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Singapore Delegation Announces MIPCOM Deals

SINGAPORE: The delegation led by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) announced a host of deals at the market last week, where it was showcasing more than 300 hours of factual, drama and animation content. There were 20 companies participating under the MDA banner, an 18-percent rise on the ...

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The Taste to Air on FOX Traveller in India

CANNES/MUNICH: FOX International Channels has taken on the rights to the U.S. version of the cooking competition show The Taste, which will air on FOX Traveller in India in 2013.  In the U.S., ABC has placed an order for eight episodes. The show stars famous food personalities Nigella Lawson and ...

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SingTel mio TV Holds On to Barclays Premier League Rights

SINGAPORE: SingTel has secured the rights for all 380 Barclays Premier League matches for the next three seasons starting August 2013 on a non-exclusive basis. The matches will continue to be available online on miostadium.com as well as on mobile through SingTel’s BPL app. Allen Lew, the country chief officer for ...

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U.S. Drama Wedding Band Scores Asian Slots

CANNES: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has penned deals with two multi-territory broadcasters in the Asia Pacific for the drama Wedding Band. Sony picked up the show for its viewers in East Asia. Viacom18 is bringing the series into India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. With these two ...

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Malaysian Contingent Notches Up MIPCOM Deals

CANNES: The Malaysian delegation at MIPCOM, led by FINAS, has announced a variety of deals, valued at $30 million, including a co-production pact for Animasia Studio’s Supa Strikas and an alliance between Hasbro Studios and Vision Animation for Transformers: Rescue Bots. Sri Kamaruddin Siaraf, Secretary General of the Ministry of ...

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Malaysian Launch for FOX Football Channel

KUALA LUMPUR: ESPN STAR Sports has brought the 24-hour FOX Football Channel to Malaysia through Telekom Malaysia’s IPTV service HyppTV. The channel features more than 500 league matches from a range of football leagues. The service broadcasts a mix of live matches, highlights, magazine shows and football news and updates. Coverage ...

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200 New Shows on Offer from Malaysian Delegation

CANNES: The Malaysian contingent at MIPCOM, led by Sri Kamaruddin Siaraf, Secretary General of the country’s Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture, will be offering 200 new shows to the international market. The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) pavilion will house 40 Malaysian content companies working across a range ...

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STAR Chinese Movies 2 Gets Rebranded

HONG KONG: FOX International Channels (FIC) is rebranding the STAR Chinese Movies 2 channel as SCM Legend. SCM Legend will spotlight the golden era of Hong Kong cinema. It will complement the SCM (STAR Chinese Movies) channel. SCM Legend will feature content from the 1970s to the 1990s from studios ...

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New CEO for Singapore’s MDA

SINGAPORE: Koh Lin-Net has been tapped as the new CEO of Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA), effective November 1, succeeding Aubeck Kam. Koh is currently the deputy secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. She was previously deputy secretary at the Ministry for Information, Communications and the Arts. Kam, who ...

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ATF Unveils 2012 Conference Lineup

SINGAPORE: Asia TV Forum will run for four days this year, kicking off on Tuesday, December 4, with a pre-market conference covering topics such as animation, branded entertainment and formats in China. The conference program will run across all four days, under the banner ContentNOW. Speakers slated to participate include two ...

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