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ESPN & MSM Launch Co-branded Platforms in India, Subcontinent

October 7, 2015

MUMBAI/BANGALORE: Multi Screen Media (MSM) and ESPN have entered a long-term agreement to create co-branded TV and digital platforms serving sports fans in India and the Indian subcontinent. The two companies will bring new offerings to Indian sports fans, including the new Sony ESPN sports channel and a new multisport …

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Streamy Awards to Be Localized for South Asia

October 8, 2015

CANNES: A localized version of the Streamy Awards, which honor the best in online video, has been set for India and South Asia through a partnership between dick clark productions, Tubefilter and Culture Machine. The show will be developed for audiences in territories including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and …

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Magine TV to Power Thai OTT Platform

October 8, 2015

CANNES: Swedish OTT platform Magine TV is set to enter the Asian mobile TV market via a pact with Thai cable network CTH. Through the partnership, Magine TV will power CTH’s OTT offering on its cloud service, allowing for the distribution of CTH’s entertainment and sports channel packages across all …

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Foxtel Arts Slates Mezzo Live HD Branded Block

October 8, 2015

CANNES: Lagardère Active and Lightning International have unveiled a new carriage deal that sees the music channel Mezzo Live HD launching as a daily four-hour branded block on Foxtel Arts. Beginning November 2, Mezzo Live HD will be rebroadcast live on Foxtel Arts every weekday from noon to 4 p.m. …

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App for the Malaysian Creative Industry Launched at MIPCOM

October 8, 2015

CANNES: Malaysia's National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) and the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) have created Kr8tif Express, a digital app that provides the latest information on the country's feature films, TV, animation, games, music, licensing, publishing and more, as well as industry insights. The app was revealed …

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148 Submissions for ScreenSingapore’s SAFF Project Market

October 12, 2015

SINGAPORE: The first edition of the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market, launching at this year's ScreenSingapore, has received a total of 148 project submissions from 22 countries. The SAFF Project Market, organized in partnership with ScreenSingapore, the Southeast Asia Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA) and Ties That Bind, is meant …

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Lionsgate Content Heading to China’s iQIYI

October 12, 2015

SANTA MONICA/BEIJING: A string of U.S. blockbusters such as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and Allegiant are scheduled to launch on Chinese online video platform iQIYI following a deal with Lionsgate. As part of the long-term output deal, iQIYI will have an exclusive SVOD and TVOD window for …

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Report: Video Viewing on Digital Screens Outpaces TV in China

October 14, 2015

BEIJING: In China, multiscreen users are spending significantly more time watching video on digital screens than watching TV, according to a new report from Millward Brown. The AdReaction: Video Creative in a Digital World report finds that China's video habits are significantly ahead of those in the rest of the …

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China’s iQIYI Investing in 40-Plus New Shows for 2016

October 15, 2015

BEIJING: The Chinese online video service iQIYI is planning to purchase or produce more than 40 new shows in 2016, committing around 50 percent of its budget for the full year to this effort. The service currently has more than 500 million users and 5 million paid subscribers. It boasts …

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New Carriage for RTL CBS Entertainment HD, RTL CBS Extreme HD

October 15, 2015

HONG KONG: RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD have been added to the channel lineup of Letv in Hong Kong. The launch of RTL CBS Entertainment HD channel on Letv brings with it such series as Limitless and new seasons of Scorpion and Elementary. The channel also …