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  • 02 Apr 2007

    FremantleMedia Australia rejigs management

    Sydney- FremantleMedia Australia has appointed five new executives as part of a senior management restructure orchestrated by Chief Executive Mark Fennessy and Chief Operating Officer Carl Fennessy.... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007

    Jane Smith plants a new Seed

    Sydney- Jane Smith, former Chief Executive of the New South Wales Film and Television Office, has joined Seed Australia, the production company headed by Hugh Jackman, John Palermo and Deborra-lee Furness. Smith, who signs on Vice President, will work with Lisa Shaunessy in developing projects for Seed with the principals/founders.... Read More

  • 02 Apr 2007
  • 01 Apr 2007

    Higher learning On-air, on-line and on-the-ground, industry partners are joining forces to heighten awareness of High- Definition TV.

    Improving the viewer experience? Or simply selling more HD TV sets and services? It’s hard not to be cynical when take-up of HD doesn’t come cheap. Apart from needing an HD-ready TV set, currently starting at over US$700, HD set-top boxes are around $200, and, in Singapore for example, StarHub’s HD Plus service costs around $10 per month for two channels: Discovery HD and National Geographic Channel – on top of subscribing to a minimum of 3 StarHub Digital Cable Basic Groups. No amount of telling the consumer that ‘the switch from SD (standard definition) to HD will be as transformational to the viewing experience as the transition from black and white to colour’ is going to convince viewers to hand-over the best part of $1,000. In fact if this contributor had a dollar for every time she’s heard that phrase of late, her own personal HDTV fund would be coming on quite nicely. But cynicism aside, there’s no doubt that sports will prove a considerable driver of HDTV in the months to come, given that the Beijing Olympics 2008 are to be offered in HD.... Read More

  • 01 Apr 2007

    M&A’s predicted for Hong Kong media industry

    Prognostications for the electronic media markets of Hong Kong could hardly be rosier—and that could spark more M&A activity.... Read More

  • 01 Apr 2007

    MIP AHOY!

    An expected 12,000 professionals will arrive at MIPTV hoping to win some of the expected US$4 billion worth of business. Television Asia hears from the selling end at the annual audiovisual and digital content fiesta in Cannes... Read More

  • 01 Apr 2007

    Mixed fortunes for Hindi entertainment

    India’s Star Plus has restored some of its lost sheen following the return of Kaun Banega Crorepati earlier this year. Ritesh Gupta takes the pulse of the Hindi general entertainment genre... Read More

  • 01 Apr 2007

    Local content still in its prime

    Surveys of the top 10 shows in the region demonstrate that audiences still overwhelmingly prefer shows made in their home country or elsewhere in Asia, but Western game show and reality formats are still in vogue in some markets.... Read More

  • 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

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