16th November 2017, London. BBC Global News Ltd, the BBC’s commercially funded international news arm, has announced the appointment of Charlie Villar to its newly-created Chief Operating Officer position.

Villar, who is currently the BBC’s Director of Tax, Treasury and Corporate Finance, will start with immediate effect and will be responsible for the financial and operational leadership of the company, bringing together finance, engineering, internal and external communications, HR and legal and business affairs. He will join the management team and will be one of two directors of the company, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Jim Egan. The appointment comes as the company expands to incorporate the advertising sales arm of the BBC.

Speaking about the appointment, Egan said, “I am delighted to be welcoming Charlie to BBC Global News Ltd as our first Chief Operating Officer. As we complete the expansion of the business and embark on a new phase for BBC World News and, Charlie brings the ideal mix of private and public sector experience to the leadership team. High quality commercially funded journalism has never been more important but it has also never been under greater pressure. Charlie’s appointment will bring expertise, energy and a fresh perspective to our enduring mission of staying true to the BBC’s unique editorial values and running a business which continues to be commercially successful.”

Villar added, “This is a hugely exciting time to be joining BBC Global News Ltd, especially as the business comes together with BBC Advertising. External market forces and changing consumer behaviours are resulting in the rapid evolution of how people across the world consume news on TV, online and mobile devices; ‘fake news’ and social media are causing audiences to seek out reliable, trusted sources; and media companies are looking for new business models to be fit for purpose in a demanding environment. Global News Ltd benefits from the BBC’s outstanding reputation for high quality, together with its deep experience of responding to changes in technology and audience behaviour. I am really looking forward to joining the team to guide the business as we respond to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

In his role as the BBC’s Director of Tax, Treasury and Corporate Finance, Villar developed the BBC’s long-term financial plan following last year’s renewal of the BBC’s Royal Charter and he was also responsible for managing the relationship of the BBC’s commercial subsidiaries with the BBC Public Service.

Villar spent the first part of his career in the commercial sector. He is a qualified accountant, having trained with Arthur Andersen. He then moved onto Deloitte where he worked in Audit and Corporate Finance, advising clients across the Financial Services, Media and the Telecoms sectors. Prior to joining the BBC in 2010, he was a Director at the Shareholder Executive – HM Government’s in-house corporate finance and shareholding arm – where he led high profile restructurings of Northern Rock, The Royal Mint, and Ordnance Survey.

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Tricolor TV and Eutelsat launch Territoria Tricolor


New service to enable high-quality viewing of TV channels on mobile devices in public venues in Russia

Paris, Saint Petersburg, 15 November 2017 – Tricolor TV, Russia’s leading TV operator and one of the leading TV operators in Europe, is taking a further step in audience expansion with an innovative service called Territoria Tricolor, launched in partnership with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL).

The new satellite-based service enables consumers in hotels, airports, rail stations and other public venues to have free WiFi access to TV channels on their mobile devices without consuming their mobile data allowance. Operators of public venues will be able to organise free access to an offer of 50 Tricolor TV channels. The service is also available to owners of cafés, medical surgeries, petrol stations and other commercial outlets, enabling them to enhance their relationship with customers who can benefit from a high-quality viewing experience on their mobile devices for the short periods they spend on site.

To access Territoria Tricolor, end-users can install the Smotri TV mobile app available free from the Apple App Store or Google Play and connect to a WiFi network signed up for the service and labelling its availability. Territoria Tricolor is available for 1500 rubles a month for enterprise customers in the footprint of the EUTELSAT 36C satellite that covers the European part of the Russian Federation.

Based on Eutelsat’s SmartBEAM technology, this unique offer in Russia uses a gateway designed and built by NEOTION to broadcast channels by satellite to mobile devices via a local Wi-Fi network.

Alexey Karpov, Deputy CEO in charge of linear TV development at Tricolor TV, said: “Together with our partners – including Eutelsat, Europe’s leading satellite company – we have created a service with Tricolor Territoria that responds to the interests of enterprises and their customers. Our new service is for organisations and businesses that want to get closer to their customers and strengthen loyalty. With our mobile app, users will be able to choose from dozens of the most popular channels for free, enhancing time spent in public areas and retail outlets.”

Michel Azibert, Chief Commercial and Development Officer at Eutelsat, added: “Thanks to our partnership with Tricolor TV, viewers in Russia will benefit from a high-technology service based on our SmartBEAM solution. The launch of Territoria Tricolor illustrates the increasing role satellites are playing in improving OTT offers and the potential to significantly enhance the viewing experience on mobile devices.”


