The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the International Digital Emmy Awards at a ceremony attended by over 300 international executives from the television, broadband, and mobile industries. The Awards is organised in partnership with Reed MIDEM and sponsored by the Bell Fund of Canada. Australia’s dirtgirlworld... dig it all bagged the award for Best Digital Program: Children & Young People, Canada’s Guidestones triumphed in the … [Read more...] about International Digital Emmys
ATTENDEE PROFILES Of the 4,000 programme acquisition executives, 800 were VOD and digital buyers which was a 30% increase on the previous year. Reed reported significant year-on-year increases in the numbers of companies participating from Russia (+18%), Ukraine (+30%), Brazil (+17%) and the United Arab Emirates (+58%). With 79 companies represented, China’s delegation was the largest ever at MIPTV. Also, Argentina has been selected as MIPCOM 2013’s Country of Honour. RED CARPET … [Read more...] about It’s a Wrap!
Banijay International’s format Stars in Danger: The High Dive, has become a hit on China’s Jiangsu Satellite Television. The Chinese version, which features some of the biggest celebrities from China and neighbouring East Asian countries, showcases recent Nick Kids Choice Awards winner for Favourite Asian Act Geng HAN, Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung, singer Rain Li, and Taiwanese pop star Vaness Wu, premiered recently with 1.87% in its timeslot across 46 states, according to … [Read more...] about Chinese version of Stars in Danger a hit
Treasure Box Japan was initiated at MIPCOM 2012 when seven Japanese broadcasters, namely Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV), TV Asahi Corporation (TV Asahi), Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc (TBS), TV Tokyo Corporation (TV Tokyo), Fuji Television Network Inc. (Fuji TV) and Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), joined forces to promote Japanese content collectively, notably formats. AT MIPTV 2013, the second installment of “Treasure … [Read more...] about Treasure Box Japan at MIPFormats
Q: Are you on track for the May opening of the Pinewood Iskandar Studios? A: We are. We were originally hoping to open mid- May but, now it’s going to be in late May with our film stages first. There has been more interest in those than anything else in the country. Then, we’ll probably have our television and post-production facilities coming online in August. Q: What can we expect at the opening? A: We’re going to have a fairly quiet opening, just to get production in and … [Read more...] about Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studio
Q: FINAS has gone through some structural changes. How is FINAS different today as it was a year ago? A: The objective of FINAS is still the same today. Number one is to promote as a regulator and number two to develop the industry. But lately, starting from this year, besides the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture, there’s another unit called Film Negara which is now defunct, and has been absorbed and merged into FINAS. Also, the new parliament act allows FINAS to be a … [Read more...] about FINAS at the Malaysian Pavilion