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28 June, 2017TELCOM Satellites TV to Launch a New DTH Platform with ABS-3A at 3°W in Nigeria

Bermuda and Hong Kong, 28th June 2017 – ABS and Telcom Satellites TV (TSTV) signed a multi-transponder agreement to deliver a Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcast service into Nigeria on ABS-3A. The new platform is scheduled to be launched on 25th July 2017 and will be distributed on ABS-3A satellite, Africa beam which is located at the prime video neighborhood of 3°W.…

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28 June, 2017A+E NETWORKS® ASIA ORIGINAL SERIES CELEBRITY CAR WARS RETURNS TO HISTORY® WITH A NEW LINE UP OF STARS

28 June 2017, Singapore – A+E Networks® Asia announced today that production has commenced for the second season of automotive reality entertainment series, Celebrity Car Wars for HISTORY Asia. Produced by Emmy-winning activeTV and sponsored by Caltex, Celebrity Car Wars won the Gold award for “Best Idea – Content Marketing” at the MARKies Awards earlier this year. Celebrity Car Wars…

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28 June, 2017BBC Pashto adds arts to its TV offer

The BBC Pashto flagship TV programme, BBC Naray Da Wakht (BBC World Right Now), is launching a weekly arts supplement. From Saturday 1 July 2017, the weekly slot, Hunary Shabay (Art Moments), will focus on art and literary news from Afghanistan, Pakistan and from around the world. BBC Pashto TV Editor, Emal Pasarly, commented: “The region has a vibrant and…

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22 June, 2017NEW GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7 CHARACTER POSTERS UNVEILED

Fans On Twitter Are Also Able To Unlock The Posters Using #WinterIsHere Together With An Emoji Specific To Each Character Watch the new trailer of Game of Thrones Season 7 here Watch the Asia-exclusive interviews with Game of Thrones Season 7 cast here Download the official character posters of Game of Thrones Season 7 here Download the official animated character…

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22 June, 2017TURNER ASIA PACIFIC MAKES INVESTMENT IN LEADING VIETNAMESE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, POPS WORLDWIDE

HONG KONG (June 22, 2017) – Turner Asia Pacific has announced an investment in POPS Worldwide (POPS) which sees Turner take a significant minority stake in the leading Vietnamese digital media and creator network. This investment represents an opportunity for Turner to participate in the rapid growth of one of Asia’s most successful digital entertainment companies, reaching new audiences and…

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22 June, 2017New GAME OF THRONES Season 7 trailer released globally

Interviews With Cast Also Released Online Exclusively In Asia Watch the new trailer of Game of Thrones Season 7 here Watch the Asia-exclusive interviews with Game of Thrones Season 7 cast here Download new images from Game of Thrones Season 7 here SINGAPORE, JUNE 22, 2017 – As anticipation intensifies with the premiere of GAME OF THRONES (#GameofThrones) Season 7…

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22 June, 2017AXN Discovers Mesmerizing Talent During the Casting for Asia’s Got Talent

SINGAPORE (June 22, 2017) Head spinning, death-defying, magical and breath-taking: aspiring stars emerged from all corners of Asia in May as AXN’s producers embarked on their search to discover the next generation of super stars for Asia’s Got Talent. The leading entertainment giant held open auditions in six major cities including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Bangkok, Taipei and Jakarta. Over…

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21 June, 2017ASTRO LAUNCHES BLAZE DIGITAL; REPRESENTS 32 DIGITAL BRANDS TO BRING INNOVATIVE DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

21 June 2017, Kuala Lumpur – Blaze Digital, Astro’s digital marketing arm was launched today, offering integrated digital-first solutions for marketers across Astro’s 21 iconic digital brands which include Astro Gempak, top Malay entertainment portal, Astro Awani, Malaysia’s No.1 news portal, Chinese lifestyle portal Xuan and Rojak Daily offering the latest entertainment and lifestyle updates as well as 11 independent…

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21 June, 2017ABS provided Capacity for Live Broadcast of the G7 Summit on ABS-3A

Bermuda and Hong Kong, 20th June 2017 – ABS, a global satellite operator, has signed a capacity contract for occasional use (OU) on the ABS-3A European beam for the recent G7 summit in Sicily for the host broadcaster. Italy hosted the annual meeting of seven of the world’s biggest industrialized economies (G7) in Sicily held in late May of this…

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19 June, 2017TOUR DE PHARMACY AN HBO SPECIAL PRESENTATION ABOUT THE DARKEST EVENT IN CYCLING HISTORY DEBUTS JULY 9 EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

