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  • 31 Jan 2007

    2006 December – 11/12/2006 – 17/12/2006

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ASIAN TELEVISION BUSINESS. FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF TELEVISION ASIA, TELEVISION ASIA'S EXECUTIVE NEWS - DIRECT TO YOUR DESKTOP EVERY MONDAY MORNING.... Read More

  • 31 Jan 2007

    2006 December – 18/12/2006 – 24/12/2006

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ASIAN TELEVISION BUSINESS. FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF TELEVISION ASIA, TELEVISION ASIA'S EXECUTIVE NEWS - DIRECT TO YOUR DESKTOP EVERY MONDAY MORNING.... Read More

  • 30 Jan 2007

    Could DTT infocasting bridge Asia’s ICT divide?

    Government bodies across Asia have long recognised that information – and most particularly the highspeed and seamless delivery of such information to the populace – is the key to prosperity and improved standards of living. Across the region, we are seeing national information communication technology (ICT) strategies being developed, refined, and deployed. A prime case-in-point is the significant ICT goals outlined in Malaysia’s Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP), which was unveiled in March 2006. Within the 9MP is the National Strategic Framework for Bridging the Digital Divide (BDD), which sets out to “expand the communications network to ensure more equitable access to information and services”.... Read More

  • 29 Jan 2007

    Advertisers game for 2008 Olympics on CCTV

    Buoyed by demand for Olympic Games-affiliated packages, China Central Television (CCTV) garnered RMB6.7 billion (US$855 million) in ad revenues from its annual prime time auction for 2007.... Read More

  • 29 Jan 2007

    ESPN STAR Sports loses hotel distribution in China

    Beijing - China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has limited the number of foreign TV channels in hotel rooms to just 31.... Read More

  • 29 Jan 2007

    2007 January – 29/01/2007 – 04/02/2007

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ASIAN TELEVISION BUSINESS. FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF TELEVISION ASIA, TELEVISION ASIA'S EXECUTIVE NEWS - DIRECT TO YOUR DESKTOP EVERY MONDAY MORNING.... Read More

  • 22 Jan 2007

    2007 January – 22/01/2007 – 28/01/2007

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ASIAN TELEVISION BUSINESS. FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF TELEVISION ASIA, TELEVISION ASIA'S EXECUTIVE NEWS - DIRECT TO YOUR DESKTOP EVERY MONDAY MORNING.... Read More

  • 19 Jan 2007

    Aiello named STAR CEO as Guthrie ‘resigns’

    Hong Kong - Paul Aiello succeeds Michelle Guthrie as Chief Executive Officer of STAR, effective March 1 2007. Although announced as a resignation "for personal reasons", sources say Guthrie was forced to quit due to emerging problems in India - traditionally STAR's most successful market and, at its peak, source of up to 80 percent of revenues. COO Steve Askew, injured in an accident last year, is officially on medical leave but believed to be leaving the company and other staff departures are expected. ... Read More

  • 15 Jan 2007

    2007 January – 15/01/2007 – 21/01/2007

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ASIAN TELEVISION BUSINESS. FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF TELEVISION ASIA, TELEVISION ASIA'S EXECUTIVE NEWS - DIRECT TO YOUR DESKTOP EVERY MONDAY MORNING.... Read More

  • 08 Jan 2007
  • 01 Jan 2007

    The Rights Stuff

    Rupert Murdoch’s oft-quoted ‘sports is the battering ram of pay-TV’ still rings true, but with ever-increasing platforms, rights purchase can be as much about keeping your competitor out as keeping your subscribers happy. Magz Osborne finds out why share value can be just as important as viewership share.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Cricket proves a money spinner in India

    2006 will prove a landmark year in terms of the commercialization of cricket in India... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Aussie networks slug it out over sports rights

    Australia’s free to air channels and pay TV broadcasters are locked in a fierce battle over sports rights, now entering a ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ phase.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    The Mouse goes Mobile

    According to figures from the Yankee Group, global mobile data service revenues are set to rise from US$24 billion in 2006, to $129 billion in 2010. With Asia Pacific and Japan accounting for the majority of that figure, Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) is pursuing an aggressive mobile strategy in the region. Aiming for distribution in all the markets under his remit, which does not include China or India, Orrell-Jones says Vietnam will complete coverage that already extends across 11 markets via 34 telcos. Distribution, of course, is just one part of a three-pronged strategy that also includes localized and specifically created content for mobile; as well as exploring cross property opportunities within the Disney portfolio – be it movie, TV, theme park, holidays, cruises, gaming, e- or m-commerce. Orrell-Jones says there is also huge potential for cross-platform activity, “Over the coming year, much will be crossplatform as we are very encouraged with the potential for taking content on-TV, on-line, on-mobile.”... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Viacom’s ‘Flux-able’ strategy for Japan

    "Nobody that wants to be successful here can stay on one platform,” says Tokyo-based Peter Bullard, president Viacom International Japan K.K. “We want to move beyond cable and satellite TV, particularly in Japan.” ... Read More

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