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Beyond Makes Sales Across Asia Pacific

SYDNEY: Beyond Distribution has sold a range of in-house programming and third-party titles to broadcasters across the Asia-Pacific region. A package of 100 hours of lifestyle content went to Fetch TV in Australia. This included The Stagers, All for One with Debbie Travis, Burn My Mortgage, Buy Me, Maxed Out and ...

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Unitel Classica HD Channel Expands Carriage in Korea

SEOUL/MUNICH: The Korean platform operator CJ HelloVision has added the Unitel Classica HD channel to its cable and web TV services. The global premium pay-TV channel is already available on SkyLife and KT. The new carriage brings the total reach of the channel to more than 1 million households in the Korean ...

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Shine International Sets Up Hub in Singapore

LONDON: Expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific, Shine International has opened an office in Singapore, tapping Jeeyoung Lee to serve as the director for North and Southeast Asia.  Lee joins from Viacom International Media Networks, where she’s been working in international program sales. Lee also previously worked at CJ ...

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MP & Silva Scores Asian Rights for English Football

SINGAPORE: MP & Silva has acquired the Capital One Cup, formerly known as Carling Cup, and Football League rights across Asia for the next five seasons until 2017. The deal covers all Asian territories, with the potential reach of more than 110 million households. With the addition of this new rights ...

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Celestial Classic Movies Expands Carriage

HONG KONG: Celestial Tiger Entertainment has secured carriage for the Celestial Classic Movies channel on Indovision and OkeVision, the branded services of PT MNC Sky Vision, Indonesia’s largest DTH operator. To celebrate the launch event, Celestial brought legendary actor Ti Lung for his first visit to Jakarta. Lung has been ...

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MyChinaChannel Gets New Senior Management

SINGAPORE: MyChinaChannel has appointed Wayne Chou as its new CEO and Terry Mak as COO as it gears up to launch its own premium linear and new-media channels. Chou and Mak will work together with Melvin Ang, the founder and executive director of MyChinaChannel, to accelerate the plan of having ...

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FremantleMedia Australia Appoints GM for Spring

SYDNEY: FremantleMedia Australia has hired Zara Curtis, who’s been serving as the commercial director at NewsLifeMedia, as the general manager of its content-creation division Spring. Curtis takes up the post in mid-July. Prior to NewsLifeMedia, Curtis was at ACP for more than 10 years, holding a number of senior sales ...

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Sony Ups Stake in Indian TV Operations

MUMBAI/CULVER CITY: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has inked a deal to up its ownership of Multi Screen Media Private Limited (MSM)—which operates the Sony Entertainment Television (SET) and MAX channel brands in India—to just over 94 percent. SPT is acquiring the 32-percent stake of MSM owned by Grandway Global Holdings Limited ...

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New Carriage for Celestial Tiger Channels

HONG KONG: Celestial Tiger Entertainment has secured five new carriage deals, amounting to a total of 13 channel launches across eight pay-TV platforms since the company’s December 2011 launch. In Indonesia, the channels join PT MNC Sky Vision, PT Mega Media and Topas TV. In the Philippines, carriage has been ...

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