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VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS AND SOLAR ENTERTAINMENT COLLABORATE TO LAUNCH MTVph IN THE PHILIPPINES

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Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and Solar Entertainment Corporation, a Philippine content provider and television network, today announced their collaboration to launch a brand new local MTV channel, MTVph in the country. Under the agreement, the two companies will collaborate on local production, distribution, marketing and advertising sales for MTVph. Effective 1 August 2017, MTVph will become the network’s new dedicated Filipino feed.

Please view the social release HERE.

Contacts:
Viacom International Media Networks
Adeline Ong
Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Asia
t: (65) 6420 7240 m: (65) 9366 7323
e: adeline.ong@vimn.com

Solar Entertainment Corporation
Veronica Peralta
PR Manager
t: (632) 461 0888 loc. 443 m: (632) 0917 560 0925
e: veronica.peralta@solarentertainmentcorp.com

BBC Earth branded block launches on new documentary channel in South Korea

BBC Worldwide has inked a deal that sees for the first time, a BBC Earth branded block in South Korea.

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The block is now available on leading Korean cable channel KMH’s newly launched documentary channel, DocuOne. It launched together with DocuOne on July 18, and will be available for six hours a day, in two hour prime time slots, as part of a basic cable package to over 12 million households. Programmes on the block are subtitled in Korean.

The seminal Planet Earth kicks off the BBC Earth block. The winner of over 30 natural history and television awards, Planet Earth is narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and celebrates the amazing variety of the natural world. Viewers will also be privy to Frozen Planet, an ambitious and epic natural history documentary that takes you on a spectacular polar expedition into a breathtaking landscape most humans will never experience. Hidden Kingdoms is also in the lineup, slated to give DocuOne viewers an idea of what it feels like to be shrunk down and immersed into a magical world of fantastic creatures living incredible, action-packed lives.

“Having previously worked with KMH to deliver premium BBC dramas, we are very excited to partner with them to bring our award-winning and ground-breaking natural history content to their viewers. We are excited that BBC Earth is in the lineup to kickstart DocuOne, and are confident that the block will be a hit in Korea,” said Soojin Chung, GM of BBC Worldwide in North East Asia

Seong Soo Kim, Director of Broadcasting in KMH Co. Ltd., commented: “We are delighted to work with BBC Worldwide to launch DocuOne. With BBC Earth as a branded block on the channel, we are confident in positioning DocuOne as a premium documentary channel in South Korea. This is a great opportunity to develop the relationship between KMH and BBC Worldwide, and we hope to get a lot of support and encouragement for our new channel.”

In Asia, BBC Earth is available as a linear channel in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. In India, Sony BBC Earth is a joint venture channel with BBC Worldwide and Sony Entertainment Television. Besides Korea, it is also available as a block in Japan. In Singapore and Malaysia, it can also be accessed via bbcplayer.com and as an app.

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For more information, please contact:
Jeanne Leong
BBC Worldwide
Tel: +65 6849 5292
Email: Jeanne.Leong@bbc.com

Jessie Lim
BBC Worldwide
Tel: +65 6849 5295
Email: Jessie.Lim@bbc.com

NOTES TO EDITORS

About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally.

In 2015/16 BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £133.8m and headline sales of £1,029.4m and returned £222.2m to the BBC.

For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review webpage: bbcworldwide.com/annual-review/.

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Intelsat Appoints New Leaders to Advance Broadband, Mobility and Media Businesses

Jean-Philippe Gillet named Vice President and General Manager of Broadband; Mark Rasmussen named Vice President and General Manager of Mobility; and Robert Cerbone joins as Vice President and General Manager of Media, focusing resources on delivering innovations for high growth customer applications

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Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced three new leadership appointments expected to drive product development, innovation and growth for the organization and its customers. Under the new structure, Jean-Philippe Gillet will lead the Broadband business, Mark Rasmussen will head the Mobility business and Robert Cerbone joins the company as the head of the Media Services business.

