December 2012

Cover Story

  • Of Trophies, Tragedies, and Triumphs

    The 17th Asian Television Awards (ATA) – together with the Asia Television Forum; Screen Singapore; PromaxBDA Asia; and numerous content conferences and summits – proudly welcomes you to Singapore.... Read More



  • The Making of the Modern World

    AETN’s blue chip documentary of the year premiered on HISTORY channels across Asia in November. Stephen Las Marias finds out from Julian Hobbs, Vice President, Programming and Development at HISTORY, just how this ambitious project came to fruition.... Read More

  • Franchise Reboot

    Iconic TV series of yesteryears are coming back to life on the small screen, decades after they first aired. Kelvin Ong and Nicole Lim explore why these timeless franchises are making a comeback.... Read More

  • The Concept Shop

    Adrian Lim meets the co-founder and Head of Creative for The Group Entertainment (TGE) at his Singapore office and finds a production company with little equipment but plenty of ideas.... Read More

ATF 2012: Highlights

  • listings:ATF

    TV ASIA Plus rounds up the best offerings at from key distributors.... Read More

  • sellers:ATF

    Hear from key sellers just which titles and genres would be most talked-about at this market.... Read More

  • buyers:ATF

    TV ASIA Plus provides a sneak peek at key buyers’ ATF “shopping list”... Read More

  • “FIRSTS” at ATF 2012

    Two notable “firsts” to watch out for at the distributors’ floor this year – an Australia Pavilion plus a first-time entrant from Israel. TV ASIA Plus reports.... Read More

Country Focus

  • The buck stops here, and keeps rolling

    It’s been an eventful year for Singapore’s TV industry, with increased funding from the government, a new chief regulator and new channels. Melody Uy summarizes the major milestones in the city state.... Read More


  • Cross Carriage RULES?

    It’s been more than a year since the implementation of MDA’s “Cross Carriage Rule” that compels exclusive content to be “shared” between competing pay-TV retailers in Singapore. Adrian Lim examines why the latest saga concerning BPL rights has consumers up-in-arms and enquires from various stakeholders about the efficacy of this rule.... Read More


  • Caracol Television

    Caracol Television isn’t just a channel; it’s an entertainment and media company, a regional leader in production and delivery of technical services.... Read More

  • The 17th Asian Television Awards

    Asia’s premier broadcast awards event is bigger, and better this year. Kelvin Ong highlights some “firsts” and milestones for the awards, and tells you what to expect at the star-studded gala dinner in Singapore!... Read More

  • Miss Chief

    The first Singaporean news anchor hired by CNN International and Asian Television Awards alumnus Lian Pek returns to MediaCorp’s Channel NewsAsia in 2012 as its Chief Editor. Adrian Lim catches up with her and finds out what’s in store for the editorial team and why she says news broadcasting is like riding a bicycle.... Read More

  • One-year Mark

    TV ASIA Plus speaks to Mark Francis, Vice President for Production and Development, FOX International Channels, as he crosses his one year milestone at FIC.... Read More


News Focus

  • The International Emmy Awards 2012: A good year for Asia

    The annual International Emmy Awards that was held on November 19 this year, gave rise to six winners from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany and the UK. For the first time ever, Asia received more than ten nominations and even clinched an award in the ‘Non-Scripted Programming’ category.... Read More

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