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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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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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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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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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New Reality Commission for BBC Worldwide Productions India

MUMBAI: BBC Worldwide Productions in India has been tapped to produce a new reality series, My Big Decision, for the youth-skewed Channel [v]. A Love Productions format that is licensed internationally by BBC Worldwide, My Big Decision follows young people as they go on journeys of self-discovery. Each episode focuses on a ...

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New Director of TV & Online at SBS Australia

SYDNEY: Tony Iffland, who is currently the general manager of BBC Worldwide Australia, is joining SBS in April as the director of television and online content. Iffland will be responsible for SBS’s content strategy. His tasks include commissioning and acquiring content for the free-to-air channels as well as sports broadcasting. He ...

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A&E Scores Carriage on FOXTEL

NEW YORK/SYDNEY: A&E Network is to launch in Australia on FOXTEL on February 16. The factual entertainment channel is the latest from A+E Networks to be offered by the FOXTEL Channels Group, which also operates HISTORY, Crime & Investigation Network and BIO in Australia. A&E in the region will feature ...

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