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Sony Narrows Loss in Q2

TOKYO: Sony Corporation posted a net loss attributable to shareholders of 15.5 billion yen ($194 million) compared to the year-ago loss of 27 billion yen ($337 million). Sony saw its operating income increase, at 30.3 billion yen for the second quarter, compared to last year’s operating loss of 1.6 billion ...

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Ten Sells Off Eye Corp.

SYDNEY: Ten Network Holdings has signed a new and unconditional agreement to sell Eye Corp. to Outdoor Media Operations.  The deal sees Eye’s operations in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., the U.S. and Indonesia under new ownership. Outdoor Media Operations, which is controlled by Champ Private Equity, is the owner ...

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News Corp. Wins Approval for $2-Billion CMH Takeover

MELBOURNE: Shareholders of Consolidated Media Holdings (CMH) have approved News Corporation’s AUS$1.94 billion ($2.01 billion) takeover of the company, giving it an increased presence in the Australian pay-TV market.  The deal sees News Corp. doubling its stake in Foxtel, to 50 percent. It also takes on full ownership of Fox ...

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StarHub Expands HD, On-Demand Offerings

SINGAPORE: Cable platform StarHub is set to roll out five new on-demand services, delivering programming from the National Geographic Channel, STAR World, FOX Crime, FOX and FX brands in Asia. As of November 9, StarHub customers will have access to National Geographic Play, STAR World Play, FOXCRIME Play, FOX Play and FX Play, ...

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Expanded Carriage for Life Inspired

HONG KONG: LI TV Holdings has scored three new carriage deals for Life Inspired (Li), bringing the channel to TVB Pay Vision in Hong Kong as well as Topas TV and max3 in Indonesia.  The channel is now available within the basic pack of TVB Pay. On Topas TV, Li ...

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Asia-Pac Pay-TV Subs Base Reaches 446 Million

HONG KONG: The number of multichannel in homes in the Asia Pacific now stands at 446 million, reflecting a 57-percent penetration, CASBAA announced as its Convention kicked off in Hong Kong. "The Asia Pacific remains a global engine room for the multichannel TV sector," said Simon Twiston Davies, the CEO of ...

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New Carriage Deals for Celestial Tiger

HONG KONG: Celestial Tiger Entertainment—the joint venture between Lionsgate, Saban Capital Group and Celestial Pictures—has inked new carriage deals for its slate of channels in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. In Cambodia, cable operator PPCTV will add Celestial Classic Movies to its lineup, as will DTT provider One TV. In Singapore, ...

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CASBAA Adds New Members from Developing Markets

HONG KONG: CASBAA continues to build out its membership base with several new additions, including VTC from Vietnam.  VTC Digital Television has 20 self-produced channels as well as a bouquet of international services. Also joining the CASBAA membership roster is Sky Net of Myanmar, a direct-to-home and multiplay service system provider.  ...

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