Watch trailer here SINGAPORE, JUNE 19, 2017 – In 1982, during a dark and fictitious time in cycling history, the sport’s most venerable, time-honored race was marred by the doping of virtually all of its competitors. Riddled with nefarious characters, that year’s competition was a hornet’s nest of moral depravity. Through the perspective of five riders, TOUR DE PHARMACY gives…

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16 June, 2017BBC Learning English launches content for Thai audience

BBC Learning English has launched special content for Thai-speaking learners. BBC Learning English – Thai is now live on the BBC Learning English website as well as Facebook and Instagram channels. BBC Thai features selected material on its Facebook page and other social-media channels. BBC Learning English – Thai includes weekly video and audio clips for learners at beginner and…

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15 June, 2017HBO ASIA APPOINTS JESSICA KAM AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR HBO ASIA ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS

SINGAPORE, 15 JUNE 2017 – HBO Asia is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jessica Kam (甘蕙茵) as their new Senior Vice President for HBO Asia Original Productions where she will be responsible for all aspects of the network’s productions of all HBO Asia Originals. A senior TV executive and film producer with over twenty years of experience in…

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13 June, 2017Star India launches its corporate website, inspires India to Imagine more…

www.startv.com to narrate Star India’s incredible stories of change and elicit bold new ideas Mumbai, 13 June 2017: Star India, one of the nation’s leading media conglomerates, has been on a mission to not just entertain India, but also bring about social change through its thought-provoking programming. From innovating entertainment, promoting gender equality, creating a multi-sport culture to shaping the…

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12 June, 2017The Go Jetters Jet to China for Children’s Day

On 1 June, the Go Jetters jetted to China with their teacher Ubercorn to celebrate Children’s Day. As part of the Children’s Day Gala 2017 organised by state broadcaster China Central Television’s children’s channel (CCTV-14), the four plucky heroes Xuli, Kyan, Lars and Foz and mentor Ubercorn danced in a character parade and took part in a live-stream interview. The…

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12 June, 2017ASTRO AND KARANGKRAF FORM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO CREATE AND DISTRIBUTE CONTENT IPs ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS

JV Co to focus on creating and monetising content verticals in Malaysia and Nusantara 9 June 2017, Kuala Lumpur – Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (“Astro”) and Kumpulan Media Karangkraf Sdn Bhd (‘Karangkraf”) today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to form a joint venture company (“JV Co”) for the creation and monetisation of content verticals in Malaysia and the…

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12 June, 2017CINEMAX PICKS UP DRAMA SERIES WARRIOR INSPIRED BY MARTIAL ARTS LEGEND BRUCE LEE

Producers Of The Action-Packed Series Include Taiwanese-American Justin Lin (The Fast And The Furious movies) and Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee SINGAPORE, 12 JUNE 2017 – CINEMAX has picked up the straight-to-series drama WARRIOR. Starting production on its ten-episode season this fall in Cape Town, South Africa, the action-packed series will premiere on CINEMAX in Asia. The show is…

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12 June, 2017CNN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL EXPANDS ITS TEAM WITH TWO NEW APPOINTMENTS IN ASIA PACIFIC

CNN International Commercial announces two new appointments in the Asia Pacific region, welcoming Delilah Chan as Sales Director, Southeast Asia, and Zab Ali as Digital Director, North Asia. With 18 years of experience working and leading teams across South East Asia, Chan will oversee CNN’s Advertising Sales team based in Singapore. In this role, she will develop strategic partnerships and…

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9 June, 2017Tribe expands into Singapore

Tribe is now available in three markets with more than 1 million downloads 9 June 2017, Kuala Lumpur – Tribe, the Astro Malaysia owned online video service provider, available in Indonesia and the Philippines, is pleased to announce its third market, Singapore in partnership with Singtel, Singapore’s largest telecommunications company. Singtel’s OTT video portal app – Cast – will carry…

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8 June, 2017CNN International Commercial transforms insight and AI capabilities through creation of Audiences and Data group

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) is investing in industry-leading data insight, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities as it evolves the way that advertisers can partner with CNN for pan regional TV and digital campaigns that are fully accountable, regardless of the platform. These capabilities reflect the way that CNN now works with advertisers on pre-dominantly multiplatform brand solutions in a…

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7 June, 2017NEW ORIGINAL SERIES ROOM 104 DEBUTS ON JULY 29 EXCLUSIVELY ON CINEMAX SAME TIME AS THE U.S.

The Twelve-Episode Series Will Also Be Streaming On HBO GO. SINGAPORE, 12 MAY 2017 – HBO’s new original series produced by the Duplass Brothers, ROOM 104, has been set to debut same time as the U.S. on Saturday July 29 at 11.30am (SIN), with a same day primetime encore at 10pm (SIN), exclusively on CINEMAX. The series will also be…

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