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MyChinaChannel Gets New Senior Management

SINGAPORE: MyChinaChannel has appointed Wayne Chou as its new CEO and Terry Mak as COO as it gears up to launch its own premium linear and new-media channels. Chou and Mak will work together with Melvin Ang, the founder and executive director of MyChinaChannel, to accelerate the plan of having ...

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FremantleMedia Australia Appoints GM for Spring

SYDNEY: FremantleMedia Australia has hired Zara Curtis, who’s been serving as the commercial director at NewsLifeMedia, as the general manager of its content-creation division Spring. Curtis takes up the post in mid-July. Prior to NewsLifeMedia, Curtis was at ACP for more than 10 years, holding a number of senior sales ...

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Sony Ups Stake in Indian TV Operations

MUMBAI/CULVER CITY: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has inked a deal to up its ownership of Multi Screen Media Private Limited (MSM)—which operates the Sony Entertainment Television (SET) and MAX channel brands in India—to just over 94 percent. SPT is acquiring the 32-percent stake of MSM owned by Grandway Global Holdings Limited ...

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New Carriage for Celestial Tiger Channels

HONG KONG: Celestial Tiger Entertainment has secured five new carriage deals, amounting to a total of 13 channel launches across eight pay-TV platforms since the company’s December 2011 launch. In Indonesia, the channels join PT MNC Sky Vision, PT Mega Media and Topas TV. In the Philippines, carriage has been ...

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FremantleMedia Expands Indian Operations

LONDON: FremantleMedia is setting up a new office in Chennai in order to develop more content for India’s non-Hindi-speaking markets, adding to an existing production base in Mumbai. "This is a fantastic opportunity for FremantleMedia Asia," said Ian Hogg, CEO of FremantleMedia Asia Pacific. "India is the second most populous ...

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ABI: National TV Digitization to Drive IPTV Growth in Asia

SINGAPORE: The number of IPTV subscribers worldwide will increase 70 percent from 2012 to 2017, with 100 percent growth in the Asia Pacific, reports ABI Research. There are currently 28.5 million IPTV subscribers in the Asia Pacific. Globally, pay-TV subs will reach 853.5 million by the end of the year, ...

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NFB Content to Be Featured on Chinese Digital Channel

MONTREAL: The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has linked up with Phoenix New Media (FENG) to deliver a Canadian-branded online channel in China, NFB Zone, which will feature animated and documentary films for streaming, VOD and download-to-own. Through the partnership, around 130 NFB titles will be available on Phoenix New ...

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CBSSI Content Available on Mobile SVOD in Japan

LOS ANGELES: CBS Studios International has entered a deal with Japan’s Avex Broadcasting & Communications to deliver programming such as NCIS and 90210 to the d Market Video Store subscription on-demand video service for mobile devices. The multi-year, non-exclusive agreement will see CBS content available on Avex’s SVOD service available ...

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India’s Next Steps

  This article originally appeared in the MIPTV 2012 issue of TV Asia Pacific.   India has been the international media market to watch during the last few years, a position the populous nation will undoubtedly retain as digitization takes hold. With the government having set 2015 as the deadline ...

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Turner Hires for Licensing Division in Asia Pacific

HONG KONG: Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific has appointed Melissa Tinker to serve as VP of Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE). CNE has been expanding its business across the region, including branded learning centers and themed destinations in addition to traditional categories such as toys, apparel, home entertainment, publishing and lifestyle. Tinker ...

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