Banijay Rights announced a new adaptation for competition reality format LEGO Masters, with South Korea the latest country onboard. Leading South Korean network MBC will broadcast and co-produce the format’s Korean debut with LA- and Seoul-based production company B&C CONTENT, and this landmark deal will see LEGO Masters set to become the only non-Korean unscripted format to air on free-to-air television in the country. Production is currently underway for the hit entertainment format, … [Read more...] about Banijay Rights builds milestone South Korean deal for ‘LEGO Masters’
Sky announced that it has commissioned a second series of the hugely popular kids show, The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (20 x 11’) from TG Entertainment Limited. The series is currently in production and will be available on Sky’s on-demand service Sky Kids and streaming service NOW in the UK & ROI in early 2022. In response to the popularity of the music segments in the first series, Sky has also commissioned additional songs from the original Tom Gates songwriting team of Mark Flannery, … [Read more...] about Sky Kids orders a second series of ‘The Brilliant World of Tom Gates’ from TG Entertainment
This story appears in the March-April 2021 issue of Television Asia Plus. The film, media, and entertainment sector experienced widespread disruption in 2020. The pandemic saw TV and film production halted and movie theatres shuttered, leading to billions in lost revenue for broadcasters and filmmakers. Though some level of production has since been allowed to resume, new safe management practices mean that the industry could be navigating the fallout of the pandemic for many years to … [Read more...] about Reimagining the future of Asia’s film, media, and entertainment sector
South Korea’s Munhwa Broadcasting Corp. (MBC), the nation’s second-largest broadcaster, relied on three integrated remote production technologies from TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, to bring in 64 guests via remotes for a special COVID-19 broadcast. With new cases spiking last fall, the government-funded production of a live broadcast special to address the disease. However, the ambitious plan involved a multitude of guests … [Read more...] about MBC broadcasts COVID-19 special with TVU Networks’ Live Contribution Technology
This story appears in the December 2020 issue of Television Asia Plus. Television Asia Plus interviewed six media executives on the content trends for 2021 and the strategies they’re implementing in terms of local production and acquisitions. While 2020 may have been a challenging year for the industry, these interviews show that not only has the industry been able to adapt to the current circumstances brought on by the pandemic, but there is something to look forward to from these companies … [Read more...] about What’s next for content in 2021?
Twitter announced that it will be live streaming a #TwitterBlueroom before the premiere of Kairos. Kairos is a new mini-series drama of MBC that will be broadcasted every Monday and Tuesday. Leading actors of the show, Seongrok Shin, Seyoung Lee, Bohyun Ahn, Gyuri Nam, and Seungyun Kang will be appearing on the livestream to communicate with their global fans in real-time. Adding to the star-studded lineup, Seungyun Kang of K-pop group WINNER will be serving as MC for this unprecedented … [Read more...] about Meet the K-drama stars of the new series ‘Kairos’ on #TwitterBlueroom Live before its premiere