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ATF Buyer Profile: GMA’s Roxanne Barcelona

PREMIUM: GMA Worldwide’s Roxanne Barcelona will be seeking out animation, Korean drama, natural-history titles and movies at the ATF, as well as current-affairs docs.   What have been some of your most successful acquisitions recently? For GMA-7, the main channel, we have acquired top-rating Korean dramas such as Baker King ...

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Viacom 18 Unveils New Youth-Skewed Network

MUMBAI: Viacom 18 has announced plans to launch its fifth channel in India, Sonic, which bills itself as the "Sci-fi platform for the Wi-Fi Generation." Launching this month, Sonic will target viewers 10 to 17, aiming to bridge the gap between kids and teens. The service will be available in ...

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Video Report: Perspectives on Asia

NEW YORK: Ahead of the Asia TV Forum, World Screen caught up with Zee Group’s Subhash Chandra, FIC’s Ward Platt and BBC Worldwide’s Jana Bennett about how they are building on their businesses in Asia.   brightcove.createExperiences(); This special video report features interviews with Subhash Chandra, the chairman of Zee ...

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ATF Buyer Profile: CJ E&M’s Seung Ae Sohn

PREMIUM: The format market in Korea is “gradually growing,” says Seung Ae Sohn, the head of acquisitions at the broadcasting division of CJ E&M, who buys for a portfolio of 18 channels and recently snapped up Got Talent and Top Gear. What have been some of your most successful acquisitions ...

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Rob Gilby to Serve as Disney’s MD for Southeast Asia

BURBANK: Robert Gilby is taking on the newly created role of managing director for The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, in addition to his current responsibilities as the managing director of Disney Media Distribution Asia Pacific. With his new responsibilities, Gilby is tasked with driving the company’s strategy, coordinating and ...

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CASBAA to Host TV Upfront in Singapore

HONG KONG: CASBAA is staging its inaugural TV Upfront: The Singapore Screenings, a half-day networking and preview event, to take place on December 13 at the Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore. Led by the Asia TV Advertising Coalition (ATAC), the invitation-only presentations will focus on pay TV as an effective promotional ...

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ATF Buyer Profile: SPT’s Yan-Jong Wong

PREMIUM: Yan-Jong Wong at Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia is charged with finding high-quality shows for a diverse bouquet of pan-regional pay-TV channels, among them AXN and SET. Yan-Jong Wong, Vice President, Programming, English Content, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia   What kinds of things are you looking for to ...

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Network18 Appoints New Group CEO

MUMBAI: B. Saikumar has been named as the group CEO of India’s Network18, taking over from Haresh Chawla, who resigned earlier this month. Saikumar had been serving as the group COO, and now takes over responsibility for the strategic and operational management of the Network18 Group. This covers news, web, ...

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