 April 2017: Over the last 2 years, Hotstar has been consistently blazing the trail on setting new benchmarks for a consumer Internet company. From being the fastest growing platform in the world to introducing technological innovations in streaming, Hotstar has been…

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20 April, 2017Celestial Tiger Entertainment Launches Miao Mi App in the U.S. and Canada

The Mandarin Edutainment App Is Now Available on the App Store   Hong Kong (April 19, 2017) – Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today the launch of Miao Mi, a Mandarin edutainment app, on the App Store in the U.S. and Canada.  The app provides preschoolers ages 3…

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20 April, 2017ABS Announces the Co-Branding of ABS-2A Capacity as MongolSat-1 Satellite

Center – Mr. Erdenebat Jargaltulga, Prime Minister of Mongolia Right – Mr. Thomas Choi, Chief Executive Officer of ABS   Mongolia Prime Minister witnesses the signing of Mongolsat-1 with ABS. Ulaanbaatar, 19th April 2017 – ABS announces 12 x 27 MHz of payload on ABS-2A will be co-branded as the Mongolsat-1 satellite, dedicated to the Mongolia market. In attendance at this historic event…

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19 April, 2017NAB Show “where content comes to life”: Conax introduces collaboration with Evolution Digital for eVUE-TV next generation IP video platform – extends holistic offering protecting IPTV, DVB, OTT content revenue

Feature NAB Show demonstrations will include the Conax-integrated Evolution Digital eVUE-TV next generation IP video platform, Conax award-winning OTT and TV everywhere content delivery and Conax Connected Access IPTV client for connected CAS-DRM security   NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 19th, 2017: Conax, part of the Kudelski Group and a leader in total service protection for digital entertainment services worldwide…

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19 April, 2017Great Big Story Takes a Walk Through South Korea’s Street Style in New Series With Korean Air

The musicians, artists and chefs behind the sounds, smells and energy of the streets of South Korean cities are coming to Great Big Story in a new video series ‘Soul of the Street’.   Starting this week, ‘Soul of the Street’ unlocks the Seoul that few outside of the city have truly experienced, and ventures away from the capital to…

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19 April, 2017India’s popular youth show, Dr. Subhash Chandra (DSC) Show in a ‘new avatar’

The fresh episodes to showcase the inspiring stories of the nation’s unsung heroes Ravi Kalra, Founder of Earth Saviours Foundation and Saachi Roy, India’s youngest woman to scale Mt. Everest grace the first episode held at Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management, Rohini in New Delhi   New Delhi, April 18, 2017: After a successful initial run, India’s popular motivational youth…

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19 April, 2017Google Reveals Breathtaking BBC Nature Content For Earth Relaunch

Google and BBC Worldwide today announced that they have teamed up to offer visitors to the new Google Earth a taste of world-renowned nature programming and storytelling, with a shared desire to inspire audiences to explore and foster a deeper connection with our planet. BBC’s Natural Treasures will take users on their own journey of discovery through over 30 locations…

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18 April, 2017Bear Grylls Exclusive New Video Available Through Collaboration With Discovery Communications and Samsung

The campaign supports Discovery’s All Screen strategy to share premium content with consumers through TV, Social, Digital and Virtual Reality Bear Grylls filmed using 360 video technology for the first time – immersing consumers in his adventures like never before Singapore, 17 April 2017 – Discovery Communications has brought to life a partnership between Bear Grylls, the television adventurer, and Samsung to promote the new…

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13 April, 2017FOX NETWORKS GROUP ASIA BOLSTERS AD SALES TEAM AND SIMEON DAWES DEPARTS

Network appoints Mike Rich as EVP, Advertising Sales & Content Partnerships for Asia Pacific and the Middle East 13 April, 2017, HONG KONG – FOX Networks Group (FNG) Asia has named media industry veteran Mike Rich as Executive Vice President, Advertising Sales & Content Partnerships for Asia Pacific and the Middle East.  The company also announced that Simeon Dawes, who…

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13 April, 2017Go Jetters, a BBC Worldwide and CBeebies co commission is to air on China Central Television (CCTV)

BBC Worldwide today announced a deal with Chinese state broadcaster CCTV that will bring highly rated CBeebies series Go Jetters to over 1.1 billion viewers in China. Fully dubbed in Mandarin and subtitled in simplified Chinese, the 50-episode series will premiere at the end of May on CCTV-14 – the children’s channel that is part of China Central Television (CCTV).…

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12 April, 2017Fox Networks Group Asia’s SCM Emerged as the Biggest Winner of the 36th HK Film Awards Snatching Exclusive Rights of the Best Film Trivisa and the Other Winning Titles

11, Hong Kong – SCM, the region’s No. 1 Chinese movies channel under Fox Network Group Asia (FNG), has snatched the exclusive rights of most of the award winning films in the 36th HK Film Awards, the city’s answer to the Oscars. They include Trivisa, which scooped a total of 5 awards including the Best Picture, and other film titles…

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12 April, 2017Android Poised to Play a Pivotal Role in the Future of TV Distribution

New global survey by Irdeto finds that 72% of video service providers have Android on their technology roadmap with only 54% willing to pay a premium for the technology AMSTERDAM – 11 April 2017 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, and Ovum have released results from a new global survey indicating that a majority of video service…

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12 April, 2017Premier League and Irdeto Collaborate with Law Enforcement Agencies to Shut Down One of the Largest IPTV Piracy Businesses in Europe

Spanish National Police, Europol, Eurojust and other authorities team up on global anti-piracy investigation leading to raid of 12 locations in Spain and Bulgaria AMSTERDAM , 11 April 2017 – The Spanish National Police and Europol have publicly announced the successful raid of one of the largest European illegal IPTV streaming businesses. In a collaborative operation with Europol, Eurojust, Spanish…

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11 April, 2017Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry Star in HBO Original Film the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Debuting April 23 Only on HBO GO, HBO on Demand & HBO

SINGAPORE, APRIL 11, 2017 – In 1951, a vibrant African-American woman was dying of cervical cancer at age 31. Under the bright lights of an operating room, surgeons harvested cells from her tumor that would prove to be astonishingly immortal and would change the face of medicine forever. Yet she, and any recognition of her involuntary donation, would long remain…

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11 April, 2017BBC seeks out new digital ideas for collaboration in India

The BBC World Service is creating opportunities for Indian digital and tech companies as it expands services on mobile platforms in the region. The BBC’s expansion this year will reach all across India with the launch of new TV and digital services in Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi and Telugu, while current services in Tamil, Hindi and English will be enhanced. Further…

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10 April, 2017Now TV selected as the official host broadcaster of the Hong Kong Sevens 2017

Teams up with NETVIGATOR and PCCW Global to present the first-in-market VR live sports event (SEHK:0008) – HONG KONG, April 7, 2017 – Now TV, Hong Kong’s largest pay-TV operator and a leading OTT service provider, is the official host broadcaster of the 2017 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens (HK Sevens) to be held from April 7-9. For the first…

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7 April, 2017“GET OUT,” “STRANGER THINGS” AND “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” TOP NOMINATIONS FOR INAUGURAL “2017 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS”

ACTOR AND COMEDIAN ADAM DEVINE TO HOST LIVE; NEW CATEGORIES BREAK GENDER, FILM AND TV PLATFORM BARRIERS 07 APRIL 2017, NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE SUMMARY MTV today announced the categories and nominees for the first-ever 2017 “MTV Movie & TV Awards”, celebrating the actors, stories and moments that defined pop culture in the past year. Comedian, film and TV star Adam…

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