With the 25th Asian Television Awards (ATA) fast approaching, Television Asia Plus spoke to award-winning Singaporean filmmaker, writer, and producer S.S. Vikneshwaran who is set to direct the highly-anticipated awards ceremony happening virtually on 15 and 16 January 2021. In this Q&A, S.S. Vikneshwaran talked about the challenges of mounting a production in the midst of a pandemic, what viewers can look forward to in this year’s awards, and more! Television Asia Plus (TVA): What are … [Read more...] about 25th Asian Television Awards spotlight: ATA Director S.S. Vikneshwaran
This story appears in the December 2020 issue of Television Asia Plus. In the first part of this feature story, media executives from BBC Studios, Viu, and Bilibili shared their thoughts on what's next for content in 2021. Below, Television Asia Plus interviewed three broadcasters on their point-of-view for what's coming ahead for content in 2021. Broadcasters Bangkok Broadcasting & TV Co., Ltd. Yaowalak Poolthong, Ph.D., Managing Director, Bangkok Broadcasting & T.V. Co., … [Read more...] about What’s next for content in 2021? (Part Two)
This story appears in the December 2020 issue of Television Asia Plus. Television Asia Plus interviewed six media executives on the content trends for 2021 and the strategies they’re implementing in terms of local production and acquisitions. While 2020 may have been a challenging year for the industry, these interviews show that not only has the industry been able to adapt to the current circumstances brought on by the pandemic, but there is something to look forward to from these companies … [Read more...] about What’s next for content in 2021?
AXN Asia’s business reality series Project Go, which is sponsored by GoDaddy, has named the winner of a Php 1 million cash prize in the show’s finale that aired on 17 December. Present at the virtual event held on 18 December were George Chien, President and CEO of KC Global Media Asia; James Carroll, President of GoDaddy International; and mentors Maggie Wilson, who also hosted Project Go; Tina Shieh, Marketing Director of GoDaddy Asia; Bea Cupin; and the Tung Brothers (Mikko, Mark, and … [Read more...] about AXN Asia and GoDaddy crowns winner of ‘Project Go’
This story appears in the December 2020 issue of Television Asia Plus. Since the 1950s, entertainment powerhouse Nippon TV has been producing classic anime series that have since been loved by Japan and the world. Titles produced by Nippon TV include series such as Lupin The 3rd, ANPANMAN, MONSTER, DEATH NOTE, Ouran High School Host Club, CLAYMORE, HUNTER X HUNTER, Chihayafuru Series, Parasyte -the maxim-, Death Parade, and most recently, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen. In October 2020, the … [Read more...] about Nippon TV: Bringing Japan’s beloved anime titles to a global audience
This story appears in the December 2020 issue of Television Asia Plus. Singapore-based online video platform Viddsee is more than just short films. Its identity lies in empowering Asian filmmaking talent through the stories they tell. From supporting young filmmakers to spearheading meaningful initiatives that benefit others, here’s how Viddsee is making an indelible mark in the industry today. Viddsee co-founder and COO Derek Tan talked to Television Asia Plus on the company’s growth, … [Read more...] about Viddsee is empowering Asian storytellers through meaningful content