Indonesia’s pride, Viu Shorts! is back with 16 short films by Indonesian students
Viu Shorts!, which is an initiative by Viu that features 16 short films from Indonesian students, is now ready for streaming on the OTT video service platform.
Tony Hall: UK must ‘unleash the full global potential of the BBC’ as new all-time record global audience is announced
The BBC’s global reach increased by 11% year-on-year in 2020 to 468.2 million people a week – the highest number ever.
Beyond International appoints Kate Llewellyn-Jones as CEO of its London-based distribution business
Beyond Distribution and TCB Media Rights to now merge and become Beyond Rights.
South Korea’s KT Corp. exports K-pop content via 5G
KT Corp. to export high-definition VOD repackages and VR formats.
iQIYI signs local content partnership deal with Media Prima’s Primeworks Studios
Primeworks Studios and iQIYI signed a content partnership deal that will see six of TV3’s top Malay drama series on iQIYI.
Mediacorp’s Lights.Camera.Singapore initiative reels in Viddsee as first local content partner
Viewers can get to stream Viddsee’s 16 short films for free via Mediacorp’s digital platform meWATCh as part of the Lights.Camera.Singapore initiative.
Pocket.watch taps former WarnerMedia Executive to lead the company’s expansion into the Asia Pacific market, opens second international office
The new role will bolster Pocket.watch’s mission to deliver premium kids programming, consumer products, and advertising solutions to Asia-Pacific territories, and adds a new office in Singapore.
SES launches free-to-air satellite channel to fight spread of COVID-19
SES uses reliable content from trusted organisations such as UNICEF and AFP to bring critical,informative COVID-19 messages to rural communities.
BBC Studios launches BBC Lifestyle Channel on major South Korean telecommunications platform LG U+
BBC Studios is launching the BBC Lifestyle channel on the LG U+ platform that will feature inspirational and entertaining programming.
Asian Dream seeks the next rising star with music legend Michael Bolton on AXN
AXN is set to premiere a new reality competition format that follows six aspiring artists from around Asia on their quest to become the region’s next music star.
Viu acquires exclusive OTT rights to 12 iconic Takuya Kimura dramas
For the first time, Fuji TV releases timeless masterpieces ‘Long Vacation,’ ‘LoveGeneration,’ ‘Hero’ series, among others, on an OTT Platform.
IFA and LGI Media reaches high with co-production deals for ‘Tibet: Roof Of The World’
IFA Media and LGI Media signed co-production agreements with broadcasters around the world for the new wildlife project ‘Tibet: Roof of the World’.
Free registration opens for Cable-Tec Expo 2020 virtual experience
Cable telecom industry prepares for four days of innovation, education, and networking.
Viu shows 42% growth in consumption as per latest MPA AMPD report backed by popular pan-regional content in Asia including Korean content and Viu Originals
Viu unveiled major Korean content agreements and the OTT video service experienced an uptick in consumption that grew by 42% in Q2 of 2020, according to MPA AMPD.
World-class athletes inspire viewers to start their impossible in Olympic Channel’s ‘What Moves Me’ presented by Toyota
The Olympic Channel is now streaming the six-episode web series “What Moves Me Presented by Toyota” on the olympicchannel.com, and apps for mobile, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and the Roku platform.
KC Global Media Asia strengthens its strategic offering with Korean entertainment channel ONE to enhance offerings to the Indonesian market
KC Global Media Asia will be adding more fresh K-dramas and variety shows in the leading Korean entertainment channel ONE for Indonesian viewers.
ZEASN and JOOX collaborate to bring the leading music streaming service to emerging markets
Leading OTT and Smart TV solutions provider ZEASN has partnered with music streaming platform JOOX to bring a rich catalogue of apps to ZEASN’s connected TV devices.
COVID-19 will accelerate pay-TV services revenue decline in Australia, forecasts GlobalData
According to GlobalData, total pay-tv services revenue in Australia is expected to decline from US$2.6 billion in 2019 to US$2.2 billion in 2024.
Imagine Communications provides Sharjah Broadcasting Authority’s Al Wousta Channel with IP playout solution
Imagine Communications is providing an IP payout solution to the new television channel, Al Wousta in the United Arab Emirates.
‘Ricky Zoom’ revs up for broadcast debut in Australia
Preschool animated bike show, “Ricky Zoom,” races onto Nick Jr. Australia this month before zooming onto Channel 9 later in the year.
Lookout Point and BBC Studios secure major multi-territory deal with Netflix for ‘A Suitable Boy’
Lookout Point has partnered with Netflix to stream ‘A Suitable Boy’ in all global territories except for Canada, the US, and China; as well as BBC One to air the movie later this month.
Dimsum Entertainment expands “watch for free” content library with new partners from Taiwan, Hong Kong
VOD service Dimsum Entertainment is expanding its selection of shows from Taiwan and Hong Kong via its new content partners Sanlih E-Television and Hong Kong Open TV.
ZEE Entertainment launches acclaimed content brand ‘Zindagi’ on ZEE5
Addressing the strong global consumer demand, the content brand launches with a promise of ‘Zindagi Mil ke Jiyenge’.
‘Ejen Ali The Movie’ debuts on Festival Circuit – In competition at Cartoons On The Bay, Italy and official selection at ASEAN Film Week 2020, Vietnam
Malaysia’s top feature film of 2019, ‘Ejen Ali The Movie’ is making its debut at the Cartoons on The Bay – Pulcinella Awards and at the ASEAN Film Week 2020.
250% growth in 10 months as TechStorm and Omnicontent Management, record Unprecedented Distribution Growth Achievement in Philippines
TechStorm has recently inked a distribution partnership with the Philippines’ Omnicontent Management.
Arjan Pomper appointed as Chief Operating Officer Global Entertainment of ITV Studios
ITV Studios has announced its new Chief Operating Officer of Global Entertainment, Arjan Romper.
Red Carpet Studio Kids’ animations premiere on China’s biggest media platforms
Two Russian animation projects by Red Carpet Studios have recently premiered simultaneously on China’s biggest media platforms.
BBC Studios and Channel A (TV) sign landmark memorandum of understanding
South Korean cable TV channel Channel A and BBC Studios have signed a memorandom of understanding that establishes a strategic partnership between the two companies for the co-production of BBC Studios content in South Korea.
HKBU launches Acting for Global Screen programme to nurture international performance talents
The Academy of Film at the Hong Kong Baptist University is set to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for the 2020/2021 academic year.
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