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Branded-Entertainment Channel Rolls Out in Singapore

SINGAPORE: TV4ME, a new lifestyle channel focused on brand-funded content, has launched in Singapore on cable platform StarHub. The service, from Brand New Media, aims to deliver aspirational brand-funded lifestyle content. Programming highlights include SG4ME, a weekly studio program on travel, shopping, cooking, home DIY, fashion, beauty and body care; ...

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A+E Networks Bolsters Sales Team in Asia

NEW YORK: As of today, Pooja Nirmal Kant has come on board as A+E Networks’ senior manager of international content sales for Asia. Kant will work out of Singapore under Ling Sze Gan, the company’s senior director of international content sales for Asia. Her primary responsibility will be to supervise program ...

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MediaCorp Makes Online Gaming Investment

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp has purchased a majority stake in Cubinet Interactive, a digital games publisher based in Kuala Lumpur. Cubinet, which has a reach in five Asian countries, offers both casual and Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing (MMO) games. Its lineup includes 9Yin and Foresaken World. Shaun Seow, MediaCorp’s CEO, said, “Our investment ...

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Passion Distributes 200 Hours in Pacific Rim

LONDON: Over the last three months, Passion Distribution has sold more than 200 hours of programming to broadcasters in the Pacific Rim region. Living Channel in New Zealand snapped up a number of food-related shows, including Scripps Networks International’s Brunch @ Bobby’s (season 3), the third, fourth and fifth seasons ...

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Expanded Reach for Comedy Central Asia

KUALA LUMPUR/MANILA: Viacom International Media Networks has secured expanded carriage for Comedy Central across Asia, inking new distribution agreements in Malaysia and the Philippines. In Malaysia, the channel has rolled out on ASTRO’s B.yond IPTV with Maxis Home Fibre Internet package, while in the Philippines it’s now on SKYcable and ...

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evolution media group Makes First International Sale

SYDNEY: evolution media group has sold the rights for the business-makeover show No More Practice to Singapore’s TV4ME, marking the first international deal for the Australian producer. TV4ME will be airing the fourth season of the show, which follows two business owners who are working through a time of major ...

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FIC Expands Presence in Thailand

HONG KONG: A week after sealing a wide-ranging carriage pact with Thai cable operator CTH, FOX International Channels (FIC) has announced an agreement, encompassing more than 20 channels, with GMM Grammy for its new Z Pay TV platform. The new pact kicks off with STAR World launching on Z Pay TV’s GMM Movie ...

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Sony Sees Growth Potential in Channels Business, Franchises

TOKYO: At its corporate strategy meeting today, Sony Corporation identified the key growth opportunities for its entertainment business, including focusing on feature-film franchises and ramping up its channels business, particularly in high-growth markets like India. In a Q&A session with analysts following the presentation, Sony Corporation’s chief executive, Kazuo Hirai, ...

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New Malaysian Firm Eyes Content Investment Opportunities

KUALA LUMPUR: Ideate Media, a new venture backed by Khazanah Nasional Berhad and ASTRO Overseas, has been set up in Kuala Lumpur to invest in live-action and animated content in English, initially targeting Asian-themed stories with global appeal. Khazanah Nasional Berhad is the investment arm of the Malaysian government. Astro Overseas ...

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