"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.” Despite having only 6.4 million pay-TV subscribers, Bullard says MTV Japan is one of that network’s top 5 strongest markets in the world. “It may look like a low base, but it proves that quality viewers can show a significant return – and … [Read more...] about Viacom’s ‘Flux-able’ strategy for Japan
Singapore - Buena Vista International Television (Asia Pacific) (BVITV-AP) the international television distribution arm of Walt Disney Company announced major deals at the Asia Television Forum.BVITV signed a multi-year movie video-on-demand (VOD) IPTV agreement with Video on-Demand Channel Anytime to provide access to current and library features on Anytime channel in Australia through TransACT and Regional Internet Australia (RIA), Buddy Broadband in Thailand and TDMC in Taiwan. IPTV … [Read more...] about Buena Vista announces multiple deals across Asia at ATF
Singapore/Japan - NHK and MediaCorp are collaborating to offer The Asian Pitch, a platform for Asian independent directors to create qualitydocumentaries on High Definition, featuring Asian content, perspectives,production styles and values. The initiative will be an international pitching event open to directors from Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and 10 Asean nations.Caldecott Productions International, wholly-owned MediaCorp subsidiary,is working closely with the Japanese … [Read more...] about Singapore – The 2006 Asia Television Forum (ATF), Asia Film Market & Conference (AFMC) and Asia Animation Conference (AAN) closed with US$47.1
India – Satellite television company Gemini TV and Udaya TV, excluding the FM radio division, will merge with Indian broadcaster Sun TV, giving ita dominant position in south India. As the owner of four Tamil channels and two Malayalam channels, Sun TV adds Gemini’s five channels and Udaya’s four, which earned revenues of Rs1.75 billion (US$39 million) and $21 million respectively, for the year ending March 31. … [Read more...] about India’s Gemini TV and Udaya merge with Sun TV
Mediacorp TV, Singapore acquired FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) programming Project Runway, American Idol, The Apprentice, Prehistoric Park, Bills Food, and Jamie at Home. Onmedia, Korean pay-tv service provider, look up American Idol, Project Runway, Jamie At Home, Jamie’s Return to School Dinners, The Apprentice, Martha, How Clean Is Your House, Property Ladder, Falcon Beach, and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. Media Prima, Malaysia acquired American Idol, The Apprentice, Project … [Read more...] about FremantleMedia Enterprises concludes Asia deals
Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) Broadcasting since December 1991, SBS has had a relatively short yet successful history; successfully strengthening its stance and differentiating itself as Korea’s only private terrestrial broadcaster with a nationwide network. SBS was awarded Winner Terrestrial Channel of the Year at ATA 2006. Lee, Woong-MoExecutive Director, Documentary & Cultural Programs, SBS“I believe winning the Channel of the Year Award is very special in that … [Read more...] about Hallyu-yah!