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MediaCorp Establishes Digital Group

June 29, 2015

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp has set up a dedicated digital group to focus on online products and services, to be led by Shane Mitchell. Mitchell will lead the group as chief digital office, reporting to CEO Shaun Seow. The digital group will be integrated as one of six in MediaCorp's organizational structure. …

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Asian OTT Service iflix Scores Content Deals with MGM, Paramount, Starz

June 30, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The Southeast Asian internet TV service iflix is building up its catalogue through new content deals signed with Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), in addition to scoring titles from Starz Digital. With MGM, iflix is picking up a package of TV series and films. This includes classic franchises …

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Viacom18 Preps English-Language Network

July 1, 2015

MUMBAI: Viacom18 is expanding its Colors brand beyond the Hindi-language general-entertainment space with the launch of the English-language service Colors Infinity. Colors Infinity and its sister HD channel will be available across DTH and cable platforms, parent company Viacom18 says. Content is being licensed from Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, …

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Singtel Expands Channel Offering

July 1, 2015

SINGAPORE: Singaporean IPTV platform Singtel TV has added 18 channels to its lineup, including the Discovery Networks Asia Pacific factual portfolio, ITV Choice and a number of services from India and the Philippines. Singtel TV has eight Discovery channels on offer, with seven in HD: Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Discovery …

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China’s Anhui TV Goes for Third Season of Supernanny

July 1, 2015

SHANGHAI/LONDON: Chinese satellite broadcaster Anhui TV has commissioned IPCN to produce a third season of the reality TV format Supernanny. That show’s first two seasons originally aired on CCTV2. The new 26×35-minute run, the first broadcast on Anhui TV, will be spaced out across six months. In the series, four …

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New Channels Director for BBC Worldwide ANZ

July 6, 2015

SYDNEY: BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has appointed Tim Christlieb as the company's director of channels. In his new post, Christlieb will oversee the programming and acquisitions strategy across BBC Worldwide ANZ's catalogue of locally managed channels, including BBC First, BBC UKTV, BBC Knowledge, BBC CBeebies in Australia, …

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Presto Adds BBC Worldwide Docs to SVOD Service

July 6, 2015

SYDNEY: BBC Worldwide titles are joining Presto’s SVOD service, with a package featuring nearly 100 hours of documentaries from BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Presto picked up SVOD rights to a variety of titles that will be available to stream on-demand for Presto TV and Presto Entertainment bundle …

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Pioneer Productions in South Korean JV

July 8, 2015

LONDON/SEOUL: Tinopolis Group's Pioneer Productions has teamed up with South Korea's PAAN Media to form Buzz Media, a joint-venture production company. Based in Seoul, the new prodco will develop and produce a variety of factual programming for U.K., Korean and international broadcasters. Content will include 4K natural-history and science titles, …

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Report Forecasts Surge in Asian SVOD Homes

July 9, 2015

LONDON: There will be 68.83 million SVOD homes across the Asia Pacific by 2020, Digital TV Research indicates in a new report, four times the 17.1 million in the region last year. Asia Pacific OTT TV & Video Forecasts says that Japan will remain the region's biggest SVOD territory, with …