August – September 2012

Cover Story

People

  • Industry giants deliver MIPCOM Media Mastermind keynotes

    PARIS – Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager, HISTORY and Lifetime Networks; Mark Burnett, President, One Three Media; Dawn Ostroff, President, Condé Nast Entertainment; Jason Kilar, CEO, Hulu; and Robert Kyncl, Global Head of Content at Google/Youtube, will deliver Media Mastermind keynote addresses at MIPCOM 2012 in Cannes, from 8 – 11 October.... Read More

Marketing and Event

  • The “Emperor” Arrives

    At the launch of the new STAR Chinese Movies (SCM) in Singapore on July 1, Adrian Lim caught up with Cora Yim, Vice President for Chinese Movie & Entertainment Channels at FOX International Channels, for this exclusive interview.... Read More

  • Fandomania

    The Dog Whisperer’s Cesar Millan and Dangerous Encounters’ Dr. Brady Barr both got up-close-andpersonal with some of their biggest Asian fans recently. Kelvin Ong met the personalities in Singapore to fi nd out what they have to say about the broadcaster touted to have “Brands with Fans”!... Read More

News Focus

  • Sea Wheat

    An unusual, yet compelling story, delivered with conviction, was what brought success to a trio of pitchers representing Taiwan at The Asian Pitch 2012; a joint initiative by Japan’s NHK, Singapore’s MediaCorp and Korea’s KBS to fund original HD documentaries. TV ASIA Plus meets the team after the closed-door pitch held on July 31.... Read More

  • From Pitch to Pilot

    Superpitch, the pitch competition held in conjunction with the Asian Television Awards, is back. TV ASIA Plus checks in with past winners and reveals how some ideas that were previously budding are now bearing fruit.... Read More

Features

  • Model behaviour

    Ice-TV is banking on the popularity of the Next Top Model franchise with a pan-Asian adaptation of the successful format. Melody Uy talks to managing director David Searl about producing the mega format while Adrian Lim meets Tyra Banks, who is in Singapore to lend her support to one of the biggest reality shows in the region.... Read More

  • Proactive

    activeTV maintains its core strength of producing for TV with new seasons and format adaptations as it makes its foray into creating content for the online space. Michael McKay, President of activeTV shares details of the production company’s upcoming projects with Melody Uy.... Read More

Country Focus

Opinion

  • Opinion

    “He is brilliant at being a true journalist, who can dive-bomb through an interview to the truth, and in the same moment, turn to the people upstairs and say ‘What are the ratings?’ He has an ego, but he also wants people to like him, and there aren’t a lot of people who like him.” Jeff Daniels on his character Will McAvoy.... Read More

Profile

  • VikiPedia

    viki.com, which started out as a class project, has become the definitive “fan-subbing” online video site for premium content, with over 150 language translations and over 1 billion videos viewed. Like the online encyclopedia for which its name bears a close resemblance to, this online community is also empowered to manage and maintain its own content. Adrian Lim and Kelvin Ong speak to CEO and co-founder Razmig Hovaghimian to uncover the phenomenon that is Viki.... Read More

Technology

  • News REwire

    The landscape for TV news providers has changed dramatically over the past five years. The relentless onslaught of new consumer devices and the expansion of news formats have blurred traditional notions of news. Some commentators believe that these trends will leave traditional news organisations outmanoeuvred by flexible online competitors. We, however, believe that TV newsrooms have the tools and capabilities to reinvent themselves provided they respond quickly.... Read More

  • Homeland Security

    With multiplatform content distribution and consumption on the rise, content security becomes an even greater issue. Bengt Jonsson, Irdeto’s Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific, speaks to TV ASIA Plus on Irdeto’s handling of content piracy.... Read More

  • Left to your own Devices

    Satellite company SES has developed a communications protocol that will make possible the reception of direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV signals— which feature high picture and stereo sound quality—even by consumer electronics devices such as tablets and smartphones. Dubbed SAT-IP, the “quantum-leap” technology will enable content providers to reach the “other 50%” of viewing devices in the home, according to Thomas Wrede, VP Reception Systems at SES.... Read More

  • Screen Savour

    The development of multi screen content transmission has changed the way audiences consume content. For example, you can now watch television soaps, which used to be the exclusive property of the television, on a computer at home, a mobile phone, a tablet, or even a game console; while you are at home, travelling or at work. Not only are there a variety of devices at hand, some of these alternative methods of content consumption are gaining enough traction to compete with the traditional screen’s popularity, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. The May 2012 Nielsen report, Global Online Consumers and Multi-Screen Media: Today and Tomorrow, highlights the changing patterns of content consumption and the impact of portable devices.... Read More

  • Get Smart

    Smart TVs are becoming more commonplace in the households of Asia. Your TV at home today may be a Smart TV, but perhaps you don’t know it or haven’t considered using the Smart features yet. Reuben Verghese, VP, Asia at Accedo, shares his insights.... Read More

  • What’s on your Wallpaper?

    Television watching is now a more useroriented and exciting pastime. In this 9-page technology spread, the editorial team at TV Asia Plus highlights some of these innovations, beginning with a visit to NDS’ product showroom.... Read More

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