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Ex-Nat Geo topper to lead Blue Ant networks unit

Producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media has launched a global networks division to support its international expansion efforts. Former National Geographic Partners COO Ward Platt will lead the division, taking up the newly created role of CEO, global networks and kids. The global networks division will manage: Blue Ant’s joint venture with AT&T, […]

RTL CBS hires programming, sales chiefs

RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network has hired programming and sales bosses, including one from Asian entertainment company Celestial Pictures. Jennifer Batty has become executive VP, programming and Daniel Fung EVP, distribution at the CBS and RTL joint venture business. Batty (pictured left) was most recently a consultant at RTL in Asia, where she helped to […]

Red hot channels in Asia

Asian pay TV is growing at a fast clip with subscriber numbers on the rise and revenues from linear and new digital services growing. The numbers are not lost on the international media giants operating channels and services from the likes of A+E, BBC Worldwide, Discovery, Fox, Sony and Turner are all well established in […]

RTL CBS channel hits Singapore

Singapore is the latest territory to get the joint venture RTL CBS Entertainment HD channel. It will run on SingTel mio TV as part of its Family Pack+ offer and offer shows such as The X Factor USA and America’s Got Talent, entertainment news from Entertainment Tonight, and CBS’s US series such as Elementary and the Under the […]

RTL, CBS launch channels JV in Asia

European broadcaster RTL Group and distributor CBS Studios International are launching a pair of thematic channels in south east Asia. The nets, RTL CBS Entertainment and RTL CBS Extreme, will be operated by a new Singapore-based joint venture, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. This will comprise a local management team reporting into a board of […]