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30 November, 2016CNN to Launch Media Company with Casey Neistat, Matt Hackett and Beme

What is CNN doing with Casey Neistat, Matt Hackett and Beme? We’re launching a new media brand – a standalone company, funded by CNN. We’ve engaged Casey Neistat and Matt Hackett, co-founders of Beme, to build it with us. A perfect marriage of storytelling and technology, Casey will provide the editorial vision and Matt will lead digital innovation. What we’re…

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30 November, 2016A note from Andrew Morse

CNN Digital is in the midst of the most successful year in its history. We’ve shattered records for video views, unique users and page views, across all platforms. We are now reaching more people in more places than we ever have before. But, the digital landscape continues to change, and we must continue to evolve as well, to maintain our position…

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30 November, 2016The new Lifestyle channel TV5MONDE Style HD will be launched on StarHub TV Channel 150 starting on November 30th.

Hong Kong, November 29th, 2016 – Singapore’s leading pay TV operator StarHub TV will add a new TV5MONDE channel to its network by introducing the channel TV5MONDE Style HD as part of the Connoisseur Pack. Featuring seven high definition channels including TV5MONDE Asie HD, the Pack will give customers an inside look at everything from classical music to arthouse films to…

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30 November, 2016Viu achieves 4 million users across Asia in first year of launch Service further expands to the Philippines

PCCW (SEHK:0008) – HONG KONG, November 29, 2016 – PCCW Media’s OTT video service, Viu, has achieved four million unique users just one year after its launch. Reputedly a game-changing video platform for Asian premium content, Viu is launched in the Philippines today as part of its regional expansion, offering viewers easy access to content on the web and on…

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28 November, 2016Second Day Of CASBAA Convention 2016 Focuses On Content, Advertising As Well As Evolving Business Models

Macau, 9th November – Day two of the CASBAA began with nerves on edge as the world awaited the outcome of the US Election. The focus soon turned to the issues at hand for the cable and satellite industry from the new reality for TV on the advertising landscape, the challenges for operators across the region and also content, whether…

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28 November, 2016Marcel Fenez receives CASBAA Chairman’s Award 2016

Marcel Fenez receives CASBAA Chairman’s Award 2016 at the CASBAA Convention Macau, November 09, 2016 – Leading pay-TV and digital media industry Association CASBAA today announced the winner of the prestigious annual CASBAA Chairman’s Award for the “outstanding contribution to the Asia Pacific multi-channel pay-TV industry over the past 12 months”. The CASBAA Chairman’s Award 2016 went to Marcel Fenez,…

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25 November, 2016StarHub TV Raises the Curtain on Brand New Connoisseur Pack

  Singapore, 25 November 2016 – Experience the finer things in life with StarHub TV’s launch of the all-new Connoisseur Pack on 30 November 2016, 11am. Featuring seven high definition channels (including four new channels)–TV5MONDE Style HD (StarHub TV Channel 150), TV5MONDE Asie HD (Ch 152), Stingray Brava HD (Ch 536), Stingray DJAZZ HD (Ch 537), A-List HD (Ch 612), CinemaWorld…

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24 November, 2016China International Broadcasting Network Selects Irdeto as Security Partner for China DRM

Irdeto’s 360 Security and Irdeto Rights for China DRM will enable CIBN to tap into the US$1.2b premium OTT services market in China BEIJING, CHINA – 24 November 2016 – Irdeto, a world leader in digital platform security, today announced that China International Broadcasting Network (CIBN), a subsidiary of China Radio International, is its first Chinese customer for Irdeto Rights…

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24 November, 2016Love Nature on StarHub TV 

            Singapore, 23 November 2016 – Nature lovers in Singapore will be the first in Asia to enjoy Love Nature HD (StarHub TV Channel 416) on 25 November 2016, 9am. Broadcast in stunning high definition, Love Nature HD will bring viewers on a visual journey through its slate of natural history, outdoor and environmental programming. With…

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24 November, 2016Zee Media Corporation Limited to acquire 49% stake in 92.7 BIG FM, the Radio Broadcasting Business of Reliance Broadcast Network Limited

New Delhi, November 23, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Zee Media Corporation Limited (“ZMCL”) (BSE: 532794, NSE: ZEEMEDIA) today approved acquisition of 49% stake in 92.7 BIG FM, the radio broadcasting business of Reliance Broadcast Network Limited and the execution of definitive agreements in relation to such acquisition (the “Proposed Transaction”). The radio broadcasting business of Reliance Group…

