Hong Kong – FlashForward, one of the most anticipated new shows of the 2009/2010 US television season, has been picked up by ten broadcasters in Asia Pacific with telecast across 44 countries, announced Disney-ABC International Television (DAIT) Asia Pacific. In Asia Pacific, FlashForward has been acquired by free TV broadcasters Seven Network (Australia), TVB (Hong Kong), Media Prima (Malaysia), TVNZ (New Zealand), MediaCorp (Singapore), ABS-CBN (Philippines), and pay TV platforms Fox International Corporation (SE Asia, HK and Taiwan), Zee Cafe (India), OCN (Korea) and SingTel (Singapore). The two broadcasters launching within two weeks of the US premiere are Seven Network (September 28 at 8pm) and MediaCorp (October 4 at 10pm). In addition, FIC will be broadcasting FlashForward on dates staggered around Taiwan and all SE Asian markets, launching first in Philippines on Star World (December 10). In addition to the broadcasters who have acquired FlashForward, DAIT announced that catch-up TV service for FlashForward will be available in Australia and Singapore within 12 hours of the local telecast as part of a strategy to ensure the widest audience possible. Adapted from a novel by award-winning writer Robert J Sawyer, the drama examines the impact on humanity of an unexplained event, which causes every living person to black out at precisely the same moment only to see a glimpse of their own future in six months time. The thirteen episode series follows an ensemble cast of characters through the aftermath of this experience as each struggle to make sense of the futures they have seen and decide whether to embrace their destiny or try and alter it.
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