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26 May, 2017Astro AEC to create more compelling content IPs in the digital space

News and infotainment portals add to the fresh lineup for young, digital generation Kuala Lumpur, 26th May 2017 – Malaysia’s premier Chinese language channel, Astro AEC celebrated its 20th anniversary with a stronger branding of the channel, including a new line up of compelling local content and digital initiatives on all screens, to cater to the increasingly digital lifestyle of…

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25 May, 2017Doctor Who Gets Brand Boost in China

(London, UK) BBC Worldwide today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with leading Chinese media company, Shanghai Media Group Pictures (SMG Pictures) that will see expansion of the Doctor Who brand in China. The MOU was inked yesterday evening at a signing ceremony at BBC Worldwide’s Television Centre in London, with Mr Chen Sijie, GM of SMG Pictures and Jaclyn-Lee…

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25 May, 2017Astro Wins 6 Awards at the 2017 New York Festival’s International Television & Film Awards

Astro is honoured to put Malaysia on the global map yet again with the recent award achievements at the 2017 New York Festival’s International Television & Film Awards. Astro gained recognition in the following categories at the award ceremony; Bronze World Medals Sports Program Promotion (BPL Fight Song) Sports Program Promotion (Our Olympians) Finalist Certificates Copywriting: Promotion/Open & IDs (BPL…

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25 May, 2017SES Networks and Patrakom Enhance Connectivity in Indonesian Waters

Patrakom will provide connectivity for over 80 vessels via the SES-9 satellite LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)– SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) and Patrakom, a leading provider of telecommunications and network solutions in Indonesia, announced today a partnership to provide seamless, high-speed connectivity to passenger vessels and oil barges traversing domestic routes in Indonesia. As part of a multi-year agreement, SES Networks and Patrakom…

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25 May, 2017NIELSEN AND TWITTER TAKE RELATIONSHIP GLOBAL WITH DIGITAL AD RATINGS

Global audience measurement leader now providing comparable metrics for social network’s mobile campaigns across 23 new markets Singapore – 24 May 2017 – Nielsen has announced it has expanded its measurement of Twitter mobile campaigns to 23 new global markets. Through Digital Ad Ratings, Nielsen will now provide independent audience verification metrics for campaigns on Twitter’s mobile app globally, enabling…

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25 May, 2017TURNER ANNOUNCES SECOND SEASON GREENLIGHT OF “THE HAPPOS FAMILY”

Boomerang’s original production with Ferrero IP to be produced by Cyber Group Studios, with episodes extended to 7 minutes HONG KONG/LAS VEGAS (May 24, 2017) – Turner announced today that it has greenlit a second season of its first ever Boomerang Original, The Happos Family – this time featuring longer adventures with the loveable Happos characters, as well as a…

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23 May, 2017BBC Earth partners with humanoid robot ‘Sophia’ to explain what it means to be human

Sophia is one of the world’s most sophisticated humanoid robots She will be acting as the spokesperson for the new and exclusive Being Human season on BBC Earth In the first look trailer she reveals that even as one of the most advanced robots she “can only dream of really being human” BBC Earth revealed today the first look trailer…

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23 May, 2017Cartoon Network Expands Ben 10 Universe with Season Two Pick-Up and New Mobile and Console Games

Turner’s Cartoon Network has announced that the hit series Ben 10 has been renewed for a second season following last year’s successful global launch about the boy with a mysterious watch. In season two, the network will build on the fan excitement for Ben 10 by expanding its multi-screen world to include new console and mobile games along with a…

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22 May, 2017News Channel Zee Hindustan launched 21 May 2017

Morning special 1 hour news content will spread hope, positivity and cast a ray of the new dawn ‘11pm CM’s Corner’ will air stories of States Chief Ministers and the bureaucracy Will flash more than 1500 news stories throughout the day New Delhi, May 22, 2017: Indian Television Industry will witness the new age News business from 21st May 2017,…

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22 May, 2017Tata Sky teaches everyone to act with new campaign featuring Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai, May 19, 2017: Tata Sky, India’s innovative content distribution platform, announced the launch of a brand-new ad campaign featuring the legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan. The new campaign was launched alongside their latest interactive service ‘Tata Sky Acting Adda’ powered by FTheCouch (FTC). The path to becoming an actor in Bollywood is one with a lot of trials and disappointments.…