“This change to our leadership structure is a reflection of the dynamic evolution currently taking place in the telecommunications landscape,” said Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “Our customers require transformative technology to solve their challenges and ubiquitous, reliable connectivity that is accessible anytime and anywhere. Our new organizational structure, aligned more closely to the major customer sets served by our business, meets those needs while bringing new agility to our market presence, greater innovations and value to our customers, and accelerated growth for our business initiatives.”

Intelsat’s Mobility business provides satellite services across the maritime, oil and gas, and aeronautics sectors. In his new role, Mark Rasmussen will lead a team responsible for strategy and new product and service development for the global mobility sector, including expansion of the new IntelsatOne Flex Maritime and Aeronautic managed services. Mr. Rasmussen’s team will also develop innovative solutions to support emerging technology markets such as the connected car and Internet of Things. Mr. Rasmussen has more than 18 years of experience in enterprise network solutions, including mobility, serving in a variety of sales and marketing leadership positions. His most recent role was Vice President, Americas where he led all sales activity related to Intelsat’s Media and Network Services organizations throughout the Americas.

Intelsat’s Broadband business serves customers in the wireless and enterprise sectors. In his new role, Jean-Philippe Gillet will lead a team responsible for strategy and new product and service deployment, including those built upon Intelsat’s award winning Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellite platform. Mr. Gillet’s team will also focus on incorporating new ecosystem developments into new applications for customers delivering broadband to connect the unconnected, as well as creating a new range of services for multinational corporations requiring globalized networks. Mr. Gillet has more than 20 years of experience working in the satellite industry, 14 years of which were spent at Intelsat in a variety of sales leadership positions. He most recently served as Intelsat’s Vice President, EMEA, where he was responsible for leading the company’s sales effort in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Intelsat’s Media Services business serves customers in the content distribution and direct-to-home video sector. In his new role, Robert Cerbone will be responsible for the development of Intelsat’s linear and non-linear media strategy, new product and service development, and leading Intelsat’s media initiatives worldwide. Mr. Cerbone’s team will develop innovative solutions for the complex challenges facing media customers today, including streamlining distribution across various global platforms to drive new opportunities, as well as new services enhancing cost efficiency, distribution quality and reliability. Mr. Cerbone joins Intelsat from Time Warner Cable (TWC), where he held a number of senior leadership positions. He most recently served as TWC’s Vice President and General Manager for Wireless Products, where he led a team that was responsible for the strategy, planning, development, deployment and lifecycle management for TWC’s wireless products and services as well as overseeing the company’s relationship with Verizon Wireless.

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 intelsat.com.

Kate’s Wardrobe Secrets

What the Duchess of Cambridge wears – when, where and why

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Since she grabbed Prince William’s attention wearing a near see-through dress at a student fashion show, Kate Middleton’s outfits have always been in the public eye. Kate’s Wardrobe Secrets, broadcast exclusively on ITV Choice on Thursday 27th July, reveals Kate’s favourite labels, the styles she chooses – whether she is going to a sports ground or a film premiere – and her go-to designers, who include Catherine Walker – a favourite of her late mother-in-law, Diana – Jenny Packham and Alexander McQueen.

At the other end of the scale they disclose how high street favourites such as LK Bennett, Reiss and Hobbs are regular choices and how small, niche labels like Goat, Preen, Me & Em and maternity specialist Seraphine have seen their businesses boom after being worn by the Duchess. With every outfit she wears scrutinised, dissected and discussed, this hour-long documentary also finds out what celebrities, stylists, fashion writers and bloggers think of her choices, and ask them to reveal their particular favourites.

Kate has graced the cover of every fashion, celebrity and gossip magazine going and even made it to the cover of Vogue. Without a doubt, she is the current golden girl of fashion – and it seems every woman wants a slice of that magical Duchess glamour.

