On 25 September, Viu announced at a virtual press conference the release of the Viu Original comedy series Star Stealer, which was the winning entry of the Viu Pitching Forum 2019. Conceptualised by up-and-coming Indonesian filmmakers Aaron Timothy Soeharto and Audry Dayes Wangko, the pair beat over 250 entries at the Viu Pitching Forum and won the opportunity to further develop their story and bring it to life as a 10-episode Viu Original series. Shahana Kamath, Head of Original Production … [Read more...] about Viu Pitching Forum 2019 winner ‘Star Stealer’ is now streaming on Viu
This story appears in the October 2020 issue of Television Asia Plus. Broadcast institution TV5 is ramping up its lifestyle and entertainment offerings as it contends to be one of the top broadcasters in the Philippines. Helmed by Cignal and TV5 President Robert P. Galang, TV5 forged a partnership with Cignal, the country’s top pay-TV provider in August 2020 in a block timer deal that would bring quality entertainment to more Filipino homes. Television Asia Plus (TVA): TV5 has had a long … [Read more...] about Why TV5 is one Filipino broadcaster to watch out for
This story appears in the October 2020 issue of Television Asia Plus. In July, the California-based digital media studio pocket.watch appointed Anshuman Misra as the company’s newest Managing Director who currently leads the company’s second international office located in Singapore. The company is aggressively expanding its operations outside of the United States, and in February, the company opened its London office as they expand to the EMEA and the UAE. Television Asia Plus (TVA): What … [Read more...] about pocket.watch: Pushing the boundaries of content by kids for kids
For the first time ever, the annual Hong Kong International Film and Television Market (FILMARTOnline) went virtual, with conferences and screenings taking place online. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), FILMART Online kicked off its four-day event on 26 August which ran until 29 August. The virtual content marketplace attracted close to 7,000 international buyers from 73 countries and regions, and 2,100 film and television productions were released and promoted … [Read more...] about Post-Event: 2020 Hong Kong International Film and Television Market goes virtual
With the preparations for the upcoming 25th Asian Television Awards (ATA) in full swing, Television Asia Plus talked to the Managing Director of Thailand’s Bangkok Broadcasting & T.V. Co., Ltd., (BBTV) Mrs. Yaowalak Poolthong, Ph.D. BBTV, which is one of the official broadcaster partners for the 25th Asian Television Awards, has been a longtime partner of the ATA to bring high-quality entertainment content to Thai homes. In the last three years, engagement and online viewership of … [Read more...] about Asian Television Awards broadcaster spotlight: Bangkok Broadcasting & T.V. Co., Ltd.
Singaporean actor, host, director, and CEO of Asia Momentum Media Jack Neo announced on 15 July the launch of his first-ever virtual talent show, Show Off Show. In a virtual press conference hosted by actress Irene Ang, Show Off Show is a virtual talent search that puts the spotlight on multi-talented individuals who aren’t just passionate about singing, acting, hosting, dancing, but can create engaging content as well. On top of this, contestants can show off their talent through an … [Read more...] about Jack Neo is in search for the next multi-talented star in ‘Show Off Show’