Government bodies across Asia have long recognised that information – and most particularly the highspeed and seamless delivery of such information to the populace – is the key to prosperity and improved standards of living. Across the region, we are seeing national information communication technology (ICT) strategies being developed, refined, and deployed. A prime case-in-point is the significant ICT goals outlined in Malaysia’s Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP), which was unveiled … [Read more...] about Could DTT infocasting bridge Asia’s ICT divide?
Hong Kong - Paul Aiello succeeds Michelle Guthrie as Chief Executive Officer of STAR, effective March 1 2007. Although announced as a resignation "for personal reasons", sources say Guthrie was forced to quit due to emerging problems in India - traditionally STAR's most successful market and, at its peak, source of up to 80 percent of revenues. COO Steve Askew, injured in an accident last year, is officially on medical leave but believed to be leaving the company and other staff … [Read more...] about Aiello named STAR CEO as Guthrie ‘resigns’
Singapore - Mega Media Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Omnicron Media Kreasi, Indonesia with support from MDA and Indonesian Directorate General of Film, Arts and Cultural Values to create the Singapore-Indonesian Digital Film Fund. Their digital film technology partner is Panasonic, with Six-six-eight as international distributor of completed films. The initiative will fund 5 co-production digital feature films each year from 2007 to 2008, with management outside … [Read more...] about Mega Media Group inks agreements at ATF
London - BBC World, the BBC’s commercial 24 hour news and information channel, has signed a distribution deal with TU Media, Korea’s first Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (S-DMB) provider TU Mediain Korea.BBC World’s block on TU Media includes live andrecorde : Asia Business Report, World Business Reportand Click Nic van Zwanenberg, BBC World’s regional director, distribution and business development Asia says: “BBC World (is) the first … [Read more...] about BBC World makes S-DMB debut
Mumbai - Media e2e, Oracle and Wipro Infotech announce the formation of a Media Technology Consortium to address growing technology needs of the media and entertainment sector by designing advanced information systems. The alliance sees Media e2e bringing domain expertise and niche applications solutions for the media and entertainment industry, Oracle providing industry focused business applications, and Wipro offering infrastructure services and system integration capabilities. The … [Read more...] about Media e2e, Oracle and Wipro Infotech form Media Technology Consortium