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  • 21 Mar 2007

    Technical solution to facilitate Anytime TV’s regional expansion

    SingaporeVOD provider Anytime will launch Anytime Absolute, an end-to-end broadband TV technical solution providing distribution, content management, commerce, and customer support abilities for use with Anytime’s VOD service across Asia Pacific.... Read More

  • 20 Mar 2007

    Jason Siu promoted as General Manager of STAR Taiwan

    Hong Kong / Taipei STAR has promoted Jason Siu as General Manager of STAR Taiwan, effective May 1, 2007.  Siu replaces Wayne Chou who is resigning, and both will work for a smooth transition in the following weeks. Reporting to Paul Aiello, Chief Executive Officer of STAR, Siu will lead STAR’s broadcasting operations in Taiwan. ... Read More

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  • 12 Mar 2007

    Digital media powerbrokers converge on Mumbai

    Singapore- X|Media|Lab, an international think tank and creative workshop, today announced it will stage a three-day workshop in Mumbai as part of the Ficci-Frames convention.... Read More

  • 08 Mar 2007

    Thailand’s iTV receives last minute reprieve

    Bangkok – iTV, the debt-ridden station that was set to be shut down from Wednesday, gained a new lease of life after interim prime minister, Surayud Chulanont, allowed transmissions to continue by having them relayed through the Public Relations Department (PRD) that would enable the channel's programming to continue uninterrupted.  ... Read More

  • 07 Mar 2007

    Chinese DVD spending to hit US$500 million by 2010

    London - Media analyst Screen Digest has released findings on the home entertainment market in China. It reports that almost 70 million DVDs were sold to Chinese consumers in 2006 for approximately US$115 million, and forecasts the amount to exceed US$500m by 2010. The growth is expected to be at the expense of China's VCD sector, which has dwindled to about 50% of its original value to US$50m since 2002, with further decline expected through to 2010. ... Read More

  • 06 Mar 2007

    All goes dark at Thailand’s iTV

    Bangkok – Thailand’s only independent TV station iTV has halted broadcasting ‘temporarily’ until any light is shed on its future. ... Read More

  • 05 Mar 2007

    Galey heading up Bloomberg TV for Asia

    Singapore - Shawn Galey is to direct a wide range of Bloomberg Television’s commercial affairs in the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Singapore, Galey assumes regional responsibility for distribution, new media, business development and marketing. ... Read More

  • 05 Mar 2007

    SET denies bid for Neo Sports stake

    Mumbai – Sony Entertainment Television (SET) did not offer to buy a 26% in Indian cricket channels Neo Sports. An LA-based Sony spokesman says the facts, as reported by The Economic Times of India, were not accurate.... Read More

  • 01 Mar 2007

    Will digital technology shut right windows?

    The old established economic model of licensing the same programme to as many platforms at different times in one territory to maximize revenue for the rights owner (or distributor) may be coming to the end of its own life cycle. The argument has always been that the value of the rights for a certain programme diminish over the life cycle of that programme and – as such – a premium is charged for first window rights and exclusivity is traded for higher and higher license fees. Digital delivery and, more importantly, digital storage at increasingly inexpensive rates is making the release of a title on an exclusive basis on one platform before another more and more difficult and – perhaps – more and more irrelevant. The Internet and the introduction of Web 2.0 and file sharing technologies mean it’s easy to view a programme wherever you live well before its “official” first window release but – of course this is illegal. Or is it?... Read More

  • 01 Mar 2007

    Multi- tasking for multi- platform – CAS and DRM in Asia

    The introduction of conditional access system (CAS) in markets like India along with the broadening of that technology to sophisticated services such as PVR in relatively meture markets is resulting in opportunities for CA technology providers. Ritesh Gupta examines the CAS trend, versus that of Digital Rights Management (DRM), and its implications... Read More

  • 01 Mar 2007

    Holding the Key to Mobile Security

    Mobile Broadcasting is a promising new service not only to deliver rich media experience to consumers but also to reduce mobile subscriber churn rates and to increase ARPU. And, as Magz Osborne finds out, makingsure that mobile content is only available to paying subscribers is key to the success of mobil broadcasters' business.... Read More

  • 01 Mar 2007

    Hey good looking

    When it comes to achieving 'cut-through' in an increasingly cluttered TV environment, channels need to have a consistent and instantly recognizable identity. And, as Mag Osborne finds out, channel branding and positioning goes long beyond logos, idents and interstitials... Read More

  • 01 Mar 2007

    CAS sparks row between agencies and channels

    TV advertising rates in India are among the lowest in the world but the industry is undergoing a period of instability amid doubts about the medium's effectiveness, as Ritesh Gupta reports... Read More

  • 01 Mar 2007

    AXN bans prompts row on content regulation

    AXN was recently banned in India for airing the World's Sexiest Commercials. What prompted this heavy handed intervention and how can other broadcasters avoid a similar fate? Ritesh Gupta reports... Read More

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