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Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Appoints Research VP

SINGAPORE: Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP) has appointed Julie Petersen to the role of VP of research, based in Singapore. Reporting to Kevin Dickie, the senior VP of content group, Petersen will head up the research department for DNAP in the Asia Pacific. Petersen will oversee all broadcast, marketing, brand and ...

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StarHub Enhances Hindi-Language Lineup

SINGAPORE: Singaporean cable platform StarHub is adding two new Hindi-language channels to its lineup, Channel [V] India and EROS Bollywood On Demand, effective January 31. Channel [V] India will be packaged with Star Gold to form the STAR Hindi Movies & Music Pack. EROS Bollywood On Demand will be offered ...

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Sony’s ONE Heads to Australia

SINGAPORE: Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia has closed a distribution deal with FetchTV in Australia for the ONE channel. Beginning January 15, the ONE became the first wholly-owned Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia channel to land carriage in Australia. ONE is now available through FetchTV ISP partners iiNet, Internode, Westnet, ...

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Fashion Star to Premiere Across Asia

NEW YORK: Fashion Star, which was the focus of this morning’s Coffee With session at NATPE, will premiere across 20 countries in Asia on Diva Universal this spring, following the series’ March debut on NBC in the U.S.  The ten-episode series is hosted and executive produced by Elle Macpherson, who is joined ...

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New Licensees for Care Bears in Taiwan

NEW YORK: American Greetings Properties (AGP) and its licensing agent Medialink have signed on new licensees for Care Bears in Taiwan. Stage Co. and Mego International Promotion Co. are now new licensees in the region. Stage Co. will produce messenger bags, backpacks, tote bags, cosmetic pouches and coin purses that ...

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Cartoon Network Asia Lines Up HD Feed

HONG KONG: Cartoon Network is launching a high-definition feed in Asia, with SKYcable in the Philippines as the first affiliate to add the channel to its HD premium pack. Available in the Philippines beginning January 20, Cartoon Network HD will feature The Amazing World of Gumball, Tom & Jerry, The Looney ...

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Sky News HD Joins StarHub Lineup

SINGAPORE: The launch of Sky News HD on StarHub on January 17 marks the first high-definition news channel to transmit in Singapore. The service will broadcast live video feeds from developing stories, graphics that enhance coverage and real-time text analysis from Sky News correspondents during live speeches and events. The channel ...

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BBC Worldwide Names Channels Director for Australia

SYDNEY/LONDON: BBC Worldwide has appointed Deirdre Brennan as the general manager and director of channels and branded services for Australasia. Brennan is currently the director of TV for BBC Worldwide Australia. In her new role, she will be responsible for the growth and development of the local channel portfolio, which includes ...

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Ex-Sony Asia Chief Joins Celestial Tiger Entertainment

HONG KONG: Celestial Tiger Entertainment has hired Todd Miller, who spent 17 years working at Sony Pictures Television in Asia, to serve as its president and COO. Celestial Tiger Entertainment was launched last month by Celestial Pictures, Saban Capital Group and Lionsgate. Million has been tapped to lead the company ...

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BIG CBS to Launch Punjabi Channel

MUMBAI: Marking the fourth channel to come from the joint venture between Reliance Broadcast Network and CBS Studios International, Spark Punjabi is launching on January 14. The BIG CBS JV has already launched BIG CBS Prime, BIG CBS Love and BIG CBS Spark. Now, Spark Punjabi is positioned as the first ...

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