Thursday 27th July

IND: 18:30, MALTA/THAI: 20:00

KSA/TWN: 21:00, UAE: 22:00

For any other assets or for more details please contact: international.channels@itv.com

NIELSEN BRINGS NEW INNOVATION EVALUATION FRAMEWORK TO MARKET WITH LAUNCH OF TARGET GROUP PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

SINGAPORE – 18 JULY 2017 – Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) has announced the launch of Target Group Performance Analysis, a new innovation evaluation framework that will allow fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers to more accurately predict an innovation’s overall viability and the growth potential within specific, target, consumer segmentations. This new, first-of-its-kind global innovation offering is grounded in Nielsen’s proprietary innovation database, BASES, which is the industry’s largest database that is used to predict consumer behavior in a retail environment.

In today’s innovation landscape, many buyer group testing tools are either limited to broad definitions, like “moms” or “brand buyers,” or are unable to accurately predict target buyer preferences for an innovation, when compared to other category competitors. Changing the game, Nielsen’s Target Group Performance Analysis is able to provide an absolute look at a specific buyer and how responsive they may be to a certain initiative. Through flexible database simulations that are based on Nielsen’s proprietary database and deep knowledge of target response patterns, actionable insights around key buyer potential are revealed. With this knowledge, companies now have a new, more strategic framework for evaluating their innovation decisions. They can refine their decision making to consider both their overall potential of success with the likelihood of appealing to their strategic buyer, allowing them to innovate with a growth mindset.

More predictive than traditional methods of target group analysis, this solution is backed by a multi-year research and development effort that verified the accuracy of the model in a variety of major markets across all major super categories and a range of target group profiles. This tool has been validated against proprietary target group databases of 10,000+ concepts among non-general population groups such as teens, parents and pet owners. Unbounded by category, country or consumer definition, the solution reliably predicts preferences for any strategic target.

“We are excited to add Nielsen Target Group Performance Analysis to our product offering roster,” said Anupam Bhargava, head of Nielsen’s Innovation group in Growth and Emerging Markets. “Nielsen has a strong track record of helping our clients consistently achieve better innovation outcomes, faster and more efficiently. Our leading-edge development strategies put product offerings in prime position to succeed. Continuing this trend, Nielsen Target Group Analysis will takes the guess work out of targeted initiatives for our clients and will add context and confidence to targeted innovation decisions with both survival and strategy in mind.”

For additional information on Nielsen Target Group Performance Analysis and the other tools within Nielsen’s innovation product portfolio, go to http://innovation.nielsen.com/target-group-innovation.

ABOUT NIELSEN

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services for all devices on which content — video, audio and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen also provides its clients with analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.

Joyne selects Eutelsat for flexible new pay-TV offer for Dutch homes and recreational market

Line-up of 30 channels available from 24 July through EUTELSAT 9B’s powerful European footprint

Paris, 17 July 2017 – Joyne, a new multi-channel TV venture for Dutch viewers and the country’s recreational market, has selected the EUTELSAT 9B satellite as its platform to reach viewers in the Netherlands and across Europe. Joyne has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract with Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and is preparing to officially launch on 24 July, using Eutelsat’s Paris-Rambouillet teleport for uplink services.

The new platform will begin with a diverse mix of pay and free-to-air channels with a strong accent on sport. It will feature 30 well-known Dutch and international channel brands including Fox Sports HD channels and Discovery Networks Benelux. Using the powerful pan-European beam on EUTELSAT 9B viewers will be able to receive the DTH service with Conax Contego Cam cards and dishes starting from 45cm. They will also be able to tap into content at adjacent video neighbourhoods.

The monthly subscription option, which gives subscribers access to the full suite of Joyne programming, will be available from €13 per month. Joyne’s competitive proposition is also based on flexible short-term subscriptions, from one month, for Dutch viewers with second homes and mobile homes as well as special offers for public spaces in camping sites and bars.

Hans Brunas, CEO of Joyne, said, “The new Joyne brand stands for connection and the pleasure afforded by quality entertainment. Our new proposition will be distinctive for TV quality, broad reception across Europe and flexibility in subscriptions. With these criteria at the centre of our ambition it is a logical choice to select Eutelsat as our satellite platform and we look forward to a long cooperation.”

Michel Azibert, Chief Commercial and Development Officer of Eutelsat, added: “This new contract with Joyne on EUTELSAT 9B reflects the efficiency of satellites for targeting language communities and for extending access to premium pay-TV content for the many viewers who want short-term seasonal solutions. It marks the first step in a partnership with a new European player that places exceptional flexibility at its core.”

