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Hotstar Adds 20 Originals For 1H 2017

13 February, 2017
Hotstar has unveiled its latest slate of original content, commissioning 20 titles from CinePlay, a studio specializing in recreating stage plays for the screen. The productions will run in English and Hindi on Hotstar’s paid tier from...

CTE Adds Philippines To Local Ad Sales Team

9 February, 2017
Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has appointed Vanessa Parmisano as its first ad sales lead in the Philippines. The broadcaster had been using Butty Media as its local rep. The Philippines becomes the second market where CTE has its own...

Moon Joins A+E As N Asia Content Lead

6 February, 2017
A+E continues to build up its North Asia team, hiring Sun Young Moon to spearhead content and development. Moon will be based in Seoul covering Korea and Japan, reporting to North Asia GM, Saugato Banerjee. Moon had been working with Fox in...

Dembla To Run Southeast Asia For Turner

6 February, 2017
Turner has promoted Vishal Dembla to oversee Southeast Asia as VP and GM, a new position within the company. The role adds Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to Dembla’s remit, as well as additional oversight for programming, creative services...

Discovery Unveils SEA Slate For 2017

1 February, 2017
Discovery continues to build up its library of original Asian content, having greenlit seven long-form and nine short-form productions from Southeast Asia for 2017. Discovery commissioned 15 original productions from across the wider APAC region in...

A+E Hires Country Head For Korea

30 January, 2017
A+E Networks has appointed a country head for Korea, a new role, as it gears up to launch localized versions of History and Lifetime in the market. Youngsun Soh, former market director for Twitter Korea, has joined A+E as Korea GM, reporting to...

Zee Rolls Out Two More Channels In Africa

30 January, 2017
Zee has broadened its footprint and channel portfolio in Africa, launching two new brands with Kwese TV, a young pay-TV and online video network with regional ambitions. Kwese TV, backed by telco group Econet, is targeting a presence in more than...

WakuWaku Japan Launches In Mongolia

30 January, 2017
Japanese entertainment channel WakuWaku Japan continues to expand its footprint, going live in Mongolia with two pay-TV operators, Univision and DDish. The linear channel, which made its debut in Indonesia three years ago, is now present in just...

Scripps Elevates Singarajah To Asia MD

23 January, 2017
Scripps has promoted APAC head of ad sales and distribution, Leena Singarajah, to MD for Asia. Singarajah takes up the responsibilities from former regional lead Derek Chang, who retained oversight for the region after relocating to London to...

Amazon India Adds More Comedy Originals

19 January, 2017
Amazon continues to spend on original content in India, commissioning 14 stand-up comedy specials for its Prime Video platform. These add to an existing commitment for 18 exclusive Indian productions across multiple genres made last month at Prime...
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