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26 September, 2016Seven finalists selected for the Inaugural Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award

26 SEPTEMBER 2016 – Telstra today announced seven finalists for the inaugural Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award, recognising outstanding business leaders from Hong Kong, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. Cynthia Whelan, Telstra’s Group Executive of International and New Businesses, said Telstra was thrilled at the interest the Award had generated among successful business women…

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26 September, 2016Viacom International Media Networks announces executive appointments in Asia Pacific

Paras Sharma Appointed as Southeast Asia’s Senior Vice President & General Manager MTV Australia & New Zealand’s Simon Bates to Lead MTV Asia Pacific Kirsty Bloore assumes regional leadership of research SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2016 – Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) today announced executive appointments within the company’s management team in Asia Pacific, which will be effective 1 October…

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26 September, 2016Irdeto Promotes Bengt Jonsson to Senior Vice President of Global Sales

Following a Successful IBC 2016 and a Series of New Customer and Partner Wins, Irdeto is Poised for Continued Growth Under Jonsson’s Leadership AMSTERDAM – 26 September 2016 – Irdeto, the world leader in digital platform security, today announced the appointment of Bengt Jonsson as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. A member of Irdeto’s leadership team since 2008, Jonsson…

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22 September, 2016Cartoon Network’s ‘we Bare Bears’ and ‘the Powerpuff Girls’ to air on Tv5 in the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (September 22, 2016) – Localized versions of two of Cartoon Network’s most popular and highest-rating shows – We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls – will air on the Philippines’ free-to-air TV channel TV5. Filipino kids and families nationwide will be treated to a lineup of new series featuring recent animations from the country’s number one kids’ channel.…

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22 September, 2016Two brand-new HBO Original series, DIVORCE and INSECURE, to debut back-to-back October 10 on HBO

Two brand-new HBO Original series, DIVORCE and INSECURE, will debut back-to-back same time as the U.S., on Monday, October 10, 2016, from 10am (9am Thai/Jkt), with a same day primetime encore at 10pm (9pm Thai/Jkt), exclusively on HBO. Both titles will also be available on HBO on DEMAND and HBO GO. In addition, the first episode of the new DIVORCE…

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22 September, 2016Telstra study shows legacy technology holding up the innovation agenda

Over half of businesses surveyed say they don’t have the IT systems and support necessary to achieve digital transformation 22 SEPTEMBER 2016– Telstra today released a global research report showing that while major companies are looking to embrace digital disruption, legacy IT systems and rigid infrastructure are major barriers to digitisation and transformation projects that need to be overcome. The…

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22 September, 2016Turner Partners with Korea’s Tangent to launch Cartoon Network Mobile Game

SEOUL, KOREA (September 21, 2016) – Turner Asia Pacific will launch a new app called ‘Adventure Time Run: The Ooo Expedition’, created by game developer Tangent. It is the first time a Cartoon Network IP has been used as the complete landscape for a Korean-produced game. The release will first take place in Korea on September 21, with a regional…

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22 September, 2016Hong Kong Tourism Board and Discovery renew Partnership with a Third Iteration of Taste of Hong Kong Format

– New season hosted by much-loved Globetrekker Ian Wright – Singapore/Manila, 20 September, 2016 – Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, a division of the leading global entertainment provider Discovery Communications, has partnered with Hong Kong Tourism Board for the third consecutive year to present a brand new season of A TASTE OF HONG KONG. The three-part series sees the return of Ian…

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22 September, 2016Bruno Cattan joins Eutelsat as Terminals and Systems Director

Paris, 19 September 2016 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces the appointment of Bruno Cattan as head of its newly-created Terminals and Systems Division in the company’s Technical Department. The division will drive the development and industrialisation of new products and services for the video market and take the leading role in the design of ground infrastructure for…

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22 September, 2016Cartoon Network Outlines Ambitions for Consumer Products & Licensing Business In South Asia

MUMBAI, INDIA (September 21, 2016) – Turner India’s licensing and merchandising arm is aiming for a strong double digit growth this year as it expands into new South Asia markets of Sri Lanka and Nepal in partnership with some of the biggest FMCG brands including Perfetti, Heinz, Unilever, Parle, Mondelez, United Biscuits and Kellogg’s. As part of its expansion plans,…

