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  • 01 Apr 2007

    Taboo TV

    Everyone knows that sex sells, and while it’s available on the streets of many an Asian city, the legal distribution of adult content is still a long way off in many markets. But, asks Magz Osborne, what opportunities do new media platforms hold for adult entertainment?... Read More

  • 01 Apr 2007

    To market, to market

    Television Asia hears from regional channels and broadcasters who share their successes of 2006, and their considerations when acquiring programmes as well as new media plans... Read More

  • 01 Apr 2007

    ATV greets the future as it celebrates the past

    As ATV celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Hong Kong-based broadcaster is putting in place plans to make the next 50 even more successful... Read More

  • 01 Apr 2007

    The Death of Primetime?

    With the proliferation of time- and place-shifting technologies, viewers are watching TV when and where they want to, outside the confines of network-dictated schedules. How, asks Magz Osborne, is this impacting ‘primetime’ and what are the challenges for advertisers and ad-supported channels?... Read More

  • 31 Mar 2007

    India’s exit from cricket World Cup results in debate over ad money

    New Delhi: Following India’s surprise first-round exit from the ongoing International Cricket Council’s (ICC) World Cup, being held in the West Indies, rights holder Sony Entertainment Television (SET) India has been embroiled in a major debate with advertisers and their media agencies over the huge investments incurred and value of such budgets.... Read More

  • 29 Mar 2007

    Jain to quit as MD of Disney in India

    Mumbai: Rajat Jain managing director, The Walt Disney Company (India) Private Limited has decided to leave the Company to pursue new opportunities after spending almost three years with the Company.... Read More

  • 29 Mar 2007
  • 28 Mar 2007

    Judge awards damages to Foxtel for piracy

    Sydney March 28-  The Federal Court has awarded Australia's dominant pay TV platform Foxtel more than A$1 million (US$800,000) in damages in a civil suit against Mod Shop, a technology business in Western Australia which allegedly provided equipment, software and information to pirates. ... Read More

  • 28 Mar 2007

    Steve Macallister joins BBC Worldwide as Managing Director, Global TV Sales

    LondonSteve Macallister will join BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, as Managing Director, Global TV Sales in July 2007. He reports to BBC Worldwide’s Chief Executive Officer, John Smith and will sit on the company’s board.... Read More

  • 27 Mar 2007

    Laureen Ong succeeds Steve Askew as STAR’s Chief Operating Officer

    Hong KongLaureen Ong will join STAR as its Chief Operating Officer in June 2007 to replace Steve Askew who has resigned for personal reasons. Ong reports to Paul Aiello, Chief Executive Officer of STAR and will support STAR’s expansion of its content portfolio across all platforms in its key Asian markets.... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    Bountiful outing for Malaysian creative companies at Hong Kong Filmart

    Hong Kong – 27 Malaysian creative multimedia companies led by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) and Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) have clinched deals worth RM93  million (US$26.9 million) in the recently concluded Hong Kong Filmart (March 20-23, 2007). 8 memorandums of agreements (MoAs) were signed: ... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    Korean ‘mega-drama’ wraps Singapore shoot

    Singapore – Cast and crew of Korean drama Que Sera Sera just wrapped a five-day shoot under Singapore Tourism Board’s Film in Singapore! Scheme.... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    SARFT cracks down on online channel

    Beijing- China's broadcasting watchdog has banned an online television station for operating without a licence in a further bid to regulate online television, according to the People’s Daily. The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) accused China International Chinese Television Station of "illegally recruiting reporters and engaging in unauthorized journalistic activities". The station's website was replaced by a web page reading: "Website Under Repair." SARFT stipulates unlicensed online TV programs are prohibited from appearing on the Internet and violators could be fined up to 30,000 yuan (US$3,750). SARFT blacklisted seven illegal online television stations last December, but five are still accessible, according to the People’s Daily.... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    Bidding opens for Olympics Internet and mobile rights in China

    Beijing- The International Olympic Committee has launched a tendering process for the sale of Internet and mobile phone platform rights in mainland China for the Beijing Olympics. The IOC had already sold free to air TV rights in China to broadcaster CCTV.... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    ANYTIME expanding deals to include SVOD, India and China

    Singapore- ANYTIME Pte Ltd., Asia’s largest video-on-demand channel, has extended its long-term deal with NBC Universal International Television Distribution to encompass subscription V0D as well as Internet distribution rights for NBC Universal feature films. The deal also includes the addition of two new territories in India and China.... Read More

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