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  • 02 Apr 2007

    Singapore regulator reviews Media Code

    Singapore - The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) is conducting its first triennial review of the Media Market Conduct Code and is seeking public feedback. MDA aims to issue the revised Code in the fourth quarter of 2007.... Read More

  • 02 Apr 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

  • 02 Apr 2007

    Hong Kong Media Atlas results unveiled

    Hong Kong – Synovate has released its first full-year Media Atlas survey results – covering over 6,000 respondents aged 15-64. Some 98.4% of respondents had watched TV within the past week. On free-to-air, 95% had watched TVB Jade, followed by ATV Home at 79%, TVB Pearl at 76% and ATV World at 52% of respondents.... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    ANYTIME begins regional V0D roll-out in Australia

    Sydney/Singapore: ANYTIME inaugurated its Video-on-Demand service in Australia on March 29 in an alliance with publisher Fairfax Media's Fairfax Digital. That will be followed by launches in Singapore, Korea and Taiwan later this year, according to ANYTIME President/CEO Craig Zimbulis.... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    Tsunami drama Sea Providence shooting in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur - Sea Providence or Re Lang Dao (Mandarin for Redang Island) is in production, a joint venture between China Central Television, Chinese production company Jingzhilu, and Malaysia's VL Film Productions.... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    Two extraordinary shows filming in India for Zone Reality Channel

    Delhi/London - Indian indie Zonsta Creation is producing two reality series for Zone Reality Channel in Asia. A Life Extraordinary, which delves into paranormal happenings and inexplicable events, evolved from a series of short films on larger-than-life people, bizarre stories and unusual places, which Zonsta made for the channel two years ago.... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    It’s a deal for Endemol/Juita Viden in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur - Juita Viden and Endemol are co-producing Deal or No Deal for the country's ntv7, marking the 50th territory in which the game show is being produced. There are two localized versions: 52-episodes in Mandarin, hosted by local personality and newscaster Goh Wee Ping, which launched on March 12, airing each Monday and Tuesday at 7pm; to be followed by 52 episodes in English, hosted by radio DJ, Aanont 'Non' Wathanasin. The top prize is RM100,000 (US$29,000).... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    Animax launches competition for script writers

    Singaopore: Animax, the youth-skewed anime channel, has launched Animax Awards, a pan-Asia scriptwriting competition for budding and established writers. The concept was born in Japan, where the Animax Awards have been staged for the past five years. ... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    New AXN show cross-promotes ‘Sony Style’

    Singapore – Airing on AXN from Friday March 30 2007, a new lifestyle show has been tailored as an integrated advertising solution to incorporate and showcase the client's newest consumer gadgets, games, movies and music.... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    Sony partners Discovery in sponsorship deal

    Singapore - Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd will sponsor a 13 part 30-minute new travel and food series, World Café: Asia, on Discovery Networks Asia's Discovery Travel & Living channel.   The host, chef Bobby Chinn, travels to 13 destinations across Asia including China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam to feature local cuisine and recipes in each city. World Café: Asia airs Tuesdays at 2000hrs (SIN/HK) on Discovery Travel & Living channel.... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    English education channel to bow in Korea

    Seoul-Korea's Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) will launch the country's first English education channel on April 6 on the Skylife satellite broadcasting service. EBS English will offer local and imported programs for all ages- nearly 50% of the content for children and elementary students; 15% for English teachers; 4% for parents; and the rest for everyone.  EBS is also introducing English teacher-training programs for native English speakers in Korea. ... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    Network Ten boosts HD programming

    Sydney- Network Ten is beefing up its HD programming to include all regular season games and finals of AFL football, US Masters Golf and Rugby World Cup, and Australian Idol. ... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    Foxtel secures more satellite capacity

    Sydney- FOXTEL has acquired six transponders on Optus' just-announced D3 satellite to deliver HD services, new channels and enhanced picture and sound quality. The pay TV platform will also migrate some of its digital services from the Optus C1 satellite to the D3 bird, which is due to launch in 2009, as well as taking options for a further two transponders for future service expansion.... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    OCN extends VOD service using Tandberg’s new RTI and nPVR system

    Beijing Oriental Cable Network (OCN) will extend its VOD platform with Tandberg's new real time ingest (RTI) system for the Network Personal Video Recorder (nPVR). The deal follows OCN's purchase of Tandberg's OpenStream Digital Services Platform last year for its Phase I VOD deployment.... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    TWI to produce English Premier League coverage for more three seasons

    London- TWI, the sports production arm of IMG Media, has been reappointed to produce and distribute all English Premier League soccer matches for the international TV market for another three years. The deal commences in the 2007/ 08 season and will offer international licensees all 380 matches live via satellite, including 92 in HD. It also covers production of a weekly highlights show, a midweek magazine and a Friday night preview programme, totaling 900 hours of production per season.... Read More

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