Singapore, 25th July 2018 – Discovery, Inc. has appointed Anna Pak Burdin as General Manager, Southeast Asia, following the integration of the Discovery and Scripps legacy businesses. Pak Burdin will be responsible for driving the growth of Discovery’s business across the region and expanding its product offering with a particular focus on developing digital opportunities to target Southeast Asia’s growing population of digitally active consumers.

Pak Burdin will be based in Singapore, reporting into JB Perrette, President & CEO Discovery Networks International. Pak Burdin is a veteran of Discovery, where she held several senior roles including running the company’s business across Eastern Europe including Russia, the Baltics, Ukraine, and Central Asia. She joins most recently from National Media Group, the largest media company in Russia and a partner of Discovery’s, where she was responsible for managing its pay TV distribution portfolio including Discovery, Sony, Turner and Viasat. She was also a senior executive at Eurosport, bringing with her very relevant experience in the sports business, and has held senior roles at KidsCo TV and EuroNews.

JB Perrette, President & CEO Discovery Networks International, said: “I am excited to welcome Anna back full time to Discovery. She is a seasoned and talented media executive with a terrific track record of developing businesses particularly in markets going through meaningful change. Her broad knowledge of our brands, strong background in sports and focus on growth, and experience in the changing pay TV environment will be invaluable as we forge new partnerships and opportunities in Southeast Asia.”

Pak Burdin replaces Shavkat Berdiev who has decided to leave Singapore to pursue an opportunity in the Middle East. Pak Burdin will take up her new role next month.


About Discovery, Inc.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; and digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

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Television remains the choice of the masses even in digital times

MUMBAI: The march of the idiot box in India is unstoppable.

Though consumption of video on digital platforms is on the rise in the country, good old television continues to score in terms of penetration and has large headroom left to fill. As per the latest Broadcast India survey (BI-2018) by the joint industry body BARC India the country now has 197 million TV homes, up from 183 million in 2016.

While the growth has been at a steady 7.6%, total TV penetration is now at 66% against 64% in the last survey. The report is expected to be released later this week. The BI-2018 survey also notes that the number of individuals with access to television has gone up to 835 million; more than the population of Europe. In contrast, smartphone penetration in the country is still at around 300 million.

Jehil Thakkar, partner at Deloitte India, said that television is, and will remain, the biggest medium for the foreseeable future in India. “For at least 10 years, TV and appointment viewing will continue in India. The reason is that TV is extremely affordable — you can get a basic cable for Rs 120 a month or free-to-air channels via FreeDish for free.” The numbers definitely reflect strong growth in the TV universe.

It is also important because TV, collaring 45% of the total ad spends, continues to be the largest medium for advertisers and is expected to grow at 13% this year. As per GroupM’s estimate, advertisers are expected to spend `31,596 crore on the medium, making it a vehicle of choice in terms of brand building. “TV is a preferred medium of choice to reach masses and advertisers’ behaviour is not going to change suddenly,” Thakkar added.

Interestingly, the five southern states — Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu — have more than 90% TV penetration. But states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and a few North East Indian states have much lower number of TV sets, pulling down national TV penetration level to 66%. But, it also means that 34% of households in India are yet to buy a TV set.

The Narendra Modi government announced on May 1 that the country has achieved 100% electrification of 600,000 villages in the country. Most surveys suggest that once electricity reaches a household, the first electronic product it buys is a TV. “TV and refrigerator are two general use items people buy first once they get electricity,” Thakkar added.

This is BARC’s own survey, which will help the measurement body make changes to its universe estimation. The survey was carried out between November 2017 and March 2018. It covers 300,000 respondents across 4,400 towns and collects data on TV ownership, connection type, language preferences and other media consumption habits.

As per the survey, there is a clear rise in the middle class. NCCS (New Consumer Classification System) D and E TV households have seen almost 14% fall to 31 million households from 36 million in last survey.

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Chinese Cable Operators Lead Fiber Deployments Over Global Counterparts

New Kagan research survey offering shows Chinese cable operators see optical node and HFC upgrades as the most significant technical barrier to DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts

Hong Kong, July 18 2018 — Chinese cable operators showed significantly more fiber deployments than their global counterparts, a development attributable to expanding bandwidth usage in the region. 20% of Chinese cable operators will pass at least 41% of their residential subscribers with fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) by 2019, compared to just 4% of China’s global counterparts, according to results from a survey launched by Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence.

