Flame bolsters Asia reach with Alicia Lee hire

Factual-focused Flame Distribution has appointed Alicia Lee as VP of content sales for Asia. Lee, who will be attending Mipcom with Flame, will report to content sales and acquisitions director Fiona Gilroy and will be based at the company’s Singapore office. Alicia has previously worked in acquisition roles with the Asian Food Channel and Scripps […]

Kids round-up: DHX, CBBC take to ‘Springboard’; Hoho strikes Bomanbridge deal; Cumberbatch boards C4’s ‘Tiger Who Came To Tea’

Canada’s Family Channel, CBBC take to Springboard DHX Television’s Family Channel in Canada and CBBC in the UK is working with Beachwood Canyon Productions (BCP) on a live-action gymnastics series. Springboard (previously known as Up In the Air) has been created by Frank van Keeken (The Next Step) and will debut in 2020, with production […]

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 […]

Ex-FremantleMedia exec joins Bomanbridge

Former FremantleMedia India head of operations Arpit Agarwal has joined Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media to launch a Mumbai office. Agarwal will be director, Southeast Asia sales for producer and distributor Bomanbridge This comes as Bomanbridge makes a major Asian push, having recently opened bases in South Korea and Mongolia, and moved into original content following new […]

Asian entrepreneur series to launch in France

Asian start-ups reality format Angel’s Gate will be remade in France via commercial broadcaster TF1’s online TV unit. e-TF1 has acquired local format rights from Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media and creator Interactive SG. It will work on a remake and transmedia tie-ins, including a crowd funding element. The distributors claim the global economic recession has lead […]

Asian distributor Bomanbridge brings Angel’s Gate to Europe

Singapore-based distributor Bomanbridge has sold its multimedia format Angel’s Gate into Europe and will launch it internationally at MIPCOM The format, which was originally transmitted on Channel NewsAsia, sees entrepreneurs pitch to investors. Bomanbridge has sold the format to Finland’s Intervisio, which says it hopes to put it into production next year, although no local […]