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Rohana Rozhan

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of TV AsiaPac. In the fast-developing media markets of Southeast Asia, Astro has become, particularly over the last few years, the company to watch. Reaching 52 percent of the Malaysian population, Astro is making sure its customers can access content the ...

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Subhash Chandra

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issues of World Screen and TV AsiaPac. When Subhash Chandra launched ZEE TV in 1992 as India’s first Hindi-language satellite channel, taking on a massive government-backed incumbent in Doordarshan, the conventional wisdom held that there was no money to be made in ...

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By Popular Demand

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issue of TV AsiaPac. Channels, pay-TV platforms and distributors are finding both pitfalls and rewards as they traverse Asia’s nonlinear content business. There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the prospect of selling an American or British drama into China ...

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Zubin Gandevia

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Asia Pacific. With its takeover of the former ESPN STAR Sports joint venture now complete, FOX International Channels (FIC) operates a portfolio of channels in Asia that touches on every major programming genre. At the helm of the region’s ...

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Rohana Rozhan

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Asia Pacific. Malaysia’s dominant pay-TV platform with a 50-plus penetration rate of TV homes, Astro is widely seen as Southeast Asia’s most technologically savvy operator. Over the past year the company has been rolling out high definition, DVRs and ...

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Reflecting Change

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Asia Pacific. Asia’s biggest pay-TV brands are coming to grips with new technologies, investing more in content and doing all they can to attract ad dollars. As Asia’s multichannel business convened in Hong Kong for the annual CASBAA Convention ...

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Event Preview: Asia TV Forum & Market

Among the highlights of the Asia TV Forum, taking place December 3 to 6 in Singapore, are a keynote address by Sunny Xiangyang Zhu, chief content officer of Youku Tudou; MIPAcademy; the ATF Animation Lab; and several new country delegations. Zhu oversees acquisition, licensing, production and investments for all TV ...

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Asia Wants Formats!

  This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of TV Asia Pacific. In the last year or so, Korea has emerged as a key new buyer of formats, which is a boon to content distributors who have struggled to crack this insular market. CJ E&M, which operates 16 ...

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Golden Drama

This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2013 issue of TV Asia Pacific.   Audiences in Germany are tuning in to RTL II for a dose of Bollywood glamour. Across the Middle East and Africa, Filipino fantasy series and Malaysian soaps are popping up on television schedules. Korean soaps are ...

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A Clearer Picture

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2012 issue of TV Asia Pacific.   Asia’s biggest pan-regional channel brands are firmly focused on driving their reach further into local markets as they head to CASBAA this year.   As the Asia Pacific’s pay-TV industry heralded the arrival of the long-awaited ...

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