About Tricolor
Tricolor TV, Russia’s largest digital TV operator, provides high-quality and cutting-edge digital television services throughout Russia. At the end of third quarter 2017 Tricolor TV’s subscriber base was 12.24 million households, representing approximately 40 million people, or one in four people in Russia. HDTV is one of the key innovations driven by Tricolor TV. The operator is the absolute leader of HDTV viewing in Russia, with 9.3 million HD household subscribers at the end of third quarter 2017. In 2016, Tricolor TV was ranked by IHS Technology as the fifth largest pay-TV operator in the world.

Media relations:
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Tel: +7 (812) 332 68 68, ext.5235
Mobile: +7 (931) 378 75 46

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 6,700 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 32 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.

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

For more about Eutelsat go to

Vanessa O’Connor Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91
Marie-Sophie Ecuer Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91

Investors and analysts
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Trinity Broadcasting Network Recommits to the Intelsat Galaxy Fleet, Extending Long-Term Distribution Agreement for Another Decade

Leveraging Intelsat’s distribution platform, TBN programming reaches more than 100 million U.S. viewers

Luxembourg, 15 November 2017
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and longtime customer Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) signed a multi-year agreement to distribute high definition (HD) and standard definition programming to cable head-ends throughout North America.

Under the previously announced agreement, TBN, America’s most-watched faith channel, will reach more than 100 million households in the United States through Intelsat’s highly penetrated Galaxy 14 video neighborhood. Galaxy 14 distributes more than 200 channels in North America, with close to 100 channels in HD. TBN’s programming will seamlessly transition to a next-generation Galaxy satellite at the same orbital location over the span of the long-term contract.

“Intelsat sets the industry standard for delivering reliable media services that allow broadcasters to deliver programming that attracts more viewers,” said Robert Fopma, TBN’s COO. “The resiliency and high penetration rate of Intelsat’s Galaxy 14 neighborhood has been vital to our growth strategy and expanded our audience base to reach our audience with our faith-based, high-quality programs.”

“As the world’s largest religious network, Trinity Broadcasting Network relies on the ubiquity of our Globalized Network to expand to new markets and cost-effectively deliver programming to millions of viewers,” said Randy Anders, Intelsat’s Managing Director, North America Sales. “Our collaboration with TBN and its eagerness to continue services well into the next decade is a great example of the quality, reliability, and efficiency of our Galaxy 14 satellite, which reaches more subscribers than any other satellite in the United States.”

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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

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Gerry O’Sullivan joins Eutelsat as Executive Vice President, Global TV and Video

Gerry O’Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Global TV and Video.

Paris, 15 November 2017 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has appointed Gerry O’Sullivan as Executive Vice President, Global TV and Video. In his new role he will drive the product development strategy that ensures that Eutelsat continues to offer customers the most innovative video services across its global footprint.

Video, Eutelsat’s most longstanding activity, accounts for 65% of the Group’s business. Eutelsat’s market-leading neighbourhoods broadcast 6,700 TV channels, of which 1,200 are in HD, to more than one billion viewers around the globe. The company is a pioneer in Ultra HD broadcasting and is actively strengthening its digital content strategies in order to accompany pay-TV operators, broadcasters and entertainment companies as they expand their customer proposition.

Gerry is an international media executive with extensive experience of commercial, marketing, operational and technical strategies for leading broadcasters and system operators, including the BBC, BSkyB, Deutsche Telekom, Digicel, Fox Newsand ABC. His executive positions at BSkyB from 2000 to 2010 include Director of Strategic Product Management, responsible for innovations that include the launch of Sky+ HD and Video on Demand services. From 2011 to 2013 he was Senior Vice President Global TV and Entertainment at Deutsche Telekom to develop its global media business. Most recently, at Digicel Group, he devised strategies on cloud-based multi-screen consumer propositionsand steered the launch of IPTV across the Caribbean.

Michel Azibert, Eutelsat’s Chief Commercial and Development Officer, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Gerry to Eutelsat. His impressive combination of relevant experience will fuel our commitment to enhancing our customer value proposition and to pursuing the most innovative video roadmap in our industry.”

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 6,700 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 32 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.

