Daily Archive: October 24, 2011

Oct 24

CIRC10: Social Media, Digital Entertainment, Governance & Social Movements

Tweet Ten years ago, when China’s Internet population totaled 22.5 million and Facebook and Twitter had not even been conceived, a group of researchers came together to organize a conference to study the Internet in China. By all indications even then, it was clear that China would have a major impact on the global digital …

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Oct 24

ChinaVision Acquires China Entertainment Media Group and Introduces Tencent as a Strategic Investor

Tweet ChinaVision Media Group Limited (“ChinaVision” or the “Company”) , together with its subsidiaries, (the “Group”)(SEHK: 1060) today announced that it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement in which the Group has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital (the “proposed acquisition”) of China Entertainment Media Group Limited (“CEMG”). Furthermore, the …

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Oct 24

Satellite and cable TV set for big jump in penetration

Tweet The penetration of cable and satellite television is expected to reach 80 per cent of the country’s 20-million households this year, according to the Satellite Television Association (Thailand). Chairman Niphon Naksompop said last week that as many content producers had entered the cable and satellite television business throughout this year, penetration was growing faster …

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Oct 24

Block media merger, say academics

Tweet Fearing the approval of an application by Want Want China Times Group to purchase China Network Systems would turn the former into a “media monster” monopoly, academics held a press conference yesterday to urge the National Communications Commission (NCC) to block the acquisition. On the eve of the second public hearing for the merger …

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Oct 24

SAB TV sets foot in the U.S

Tweet Sony Entertainment Network has launched SAB TV, India’s premier family comedy channel in the US. SAB TV is now the first free-to-air 24/7 South Asian television channel in the US. The channel will be available to over 10 million households on channel 23.4 in the New York metro area and channel 44.4 in Dallas/Fortworth, …

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