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  • 29 Jan 2007

    Advertisers game for 2008 Olympics on CCTV

    Buoyed by demand for Olympic Games-affiliated packages, China Central Television (CCTV) garnered RMB6.7 billion (US$855 million) in ad revenues from its annual prime time auction for 2007.... Read More

  • 22 Jan 2007

    2007 January – 22/01/2007 – 28/01/2007

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ASIAN TELEVISION BUSINESS. FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF TELEVISION ASIA, TELEVISION ASIA'S EXECUTIVE NEWS - DIRECT TO YOUR DESKTOP EVERY MONDAY MORNING.... Read More

  • 19 Jan 2007

    Aiello named STAR CEO as Guthrie ‘resigns’

    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 departures are expected. ... Read More

  • 15 Jan 2007

    2007 January – 15/01/2007 – 21/01/2007

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ASIAN TELEVISION BUSINESS. FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF TELEVISION ASIA, TELEVISION ASIA'S EXECUTIVE NEWS - DIRECT TO YOUR DESKTOP EVERY MONDAY MORNING.... Read More

  • 08 Jan 2007
  • 01 Jan 2007

    Helping independents to help themselves

    A 12-year veteran of television production in Singapore, AIPRO President Tony Chow shares his thoughts on MediaCorp, the MDA, and independents getting innovative... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    NHK and MediaCorp organize The Asian Pitch

    Singapore/Japan - NHK and MediaCorp are collaborating to offer The Asian Pitch, a platform for Asian independent directors to create quality documentaries on High Definition, featuring Asian content, perspectives, production styles and values. The initiative will be an international pitching event open to directors from Japan, hina, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and 10 Asean nations.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Mega Media Group inks agreements at ATF

    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 Singapore, shoots in Indonesia and post production in Singapore. The films are to be shot in High Definition, with US$300,000 of equity investments and an experienced Executive Producer attached.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Buena Vista announces multiple deals across Asia at ATF

    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.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Distraction inks deal with Theatre Red

    Singapore - Canada’s Distraction Formats has placed its catalogue in the hands of Singapore-based Theatre Red to develop business in this territory as well as in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and India. ... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Slew of new deals for Singapore’s Media

    DA, Fortune Star Entertainment (HK) Limited, video and movie distributor, Innoform Media and Singapore production company, Boku Films entered into an agreement to co-produce full length Mandarin action thriller film 'Rule Number One'. Written and directed by Kelvin Tong, film is targeted to start production in mid 2007. Under the agreement, MDA and Fortune Star will co-fund with Innoform Media and Boku Films. Fortune Star will distribute the film worldwide, working closely with Innoform to distribute the film in Singapore and Malaysia. ... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    FremantleMedia Enterprises concludes Asia deals

    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 Runway and American Inventor, while ABS-CBN’s Lifestyle Network in Philippines welcomes Jamie’s Kitchen, Jamie’s Great Italian Escape and Oliver’s Twist.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Singapore – The 2006 Asia Television Forum (ATF), Asia Film Market & Conference (AFMC) and Asia Animation Conference (AAN) closed with US$47.1

    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 broadcaster on their common visionto bring Asian content to Asian audiences as first priority, and to the rest of he world. While 4 entries are expected to be commissioned, funding made available will be decided on a case-to-case basis, with MediaCorp and NHK overseeing two productions each. Call for submission is January to April 2007,details available at: www.caldecottproductions.com... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    2006 Asia Television Forum closes on record high

    Singapore - The 2006 Asia Television Forum (ATF), Asia Film Market & Conference (AFMC) and Asia Animation Conference (AAN) closed with US$47.1 million worth of deals concluded, exceeding the $33 million mark in 2005 by about 42%. The market grew by 25%, with participation from a recordtotal of 49 countries.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    NDS buys Jungo Ltd; opens Mumbai office

    London / Mumbai – NDS acquired 100% of the share capital of Jungo Ltd, residential gateway software provider, for up to US$107.5 million cash,including $17 million of earnout payment, contingent on achieving fiscaltargets for the 12 months following the deal’s completion next March.... Read More

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