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Asian Broadcasters Take Bomanbridge Docs

July 9, 2015

SINGAPORE: Bomanbridge Media has sold several wildlife and nature shows, including Animal Atlas and Cheetahs of the Deep, in South Korea, Thailand and Brunei. Radio Television Brunei picked up Turf War and Animal Atlas, while EBS South Korea signed a deal for Shark Junction. OBS Korea acquired Year in the Wild, …

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Discovery Appoints AsiaPac Head

July 9, 2015

LONDON/SINGAPORE: Arthur Bastings has been tapped as the new president and managing director of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP), succeeding Arjan Hoekstra, who exited the post earlier this year. Bastings was most recently with international telco Millicom. He previously worked at Discovery, leading its operations in EMEA, and spent several years …

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Videocon d2h Establishes Executive Ad Sales Team

July 10, 2015

MUMBAI: Indian DTH service Videocon d2h has formed a new executive advertising team that will be led by Indian media sales experts in an effort to add new targeted opportunities for its platform. The advertising initiative, which will target inventory opps on the Videocon d2h platform, follows positive feedback from …

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FremantleMedia Names China CEO

July 14, 2015

SINGAPORE: Vivian Yin is joining FremantleMedia as CEO of its business in China, based in Shanghai, following several years at Star China. Yin was most recently chief representative and VP of production at Star China. At FremantleMedia, she will look to further expand the company's activities in China, reporting to …

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Deputy GM Named at Star China

July 14, 2015

SHANGHAI: Star China Media has promoted Iris Xia to deputy general manager and renewed its association with Michel Rodrigue's The Format People. Xia replaces Vivian Yin, who has joined FremantleMedia China as CEO. She has been with the company for more than a decade, sourcing content from the global market …

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New Family Feud Brand Extensions in Oz

July 15, 2015

SYDNEY: FremantleMedia Australia has signed two new deals for Family Feud that see the brand extended into puzzle books and instant lottery scratch tickets. Through a publishing deal with Bauer Media Books, Family Feud will be available as Word Hunt books, sold in newsagents and bookstores in Australia starting in …

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iflix Scores Malaysian Content from Primeworks

July 17, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The Southeast Asian internet TV service iflix has secured a package of Malaysian TV shows and movies from Media Prima Berhad's Primeworks Distribution.  The volume deal includes popular Malay dramas such as Setia Hujung Nyawa and Ariana Rose. Also part of the pact are Primeworks Distribution’s hit comedy …

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TLC, Discovery Turbo Set for New Zealand

July 20, 2015

AUCKLAND: Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific is bringing the TLC and Discovery Turbo channels into New Zealand via Sky. There are already localized versions of the global brands Discovery Channel and Animal Planet in New Zealand, as well as the local lifestyle channels Food TV and Living Channel. TLC joins the Sky …

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China’s Letv Sports Scores Slew of Live Football Matches

July 20, 2015

BEIJING: China's Letv Sports has signed a long-term agreement with MP & Silva that includes more than 1,800 hours of live premium football matches per season. The partnership includes the Italian Serie A TIM, French Ligue 1, The Emirates FA Cup, Sky Bet Football League Championship, Capital One Cup, Scottish …

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SBS’s Tony Iffland Joins ABC Commercial

July 20, 2015

SYDNEY: ABC Commercial has appointed Tony Iffland as general manager of ABC Content Sales, effective today. In his new role, Iffland will contribute to ABC Commercial’s content sales business, leading the ABC Content Sales team in internationally distributing its slate of ABC-commissioned and independently acquired content across all genres, namely …