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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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Network18 Appoints New Group CEO

MUMBAI: B. Saikumar has been named as the group CEO of India’s Network18, taking over from Haresh Chawla, who resigned earlier this month. Saikumar had been serving as the group COO, and now takes over responsibility for the strategic and operational management of the Network18 Group. This covers news, web, ...

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Preview Site for ATF Now Available

NEW YORK: World Screen’s multimedia Preview for ATF includes features, interviews, a video report with three leading channel operators discussing their businesses in Asia and a link to Screening Rooms for distributors attending the market, as well as the digital editions of World Screen and TV Asia Pacific. The multimedia ...

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China Bans Ads During TV Dramas

BEIJING: China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has ordered a national ban on airing commercials during dramas on television for all stations nationwide. Starting in January, advertisements will not be allowed in the middle of programs lasting more than 45 minutes. This means commercials can only air ...

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ATF Buyer Profile: MediaCorp’s Joy Olby-Tan

PREMIUM: Movies, scripted series, reality shows and entertainment events top the shopping list at MediaCorp’s Channel 5 in Singapore, says its VP of acquisitions, Joy Olby-Tan. What have been some of your most successful acquisitions recently? Live or near-live content always gives the channel a great buzz: we air The ...

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StarHub Secures UEFA Euro 2012 Rights

SINGAPORE: StarHub is to serve as the official broadcaster for the UEFA Euro 2012 in Singapore. The UEFA Euro 2012 is jointly hosted by Poland and Ukraine. The action gets under way with an opening ceremony in Warsaw at the National Stadium on June 8, 2012. The final competition will ...

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HBO Asia Moves into Film Production

SINGAPORE: HBO Asia has signed on to co-produce an English-language action-horror feature film, Dead Mine, marking the first time it has produced a movie in the region. Co-produced with Infinite Studios, Dead Mine, HBO Asia’s first-ever movie in Asia, starts filming today. The feature will be shot entirely in Batam, Indonesia from ...

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Breakthrough Inks Deals in the Asia Pacific

TORONTO: Breakthrough Entertainment has closed deals for more than 260 half-hours of programming, including the kids’ series Dino Dan and Think Big, throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific licensed the Breakthrough Entertainment children’s series Dino Dan and Think Big. Greatest Tank Battles secured new license deals with Discovery Japan ...

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