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MEASAT Expands Its Video Neighborhood in South Asia

Kuala Lumpur, 2 July 2018 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today that it has expanded its video neighborhood in South Asia with the distribution of News24, Sagarmatha TV and Prime TV.

News24 is the premium news channel of Nepal which shares ground breaking news of the region and exclusive interviews with prominent figures in Nepal.
Sagarmatha TV is the first Nepali news broadcast channel from Nepal dedicated to keep its audiences informed of events happening in Nepal and to display Nepalese culture to the multinational communities in America and around the world.
Prime TV one of the newest channel in Nepal is designed to serve all genres from entertainment, infotainment, news and views.

“We are delighted to welcome and distribute News24, Sagarmatha TV and Prime TV via the MEASAT video distribution network” said Raj Malik, Senior Vice President – Sales, MEASAT. “The addition of these channels is testimonial to the trust broadcasters place on the strength of our distribution via our 91.5°E video hot slot.”

The 91.5°E prime video hot slot is home to the MEASAT-3, MEASAT-3a and MEASAT3b satellites, forming one of the region’s strongest video neighborhoods. From 91.5°E, MEASAT supports broadcasters and DTH operators to distribute UHD, HD and SD channels to audiences across Asia, Australia, East Africa and South Eastern Europe.

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MEASAT is a premium supplier of communication and video services to leading broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms and telecom operators. With capacity across six (6) communication satellites, MEASAT provides services to over 150 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Australia.

The MEASAT satellite fleet includes the state-of-the-art MEASAT-3, MEASAT-3a and MEASAT-3b satellites co-located at 91.5°E, supporting Asia’s premium DTH and video distribution neighbourhood; MEASAT-2 at 148.0°E; and, MEASAT-5 at 119.5°E. In Africa, the AFRICASAT-1a satellite at 46.0°E provides satellite capacity across the African continent with connectivity to Europe, the Middle East, Malaysia and Singapore.

Working with a select group of world-class partners, MEASAT also provides a complete range of broadcast and telecommunications solutions. Services include UHD, HD and SD video play-out, video turnaround, co-location, uplinking, broadband and IP connectivity services. For more information, please visit

Contact: Shawna Felicia / +60 (3) 8213 2152 /


MTV MIX also available to Japanese subscribers from 3 July

TOKYO, 2 JULY 2018 – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) today announced a channel distribution deal with Amazon, which will make Nickelodeon Japan and MTV MIX available on Amazon Prime Video Channels from tomorrow (3 July).

Amazon Prime members are able to access the newly added subscription channels when they register on Prime Video Channels, a new service which launched on 14 June.

The rollout of Nickelodeon Japan and MTV MIX on Amazon Prime Video Channels follow their successful launch since last year in Japan. Both channels are available in Japan only on ‘over-the-top’ video platforms.

“OTT video services, like Amazon Prime Video, represent an exciting growth path for our flagship brands in a mature subscription TV market like Japan. It speaks to the ongoing connection between our brands and Japanese viewers that both channels are now available across three major OTT platforms in Japan,” said Mark Whitehead, President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Viacom International Media Networks.

Nickelodeon Japan will offer Amazon Prime members a range of iconic Nickelodeon animation titles including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and preschool hits like Shimmer and Shine and Blaze and the Monster Machines. In July, it will premiere a documentary special – JoJo Siwa: My World, featuring Jojo Siwa, a singer, dancer and social media sensation from the U.S.

MTV MIX on Amazon Prime Video Channels will offer fans access to a curated 24/7 international music and entertainment experience anytime, anywhere. The world’s biggest youth entertainment brand will offer access to international and local music videos, while also featuring music hit charts and a range of popular MTV reality programs on the linear channel – all curated by MTV in line with music interests and requirements of its young target audience.

About Amazon Prime Video Channels
Amazon Prime members can add 30 channels in domestic and international movies & TV, sports & fitness, music, news, entertainment, kids and hobbies genres—no extra apps to download, and no cable required. Only pay for the ones you want, and cancel anytime. View the full list of channels available at

About Nickelodeon International
Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

About MTV
MTV is the leading youth media brand inspired by music, in nearly 180 countries and 450 million homes around the world, connecting with over 350 million fans across all social media platforms. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and new MTV Studios unit which produces new and reimagined content for SVOD and Linear platforms based on MTV’s library of over 200+ youth titles and franchises.

