Monday, April 24, 2006

Singapore/Mobile-TV Singapore telecom company launches mobile TV channel

"Mobile One (M1), one of the three major telecom operators in Singapore, and Media Corp Studios on Monday launched a Mobile Channel which enables M1's third generation (3G) service users to watch local television (TV) programs on their phones."

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Asia/Print Investments

Printingtalk: Asia-Pacific, China Lead Way For Print Investment

"Based on levels of orders received during the trade show, the UK and the Asia-Pacific region, including China, are leading the way, according to Heidelberg's experience at Ipex 2006."

Friday, April 14, 2006

China/Television/Foreign News

The China Post: China clamps down on TV news

"China's top media body has ordered television broadcasters to stop using international news footage and called for greater "political and propaganda discipline". New regulations posted on the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television's Web site said all stations must only use the international news reports of China Central Television and China Radio International. "Recently, some overseas news services and media have used various methods to sell international news material to domestic stations and the reports have a clear political intention," the regulations said."

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

China/Ad Markets

AdAgeChina: China's ad market rising fast

"Between 2005 and 2008, six of the 10 largest contributors to advertising growth will be emerging markets including China, the seventh-largest ad market in 2005. China is expected to grow 66% over the coming three years, overtaking Italy in 2006, and France in 2008, becoming the fifth-largest market by 2008."

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


AsiaMedia: Newspapers face anti-trust probe

"The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is poised to crack down on unfair business practices of some newspaper companies. The anti-trust regulator’s probe will likely be focused on allegations of free newspaper subscriptions and gifts such as bicycles being given away to lure more subscribers, according to an FTC director general Tuesday."


The Guardian: China clamps down on foreign magazines

"China has imposed a limit on the number of foreign magazines being sold in China in a blow to publishers hoping to cash in on the country's booming media market."