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

For more about Eutelsat go to

Vanessa O’Connor Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91
Marie-Sophie Ecuer Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91

Investors and analysts
Joanna Darlington Tel. : +33 1 53 98 35 30
Cédric Pugni Tel. : +33 1 53 98 35 30

Media & Entertainment powerhouse ZEE Entertainment promises to be Extraordinary Together

• Energises the group to tap 3 billion viewers in the next six years
Mumbai, October 31, 2017: 25 years ago, leading worldwide media & entertainment conglomerate, ZEE Entertainment Enterprise Ltd. (ZEEL), launched India’s first Hindi satellite television channel, Zee TV. Since then, ZEE has expanded into a Media & Entertainment powerhouse with content creation abilities across genres, languages, and platforms. To commemorate this momentous occasion, ZEEL today unveiled its new brand ideology and purpose “Extraordinary Together” with a vision to provide a unified brand experience and to delight consumers across the world by creating extraordinary entertainment and experiences that inspire to transcend the ordinary and become extraordinary.

Elaborating on ZEE’s new corporate brand ideology, Mr. Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEEL said, “Our Chairman, Dr. Subhash Chandra’s vision and pioneering efforts caused a revolution in the country 25 years ago. Over time, ZEE has evolved from a television broadcaster into a media & entertainment conglomerate with businesses spanning across the spectrum, from broadcasting to music, movies, digital, live entertainment and theatre, providing an extraordinary range of entertainment to audiences around the world. Our new brand ideology – ‘Extraordinary Together’ is rooted in the philosophy that from collaboration comes strength to deliver the extraordinary. In a global company like ours with interests across diverse verticals and businesses, we believe that our ability to win lies in us being able to effectively come together and harness this strength to be extraordinary in the market.”

ZEE is today counted amongst the world’s largest content companies with presence in over 173 countries and reach of more than 1.3 billion viewers globally and is the only company in India to have such a diversified presence in Media & Entertainment. With its eyes firmly set on 3 billion viewers in the next six years, the company has tirelessly worked to widen its content profile to cater to a wide variety of tastes, preferences, cultural and age demographics.

Throwing light on the company’s growth plans, Mr. Amit Goenka, CEO – International Broadcast Business, ZEEL said, “With the vision of becoming the world’s leading global content company from the emerging markets, content is our core focus area and our primary objective is to create extraordinary content for all types of audience across different screens and platforms. Digital is a key focus area and we are soon to launch our revolutionary digital platform, Z5 in the next few weeks.”

Designed by the global visionary designer Martin Lambie-Nairn, Creative Director, ML-N, ZEE’s new brand identity – ‘Extraordinary Together’ represents the company’s mission of celebrating the world and unifying it with entertainment. The circular form of the new brand logo symbolises continuity and inclusiveness while the special colour – ZEE’s Amethyst represents creativity and transformation. The visual property, Exuberance – a colourful explosion of creative energy makes ZEE the fountainhead unleashing extraordinary potential.

Speaking on his vision for the new identity, Martin Lambie-Nairn, Creative Director, ML-N said, “Twenty-five years is celebrating what you’ve achieved and far more importantly, understanding where you are going, rethinking the brand purpose and considering how to address your audiences in the future. Before conceptualising the new brand identity, our first step was to understand this rich legacy of ZEE, unravel where the viewer aspirations and expectations are headed, and then arrive at the brand purpose and ideology that is future-ready. This helped us create a truly global brand architecture that would be easy to operate across genres, businesses and countries and more importantly, introduce magic into it. With this vastly diverse bouquet of brands and businesses that ZEE owns, it was necessary to have a golden thread that runs through all the businesses – an elegant and monolithic design language that links the organisation together and inspires to create the extraordinary.”

Embarking on this collaborative journey, ZEE’s aim is to continue to provide extraordinary entertainment content across genres, languages, and geographies; delighting consumers across screens, platforms and devices.


Notes to Editors:
About Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL)

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) is a worldwide media brand offering entertainment content to diverse audiences. With a presence in over 173 countries and a reach of more than 1.3 billion people around the globe, ZEEL is among the largest global content companies across genres, languages, and platforms.

With its new brand ideology and purpose – “Extraordinary Together”, ZEEL aspires to provide a unified brand experience and to delight consumers across the world by creating extraordinary entertainment and experiences that inspire to transcend the ordinary and become extraordinary.