“Cable operators in China are becoming more aggressive in rolling out FTTH deployments in order to keep pace with the massive FTTH rollouts of other Chinese telecom operators” said Jeff Heynen, Research Director for Kagan at S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Traditionally dependent on Hybrid Fiber-Coax (HFC) and Data over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) as their primary broadband technologies, cable operators are trying to redesign network architectures and push forward for more efficient access networks. Kagan analysis indicates cable operators, particularly in North America, are transitioning toward distributed access architectures, or DAAs, and are expected to ramp in 2019 and beyond.

This research is derived from Kagan’s new proprietary B2B survey program providing in-depth analysis on high-value emerging technologies, such as advanced video advertising, Internet of Things (IoT) and smart homes, virtual and augmented reality and 5G infrastructures and services.

The survey, which is the first of the group’s latest research initiatives, is based on feedback received from 57 cable operators representing all major markets worldwide and 107 million broadband subscribers.“ Results from our survey show Chinese cable operators are still concerned about the capabilities of their outside plant, as their networks were originally designed to deliver analog and digital video services and need significant upgrades to support competitive broadband speeds,” Heynen added.

C-DOCSIS, part of the overarching DOCSIS 3.1 specification, has emerged as the leading technology for Chinese cable operators as they expand their DOCSIS 3.1 availability alongside their growing FTTH deployments.

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However, 80% of Chinese respondents consider upgrading optical nodes and HFC plants as the most significant technology barriers to rolling out DOCSIS 3.1. Amplifier and tap upgrades, as well as a shortage of DOCSIS 3.1 modems and gateways were ranked as the next significant barriers by 60% of Chinese respondents, respectively.

Additional research on cable operators from Jeff Heynen:
Broadband customer premises units up 9% in Q1 on strong fiber-to-the-home growth
Distributed access presents challenges for cable video delivery
Cable investment in DOCSIS 3.1 modems/gateways keeps market stable through 2022

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Intelsat Joins the Seamless Air Alliance

Luxembourg, 17 July 2018
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite solutions, announced that it has joined the Seamless Air Alliance, a [consortium] dedicated to the development and promotion of standards to facilitate a better, more seamless, inflight connectivity experience for passengers.

The standards would eliminate the immense costs and hurdles commonly associated with acquisition, installation, and operation of data access infrastructure by streamlining system integration and certification, providing open specifications for interoperability. More importantly, it would empower mobile operators to extend their services into airline cabins and airline passengers to board any flight on any airline anywhere in the world and use their own devices to automatically connect to the Internet, with no complicated login process and no paywall to scramble over.

“When boarding a plane for business or leisure, passengers want fast and easy access to high-quality, reliable broadband connectivity,” said Mark Rasmussen, Vice President and General Manager, Mobility. “That is why Intelsat continues to build a strong ecosystem of partners that will leverage 3GPP standards to create a seamless, global broadband infrastructure that offers airlines and passengers a consistent, uninterrupted experience. By joining the Seamless Air Alliance, Intelsat continues to take a leading role in shaping a global network that leverages different technologies and constellations. As the exclusive channel partner for OneWeb’s mobility applications, Intelsat looks forward to collaborating with OneWeb, existing partners such as Gogo and other network operators, to develop the standards needed to provide a seamless operational and passenger experience in the skies.”

With satellite serving as the primary means to connecting aircraft, Intelsat will contribute in the integration of geostationary and low-Earth orbit satellite solutions into the hybrid network and help define standards, test equipment and develop service packages focused on the aeronautical market.

“We are very pleased to have Intelsat join and contribute its breadth of experience to creating a better passenger experience for airline customers everywhere,” said Jack Mandala, Chief Executive Officer of the Seamless Air Alliance. “Over the next 90 days our Working Groups will develop and draft deliverables that will shape the future of in-flight connectivity, and having Intelsat participate in that process is incredibly valuable.”

