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  • 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

  • 26 Mar 2007

    Apple TV arrives Down Under

    Sydney- Apple began marketing its Apple TV device, the wireless set-top box designed to show video downloaded from the iTunes store on living room televisions, in Australia last week, priced at A$449 (US$359). ... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    Bed of Roses and docs secure financing in Oz

    Sydney- Bed of Roses, a six-part drama series for ABC TV, and 10 documentaries on diverse subjects such as baby boomers, asylum seekers and endangered birds, have secured funding from Film Finance Corp. Australia.... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    Ambience Entertainment beefs up TV, film output

    Sydney- Australia’s Ambience Entertainment, part of the Omnilab Media Group, is ramping up television production and branching into feature films.... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    J:COM pursues advertising revenue via new Media Business Department

    Tokyo Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM) has established a Media Business Department within its Marketing & Sales Division. Comprising 15 employees, the new department will seek to diversify revenue streams and widen the company’s scope of operations.... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    Record exhibitor turnout for Tokyo International Anime Festival

    Tokyo - The sixth edition of the annual Tokyo International Anime Festival opened on March 22 with a record 270 exhibitors, including 55 from overseas, occupying 750 booths at Tokyo Big Sight. Out of 457 entries, Kadokawa Movies' feature film The Girl Who Leapt through Time was declared the year’s best anime and its director Mamoru Hosoda took the best director's award. ... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    PCCW’s now TV enhances its menu of channels

    Hong Kong - Triple play service provider PCCW's IPTV network, now TV, inked multiple deals to carry Rainbow Media's VOOM HD channel, National Geographic Channel's video-on-demand (NGC VOD) service as well as Eurosport and Eurosportnews channels. The new offerings will potenially reach now TV's 700,000-strong customer base.... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    Nickelodeon Australia developing a safe-predictive text engine

    Sydney- Nickelodeon is developing a new application for a safe-predictive text engine to ensure the security and suitability of content on its web site. Hugh Baldwin, Digital Media Director, Nickelodeon Australia, said this will enable viewers to chat online with their friends and other kids in community, but with limits on vocabulary. “This is an example of how we're trying to provide the freedoms and the great fun that can be had online, but at the same time, taking into account parental concerns,” he said. “We're hugely aware of the risks and parental worries and concerns about children, and what the Internet can mean on a larger scale. We obviously have very strict standards and practices that we apply to everything we do. The great thing about being Nickelodeon is we have access to knowledge and practices from around the world.”... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    ABC Island a new destination for Second Life

    Sydney- The ABC was the first Australian media organisation to establish a presence in Second Life (secondlife.com) when ABC Island opened for visitors, initially on a trial basis, on March 19. Second Life is a 3D virtual environment created by US-based Linden Lab in 2003. Within the computer-rendered world, 'residents' can explore a territory larger than 42,000 acres in real-world scale, where they can create their own identity (an 'avatar') and interact with others in a lifelike social space. ... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    ABU guides broadcasters towards implementing DTV services

    Kuala Lumpur- The ABU’s second international Digital Television Symposium 2007, being held in Kuala Lumpur March 26-29, is designed to help broadcasters implement DTV services and to provide updates on Mobile TV and HDTV.Speakers will include TV executives from Astro, Al Jazeera, DVB, Kordia, MediaCorp, Motion Pictures Association, Newtec, NHK, Nokia, Technomedia, Thomson, Quantel, Tektronix, TVB Hong Kong, Radio Frequency Systems and Rohde & Schwarz.... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    Industry associations propose changes to counter satellite bandwidth shortfall in India

    New Delhi VSAT Association of India (VSAI), Global VSAT Forum (GVF), and Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) have appealed to the Indian government to reconsider allocating existing satellite services’ bandwidth to terrestrial wireless service, Wimax.... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    RTHK not viewed as the foundation for a new independent pubcaster

    Hong Kong – An independent public service broadcasting review committee has recommended that Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) not be the foundation of the proposed independent pubcaster, to avoid inheriting the government department’s bureaucratic structure and work culture.... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    CCTV adopts Snell & Wilcox’s switcher for Olympics coverage in 2008

    BeijingChina Central Television (CCTV) will use Snell & Wilcox’s Kahuna SD/HD multi-format production switchers on OB vans for live HD coverage of key sports events including the Beijing 2008 Olympics for which CCTV is the principal broadcaster. CCTV previously acquired a Kahuna switcher for its sports studio to mix SD and HD content for coverage of the 2006 FIFA Football World Cup. ... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    US low-power TV broadcasters urged to speed up digital conversion

    Melbourne- US lower-power TV broadcasters (LPTV) have been urged to put in place plans to convert to digital television to meet the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) February 2009 deadline.... Read More

  • 26 Mar 2007

    Jimmy Kim heads up Bloomberg TV’s network distribution in Asia

    Singapore-Jimmy Kim has joined Bloomberg as Head of Network Distribution for Bloomberg Television, Asia-Pacific. He is also responsible for new media initiatives of the 24-hour business and financial news and information channel. Kim is based in Singapore and reports to Shawn Galey who oversees Bloomberg Television's commercial affairs in the region.... Read More

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