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Mansha Daswani

Mansha Daswani is the editor-in-chief and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on


MPA Sees Uptick in AsiaPac Ad Sales for 2016

December 17, 2015

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE: Asia-Pacific advertising revenues are set to rise by 5.8 percent in 2016, up from the 5.3 percent growth rate recorded this year, according to Media Partners Asia (MPA). The 5.3 percent growth rate this year was the slowest recorded since 2009, MPA notes. The industry analysis firm predicts …

Pay Day

December 1, 2014

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV AsiaPac. In Asia’s ever-more-crowded pay-TV landscape, channels are on the hunt for new ways to innovate. Four years ago, pay TV in Asia finally crossed the 50-percent penetration rate. It was heralded as a new milestone for the business, …

Katsuto Momii

December 4, 2014

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV AsiaPac. It’s not easy running a public broadcaster today. Revenues, often heavily dependent on viewer license fees, are under pressure, and the competitive environment has intensified as new players have emerged on the scene. Japan’s NHK takes its role …

Asia’s Got Drama

March 2, 2015

This article originally appeared in the ATF 2014 issue of TV AsiaPac. Asian distributors are seeing increased interest in their drama series across the region and around the world. The Korean wave has seemingly finally made its way to the U.S. media business. Two broadcast networks, CBS and ABC, are …

Youku Tudou’s Victor Koo

March 19, 2015

Victor Koo, the CEO of Youku Tudou, China’s number one online video service, shares with TV AsiaPac his views on trends in internet video, interactive content and what lies ahead.

HOOQ’s Peter Bithos

March 30, 2015

HOOQ CEO Peter Bithos shares with TV AsiaPac his ambitions for the new platform, formed as a joint venture between Singtel, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Television.

Nippon TV’s Yoshio Okubo

August 28, 2015

Yoshio Okubo, the president of Nippon TV, tells TV AsiaPac how building Hulu’s business and expanding the company’s international operations—including pay-TV channels, formats and finished program sales and co-productions—are key growth opportunities in the years ahead.


KKR Partners with Chernin for Asian Investment Fund

November 3, 2015

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE: Investment firm KKR is partnering with The Chernin Group to set up Emerald Media, which will look to invest in media and entertainment opportunities across Asia. KKR has committed $300 million to the fund, with Chernin joining as a minority co-investor. It will focus on providing growth capital of …


Sony Rebrand for Multi Screen Media

November 3, 2015

MUMBAI: Multi Screen Media (MSM), which operates a portfolio of channels in India, has rebranded as Sony Pictures Networks. The move comes as MSM marks its 20th anniversary in the Indian television business. Its portfolio today consists of the Hindi-language entertainment service Sony Entertainment Television (SET), the movie networks MAX …