ZEEL is present across broadcasting, movies, music, digital, live entertainment and theatre businesses, both within India and overseas. ZEEL has more than 250,000 hours of television content and houses the world’s largest Hindi film library with rights to more than 4,200 movie titles across various languages. ZEEL has also produced several movies for theatrical release and is the fastest growing music label in India. It has presence in the digital space with ‘dittoTV’ and ‘OZEE’ and has also ventured into live events.

More information about ZEE and its businesses is available on

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Media contacts:
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Corporate Communications – Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL)
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Cartoon Network-We Bare-Bears-Selfie

Cartoon Network has partnered with Korean game developer SundayToz for a mobile puzzle game around the network’s hit animated series, We Bare Bears. A global launch is expected early 2018.

The free match 3-style and city-builder game will feature storytelling and video from the series, as well as competitive features such as leader-boards where friends can challenge one another.

“It’s exciting to partner with SundayToz on a new global mobile game for We Bare Bears,” said Chris Waldron, Vice President of Cartoon Network Digital Products and Games. “They connect with the fun, light-hearted tone of the series; and we know they’ll deliver a game our fans won’t want to put down.”

Phil Nelson, Turner’s Managing Director for North Asia and Southeast Asia Pacific, added: “We are extremely pleased to be working with a world-class game developer like SundayToz. Developing this product here in Asia for an international market is a great example of global collaboration.”

SundayToz is well known for its other puzzle games, particularly the “Anipang” series which was launched in 2013. As of January 2017, the company’s products have been downloaded more than 82 million times.

Co-Founder and CEO Kevin Jungwoong Lee said, “SundayToz has been pursuing the creation of a new gaming culture through the development of games like these. This much-anticipated release combines SundayToz and Cartoon Network’s collaborative efforts, and together we will launch an exceptional product.”

About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is Turner’s global entertainment brand and the # 1 animation network in the U.S., offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball. Seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, Cartoon Network is known for being a leader in innovation with its approach to engaging and inspiring kids at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its pro-social initiative, Stop Bullying: Speak Up is an acknowledged and often used resource for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.

Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.

About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the region, running 61 channels in 14 languages in 42 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, Warner TV, Oh!K, TNT, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.

About SundayToz
Established in 2009, mobile game developer Sundaytoz released and serviced Korea’s mega selling game ‘Anipang’ in 2013 upon the introduction of smart phones. Currently, it is servicing nearly 10 games that are utilizing the ‘Anipang’ IP. Sundaytoz is recognized for its world class casual mobile game developing ability in the Korean mobile game market, which is often referred to as one of the top 5 markets in the world.

Publicity Contacts

Cartoon Network US
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Turner Asia Pacific
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2 Nominations for THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (通靈少女) and 1 Nomination for HALFWORLDS Season Two1109_HBO
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SINGAPORE, 9 November, 2017 – HBO Asia received 3 nominations for the upcoming 22nd Asian Television Awards 2017 which were announced yesterday in Singapore. The network’s first Mandarin Original series, THE TEENAGE PSYHIC (通靈少女), received 2 nominations and their very first returnable series, HALFWORLDS Season Two, received 1 nomination. The categories are:

Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Chen Mu Yi (陳慕義) – THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (通靈少女)
Best Cinematography for THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (通靈少女)
Best Cinematography for HALFWORLDS Season Two

Catch up on THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (通靈少女) and HALFWORLDS Season Two on HBO GO and HBO On Demand.

THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (通靈少女) was HBO Asia’s first Chinese language six-part, hour-long series that premiered in April this year and received positive ratings throughout its broadcast. The series also recently clinched the coveted Best Mini-Series (TV Movie) award and Best Supporting Actress for Nana Lee (李千娜) award at Taiwan’s 52nd Annual Golden Bell Awards 2017. This coming-of-age story revolves around a 16-year-old girl who just wants to lead a typical teenage high school life. Born with the ability to see spirits, her life will never be normal. She must juggle the pressures of teenage life – first love, academic success and peer pressure – with the demands of the spirit world. THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (通靈少女) was HBO Asia’s first production set and filmed fully on-location in Taiwan and directed by 29-year-old rising Taiwanese writer-director, Chen Ho-Yu (陳和榆). The series was jointly developed with Taiwanese broadcaster, Public Television Service (PTS), and award-winning Singaporean production company, InFocus Asia (IFA).