About Viacom International Media Networks
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), is comprised of many of the world’s most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, and more. Viacom brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties, in 40 languages. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit, and the Viacom Twitter feed at

Viacom International Media Networks
Adeline Ong, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific
t: (65) 6420 7240 m: (65) 9366 7323

[World Cup Piracy Data] Favorites Brazil Lead in World Cup Piracy Stakes, England fifth, Germany Outside Top Ten

The World Cup has been called the Greatest Show on Earth, and the majority of group stage matches have not failed to disappoint. Unfortunately, while broadcasters, retailers and even the hospitality industry look on the World Cup as a positive summer boost, so too do pirates. With this in mind I thought you might be interested in new data from Irdeto on piracy activity during the 2018 World Cup so far:

Irdeto detected 5,088 unique illegal streams redistributing games over the internet during the group stage of the 2018 World Cup. The bookies’ favorites, Brazil win the unwanted moniker of most pirated team, with more than 582 illegal streams detected for Brazil’s three group stage matches. Brazil were followed by Morocco (561 streams) and Portugal (535 streams).

Tipped by many fans to have their best chance of winning the World Cup in years, and as they look forward to the second-round tie against Colombia, England were the fifth most pirated team with 523 streams. This is despite all games in England being shown on free-to-air channels. England were however again just edged out by Belgium, who were fourth (526 streams). The fact that Germany had a World Cup to forget is emphasized by their lack of popularity with pirates, not making the top ten of pirated teams.

As with previous Irdeto piracy data, these figures suggest that more still needs to be done to stop the illegal distribution of high profile live sport. In the case of the World Cup, social media channels including Facebook, Periscope, YouTube and Twitch were the main vehicle for illegal streams. Key social media statistics were:
• 3,773 of the total 5,088 streams were detected on social media channels, reaching an estimated 4,292,874 viewers.
• Portugal were the most illegally viewed team on social media channels with an estimated 826, 660 viewers of their games.
• Portugal were followed closely by Morocco and Brazil.
• The group stage game that attracting the most illegal viewers on social media was Brazil vs. Switzerland with an estimated 613, 715 viewers.

Commenting on the findings, Rory O’Connor, Senior Vice President of Cybersecurity Services, Irdeto said, “As one of the biggest sporting events around, the World Cup inevitably attracts a lot of global attention from pirates, as well as legitimate viewers. Content owners, rights holders and platform owners must continue to work together and enlist technology and proactive services to take down illegal streams in real-time as we progress further through the tournament. Meanwhile viewers of these streams really must consider the risks they are exposing themselves to by viewing illegal streams, and the potential threat of criminal penalties.”

MTI Teleport Munich and Sky Germany chose ABS-3A capacity to deliver live coverage for the Wimbledon Championships

Singapore/Unterfoehring, 28th June 2018 – Global satellite operator, ABS and MTI Teleport Munich have signed a capacity deal for the Wimbledon Championships 2018 to deliver video live coverage of the tournament to Sky Deutschland, the right-holder for the German market. From 2nd July, several simultaneous high definition (HD) video feeds from the venue will be carried over the ABS-3A satellite, ensuring a permanent contribution link between the various production facilities in London and Sky Deutschland headquarters in Unterfoehring.

Sky Deutschland, the leading pay-tv operator will have exclusive HD coverage of the tournament, delivering the live broadcast signal of all the matches to the German market via satellite, cable and mobile networks.

Over the past two years, the ABS-3A satellite has established itself as a prime “conduit” for video contribution services in Europe and most notably in the German market, for which it distributes the live coverage of German football for both public and private broadcasters.

Ludwig Schaeffler, CEO MTI emphasized “Once again we are happy to include ABS into our international sports delivery network, which we optimized for live sports transmissions.”

“ABS-3A again is chosen as the preferred satellite platform to contribute live feeds across Europe for major sporting events,” said Paolo Pusterla, MD of Europe & the Middle East. “We at ABS are delighted to work with our long-lasting partner MTI to serve the leading pay-tv in Europe, Sky Deutschland, for such an important event.”

Alessandro Reitano, Vice President Sports Production, Sky Deutschland commented, “ABS-3A has quickly developed to one of our key satellites for the contribution and production of high quality sports events for the region. At Wimbledon we are looking forward to another great event in partnership with MTI and ABS.”

