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27 May, 2016Hotstar set to cross 100 million viewers mark for the VIVO IPL 2016

More than 80 million viewers for IPL to date; on track to exceed the 100 million target for the tournament Tournament reach double’s that of last year’s tournament at the same stage Total watch time up 275% from 2014 Mumbai, 26 May 2016: With more than 80 million viewers for the Vivo Indian Premier League 2016 to date, Hotstar, India’s…

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26 May, 2016DISCOVERY STRENGTHENS ASIA PACIFIC OUTFIT WITH KEY APPOINTMENTS IN INNOVATION AND STRATEGY GROUPS

– Entrepreneur and digital maverick, Winradit Kasidit Kolasastraseni and experienced strategist and telecom professional Karan Paul join regional management team – Singapore, 26 May 2016 – Discovery Communications has appointed Winradit Kasidit Kolasastraseni to the new position of Senior Vice President, Innovation – Asia Pacific, and named Karan Paul as Vice President, Strategy – Asia Pacific, taking over the portfolio…

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26 May, 2016Top Japanese star Dean Fujioka headlines GEM’s first-ever original production

SINGAPORE, 25 May 2016 — GEM, the channel that brings the hottest dramas such as Goodbye Ghosts! and The Most Difficult Romance within a week of their Japan telecast, is set to air its first-ever original production We are Asia: Dean Fujioka & Friends.  Headlined by dashing actor-musician Dean Fujioka, the series is set for a global premiere on 19…

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26 May, 2016Star India launches Star Utsav Movies, India’s first ‘Truly Rural’ Hindi Movies Channel on 28th May

Star India launches Star Utsav Movies, India’s first ‘Truly Rural’ Hindi Movies Channel on 28th May Mumbai, 25 May 2016: India’s biggest broadcaster, Star India, has announced the launch date of its much awaited free to air (FTA) Hindi Movies channel, Star Utsav Movies, which will be an exclusive offering for the Rural Market. Hemal Jhaveri, General Manager – Star…

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25 May, 2016Ideal Systems launch Providius for OTT Stream Analysis at Broadcast Asia 2016

Singapore, 25th May 2016. Ideal Systems Group today announced that for the first time at Broadcast Asia it will be showcasing IP video stream analysis products from Canadian company Providius Designs. Ideal will showcase the Voyager family of products which includes the first handheld analyzer with a 10GE optical interface which supports visualizing and analyzing of SMPTE 2022-6. The Canadian-based company…

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25 May, 2016Sky Cable Signs Deal with SES to Launch New Direct-to-Home Satellite TV in the Philippines

May 24, 2016 03:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SES (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Sky Cable, the largest cable television provider in the Philippines. Sky Cable will be broadcasting direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV channels via SES satellites at 108.2 degrees East – the SES-9 and NSS-11 satellites. The contracted capacity will enable Sky Cable to effectively…

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24 May, 2016Fox Networks Group Asia announces exclusive international premiere of Chinese romance drama To Be A Better Man

May 9, 2016 – Hong Kong – FOX Networks Group Asia (FNG) announced today that it has partnered with China-based film and television company Linmon Pictures in delivering the new Chinese romantic drama series To Be A Better Man to international audiences. FNG has acquired the rights to exclusively broadcast and distribute the series to all markets outside of mainland…

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23 May, 2016Viu OTT nets Telecom Asia’s 19th Annual Award for Best OTT Video Service

HONG KONG, May 23, 2016 – PCCW Media Group’s regional freemium OTT video platform, Viu, has garnered the prestigious Telecom Asia Award for Best OTT Video Service. Now in its 19th year, Telecom Asia Awards is the region’s longest-running and most prestigious telecom industry awards. It rewards innovative and outstanding performance by Asian service providers and industry executives. The Awards…

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23 May, 2016HKT named Best Asian Telecoms Carrier and Best Broadband Carrier at Telecom Asia Awards 2016

HONG KONG, May 23, 2016 – HKT has won the top award of Best Asian Telecoms Carrier at the Telecom Asia Awards 2016. HKT has also been named the Best Broadband Carrier award for the second consecutive year. Now in its 19th year, the Telecom Asia Awards is the region’s longest-running and most prestigious telecom industry awards. It rewards innovative…

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20 May, 2016Zee TV’s highly popular ‘Dance Singapore Dance’ Competition and Reality Show Returns with Season 2

  The winner of Dance Singapore Dance Season 2 will be crowned Singapore’s best dancing star and take home S$15,000. Mumbai, May 20, 2016: Zee TV, the flagship channel of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), announced the return of its highly popular reality dance competition, Dance Singapore Dance Season 2. The open category competition is open to all residents of…

