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Nigerian Entertainment Conference 2019
NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE 2019
April 24-24, 2019
The 2019 theme, Mobile, Data, Consumers and the Future of Entertainment, was chosen to interrogate the possibilities of the entertainment industry going forward.“It has become clear that the Nigerian entertainment industry needs an event like NECLive," said Ayeni Adekunle, founder and con...

GamesBeat Summit 2019
GAMESBEAT SUMMIT 2019
April 23-24, 2019
Unlike large gaming events throughout the year, GamesBeat Summit is the most intimate gaming event in the industry where senior attendees return again and again because of the genuine conversations, networking and deal-making that come out of the Summit.Community matters more than ever to the succes...

Astro


Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro) is Malaysia’s leading content and consumer company in the TV, OTT, radio, digital and commerce space with growing ASEAN presence. The company serves 23 million individuals in 5.7 million households, or 76% of Malaysian households, who are watching Astro content on all screens and on demand, be it TV, laptop, tablet and phone.NJOI Prepaid, the company’s subscription-free TV service, offers all Malaysians free access to 29 TV and 20 radio channels on TV and mobile devices. Astro Radio includes Malaysia’s highest rated stations across key languages and there are available on both terrestrial and digital channels, reaching 16.2 million weekly listeners.

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Ryan Murphy’s move to Netflix is reverberating around the industry, spurring much discussion about the size of the deal and the impact on the studios and networks he leaves behind.Murphy’s five-year deal is said to be worth as much as $250 million-$300 million over the term — an astronomical sum that dwarfs the offers that traditional TV networks and studios could reasonably field. To land the most prolific producer working in TV today, Netflix committed to rich guarantees and ...
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EVENTS

Nigerian Entertainment Conference 2019
NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT CONFERENCE 2019
April 24-24, 2019
The 2019 theme, Mobile, Data, Consumers and the Future of Entertainment, was chosen to interrogate the possibilities of the entertainment industry going forward.“It has become clear that the Nigerian entertainment industry needs an event like NECLive," said Ayeni Adekunle, founder and con...

GamesBeat Summit 2019
GAMESBEAT SUMMIT 2019
April 23-24, 2019
Unlike large gaming events throughout the year, GamesBeat Summit is the most intimate gaming event in the industry where senior attendees return again and again because of the genuine conversations, networking and deal-making that come out of the Summit.Community matters more than ever to the succes...