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17 October, 2017BBC Worldwide signs Blue Planet II co-production deal with Tencent in China

BBC Worldwide has announced a co-production deal with Tencent, the leading internet value added services provider in China, for Blue Planet II, the BBC’s landmark natural history series this year. The agreement, sealed at Mipcom, was signed by Lexian Zhu, Deputy Director of Tencent Penguin Pictures Documentary Studio and David Weiland, EVP Asia, BBC Worldwide Asia. It was witnessed by…

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17 October, 2017Eurochannel upgrades to HD at Eutelsat’s key video neighbourhood at 16° East

Miami, Paris, 16 October 2017 – Eurochannel, the international channel dedicated to high-quality European films and series, today announced from MIPCOM in Cannes its upgrade from Standard to High Definition (HD) with Eutelsat. Already a direct customer of Eutelsat for the last five years, the channel is now expanding its capacity on thehigh-power EUTELSAT 16A satellite to launch its HD…

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17 October, 2017VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS NAMES ASIF ALI AS DIRECTOR, AFFILIATE SALES, SOUTHEAST ASIA

SINGAPORE, 16 OCTOBER 2017 – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) today announced the appointment of Asif Ali as Director, Affiliate Sales, Southeast Asia. In this role, Asif is responsible for leading and growing channel and content distribution across linear and digital platforms in the Southeast Asian region for the Viacom brands – MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel…

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13 October, 2017Eutelsat consolidates its presence in Middle East with the acquisition of NOORSAT

Eutelsat Corporate – Oct 13, 2017 10:28 CEST Paris, 13 October 2017 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) has acquired NOORSAT, one of the leading satellite service providers in the Middle East, from Bahrain’s Orbit Holding Group. Established in 2004, NOORSAT is the premier distributor of Eutelsat capacity in the Middle East, serving blue-chip customers and providing services for…

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11 October, 2017APT Satellite Executive Director and President Cheng Guangren Accepts APSCC ‘Satellite Executive of the Year’ Award

Tokyo, 10 Oct 2017 – Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) announced today that it named Mr.Cheng Guangren as the ‘Satellite Executive of the Year’. APSCC is the largest and most influential organization in satellite industry in Asia Pacific. Its Award Committee is the leading international awards organization honoring outstanding organizations and individuals for their collaboration, guidance, support and contribution to…

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9 October, 2017ZEEL to expand its television music portfolio by acquiring 100% shareholding of 9X Media Private Limited and its subsidiaries

Mumbai, October 6, 2017: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (“ZEEL”) (BSE: 505537, NSE: ZEEL.EQ) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 9X Media Pvt Ltd and its subsidiaries from New Silk Route and other shareholders for an all cash consideration of Rs. 1,600 million. 9X Media, along with its subsidiaries, operates a bouquet of six music…

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6 October, 2017Small Screen’s Big Delight: Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival 2017 brings hidden gems of Cinema Closer to TV Viewers

Judicious mix of critically acclaimed, award winning masterpieces as well as fresh, never seen before content Brings India’s finest Film Festival experience exclusively to TV Mumbai, 4 October 2017: Here’s some pleasant news to kick start the festive season from Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution platform known for launching interactive services specially customized for the Indian market. It’s time…

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6 October, 2017STAR INDIA, TED & SHAH RUKH KHAN COME TOGETHER TO INTRODUCE ‘IDEAS WORTH SPREADING’ WITH ‘TED TALKS INDIA NAYI SOCH’

Mumbai, October 5, 2017: Challenging the grammar of conventional entertainment and inspiring Nayi Soch, Star India brings in yet another disruption with ‘TED Talks India Nayi Soch’ on Star Plus hosted by Shah Rukh Khan. In a global first collaboration that will make the transformative power of ideas easily accessible to audiences across India, Star Plus unites with TED –…

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27 September, 2017TNT SERIE ORIGINAL 4 BLOCKS COMING SOON ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO WORLDWIDE

Shooting for Season 2 scheduled for early in 2018, broadcast in 2018 Produced by TNT Serie and Wiedemann & Berg Television HONG KONG: 26 September, 2017 – From Berlin-Neukölln out into the world! More than 1.5 million viewers watched the Hamady clan’s battle for control of their 4 Blocks in the award-winning TNT Serie Original. Now the Berlin gangster drama…

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27 September, 2017AsiaSat 9 Set for Launch from Baikonur on September 29

