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Patrick Brzeski

Asia Bureau Chief

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Paramount+ Sets Launch Plans for Australia, New Zealand

Paramount+ is heading down under. Hot on the heels of reporting its first-quarter financial results Thursday, ViacomCBS announced that its flagship streaming service will launch in Australia…

Disney+ Hotstar Sets Launch Date in Malaysia

The Walt Dinsey Co.'s flagship streaming service will switch on in the Southeast Asian country on June 1. Disney also has inked a broad range of deals with local studios to feed the service popular…

China Box Office: Youth Romance ‘My Love’ Beats Zhang Yimou’s ‘Cliff Walkers’ During Holiday Weekend

A slew of Chinese titles released to capitalize on the May Day holiday, but a poorly reviewed romantic drama beat them all.

China Box Office: Guy Ritchie’s ‘Wrath of Man’ Set for May Release

The Jason Statham-starring crime flick will hit screens shortly after 'Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' rereleases on May 14 and before 'Fast & Furious 9' takes China by storm on May 21.

Chloe Zhao’s Oscars Glory Met With Media Silence in China

Beijing's censorship apparatus has been suppressing the filmmaker's award season victories ever since nationalistic internet sleuths unearthed an old interview she gave in which she made a passing…

Oscars: Where to Watch Around the World

The Hollywood Reporter highlights the TV networks and online outlets that will be showing the 93rd Academy Awards across Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

International Nominees Brave Travel, Tests and Quarantine for Their Oscar Moment

Many overseas nominees for this year's Oscars will link in remotely to the 93rd Academy Awards, but a surprising number — from Korea, Romanian, Italy, and elsewhere — are determined to be there in…

Former HBO Asia Head Jonathan Spink Joins Taiwan’s Catchplay

The veteran exec will aid the Asian streamer with strategic discussions in content and OTT partnerships in Korea, China and Southeast Asia.

James Murdoch Says Theatrical Window “Gone for Good,” but Creators Gaining Greater Power Amid Streaming Wars

The former 21st Century Fox CEO and media scion spoke Tuesday at APOS, Asia's leading industry summit, where he shared some of the strategic thinking behind his private holding company Lupa Systems.

APOS: HBO Asia Orders Two Chinese-Language Originals

WarnerMedia has ordered two Chinese-language originals for its HBO service: period drama 'Legacy' tells the story of three sisters vying to inherit their father's business empire in 1920s China…

APOS: ViacomCBS Partners With Rakuten to Launch Nick+ Streaming Service in Japan

The deal includes the Japan launch of ViacomCBS's kids streaming channel Nick+, as well as a dedicated Nickelodeon zone for merchandise sales on Rakuten's flagship ecommerce platform.

China Box Office: Japanese Anime Dominates, ‘Lord of the Rings’ Derailed by Logistical Issues

The China re-release for Peter Jackson's 'The Fellowship of the Ring' was marred by authorities granting screening permission just one full day in advance, which resulted in prints arriving late…