AsiaSat collaborates with KBZ to provide OTT via satellite video service in Myanmar

Hong Kong, 27 June 2018 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat – SEHK: 1135), Asia’s leading satellite operator announced its collaboration with KBZ Gateway Company Limited (KBZ) to explore business opportunities for providing OTT (Over-the-Top) via Satellite video service in Myanmar.

This initiative will initially support the free to air distribution of national TV channels, enabling audience across the country to have access to free online video content via mobile and other connected devices no matter where they are.

The OTT via Satellite video service is a dynamic solution to help broadcasters and content providers reach their audiences instantly and cost effectively. The service aims to make content more available across platforms, whether it is for bringing content seamlessly to separated and rural areas via village Wi-Fi or for connectivity on the move, such as for cruise ships, planes and trains.

AsiaSat will invest in providing space segment and ground facility from its teleport hub in connection with the project. KBZ will invest in the supply of the installation, servicing and roll-out of OTT boxes in Myanmar and securing licensing of the TV channels to be distributed on the OTT platform.

KBZ is a licensed VSAT operator in Myanmar, for the provision of, including but not limited to, internet broadband access via satellite. KBZ’s Chief Technology Officer and Head of Business, Virender Singh said, “Continuous Innovation and excellence in service has been our motto from day one. This will help us bring OTT services to the remote regions of Myanmar and our customers will be able to enjoy content on any device via any platform of their choice. Our close partnership with AsiaSat has helped us achieve a superior service quality in the VSAT space and we hope to bring even faster and better connectivity experience to remote and rural Myanmar.”

AsiaSat’s Chief Commercial Officer, Barrie Woolston said, “Innovation continues to push us forward, and we are keen to explore new and dynamic ways for people to enjoy services that otherwise could not be possible due to geographical restrictions. We are excited to extend our partnership with KBZ beyond the traditional VSAT service to launch for Myanmar video service, and in the near future, deliver the service for wider communities across the Asia-Pacific.”

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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 seven satellites, AsiaSat 3S, AsiaSat 4, AsiaSat 5, AsiaSat 6, AsiaSat 7 and AsiaSat 8, and the new AsiaSat 9. The AsiaSat satellite fleet serves both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. 600 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 is a wholly-owned 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 | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Mobile App

About KBZ Gateway Company Limited
KBZ Gateway Company Limited is a subsidiary of The Kanbawza (KBZ) Group of Companies, one of the largest privately-owned diversified group of companies in Myanmar. KBZ Gateway was developed to further extend the Group’s abilities through technology and maximise its ability to contribute to the industry and country. The company aims to be the provider of providers for the country, becoming an enabler for its partners to help them increase their service quality and options made available to the community. Its ecosystem of partners provides an end to end service ranging from international & national connectivity, supported by next generation VSAT capability, mobile rooftop antennas, carrier neutral POPs, Tier III DC, Cloud, MNS and a full range of professional services as an Oracle Gold partner. For more information, please visit

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Bambu Wireless selects EUTELSAT 172B to provide connectivity services across the Philippines

Paris, 26 June 2018 – Bambu Wireless, a Philippine Telecommunications Solutions Provider, has signed a multiyear contract with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) for capacity on the EUTELSAT 172B satellite. Commercialised under the brand BambuSat, the capacity will be used for broadband, maritime, and government services across the Philippines’ 6,000 inhabited islands.

Bambu Wireless will leverage Ku-band capacity on EUTELSAT 172B to offer a wide range of connectivity solutions for education, healthcare, agriculture and logistics across the country’s three island groups – Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao – that stretch over 1,850 kilometres.

Simeon Sander III Dela Cruz, CEO of Bambu Wireless, said: “This agreement will allow us to benefit from EUTELSAT 172B’s exceptional coverage of the Pacific to overcome the significant connectivity challenges associated with the Philippine geography, bringing better Internet and VOIP services and ensuring communication needs are covered across the archipelago.”

Jean-Francois Fenech, CEO of Eutelsat Asia, added: “We are delighted to welcome our first Philippine customer, Bambu Wireless, on board EUTELSAT 172B, one of the region’s youngest and most powerful satellites. We look forward to expanding our business opportunities in the region.”