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24 November, 2016Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited to acquire the General Entertainment TV Channels from Anil Ambani led Reliance Group Entities

Mumbai, November 23, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (“ZEEL”) (BSE: 505537, NSE: ZEEL.EQ) today approved the acquisition of the General Entertainment Broadcasting Business Undertaking of Reliance Big Broadcasting Private Limited, Big Magic Limited & Azalia Broadcast Private Limited, all part of Anil Ambani led Reliance Group Entities through a scheme of demerger and execution…

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23 November, 2016Digital AD reach across Asia Pacific for 18-34 year olds improving

New digital advertising benchmarking study sheds new light on digital advertising campaign reach, helping improve campaign efficiency SINGAPORE, 23 NOVEMBER 2016 – The success rate of digital advertising campaigns in reaching their intended audiences has lifted significantly within a number of demographic groups across Asia Pacific, in particular for the highly sought-after 18-34 year old segment, as advertisers and their…

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22 November, 2016Sony’s ONE and AXN Channels Dominate Thursday Night Time Slots in Singapore and Malaysia

Korean drama Legend of the Blue Sea and adventure-reality series The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 drive massive ratings spike SINGAPORE (November 22, 2016) – Sony Pictures Television Networks’ powerhouse channels ONE and AXN packed a punch in Singapore and Malaysia last Thursday, with the highly anticipated Korean drama Legend of the Blue Sea premiere winning the timeslot across all…

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22 November, 2016Hong Kong ranks fourth in Embracing Digital Transformation in New Asia index

Report highlights the importance of digital infrastructure, skills and technology ecosystems in the modern global economy 22 NOVEMBER 2016, HONG KONG – Today the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released a global research project commissioned by Telstra showing which countries in Asia have the necessary building blocks in place to ensure business success in a connected world. The EIU’s ‘Connecting…

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17 November, 2016BBC Thai adds website to digital offer 

16 November 2016.  The BBC’s Thai language service launched today the website – bbcthai.com – to expand on its presence in social media and further strengthen BBC’s news and current-affairs offer to Thai-speaking audience, in Thailand and around the world. BBC Thai was created in July 2014 as a Facebook service in response to the military coup in Thailand, and is…

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15 November, 2016PCCW Global wins awards in Europe & USA with transformative digital solutions

HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG, November 15, 2016 – PCCW Global is delighted that our continued focus on delivering innovative and highly reliable services has been recognized yet again on an international level on two recent occasions. These innovations are part of an ongoing programme of strategic developments which continues to demonstrate PCCW Global’s ability to deliver digital solutions globally…

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15 November, 2016SNL Kagan Releases 3rd-Quarter U.S. Multichannel Subscriber Report

Video erosion cuts into U.S. service provider totals Monterey, CA (November 14, 2016) –The U.S. multichannel segment produced a drop in third quarter video customers that was slightly worse year-over-year (YOY), according to SNL Kagan, an offering of S&P Global Market Intelligence.  SNL Kagan estimates the combined cable, Direct-broadcast-satellite (DBS) and telecommunications (telco) sectors lost 430,000 video customers during the…

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15 November, 2016HBO renews WESTWORLD, DIVORCE and INSECURE – All three series will be back for second seasons

SINGAPORE, November 15, 2016 – HBO has renewed WESTWORLD, DIVORCE and INSECURE for second seasons, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming. “I am thrilled to announce the pickup of our three fall series, all of which have distinctive, original voices,” said Bloys. “Critics and viewers alike have welcomed WESTWORLD and INSECURE, as well as the return…

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15 November, 2016From a barber’s shop to a tea stall: BBC Urdu looks at the lives of India’s young Muslims

11 November 2016.  India’s young Muslims, their views, hopes and concerns, are the subject of the new BBC Urdu series From a barber’s shop to a tea stall (Nai Ki Dukan Se Chai Ki Dukan Tak) going live on TV, radio and online on Monday 14 November. The six-part TV and radio series and special content for the website bbcurdu.com…

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15 November, 2016Verimatrix Launches Verspective Operator Analytics Evaluation Program for Fast Access to Subscriber Intelligence

  New Program Eases and Accelerates Adoption of Powerful Analytics Offering CASBAA Convention 2016, Studio City, Macau – Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced the availability of a quick-start evaluation program for Verspective™ Operator Analytics. This new program will help operators better understand how to securely and…

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