Kuala Lumpur – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (MEASAT) has successfully launched the AZERSPACE-1 / AFRICASAT-1a satellite. The satellite was launched on an Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana, on February 8 at 5.36am Malaysian time. The launch was witnessed via live telecast at the All Asia Broadcast Centre, Bukit Jalil by H.E. Mr. Tahir Karimov, the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Malaysia; YBhg. Datuk Che Azemi bin Haron, … [Read more...] about MEASAT’s AZERSPACE-1 / AFRICASAT-1a satellite successfully launched
Hong Kong – ITV Granada, part of ITV Studios Global Entertainment, has announced a forthcoming rebrand, as part of ITV’s company wide rebrand which was unveiled in January this year. The new look will be revealed for the first time during primetime on March 25, before Four Weddings Australia. The channel rebrand includes a change of name, from ITV Granada to ITV Choice, a new logo, and refreshed on-air idents. The upcoming changes will align the channel more closely with the new ITV … [Read more...] about ITV Granada to rebrand as ITV Choice
New York – Saban Brands has announced that its new animated preschool series inspired by the Paul Frank family of characters, Julius Jr., will air on Nick Jr. in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand this year. Following the adventures of a young version of Julius the Monkey, Julius Jr. will mark the first television vehicle for Paul Frank. Since its founding in 1997, in a Huntington Beach garage, the lifestyle fashion brand has become globally recognised for its fresh and … [Read more...] about Saban Brands’ Julius Jr. to air on Nick Jr.
London – KidsCo has announced a partnership with NBCUniversal’s channel, Syfy, to launch a dedicated programming block: Syfy Kids. This unique genre-based kids’ programming block is a first from Syfy and aims to deliver stimulating and imaginative entertainment to children aged six to ten. The fully dubbed Syfy Kids block will launch in the second quarter of 2013. The programming line-up will include imagination-based content from both NBCUniversal and Corus … [Read more...] about KidsCo and Syfy come together to launch new block
Wizards vs Aliens New York – FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s action-adventure drama series Wizards vs Aliens has been sold to a number of territories including North America, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Malaysia. Wizards vs Aliens will make its American debut on U.S. kids’ and family network The Hub in 2013. In addition to The Hub, Wizards vs Aliens has also been sold to upwards of 50 territories including Australia and New Zealand (ABC, UKTV), Canada … [Read more...] about Wizards vs Aliens announces sales to over 50 territories
National Geographic Channel announced that environmental feature film Chasing Ice, which won the Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, will premiere on the channel throughout Asia on April 20, 2013, at 10pm HKT. The world’s glaciers are one of nature’s most impressive and enduring backdrops – epic in size and grandeur. They are also a massive, undeniable casualty of climate change. Chasing Ice documents internationally-acclaimed photographer James … [Read more...] about 2012 Sundance Film Festival winner to debut on NGC