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.
YouTube says ‘Hello 2021’ with global New Year’s Eve celebration spanning across the Americas, the U.K., Korea, Japan, and India on 31 December
YouTube Originals presents “Hello 2021,” a virtual New Year’s Eve event bringing together 2020’s most influential public figures, music artists, and YouTube creators.
AFTRS, Doc Society, AIDC and Screen NSW announce the 2020 New Perspectives Pitch Lab winner ‘Norita’
The feature documentary ‘Norita’ by director Jayson McNamara has been announced as the winner of the inaugural new Perspectives Pitch Lab.
Beyond Rights finalises deal with PBS Distribution for ‘Halifax: Retribution’
Australia’s highest-rating drama heads to the U.S.
The History® Channel Japan to broadcast the highly-anticipated original production ‘Tokyo Legacy’ on 20 December
A+E Networks Japan’s local production, ‘Tokyo Legacy’ to be aired simultaneously in 20 countries across Asia.
AXN lineup of original productions unhindered by challenging times
AXN launched three original productions in 2020 with more in the pipeline for 2021.
Media Ranch expands its development and sales team
Media Ranch announced that format expert David Schiff is attached to MR’s HorsePower Project, ‘Honey In The Box’ and two new hires for the company’s sales team.
KT Corporation leaps ahead with Asia Pacific’s first virtualised headend
KT selected Synamedia’s Converged Headend to deliver a virtualized full-stack solution for the delivery of end-to-end IPTV workflows.
Distribution360 secures raft of new kids’ deals in Italy, the US, and Thailand
Cineplex in Thailand has acquired a major package for its True Visions branded channels and platforms comprising more than 300 episodes across a range of pre-school titles.
A+E Networks International inks several deals with top global media companies cementing status as a leading distributor of TV movies
A+E Networks also announced additional sales of its international co-productions ‘Miss Scarlet and the Duke’ and ‘Hernan’.
iQIYI International extends strategic partnership with Astro to add local content dimension
iQIYI is enhancing its local content offering with the addition of top Astro-produced local Malay dramas including some of its biggest hits over the last few years as well as a freshly released new title, made available exclusively on both iQIYI and Astro platforms.
ATF Online+ caps off its first week with fresh insights for 2021
The 21st Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) capped off the first week of its digital edition ATF Online+, with 2,320 unique attendees from 60 countries and regions as of 4 December 2020.
Reesee Entertainment bolsters development division with new hire
Cici will lead the global exploitation of content partnership, worldwide television and digital media distribution as well as the licensing business for Reesee Entertainment.
‘Ejen Ali’ animated series premieres in China on Tencent Video
The debut of Primeworks Studios and WAU Animation’s ‘Ejen Ali’ on the Tencent Video platform marks the animation’s first break into China’s entertainment scene.
NBC orders script development of ‘The A Word’ from Keshet Studios and Universal TV
Keshet International will be distributing ‘The A Word’ and has sold the show to over 80 territories to date in Australia, New Zealand, and the US.
Abacus Media Rights secures international distribution rights to new documentary feature from award-winning filmmaker Nick Broomfield
Commissioned by the BBC and directed by Nick Broomfield the hard-hitting documentary tells the story of Suge Knight, the former CEO of legendary rap music label Death Row Records, who was recently sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for manslaughter and other violent crimes not typically associated with a highly successful record executive.
Liming Fu joins TVU Networks as Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific
TVU Networks has announced the appointment of Liming Fu, who will join the company as vice president of sales for the APAC region.
Hasbro strikes multi-territory partnership with World Taekwondo Federation for ‘PJ Masks’ campaign
Hasbro’s ‘Get Active with PJ Masks’ initiative will bring kids fun taekwondo routines inspired by beloved TV heroes.
ZEE5 Global’s newest lineup includes three new exciting projects
ZEE5 Global announces three exciting shows on its platform: ‘Nail Polish’, a suspense thriller web series starring Paoli Dam and Anup Soni – ‘Raat Baaki Hai’ and a feature film based on the Akshardham Temple Attacks.
Fremantle, ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group strike a multi-territory deal for local versions of ‘Tough as Nails’
In Asia, Fremantle will take the format rights of ‘Tough as Nails’ in territories such as India and Indonesia.
Hasbro launches new ‘Peppa Pig’ audio series on digital streaming platforms
10 new ‘Peppa Pig’ audio stories are now available on Amazon Prime, Apple Music and Spotify starting on 23rd November 2020.
Danny Koik named executive director of partnerships and business development in Disney+ Southeast Asia
Mr. Koik will drive all aspects of partnerships and business development for Disney+ in Southeast Asia.
First-ever Korean original production caps iQIYI International’s strong 2020 performance
During the ATF, iQIYI signaled its continued international ambitions with iQIYI International’s first-ever Korean original production as the company outlined its 2021 expansion and investment plans.
PLAY forges a closer partnership with Veset through investment
Nippon TV subsidiary PLAY, Inc. has partnered with Veset International Limited by integrating its platform into cloud playout service KRONOS for the Japanese market.
Quintus Studios continues to expand with two new executive hires
Quintus Studios announced two new appointments to drive the company’s continued evolution into a leading digital content agency.
all3media international partners with ITV Studios Australia to license Objective Media Group’s ‘The Cube’
all3media international and ITV Studios Australia has signed a new format deal with Australia’s Network 10 for ‘The Cube,’ which will be broadcasted in early 2021.
Singaporean filmmakers launch brand-new short film grant to support emerging filmmakers through COVID-19 crisis
The Momo Distribution Grant launched by Momo Film Co aims to support filmmakers with compelling stories to tell through the short film genre.
TechStorm makes landmark debut in Taiwan with Taiwan’s Portico Media and ONLINE MEDIA’s 4gTV
TechStorm’s debut in Taiwan marks the network’s 9th country launch post a series of meteoric traction across Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka.
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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