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Beyond Distribution Appoints Acting GM

SYDNEY: Fiona Crago has resigned as the general manager of Beyond Distribution, and is being replaced on an acting basis by Michael Murphy, a director of Beyond Entertainment. Crago is leaving in order to pursue further university studies. Her responsibilities will be taken over by Murphy, based in Dublin, Ireland, ...

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YOU On Demand Expands to IPTV Platform

NEW YORK: YOU On Demand has signed a distribution agreement with Tianjin IPTV, which delivers the Chinese pay-per-view and VOD service to households across 16 major districts in the greater Tianjin metropolitan area. This expands YOU On Demand’s reach from cable to IPTV. This means that more customers than ever ...

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ITV Granada to Rebrand

HONG KONG: As part of ITV’s company-wide rebrand, ITV Granada is changing its name to ITV Choice, with a new logo and refreshed on-air idents. The new look will be revealed for first time on March 25. As ITV Choice, the brand will align more closely with the new ITV brand globally. The ...

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Chase Carey, Gerhard Zeiler & More to Attend APOS

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE/MUMBAI: Among the speakers slated for the fourth annual Asia Pacific Pay–TV Operators Summit (APOS) are Chase Carey, the president and COO of News Corporation; Subhash Chandra, the chairman of Zee and the Essel Group; and Gerhard Zeiler, the president of Turner Broadcasting International. Organized by Media Partners Asia, ...

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Endemol Hires MD for Asia

LONDON: Fotini Paraskakis, formerly the director of content for FremantleMedia Asia, has been tapped to serve as the managing director for Endemol’s Asian operations. In her role at FremantleMedia Asia, Paraskakis was managing the creative, production and content for formats in the region, including Idols, Got Talent and The X ...

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MediaCorp Offers Toggle OTT Service

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp’s Toggle OTT service offers entertainment, news and information online, on smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. Viewers can choose to subscribe to their preferred channels or movies or they can register at no additional cost to watch free local content where MediaCorp has rights to. The Toggle catch-up service ...

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HD Playboy Channel Comes to Asia

HONG KONG: Playboy Plus Entertainment has brought the HD Playboy Asia Channel to AsiaSat5 in the Asia Pacific. The HD channel offers Playboy branded series, including Playmates!, The Truth about Sex and The Man, as well as movies from Digital Playground. The channel will go out to more than 50 countries ...

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FOX Sports Brand Rolls Out Across Asia

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE: The FOX Sports brand is taking the place of ESPN-branded networks in more than 100 million homes across the Asia Pacific, following News Corporation’s takeover of the ESPN STAR Sports joint venture last year. The brand, currently available in 16 Asia-Pac markets on platforms such as now TV in Hong Kong, ...

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