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PLDT Licenses Roku's OTT Video Platform

8 September, 2016
Philippine telco PLDT is working on a new OTT video service for its broadband customers, to launch by the end of Q2 next year. The new platform will offer local content from Cignal, PLDT’s pay-TV arm, and Iflix, an SVOD provider in which PLDT...

Viacom18 Eyes Wider Reach For MTV

7 September, 2016
Indian broadcast major Viacom18 has launched its first dedicated Hindi music channel, MTV Beats. The Bollywood-oriented offering, a bid to widen MTV’s audience in India, replaces urban-centric MTV Indies, an independent music franchise which...

Disney Consolidates SE Asia Media Units

7 September, 2016
Disney has combined its TV, mobile and online businesses in Southeast Asia, to deepen engagement across audience segments in the region. Amit Malhotra is leading the new division, called Disney Media Networks, reporting to The Walt Disney Company...

Foxtel Play Revamps To Take On OTT Rivals

6 September, 2016
Australian pay-TV incumbent Foxtel is going head-to-head with online video rivals via a big shake-up of its own OTT service, Foxtel Play. Foxtel has already rolled out triple services and lower entry-level pricing for its core pay-TV platforms, as...

Sony Hires Georgette Tengco As Philippines Head

5 September, 2016
Sony has appointed Georgette Tengco to lead its channels business in the Philippines. Tengco – previously VP of entertainment channels for domestic studio Solar – succeeds Gidget Lao, who in turn has taken up another role at...

Fremantle's Rushit Jhaveri Joins A+E

1 September, 2016
Rushit Jhaveri, former VP of branded entertainment and digital partnerships at FremantleMedia Asia, has moved to A+E Networks. Based out of Singapore, Jhaveri has been charged with driving ad sales and digital partnerships for A+E across Southeast...

Reliance Announces Jio Launch, Prices

1 September, 2016
Mukesh Ambani has set media and communications on a new course in India after unveiling disruptive pricing plans and a September 5 launch for Reliance Jio – his US$22 billion bet on broadband transformation. Data use will be free for the rest...

Sony India Buys Ten Sports For US$385 Million

31 August, 2016
Sony Pictures is bolstering its sports armory in India, paying US$385 million to buy Ten Sports from Zee. The move underscores Sony’s determination to became a lead player in India’s sports market, following a local tie-up with ESPN...

CTE Greenlights Second Original Show

29 August, 2016
Four-year-old Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has announced its second major original production, The Ultimate Brocation, a reality series set in Hong Kong and backed by the Hong Kong Tourist Board. The show will air on CTE’s Kix channel...

CTE's Miao Mi Launches In Singapore Via Toggle

29 August, 2016
[Update: Miao Mi is also launching on Singtel's OTT platform Cast. Second press release also included below] Miao Mi, a new Chinese-language kids channel from Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE), has entered its second market, Singapore. The...
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