About Joyne
www.joyne.nl
www.eutelsat.fr – Follow us on Twitter @Eutelsat_SA and Facebook Eutelsat.SA
For media queries: Johrit Schellingerhout, Joyne Sales & Marketing
johrit@joyne.nl

About Eutelsat Communications

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world’s leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 39 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com

Press

Vanessa O’Connor Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91   voconnor@eutelsat.com
Marie-Sophie Ecuer Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91 mecuer@eutelsat.com

Investors and analysts

Joanna Darlington Tel. : +33 1 53 98 35 30 jdarlington@eutelsat.com
Cédric Pugni Tel. : +33 1 53 98 35 30 cpugni@eutelsat.com

14 July, 2017

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Welcome to News Views, CASBAA’s news round-up culled from sources across the industry for the week ending July 14th. Curated by CASBAA, News Views keeps you in the loop. We always value your feedback, so tell us what you think!

Brought to you by:

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Christopher Slaughter

Christopher Slaughter

CEO

CASBAA members Media Partners Asia are releasing their latest forecast for online video in Asia, predicting the market size will triple by 2022 to reach a total of US$46 billion in value, of which, as much as 75% of that coming from China. The report also highlights the strengths of local OTT services over foreign rivals like Netflix; while also pointing to YouTube and Facebook as the biggest advertising drivers in the space.
Mark Lay

Mark Lay

Vice President, Singapore

A number of other interesting stories in OTT land this week. HBO will make all eight episodes of Insecure season one available for free on its YouTube channel the same day that season two is slated to premiere on HBO. A new research report shows that SVOD gaining perceptual parity with legacy pay-TV and that linear to SVOD viewing really is a generational play. And to finish off an insight from David Bloom: In The Digital Future, What Do Studios Look Like (If Anything At All)? For more OTT related stories visit CASBAA OTT Group Newsfeed.
John Medeiros

John Medeiros

Chief Policy Officer

Ah, we all hate reruns. But this week the digerati were captivated by an Internet-wide rerun: a reprise of the 2014 debate over Net Neutrality. There was a “Day of Action” on Wednesday which – if you believe its promoters – was Yuge! Everybody who was anybody on the net weighed in. No surprise of course that Goobook was all in favor. Even that dreaded demon, a telco, tried to get in on the action, as AT&T announced it was for NN, too….but not for the Wheeler FCC’s “regulate everything under Title II” approach. If you want to understand both sides of the argument, you can see Google’s official spin here (note the “free and open Internet” mantra), and that of the South Dakota Senator who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, who says over-regulation risks killing investment in his rural state. Variety points out the similarities of the Day of Action with the campaign against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which died in 2012 after the “free and open internet” crowd alleged stronger antipiracy enforcement would “break the internet.”
Kevin Jennings

Kevin Jennings

Vice President

The anti-Qatar alliance has launched a fresh attack on the Qatar-based broadcaster al-Jazeera Arabic, accusing it of having “blood on its hands”, inciting hate, violence and discrimination as well as anti-Semitism. The UAE minister responsible for media regulation said that al Jazeera the has given a platform to “some of the most dangerous terrorists in the world” and needed to be subject to new and externally-monitored editorial controls. The remarks about the need for new editorial controls confirm previous UAE statements that the total closure of the TV station is no longer being sought, but instead would be subject to what would amount to a severe anti-Qatari alliance censorship. Al Jazeera for it’s part has said that via video any call for closing down or obstructing access to their channels is an attempt to silence freedom of expression.
John Medeiros

John Medeiros

Chief Policy Officer

Clashes continue between Big Internet and various governments. The Vietnamese government said Facebook and Youtube had taken down 3,000 videos with “bad content.” No news this week from Bangkok, after the Thai government hit the brakes on its regulator’s drive to get Youtube and Facebook under control. In Germany, the parliament advanced a law that would provide major fines for social media companies that fail to delete hate speech promptly. Meanwhile, Twitter decided not to pick a fight with The Donald, and said his tweets don’t violate their standards.
Cathryn Chase

