UEFA has granted broadcast rights for the EURO 2008 European Football Championships in a number of territories outside Europe via unprecedenteddirect negotiations with broadcasters. ESPN was granted rights for North America and the Pay TV rights in South America, with coverage on its network including two games on ABC; ESPN Star got rights for the Indian sub-continent, including sub-licensing to terrestrials; Al Jazeera was granted rights for the Middle East and North Africa; while PCCW was … [Read more...] about EURO 2008 Media Rights outside Europe sold
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Mumbai - Media e2e, Oracle and Wipro Infotech announce the formation of a Media Technology Consortium to address growing technology needs of the media and entertainment sector by designing advanced information systems. The alliance sees Media e2e bringing domain expertise and niche applications solutions for the media and entertainment industry, Oracle providing industry focused business applications, and Wipro offering infrastructure services and system integration capabilities. The … [Read more...] about Media e2e, Oracle and Wipro Infotech form Media Technology Consortium
Bangkok - Ordered to pay 94 billion baht (US$2.67 billion) within 45 days of the Supreme Court ruling, Thailand’s only privately-owned station iTVcould face bankruptcy. Its appeal was lost against the May 2006 ruling revoking the company’s rights to reduced concession fees and its replacement of news and educational programming with entertainment breaching the requirements of iTV’s original broadcasting licence. The concession fees had been waived under former Prime Minister … [Read more...] about Court ruling could bankrupt Thailand’s iTV
Over the last 7-8 years, we have seen many more independent TV content production companies, providing content, and production services to both local and international broadcasters. When I first started, we are all contractors or service providers, and now, we are seeing efforts to develop ourselves as content creators – but yet not content owners. Because of the government’s efforts to engage international broadcasters like Discovery Channel, National Geographic, MTV to set up their … [Read more...] about Helping independents to help themselves
Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) Broadcasting since December 1991, SBS has had a relatively short yet successful history; successfully strengthening its stance and differentiating itself as Korea’s only private terrestrial broadcaster with a nationwide network. SBS was awarded Winner Terrestrial Channel of the Year at ATA 2006. Lee, Woong-MoExecutive Director, Documentary & Cultural Programs, SBS“I believe winning the Channel of the Year Award is very special in that … [Read more...] about Hallyu-yah!
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.Caldecott Productions International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MediaCorp is working closely with the Japanese … [Read more...] about NHK and MediaCorp organize The Asian Pitch