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08 Dec 2019

Category: People

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.

CEO Profile/ Managing Asia-Pacific

Changing Platforms 

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.

CEO Profile/ Managing Asia-Pacific

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?

Managing Asia-Pacific

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.