Cathryn Chase

Regulatory Assistant

A lawmaker in the Philippines has put forward a new bill that would extend the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) authority to regulate telecommunication service providers. The bill is seen as a means to increase internet and broadband service standards across the Philippines, which currently provides the slowest internet speeds of any country in the Asia Pacific Region. Under existing law, the NTC has little power to enforce more than the bare minimum for service standards, and is liable to civil lawsuits from uncompliant service providers. The proposed bill seeks to amend the current policy act by allowing regulators to use financial penalties as an enforcement mechanism. Daily fines could then be imposed on service providers who fail to improve connection speeds by NTC-set deadlines. The amendment would also grant the NTC immunity from the aforementioned civil lawsuits. We’ll be exploring these issues, and many others, in CASBAA’s Philippines in View conference in Manila, on August 30.
Kevin Jennings

Kevin Jennings

Vice President

Korea’s KT and its affiliate KT SkyLife have launched an upgraded satellite TV service for cars, combining satellite broadcasting and long-term evolution (LTE) mobile network technologies. The two companies have jointly developed technologies to realize the smooth shift between LTE mobile and satellite networks as well as a smaller satellite antenna. The new service is expected to gain extra momentum on the back of autonomous cars and the companies have pledged to target not only Korea but also global markets, especially those countries with nationwide LTE infrastructure.
Christopher Slaughter

Christopher Slaughter

CEO

Nominations for the 69th Primtime Emmy Awards are out; as expected, the list is huge. It’s also apparently proof that people who work in TV have very little time to actually watch TV, and as a result, the list seems to be favoring buzz over critical acclaim. Which has led to a series of surprising nominations, including, as always, some notable snubs. The final awards will be given out on 17 September, so feel free to spend the summer brooding over the list.
Kevin Jennings

Kevin Jennings

Vice President

After becoming YouTube’s first video to reach one billion views, PSY’s “Gangnam Style” is no longer the platform’s most popular video. That honour ow goes to Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” a song that debuted with the release of Furious 7 as an ode to actor Paul Walker, who died in 2013. “Gangnam Style” held the top spot for nearly five years and the song’s video has been viewed over 2.8 billion times. “See You Again” is currently leading in the race to 3 billion views. No word on whether it’s 3 billion individual people or the same person watching it again and again and again…or not.
John Medeiros

John Medeiros

Chief Policy Officer

I know, I know…..we’re all supposed to love videos. But, to tell the truth I HATE HATE HATE autoroll videos on websites and it seems my impression is correct: there are more and more of them. So I agree with this author: they are a revolting experience.
Additional News

AsiaSat and Globecast distribute Russian Language “RTR-Planeta Asia” on AsiaSat 5

Hong Kong, 14 July 2017 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator, and global media solutions provider Globecast, have reached an agreement to deliver “RTR-Planeta Asia” to viewers via AsiaSat 5. The deal continues expanding the exposure of Russian-language programming available in the Asia-Pacific region.

Russian television channel RTR-Planeta strengthens its reach across Asia through a new partnership with Globecast for content management services and AsiaSat for Asia’s most popular international satellite TV platform. An international service owned by the Russian state television and radio broadcaster VGTRK, RTR-Planeta Asia provides cultural and prime time news, sports, movies and documentary films.

The new agreement demonstrates AsiaSat 5’s extensive coverage and powerful penetration across Asia and Australasia are well recognised by international broadcasters. The satellite operator is gathering momentum in further expanding its Russian TV neighborhood, serving Russian-speaking viewers residing across the Asia-Pacific region.

Globecast is providing RTR-Planeta with complete distribution services to the channel via this deal, including across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America, building upon Globecast and RTR’s longstanding relationship, which began in 2003.

Vladimir Zhdanov, Senior Legal Advisor Media at RTR-Planeta says: “With the sheer volume of programming we offer, we need technology partners that deliver faultless services, and there is no better choice for this project than Globecast and AsiaSat. Through our partnership with them, we can now deliver our content further across Asia, without hassle or worry.”

