Over the last 7-8 years, we have seen many more independent TV content production companies, providing content, and production services to both local and international broadcasters. When I first started, we are all contractors or service providers, and now, we are seeing efforts to develop ourselves as content creators – but yet not content owners. Because of the government’s efforts to engage international broadcasters like Discovery Channel, National Geographic, MTV to set up their … [Read more...] about Helping independents to help themselves
Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) Broadcasting since December 1991, SBS has had a relatively short yet successful history; successfully strengthening its stance and differentiating itself as Korea’s only private terrestrial broadcaster with a nationwide network. SBS was awarded Winner Terrestrial Channel of the Year at ATA 2006. Lee, Woong-MoExecutive Director, Documentary & Cultural Programs, SBS“I believe winning the Channel of the Year Award is very special in that … [Read more...] about Hallyu-yah!
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.Caldecott Productions International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MediaCorp is working closely with the Japanese … [Read more...] about NHK and MediaCorp organize The Asian Pitch
"Nobody that wants to be successful here can stay on one platform,” says Tokyo-based Peter Bullard, president Viacom International Japan K.K. “We want to move beyond cable and satellite TV, particularly in Japan.” Despite having only 6.4 million pay-TV subscribers, Bullard says MTV Japan is one of that network’s top 5 strongest markets in the world. “It may look like a low base, but it proves that quality viewers can show a significant return – and … [Read more...] about Viacom’s ‘Flux-able’ strategy for Japan
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 … [Read more...] about Mega Media Group inks agreements at ATF
According to figures from the Yankee Group, global mobile data service revenues are set to rise from US$24 billion in 2006, to $129 billion in 2010. With Asia Pacific and Japan accounting for the majority of that figure, Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) is pursuing an aggressive mobile strategy in the region. Aiming for distribution in all the markets under his remit, which does not include China or India, Orrell-Jones says Vietnam will complete coverage that already extends across 11 markets … [Read more...] about The Mouse goes Mobile