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now TV Expands to StarHub Platform in Singapore

April 30, 2013

HONG KONG: now TV has secured carriage on the StarHub platform in Singapore, building on its recently announced distribution plans in Malaysia, Thailand and the U.S. The deal brings StarHub customers Chinese-language programming from now TV on Demand, which features an array of high-quality and self-produced Cantonese lifestyle programs; now …

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FIC Scores Iron Man 3 for Hong Kong, Southeast Asia

May 7, 2013

HONG KONG: FOX International Channels (FIC) has landed the exclusive pay-TV rights in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia for the new blockbuster Iron Man 3, which recently opened in the U.S. to a reported $175.3 million at the box office. The film will join FOX Movies Premium’s lineup. It will also …

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Sony Swings to Profit

May 9, 2013

TOKYO: In its financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, Sony Corporation announced its first net profit in five years, with earnings of 43 billion yen ($458 million). Last year, Sony posted an annual loss of 457 billion yen ($4.6 billion), marking the worst in its 66-year history. …

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now TV Rolls Out New Channel in Malaysia

May 10, 2013

HONG KONG: PCCW’s now TV platform in Hong Kong has rolled out a new channel in Malaysia, on the IPTV service HyppTV, devoted to Asian feature films. now Bagou Movie Channel is a joint initiative of quad-play operator now TV, Huayi Brothers, Peter Chan’s Shine Focus and Edko Films. It features first-run …

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ITV Choice Launches in Papua New Guinea

May 13, 2013

HONG KONG: A new agreement has brought ITV Choice to the pay-TV platform HiTRON in Papua New Guinea. This is the first time that ITV Choice has expanded to the Pacific Rim. Part of ITV Studios, ITV Choice is now available in more than 11 million households, with a footprint across 40 …

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Ten Network Scores 2014 Winter Olympics

May 14, 2013

SYDNEY: Ten Network Holdings has scooped up the Australian broadcast rights for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014, thanks to a deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The pact covers all broadcast platforms, including free and pay TV, the Internet and mobile phones. Hamish McLennan, …

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CASBAA Gears Up for Satellite Industry Forum

May 14, 2013

SINGAPORE: CASBAA’s annual Satellite Industry Forum is set to take place June 17 at the Shangri-La in Singapore, featuring the theme An Industry in Transition. This year’s forum will be focusing on the worries about spectrum access, market access and regulatory regimes. Identifying growth markets and future trends in the …

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Police Drama Vettai Heads to Malaysia’s NTV7

May 15, 2013

SINGAPORE: Vettai, a long-form police drama produced for Singapore’s Vasantham, has been picked up for broadcast in Malaysia, on the terrestrial channel NTV7. The drama, produced by MediaCorp Eaglevision, will begin airing on NTV7 in the second half of the year. The show centers on the lives of five police …

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FIC to Bring Channels to CTH Platform in Thailand

May 15, 2013

BANGKOK: FOX International Channels (FIC) has entered into a long-term partnership with CTH that will see a number of channels become available to Thai viewers through the platform. FIC will be providing technology, as well as delivering its channels, to the CTH platform. The partnership is expected to help increase the number …

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Lifetime & H2 to Launch in Southeast Asia

May 16, 2013

SINGAPORE: AETN All Asia Networks is bringing Lifetime and H2 to Southeast Asia as of June. Carriage has been secured in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and Macau. Providers include StarHub TV, True Visions, now TV and Macau Cable, with more to be announced in due course. Both channels bow …