June – July 2012

Cover Story



  • Taking Asia – One Format at a Time

    Israeli formats are fast gaining presence in Asia, and formats distributor Armoza Formats is at the forefront of this phenomenon. TV ASIA Plus speaks to its CEO, Avi Armoza, and finds out why Israeli content is the next big thing in formats.... Read More

News Focus

  • DOWNside to UPfronts

    The television upfronts for ad buyers, held each May in New York, is one of the most closely-watched event in the television business. Announcements by the “Big Five” – ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CW, not only affect advertiser sentiment but also carry ripple effects across networks worldwide. Adrian Lim reports.... Read More

  • APOS 2012 highlights

    The recently concluded Asia-Pacific Pay-TV Operators Summit (APOS) has projected some 318 million new additions in the Pay-TV market in Asia, with India and Southeast Asia named as main drivers. TV ASIA Plus summarises the key findings at the summit.... Read More


  • HBO Asia turns 20

    This June, HBO Asia turns the big 2 – 0. Kelvin Ong chronicles the two decade-long journey of the movie based network and charts its highs and lows.... Read More

  • Broadcasting the Olympics

    TV ASIA Plus finds out how broadcasters and pay operators are preparing for the broadcast of the world’s largest sports event and how the Games are changing the face of sports reporting.... Read More


  • Would Over-the-Top work for Asia?

    Executive Director of Interactive Media for Turner Broadcast in Asia, Benjamin Grubbs, joined a panel about OTT at the recent Digital Matters summit held in Singapore. Adrian Lim spoke to him on his thoughts about the subject.... Read More

Country Focus

  • Industry Promotion

    The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia or FINAS is the agency tasked to improve the Malaysian film industry. TV ASIA Plus speaks to its director-general, Mohd Naguib Razak, on recent efforts to boost not just film, but the television industry.... Read More

  • New Players

    More and more players are challenging Malaysia’s incumbent pay-TV operator Astro and its FTA broadcaster, Media Prima. They believe that the 50% of Malaysian households that do not subscribe to pay-TV will come into play as household income rises and technology innovation reduces access costs. Virat Patel reports.... Read More


  • Drama: Who’s got the next bite?

    Although perennial hits Supernatural and Vampire Diaries have been renewed to continue their reign of terror through 2012, the lack of a new entrant to partake in this year’s “bloodbath” is a sign that the domination of vampires and werewolves on American primetime is finally waning. Just which new genre will take a bite out of the drama pie this year? Adrian Lim speaks to the experts and discovers that the new “vampire” might be just as “Grimm.”... Read More

  • China’s Formats Fever

    China’s clampdown on acquired foreign content during primetime, while generally seen as a curb to industry growth, has instead provided a catalyst for an emerging market – format buys. As Adrian Lim discovers, Chinese broadcasters are fast buying up formats, and they now have a raft of format deals to show for it.... Read More

Marketing and Event

  • Heart of Asia

    Marina Bay Sands 24/7 is Bio Asia’s first-ever original series. Kelvin Ong speaks to Chris Humphrey, Executive Producer at AETN ALL Asia Networks (AAAN), about the eight-parter and the network’s future plans for Bio originals.... Read More

  • CASBAA: Spotlight on India and Asia’s growing DTH industry

    Top executives from the satellite industry gather in Singapore this June for the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2012. Stephen Las Marias provides a preview of the forum.... Read More

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