Gan Ling Sze Head of Content Sales, Asia, AETN International Asian markets are still very much glued to the genre of staged competitions, in the format similiar to Pop Idol and You Have Got Talent. While some channels will buy such formats, others are producing their own. Soap drama still tops the rating charts throughout Asia, and Korean drama is everywhere. However, there are signs that Taiwanese dramas led by young, attractive actors and actresses are gaining appeal among audience here. In addition, a few big budget period dramas from China are gaining strength in the region. AETN International has had a lot of success with several programs across the entertainment, history and biography genres. Criss Angel Mindfreak, which takes viewers behind the scenes as illusionist Criss Angel prepares his mind-boggling demonstrations, has been very successful in the region. In addition, our epic historymdocumentaries like Rome: Engineering an Empire and True Caribbean Pirates have done well. These programs are shot in HD and feature dramatic re-enactments and CGI. Finally, our award-winning series Biography is one of our most sought after programs.