May 2015

Features

  • The Asian Side of the Doc - Xiamen Encounter

    The Asian Side of the Doc closed with record participation from Asia. K. Dass reports from Xiamen, China.... Read More

  • HK FILMART - Asia’s Entertainment Hub

    Hong Kong FILMART proved its relevance after so many years with new global deals, co-pros and cooperation between nations. Hong Kong’s home entertainment is expected to get better with new OTT initiatives with a mammon of programming lineup and the latest programmes from the region. K. Dass reports from the city of lights, cameras and action………..... Read More

  • Bigger & More Screens – Southeast Asians’ Preference

    Nielsen’s Anand Kalidasan shares with Television Asia Plus the latest global digital landscape online survey across 60 countries. In summary, television maintains its foothold as the media platform of choice for the majority of viewers in Southeast Asia. However, burgeoning connected device ownership and growing social media engagement and interaction are fuelling demand across the region for ‘always-on’ media, according to a new report by global performance management company.... Read More

  • Power of Laughter

    Comedy has been at an all-time high in popularity across the globe, with shows like Comedy Central Roasts, Worst Week of My Life, Real Rob! and Our Crazy Family giving audiences a form of escapism from the stresses of life. Priscilla Hendriks speaks to the comedy experts.... Read More

  • Behind the Beans

    Priscilla Hendriks speaks to Tom Beattie about the popular animated series which celebrates its 25th year on television and fi nds out the success formula.... Read More

  • Invasion of the Electronic Media

    The history of electronic media in Pakistan is as old as the country itself. Television was relatively slow to grow as it was not until 1964 that Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) was started. However the resident of Karachi had already gotten a taste of this new invention when a television was displayed at an exhibition arranged by the American Embassy in 1955. Mohammad Hanif Ravda, Controller at Indus TV Network shares his view of the industry with Television Asia Plus.... Read More

The Edge

  • Securing OTT Video in a Multiscreen World

    Irdeto recently commissioned a white paper to provide strategies and solutions to industries players who are struggling or starting to roll out the common topic at coffee breaks – OTT service. Irdeto’s Bill Rosenblatt tells Television Asia Plus the complexities and interdependencies of multiscreen streaming video technology today. The paper aims to help the industry set a strategy that minimises and isolates complexity among several moving parts. Here are some snippets of the white paper.... Read More

Country Focus

  • Insight South Korea/Hong Kong

    The past year has been an eventful one for the South Korean entertainment industry. Amid the rising popularity of Korean fi lms and TV shows overseas – Hallyu Wave, 2014 saw an increasing number of local titles getting sold and set up for foreign remakes. The extremely popular TV series My Love From The Star will be remade in the U.S., while thriller Hide and Seek will get a Chinese-language remake. As more and more Korean variety programmes are getting adaptations in the U.S. and China, actor-turned-producer Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-O, Spiderman 2) announced plans to buy Korean fi lm and TV formats.... Read More

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