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Q&A: Ward Platt

  Asia’s largest pay-TV channel operator with almost 30 brands, FOX International Channels (FIC) is employing a variety of methods to further expand its reach. As Ward Platt, president for the Asia Pacific and the Middle East at FIC, tells TV Asia Pacific, the company is rolling out more feeds ...

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New Media Conundrum

  As CASBAA kicked off in Hong Kong in October, one thing was clear; media companies operating across the Asia Pacific are grappling with the same multiplatform, TV everywhere concerns as their counterparts in the rest of the world.   In the region’s most developed markets, channels and platforms are ...

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Eyeing the Best

  Terrestrials across Asia are facing stiff competition from the pan-regional behemoths in their quest for the best content on the market.   Broadcasters from across Asia will be heading to the Asia TV Forum in Singapore next month to firm up their 2012 schedules. All are faced with the ...

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Viacom 18 Unveils New Youth-Skewed Network

MUMBAI: Viacom 18 has announced plans to launch its fifth channel in India, Sonic, which bills itself as the "Sci-fi platform for the Wi-Fi Generation." Launching this month, Sonic will target viewers 10 to 17, aiming to bridge the gap between kids and teens. The service will be available in ...

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Video Report: Perspectives on Asia

NEW YORK: Ahead of the Asia TV Forum, World Screen caught up with Zee Group’s Subhash Chandra, FIC’s Ward Platt and BBC Worldwide’s Jana Bennett about how they are building on their businesses in Asia.   brightcove.createExperiences(); This special video report features interviews with Subhash Chandra, the chairman of Zee ...

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ATF Buyer Profile: CJ E&M’s Seung Ae Sohn

PREMIUM: The format market in Korea is “gradually growing,” says Seung Ae Sohn, the head of acquisitions at the broadcasting division of CJ E&M, who buys for a portfolio of 18 channels and recently snapped up Got Talent and Top Gear. What have been some of your most successful acquisitions ...

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Rob Gilby to Serve as Disney’s MD for Southeast Asia

BURBANK: Robert Gilby is taking on the newly created role of managing director for The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, in addition to his current responsibilities as the managing director of Disney Media Distribution Asia Pacific. With his new responsibilities, Gilby is tasked with driving the company’s strategy, coordinating and ...

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CASBAA to Host TV Upfront in Singapore

HONG KONG: CASBAA is staging its inaugural TV Upfront: The Singapore Screenings, a half-day networking and preview event, to take place on December 13 at the Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore. Led by the Asia TV Advertising Coalition (ATAC), the invitation-only presentations will focus on pay TV as an effective promotional ...

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ATF Buyer Profile: SPT’s Yan-Jong Wong

PREMIUM: Yan-Jong Wong at Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia is charged with finding high-quality shows for a diverse bouquet of pan-regional pay-TV channels, among them AXN and SET. Yan-Jong Wong, Vice President, Programming, English Content, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia   What kinds of things are you looking for to ...

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