Premiered in January this year, the eight-part, hour-long dark action fantasy drama, HALFWORLDS Season Two, marked HBO Asia’s very first returnable series. The series also took home 5 awards at the Apollo Awards 2017 including Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound Design and Best Music Composition. Helmed by Thai filmmaker Ekachai Uekrongtham (Beautiful Boxer, Skin Trade), the series widens the universe established in the first season. Shifting from the back alleys of Jakarta, to the neon streets of Bangkok, a tenacious researcher named Juliet is trying to uncover the secret world of demons that live amongst us, while looking for an ancient artefact of great power. An ensemble cast of actors from Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines and Taiwan star.

In 2017, HBO Asia also premiered 2 other Asian Original productions including SENT, the network’s first comedy drama series that premiered in September and THE TALWARS: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, HBO Asia’s first original documentary series that will premiere later this month. Since 2012, HBO Asia has produced ten Asian Originals to date with more slated to premiere in the coming years. Other HBO Asia Original productions that were recognized at the Asian Television Awards include SERANGOON ROAD, GRACE and HALFWORLDS Season One.

The 22nd Asian Television Awards 2017 will be held in Singapore on 1 December 2017, at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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About HBO Asia
Singapore-based HBO Asia brings the best of Hollywood to Asia first through its exclusive licensing deals with major Hollywood and independent studios, including Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. and Lionsgate. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. Wholly owned by HBO (a Time Warner company), HBO Asia reaches 23 territories across Asia with six 24-hour commercial-free subscription movie channels: HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits, Cinemax and Red by HBO, internet streaming platform, HBO GO, subscription video on demand service, HBO On Demand, and in China, 鼎级剧场 (ding ji ju chang). HBO Asia is also the exclusive distributor of BabyFirst and the DreamWorks channel in the region. Log on to for more information.

For more information, please contact HBO Asia:

Karen Lai
Senior Director, Communications
Tel: (65) 6381 1796

Cheryl Foong
Manager, Communications
Tel: (65) 6381 1838

Chan Zi Ning
Executive, Communications
Tel: (65) 6381 1746


SINGAPORE, 9th November 2017 – A+E Networks® and Outdoor Channel (Asia) have announced a partnership that will see Outdoor Channel tightly integrated into the suite of A+E Networks’ channel offerings.

The alliance is designed to leverage HISTORY and Outdoor Channel’s extensive distribution footprints to build cross platform advertising and digital content solutions for brands that want to engage with complementary audience demographics.

The multi-year partnership includes the appointment of A+E as the exclusive agent for advertising and sponsorship sales as well as digital short form content creation. A+E will also represent the distribution sales for Outdoor Channel in selected cases. In addition, from 2018 Outdoor Channel will premiere a line-up of A+E premium content including titles such as Ax Men, Duck Dynasty, Ax Men, Mountain Men and Swamp People.

“A+E is at the forefront of extending linear channel TV brands into engaging digital content offerings. Since its 2010 launch, Outdoor Channel has carved out a successful niche by engaging with a loyal base of viewers looking for something fresh and relevant in the multi channel universe. This partnership will see us leverage our respective audiences by providing more scale, reach and creative content solutions for brands across South East Asia,” Gregg Creevey, Managing Director of Multi Channels Asia said.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with Outdoor Channel Asia, which connects with a audience that complements the broad viewership across A+E Networks Asia’s channels. In partnership, our brands will benefit from the synergy and the wide range of advertising solutions that we are already offering in the market including digital short form content,” Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director, A+E Networks Asia said.

About Outdoor Channel Asia:
Outdoor Channel is all about REAL.LIFE.ADVENTURE.
Dedicated to outdoor lifestyles and aspirations, Outdoor Channel is loaded with a first run and exclusive combination of action, adventure and survival programming with top personalities and entertainment.
Outdoor Channel (Asia) is owned and operated by Multi Channels Asia and available in 10 million households in Asia and more than 45 million households globally

About A+E Networks® Asia:
A+E Networks® Asia is owned by the award-winning, global media content company, A+E Networks, which is dedicated to offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from linear channels to websites, to DVDs, gaming and educational software. A+E Networks Asia is comprised of Lifetime™, HISTORY™, FYI™, H2™ and Crime & Investigation®. A+E Networks Asia operates and distributes its portfolio in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Fiji, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.

Globally, A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach more than 330 million households in over 160 countries.

Media Contacts:

Outdoor Channel Asia
Candy Lim
T: +65 9146 8984

A+E Networks Asia
Calvin Wong
Manager, Communications
T: +65 9762 6456



New Directors appointed to the Board of Eutelsat Communications

Paris, 8 November 2017 – The Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today approved the appointment of four new directors: Dominique D’Hinnin, Paul-François Fournier, Esther Gaide and Didier Leroy. Their mandates will be for a term of four years up to the date of the Ordinary General Meeting to approve the financial statements for the Financial Year ending 30 June 2021.

