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30 March, 2017Turner and IMG Kick Off First-ever ELeague Street Fighter® V Invitational

truTV and Warner TV host all the action from Atlanta HONG KONG (March 30, 2017) – Turner and IMG’s first-ever ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Invitational begins this weekend on truTV and Warner TV in Asia. Live coverage of the tournament action will also be presented on Twitch and YouTube from the G Fuel® ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta. There’s plenty for the Asia-based eSports’ fan…

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30 March, 2017MM2, Astro and Starhub to co-produce the Voice (Sin/mal)

Kuala Lumpur, 29 March 2017, mm2 Entertainment (a wholly-owned subsidiary of mm2 Asia Ltd.) announced today that The Voice, Talpa’s flagship talent format, will be co-produced by mm2, StarHub, and Astro. This is the first time the highly successful format is produced and broadcast for two territories in one version. The Voice is currently being watched on every continent, attracting more…

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29 March, 2017BBC Earth and BBC World News launch on Cignal TV

  Today, BBC Worldwide announced a partnership that will see BBC Earth and BBC World News launch on Cignal TV – a leading subscription-based Direct-To-Home satellite television service provider in the Philippines. This will be the inaugural launch of BBC Earth in HD, in the Philippines, exclusively on Cignal TV.   BBC Earth and BBC World News will launch on…

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28 March, 2017PCCW Global and SAP® Digital Interconnect combine forces to set new standards in geographic reach, quality and flexibility of mobile roaming and interconnect services

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG, March 28, 2017 – PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has signed an agreement with SAP Mobile Services now SAP Digital Interconnect to merge their respective Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) domains into a single IPX domain. The agreement signifies the creation of a global, independent full-service…

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28 March, 2017Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award Opens for Nominations and Expanded to Include Entrepreneurs, Not-for-profits and Social Enterprises

28 MARCH 2017, HONG KONG – Telstra is calling for nominations for the second annual Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award with an expanded criteria to include female entrepreneurs and women from not-for-profit and social enterprises operating in Asia. Cynthia Whelan, Telstra’s Group Executive New Businesses and Telstra Business Women’s Awards Alumni, said the inaugural Award in Asia in 2016…

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28 March, 2017“UnyQTV” provides Balkan pay-TV operators with white label OTT cloud offering based on Conax GO Live and Appear TV’s ABR packager

Unicoms Services launches end-to-end, hosted OTT service for pay-TV operators tapping turn-key OTT streaming platform Conax GO Live and Appear TV processing technology supporting Android and iOS devices Oslo, Norway, March 27th , 2017 – Conax, part of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD:S), and a leader in content and service protection for pay-TV and digital entertainment services worldwide, and Appear TV,…

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27 March, 2017ZEE Entertainment certified as a Great Place to Work®

Achieves the certification by Great Place to Work® Institute, India Mumbai, India, March 27, 2017: Leading Indian content company, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) today announced that it has achieved the certification as a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work® Institute, India. The Great Place to Work® framework assesses an organization on employee perception through Trust…

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27 March, 2017Turner’s Short Series ‘Lamput’ Wins Big at Ficci

The prestigious critics’ choice award selected the short as the best case study in the Animated Frames category MUMBAI, INDIA (March 27, 2017) – Turner has won critical acclaim for Lamput at FICCI Frames 2017 as the Best Case Study in the Animated Frames category. The original series, which features a gooey orange nutcase that outwits a pair of hapless…

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23 March, 2017Irdeto and Amlogic Partner to Secure Premium Content for Operators in China

Irdeto Rights for China DRM with TEE integration is the first-ever hardware-protected ecosystem for China DRM that will give operators more control and confidence to launch premium content services    CHINA, CCBN, 23 March 2017 – Irdeto has announced the successful integration of Irdeto Rights for China DRM with Amlogic’s S905X, S905D, and S912 system on chips (SoCs). These SoCs…

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23 March, 2017Irdeto Research: Chinese Consumers Aged 35 to 44 Watch Pirated Content the Most, But Also Most Willing to Watch Less or Stop Watching Pirated Content

Around half (52%) of Chinese consumers aged 18 to 24 who watch pirated content indicated that mobile devices are their most frequent method of consuming this content – the highest globally – reflecting a prominent shift in viewer consumptions habits            CHINA, CCBN, 23 March 2017 – A new online consumer survey from Irdeto, the world leader in digital…