Biliana Pumpalovic, General Director at Globecast in Russia says: “We have a very well established relationship with AsiaSat and this deal is another example of the benefits to broadcasters that this brings. We also have significant reach across the Russian market, working with a variety of channels. We are very pleased to see this expand even further with our increased partnership with RTR-Planeta, providing it with great reach across Asia to Russians living there.”

Barrie Woolston, Chief Commercial Officer of AsiaSat, says: “Our ever strengthening partnership with Globecast continues to deliver quality solutions for broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific, and we are very pleased to once again expand our service to the Russian-speaking community across the region with the new delivery of RTR-Planeta Asia on AsiaSat 5.”

“RTR-Planeta” is available free to air on AsiaSat 5 with the following reception parameters:
Orbital Location: 100.5°E
Transponder: C6H
Downlink Frequency: 3840 MHz
Downlink Polarisation: Horizontal
Transmission Standard: DVB-S2
Compression Standard: MPEG-2
Modulation: 8PSK
Symbol Rate: 29.72 Msym/sec
FEC: 5/6

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About RTR-Planeta

RTR-Planeta is the international service of VGTRK. RTR, a state-owned broadcaster in Russia, with more than 10-year history of international distribution all over the world. It is available throughout the world via satellite. RTR is concerned to deliver the favorite content from motherland to Russian viewers wherever they live to help them to be in touch with their original country and nationality. Being based on the most viewed channel in Russia in 2016, RTR-Planeta is attractive for Russian community all over the world as well as for people from all continents keen on the great Russian culture and for those who would love to learn the Russian language.

About Globecast

Globecast helps customers to manage their content and make it available wherever required, by anyone required. The company provides agile and seamless content acquisition, management and distribution services globally, constantly innovating and investing in new technologies to create customer-centric new services. Globecast has created the number one global hybrid fibre and satellite network for video contribution and distribution. It delivers any type of video service including: TV Everywhere OTT, satellite, cable, video-on-demand and CDN delivery using cloud-enabled media solutions. It supplies Content Acquisition, Aggregation and Distribution (CAAD) services to over 100 networks worldwide that are distributed via multiple platforms. The company remains the trusted partner for global coverage and international delivery of news, sports, and special events around the globe. Customers enjoy a seamless global experience from 12 interconnected Globecast-owned facilities, including Los Angeles, London, Singapore, Paris, Rome, and Johannesburg.
www.globecast.com | LinkedIn | Twitter

About AsiaSat

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), the leading satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world’s population with its six satellites, AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 6, AsiaSat 7 and AsiaSat 8. The AsiaSat satellite fleet serves both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. Over 700 television and radio channels are now delivered by the company’s satellites offering access to more than 830 million TV households across the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat’s next satellite, AsiaSat 9 is planned to be launched in late 2017. AsiaSat is a whollyowned subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1135). For more information, please visit www.asiasat.com | LinkedIn | Facebook | Mobile App

Media Contacts:
RTR Planeta
Polina Ignatova, Distribution Manager | Email: pignatova@vgtrk.com
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited
Winnie Pang, Manager, Marketing Communications | Tel: (852) 2500 0880 | Email: wpang@asiasat.com
Globecast
Bazeli Mbo | Tel: (33 1) 5595 2604 | Email: bazeli.mbo@globecast.com

The best of Chinese movies, dramas and kids entertainment with Huan Le Pass on NJOI Now

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Kuala Lumpur, 13 July 2017 – NJOI Now, a free video streaming service in Malaysia, today introduced its first monthly library view prepaid pass, Huan Le Pass, for the best of Chinese entertainment. Huan Le which means ‘happiness’ in Mandarin, is designed for fans of Chinese entertainment to enjoy thousands of hours of award-winning movies, the hottest dramas, popular variety and children’s edutainment programmes in various Chinese dialects including Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese, at an affordable RM8 a month.