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20 May, 2016Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia Announces The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 for AXN

Singapore May 20, 2016 – Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia announced today that it will bring The Amazing Race Asia back for a fifth season. This marks the return of the popular global format to general entertainment powerhouse AXN, which was home to the series’ previous four, top-rated seasons. Virginia Lim, Vice President and Head of Content and Marketing…

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19 May, 2016FOX SPORTS ASIA COMPLETES TENNIS GRAND SLAM WITH THE ACQUISITION OF THE US OPEN

Singapore May 19, 2016 – FOX Sports announced today the acquisition of the broadcast rights to the US Open Tennis Championships, which adds to the other three tennis grand slam tournaments – Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon – already exclusively broadcast across Asia on FOX Sports. With this latest acquisition, FOX Sports’ extensive portfolio of key international, regional and local…

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19 May, 2016KIX 360, Singtel TV and Grab Partner to Offer Free GrabHitch Rides In Singapore

Singapore, May 19, 2016 – Life in Singapore can be hectic. People are always on the go, even consuming their entertainment while on the move. KIX 360, the streaming action entertainment channel, and Singtel TV, announced today an exclusive collaboration with Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing service, to offer its riders in Singapore free GrabHitch rides every Friday from May 20…

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18 May, 2016StarHub and MyChinaChannel Unveil Singapore’s First Mandarin Edutainment Channel

Singapore, 17 May 2016 – StarHub TV and MyChinaChannel (MCC) today jointly announced the launch of a dedicated Mandarin edutainment channel for kids aged three to 12. Called MaxToon “满满通” (StarHub TV Channel 322), the channel is the first of its kind to be launched in Singapore and offers high definition, quality kid’s programming. MaxToon’s programming, which comprises a healthy…

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16 May, 2016FOX NETWORKS GROUP SECURES EXCLUSIVE TV & THEATRICAL DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS ACROSS HONG KONG & SOUTHEAST ASIA FOR AT CAFE 6

Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, 14th May, 2016 – FOX Networks Group (FNG), Asia’s leading pay-TV network, announced today that it has acquired exclusive distribution rights for At Cafe 6, the film adaptation of a best-selling novel in Taiwan, for release in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia theatres this summer. FNG is partnering with Twentieth Century Fox International in Hong Kong, Clover Films Distribution, mm2 Entertainment & Golden...

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13 May, 2016Eurovision and ABS partner on new satellite capacity ABS-3A at 3° West

Bermuda – 11 May 2016, Eurovision and ABS have announced that they have signed a capacity agreement for a multi-transponder, multi-year deal on ABS-3A, the latest addition to the ABS fleet. The capacity will be used for broadcasting content to Eurovision customers in 56 countries across Europe and beyond. Distribution of content will include live coverage of major sporting events and news content, making ABS-3A at 3° West...

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10 May, 2016New Research Shows Widespread International Interest In U.S. Election With Cnn As #1 News Destination

CNN International Commercial commissioned new research that shows huge demand from worldwide audiences in following the story of this year’s U.S. Elections. The study also confirms CNN as the leading international media covering the U.S. Election – building on the network’s agenda-setting coverage and record TV and digital ratings during the Presidential race so far.

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9 May, 2016Cnn International And Skynet Myanmar Announce Historic Collaboration

Yangon, May 9, 2016 - CNN International Commercial today announced a historic news affiliate and consultation agreement between Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., the distributor of CNN International in the Asia Pacific region, and Shwe Than Lwin Media Co., Ltd., (known as ‘SkyNet Myanmar’) to help the company launch the country’s first 24-hour local language news network, Channel One.

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6 May, 2016KIX’s Lucha Underground Premiere Wins its Timeslot in the Philippines

HONG KONG (May 6, 2016) Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), operator of the largest bouquet of pan-Asian channels dedicated to Asian entertainment, announced today that the premiere of Mexican wrestling show Lucha Underground on KIX on Monday, 25 April at 9pm won its timeslot across regional English general entertainment (GE) channels in the Philippines . Lucha Underground also propelled the viewership of that timeslot, increasing it by 324%...

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5 May, 2016A+e Networks(R) Asia Starts Production On New Reality Motoring Series, Celebrity Car Wars For History

SINGAPORE – May 5, 2016 – A+E Networks® Asia today announced that it has begun production on a brand new reality entertainment series, CELEBRITY CAR WARS, for HISTORY Asia. Celebrities putting pedal to the metal include actor/host Allan Wu (Singapore), former Miss Malaysia Universe Andrea Fonseka (Malaysia), former international model and TV personality Joey Meade King (Philippines), radio DJ and TV host “PK” (Thailand) and TV Host and...

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