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22 March, 2017Irdeto and MStar Partner to Secure Premium Content for Operators in China

Irdeto Rights for China DRM with TEE integration is the first-ever hardware-protected ecosystem for China DRM that will give operators more control and confidence to launch premium content services CHINA, CCBN, 22 March 2017 – Irdeto has announced the successful integration of Irdeto Rights for China DRM Hardware Profile with MStar Semiconductor, Inc.’s trusted execution environment (TEE) hardware for its…

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22 March, 2017Eurovision and AsiaSat Extend Partnership to Deliver Top Quality Content to Asia Pacific Region

Hong Kong, 21 March 2017 – Eurovision, the operational arm of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator are pleased to announce an expansion of their partnership for use of multiple C-band transponders on AsiaSat 5 and a teleport service from AsiaSat’s Tai Po Earth Station in Hong Kong. The C-band…

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22 March, 2017CNN ‘Made in Japan’ Showcases the Latest in Japanese Next-gen Innovations

A special week of coverage from March 20 and a 30-min special airs during March 24-28 ‘Made In Japan’ often brings to mind meticulous design, cutting-edge technology and a long standing reputation built over generations of dedication. But today Japan is facing increasing competition on a global scale. CNN explores how Japanese companies are reaching new heights of innovation, to…

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21 March, 2017“DOROTHY & THE WIZARD OF OZ” AND “WACKY RACES” COMING TO BOOMERANG

Latest original content from Warner Bros. Animation – Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and all-new Wacky Races – to make international debut on Boomerang from June HONG KONG (March 21, 2017) – Turner has today revealed details of two highly-anticipated WB Animation original new series, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races. They will join the line-up of iconic, contemporary animation for…

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21 March, 2017Intelsat, Sentech Expand Media Distribution Relationship on Intelsat 20 Satellite to Deliver More Content Across Africa

Luxembourg, 20 March 2017 Intelsat (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced that Sentech, a leading broadcasting signal distributor in Africa, has extended and expanded its relationship with Intelsat to bolster delivery of media services in sub-Saharan Africa. Sentech has been leveraging Ku-band services from Intelsat 20, located at 68.5˚…

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21 March, 2017Intelsat and Orion Express Extend Agreement to Deliver Media Services Across Russia Using Intelsat 15

Luxembourg, 20 March 2017 Intelsat (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced that Orion Express signed a multi-year extension with Intelsat for satellite services supporting direct-to-home (DTH) and media distribution services in Russia via the Intelsat 15 satellite. Orion Express, a major satellite television provider and operator of the second…

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20 March, 2017PCCW Solutions recognized as Market Leadership in Digital Technology from Hong Kong Institute of Marketing

PCCW (SEHK: 0008) – HONG KONG, March 20, 2017 – PCCW Solutions, the IT services flagship of PCCW Limited, has been awarded the Market Leadership in Digital Technology at the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing (HKIM) Market Leadership Award 2016. The award demonstrates PCCW Solutions’ distinguished efforts and marketing achievements in driving digital technology. The HKIM Market Leadership Award recognizes…

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20 March, 2017Norouz 2017 – on BBC Persian TV

17 March 2017.  From the “king” of the Iranian stage to the “star” of Afghan pop, from effervescent ballet to heartwarming drama – BBC Persian presents a glittering array of cultural entertainment as well as a fly-on-the-wall documentary for this year’s celebration of Norouz – the festival of spring equinox celebrating the beginning of New Year. Taking off at 08.00GMT…

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17 March, 2017‘Tata Sky World Series’ launched with Italian series – Gomorrah

~Tata Sky unveils the finest of worldwide content exclusively for Indian audiences~ Mumbai, March 16, 2017: Tata Sky, India’s innovative content distribution platform, launches Tata Sky World Series – the exclusive home of much admired global content. The pop-up service will premiere first with popular Italian language crime drama, Gomorrah, on March 19. ‘Gomorrah’ will be the first TV series…

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17 March, 2017BBC Academy launches content in five more languages

16 March 2017.  The BBC Academy has further expanded its global outreach, adding content in five languages.  Free resources, dedicated to journalism and language use in Bangla, Kyrgyz, Somali, Spanish and Ukrainian, are now live with mobile-first new design (in the first iteration of the sites) – bringing the total number of BBC Academy’s non-English-language sites to 23. Najiba Kasraee,…

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