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  • 12 Nov 2007

    Showtime gives FremantleMedia Satisfaction

    Sydney – FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has collared international rights to Satisfaction, a steamy new Australian drama set in an upmarket brothel. Created by Roger Simpson (who produced Stingers, Halifax fp, Good Guys, Bad Guys with his former producing partner...... Read More

  • 12 Nov 2007

    NET 25 distributed via Asia Broadcasting Satellite’s ABS-1 satellite

    Hong Kong – NET 25 and Asia Broadcasting Satellite (ABS) have inked a deal to distribute NET 25 on ABS-1 Southern Beam Ku-Band MCPC platform to regional cable TV and IPTV networks. NET 25, a free TV channel targeted...... Read More

  • 09 Nov 2007

    ESPN STAR Sports wins multimedia broadcast rights for English football

    Singapore – ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) has renewed a multi-year exclusive agreement with England’s football governing body, The Football Association (The FA), for broadcast rights to The FA Cup, England Internationals and The FA Community Shield on multimedia platforms...... 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

  • 05 Nov 2007

    Microsoft takes a stake in Facebook – now what?

    Microsoft’s purchase of a 1.6% stake in social networking site Facebook for $US 240 million has been welcomed by advertisers in Asia and hailed by some analysts as a landmark deal for Microsoft. As part of the deal, Microsoft,...... Read More

  • 05 Nov 2007

    Global consumers go mobile

    The consumer electronics industry will surpass $US600 billion in worldwide revenues this year as consumers open their wallets to buy nearly 1 billion mobile phones, almost 200 million TV sets and more than 100 million computers. That’s according to...... Read More

  • 05 Nov 2007

    PLDT’s mobile TV service hits cablers’ roadblock

    Manila – The Philippines’ National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has ordered Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and its subsidiaries Smart Communications and MediaQuest Holdings to justify at a hearing scheduled for this month their continued offering of mobile TV...... Read More

  • 05 Nov 2007

    Antrix leases Ku-Band capacity on MEASAT-3 for India’s DTH market

    Kuala Lumpur – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd and Antrix Corporation Ltd, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), have signed an agreement to lease Ku-Band capacity on the MEASAT-3 satellite. Antrix will lease eight Ku-band...... 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

    Mo’ me the money!

    There’s plenty of hype about mobile’s potential, but can mobile TV really meet its lofty penetration projections – and where do revenues currently lie? Magz Osborne finds out... Read More

  • 01 Oct 2007

    The truth is out there

    Is the factual entertainment genre increasingly threatened, and therefore influenced, by popular culture? Or are infotainment networks duty-bound to remain relevant to their audience? Magz Osborne finds out... Read More

  • 01 Oct 2007

    Going for Olympic gold

    Television Asia takes a look at the Chinese broadcasters on the starting block as the race for Olympic ad revenues heats up... Read More

  • 01 Oct 2007

    Content à la carte

    Sellers talk about emerging programming trends in Asian markets and platforms, and reveal what they have in store for the 12,500 TV, mobile and internet professionals from 98 countries at MIPCOM 2007... Read More

  • 01 Oct 2007

    Super-market sweep

    As October heralds the MIPCOM content market, Television Asia hears from the region’s acquisition executives... 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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