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TVF inks first-look deal with Mediacorp

Factual distribution firm TVF International has inked a first-look, two-year, deal with Singapore’s Mediacorp. In the deal, TVF will represent titles such as Channel NewsAsia’s Vanishing Foods (8×23’), luxury lifestyle series Luxe Asia (40×23’) and current affairs title The New Silk Road (18×48’). The deal builds on the 80 hours of Mediacorp content already represented by TVF. Recent […]

BBC Three’s Stupid Man Smart Phone lands in Singapore

Kalel Productions’ BBC Three fact ent format Stupid Man, Smart Phone is heading to Singapore.   BBC Studios Distribution has sold the 8 x 30-minute format into Mediacorp’s English-language free-to-air network Channel 5. The show, which was originally produced by Kalel and Second Star Productions in association with BBC Brit, will be available on Mediacorp’s OTT […]

Discovery’s Eurosport heads to Singapore

Discovery and Singaporean broadcaster Mediacorp are to launch Eurosport and Setanta Sports via on-demand platform Toggle. The pan-European service and the rugby offering will be available at a monthly rate of $7.90. Eurosport’s portfolio includes cycling, tennis, judo, wrestling, winter sports, football and motorsports. The platform airs the Tour de France and IAAF Diamond League […]

Mediacorp names industry veteran CEO

Singaporean TV group Mediacorp has named industry veteran Tham Loke Kheng as its CEO. She will succeed Shaun Seow, who is moving to a new role at Mediacorp parent Temasek on September 30. Loke Kheng is a well-known face in Asian media circles having held senior positions at free-to-air, pay TV and broadband companies across […]

Mediacorp seeks new CEO as Seow joins parent

Singaporean TV giant Mediacorp is on the hunt for a new CEO with the incumbent, Shaun Seow, joining its parent. Seow will join the telecom, media and technology team at Temasek, which houses Mediacorp, later this year. He has been CEO since July 2011 after holding various positions witin Mediacorp’s TV, radio, print and digital […]

Mediacorp hires Twitter exec for digital

Singaporean media giant Mediacorp has hired former Twitter and Apple exec Parminder (Parry) Singh as its chief digital officer. Singh’s most recent position was MD, Southeast Asia, MEA, Africa and India at Twitter. Prior to that he was a sales MD at Google, covering the Asia Pacific region. At Mediacorp he will be chief digital […]

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 […]

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 […]

Major Asian content deal for Netflix

Netflix has landed a raft of Asia-originated series after striking a content deal with Singapore’s biggest TV group Mediacorp. The deal – announced at the ongoing ATF market in Singapore – gives Netflix 20 Chinese-language series for its streaming service, with the shows rolling out from early 2017. Titles include The Little Nyonya and The Golden Path, and more […]

Mediacorp names former CEO chairman

Singaporean media giant Mediacorp has lined up former CEO Ernest Wong as its new chairman. Wong (left) was CEO of the company between 2000 and 2005 and a non-exec director between 1994 and 2000. He will be confirmed as chairman at Mediacorp’s AGM in July, and will replace Teo Ming Kian. The outgoing chairman (right), […]

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