About Bambu Wireless and BambuSat
Bambu Wireless is a registered Internet Service Provider. Bambu Wireless offers connectivity solutions such as dedicated internet services, bandwidth-on-demand, and other wireless applicable technologies to hotels, offices, and other high-rise commercial buildings in Metro Manila. Bambu Wireless hubs are strategically located in areas in Metro Manila.

BambuSat is the latest connectivity solution through our partner Eutelsat. BambuSat aims to be the catalyst in the transformation of Filipino communities by bringing wireless connectivity through APNIC-registered, telco agnostic facility, and fully redundant tier 3 partnered-facility supported by TGN-IA, SJC, AAG and EAC landing stations in our own-country-site earth station in Carmona, Laguna, Philippines.

For more information, visit

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).

For more about Eutelsat go to

Marie-Sophie Ecuer Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37 91
Christina Darvasi Tel: +52 55 2629 5847

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

MEASAT to display Next Generation Compression for UHD channels distribution Collaboration with NovelSat and V-Nova provides up to 3x bandwidth savings

Kuala Lumpur, 25 June 2018 – MEASAT Global Berhad (“MEASAT”) announced today a showcase in collaboration with NovelSat and V-Nova to demonstrate cutting-edge compression for Ultra High Definition (UHD) primary distribution over satellite. The new technology provides up to three (3) times bandwidth savings and will be demonstrated live at MEASAT’s booth in CommunicAsia 2018 from 26 – 28 June.

MEASAT has also partnered with some of Asia’s leading UHD content creators for this must-see showcase. Fashion One 4K, Fun Box UHD, Insight UHD, Love Nature 4K and TravelXP 4K will display their UHD content on a stunning 86 inch 4K UHD TV sponsored by LG.

The content will be encoded using V-Nova’s PERSEUS Plus codec at 50 fps, 4:2:0 8- bit colour depth and broadcast with DVB-S2 at 8 Mbps. The NovelSat NS4 based solution can deliver more information bit rates per MHz and raises the total transmission capacity. The feed will then be delivered via MEASAT-3 satellite at the 91.5°E orbital slot to CommunicAsia. This solution makes distribution of UHD channels more cost effective without compromising video quality.

“One reason MEASAT is Asia’s preferred UHD partner is because of our commitment and belief in working with leading technology partners to provide innovative solutions to the market,” said Raj Malik, Senior Vice President – Sales. “With NovelSat and V-Nova, MEASAT continues to be on the cutting edge of broadcast technology and provide significant cost savings for UHD distribution across the Asia Pacific.”

“Driven by more channels and more high resolution content, MEASAT is constantly on the lookout for solutions that help them manage increasing demand for satellite capacity,” said Ronen Sadan, AVP Marketing, NovelSat. “NovelSat NS4 offers the world’s most efficient satellite transmission technology, which makes it easier for MEASAT to expand their offering using much less bandwidth compared with other solutions.”

“We are delighted to partner with MEASAT and NovelSat to deliver this monumental step forward in UHD primary distribution,” commented Guido Meardi, Founder and CEO of V-Nova. “Delivering live UHD at the quality consumers demand at just 8 Mbps is simply impossible with any other video codec and is another great showcase of how PERSEUS Plus can transform the economics of video delivery throughout the industry.”


About Novelsat
NovelSat is a technology company dedicated to providing next-generation modulation solutions for satellite communications. NovelSat offers superior spectral efficiency with its NovelSat NS4™ satellite transmission software package, which is available in all NovelSat satellite modems, modulators and demodulators. All NovelSat equipment also supports DVB-S, DVB-S2 and DVB-S2X transmission standards. In addition to unmatched spectral efficiency, NovelSat offers a broad range of satellite communications solutions including NovelNet – a full-featured NMS for satellite/terrestrial networks, ProtCASTER – a DRM solution for satellite broadcast based on virtually unbreakable 256-bit encryption, unmatched resilience algorithms that mitigate the effects of various types interference and PCIe-based mod/demod cards for OEM applications. NovelSat solutions deliver the satellite industry’s most compelling ROI and the most scalable transmission solutions from 64Kbps to 850Mbps on a single modem. Learn more at

Contact: Ronen Sadan / +972 77-8994269 /

About V-Nova

V-Nova Ltd. is a London-headquartered technology company providing next-generation compression solutions that address the ever-growing media processing and delivery challenges. V-Nova provides solutions spanning the entire media delivery chain, including content production, contribution, storage and distribution to end users. V-Nova’s award-winning PERSEUS™ is the only cross-media codec format and delivers on the promises of next-generation image and video compression, today. Using PERSEUS technology, media and entertainment companies can now monetise unmet consumer demand for higher definition video everywhere, on existing devices and infrastructure, by a simple software upgrade.

