MDA


Regulate to accumulate

Singaporean regulator the Media Development Authority merged with the country’s information-communications body this year. Having taken a delegation of local companies to MIPCOM, Gabriel Lim, chief executive of new entity the IMDA, explains the vision for the organisation, why Netflix is welcome in Singapore, and how international companies can thrive there One Animation, Monstrou Studio, […]

Fox starts lab for format ideas out of Asia

Fox International Channels is teaming with Singaporean regulator and funding body the Media Development Authority to create a local formats lab. The pair said the formats incubator will support the development of local content in Asian and “ramp up creation of international TV content by local production companies”. In its first phase, the Fox Formats […]

Youku Tudou content boss to open ATF

Sunny Xiangyang Zhu, chief content officer at China’s equivalent of YouTube, will give the opening keynote at this year’s Asia Television Forum. Zhu was upped to content boss earlier this year and heads up all of Youku Tudou’s acquisition, licensing and production efforts. In his ATF address, which has the title ‘Changing The Future of […]

Nat Geo launches pan-Asian ghost series

National Geographic Channel Asia is launching paranormal series I Wouldn’t Go in There across its networks in the region. The ten-part series follows blogger Robert Joe (RJ) on a mission to investigate the stories behind some of Asia’s most reputedly haunted sites. Commissioned by National Geographic Channel Asia, the series is produced by InFocus Asia […]

Haslingden tunes up a new super indie

Until September last year, David Haslingden was Fox’s top channels executive, running its US and international networks. But after two decades at the News Corp unit he left, only to emerge back into the spotlight in February when he acquired Natural History New Zealand. Australia’s Northern Pictures was then added and a joint venture formed […]

New Oz prodco creating ABC telemovie

A pair of veteran Australian TV drama producers have launched a new production company and secured a commission from ABC to create a telemovie about an iconic Australian transgender figure. Riccardo Pelizzeri and Lara Radulovich have created Story Ark Productions, which will produce Carlotta for pubcaster ABC1. Pelizzeri’s credits include series such as Underbelly: NZ, […]