March 2015

Country Focus

  • Into Malaysia & Philippines

    According to PwC’s Malaysia Entertainment and Media Outlook 2013, the country’s entertainment and media industry is expected to experience an above average global growth over the next five years since the report. The consumer spending from 2013 to 2017 highlights that TV subscription is expected to retain the largest share of consumer spending over the next few years.... Read More


  • Editor’s Choice Format

    Sexy celebrities including Grammy award artist, former Spice Girl, rock icon and pop idol take to the judging panel of the inaugural season of the hit talent search show, Asia’s Got Talent on AXN. The renowned format is expected to be shot at some of Asia’s breathtaking locations, bringing much media hype to the region and the main sponsors. K. Dass reports for Television Asia Plus.... Read More

  • Southeast Asia – Among the Most Confi dent Nation Globally

    Nielsen says Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are in the top 10 ranking as the most optimistic markets globally. Southeast Asian consumers are also ready to change their spending habits to improve household saving. And as expected, economy and job security still looms high in the region. Television Asia Plus reports from Nielsen’s Vishal Bali’s desk.... Read More

  • Where does TV go from here?

    TV distributors have no choice but to embrace digital platforms as an alternative income source. This is raising the barriers for new platforms even higher. Industry professionals share their views with K Dass.... Read More

  • Factual Explosion in Asia

    Factual programming has blossomed from reality to provocative documentary in some regions to suit its viewership. The growing demands for factual content in Asia coupled with the reputation of the quality of broadcasters have gained much traction with audience. K. Dass reports from the factual scene.... Read More

  • Factual Meets Drama

    The last decade saw factual channels move from documentary-led schedules to ones full of factual entertainment, establishing themselves in primetime. This evolution of documentaries has opened the doors for a new battleground among the major networks. Priscilla Hendriks speaks to some of the big networks for their opinions.... Read More

  • Asia in the Lead

    This month, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council will welcome delegates from various territories, including China, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam to the annual Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART). The 19th edition will welcome about 800 exhibitors from around 30 countries and the region.... Read More

  • Crossing Borders

    Xiamen, China plays host to the 6th edition of Asian Side of the Doc (ASD) this year, putting the spotlight on the dynamic Asian factual programmes sector. More broadcasters and producers are looking for co-production opportunities, and many talents and ideas will be discovered. Priscilla Hendriks brings you the highlights of what to expect.... Read More

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