Genre Update – Factual/Documentary Channel
Parent Brand: A+E Networks Sub or Sibling brands: HISTORY, Crime + Investigation, H2 Ownership in Asia: A+E Networks…
Wildlife documentary experts believe the usual storytelling style needs a remake to attract the younger audiences. While the style may have been staid for a long time, wildlife filmmakers have often been the pace setters in technological advancement. They were probably the first to have shot in 3D and 4K before the other genres picked it. K.Dass reports.
The booming Asian entertainment content market shouldered some of the top influential leaders in TV, film and digital media while providing a quality platform for convergence within the media players in the content and broadcast industry. Thanussha Priyah reports.
Cultural similarities between Europe and Asia might not
immediately spring to mind but it’s a curious aspect of
the global television trade that such differences don’t
always preclude co-production or programme sales.
Amanda Groom managing director of the Bridge delivers
a fast track to Asian advantage, delivering global digital
and traditional media access and implementation across
She has already successfully built and delivered innovative
Pan-Asian / UK / US global co-production models for
NGW, NGCI, DNI, Scripps Interactive Networks (including
Cooking Channel and Food Network, EMEA) and, in the
UK, with Channel 4 and S4C. K. Dass reports.
It’s difficult to believe the unpredictable circumstances that producers go through in pursuit of their passion for a factual encounter. Joel Gershon, a New Yorker who ventured into Cambodia in search of a possible factual story got more out of it. The
young journal, producer and lecturer eventually spent 5 years fi lming and producing
poverty stricken kids who took up circus to stay clean from drugs and crimes. His
tagline: ‘From the rice field to the big time’ was literally what they have done. Joel tells
K. Dass his big screen ambition when the funding comes in.
In the crowded content market, in order to secure
the best shows, distributors are pumping money into
projects at an ever earlier stage. But is the increased
risk-taking paying off? Several industry experts share
their sentiments with K. Dass.
All the major players catering to Asia-Pacific’s ever-growing pay-TV base (cable operators, satellite, channels, IPTV, OTT and VR platforms, streaming service etc) are expected to pack their luggage and arrive at Studio City Resort and Casino complex in Macau for CASBAA’s 25th birthday party. Christopher Slaughter tells K. Dass what you will miss if you don’t make it to the party.
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