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YOU On Demand & Bruno Wu Firm Up Investment Agreement

NEW YORK: The Chinese VOD platform YOU On Demand (YOD) and Bruno Wu’s Sun Seven Stars Media Group have reached a definitive agreement regarding the previously announced $10 million investment. The proposed transaction was unanimously approved by both companies’ boards of directors. It is expected to close in December, subject ...

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Oz TV Everywhere App tenplay Launches on Telstra TV

SYDNEY: Australian Network Ten’s digital catch-up hub, tenplay, has launched on the on-demand service Telstra TV. Launched in September 2013, tenplay is part of the channel’s TV Everywhere strategy. Viewers will now be able to enjoy their favorite shows from Ten, Eleven and One on Telstra TV, which has partnered ...

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Channel NewsAsia International Launches in India

MUMBAI: Channel NewsAsia International has begun broadcasting in India on DTH platform Tata Sky. The English-language pan-Asian news channel, established by MediaCorp in 1999, now reaches more than 14 million households in India via Tata Sky. It is currently available across 27 territories in Asia. Channel NewsAsia International features news ...

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Local Content Anchoring Network Ten’s 2016 Lineup

SYDNEY: Australia’s Network Ten has unveiled its programming plans for 2016, featuring a lineup of new and returning local and international titles for multiplatform delivery. The network’s local productions will include the new reality series Australian Survivor and Long Lost Family; the drama The Wrong Girl; Brock, a two-part television ...

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Star Channel in Japan Scores HBO Output Deal

TOKYO: Star Channel has secured a new exclusive content deal with HBO that covers such titles as the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. Through the newly signed agreement, the channel becomes the exclusive TV home in Japan for HBO content. “At the re-branded Star Channel, we are committed to ...

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs to Speak at ScreenSingapore 2015

SINGAPORE: At next month’s ScreenSingapore, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is slated to deliver the closing keynote speech. In her Marketing and Distribution in a Global Context keynote on December 4, Boone Isaacs will lead a one-on-one dialogue on the changing ...

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Bruno Wu Invests in Chinese On-Demand Platform

NEW YORK: Shane McMahon’s YOU On Demand Chinese VOD platform says it has approved an investment proposal from Bruno Wu’s Sun Seven Stars. The news came as the service announced its Q3 results, which saw revenue drop to $476,000 from $645,000, with a net loss of $2.3 million, up from ...

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MP & Silva Scores EPL Deal in Asia

SINGAPORE: MP & Silva has landed the exclusive distribution rights for the English Premier League (EPL) in select Asian territories, including Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. MP & Silva will represent the live audiovisual broadcast rights across all platforms for three seasons from 2016-17 to 2018-19. The pact covers Japan, ...

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Stingray Partners with Multi Channels Asia

MONTREAL/SINGAPORE: Stingray Digital Group has inked a deal to provide growth capital to Multi Channels Asia as part of a new strategic relationship with the company, which operates a portfolio of pay-TV channels across Asia. MCA and Stingray have worked together on the Asian rollout of Stingray Concerts, Stingray Music ...

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