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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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ATF Spotlight: Worldwide Rights Corporation

SINGAPORE: Among the lead dramas from Worldwide Rights Corporation is Dr. Love, about two friends who decide to start a blog about relationships and relationship advice. Malaysian drama series have amassed quite the following with buyers across the Asia Pacific, says Farid K. Ahmad, the executive director of Worldwide Rights ...

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ScreenSingapore Prepares for Kickoff

SINGAPORE: ScreenSingapore is putting the finishing touches on the lineup of keynote speakers, premieres, conferences and panel discussions for this year’s event, which gets under way December 4 and runs alongside the Asia TV Forum. On December 5, the conference focus will be on China, followed by a spotlight on ...

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now TV Lands Exclusive Barclays Premier League Rights

HONG KONG: now TV has entered a deal for the exclusive multi-screen broadcasting rights for the Barclays Premier League coverage in Hong Kong for three seasons. The quad-play pay-TV provider has entered into an exclusive negotiating window, under a standstill agreement, to finalize its exclusive rights. The agreement would allow now ...

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ABS-CBN Licenses The Promise into Cambodia

MANILA: The Filipino series The Promise is getting localized in Cambodia following a deal between Cambodian Television Network (CTN) and ABS-CBN. The Promise is one of the Philippines’ most successfully distributed series of all time. It stars Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa as Angelo (Rosales) and Yna (Hermosa). Cambodian actors ...

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STAR World to Host Exclusive Premiere of Asia’s Next Top Model

HONG KONG: STAR World is delivering viewers across Southeast Asia the exclusive premiere of Asia’s Next Top Model, the first version of the show to have a pan-regional scope, on Sunday, November 25. The contestants have been selected from various territories across Asia, including Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, ...

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Ratings Roundup: Australia

PREMIUM: Episodes of the FremantleMedia format The X Factor pulled the two biggest weekday audiences in Australia last week (October 29 and November 2), while Australia’s favorite soap opera again showed why it’s still on the air with consistently impressive ratings. Home and Away, which made its debut on Seven ...

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Youku Tudou Scores Sony Deal

BEIJING: China’s Youku Tudou has secured a five-year deal with Sony Pictures Television that brings some 300 new titles to the premium online video platform, which already has agreements in place with studios such as Twentieth Century Fox, NBCUniversal, Warner Bros. and more. Three hundred titles from the Sony Pictures ...

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