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Subhash Chandra

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2014 issues of World Screen and TV AsiaPac. When Subhash Chandra launched ZEE TV in 1992 as India’s first Hindi-language satellite channel, taking on a massive government-backed incumbent in Doordarshan, the conventional wisdom held that there was no money to be made in ...

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Rohana Rozhan

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Asia Pacific. Malaysia’s dominant pay-TV platform with a 50-plus penetration rate of TV homes, Astro is widely seen as Southeast Asia’s most technologically savvy operator. Over the past year the company has been rolling out high definition, DVRs and ...

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Zubin Gandevia

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Asia Pacific. With its takeover of the former ESPN STAR Sports joint venture now complete, FOX International Channels (FIC) operates a portfolio of channels in Asia that touches on every major programming genre. At the helm of the region’s ...

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KBS’s Kim In-Kyu

While it is one of Asia’s most insular markets when it comes to the acquisition of international content, Korea has become one of the region’s biggest programming exporters, with a wealth of daily dramas making their way to broadcasters across the region. Among the leading producers of Korean content is ...

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Sri Kamaruddin Siaraf

Over the last few years, the government-backed National Film Development Corporation Malaysia, better known as FINAS, has been steadily increasing its presence at international markets like MIPTV and MIPCOM. With a string of local initiatives, the organization, together with other agencies under the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture, has ...

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Christine Fellows

  This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2011 issue of TV Asia Pacific.   Q&A Universal Networks’ Christine Fellowes When NBCUniversal and Comcast International Media Group consolidated their Asian operations earlier this year, the job of running the merged channels division went to Christine Fellowes. The long-time head of ...

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Q&A: Ward Platt

  Asia’s largest pay-TV channel operator with almost 30 brands, FOX International Channels (FIC) is employing a variety of methods to further expand its reach. As Ward Platt, president for the Asia Pacific and the Middle East at FIC, tells TV Asia Pacific, the company is rolling out more feeds ...

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