Infocomm Media Development Authority

Unpacking the risk & rewards of format funds

New formats have always had to fight for space against the exploitation of proven IP, so what has prompted broadcasters to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in schemes to create new shows, asks Richard Middleton Formats are designed to be exploited again and again. This repeatability is baked into the essence of the industry, […]

Mediacorp readies bilingual toon

Mediacorp is claiming a first in Singapore by launching what it says is the territory’s first bilingual TV series for preschoolers next month. Junction Tree is a 26-episode series featuring three different versions: English-Chinese, English-Malay and English Tamil. Each version will have its very own bilingual host. It will make its debut on terrestrial broadcaster […]

Singtel fined by regulator

Singtel has been fined S$145,000 (US$101,577) for two incidents in which a group of channels on its IPTV platform went dark. The pay TV platform faced the censure after one-hour-plus outages affecting the group of channels. The local communications regulator, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), duly investigated and levied the fine. Technical problems were […]