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President of Fox International Productions to Open ATF

SINGAPORE: Sanford Panitch, the president of Fox International Productions, a division of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, is lined up to deliver the opening keynote at this year’s Asia TV Forum, which kicks off December 4. Panitch’s keynote is entitled “Creativity Beyond Borders: Asia and the Global Market Place—Opportunities for the ...

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ATF Buyer Profile: Universal Networks International

PREMIUM: Marianne Lee, the director of programming and acquisitions at Universal Networks International in Asia, shares her buying strategy for DIVA, Universal Channel and Syfy. What are the main genres you are acquiring? DIVA Universal delivers great drama, be it scripted or non-scripted, targeted at the modern female working adult. ...

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ATF Buyer Profile: FOX International Channels’ Michael Dick

PREMIUM: The demand for imported feature films has increased at FOX International Channels in the Asia Pacific, according to its head of acquisitions, Michael Dick. What have been some of your most successful acquisitions recently for your English-language general entertainment channels? It’s really hard to pick one show or deal ...

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TVNZ Launches Catch-Up App

BOSTON: New Zealand’s TVNZ is working with Brightcove on a new on-demand catch-up TV app for Apple iOS and Google Android devices that will use cloud-based technology to let viewers watch their favorite shows on the go. Brightcove is a leader in cloud content services. The TVNZ onDemand app will use the ...

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Digital Editions for ATF Now Available

NEW YORK: The digital editions of World Screen and TV Asia Pacific are now available. World Screen Includes interviews with Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer of the hit AMC series The Walking Dead, which FOX International Channels has delivered into more than 120 countries, and Ian Hogg, the CEO for the ...

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ATF Buyer Profile: ABS-CBN’s Evelyn “Leng” Raymundo

PREMIUM: Filipino broadcaster ABS-CBN is on the lookout for formats, Asian dramas, movies and animation at the Asia TV Forum, according to Evelyn “Leng” Raymundo, the VP of program acquisition, distribution and DTT channels. What have been some of your successful acquisitions recently? Asian dramas with domestic themes or those ...

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Q&A: Media Development Authority’s Yeo Chun Cheng

SINGAPORE: Yeo Chun Cheng, the assistant CEO of the industry group at the Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore, tells TV Asia Pacific about the organization’s financing schemes and provides an update on Mediapolis, an ambitious media hub that is slated to be fully developed by 2020. TV ASIA PACIFIC: You ...

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The Taste Scores Two New Asian Deals

HONG KONG/MUNICH: MediaCorp in Singapore has secured the first-window rights for the cooking competition The Taste, scoring the U.S. version as well as the option to make its own local treatment, while the Lifestyle Network channel in the Philippines took on the ready-made ABC show. ABC is ready for an ...

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SkyNet Wins Premier League Rights in Myanmar

LONDON: SkyNet has secured the live broadcast rights for all matches of the Barclays Premier League for the 2013-14 through 2015-16 seasons in Myanmar. This marks the first time Burmese football fans will have the chance to watch an entire swath of EPL matches—all 380 games per season. Richard Scudamore, ...

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