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  • 08 Jan 2007
  • 01 Jan 2007

    Helping independents to help themselves

    A 12-year veteran of television production in Singapore, AIPRO President Tony Chow shares his thoughts on MediaCorp, the MDA, and independents getting innovative... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    NHK and MediaCorp organize The Asian Pitch

    Singapore/Japan - NHK and MediaCorp are collaborating to offer The Asian Pitch, a platform for Asian independent directors to create quality documentaries on High Definition, featuring Asian content, perspectives, production styles and values. The initiative will be an international pitching event open to directors from Japan, hina, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and 10 Asean nations.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Mega Media Group inks agreements at ATF

    Singapore - Mega Media Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Omnicron Media Kreasi, Indonesia with support from MDA and Indonesian Directorate General of Film, Arts and Cultural Values to create the Singapore-Indonesian Digital Film Fund. Their digital film technology partner is Panasonic, with Six-six-eight as international distributor of completed films. The initiative will fund 5 co-production digital feature films each year from 2007 to 2008, with management outside Singapore, shoots in Indonesia and post production in Singapore. The films are to be shot in High Definition, with US$300,000 of equity investments and an experienced Executive Producer attached.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Buena Vista announces multiple deals across Asia at ATF

    Singapore - Buena Vista International Television (Asia Pacific) (BVITV-AP) the international television distribution arm of Walt Disney Company announced major deals at the Asia Television Forum.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Distraction inks deal with Theatre Red

    Singapore - Canada’s Distraction Formats has placed its catalogue in the hands of Singapore-based Theatre Red to develop business in this territory as well as in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and India. ... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Slew of new deals for Singapore’s Media

    DA, Fortune Star Entertainment (HK) Limited, video and movie distributor, Innoform Media and Singapore production company, Boku Films entered into an agreement to co-produce full length Mandarin action thriller film 'Rule Number One'. Written and directed by Kelvin Tong, film is targeted to start production in mid 2007. Under the agreement, MDA and Fortune Star will co-fund with Innoform Media and Boku Films. Fortune Star will distribute the film worldwide, working closely with Innoform to distribute the film in Singapore and Malaysia. ... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    FremantleMedia Enterprises concludes Asia deals

    Mediacorp TV, Singapore acquired FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) programming Project Runway, American Idol, The Apprentice, Prehistoric Park, Bills Food, and Jamie at Home. Onmedia, Korean pay-tv service provider, look up American Idol, Project Runway, Jamie At Home, Jamie’s Return to School Dinners, The Apprentice, Martha, How Clean Is Your House, Property Ladder, Falcon Beach, and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. Media Prima, Malaysia acquired American Idol, The Apprentice, Project Runway and American Inventor, while ABS-CBN’s Lifestyle Network in Philippines welcomes Jamie’s Kitchen, Jamie’s Great Italian Escape and Oliver’s Twist.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    Singapore – The 2006 Asia Television Forum (ATF), Asia Film Market & Conference (AFMC) and Asia Animation Conference (AAN) closed with US$47.1

    Singapore/Japan - NHK and MediaCorp are collaborating to offer The Asian Pitch, a platform for Asian independent directors to create qualitydocumentaries on High Definition, featuring Asian content, perspectives,production styles and values. The initiative will be an international pitching event open to directors from Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and 10 Asean nations.Caldecott Productions International, wholly-owned MediaCorp subsidiary,is working closely with the Japanese broadcaster on their common visionto bring Asian content to Asian audiences as first priority, and to the rest of he world. While 4 entries are expected to be commissioned, funding made available will be decided on a case-to-case basis, with MediaCorp and NHK overseeing two productions each. Call for submission is January to April 2007,details available at: www.caldecottproductions.com... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    2006 Asia Television Forum closes on record high

    Singapore - The 2006 Asia Television Forum (ATF), Asia Film Market & Conference (AFMC) and Asia Animation Conference (AAN) closed with US$47.1 million worth of deals concluded, exceeding the $33 million mark in 2005 by about 42%. The market grew by 25%, with participation from a recordtotal of 49 countries.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    NDS buys Jungo Ltd; opens Mumbai office

    London / Mumbai – NDS acquired 100% of the share capital of Jungo Ltd, residential gateway software provider, for up to US$107.5 million cash,including $17 million of earnout payment, contingent on achieving fiscaltargets for the 12 months following the deal’s completion next March.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    India’s Gemini TV and Udaya merge with Sun TV

    India – Satellite television company Gemini TV and Udaya TV, excluding the FM radio division, will merge with Indian broadcaster Sun TV, giving ita dominant position in south India. As the owner of four Tamil channels and two Malayalam channels, Sun TV adds Gemini’s five channels and Udaya’s four, which earned revenues of Rs1.75 billion (US$39 million) and $21 million respectively, for the year ending March 31.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    BBC World makes S-DMB debut

    London - BBC World, the BBC’s commercial 24 hour news and information channel, has signed a distribution deal with TU Media, Korea’s first Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (S-DMB) provider TU Mediain Korea.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    CNBC.com launched

    Englewood Cliffs, N.J. - The new CNBC.com website has launched to complement CNBC’s live cable television coverage - leveraging the resourcesof its global network. Business videos are produced in its new New Jersey digital studio, its Asian headquarters in Singapore, its Europe headquarters inLondon and in bureaux worldwide - and are streamed live and on-demand. NBC.com also hosts blogs organized across industry sectors by CNBCanchors and reporters. Its ‘Play-by-Play’ blog recaps in real time televisionsegments and provides additional videos, charts and related links. CNBCPlus gives users access to live real-time streams of CNBC’s Business Day programming in the US, Europe and Asia.... Read More

  • 01 Jan 2007

    EURO 2008 Media Rights outside Europe sold

    UEFA has granted broadcast rights for the EURO 2008 European Football Championships in a number of territories outside Europe via unprecedenteddirect negotiations with broadcasters. ESPN was granted rights for North America and the Pay TV rights in South America, with coverage on its network including two games on ABC; ESPN Star got rights for the Indian sub-continent, including sub-licensing to terrestrials; Al Jazeera was granted rights for the Middle East and North Africa; while PCCW was selected in HongKong, with NOW TV, distributing via an IPTV network and mobile services. SportFive will represent media rights to the tournament in the remaining markets outside Europe, extending from its existing agreement with UEFA for European territories.... Read More

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