The PERSEUS technology works in 2 ways: PERSEUS Pro is an Intra codec for mathematically lossless and visually lossless professional production, contribution and imaging workflows. PERSEUS Plus is a temporal codec designed to enhance a base codec such as H.264 or HEVC, adding additional layers of detail and upscaling for unbeatable distribution efficiency to consumers. For more information please visit

Contact: Becky Taylor /


MEASAT is a premium supplier of communication and video services to leading broadcasters, Direct-To-Home (DTH) platforms and telecom operators. With capacity across six (6) communication satellites, MEASAT provides services to over 150 countries representing 80% of the world’s population across Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Australia.

Working with a select group of world-class partners, MEASAT also provides a complete range of broadcast and telecommunications solutions. Services include UHD, HD and SD video play-out, video turnaround, co-location, uplinking, broadband and IP connectivity services. For more information, please visit

Contact: Ilham Bakti Adnan / +60 (3) 8213 2154 /

FashionTV OTT (FTV+) Launches New Channels including F Teens, F Kids and F Destinations

An occasion of two major media events: Broadcast Asia Singapore (FTV Party @ F Club Singapore 27th June) and Webit Sofia (FTV Party @ PM Club 26th June), FashionTV launches three new OTT channels globally, adding to the existing 12 channels on FTV+.
FashionTV is available to over 500 million homes through PayTV, on 500 million SmartTVs (OTT) and 1.5 billion smartphones through FTV+ OTT.

Fashion Teens Fashion Kids
In recent years, many fashion brands have developed collections focusing on teenagers and kids. F Teens and F Kids present an entertaining overview of this fashion trend.


Fashion Destination
Traveling to destinations with the touch of fashion has become trendy. F Destinations will take you to the most fashionable new hotels and resorts in the world.
fashion destinations

FashionTV Bangladesh
FashionTV has entered in a joint venture with R&R Holding Ltd. lead by Ron Sikder, CEO of Sikder Group for Bangladesh. R&R Holdings will launch CNN Bangladesh and CNN Money as well as FashionTV in Q4 2018.
Similar to the India, Thailand, and Indonesia business plans, the Bangladesh business plan includes developing F Shops, F Cafes, F Residences, F Clubs, FTV Coin Deluxe and a variety of products for export with the F brand.

“Fashion is a lifeline for Bangladesh. Bringing FashionTV to Bangladesh will add to the information, sensitivity and appreciation of fashion to our people,” says Ron Sikder, CEO of Sikder Group.
“During my visit to Ron in Dhaka, I was surprised by the popularity of the FashionTV brand. Apparently, many of the Indian DTH platforms where FashionTV is broadcasted are viewed in Bangladesh. FashionTV’s localized channel in Bangladesh to be distributed on the new digital cable and DTH platforms will enjoy similar or better popularity than in India,” suggests Michel Adam, Owner and President of FashionTV.

FTV Coin Deluxe – Cryptocurrency for the Fashion Community
FashionTV has recently launched FTV Coin Deluxe, cryptocurrency for the fashion community. FashionTV has developed the FTV Coin Deluxe and utility token based on ETHEREUM to be used in the FashionTV Ecosystem. The FTV Coin Deluxe is to be launched in several crypto exchanges throughout July/August 2018. For more information visit
For more information visit

To meet us during Broadcast Asia Singapore and invitation for FTV Party (@ F Club Singapore 27th June) contact
To meet us during Webit Sofia and to get invitation for FTV Party (@ PM Club 26th June) contact


Singapore – June 21, 2018 – NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) today announced the launch of DreamWorks – the 24-hour channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – on i-CABLE, Hong Kong’s leading communications provider. Available from June 20 the channel will be offered in English, Mandarin and Cantonese language options as part of the Smart Kids package on i-CABLE (Channel 510).

Viewers can expect to catch DreamWorks signature series Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Dragons: Race to the Edge, from the critically acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon franchise, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, and The Adventures of Puss in Boots on the channel.

