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MP & Silva Scores Further Rights to La Liga in Asia

SINGAPORE: MP & Silva has signed a deal with the Sociedad General de Produccion y Explotacion de Contenidos S.I. to distribute the rights of La Liga Spanish football in Vietnam until 2015. MP & Silva will be the exclusive distributor of three seasons of La Liga in Vietnam across all ...

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Australia’s Seven Network Gets New CEO

SYDNEY: Tim Worner, Seven Network’s long-time head of programming, has been elevated to CEO of the Australian network. David Leckie, who has been Seven’s CEO, is now CEO of the network’s parent company, Seven West Media. Worner reports to him in the new role. Leckie previously indicated plans to retire ...

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HBO Asia Ramps Up Movie Offerings

SINGAPORE: HBO Asia is adding movies from The Walt Disney Company, including Muppets Christmas Carol, and Tanweer Films to its lineup for 2012. HBO Asia subscribers will have access to Disney titles such as Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting and The Talented Mr. Ripley, in the new year. The ...

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New Pitching Event to Be Held in Japan

TOKYO: The Tokyo TV Forum (TTVF), a new three-day pitching event in Japan, is launching on December 12, with a total of 21 projects to be presented to 20 commissioning editors and other experts from around the world. Almost 60 proposals were submitted to present to the panel for the ...

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ATF Sets Expansion Plans

SINGAPORE: Anne de Kerckhove, director of Reed MIDEM’s entertainment division, was in Singapore today to announce the organization’s investment in enhancing the Asia TV Forum, with plans to work closely with its sister office in Singapore, Reed Exhibitions, to bolster the conference program, introduce new networking and content showcases and increase ...

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Top Gear Korea Recommissioned

SINGAPORE: Korea’s XTM has commissioned two additional seasons of its adaptation of the BBC Worldwide hit motoring show Top Gear. Joyce Yeung, senior VP and general manager of sales and distribution Asia at BBC Worldwide, announced the commission for the two additional seasons at Asia TV Forum this week. Kim Jin-Pyo, presenter of ...

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ESS Snags Exclusive Cricket Australia Rights

NEW DELHI: ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) has scored a five-year contract for the exclusive rights to broadcast Cricket Australia’s (CA) international and premium domestic matches across Asia on multiple platforms. Under the agreement, ESPN STAR Sports will broadcast more than 191 days of live international cricket action from Australia, including ...

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ATF Opens with Attendance Up 22 Percent

SINGAPORE: The Asia TV Forum opened here in Singapore today with attendance up 22 percent, according to Reed Exhibitions, with almost 3,500 participants from more than 950 companies. Taking place today through Friday at a new venue, the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, ATF 2011 is at an all-time high participation ...

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The AP & Metan Form Partnership for Chinese Market

LONDON: The Associated Press and Metan Development Group are collaborating to provide entertainment programming for Mandarin-speaking audiences. Metan is to produce short- and long-form AP entertainment content in Mandarin for multiple platforms. Metan will develop original programming using AP content. Metan will also handle the distribution of the content throughout ...

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Malaysian Contingent Strengthens Presence at ATF

SINGAPORE: The official contingent of Malaysia has doubled its presence at the Asia TV Forum from 2010 to 2011, with a record of more than 60 companies currently on hand at the exhibition and conference. Datuk MD Afendi Datuk Hamdan, the chairman of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) ...

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