April 2010

Cover Story

  • Mind your own business

    WITH the merger of FOX International Channels with many of STAR’s channels in Asia, FOX executives now boast business cards covered in channel logos encompassing multiple genres across factual entertainment, GE, music, movies and news.... Read More


CEO View

  • Striking the right balance

    Whether weighing up mass-audience versus brand-defining content, channels versus content business, or global versus local appeal, for Discovery Networks International CEO Mark Hollinger, much involves getting the balance right. He talks exclusively to Television Asia Plus... Read More


  • Tech perspectives: HDTV

    Television Asia Plus asked key industry stakeholders about the increased accessibility of HDTV and its importance to the growth of the region’s pay-TV industry as a whole... Read More

TVAplus: guide to HD

  • Playboy explores new dimensions

    Playboy TV is never afraid to try something new, and after its successful foray into High Definition, 3D is next on the agenda. Television Asia Plus talks to PlayboyTV’s general manager for Asia & Japan, Lanny Huang... Read More

  • The Asian Pitch helps grow HD for Asia

    Now in its fourth year, The Asian Pitch (TAP) is a collaboration between Japan’s NHK and Singapore’s MediaCorp to find, and fund, Asian-born HD documentaries for international audiences. Television Asia Plus looks at the project’s success so far... Read More

Marketing and Event

  • Format Superpitch Finalists

    The Asian Television Forum, held end-2009 in Singapore, once again hosted the Television Asia Plus-organized Superpitch competition with formats the focus. Shortlisted from over 50 entries from across the entire Asia Pacific region, five pitched on the day to a panel of expert judges.... Read More

Format Case Study

Country Focus

  • Taiwan in focus

    Ad spend in Taiwan fell to a new low of NT$39.42 billion in 2009, down seven percent on year, hit hard by the financial crisis and the introduction of the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act... Read More

  • Hong Kong in focus

    Still reeling from the global recession, ad spend for 2009 dipped earlier in the year, rising in the second half as the property market started to recover, leading to double digit growth in the last quarter.... Read More

  • Insights into China

    Two recent reports from Beijing-based media research firm CMM-Intelligence offer insights into the impact of the WTO ruling and the growth of online video in China. Television Asia Plus looks at some of the top-line findings... Read More


  • Super market sweep

    Come April 12-16, some 11,500 media professionals from 102 countries, including 4,000 buyers, will coverge at MIPTV in Cannes. Television Asia Plus’ Christine Wong looks at some of the fare on offer this market... Read More

  • Buy buy baby

    April 12-16 at the Cannes Palais de Festivals, MIPTV will be upon us once again. Christine Wong canvasses a number of prominent in-market and pan-regional buyers from Asia about their successes in 2009 and their shopping lists for 2010... Read More

Channel Profile

  • truTV - Not reality. Actuality.

    April 2010 will see Turner Entertainment Networks Asia’s new channel truTV make its debut in Asia on Singapore’s StarHub Cable TV. TENA’s senior vice president and general manager Sunny Saha talks exclusively to Television Asia Plus... Read More

Sponsors & Media

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