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Investors Approve Youku-Tudou Merger

HONG KONG: The planned merger of two of the largest online video companies in China, Youku and Tudou, has passed shareholders’ approval.  The proposed combination was unveiled back in March. Youku’s investors passed all resolutions needed in a meeting earlier today. Shareholders at Tudou approved the merger in a separate ...

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Motorvision TV Rolling Out Across Asia

MUNICH/SINGAPORE: Multi Channels Asia (MCA) has secured a trio of launches for the German automotive-themed channel Motorvision TV, which is rolling out in Malaysia, Mongolia and Sri Lanka in September. Asia Broadcasting Network is set to carry the channel in Malaysia. In Mongolia, carriage has been secured with Sky C&C. ...

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YOU On Demand Increases Distribution

NEW YORK: YOU On Demand has entered into a distribution pact with cable operator Dalian Tiantu Cable Network that covers Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) and Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD). The agreement increases distribution to 5.5 million cable homes. Dalian currently has 1.6 million subscribers who will gain access ...

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New Season of Jonathan Ross Show Set for ITV Granada

HONG KONG: ITV Granada has locked in the exclusive broadcast rights for the third season of The Jonathan Ross Show for Asia and the Middle East. The third season of the chat show will be available exclusively on ITV Granada shortly after the U.K. premiere. Season three kicks off on September ...

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Multi Channels Asia Lands Malaysian Carriage Deal

SINGAPORE: Multi Channels Asia (MCA) has secured a carriage agreement with the Malaysian cable operator Asian Broadcasting Network (ABN) for eight channels, including NDTV 24/7. Also included in the pact are Bloomberg Television, KidsCo, NDTV Good Times, NDTV India and Outdoor Channel as well as Havoc 24 and Motorvision. ABN ...

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TVS Opens Singapore Hub

ORLANDO: The Television Syndication Company (TVS) has set up an office in Singapore, TVS Asia, which is a joint initiative with Sunrise Entertainment. Sunrise Entertainment is a content distributor in the island Republic and has been an affiliate of TVS for the last decade. Sunrise will manage the new outfit under the ...

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New Leadership in Place at CASBAA

HONG KONG: A new leadership team has been put in place by the CASBAA board of directors, including Christopher Slaughter being appointed CEO designate. With the appointment of Slaughter, John Medeiros will be promoted to chief policy officer and becomes the senior government relations advisor to the board. Jill Grinda ...

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Disney Consolidates Digital Assets in India

MUMBAI: Following its acquisition of UTV Software Communications, The Walt Disney Company India is restructuring its digital assets under a new division, DisneyUTV Digital, in an effort to drive growth in games, video and audio services for mobile, online and interactive TV. DisneyUTV Digital will combine the business and talent from ...

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Sony’s Loss Widens

TOKYO: Sony Corporation posted a quarterly loss of 24.6 billion yen ($312 million) compared with the year-ago loss of 15.5 billion yen ($200 million). Operating profit fell 77 percent, to 6.28 billion yen ($80.3 million). Quarterly revenue, however, was up 1.4 percent to 1.52 trillion yen ($19.2 billion). Sales were ...

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YOU On Demand Lands Paramount Titles for China

NEW YORK: China’s YOU On Demand has signed a deal with Paramount Pictures to offer the studio’s titles to its customers for on-demand viewing. Paramount titles will be offered throughout the People’s Republic of China through YOU On Demand’s Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) and Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) ...

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