December 2011

Cover Story

News Focus

  • For public good

    The relevance of public broadcasting in the digital age was one of the key issues discussed at the Public Broadcasters International conference, held in Singapore last month.... Read More

  • The new Face of content

    As consumers buy fewer DVDs and spend more time online, movie studios are capitalizing on the opportunities provided by Facebook fan pages for their video content with apps that allow them to sell content directly to fans.... Read More



  • Due respect

    TV ASIA Plus highlights the changes, tweaks and response to this year’s Asian Television Awards, which rolls out the red carpet for the 16th time on December 8, in Singapore.... Read More

  • Prime society

    Television viewing habits in the Asia Pacific are experiencing a sea change as changing lifestyles and new media options begin to impact the traditional ‘golden hour’ of TV viewing. TV ASIA Plus looks at the issue of the new primetime.... Read More

  • Let’s get physical

    Slipping, sprinting, soaring and swinging was a common activity for the 120 contestants who took part in Mistral’s The Biggest Gameshow In The World in Kuala Lumpur last month.... Read More

  • Formatted

    Format TV is on everyone's lips this year with broadcasters across the region acquiring brands both big and small as well as trying their hand at developing original series to meet the demand for localized content. TV ASIA Plus talks to some of the region’s top producers about the challenges, the successes and what’s next?... Read More


  • Breeding ground

    The delivery of television content is no longer relegated to just a box in the living room. New platforms are changing the way content is delivered, exchanged and viewed. Over-The-Top (OTT) is one such technology creating a buzz and as Virat Patel, General Manager of ITN Venture Consulting in Singapore tells TV ASIA Plus, if it’s handled right, it can give birth to a whole new era in television.... Read More


  • Playing fetch

    Scott Lorson knows media like the back of his hand. A former chief executive of major publisher ACP Magazines, he has also had stints as the CEO of ticket-selling company Ticketek and held executive positions with telecommunications outfit Optus. Since 2009 he has headed up IPTV provider FetchTV, which is backed by Malaysian PayTV company Astro. TV ASIA Plus talks to Lorson about the business of IPTV and getting under the skin of Australia’s TV public.... Read More

Country Focus

  • Rolling with the tide

    Indochina may still be a developing economy but broadcasters are already setting in place the goods to attract this burgeoning TV market. But while change is in the air, not all is for good. TV ASIA Plus highlights content developments in both Vietnam and Cambodia over the past 12 months.... Read More

  • Extra-terrestrial evolution

    It’s been a battle on all fronts with Singapore’s broadcasters this year, with numerous channel launches, HD upgrades and online offerings. But when it comes to winning the masses, it pays to get to specifics. TV ASIA Plus looks at the new content winning over Singapore viewers.... Read More


  • Head start

    TV ASIA Plus showcases some of the best content being launched at the Asian TV Forum.... Read More

  • The good stuff

    ATF, the last big content market for the year opens it doors this month in Singapore. As 2011 comes to a close, TV ASIA Plus asks regional distributors to wrap up the year and give us a taste of content to come.... Read More

Marketing and Event

  • Readying tomorrow

    Events like the annual Asian Television Forum – now in its 12th year – are an attempt to peer into the future via crystal ball.... Read More


  • Networking content

    In the early years of mobile TV, it seemed digital video broadcasting would be the platform’s main delivery channel, until the emergence of high-speed cellular data networks. But content on the go is still a challenging business, TV ASIA Plus looks at the current issues of mobile TV in Singapore.... Read More

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