Mediacorp & Taiwan’s TAICCA strike co-development pact

Taiwan’s government-backed Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) has partnered with Singapore’s national broadcaster, Mediacorp, to co-develop original content for international audiences. The two organisations have struck a two-year deal, signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU), that “paves the way for both parties to collaborate on a range of projects to bring fresh creative concepts from script […]

WarnerMedia’s HBO Go & Catchplay in Asia prep Taiwanese anthology drama

WarnerMedia has linked up with streaming service Catchplay in Asia on a seven-part anthology series from Taiwan, which is being exec produced by filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien. Twisted Strings (7 x 60 minutes) will co-premiere as an HBO Asia ‘original’ in early 2022 on WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Go and HBO in Asia, and as an […]

Kids round-up: MediaCorp Singapore seeks more ‘Counting With Paula’; ‘Fox & Hare’ goes global; BBC gets an ‘Itch’ and more…

‘Counting With Paula’ renewed in Singapore; travels to Spain MediaCorp Singapore has commissioned 60 new episodes of the pre-school animated series Counting With Paula from global animation company Omens Studios. The 60 x 11-minute season 5 is currently in production and set to be delivered in December 2020. Season 4 recently aired in Singapore on […]

News round-up: Viu picks up Mediacorp content; drops fees to support industry

Viu picks up Mediacorp content PCCW Media Group’s pan-regional OTT video service Viu has struck a deal to air drama and lifestyle content from Singapore national media network Mediacorp. Starting from today, more than 600 hours of curated Mediacorp content will be available to ‘Viu-ers’ throughout Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. […]

Vice strikes content deal with Singapore’s Mediacorp

Singapore’s Mediacorp has signed a deal with Vice that will see the youth skewing company’s digital and TV content brought to a new Singapore audience. Mediacorp will carry curated video series on its digital entertainment destination, Toggle. Shows will include the VICE Reports, The Cute Show and 10 Questions You Always Wanted To Ask (left) […]

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 […]

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