About Intelsat
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit

About the Seamless Air Alliance
The Seamless Air Alliance was founded by Airbus, Airtel, Delta, OneWeb, and Sprint to usher in a new era of in-flight connectivity that will delight passengers and enable open innovation inside the cabin. Its mission is to develop standards for connectivity that will amaze customers, to enable airlines with better customer engagement opportunities and industry to develop the technologies needed to extend Mobile Operator relationships from gate-to-gate anywhere in the world, and to build standards that can be used by solution providers to deliver end to end services to passengers. The alliance – which invites all industry operators to join – will eliminate the immense costs and hurdles commonly associated with acquisition, installation, and operation of data access infrastructure by streamlining system integration and certification, providing open specifications for interoperability, increasing accessibility for passengers, and enabling simple and integrated billing. To learn more about the Seamless Air Alliance, and how to become a member, please visit us at

Jason Bates
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Singaporean and Malaysian Filmmakers to Represent Asia in Sony’s Global Picture This Festival for the Planet in Los Angeles

SINGAPORE (July 16, 2018) – Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN), in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, today announced that Singaporean filmmaker Wally Tham, and Malaysian filmmaker Mark Lee are the Asia finalists of the Picture This Festival for the Planet (, a worldwide short-film competition for filmmakers to showcase the positive future they see for our planet.

Tham’s short film, Sayang Kalimantan, is a compelling insight into the 2015 forest fires that devastated Kalimantan in Indonesia. Tham and his team spent two years in Kalimantan designing and building Indonesia’s first functioning haze shelter, while documenting the arduous journey that the local residents experienced.

Lee’s short film, Mr. Garbage, tells the story of Chua Hock Boon, an electrician and Loh Keat Geok, an environmentalist, who work tirelessly to recycle the mountain loads of garbage that have accumulated for generations in their hometown, Ketam Island, a small fishing village located off the coast of Port Klang, Selangor.

Tham and Lee are two of eight regional finalists from around the world who will receive a Sony RX0 camera and a trip for two to Los Angeles, where they will attend the Picture This Festival For the Planet at the Sony Pictures Studios lot on July 31. On this day, the regional finalists will meet with Sony Pictures executives from the television and the motion picture group, followed by an evening event exploring how stories can promote a better world through the lens of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). All regional finalists’ films will be screened and a winner will be announced at the event.

Visit to watch all eight regional finalists’ videos.

Entries for the Picture This Festival for the Planet opened in January, with aspiring filmmakers and environmentalists from over 70 countries submitting videos between one and eight minutes in length. Each submission was inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals, a set of global goals agreed upon by all 193 member states of the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet and promote prosperity for all.

Partners in this year’s festival are: the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Association of the United States of America, WeTransfer, Sony World Photography Awards, Sony Alpha Universe, the Environmental Media Association, Connect4Climate and leaders and environmental visionaries from around the globe.

In addition to internationally renowned musical artist and the judge of Asia’s Got Talent, Anggun and YouTube sensations Damon and Jo, the list of celebrity advocates and industry leaders who will judge film submissions includes: Megan Boone, environmental advocate and actress from the hit TV series “The Blacklist”; Elizabeth Cousens, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation; Mr. N.P. Singh, MD & CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India; Marie Jacobson, EVP Programming & Production, Sony Pictures Television Networks; Tom Bernard & Michael Barker, Co-Presidents, Sony Pictures Classics; Glenn Gainor, President of Physical Production, Screen Gems; Brett King, Vice President, Creative Programming, Diversity & Inclusion, Sony Pictures Entertainment; Tetsuya Bessho, actor, Founder and President, Short Shorts Film Festival; Debbie Levin, President & CEO, Environmental Media Association; and Damian Bradfield, President and Chief Marketing Officer, WeTransfer.

The Picture This Festival for the Planet is Sony Pictures Entertainment’s latest project to bring awareness to the SDGs. In 2016, the United Nations and SPE launched Angry Birds for a Happy Planet, a global youth outreach campaign that leveraged online and social media platforms to encourage action to protect the planet and fight climate change. Centered on the Sustainable Development Goal #13 – to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, the campaign featured Red and other characters of The Angry Birds Movie. In 2017, supported by the cast of the Smurfs: The Lost Village, audiences were encouraged to join “Team Smurfs” for the “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign that inspired everyone to learn about and support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

