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 […]

All3Media staffs up new Asia office

The international arm of All3Media has hired former NBCUniversal and BBC Worldwide exec Amreet Kaur Chahal as a sales manager based in its new Singapore office. The recruit will cover sales of formats and finished programming across Southeast Asia and India. She joins along with Kit Yow from 8TV in Malaysia and Alexander Euler, who […]

TBI Formats: Year in Review

The best-sellers, the trend makers, the battles, the emerging territories, the industry favourites… here is the TBI Formats Year in Review. If This Time Next Year and Lip Sync Battle were among the best sellers, there were also new distributors on the ground this year. Twenty-sixteen was the first full year for Vivendi’s new formats […]

ATF: done deals as Asian market expands

As the dust settles on another Asia Television Forum, TBI runs down some of the major deals that were done in Singapore last week. Virtual reality programming was headline news at the Asia Television Forum last week. One deal saw Singapore-based VR specialist BeVRR announced Dining Stars. The eight-episode lifestyle show is the first show […]

Xtreme’s Hit It wins ATF Formats Pitch

Sports themed gameshow in the making Hit It has triumphed in the first ever ATF Formats Pitch. The competition was run by All3Media International, which is expanding its Asian activity, and the organisers of ATF. It was designed to recognise the best locally-originated format ideas. Indie prodco Xtreme Media won the inaugural Pitch with its […]

GoldBee seals ZDF sales ahead of ATF

Distributor Gold Bee has shopped over 200 hours of kids content into Asia ahead of the ATF market later this week. Gold Bee, run by former Imira exec Christophe Goldberger, reps ZDF Enterprises’ kids content in Asia. It has sold Mako Mermaids and H20 – Just Add Water to GMA in the Philippines and Dance […]

ATF claims 5,000 attendees

This year’s Asia TV Forum and ScreenSingapore attracted 5,000 delegates to Singapore, according to event organisers Reed. The co-located TV and film events concluded last week. Organisers have estimated deals worth US$263.2 million were sealed at the market. In the wake of the event, UK-based production and distribution group All3Media said it will team with […]

Busan Contents Market: 2015 report

TBI speaks to the international content companies that attended the ninth edition of the Busan Contents Market and the organisers of the South Korean market Busan Contents Market wants to establish itself as the number one programming market in Asia, says Jong Sang Koo, chairman of the event’s executive committee and media professor at Dongseo […]

Buyers Briefing: Devi Noviana, RCTI (Indonesia)

Name: Devi Noviana Title: head of international acquisitions Ahead of the ATF market in Singapore, TBI spoke to key buyers in the region about their acquisitions strategy Describe the profile of the channel for which you are buying? RCTI’s target audience is Male/FemaleABC 5+ and most of our programming is general entertainment with local drama […]

9 Story strikes Asian deals for toon series

Canada-based producer and distributor 9 Story has shopped a raft of programing to broadcasters in Asia ahead of the ATF market, which kicks of in Singapore nextweek. Singaporean broadcaster MediaCorp has acquired 80x11mins series Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood and Korea’s Daekyo Kids has picked up 26x11mins Erky perky. In Thailand, True Visions has bought a 200-hour […]