Hong Kong, 26 September 2017 – AsiaSat 9, the most powerful satellite from Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator is set for launch at 00:52:16 Baikonur time on September 29 (02:52:16 Hong Kong Time September 29; 18:52:16 GMT September 28) by an ILS Proton Breeze M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. This next generation satellite,…

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27 September, 2017VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS TO LAUNCH FIRST BET CHANNEL IN ASIA

BET Is Now Available in South Korea via Linear TV and OTT through a Collaboration with SK Broadband SEOUL / SINGAPORE, September 26, 2017 – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) today announced the launch of the first BET Channel in Asia, through a partnership with SK Broadband (SK), a major Pay-TV operator in South Korea with 4.2 million subscribers. BET…

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25 September, 2017Tata Sky score big with a new sports-viewing experience

Star Sports offers Tata Sky subscribers the ‘Star Sports Select Experience’ with never-seen-before innovation in sports viewing on Premier League 23 September 2017: Pushing the boundaries of innovation in sports viewing, this Sports season Tata Sky and Star Sports launched the ‘Star Sports Select Experience’ with the Premier League. This service promises to take the fans straight to the heart…

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22 September, 2017MPA: A BROAD RECALIBRATION HAS BEGUN IN ASIA PACIFIC PAY-TV

Stakeholders adjust to competitive realities, and a more uncertain outlook MPA analysts forecast 5.0% average annual growth from 2017 to 2022 (HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017) A broad recalibration in Asia Pacific pay-TV, triggered by the growth of broadband, has begun, according to Asia Pacific Pay-TV Distribution, a new report covering 17 markets in the region published today by leading…

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20 September, 2017BBC format, Stupid Man, Smart Phone is India-bound

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 BBC Worldwide today announced a format deal with India network Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. (Viacom18), to bring the factual entertainment format Stupid Man, Smart Phone to India. The format, which makes its first appearance in Asia via India, will be localised and produced by BBC Worldwide India. It will premiere on 20 September on Viacom18’s Video-on-Demand…

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20 September, 2017Zee News Press Release

New Delhi, 19th September 2017 An FIR No. 240 of 2012 was registered at Police Station Crime Branch, District Crime and Railway, on the basis of a complaint filed by M/s Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) whereby it was alleged that defamatory material was telecast at ZEE News Channel against JSPL and when JSPL officials approached and met Zee…

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19 September, 2017beIN MENA Selects Irdeto for Conditional Access Technology and Security Services

Irdeto will secure premium live sports and entertainment content throughout the region IBC AMSTERDAM, 19 September 2017 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, today announced details of a new three year deal with beIN, the dominant sports and entertainment broadcaster in the region. Building on a long term relationship with Irdeto, beIN will be using Irdeto’s world-leading…

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18 September, 2017VIVACOM picks EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite for broadcast clients in Africa

Eutelsat Corporate – Sep 16, 2017 15:19 CEST Amsterdam, Paris, 16 September 2017 – VIVACOM, the leading provider of telecom services in Bulgaria, today announced at IBC in Amsterdam the signature of a multi-year contract with Eutelsat for C-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite in order to expand its video business in Africa. VIVACOM’s ambition is to…

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18 September, 2017HBO Wins 29 Primetime Emmy® Awards: BIG LITTLE LIES Leads All HBO Programming With 8 Wins

BIG LITTLE LIES Leads All HBO Programming With 8 Wins Including Outstanding Limited Series While THE NIGHT OF And VEEP Each Wins 5 Emmys® Please download high res images here SINGAPORE, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 – HBO dominates the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards with 29 wins, the most of any network for the 16th consecutive year, announced today in Los Angeles.…

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18 September, 2017Tata Sky Appoints Irdeto for Next Generation Over-the-Top Media Services

Irdeto will enable Tata Sky to launch a secure OTT service, supporting a variety of connected devices IBC 2017, AMSTERDAM – 16 September 2017 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, has been selected by Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution platform providing pay TV and over-the-top (OTT) services, to enhance its end-to-end solution for OTT services. Tata…

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18 September, 2017APT Satellite and Telekom Austria Group to promote 4K TV on APSTAR-7 Satellite

Amsterdam, 15 September 2017 – APT Satellite Company Limited (APT Satellite) and Telekom Austria Group inked a satellite capacity agreement to broadcast channels from the APSTAR-7 satellite at 76.5E. After a couple of months test run on APSTAR-7 satellite, a bouquet of 13 channels including a 4K channel using HEVC encoding started broadcasting on APSTAR-7, being uplinked by Telekom Austria…

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