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DISCOP Africa Spotlight: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

October 30, 2015

JOHANNESBURG: Viewers can see scientific theories in action in the educational program Discover Science, which NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) will be showcasing to buyers at DISCOP Africa. The series features “ridiculously huge experiments shot with the latest filming techniques,” says Hiroshi Yamamoto, the deputy head of group planning and the …

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Presto Scores The Big Bang Theory

November 2, 2015

SYDNEY: Presto has acquired seasons one through seven of the hit U.S. comedy The Big Bang Theory. Presto will be the exclusive subscription video-on-demand home to The Big Bang Theory, with Presto TV and Presto Entertainment subscribers able to stream on-demand episodes from the first seven seasons of the hit series …

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FIC & New Classics Media to Co-Produce Movie

November 2, 2015

HONG KONG: FOX International Channels (FIC) has teamed up with China’s New Classics Media (NCM) to co-produce the movie Go Lala Go 2, which marks the first film co-production between the two companies. Go Lala Go 2 will be released this year in China, Singapore, North America, Australia and New …

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New Members for MediaCorp’s Board of Directors

November 2, 2015

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp has appointed Chan Yeng Kit and Yap Chee Keong to its board of directors, effective immediately. Yeng Kit is permanent secretary of the Ministry of Defense, after serving as permanent secretary of the then-Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts from 2007 to 2012. For two years, starting …

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Eleven Sports Network Picks Up Rights for WBSC Baseball Event

November 3, 2015

SINGAPORE: Eleven Sports Network has inked a deal with MP & Silva for the exclusive broadcast rights for the inaugural World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12 event in Singapore. The network is set to air 30 of the 38 games live from the WBSC Premier12 tournament, which will be co-hosted …

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iQIYI to Stream Women’s Tennis in China

November 5, 2015

BEIJING: The Chinese online video service iQIYI and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) have entered into a ten-year content partnership. Starting in 2017, iQIYI will become the WTA’s digital rights partner in China. iQIYI will be bringing viewers live transmission of more than 2,000 women’s tennis matches, along with exclusive …

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Viki Scores Slew of Malaysian Content

November 5, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO: Nearly 100 hours of programming from the catalogue of Media Prima’s Primeworks Distribution is being made available on Viki.com. Primeworks Distribution is a division of Media Prima, Malaysia’s largest free-to-air broadcaster and distribution arm of Malaysia’s largest production company. Through the new partnership, close to 100 hours of …

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China’s Tencent Licenses Films from MGM, Paramount

November 6, 2015

SHENZHEN: Tencent has acquired the online rights for the entire James Bond franchise from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) for China, in addition to securing a separate pact with Paramount Pictures for a wide range of movies. Through its deal with MGM, Tencent users can enjoy TVOD and SVOD access to the …

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Alibaba to Acquire Online Video Giant Youku Tudou

November 6, 2015

BEIJING/HANGZHOU: Alibaba Group is acquiring Youku Tudou in an all-cash transaction. In October, Alibaba offered to acquire all outstanding shares of Youku Tudou that it does not already own for $26.60 per American Depositary Share (ADS). With the new offer at $27.60 per ADS, Alibaba will end up paying around …

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ATF Opens with Attendance Up 9 Percent

December 11, 2014

SINGAPORE: The Asia TV Forum officially opened in Singapore today with some 5,000 registered delegates, a 9-percent gain on last year’s edition, Reed Exhibitions’ Michelle Lim told attendees at the Opening Ceremony this morning. “With the Asian nations of China, India and Indonesia among the high-growth markets that are powering …