Sales of formats such as "Popstar to Operastar" and "Dancing with the Stars" to Korea’s major terrestrial and cable channels this year ushered in a new era in South Korean television – foreign format acquisition. From this to content localization and 3D programming, TV ASIA Plus looks at how 2011 is turning out to be a year of diversification and change.... Read More
Choice is the greatest difference between contemporary television viewing habits and those of half a century ago. Programming is no longer limited to a paltry amount of channels, but a plethora of options, from both free-to-air and pay-TV. But when, where and how it is being watched is an important issue that is yet to take off on a major scale. TV ASIA Plus talks to broadcasters, content and technology providers about the add-on services, which aim to keep viewers hooked into content.... Read More
Snow White, witch doctors, a feline teen and some sharp-tongued Texan belles were just some of the characters Disney Media Distribution (DMD) debuted at this year’s L.A Screenings. Marc Checkley was there and got the low down on the new season, its aim to connect with ‘millennials’ and how international audiences are infl uencing programme development.... Read More
Gaming has come a long way since its days in dimly lit arcades. It is now a multibillion content business that is attracting all manner of enthusiasts – from young and old, to male and female. TV ASIA Plus talks to Guy de Beer of Playcast on how gaming is delving into television’s content galaxy.... Read More
Game of Thrones (GOT) may be a medieval epic fantasy, but HBO Asia is giving this classic story a modern life through social media with a microsite, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account specifi cally for its audiences in 22 Asian territories.... Read More
SingTel is bullish, but StarHub and MediaCorp are still only offering programmes on an ad hoc basis. Content makers confi dent the technology will leapfrog in Asia but cost of transmission is a major hurdle.... Read More
Apollo Awards 2017 offers 21 categories this year, including direction, cinematography, editing, art direction, music composition, sound design, colour grading, visual effects, motion graphics and animation.