About Sony Pictures Television Networks
Sony Pictures Television Networks operates branded entertainment channels reaching nearly two billion subscribers around the world. Based in Culver City, Amsterdam, Budapest, London, Madrid, Miami, Milan, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Singapore and Tokyo, Sony’s linear and digital networks offer high quality film and television content from Sony Pictures and third-parties, as well as original content commissioned globally and locally. Sony Pictures Television Networks is a division of Sony Pictures Television Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

About United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at:

About WeTransfer
WeTransfer is the simplest way to send your files around the world. Every month, well over 40 million active users transfer over one billion files. The service is all about making the creative process effortless, for everyone. Since 2009 we have been showcasing amazing creative work on WeTransfer with gratis advertising for musicians, photographers, and artists, giving away over five billion pages a year. We also offer financial grants, tech support and promotion to help creatives tell the stories that matter to them and bring relevant cultural projects to life. Above all, we hope these stories encourage other people to make something new themselves. Because inspiration means more when you do something with it.

About Environmental Media Association
The Environmental Media Association (EMA) is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1989 to inspire solutions for the environment through our impact in media and pop culture. The organization has grown into a diverse subsection of entertainment industry tastemakers, entrepreneurs in finance and technology, and green icons dedicated to the mission of promoting environmental progress and innovations through celebrity role modeling, campaign work, year-round programs and our two large scale annual events, The EMA Awards and the EMA Impact Summit. EMA serves as a valuable link between the world of media and the environmental community. To find out more about our programs and events visit us at

About Connect4Climate
Connect4Climate is a global partnership program launched by the World Bank Group and the Italian Ministry of Environment, joined by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, that takes on climate change by promoting solutions and empowering people to act. The Connect4Climate community brings together more than 450 partners around the world including civil society groups, media networks, international organizations, academic institutions, youth groups, and the private sector.

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Five year jail sentence for operator of major illegal streaming service

• Husband and wife illegally made £750,000 by selling 8,000+ illicit streaming devices and setting-up own streaming service to provide illegal access to Premier League football

The owner and operator of a major pirate streaming service, and mass supplier of illicit streaming devices that provided illegal access to Premier League football, has been jailed for five years and three months.

Mr John Haggerty, the owner of Evolution Trading, today appeared in Newcastle Crown Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud and dishonestly obtaining services for another, contrary to the Fraud Act.

His conviction further underlines the fact that supplying these devices and other pirate services is illegal. The case is also the first example of the Courts confirming what the UK Government has already made clear – that using the devices themselves is illegal, with the Judge expressly warning that Mr Haggerty put all his thousands of customers at risk of prosecution.

Evolution Trading, run by Mr Haggerty and his wife Mary Gilfillan who was also convicted of fraud offences in this case and given a two-year suspended sentence, sold more than 8,000 illegal devices that were loaded with add-ons to enable publicans and consumers to view illegal streams of Premier League football. Evolution also created and sold access to its own illegal streaming service – – to thousands of customers.

Between March 2013 and July 2015, the operators of Evolution generated more than £750,000 through their illegal activity.

The criminal activity carried out by Mr Haggerty went beyond selling access to illegal content: he had multiple passports in different names, set up an offshore ‘dummy company’ in Nevis to hide the true purpose of his business and, in collusion with his wife Ms. Gilfillan, supplied the Immigration Service with false documents to sponsor an Egyptian national who maintained the illegal streaming service for the company.

During the investigation it transpired that Mr Haggerty previously spent time in prison in the US between 2009 to 2012 following a serious fraud conviction.

Premier League Director of Legal Services, Kevin Plumb, said:

“This case demonstrates how seriously the Courts are dealing with criminals involved in the supply of illicit streaming devices and services that provide illegal access to Premier League football and other popular content.

“The fact that a major supplier was engaged in so much criminal behaviour – from using multiple passports in different names to lying to the Immigration Service – should be a warning to the authorities and consumers about the types of people involved in this activity. It also serves as a reminder to people that they take huge risks by handing over bank details and personal data to rogue operators like Evolution and

“The Premier League is currently engaged in one of the biggest and most successful anti-piracy programmes in the World and its own investigations, along with those by Northumberland Trading Standards and FACT, have helped bring these criminals to justice.

