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Indonesia’s Parabola Orange TV Gets DW

July 19, 2012

BONN/JAKARTA: Deutsche Welle (DW) has become part of the programming lineup for Parabola Orange TV, a DTH service in Indonesia. DW will be included in Parabola Orange TV’s “Smart Package,” which consists of other lifestyle, educational and global news networks. Shift and Europe in Concert are examples of new programming …

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ESPN STAR Sports to Broadcast New Sri Lankan Cricket Tournament

July 23, 2012

SINGAPORE: ESPN STAR Sports has picked up the broadcast rights for India and a number of other markets to the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) in a multiyear deal that kicks off with the first edition of the tournament this August. The pact includes a minimum of 24 matches per …

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A+E Networks Notches Up Asian Deals

July 23, 2012

NEW YORK: Broadcasters in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and South Korea, among other Asian markets, have snapped up series and specials from the A+E Networks portfolio. “This year, our sales are soaring throughout Asia, which has enabled us to further strengthen our presence in this vital market,” said Ling-Sze Gan, …

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Julien Millereux Joins Total Sports Asia

July 24, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The sports marketing and distribution firm Total Sports Asia (TSA) has named Julien Millereux as its new director of sales and acquisitions. Millereux’s duties will include developing strategies and helping to expand the company’s media business. He previously worked for eight years in programming, acquisitions and sales at …

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Ramez Sheikh Joins Universal Networks International

July 24, 2012

SINGAPORE: Ramez Sheikh, most recently with The Walt Disney Company, is joining Universal Networks International as its VP of network development and distribution for the Asia-Pacific region. The appointment is part of UNI’s efforts to accelerate the growth of its channel portfolio—E! Entertainment Television, Style, DIVA Universal, Universal Channel, Syfy, …

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CCTV Lands 2014, 2016 Olympic Broadcast Rights for China

July 30, 2012

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the Chinese broadcast rights for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and the 2016 Olympiad in Brazil to China Central Television (CCTV). China’s state broadcaster has acquired the rights across all broadcast platforms, including the Internet and mobile. The agreement covers the XXII Olympic …

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SPT Networks Names Head for Philippines Office

July 31, 2012

SINGAPORE/MANILA: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks Asia has appointed James Dumlao to its office in the Philippines in the role of director of business operations. Dumlao will be based in Manila. He will work to drive distribution, marketing strategies and ad sales for SPT’s networks in the Philippines, including AXN, …

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YOU On Demand Lands Paramount Titles for China

August 1, 2012

NEW YORK: China’s YOU On Demand has signed a deal with Paramount Pictures to offer the studio’s titles to its customers for on-demand viewing. Paramount titles will be offered throughout the People’s Republic of China through YOU On Demand’s Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) and Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) …

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Sony’s Loss Widens

August 2, 2012

TOKYO: Sony Corporation posted a quarterly loss of 24.6 billion yen ($312 million) compared with the year-ago loss of 15.5 billion yen ($200 million). Operating profit fell 77 percent, to 6.28 billion yen ($80.3 million). Quarterly revenue, however, was up 1.4 percent to 1.52 trillion yen ($19.2 billion). Sales were …

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Disney Consolidates Digital Assets in India

August 3, 2012

MUMBAI: Following its acquisition of UTV Software Communications, The Walt Disney Company India is restructuring its digital assets under a new division, DisneyUTV Digital, in an effort to drive growth in games, video and audio services for mobile, online and interactive TV. DisneyUTV Digital will combine the business and talent from …