Singapore – Reality series Asia’s Next Top Model, originally slated to premiere on STAR World throughout Asia on November 9, will now air on November 25. According to Singapore’s The Straits Times, the delay is because ice-TV, the production company behind the series, has run into financial problems and is behind on payments to some 35 production crew members and former public relations firm Word Of Mouth Communications.

It was reported that Word Of Mouth issued a writ of summons to ice-TV early last week for outstanding payments amounting to more than S$30,000. At least five crew members have also filed claims with the Small Claims Tribunals in the Subordinate Courts.

TV ASIA Plus had asked FOX International Channels (FIC) to comment directly on the issue. Below is a statement from the FIC Singapore office:

“FIC, as a broadcaster of Asia’s Next Top Model, is looking forward to the delivery of the programme from the production house. The programme is scheduled to be broadcast on November 25, 2012 on STAR World.