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22 May, 2017Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and the SOLAR Group will launch a new DTH service in the Philippines

Bermuda and Hong Kong, 22nd May 2017 – ABS, a leading satellite operator and the SOLAR Group, one of the largest content providers in the Philippines have formed a joint venture partnership to launch the first nationwide Free-to-View Direct-to-Home (DTH) television service in the Philippines. The new service will be available on C-band via the ABS-6 satellite covering the Philippines.…

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22 May, 2017AsiaSat 9 ready for shipment

Hong Kong, 22 May 2017 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) achieved critical milestone of the AsiaSat 9 program with the successful conclusion of the Satellite Pre Ship Review (SPSR) meeting with Space Systems Loral (SSL) on 7 April 2017. Both AsiaSat and SSL agreed that AsiaSat 9 is ready for shipment to the launch site as soon as…

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22 May, 2017Intelsat and Telkom Join Forces at 157° East to Expand Broadband Connectivity across Indonesia

Luxembourg and Jakarta, 21 May 2017 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk (PT Telkom), Indonesia’s largest satellite telecommunications services company, announced today they have entered into a collaboration agreement designed to provide options as the companies explore new opportunities to serve a region with…

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19 May, 2017ABS Announces a Strategic Partnership with One of the Largest Telecommunications Operators in Southeast Asia on ABS-2

Bermuda and Hong Kong, 17th May 2017 – ABS announced a strategic partnership with one of the largest telecommunications operators in SE Asia for the delivery of 500Mbps of IP backbone services on ABS-2 at 75°E. “ABS is proud to be awarded this contract with one of the largest telecom operators in Southeast Asia for expansion IP backbone capacity. At…

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19 May, 2017Viu launches in Thailand Premium Asian content tailored to Hallyu which sweeps the market with overwhelming affinity to online video viewing

PCCW (SEHK:0008) – HONG KONG, May 17, 2017 – Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video service by PCCW Media, is officially launched in Thailand today, bringing the service now to 15 markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and the Middle East namely Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE. Premium Asian content with…

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17 May, 2017LEARN ACTING AND GIVE AUDITIONS FROM HOME WITH TATA SKY ACTING ADDA

First of its kind service on television launched by Ajay Devgn, Suniel Shetty and Mukesh Chhabra Mumbai, May 16, 2017: Tata Sky, India’s innovative content distribution platform, announced the launch of its latest interactive service ‘Tata Sky Acting Adda’ powered by FTheCouch (FTC) today. This revolutionary service will not only offer acting lessons to all the Bollywood dreamers but also…

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16 May, 2017mm2 Entertainment and Turner Ink Co-Production Deal

Turner and mm2 to invest in 5 films over 3 years SINGAPORE (May 15, 2017) – mm2 Entertainment Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of mm2 Asia Ltd, (“mm2 Asia”), has entered into an agreement with Turner Asia Pacific to co-produce five cinematic films over the next three years with a multi-million-dollar budget. The collaboration marks Turner’s first foray by the…

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15 May, 2017ABS APPOINTS PAOLO PUSTERLA AS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF EUROPE

Bermuda and Hong Kong, 15th May 2017 – ABS has appointed Paolo Pusterla as the Managing Director of Europe, a role created as part of its growth in the region. In this position, Paolo is responsible for leading sales and business development all across Europe. He is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Tom Choi, Chief Executive Officer of ABS said, “We…

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15 May, 2017Astro launches “NJOI Now” to offer free video streaming service

Digital start-up offers FREE entertainment, news and sports content live, on demand and on mobile Kuala Lumpur, May 11, 2017 – Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro) today launched a new video streaming service, NJOI Now, available on mobile and online to provide Malaysians free access to on demand entertainment including box sets, live sports and breaking news. NJOI Now is…

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12 May, 2017NEW ORGINAL SERIES ROOM 104 DEBUTS ON JULY 29 PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY ON CINEMAX SAME TIME AS THE U.S.

The Twelve-Episode Series Will Also Be Available On HBO GO. SINGAPORE, 12 MAY 2017 – HBO’s new original series produced by the Duplass Brothers, ROOM 104, has been set to debut same time as the U.S. on Saturday July 29 at 11am (SIN), with same day primetime encore at 10pm (SIN), exclusively on CINEMAX. The series will also be available…

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