May 2013

Cover Story

  • Window Shopping

    How does one impress at the 50th MIPTV? One can fly in a Peking Opera troop to promote a doc on the celebrated art form, as CCTV did;... Read More

MIPTV 2013 Wrap

  • Chinese version of Stars in Danger a hit

    Banijay International’s format Stars in Danger: The High Dive, has become a hit on China’s Jiangsu Satellite Television.... Read More

  • Treasure Box Japan at MIPFormats

    Treasure Box Japan was initiated at MIPCOM 2012 when seven Japanese broadcasters, namely Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV), TV Asahi Corporation (TV Asahi), Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc (TBS), TV Tokyo Corporation (TV Tokyo), Fuji Television Network Inc. (Fuji TV) and Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), joined forces to promote Japanese content collectively, notably formats.... Read More

  • King of Cheats

    BAFTA award winning director Alex Holmes (Dunkirk, House of Saddam) and ABC Australia reporter Quentin McDermott will tell the continuing story of Lance Armstrong in an in-depth feature-length documentary, King of Cheats, for ABC Commercial. Adrian Lim spoke to Holmes at MIPTV to find out more.... Read More

  • Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studio

    Pinewood Iskandar’s CEO Michael Lake was at MIPTV’s Malaysian Pavilion. He shares this update with Adrian Lim.... Read More

  • ORF and CCTV sign co-pro deal

    The inaugural co-pro will be a documentary called “Triumph of the Tomato”, on tomatoes!... Read More

  • Inaugural Médaille d’Honneur Awards

    Six renowned international television executives were presented with the inaugural MIPTV Médaille d’Honneur Awards, recognising their outstanding contributions to the international television business and leading roles in developing the global TV community.... Read More

  • International Digital Emmys

    This year’s International Digital Emmy Awards, held during MIPTV’s Opening Night party, saw 12 nominees spanning 10 countries, including Singapore’s Refinery Media. TV ASIA Plus profiles the winners.... Read More

  • It’s a Wrap!

    Reed MIDEM reported that more than 11,000 attendees from over 100 countries gathered in Cannes for MIPTV’s 50th anniversary. Here are some highlights:... Read More


  • Game Changer

    Called “the biggest and most ambitious undertaking in its 20-year history”, Syfy’s newest original series Defiance, five years in the making, takes a unique and unprecedented approach to storytelling by uniting traditional scripted television and video gaming. The 12-parter premiered globally on April 16, airing within 24 hours of the U.S. debut.... Read More

  • MIND Games

    Vampire shows on primetime probably have had their last bite while we’re also seeing fairy tales losing some of that fairy-dust sparkle. Is the new breed of disturbingly sick and slick “slasher” shows the IN genre for primetime drama?... Read More

News Focus

Channel Profile

  • Smart Fun

    Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific’s latest venture into original children’s programming sees it producing regional content which are fully self-funded and editorially aligned to the Discovery brand. Kelvin Ong finds out from Discovery’s Kevin Dickie just how this is done.... Read More

  • Syfy Kids to debut in Asia in July

    Syfy-branded block Syfy Kids to launch on KidsCo with brand new programming and a commitment to local language customisation.... Read More

  • New lifestyle channel for men - LifeStyle TV

    Adrian Lim asks Lanny Huang, General Manager of Playboy Plus Entertainment, Inc. Asia Pacific, about the soon-to-launch channel.... Read More

  • A refreshed Travel Channel

    Scripps Network’s Travel Channel has launched a comprehensive brand refresh across all of its international territories – with what’s said to be its most radical overhaul in Travel Channel’s history.... Read More

  • Style gets a makeover

    NBCUniversal International Television’s The Style Network refreshed its brand and image by introducing a new look that it says appeals to women’s desire for living stylish lifestyles.... Read More


  • New Leadership at StarHub

    Two key execs from StarHub – one of two major pay-TV operators in Singapore – are featured in this profi le. Soo Hui LEE joins StarHub following the January departure of content head Iris Wee; while Tong Hai TAN assumes the CEO position in March, following CEO Neil Montefi ore’s retirement. Adrian Lim finds out how the pay-TV giant is evolving under new leadership.... Read More

Country Focus

  • Video sharing creates new opportunities in China

    China’s TV audiences are fast going online. How will that impact TV viewing, and will the merger of media regulator SARFT and press regulator GAPP bring about another “Great Wall” of change? Thomas Rippe files this update from Beijing.... Read More

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