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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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15 September, 2017Arqiva and AsiaSat extend lease for C and Ku-band capacity for content delivery in Asia Pacific

Hong Kong, 13 September 2017 – Arqiva, the UK’s leading communications infrastructure and media services company, has extended its lease for C and Ku-band capacity with Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator for sports content delivery across the Asia-Pacific. The agreement will see Arqiva’s continued use of AsiaSat 5 to deliver a broad range of sporting…

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12 September, 2017BBC Worldwide launches channels in Laos

BBC Worldwide Asia today announced a deal that will, for the first time, see international news and current affairs television brand, BBC World News, premium factual brand BBC Earth and award winning pre-school channel, CBeebies available in Laos. The channels, broadcast on Laosat DTH will available in the country’s 17 provinces including Vientiane. “The pay TV market is set for…

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8 September, 2017Double treat for Corrie viewers as extra episode details are announced

ITV Choice has today announced the transmission date for the extra weekly episode of Coronation Street. The first extra episode will air on Thursday September 21st – meaning Corrie fans get double helpings of their favourite soap on Thursdays every week. And the first week of the new six episode double Thursday transmission pattern will kick off in fittingly spectacular…

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30 August, 2017Queen Victoria’s Letters: A Monarch Unveiled

…a psychological portrait of Britain’s longest reigning monarch Acclaimed biographer AN Wilson uncovers the intriguing personal life of Queen Victoria through her journals and letters in Queen Victoria’s Letters: A Monarch Unveiled; a two-part psychological portrait of Britain’s longest reigning monarch, airing on ITV Choice on Monday 4th September after the first episode of the brand new series of Victoria. Examining the first half of…

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30 August, 2017News from BBC Uzbek to launch on Afghanistan’s Arezo TV

BBC World Service is expanding in Afghanistan with the launch of a TV news programme for the country’s Uzbek-speaking audience. From Monday, 4 September, the BBC Uzbek news bulletins will be broadcast on Arezo TV between 18.00 and 18.10 local time, Monday to Friday. The launch is part of the biggest expansion of the World Service since the 1940s. Broadcast…

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30 August, 2017SSL-built AsiaSat 9 arrives at Baikonur Launch Base

AsiaSat’s most powerful satellite designed with enhanced quality and reliability for DTH, television, VSAT broadband and mobility services PALO ALTO, Calif./Hong Kong – 30 August 2017 — Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator and Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems today announced that the high performance AsiaSat 9 satellite…

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29 August, 2017A+E NETWORKS ASIA LAUNCHES HISTORY™ IN VIETNAM

NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE, 28 August 2017: A+E Networks announced today the launch of HISTORY™ in Vietnam adding to its global footprint with over 120 million households across Asia. The leading global factual entertainment destination for award-winning and entertaining hit series and specials, will broadcast the HISTORY™ branded 24-hour channel in high-definition and fully subtitled in Vietnamese on MobiTV – Channel…

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22 August, 2017Victoria returns to ITV Choice

Following critical acclaim and record ratings, this autumn sees the return of ITV’s hugely popular historical drama, Victoria, produced by Mammoth Screen. Once again written by creator and executive producer, Daisy Goodwin, the brand new eight-part season will see Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes reprise their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, as they face new challenges both at…

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22 August, 2017SmarDTV first to embed a Conax Cardless Client in a Conditional Access Module (CAM)

Based on SmarDTV’s CAP210 chipset, meeting Conax’ comprehensive requirements for Cardless and Smartcard-based security clients Compatible with Conax Contego unified security back-end accommodating seamless co-existence of Smartcard and Cardless security clients Upgradable to latest CI Plus version 1.4.2 and CI Plus ECP (Enhanced Content Protection) specification Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland – August 21st 2017 – SmarDTV S.A., a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company,…

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17 August, 2017U.S. pay TV subscriber losses come in better than expected at 976,00 in Q2’17, Kagan Report Shows

Kagan Releases Second Quarter U.S. Multichannel Subscriber Report At 976,000 U.S. pay TV subscriber losses come in better than expected in second quarter Monterey, CA (August 15, 2017) – The legacy multichannel universe lost a record number of customers in the quarter ended June 30, 2017, but managed to keep the decline below the symbolic 1-million threshold. At the mid-year…

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17 August, 2017AsiaSat and Eurovision Media Services to deliver Taipei 2017 Universiade on AsiaSat 5

Hong Kong, 15 August 2017 – Eurovision Media Services, in collaboration with its long-term satellite partner, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), will use AsiaSat 5 to deliver the Taipei 2017 Universiade across the Asia Pacific. The 29th Summer Universiade is an international sporting and cultural event staged biennially, with Taipei as this year’s host city between 19th to 30…

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10 August, 2017Chinese Children Choose CBeebies

10.08.2017: Following the success of Sherlock and Planet Earth II in China, CBeebies programming is the latest British cultural export to be taking the country by storm. Increasing numbers of Chinese children are tuning into CBeebies favourites including Hey Duggee and Go Jetters as British kid’s programmes prove popular throughout the nation. Figures released today by BBC Worldwide show that…

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