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Lionsgate & Celestial Tiger Enter Chinese VOD Deal

NEW YORK/SANTA MONICA: YOU On Demand is tapping into the Lionsgate film catalogue to bring customers in China movies such as Hotel Rwanda and the Saw franchise on a transactional VOD and subscription VOD basis. The content will be provided by Celestial Tiger Entertainment, a joint venture of Saban Capital Group, ...

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CASBAA Shines Light on Indonesia

HONG KONG: In its first forum of the year, CASBAA is hosting the Indonesia in View: Growing Pay TV event on February 29 in Jakarta. Indonesia in View: Growing Pay TV, held at the Hotel Mulia Senayan, will highlight the increased distribution and rapidly growing ad sector of Indonesia, supported ...

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Lachlan Murdoch Appointed Chairman of Ten Network

SYDNEY: Ten Network has elected Lachlan Murdoch as its chairman, while Brian Long shifts to deputy chairman and lead independent director. Long, the current chairman, moves to a new role, and James Warburton, the company’s new CEO, is also joining the Ten board as managing director. Long said: “The board ...

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CASBAA Gears Up for TV Upfronts in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Following a successful launch in Singapore late last year, CASBAA has planned a TV Upfronts event to take place in Hong Kong on February 21. TV Upfronts: The Hong Kong Screenings will be presented in association with Campaign Asia-Pacific. The day-long event will be held at the Palace ...

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FME Appoints VP of Business Development for Asia

LONDON: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has named Gautam Talwar, formerly at Disney Media Distribution in Hong Kong, as its VP of business development for Asia. In this newly created role, Talwar will be based in Singapore and report to Jon Penn, the CEO of FME Asia Pacific. He will be responsible ...

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HBO Invests in Australia’s Quickflix

PERTH: HBO has invested AU$10 million ($10.7 million) for a stake in the Australian online DVD rental and video streaming firm Quickflix. The purchase gives HBO a 15.7-percent stake in the company and HBO will also appoint a representative to the Quickflix board. The investment follows Quickflix’s recent licensing agreement ...

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BIG CBS Channels Expand into Sri Lanka

MUMBAI: BIG CBS Prime, BIG CBS Love and BIG CBS Spark are set to launch in Sri Lanka, with an English-language feed for each channel available across cable platforms and in key hotels. Initially, the channels will be available through Lanka Broadband Network, with plans to soon launch across all ...

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BloombergUTV Joins Reliance Distribution Portfolio

MUMBAI: Reliance Broadcast Network has built up its channel bouquet with the addition of the Indian business news channel BloombergUTV. India’s premier business news channel becomes the seventh channel in Reliance’s portfolio. The other services are BIG CBS Prime, BIG CBS Love, BIG CBS Spark, BIG Magic, Spark Punjabi and ...

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Olympic Broadcast Rights Awarded in Japan

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee has awarded the Japan Consortium the broadcast rights in Japan for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Japan Consortium includes NHK and the National Association of Commercial Broadcasters of Japan. The group takes ...

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