Israel-based telenovela firm Dori Media Group (DMG) has signed a 10-year licensing deal with video gaming channel Ginx Entertainment and Indonesia’s direct broadcast satellite (DBS) provider PT MNC Sky Vision that will see it adapt Ginx’s content for the Indonesian market.
Ginx TV will broadcast on Sky Vision platform OKE from September 2008 and Indovision from May 2009.
Ginx TV provides 24/7 entertainment and coverage of the video games industry, which was worth US$42bn in 2007 and is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 10.3% to US$68.3bn in 2012, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Global Entertainment.
The channel currently airs in Eastern Europe and recently announced plans to expand its coverage to 18 countries around Europe.
Dori Media runs Televiva Vision 2 and Baby TV Vision 3 on Indovision.
Nadav Palti, president and CEO of DMG, said: “The launch of Ginx TV in Indonesia will be a fine addition to our existing channels in the country, Televiva Vision 2 and Baby TV Vision 3. The agreement also reflects our successful relationship with Sky Vision, the largest DTH operator in Indonesia.
“While DMG is primarily focused on Telenovelas, we believe that Ginx TV offers unique content that will help consolidate our presence in Asia. Video games are particularly popular in Asia and we look forward to partnering with Ginx in other territories as well.”