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Ten Network Scores 2014 Winter Olympics

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

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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ITV Choice Launches in Papua New Guinea

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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now TV Rolls Out New Channel in Malaysia

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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Sony Swings to Profit

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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FIC Scores Iron Man 3 for Hong Kong, Southeast Asia

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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now TV Expands to StarHub Platform in Singapore

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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New Management in Place at Eyeworks New Zealand

AUCKLAND: Ashley Coupland has become the new managing director of Eyeworks New Zealand, working alongside Greg Heathcote, who will be serving as co-managing director. Bailey Mackey becomes the new creative director. Former CEO Julie Christie is leaving Eyeworks New Zealand, but will remain in an international creative role for the larger ...

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Plans in Place for Return of MTV Thailand

SINGAPORE: Ahead of the May 1 relaunch of MTV Thailand, MCOT, appleTool and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia have entered into a partnership to collaborate on the production, licensing, distribution and live events for the localized channel. MTV Thailand officially makes its return on May 1, with a reach of ...

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HBO India Bolsters Management Team

SINGAPORE: With more than two decades of media experience, Monica Tata has become HBO India’s new managing director, effective immediately. As managing director, Tata will work out of Mumbai under Jonathan Spink, the CEO of HBO Asia. She will be charged with introducing and developing a variety of initiatives to ...

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