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22 September, 2016Fox Networks Group Asia wins Big at this Year’s Emmy Awards

Network is home to 10 award-winning shows in Hong Kong & Southeast Asia that took home a total of 20 awards. September 19, 2016 – Hong Kong – FOX Networks Group (FNG) Asia announced today that ten shows carried by its channels in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia (HK/SEA) received a total of 20 trophies at last night’s 68th Emmy…

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22 September, 2016Turner Greenlights ‘Tuzki’ Movie In Partnership with Tencent Pictures

The famous rabbit emoticon celebrates 10th anniversary with theatrical film release BEIJING, CHINA (September 19, 2016) – Turner Asia Pacific and Shanghai Tencent Pictures Culture Media Co., Ltd. (Tencent Pictures) have agreed to develop a film starring Tuzki, the famous rabbit emoticon used every day by millions. In a MOU, production of the feature-length movie, which will fuse CGI and…

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22 September, 2016HBO Wins 22 Primetime Emmy® Awards, The Most Of Any Network This Year

GAME OF THRONES Leads All Programming With 12 Wins Including Outstanding Drama Series While VEEP and LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER each Win 3 Emmys® SINGAPORE, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 – HBO dominates the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards with 22 wins, the most of any network for the 15th year in a row, announced today in Los Angeles. GAME OF…

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22 September, 2016TRANS TV LAUNCHES CARTOON NETWORK-BRANDED BLOCK

Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears to air on free-to-air in Indonesia JAKARTA, INDONESIA (September 16, 2016) – Turner Asia Pacific has finalized a deal with Trans Media Corpora to air a dedicated branded block to its viewers on the leading national free-to-air television station, Trans TV. The branded block will feature top original content from Turner’s…

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22 September, 2016Appointments in BeIN Asia Pacific – Shahid Sen joins as Head, Integrated Sales, Asia

beIN announce some key appointments in the beIN Asia Pacific office: Shahid Sen, Head of Integrated Sales, Asia Shahid joins us from the PGA Tour where he was the Regional Director, Business Development.  Shahid has over 17 years’ experience in the sports marketing industry in Asia and his previous roles include General Manager of IMG, Chennai and Executive Vice President…

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15 September, 2016Four Girls And A Bucket List Showcases Indonesia’s Five Wonders

StarWorld collaborates with the country’s Ministry of Tourism to bring to its viewers this September a travel series featuring four celebrity personalities on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to discover natural, sensory, cultural and modern lifestyles and adventures. September 15th 2016 – Hong Kong – StarWorld, one of Asia’s leading entertainment channel, has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia to produce a…

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14 September, 2016Zee Entertainment enters the US Hispanic market

Set to conquer the second-largest spoken language market in the world! Launches ‘Zee Mundo’, the first-ever Spanish-language Bollywood movie channel Miami, USA / Mumbai, India, September 13, 2016: Leading Indian content conglomerate, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has set a new milestone by becoming the first-ever Indian company to enter the massive Hispanic market with the launch of its Spanish-language…

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9 September, 2016‘Guard Center 24’ to premiere on GEM in first-ever same-time-as-Japan drama telecast outside Japan

GEM to be the first channel to simulcast a Japanese drama series in Asia SINGAPORE  (September 9, 2016) – Asian entertainment channel GEM is set to break new ground with the simulcast of Guard Center 24, as it marks the first time in history that international audiences can watch a Japanese drama at the same time as it is telecast…

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9 September, 2016Eutelsat unveils High Dynamic Range Ultra HD channel

Amsterdam, Paris, 8 September 2016 – Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announces the launch from the HOTBIRD video neighbourhood of an Ultra HD channel showing HDR (High Dynamic Range) content using HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) technology, the new HDR standard developed by the BBC and NHK. Eutelsat has teamed up with 4EVER-2, the French collaborative project on Ultra HD, ATEME…

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9 September, 2016TricolorTV launches broadband services in Russia via EUTELSAT 36C satellite

Photo credit: Airbus Defence and Space Paris, 8 September 2016 – TricolorTV, Russia’s fastest growing pay-TV platform, with 12 million subscribers, has officially launched its new broadband service using the High Throughput Ka-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 36C satellite commercialised by Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL). The new service offers consumer and professional subscribers Internet access with speeds of…

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