Fans will be pleased to access key titles including variety show ‘Chinese Running Man Season 4’, reality music talent show ‘I am a Singer Season 4’, drama ‘The Imperial Doctress’, and action movies ‘Sky on Fire’ and ‘Three’. Each NJOI Now user will be able to enjoy up to four concurrent views on different devices to enjoy their favourite content.

(Please refer to the attached appendix for the synopsis of listed key titles)

Please refer to these 3 easy steps to access Huan Le Pass via Android devices and web browsers:

1. Download and log into NJOI Now
2. Go to the “Store” tab and look for Huan Le Pass under “Packs”. Make a purchase using a debit or credit card issued by a Malaysian bank
3. Once the purchase is successful, go to “Home”, scroll down to the Huan Le Pass rail, and start watching!

NJOI Now is designed to meet the digital lifestyles of consumers today, offering complete flexibility with no fuss. NJOI Now is the only mobile app in Malaysia to provide free on demand content, box sets and signature titles from Astro Prima, Astro Maya HD, Astro Oasis, Astro AEC, Astro Vaanavil; the best of live local sports on Astro Arena; latest news on Astro Awani as well as exam tutorials on Astro Tutor TV. NJOI Now will launch more monthly passes in the remaining year.

Download the NJOI Now app from the Google Play Store or Apple Store on the tablet or smartphone or livestream via njoinow.com.

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For more information:
Azaria Loh | AVP, Communications, Astro
Email: azaria_loh@astro.com.my

Natasha Alison | Associate, Communications, Astro
Email : natasha_alison@astro.com.my

Huan Le Pass Key Title Synopsis
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Chinese Running Man Season 4
This Chinese version of the top Korean outdoor reality game show returns with seven hosts & more unpredictable missions in Season 4 !

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I am a Singer Season 4
This highly anticipated singing competition show returns in a new season with a talented new pool of singers and great music. Who will be on the secret list of participating singers? Which heavenly King or Queen will appear on stage? After the triumph of Yu Quan, Han Lei & Han Hong, who will equal or exceed their showmanship this time around?

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Sky on Fire
Directed by Ringo Lam, Daniel Wu stars as a security chief embroiled in a battle to protect a cure for deadly disease from falling into the wrong hands. Joseph Chang & Zhang Ruo Yun co-star.

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The Imperial Doctress
Starring Wallace Huo, Liu Shi Shi, Huang Xuan & Jin Chen, this drama is set against the Ming Dynasty under the rule of Emperor Zhu Qi Zhen. Tan Yun Xian comes from a long line of medical practitioners, her family having served as court physicians for several generations. However, the practice for female physicians grinds to a halt when many are accused of abusing their authority. Yet, Yun Xian is determined to learn medicine and does so in secrecy – but things become difficult when her path crosses with that of the Emperor himself.

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Three
Directed by Johnnie To, this action-thriller depicts how a doctor, a cop & a corned thug trigger a vicious cycle fueled by bad decisions & conflicting desires.

Intelsat Announces 2017 Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Luxembourg, 13 July 2017 – Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and a leader in integrated satellite communications, will hold a conference call and webcast on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 8:30 am EDT to discuss second quarter 2017 results.

Separately and immediately after issuing an earnings release, Intelsat plans to publish a Quarterly Commentary by Stephen Spengler, Chief Executive Officer, and Jacques Kerrest, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, summarizing Intelsat’s business progress against its strategic priorities and performance.

The live audio webcast, earnings release and Quarterly Commentary will be accessible through Intelsat’s Investor Relations Web site at intelsat.com/investors.

Participants can access Intelsat’s audio webcast via:

  • Webcast: intelsat.com/investors
  • Dial-in Information for US Participants:
    • Dial-in number: +1 844-834-1428
    • Passcode: 29827054
  • Dial-in Information for Non-U.S. participants:
    • Dial-in number: +1 920-663-6274
    • Passcode: 29827054

Participants will have access to a replay of the webcast and conference call beginning July 27, 2017 through August 3, 2017. The replay number for U.S.-based participants is +1 855-859-2056 and for non-U.S. participants is +1 404-537-3406. The participant code for the replay is 29827054.

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 intelsat.com.