October 2012

Cover Story

  • The Great Trade-Off

    Buyers worry about license fees. Sellers worry about license fees. If like the new A&E series Barter Kings (pg. 30), we can all trade in our programming without paying a dime (and still get associated rights), then the world would be a happier place wouldn’t it?... Read More


Country Focus

  • New Frontier: Mongolia

    TV ASIA Plus profiles Mongolia, and finds out from five broadcast experts about the opportunities and challenges of investing in the country.... Read More

  • It’s No Picnic Down Under

    From the Foxtel-Austar merger to the sale of Consolidated Media to Murdoch’s News Corp; plus a ratings slump for Network Ten; 2012 has proved to be a highly unsettling year for Australian television. Paul Chai files this year’s country report from Sydney, Australia.... Read More


  • Astro v Lippo: Enforcement in Arbitration

    Legal experts say the legal tussle between Malaysia’s Astro and the Lippo Group in Indonesia presents an excellent case study for the discussing of arbitration over litigation in settling disputes involving crossborder contracts. A TV ASIA Plus exclusive.... Read More


  • Trade Up or Shut Up!

    So says A&E’s latest hit reality series that demonstrates the art of bartering. While there is a plethora of trading shows out there, this one is unique in that no cash gets exchanged. Adrian Lim speaks to one half of the hosting duo Steve McHugh, as well EPs Drew Brown and Bob Gillan to find out just what it means to “trade up.”... Read More

  • Whitechapel goes blood-red

    Jack might be gone but his terror still reigns in the new BBC drama Ripper Street. TV ASIA Plus “revisits” the troubled streets of Whitechapel with Tiger Aspect’s EP Will Gould and BBC Worldwide’s Sarah Doole.... Read More

Guide to Formats

  • Zodiak talks Formats

    Naomi Koh, Vice President of Sales for Asia, Zodiak Rights, discusses some of the challenges when it comes to penetrating the Asian market, and how the company differentiates its formats and services to be successful in this market.... Read More

  • Nouveau Novelas

    Xavier Aristimuño, SVP Sales and Business Development- Asia and French Speaking Territories for Telemundo Internacional, discusses how scripted formats, in particular Spanish language telenovelas, continue to find success in Asia, as well as some of the latest titles that the company will be showcasing at MIPCOM.... Read More

  • Rolling into Asia

    Sabrina Duguet, VP International, Format Sales for ALL3MEDIA, talks about the growing interest of Asian markets in TV formats, as well as some of the new titles the company is releasing.... Read More


  • Formats that are truly Universal

    Linfield Ng of NBCUniversal International speaks about some of the recent formats the company have sold in Asia this year and why these titles are a success.... Read More

  • Pit Stop – Singapore

    The Amazing Race (U.S.) has an impressive trophy trove. The series has been nominated for a total of 54 Primetime Emmys (with 13 wins) so far, making it the reality TV series with the most wins in Emmy history. 2012 also marks the 10th year of Emmy nominations and the 4th consecutive year the show has received seven nominations. Adrian Lim and Kelvin Ong meet Bertram van Munster, the series’ co-creator and executive producer, in Singapore, for this exclusive update on the award-winning global franchise.... Read More

  • Simon’s Got Talent

    Simon Cowell is undoubtedly one of the most powerful men in the entertainment reality genre. This May, The Hollywood Reporter ranked him #8 on its Top 50 “Reality Power List” – a who’s who of the most powerful figures in reality television (Cowell took the top spot in 2009 and 2010). From Idol judge to creator of Got Talent and X Factor; to the signing of successful singing acts Il Divo, Susan Boyle, and Leona Lewis – it’s hard to decide who’s got more talent; the talents he scouts or the talent scout himself.... Read More

Marketing and Event

  • The App Factor

    HISTORY fans in Asia are in for a treat, so says Hazel Yap, Director, Marketing Communications at AETN All Asia Networks, as the broadcaster prepares to roll out the latest app — the Ultimate History Quiz.... Read More

  • E! Pop of Culture

    Last month, the International Networks division of NBCUniversal International Television unveiled its new on-air look for E! Entertainment in Asia. Kelvin Ong finds out from Christine Fellowes, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Universal Networks International, what audiences can expect from the refreshed channel, and takes a sneak peek at Nigel Lythgoe’s Opening Act.... Read More

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