Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Top Stories

Placeholder

CASBAA Convention to Take Place Under the Theme ‘Making Waves’

July 21, 2015

HONG KONG: This year’s CASBAA Convention is shining a light on the changes being experienced in the TV industry, under the theme "Making Waves," with a lineup of speakers that includes China Media Capital's Li Ruigang and Virgin Media's Tom Mockridge. Taking place October 26 to 28, CASBAA will explore …

Placeholder

India’s Videocon d2h Adds to HD Lineup

July 21, 2015

MUMBAI: The English-language channels STAR Movies Select HD and FOX Life HD have joined the lineup of India's Videocon d2h. With the addition of STAR Movies Select HD and FOX Life HD, the Indian DTH service now has a total of 37 high-definition channels. Videocon d2h plans to continue to …

Placeholder

ABS-CBN Launches Filipino MCN Chicken Pork Adobo

July 22, 2015

MANILA: The Philippines’ ABS-CBN has launched its own multichannel network, Chicken Pork Adobo, featuring 90 content creators. The MCN’s lineup features digital stars whose channels on YouTube tackle a variety of topics, among them toys, fashion, comedy, music and lifestyle. Chicken Pork Adobo is meant to help online content creators …

Placeholder

FremantleMedia Makes Senior Creative Appointments in Asia

July 22, 2015

SINGAPORE: FremantleMedia has finalized three senior executive appointments in key Asian markets, effective immediately. Glenn Sims, an award-winning producer and currently the senior VP of content and production for FremantleMedia’s Indonesian operations, has been appointed as the director of creative content, responsible for the creative output and sales for the …

Placeholder

Government Report: Piracy Still Rampant in Australia

July 22, 2015

SYDNEY: New research conducted by the Australian and British governments is shining a light on the wide scope of Oz's online piracy issue, finding that nearly half of the Australians interviewed had consumed at least one illegal file, compared to a fifth in the U.K. The report, carried out by …

Placeholder

BBC Earth Set for Asia

July 22, 2015

SINGAPORE: The rollout of BBC Worldwide's new premium factual channel BBC Earth continues, with Asia as the latest market added to its roster. The channel, which is a rebrand of BBC Knowledge, will make its debut in Asia on October 3. The following day, the network will premiere Shark, which …

Placeholder

RTL CBS Extreme HD Lines Up Magic Marathon

July 22, 2015

SINGAPORE: Later this month, RTL CBS Extreme HD is slated to air Magic Watchathon, a 12-hour programming block featuring content led by such renowned illusionists as Criss Angel, Cosentino, Dynamo and Troy. The Magic Watchathon will kick off at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 31, which is International Magic Day. …

Placeholder

Singtel TV Launching Pair of New Sports Channels

July 23, 2015

SINGAPORE: As of tomorrow, Singtel TV will begin offering two more sports channels, Eleven and Eleven Sports, available for a free preview until August 23. Focused on football, Eleven will air extensive live HD coverage of the top European leagues and cup competitions. The channel will provide premier picks of …

Placeholder

ATF & ScreenSingapore Return in December

July 23, 2015

SINGAPORE: Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and ScreenSingapore will return to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands this December 1 to 4. This year's ATF will feature Formats@ATF, where participants will learn to create and develop market ideas with industry format experts, as well as Junior@ATF, which will cover a wider …

Placeholder

Kickstarter Campaign Launching for Sitcom Wok in Progress

July 24, 2015

BEIJING: After self-financing the pilot, the creators of the bilingual sitcom Wok in Progress are gearing up to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund the rest of the production. Show creators Murray Clive Walker and Victor Muh, along with producer Ad Valorem International, are due to kick off the crowd-funding …