These appointments follow the non-renewal of the mandate of Bertrand Mabille and the resignation of Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun, as well as that of Michel de Rosen, whose term as Chairman of the Board of Directors ended today.

Dominique D’Hinnin spent much of his career at the Lagardère Group where he was Director of Internal Audit before being appointed Financial Director of Hachette Livre, Executive Vice President of Grolier Inc., Chief Financial Officer of Lagardère and finally co-manager until 2016. Until today’s Shareholders’ Meeting, he represented the Fonds Stratégique de Participations (FSP) on Eutelsat’s Board of Directors. Agnès Audier has replaced Dominique D’Hinnin as the representative of the Fonds Stratégique de Participations.

Esther Gaide is Chief Financial Officer of the Technicolor Group. She was previously Deputy Chief Financial Officer and HR Director of Havas Group for five years, after holding various financial positions within the Bolloré Group.

Paul-François Fournier is currently Director of Innovation and Member of the Executive Committee of the Banque Publique d’Investissement(Bpifrance) after having spent nearly 20 years at Orange where he held various positions, first in the Enterprise segment, subsequently at Wanadoo and finally as Head of the Orange Technocentre.

Didier Leroy is a recognised expert in the automotive industry. He began his career at Renault where he held various positions before joining Toyota, where he is now Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Toyota Motor Corporation.

At the end of the General Meeting, the new Board met and appointed Dominique d’Hinnin as Chairman.

Speaking as the new Chairman, Dominique d’Hinnin said: “I am honoured to become Chairman of the Board of Eutelsat and to succeed Michel de Rosen in this role. Eutelsat has become a global player in the satellite industry under his Chairmanship. He has impressed his mark on the Group and I thank him warmly for his accomplishments on behalf of all Board members. I am also delighted to continue my mission alongside Rodolphe Belmer and the teams at Eutelsat who are fully committed to the Group’s development and to achieving the objectives set out in the strategic plan.”

The Board is now made up of twelve members, 42% of whom are women (five out of twelve) and 67% of whom are independent directors (eight out of twelve). It is composed as follows:
• Dominique D’Hinnin, Chairman*
• Rodolphe Belmer, Chief Executive Officer
• Lord Birt, Vice Chairman*
• Bpifrance Participations (formerly FSI) represented by Stéphanie Frachet
• FSP represented by Agnès Audier*
• Jean d’Arthuys
• Ana Garcia Fau*
• Paul François Fournier
• Esther Gaide*
• Didier Leroy*
• Ross McInnes*
• Carole Piwnica*
* Independent Directors
The Combined General Meeting also approved all the other resolutions, including the approval of the accounts, the dividend for the 2016-17 Financial Year, (€1.21 per share, paid on 23 November 2017), executive compensation and financial resolutions.

About Eutelsat Communications
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Streaming services scooping up big 4 affiliates as competition grows – Research according to S&P Global Market Intelligence

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As competition heats up, virtual service providers such as Hulu LLC’s Hulu with Live TV, AT&T Inc.’s DIRECTV NOW and Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Vue are racing to add live local stations to bolster channel lineups and lock in subscribers.

Kagan, a group within S&P Global Market Intelligence, has examined the streaming sector to gauge the reach of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC in the space. The analysis is based on the most recent company reports and public information for select VSPs, including Hulu with Live TV, DISH Network Corp.’s Sling TV, Sony’s PlayStation Vue, AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW, Alphabet Inc. unit Google Inc.’s YouTube TV, FuboTV and CBS Corp.’s over-the-top service CBS All Access.

• Affiliates are opting into streaming deals more rapidly in large part due to the big four networks’ blanket arrangements that allow the affiliates to opt in to these streaming deals.
• Hulu has grown its total household reach of live local stations by 17.8% from 87.4 million U.S. households, or 71.5% of total U.S. households, to nearly 103.0 million, or 84.1% of total U.S. households.
• DIRECTV NOW has added 56 new livestreaming big four stations to its platform since our July analysis, now totaling 149. The service added 17 ABC affiliate stations, seven NBC stations and 17 FOX stations since the end of July.
• Additional findings on YouTube TV, FuboTV, Sony PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and more can be found in the full analysis.

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