April 2013

Cover Story

Guide to Formats

  • ITV Studios Global Entertainment

    Hyeonza Hong, VP Sales, Asia, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, shares with TV ASIA Plus the company’s slate of formats offered at MIPTV and her thoughts on the direction that format trend is heading.... Read More


    Mikiko Nishiyama, Sales Manager of Nippon Television Network Corporation, representing TREASURE BOX JAPAN, predicts just which formats will do well this year, as well as showcases the newest titles Japan will be offering at MIPTV.... Read More

  • ALL3MEDIA International

    Sabrina Duguet, VP, International Format Sales of ALL3MEDIA International shares her thoughts about the trend in formats this year.... Read More

  • Keshet International

    Ran Tellem, Keshet’s VP of Programming, will speak at MIPTV, using the company’s scripted and unscripted formats (including the award-winning Homeland) as talking points. TV ASIA Plus catches up with him for this pre-MIPTV interview.... Read More

  • Bake-offs or Celebrity square-offs?

    Weary of reality shows featuring dating, dancing, singing or round-the-world races? Well rejoice! Tis’ the season for baking and celebrities – at least that’s what recent market trends are revealing. Kelvin Ong examines why beating flour and subjecting pop stars to extreme challenges are IN this season.... Read More

MIPTV 2013 Preview

  • sellers: MIPTV

    Hear from key sellers just which titles and genres would be most talked-about at MIPTV 2013.... Read More

  • 4K Television

    Broadcasting is shifting and industry experts are suggesting that with today’s digital HDTV now an established transmission standard, and with recent improvements in signal compression, viewers will soon be enjoying even more spectacular TV images. MIPTV will for the first time create several conferences dedicated to 4K/Ultra HDTV. Conference speakers will include experts from broadcasters, aggregators, operators and producers who are pioneering the introduction of 4K programming.... Read More

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  • Meet the Robertsons

    Adrian Lim finds out from A&E’s Elaine Frontain Bryant just how an unscripted reality show featuring the makers of duck calls (the whistle) tooted its way to the number one spot in cable history.... Read More

  • buyers: MIPTV

    TV ASIA Plus speaks to buyers from Asia on the challenges in content acquisition as well as their objectives at MIPTV.... Read More

  • highlights: MIPTV

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Country Focus

  • Hong Kong: free to air?

    In a year dominated by outcries, petitions, lawsuits and a Gangnam Style demonstration in protest of the issuing of more Free TV licences, the television industry in Hong Kong is gearing up for change, and possibly more competition than anticipated. Will this mean a very different broadcasting climate in Hong Kong before the year is out?... Read More

Channel Profile

  • All about ITV choice

    ITV Granada, part of ITV Studios Global Entertainment, went through a rebrand on March 25th that included a change of name, from ITV Granada to ITV Choice; a new logo; and refreshed on-air idents. The change was to align the channel more closely with the new ITV brand globally, as well as reflect the channel’s proposition as a premium broadcaster, offering first-run drama and entertainment, fresh from UK schedules. ITV Choice’s Channel Director Simon Li tells TV ASIA Plus more about the rebrand.... Read More

  • Marvel Mania, and More!

    Disney XD, the newest kids channel on the block, officially launched March 16 on StarHub TV in Singapore. TV ASIA Plus spotlights the first children’s channel offered in HD on the platform’s kids tier.... Read More


  • Eye for talent

    TV ASIA Plus speaks to Priscilla Yeo and Marc Checkley at activeTV to uncover the intricacies involved in casting for entertainment reality formats.... Read More

  • Time and again

    Asian Television Awards’ Superpitch winner Execam is not afraid to dig up the past – for documentaries, that is. Melody Uy talks to the New Zealand production company about their project Coast Watchers of the South Pacific.... Read More

  • WE tv

    A relatively newcomer to an increasingly crowded pay-TV market in Asia, AMC/ Sundance Channel Global has gained tremendous momentum by increasing channel distribution and rolling out iconic drama series on Sundance Channel and relatable lifestyle content on WE tv. Adrian Lim speaks to its president, Bruce Tuchman, on his 18-month journey so far.... Read More


  • What’s App?

    Mobile apps, with their ability to incorporate social media, are fast becoming a necessity on consumer smartphones. In late 2012, Nielsen released results of a global survey across 56 countries that sought to find out just what consumers and businesses do with smartphones and how it has affected them.... Read More

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