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Multi Channels Asia Clinches Carriage Deals for Havoc

SINGAPORE: Multi Channels Asia (MCA) is rolling out Havoc Television, a linear social-media network, across Asia, securing carriage in Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka, among other markets. Carriage deals have been signed with ABN (Malaysia), Mediacorp Toggle (Singapore), Skymedia (Mongolia), Sky (Sri Lanka), Phnom Penh Cable Television (Cambodia), Skynet (Myanmar) ...

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ATF Session Offers Tips on China Format Market

SINGAPORE: The format-licensing business in China has matured considerably over the last few years but challenges remain for distributors, Rebecca Yang, the CEO of IPCN—the venture that brokered deals for the Got Talent and The Voice formats in this massive market—told ATF attendees at an afternoon session in Singapore today. The ...

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ESPN STAR Sports Bouquet Returns to StarHub

SINGAPORE: The ESPN STAR Sports portfolio of channels will be available on both pay-TV platforms in Singapore, StarHub and mioTV, following the signing of new non-exclusive deals this weekend. For the past three years, the sports bouquet has solely been carried in mioTV, after SingTel’s IPTV platform clinched an exclusive pact for ...

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ATF Buyer Profile: MediaCorp’s Joy Olby-Tan

PREMIUM: New-media rights and shortened windows are becoming increasingly important factors for the buying strategy at MediaCorp, according to Joy Olby Tan, VP of network acquisitions at Singapore’s Channel 5. What have been some of your most successful acquisitions recently? Our day and date telecast of X Factor and branded ...

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Australian Government Affirms Commitment to Homegrown TV Content

SYDNEY: Australia’s minister for broadband, communications and the digital economy has outlined a series of measures to ensure that quality Australian television programming continues to be shown across the country. Senator Stephen Conroy, the deputy leader of the government in the senate, has said that the government will immediately extend ...

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channel M On Board for Mnet Asian Music Awards

HONG KONG: The Korean entertainment service channel M is serving as the exclusive regional media partner for the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMAs) and will be airing live broadcast coverage of the event. The recently launched Korean entertainment channel is a joint venture between FOX International Channels and CJ E&M. channel ...

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FOX One Stop Media Launches Interactive Video Pre-Roll Ads

HONG KONG: FOX One Stop Media (FOSM), the integrated ad sales solutions division of FOX International Channels, is adding Innovid’s iRoll formats to .FOX, its international digital ad network, allowing advertisers in Southeast Asia and the Middle East to create interactive videos. iRoll formats will make it possible for advertisers ...

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ATF Buyer Profile: SPT’s Yan-Jong Wong

PREMIUM: As the VP of programming for English content at Sony Pictures Television’s networks in Asia, Yan-Jong Wong is acquiring for a portfolio that includes AXN, SET and beTV. What have been some of your most successful acquisitions recently for AXN, beTV and SET? Last Resort, which premiered in October, ...

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Report: Consumers in Singapore Getting More Legal Digital TV Offerings

SINGAPORE: The amount of multi-screen, multiplatform offerings of legitimate programming is rapidly increasingly throughout Singapore, according to the findings of a new report from CASBAA and the international media and technology law firm Olswang. It has been argued before that Singaporean consumers’ lack of access to quality digital content is ...

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