“The ability that Premier League clubs have to develop and acquire talented players, to build and improve stadiums and to support communities and schools, is predicated on being able to market, sell and protect commercial rights. This makes the protection of our copyright hugely important to the future health of English football and beyond, something we are pleased the Courts continue to recognise with judgments like this one.”

Kieron Sharp, CEO of FACT, said: “This sentencing is another step forward in the right direction to tackling the issue of illegal streaming.

“We will continue to work with The Premier League, Industry and Law Enforcement Agencies across the UK to clampdown on the sale of illicit streaming devices as they pose a real threat to the creative industries, the UK economy and the livelihoods of the 1.9 million people working behind the scenes of our favourite sport, TV and film.

“The public should be aware that selling devices or subscriptions that allow access to premium content you normally pay for is illegal.

“Similarly using one of these methods to stream premium TV, sports and films for which you should have an official subscription is also breaking the law.”


Two previous cases involving the sale of illegal streaming services providing access to Premier League football have led to custodial sentences:

• In April 2018, a Premier League investigation led to authorities taking action against a £1.5m fraud involving the sale of thousands of illicit streaming devices that made available illegal streams of Premier League football. The perpetrators were jailed for four and a half years in Newcastle Crown Court. Link:

• In December 2016, a man involved in the mass supply of IPTV boxes that enabled unauthorised viewing of Premier League football was jailed for four years. This followed an investigation by the Premier League and FACT. Link:

Eutelsat partners with Intelsat and SES in U.S. C-band Spectrum Proposal

Agreement furthers the U.S.-specific proposal which would protect C-band video and data transmissions and support accelerated 5G rollout by mobile operators

Luxembourg and Paris, 12 July 2018 – Leading global satellite operators Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), SES (Euronext Paris: SESG) and Eutelsat (Euronext Paris: ETL) announced today that they are aligned on a market-based proposal for the future use of the lower C-band spectrum in the U.S. Eutelsat has agreed to join the breakthrough proposal initiated by Intelsat, Intel and SES.

The market-based proposal was developed in response to a proceeding initiated by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The proposal reflects the unique U.S. telecommunications environment and aims to protect the quality and reliability of the extensive services provided by satellite operators in the C-band spectrum to U.S. broadcasters, media, and data companies. The proposal establishes a commercial and technical framework that would enable terrestrial mobile operators to quickly access spectrum in the 3,700 to 4,200 MHz frequency band in the U.S., speeding the deployment of next-generation 5G services.

C-band spectrum plays an essential role in the U.S. broadcasting ecosystem, delivering seamless distribution of video and audio programming to more than 100 million U.S. households, and reliably providing critical data connectivity in rural areas and emergency situations, as well as services delivered to the U.S. government.

The proposal specifies the use of a consortium, which is open to all satellite operators delivering services in the C-band downlink frequencies in any part of the lower 48 United States. The consortium will oversee the governance of the initiative, define and implement the methodology for spectrum clearance, and serve as the sole interface for market-based transactions with parties interested in deploying terrestrial mobile services in specific portions of the C-band.

With Eutelsat joining the proposal, the three satellite operators will continue to work with customers, other stakeholders, and the FCC on the market-based proposal. The next phase of this effort will begin with the FCC’s planned adoption of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Thursday, July 12. Intelsat, SES and Eutelsat together represent a very substantial majority of the relevant satellite C-band spectrum in use in the U.S.

“We are pleased to be joining this proposal which aims to create fair conditions for the shared use of C-band with mobile operators in the U.S. while protecting the quality of services provided to our customers over the long term,” said Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Eutelsat. “By joining this collaborative process, we will be able to advance our interests and those of our clients and contribute to the momentum of the initiative.”

In a joint statement, Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler and SES President and CEO Steve Collar said: “We are pleased to have Eutelsat join Intelsat and SES in this endeavor, demonstrating that the industry is able to unite, collaborate and fully implement our market-driven proposal. Our solution is the only one which will maintain the high quality of the hundreds of incumbent services operating in the C-band today, protect the significant investments in space and ground infrastructure delivering these crucial services while also supporting the U.S. goal of accelerating the 5G era.”

About Eutelsat Communications
Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world’s leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Over 6,800 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat assembles 1,000 men and women from 46 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.

Eutelsat Communications is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ticker: ETL).