“We are thrilled to be working with our partners at i-CABLE to bring DreamWorks animated series and its beloved characters to households across Hong Kong,” said Christine Fellowes Managing Director, NBCUniversal International Networks, Asia Pacific. “From toddlers to teenagers and kids-at-heart, DreamWorks’ captivating content slate will keep i-CABLE customers tuned into some of the best animation currently in the market.”

“DreamWorks is one of the world’s most prominent companies in animation industry, and it continues to lead the market in creating the very best entertainments for all ages. The launch of DreamWorks is a great addition to i-CABLE,” said Irene Leung, Chief Operating Officer of i-CABLE Communications Limited. “As the first pay television service provider in Hong Kong, i-CABLE provides a wide variety of local and international programmes for our viewers. We are excited to partner with NBCUniversal International Networks to bring DreamWorks entertainment to Hong Kong families.”


About NBCUniversal International Networks
NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 165 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The channel brands in the portfolio include UNIVERSAL TV, SYFY, E! Entertainment Television, 13TH STREET, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, Bravo, DreamWorks and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe; the portfolio also includes Movies 24 in the UK and The Style Network in Australia. Further, NBCUniversal News Group, one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, operate CNBC and NBC News internationally.

NBCUniversal International Networks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About DreamWorks
DreamWorks, the 24-hour, HD, kids and family network brings DreamWorks’ beloved movie heroes to the small screen to star in their own TV shows. The channel features Emmy® award-winning, original television series such as Dragons: Race to the Edge and The Adventures of Puss in Boots and the critically acclaimed Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia. The channel also presents a daily morning preschool block, DreamWorks Junior, for 2-5 year olds featuring favourites such as Noddy Toyland Detective and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion. DreamWorks is currently available in eight languages across eight countries in Asia. Visit and DreamWorks Asia on Facebook for more information.

About i-CABLE Communications Limited
i-CABLE Communications Limited is an integrated communications services provider in Hong Kong, commanding one of the largest and most influential television viewer and communications service user bases in town. It owns and operates a near universal wireline telecommunications network in Hong Kong, over which it provides Television, Broadband, Telecommunications and multimedia services to over one million households. As the first pay television operator in Hong Kong, it is one of the largest producers of television, and multimedia content based in Hong Kong for distribution over conventional and new media, with a particular focus on news, sports, and infotainment.

For further information, please contact:
NBCUniversal International Networks

Mellissa Wong
Marketing & Communications Executive
(+65) 6675 1258 /


GroupM clients to benefit from demographics, unique audience GRPs by site and placement measures

SINGAPORE, 21 June 2018 – Global performance management company, Nielsen, announced today that GroupM, the media investment group of WPP, has selected Nielsen as a primary digital audience measurement provider in the Asia Pacific region. GroupM will use Nielsen’s Digital Ad Ratings to measure the audiences exposed to the online and mobile advertising campaigns of clients in eight Asian markets including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand.

“Advertisers must increasingly take a holistic view of campaign performance across all of the media touchpoints for their audiences,” said Chris Myers, Senior Director, GroupM APAC. “It’s vital we have consistent measurement and that is our goal in working with Nielsen.”

“We’re excited to expand our longstanding relationship with GroupM,” says Aimee Gerry, Nielsen’s Head of Digital, Asia. “The digital media space is evolving rapidly, and having access to the metrics Digital Ad Ratings provides, such as age and gender demographics, unique audience, reach, frequency and gross rating points (GRPs) for an ad campaign’s total digital audience across computers, tablets and smartphones in a way comparable to TV, will enable GroupM and its advertiser clients to stay on top of changing industry trends.”

Nielsen’s selection by GroupM as a primary digital audience measurement provider expands on the companies’ existing strategic partnership in Asia Pacific.

About Nielsen
Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation, continually developing new ways to answer the most important questions facing the media, advertising, retail and fast-moving consumer goods industries. An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

About GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management company serving as the parent to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the programmatic digital media platform, Xaxis, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. GroupM’s primary purpose is to maximize the performance of WPP’s media agencies by operating as leader and collaborator in trading, content creation, sports, digital, finance, and proprietary tool development. GroupM’s focus is to deliver unrivaled marketplace advantage to its clients, stakeholders and people, and is increasingly working closely for the benefit of clients with WPP’s data investment management group, Kantar. Together, GroupM and Kantar account for almost 50% of WPP’s group revenues of more than US$19 billion.

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