Toonz and OTTera join hands for brand-new kids and family entertainment OTT
Toonz’s new OTT platform will include over 1,500 hours of movies and episodes across different genres, all dedicated to kids and families.
Reed MIDEM outlines plans for MIPTV and MIPCOM 2021
MIPTV to take place exclusively online next April; focus on return to Cannes for MIPCOM in October.
VICE Media Group renews partnership with SBS Australia
The agreement between VICE Media Group and SBS includes over 1,000 hours of VICE Media Group content available through SBS.
Manga Productions partners with NEOM for Saudi animation series ‘Future’s Folktales’
Future’s Folktales has been streaming on TV channels in Japan, China, Taiwan, and more.
BBC Studios and China’s Bilibili announce new documentary series ‘Ancients’
BBC Studios and Bilibili have announced a new documentary series that reveals the dramatic story of early civilisations to Chinese audiences.
Fremantle spread kindness with new format ‘The Great Giveback’
Fremantle’s new reality format sees successful and well-off families meet and make real connections with less fortunate families in their community.
BLACKPILLS partners with THEMA to develop its distribution worldwide
Canal+ Group subsidiary Thema announced that BLACKPILLS has chosen the company to further its international distribution.
iQIYI International pushes for expansion with new headquarters in Singapore
Video streaming player iQIYI eyes growth in the region as it looks to capitalise on local talent pool and partnerships.
ABP Network unveils a new visual identity across broadcast & digital
ABP Network’s new identity is designed to better represent the fearlessness, dynamism, and thought-leadership of the channels in the industry.
BlackBox Multimedia and The Mediapro Studio team up for new Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin drama, ’58 Seconds’
58 Seconds is an original series by Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-award-winning writers Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin.
Fugitive to represent Bright Button and Pulse Films documentaries
Fugitive has secured an initial sale for the documentary ‘Prue Leith: Journey with My Daughter’ to RTHK.
The 25th Asian Television Awards receives nominations from across the Asia Pacific
The upcoming Asian TV Awards is slated for 15 and 16 January 2021.
tvN closes 2020 on a high note and announces first e-commerce rewards partnership with Lazada
Starting 16 December 2020, tvN viewers in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines can stand to win Lazada vouchers worth more than USD50,000!
BBC Earth and BBC Lifestyle channels launch on 3BB GIGATV in Thailand
The deal marks an important step in re-affirming BBC Studio’s commitment and presence in Asia.
Abacus Media Rights secures international distribution rights for entertainment series ‘The Masked Singer UK’
‘The Masked Singer’ UK is a format originally imported from South Korea with local versions already airing in 30 territories.
Youku signs content deal with Love Nature 4K to continue expansion of its exclusive 4K documentary library
Youku’s audiences across China will have access to Love Nature’s celebrated originals catalogue, which includes the Ewan McGregor-narrated trilogy, ‘Stormborn,’ which premiered on 10 December 2020.
WWE® and IB Sports expand partnership in South Korea
WWE announced that IB Sports will now offer NXT alongside airing Raw and SmackDown in South Korea.
BBC Studios signs first-ever deal with Lionsgate Play in India for premium British dramas
Premium SVOD service Lionsgate Play will be streaming in India these five British dramas from BBC Studios.
all3media international, Germany’s ARD Degeto, Masterpiece, and ITV partner for second series of ‘Van Der Valk’
The first series of Company Pictures’ ratings-winning detective drama also adds new broadcasters in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
AVIA announces new board members and new board chair for 2021
The AVIA board will be led by a new Chairman with the election of Clement Schwebig, Head of WarnerMedia for India, Southeast Asia, and Korea.
iQIYI presents 5 shows to keep your party of 5 company this festive season
iQIYI showcases five shows from China and Korea that you can watch with friends throughout the holiday season.
Viu and AIS PLAY launch Viu Original ‘Voice in the Rain’
The strategic partnership behind ‘My Bubble Tea’ follows up with a second Viu Original.
Disney+ to launch in Singapore on 23 February 2021
The streaming service is set to arrive in Singapore with content from Disney’s iconic brands – Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic; and Star, now part of the Disney+ brand lineup, featuring a wide array of general entertainment content.
BBC Global News and Formula E partner to bring fan stories to life in new online films
BBC Global News’ focus on growth through commercial content partnerships leads to collaboration with Formula E to target new audiences.
Innovations at TVU Networks support accelerated move to cloud-based workflows by broadcasters
TVU Networks’ multiple initiatives helped broadcasters overcome obstacles and adapt to remote production throughout 2020.
all3media international signs ‘Total Control’, partnering with Blackfella films to continue award-winning political thriller
all3media international announced that it will manage the worldwide sales of Australian political thriller ‘Total Control’.
Singapore’s Robot Playground and Malaysia’s R&D launch animated anthology ‘Spectrum’ on Viddsee
SPECTRUM is a new anthology of seven animated short films directed by filmmakers from Singapore and Malaysia. The anthology will be streamed on the online video platform Viddsee.
- Firstlight Media teams with Google Cloud to deliver next-gen OTT 35 views | posted on January 21, 2021
- Short-format OTT platform Biiggbang Amusement launches as it aims to have the world’s largest content library 31 views | posted on January 19, 2021
- GoQuest Media locks in distribution deal with Telekom Srbija 30 views | posted on January 19, 2021
- Rising Asia keeps the region prolific with diverse content 30 views | posted on January 22, 2021
Asian Television Awards
- Here are your winners for the 25th Asian Television Awards – Day One by Monina Eugenio | posted on January 16, 2021
- The 25th Asian Television Awards ends on a high note with Entertainment and Performance Category winners announced by Monina Eugenio | posted on January 17, 2021
- 25th Asian Television Awards spotlight: ATA Director S.S. Vikneshwaran by Monina Eugenio | posted on December 28, 2020
- The 25th Asian Television Awards receives nominations from across the Asia Pacific by TVA Editor | posted on December 16, 2020