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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...

Sharb Farjami, Ex News Corp CCO, Joins Foxtel

29 August, 2016
Foxtel continues to build out its two-month-old content and wholesale arm, appointing Sharb Farjami to a new role, director of content commercialization. Farjami – former chief commercial officer at News Corp Australia – has been...

Turner Appoints First APAC Lead For Location-Based Entertainment

25 August, 2016
Turner is widening its licensing push in Asia-Pacific, appointing its first director of location-based entertainment for the region. Eric Lee, ex-global head of location-based entertainment for Angry Birds maker Rovio, took up the role at the...

Sky TV Adds HGTV In New Zealand

24 August, 2016
Scripps’ HGTV channel is now in the basic pack of New Zealand’s leading pay-TV operator Sky TV as part of a retransmission deal, after launching as a Freeview satellite offering in June. The channel – Scripps’ first linear...

Online Ad Growth In Australia Reaches Five-Year High

24 August, 2016
Online ad spend in Australia – already larger than any traditional media in the country – surged forward by another 30% over FY2016, to total A$6.8 billion (US$5.2 billion) in net spend. That figure, announced by Australia’s...

Perform's OTT Sports Service, DAZN, Arrives In Japan

23 August, 2016
Perform Group has unveiled the Japanese version of DAZN, its ad-free sports streaming service, after paying ¥210 billion (US$1.7 billion) for online broadcast rights to J.League, the country’s top football tournament, earlier this...

Fox, NextVR To Livestream VR Bundesliga Game

22 August, 2016
A virtual reality version of the Bundesliga's opening match will be available live through much of Asia, as part of a five-year tie-up between Fox Sports and tech specialist NextVR. In APAC, Fox has Bundesliga rights for most...

BBC Rearranges Commercial Duties In ANZ

18 August, 2016
BBC Worldwide has reshuffled commercial responsibilities in Australia and New Zealand. The move follows the departure of Rob Leach – who oversaw business development and digital, as well as BBC World News – earlier this month. Dustin...
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