June – July 2013

Cover Story

  • Regulation – Boon or Bane?

    Measures mete out to curb broadcaster activity are not uncommon in Asia, and surprisingly they could sometimes be enforced not by regulators themselves but by operators whom broadcasters provide content for.... Read More

Guide to Satellites and Playout Services 2013


  • Up in the Cloud

    Brightcove, a leading global provider of cloud content services, is steadily making inroads into the broadcast space here in Asia. TV ASIA Plus asks Dennis Rose, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan, for an update on the company’s progress.... Read More

Channel Profile

  • Lifetime Asia

    If the current bouquet of factual-entertainment channels (Bio, Crime & Investigation, History and H2) offered by AETN All Asia Networks is likened to men, then this party of four just landed a “sexy” +1 that is Lifetime Asia. As the network’s programming head Michele Schofield tells Adrian Lim, the “female-focused” channel (as the network calls it) is not about to let men exit the living room while the channel is on!... Read More


Country Focus

  • Country Focus: Vietnam

    The Vietnamese Prime Minister’s Office’s Decision No. 20/2011/QD-TTg (also known as Decision 20), a regulation on pay-TV operations with stipulations on translation requirements, recently saw one of the country’s leading cable TV operators K+ pulling the plug on 21 of its international channels. The order, which subjected all international channels on any pay-TV platform to obtain an Editing License before commencing broadcast, came into effect statewide on May 15, 2013. As of press time, seven of 21 channels had obtained editing licenses and regained broadcast. While the enforcement of Decision 20 took the industry by surprise, it presents a good case study of a communist state which tries to balance governmental control with liberalising the industry in light of strong interest from regional broadcasters.... Read More


  • Increasingly mobile

    Mobile video usage rates are on the rise around the world, especially in countries where 3G and 4G data becomes more readily available. TV ASIA Plus highlights this trend.... Read More


  • The Apprentice Asia

    It’s time to hear the famous line “You’re fired” on television screens across Asia. With an aviation tycoon as hirer and a cast of Asians for the ultimate apprenticeship, TV ASIA Plus finds out from SPT’s EVP Ricky Ow if this series will indeed “take off”.... Read More

  • Hi-5 moves House

    With a new cast, new set, new owners (the franchise is now Singapore owned) and a new name, Hi-5 House, the popular preschool series will now dazzle a new breed of toddlers from a soundstage in sunny Singapore. Adrian Lim speaks to Executive Creative Director and series scriptwriter Julie Greene about the re-invention of the 14-year franchise.... Read More

News Focus

  • Conferences at BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia 2013

    This year’s Creative Content Production Conference line-up will spotlight new topics, a number of key industry speakers and interactive dialogues for discerning content producers.... Read More

  • Upfronts 2013

    All eyes are on New York as broadcast and cable networks announce their fall slate of primetime programming to much pomp and surprise. Which series were renewed? Which fell on the chopping board? What’s new and highly anticipated? We find out!... Read More

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