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Quickflix CEO to Exit Company

SYDNEY: The Australian VOD portal Quickflix has lost two of its top board members, as Justin Milne and Susan Hunter have resigned, alongside Chris Taylor, the company’s CEO. Milne is leaving his role as the non-executive director and deputy chairman. Hunger is exiting her role as the non-executive director. Hunter ...

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Exclusive Interview: KBS’s Kim In-Kyu

PREMIUM: Ahead of receiving the International Emmy Directorate Award at tonight’s International Emmy Awards Gala, Kim In-Kyu, the president and CEO of the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), talked to World Screen Newsflash about the broadcaster’s initiatives to drive technological development. TV ASIA PACIFIC: How has Korea’s advertising market performed over ...

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tvN to Undergo Name Change

SINGAPORE: The Korean entertainment channel tvN, a joint venture between FOX International Channels and CJ E&M, is being rebranded as channel M starting on November 23. Launched in 2009, the service is dedicated to Korean entertainment. It is currently available on SingTel mio TV and StarHub TV. Following its rebrand, the ...

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TRACE Sports Launches in Indian Market

LONDON: The TRACE Sports channel has scored carriage with the Indian satellite operator Airtel, which has a reach of more than 7 million subscribers. The channel is focused on sports celebrities. It is now available to more than 3 million Airtel subscribers in the south of India through the South ...

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Exclusive Interview: FINAS’s Sri Kamaruddin Siaraf

PREMIUM: Sri Kamaruddin Siaraf, Malaysia’s secretary general of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture, tells TV Asia Pacific that Malaysia is following Korea’s lead as it looks to position itself as a producer of world-class content. TV ASIA PACIFIC: What challenges are you experiencing as you seek to raise ...

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Active TV Makes Trio of Hires

SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE: Active TV has added Marc Checkley, Stella Wong and Kay Lawrence to its management team. Checkley has been hired as Active TV’s new head of development for Asia. Replacing Rob Khoo, he will be charged with developing new content, business and partnerships across the region. With more than ten years ...

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AXN, beTV Widen Reach in the Philippines

SINGAPORE: The Sky Cable Corporation is giving expanded carriage to AXN and beTV on the Destiny Cable pay-TV platform in the Philippines. Both channels, part of Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks Asia’s bouquet, are located on Destiny Cable’s basic tier. This makes them available to its widest base of subscribers. “The Philippines ...

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ATF Spotlight: FOX International Channels

SINGAPORE: A key focus for FOX International Channels in Asia has been on building up its premium offerings.   The company recently launched its FOX Movies Play and STAR Chinese Movies (SCM) Play ser­vices as complements to FOX Movies Premium (FMP) and SCM in several markets, including Hong Kong, Singapore and ...

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Multi Channels Asia Makes New Hire in Malaysia

SINGAPORE: Multi Channels Asia (MCA) has appointed Ling Fei Wen to manage distribution and marketing, based in Kuala Lumpur. Ling Fei Wen joins MCA from Total Sports Asia, having served several years in a senior international sales role. MCA is based in Singapore, but this Malaysia-based appointment will help to ...

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ATF Spotlight: ABC Commercial

SINGAPORE: Scoring presales for the series Thai Street Food is among the top priorities for ABC Commercial at the Asia TV Forum (ATF), says Natalie Lawley, the company’s manager of content sales. The culinary delicacies of Thailand’s street markets are explored through the series, which is set for delivery in ...

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