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tvN to Undergo Name Change

November 19, 2012

SINGAPORE: The Korean entertainment channel tvN, a joint venture between FOX International Channels and CJ E&M, is being rebranded as channel M starting on November 23. Launched in 2009, the service is dedicated to Korean entertainment. It is currently available on SingTel mio TV and StarHub TV. Following its rebrand, the …

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TRACE Sports Launches in Indian Market

November 19, 2012

LONDON: The TRACE Sports channel has scored carriage with the Indian satellite operator Airtel, which has a reach of more than 7 million subscribers. The channel is focused on sports celebrities. It is now available to more than 3 million Airtel subscribers in the south of India through the South …

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Quickflix CEO to Exit Company

November 20, 2012

SYDNEY: The Australian VOD portal Quickflix has lost two of its top board members, as Justin Milne and Susan Hunter have resigned, alongside Chris Taylor, the company’s CEO. Milne is leaving his role as the non-executive director and deputy chairman. Hunger is exiting her role as the non-executive director. Hunter …

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ATF Spotlight: SBS International

November 20, 2012

SINGAPORE: As the distribution arm of Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, SBS International represents a “rich and varied catalogue,” says sales manager Carolyn Johnston. “SBS Television always looks to express a multiplicity of viewpoints that draws on the best of all cultures from around the world and SBS International’s catalogue is a …

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CASBAA TV Upfronts Makes Stop in the Philippines

November 21, 2012

MANILA: CASBAA brought its TV Upfronts to Manila last week for The Philippines Screenings, which included presentations from BBC Worldwide, NBCUniversal and more. Produced in association with Campaign Asia-Pacific and in-market partner SkyCable, The Philippines Screenings showcased a range of ad-sales presentations for agencies, clients and media. Among those presenting their …

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ATF Spotlight: GMA Worldwide

November 21, 2012

SINGAPORE: A refreshing romance brews between the most unlikely of couples at a coffee shop in Coffee Prince, a lead title from GMA Worldwide. The company is also presenting Yesterday’s Bride, about a woman who is in an accident on her wedding day and loses her memory. She falls in …

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Digital Editions for ATF Now Available

November 26, 2012

NEW YORK: The digital editions of World Screen and TV Asia Pacific are now available. World Screen Includes interviews with Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer of the hit AMC series The Walking Dead, which FOX International Channels has delivered into more than 120 countries, and Ian Hogg, the CEO for the …

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ATF Buyer Profile: ABS-CBN’s Evelyn “Leng” Raymundo

November 26, 2012

PREMIUM: Filipino broadcaster ABS-CBN is on the lookout for formats, Asian dramas, movies and animation at the Asia TV Forum, according to Evelyn “Leng” Raymundo, the VP of program acquisition, distribution and DTT channels. What have been some of your successful acquisitions recently? Asian dramas with domestic themes or those …

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Q&A: Media Development Authority’s Yeo Chun Cheng

November 26, 2012

SINGAPORE: Yeo Chun Cheng, the assistant CEO of the industry group at the Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore, tells TV Asia Pacific about the organization’s financing schemes and provides an update on Mediapolis, an ambitious media hub that is slated to be fully developed by 2020. TV ASIA PACIFIC: You …

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Singaporean Content to Feature Prominently at ATF, ScreenSingapore

November 26, 2012

SINGAPORE: From December 4 to 7, Singapore will play host to more than 4,000 delegates from the worlds of film and television, hailing from 60 countries, for the Asia TV Forum and ScreenSingapore, where a wealth of local content will be on display. Representatives from Singapore’s own TV and film industries are …