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CASBAA Spotlight: Viacom International Media Networks

HONG KONG: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia has a roster of fresh highlights coming to Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. This includes new shows on Nickelodeon such as Breadwinners, as well as fresh premieres for SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Viewers can catch shows such as Dora and ...

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CASBAA Spotlight: RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network

HONG KONG: RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network operates the channels RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD in key markets such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. “We continue to receive enthusiastic feedback from operators in the region that have taken our channels and also from ...

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Q&A with Rewind Networks’ Avi Himatsinghani

NEW YORK: Ahead of CASBAA, Avi Himatsinghani, the founder and CEO of Rewind Networks, talks to TV AsiaPac about the opportunities he’s finding with platforms across the Asia-Pacific region. TV ASIAPAC: What gap did you see in the market that led you to launch HITS last year? HIMATSINGHANI: I’m a ...

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Canadian SVOD shomi Scores Warner Bros. Content

TORONTO: shomi, the Canadian subscription video streaming service launched by Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, has secured a pact with Warner Bros. International Distribution for new and library series as well as feature films. The agreement includes the dramas One Tree Hill, Southland, Revolution, Veronica Mars and The West Wing. ...

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AMC Networks Takes 49.9 Percent Stake in BBC America

NEW YORK/LONDON: As part of a wide-ranging partnership between AMC Networks and BBC Worldwide, AMC Networks is acquiring a 49.9 percent stake in BBC America. The two companies have struck a long-term creative partnership agreement. Under the terms of the pact, AMC Networks is investing $200 million for the equity ...

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The Week at MIPCOM

Everything about MIPCOM this year felt bigger. As you likely know by now, we put out our biggest ever edition. There were certainly more attendees—13,700 delegates, according to Reed MIDEM, making it the biggest MIPCOM in the market’s 30-year history. ...

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TNT Slates Cold Justice Spin-off for 2015

ATLANTA: TNT has greenlit an untitled spin-off of the real-life investigation series Cold Justice from Wolf Reality and Magical Elves for broadcast next year, this one focused on sex crimes. The new show will watch as two crime experts help local police officers close unsolved cases from the past. The ...

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CASBAA Spotlight: Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia

HONG KONG: As part of the Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia, bouquet, AXN delivers first-run, exclusive drama series, blockbuster features, adventure and competition/reality programs from around the world as well as made-in-Asia originals. “Day-and-date scheduling continues to be important for AXN,” says Hui Keng Ang, the company’s senior VP ...

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