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HBO GO Comes to StarHub’s Streaming Service

SINGAPORE: HBO Asia and StarHub have agreed to two initiatives that bring programming from the premium cable channel, including Game of Thrones, to multiple digital platforms in Singapore via the new online streaming service StarHub Go. As of today, HBO’s premium programming will be available directly to consumers in Singapore ...

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New Head of Content Sales in Place at Seven Network

SYDNEY: Australia’s Seven Network has tapped Richard Henson, a former Discovery Networks International exec, as the new head of content sales. In his newly created position, Henson will oversee the sales and distribution arrangements for the network’s content rights catalogue. He will report to Therese Hegarty, the director of content ...

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Australia’s Stan Scores Warner Bros. Deal

SYDNEY: The Australian streaming service Stan has inked an exclusive multiyear licensing pact with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution that adds hundreds of hours of new content to the platform, including all ten seasons of the classic comedy Friends. Among the new series premiering exclusively on Stan this month are ...

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BBC Worldwide Names GM for Greater China

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has appointed Kelvin Yau as the company's new general manager for Greater China, effective August 17. In his new position, Yau will be responsible for BBC Worldwide's channel and content distribution, local production, affiliate distribution and brand development activities across Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. He will ...

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now TV Awarded La Liga Rights for Hong Kong

HONG KONG: The pay-TV service now TV has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast La Liga matches in Hong Kong for the next three seasons. La Liga and PCCW Media are finalizing contract formalities for the Hong Kong broadcast rights. The match coverage, the current deal for which runs to ...

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Trio of Channels Join Videocon d2h Platform

MUMBAI: Indian DTH service Videocon d2h is now offering Viacom 18's Colors Infinity and Colors Infinity HD channels, as well as FOX Entertainment Group's Nat Geo WILD HD. Colors Infinity will bring such hit American series as Fargo, Orange Is the New Black, Better Call Saul, Forever, The Big C, ...

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Seven Loses Bid to Block Airing of Nine’s The Hotplate

SYDNEY: A Federal Court judge has rejected an injunction attempt by Seven Network to block the airing of Channel Nine's reality cooking show The Hotplate, stemming from claims that it is "a straight rip-off" of My Kitchen Rules. Earlier this week, Seven attempted to have The Hotplate immediately taken off ...

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ScreenSingapore Presents Film Financing Project Market

SINGAPORE: ScreenSingapore 2015, which runs alongside Asia TV Forum & Market, is set to launch the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market at this year's event. The Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market will take place December 2 to 4 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore in partnership with ...

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StarHub to Air UEFA Champions League, Europa League

SINGAPORE: StarHub is set to broadcast the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and the UEFA Europa League (UEL) on Eurosport and Eurosport 360 for the next three years, starting from the 2015-16 season. Matches will be shown in HD on Catch Up, as well as on StarHub TV Anywhere. The deal ...

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Eurosport Scores Singtel TV Carriage

SINGAPORE: IPTV operator Singtel TV is set to begin offering Eurosport, which has UEFA Champions League and Europa League rights in Singapore, this month. The carriage agreement was sealed between Singtel TV and Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific and takes effect August 11. The deal bolsters Singtel's sports slate, which includes Premier ...

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