Mumbai – Sony Entertainment Television (SET) did not offer to buy a 26% in Indian cricket channels Neo Sports. An LA-based Sony spokesman says the facts, as reported by The Economic Times of India, were not accurate. … [Read more...] about SET denies bid for Neo Sports stake
The old established economic model of licensing the same programme to as many platforms at different times in one territory to maximize revenue for the rights owner (or distributor) may be coming to the end of its own life cycle. The argument has always been that the value of the rights for a certain programme diminish over the life cycle of that programme and – as such – a premium is charged for first window rights and exclusivity is traded for higher and higher license fees. … [Read more...] about Will digital technology shut right windows?
Digital pay-TV platforms are growing in countries such as India, Taiwan and China. Value-added services have been introduced in established markets like Australia and New Zealand. Korea is leading the region in adopting new technologies and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) is starting to make its mark. All this is creating exciting opportunities for digital TV solutions providers in the Asia Pacific. “We see significant growth potential for all markets in the region,” says Sue Taylor, … [Read more...] about Multi- tasking for multi- platform – CAS and DRM in Asia
Content owners are learning that mobile phones represent new revenue opportunities – but also new risks. The maturity of rich media on mobile handsets coincides with the launch of legitimate media services on the Internet, and content owners are eager to avoid past mistakes experienced with music piracy. Increasingly valuable content (in the form of TV shows and movies) are being sold for use on portable devices. With the rise in mobile content value, comes a need for better content and … [Read more...] about Holding the Key to Mobile Security
Crime and Punishment Based in Rome, Elena Frova creative director Fox International Channels Italy, not only oversees a portfolio of channel brands, but was part of the team that conceptualized and developed the branding, on-air presentation and programming for FoxCrime and FoxLife. The former made its Asian debut on StarHub Digital Cable in Singapore, and was just joined by brother channel FX. “We did have moral codes to consider when creating FoxCrime,” explains Frova. “We … [Read more...] about Hey good looking
When the conditional access system was switched on in January in New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, affecting 1.8 million households, the impact on advertisers was immediate— and disruptive. Advertisers and their agencies demanded discounts or compensation for the drop in number of households, especially those in up-market areas. So far, their pleas have been rejected. “Broadcasters are holding on to prices and are not willing to offer compensation. There is total lack of clarity in terms of … [Read more...] about CAS sparks row between agencies and channels