Singtel TV adds Discovery channels after StarHub spat

Singapore’s Singtel TV has picked up a number of Discovery channels months after telco StarHub pulled the Scripps-owner off its platforms following a major carriage dispute. Singtel TV has added Discovery’s HGTV, AFC and Food Network to its suite of channels, which already includes TLC, Travel Channel, Discovery and Animal Planet. Discovery is the largest […]

BBC brings Player on-demand to Malaysia

BBC Worldwide has launched its authenticated SVOD service, BBC Player, in Malaysia, in partnership with Telekom Malaysia. The rollout marks the second country to receive the branded TV-everywhere service, following the BBC commercial arm’s launch of BBC Player in Singapore last year in partnership with StarHub. Subscribers to Telekom Malaysia’s IPTV service, HyppTV, will be […]

BBC launches first TV Everywhere service

BBC Worldwide has launched BBC Player, a branded TV Everywhere service in partnership with Singaporean pay TV giant StarHub. TV Everywhere services have proved popular with channels and operators in the US in particular, and allow authenticated pay TV subs to stream channels from their pay TV bundle. The branded BBC Player, which is now […]

Netflix hires biz dev chief in Asia Pac

Global streaming service Netflix has hired a VP of business development in the Asia Pacific region as it builds relationships with regional telcos. Anthony Zameczkowski has joined from Victorious, a mobile video start-up backed by Silicon Valley private investor Kleiner Perkins. Before that, he spent eight years at Google and its video platform YouTube and […]

ITV relaunches channel in Singapore

UK broadcaster ITV is relaunching its ITV Choice channel in Singapore after striking a deal with the TV arm of local telco Singtel. The channel has previously been carried in the country on the StarHub platform before being taken off the platform in 2013 having launched in 1997, and the Singtel carriage deal marks its […]

New Asian launch for Scripps’ HGTV

Scripps Networks Interactive’s home improvement-themed cable net HGTV has secured two new carriage deals in the Philippines. The pay TV channel will launch on the SKYcable and Cignal Digital TV pay TV platforms in the country. The channel has been gaining ground in the region, having recently rolled out on StarHub in Singapore, Fetch TV […]

RTL CBS channels secure StarHub deal

The RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD channels will launch on Singaporean pay TV platform StarHub later this month. The pair of channels, which are operated by the RTL and CBS joint venture RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network, will roll out on StarHub on May 26. The RTL CBS Entertainment channel will […]