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The case for TV and TikTok

TikTok has become one of the most talked-about social media launches of recent years, but producers and broadcasters are still in the dark on how best to navigate it. Manori Ravindran explores the do’s and don’ts for those working with one of the world’s fastest growing apps There’s a justifiable level of bewilderment about one […]

ATF 2019: Five key takeaways from this year’s Asia TV Forum

Amanda Groom, founder and MD of global media advisory firm The Bridge, tells TBI about the key trends emerging from this year’s Asia TV Forum, which ended today in Singapore. Here at The Bridge, we have for some time been discussing Asia coming of age. This year’s Asia TV Forum (ATF) has proved that the […]

How US consolidation is shaking up APAC

Tectonic shifts within the US market have long seen global reverberations in the TV industry, but the rate of change in the last three years has been unprecedented. What’s at stake for producers and distributors in APAC who are riding the ever-changing tides of consolidation against a buoyant streaming market? Manori Ravindran reports While the […]

Business time for Banijay Asia

Since striking a JV with the fast-expanding Banijay Group, Indian super-producer Deepak Dhar has his sights set on a high-end drama revolution. Manori Ravindran reports It’s been less than two years since Deepak Dhar founded Banijay Asia after setting up the 50/50 joint venture with Marco Bassetti’s content powerhouse, though you wouldn’t know it given […]

ATF 2019: Is China still a land of rising opportunity?

China might seem to offer huge audiences and potentially boundless riches, but recent developments have underlined the fast-changing nature of its TV ecosystem. Richard Middleton reports For the past couple of years, China has largely been seen as a land of opportunity, albeit one that was fairly tricky to access and problematic even once you […]

Territory focus: Thailand – Hitting the high notes

Thailand is establishing itself as a hotspot for production ingenuity both regionally and on the international stage. Amanda Groom of advisory firm The Bridge gives Richard Middleton a rundown of why the country should be on your radar As far as Asian format exports go, it’s hard to beat The Masked Singer for making a […]

ATF 2019: The eight emerging trends out of APAC (Column)

Michael McKay, president of the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAAs), reflects on the top trends originating out of Asia Pacific in time for this week’s Asia TV Forum.  As president of the AAAs, I have the privileged position of looking out over the vast landscape of content originating from 16 nations across Asia-Pacific and overseeing […]

Beach House goes global

Donovan Chan, creative director of Blue Ant Studios-backed Singaporean production powerhouse Beach House Pictures, tells Manori Ravindran about his premium programming plans and why SVODs will rely on Asian storytellers in the future For anyone who is not a deep-pocketed SVOD player wondering how to lure Sir David Attenborough away from the BBC for a […]

TBI Well-being: How to get a pay rise

In this month’s Well-being column, former BBC Studios exec and corporate wellness coach Tracy Forsyth explains how to negotiate a better salary. Having a Chinese mother meant that I grew up thinking that money was never something to be awkward about. Of course, not all Chinese mums are the same, but my mum would never […]

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