Singapore– The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) has entered into a co-production arrangement with the Korean Broadcasting Commission (KBC) to foster greater collaboration among Singaporean and Korean broadcasters and media companies. The agreement was signed on June 21 by the Chairman of KBC, Dr Cho Chang Hyun and MDA Chairman, Dr Tan Chin Nam in conjunction with BroadcastAsia 2007 held in Singapore. Approved co-productions will be considered as national productions of the countries and qualify as local content in fulfilling local content programming hours by broadcasters and for schemes of assistance for co-productions. Both countries will not impose discriminatory restrictions on the import, distribution and exhibition of TV programmes. The scope of the agreement covers animation, dramas and documentaries, and allows new forms of broadcast and audio-visual production to be subsequently included through an exchange of letters.