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  • 19 Nov 2007

    SPAA hands out awards to Aussie producers

    Gold Coast, Queensland – Michael Bourchier was named producer of the year at the Screen Producers Association of Australia annual conference on Nov. 15. Bourchier’s credits as executive producer or producer include the feature films Lucky Miles and Napoleon,...... Read More

  • 19 Nov 2007

    DIC Entertainment named worldwide licensor of The Beginners’ Bible

    Burbank, CA – Mission City Press has named DIC Entertainment as worldwide licensing agent for all merchandise and interactive content, excluding publishing, of The Beginner’s Bible. DIC will develop branded products including toys, apparel, accessories, and an online web...... Read More

  • 12 Nov 2007

    Quixotic embarks on multiple Asian adventures

    Los Angeles – Producer/writer/financier Mark Byers is immersed in a slew of film, TV and animation projects in Asia. Via his banner Quixotic, Byers has formed Upside Down Entertainment (UDE), a joint venture with Chan Gin Kai’s Singapore-based production...... Read More

  • 12 Nov 2007

    NBCU takes Jupiter’s JSBC2, prepares to launch Sci Fi Channel in Japan

    Tokyo – NBC Universal (NBCU) is continuing to expand by acquiring Jupiter Telecommunications’ subsidiary JSBC2 and launching Sci Fi channel on J:COM. The deal is expected to close in April 2008; terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. Under the...... Read More

  • 12 Nov 2007

    Idols franchise goes regional in Asia

    FremantleMedia’s Idols franchise will go regional with the first ever Asian Idol. To be held in Indonesia, the singing talent competition show will be jointly produced by Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia (RCTI) and FremantleMedia to premiere on Nov 24...... Read More

  • 12 Nov 2007

    Alfred Haber closes deals for 2007 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

    New Jersey – Alfred Haber Distribution, Inc. (AHDI) has sold 2007 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to Network Ten (Australia), STAR (Southeast Asia), Televisa (Mexico), CanWest Global (Canada), Turner (Latin America), Telad (Israel) , SBS (Belgium), TV2 (Denmark), and ITC...... Read More

  • 05 Nov 2007

    Pay-TV piracy deprives industry of $US1.54 billion for 2007

    Hong Kong – Piracy cost the regional pay-TV industry $I.54 billion in lost revenue in the past 12 months, up from $US1.13 billion in 2006, according to the annual survey by CASBAA and Standard Chartered Bank. Covering Hong Kong,...... Read More

  • 05 Nov 2007

    Asia Media Festival set to make a bigger splash in 2007

    Singapore – The Asia Media Festival 2007 (AMF 2007), the regional business platform for the media industry to be held Nov. 14 – Dec. 4 in Singapore, is set to grow this year with a marked increase in participation...... Read More

  • 01 Nov 2007

    Movies-on-demand stifled by technology

    There’s plenty of Asian demand for Hollywood movies on-demand and executives are confident that business will accelerate — but only when technology and cost issues are resolved. Don Groves reports... Read More

  • 01 Nov 2007

    Mabuhay new media!

    As piracy continues to dog the cable industry, emerging new media pursuits and advances are proving to be the silver lining of the Filipino cloud. Calvin Wong reports... Read More

  • 01 Oct 2007

    Tower of Babelgum

    Officially unveiled at MIPTV in April 2007, Babelgum is a new global Internet TV network, with a vast library of content that, its founders say, provides the kind of choice that simply isn’t possible with terrestrial, cable or satellite....... Read More

  • 01 Sep 2007

    Content conundrum in Asia: show some respect!

    Broadcasters and producers in Asia need to work in partnership with owners of IP, contends Simon Spalding, Director of Operations, FremantleMedia Asia Pacific... Read More

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