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Unique Drama is a Key Selling Point
Globally, every TV outlet, digital or otherwise, is looking for the next big drama. And audience demand for engaging,
quality scripted programming has never been so high.
Mediacorp’s programming is in demand abroad but who is buying and where is the market heading? K. Dass checks with
Suzie Wang, Head of Content Distribution, Mediacorp Studios about how they are serving the rising appetite for drama
series across the region.
The kid’s TV business is becoming ever-more challenging with education producers battling the effects of fragmentation and changing international market demand, EBS’s (Korea Educational Broadcasting System) Senior Executive Producer Dr Hyunsook Chung tells K. Dass how she narrates her education programmes for kids.
Leading analyst house across converging media says as companies increasingly bundle and aggregate content and services, they will likely respond positively to vendors with technology that addresses the myriad challenges they face. Edward Barton, Ovum’s Practice Leader for TV tells K. Dass his observation of current video streaming strategies in the market.
Asian content for the West
U.S. video streaming giant shops in Asia for multiple huge titles, according to Joanne Waage, Viki’s SVP, Partnership and Programming. She tells K. Dass The Legend of the Blue Sea was aired in the U.S. minutes after its debut in Korea with English subtitles.
Content war in Japan
U.S. video group, Hulu launched its service in Japan in September 2011. Nippon TV acquired Hulu’s Japan business in April 2014. The unit now has 1.5 million subscribers, paying a monthly fee of USD$8 or JPY933 plus taxes. It boasts a library of 19,000 films, dramas, anime and shorts or enjoys 35,000 hours of content. Kazufumi Nagasawa,
Asia’s Next Rising Star
Israel’s ‘big brother’ of broadcasting, Keshet Media Group has made waves globally and now it’s ready to dominate Asia. On average, seven out of top 10 most watched shows in Israel are aired by Keshet Broadcasting. A master of many genres, some of its globally popular shows include Prisoners Of War, Boom!, The A Word, Rising Star, Master Class, and to Who’s On Top?
Reaching the masses in APAC region
With everyone producing some sort of content today – even user-generated content (UGC), some industry executives have predicted the bubble will soon burst with an oversupply of irrelevant content. Sony Pictures International, on the other hand, is offering different strokes to different folks in the Asia-Pacific region with its potpourri of shows such as Imaginary Mary (13x 30), Timeless (16 x 60) and The Halcyon (8 x 60) across all platforms. Ken Lo, SVP of Sony’s International Distribution sees a bullish market in the region and attributes it to the high quality of the content that Sony takes pride in producing over the years. K. Dass reports from MIPCOM 2016.