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Broadpeak powers Taiwan Broadband OTT

Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, has announced that Taiwan Broadband Communications has launched a new OTT service called TBC GO powered by Broadpeak’s advanced CDN solutions. Broadpeak’s BkM100 video delivery manager and BkS400 HTTP video cache servers reduce network bandwidth, enabling operators to cost-effectively provide pay-TV subscribers with “on-the-go” access to live TV, VoD, and catch-up TV on connected devices such as smartphones and tablets.

“Consumers today want access to live and on-demand content anytime, whether at home or on the bus watching with a smartphone. When launching our new OTT service, it was imperative that we choose a bandwidth-efficient and future-proof CDN solution,” said Jimmy Chen, CEO at Taiwan Broadband Communications. “Broadpeak’s expertise in OTT content delivery enables us to deliver a world-class experience in the most efficient way possible, with the flexibility to add cutting-edge services in the future to keep viewers engaged.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Taiwan Broadband Communications, one of the leading cable operators in Taiwan, with more than 750,000 subscribers and 180 channels,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “OTT services are rapidly growing in popularity, putting a strain on operators’ networks. Broadpeak’s trusted CDN solutions made it easy for Taiwan Broadband Communications to launch compelling video services across all screens, ensuring a high quality of experience for end-users while also addressing bandwidth concerns.”

PandaTv – the best of Chinese channels for 200 mln Chinese tourists launched by fashiontv, OTT global application

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Fashiontv has launched PandaTv its new OTT hotel application featuring 11 Chinese national channels, 12 fashiontv channels and localized lifestyle, dining and shopping channels. It will be installed on Smart Tvs in hotels around the world, including FTV in Ultra HD Channel (4K).

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The delivery of these channels will be done by ZIXI and CDN in cooperation with Telia. Over 200 million Chinese tourists travel to all corners of the world. This trend is increasing by +20% annually. When Chinese tourists are in the hotel they like to be connected to China by watching favorite tv channels and feel like at home. In addition tourists are encouraged to make a small dinner party in the hotel, order food via PandaTv recommended service and enjoy the PandaTv Chinese tv experience.

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The Chinese channels are delivered in cooperation with long term agreement and the technology mutually developed between Apstar and fashiontv for CDN, IP ZIXI and Apstar satellite services. This new approach facilitates 360° delivery of the signal to PayTV, IP TV and OTT platforms around the world.

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The Chinese channels originate from the coastal areas where most of the tourists come from. PandaTv package includes Chinese channels such as CGTN, CCTV-4, CCTV Entertainment, CCTV-Movie, GWTV-Elite and leading tv versions of provincial channels: Hunan Tv, Shanghai Dragon Tv, Beijing TV, Shenzhen TV, Zhejiang TV, Fujian TV.

PandaTv will feature additionally major international channels, fashiontv OTT application with 12 channels, lifestyle, music, destinations, dining and shopping channels.

Fashiontv networks are available on over 500 million PayTv, 500 million SmartTv and 1.5 billion smartphones over 4 billion internet users and Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Telegram, YouTube, VK, Google+ etc. See: and and ftv+ available as an app.

Fashiontv launched FTV Coin Deluxe – cryptocurrency for the fashion community. FTV Coin will be used as utility token to buy variety of services and products related to FTV and the fashion industry in general.

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About fashiontv (FTV)
FTV launched broadcasting in 1997. Over night FTV became to fashion similar as MTV to music and CNN to news. Today FTV is a global network of over 20 channels available all over the world to 500 mln Pay Tv, 500 mln Smart Tvs, 1.5 bln smartphones, 4 bln internet users and +50 satellites.

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Measat wants major new satellite

Malaysian satellite operator Measat says it is looking to order a major ‘high throughput satellite’ (HTS) that it wants in orbit by 2021.

Speaking at the APSAT conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Measat’s COO Yau Chyong Lim said the new craft would be co-located with its other satellites at its ‘hot spot’ at 91.5 degree East.

Currently TV broadcasting, either of free-to-view channels or pay-TV, brings in more than 75 per cent of Measat’s revenues, which would continue. But the extra capacity on a new satellite would mean greater scope for broadband services throughout Malaysia.

A few days ago Measat confirmed the addition of 3 extra channels from Nepal.