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YOU On Demand Scores $4 Million Investment

NEW YORK: The VOD platform YOU On Demand has received an initial $4 million investment from the Chinese mobile video service provider C Media, with the right to make an additional investment of between $12 million and $21 million. C Media’s investment is meant to assist YOU On Demand with ...

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Australia’s Ten to Air New U.S. Series

SYDNEY: Network Ten has added six new U.S. series to its schedule, among them Sleepy Hollow and 24: Live Another Day. From its partner 20th Century Fox, Network Ten is set to air Sleepy Hollow, a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic tale, and 24: Live Another Day, a limited ...

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Nine Network Australia’s MD Steps Down

SYDNEY: Jeffrey Browne is stepping down as the managing director of Australia’s Nine Network, but will take on a part-time commercial role at Nine Entertainment. Browne is exiting as of August 1. Those executives that report to Browne will begin reporting to David Gyngell, the CEO of Nine Entertainment. Of ...

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Australia’s Ten Unveils Xbox App

SYDNEY: Through a new agreement with Microsoft, Network Ten is launching the Network Ten Xbox App, which is the first commercial free-to-air channel VOD application available in Australia. The app gives Xbox Gold LIVE users instant access to a library of more than 25 programs, among them Offspring, The Graham Norton ...

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Dentsu Scores 2014-16 Olympic Broadcast Rights in Central Asia

LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the broadcast rights in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to Dentsu for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014 and the Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. Dentsu scored the broadcast rights in these territories for all media ...

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FIC Asia Strengthens Senior Management Team

HONG KONG: FOX International Channels (FIC) Asia has hired Alex Lambeek as the head of affiliate partnerships and syndication for the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Based in Singapore, Lambeek will be focusing on improving FIC’s ability to tailor its products for the local market, designing innovative practices to ...

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beIN SPORT Expands Presence in Asia

SINGAPORE: beIN Sport channels, which recently began airing in Indonesia, are scheduled to debut in Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines and Taiwan next month. The launch, which is supported by MP & Silva Group, involves a trio of high-definition networks: beIN SPORT 1 HD, beIN SPORT 2 HD and beIN ...

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TSA to Distribute TNA’s Impact Wrestling in Asia

KUALA LUMPUR: The television rights for TNA’s Impact Wrestling are to be represented by Total Sports Asia (TSA) in Southeast Asia, excluding Thailand. RDA Television, a sports rights distribution agency in the U.K., has picked up TNA’s Southeast Asian media rights in a three-year deal with TSA. Every year TNA ...

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Sundance Channel Enters Indonesia

NEW YORK: AMC/Sundance Channel Global has secured new carriage deals in Asia, including the first-ever launch of Sundance Channel in Indonesia. Sundance Channel is joining the DTH platform Indovision. It marks the first time that the channel will be available in Indonesia. The network will be subtitled into Bahasa Indonesia. ...

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