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    ASIAN BUYERS LOOK AT NEW STRATEGIES TO TIDE OVER COVID-19
    In a nutshell, looking at the US and Europe, Netflix to date has shut down all productions. TV and movie supply chain is drying up. Major live sporting events, music festivals, concerts, and shows have pulled the plug. Broadcasters are maximising programming they have in the can. Schedules have been re-jigged..........

    10 Mar 2020

    By Yuuka Ng

    REJECTION TAKES GAMMY ON PATH TO SUCCESS
    Gammy, an architect turned reality TV producer from Indonesia, who finds inspiration from the likes of Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, successful men behind famous and long running game show franchises such as Family Feud and Price is Right, bagged the top spot at the ATF Formats Pitch 2019. With the S$3,500 cash prize in hand, Gammy won praises from the panel of judges – esteemed names from the industry – with his title, “Don’t Block The Numbers”..........

    10 Mar 2020

    By Yuuka Ng

    TALKING SENSE
    A fresh take on Malaysia’s industry participation added an upsurge of vigour in the landscape at MIPCOM this year. The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia, or FINAS, made a comeback to the Palais des Festivals, and things have never been busier or more promising.........

    17 Oct 2019

    By Lulu S V Mendoza

    CREATIVITY WILL LEAD THE FORMATS SUCCESS
    Formats, or unscripted/non-fiction programs, has been around for quite some time now. Can it survive going the way it has been going? With the rise of popularity of the streamers and the quick decrease of TV viewers, format creators will have to get working on cost efficient formats for TV and find a way to fit in the streamers catalogues, says Michel Rodrigue, CEO and Partner of The Format People; and one of the industry greats who helped shape the world of formats........

    17 Oct 2019

    By Lulu S V Mendoza

    TAKING DOMINANCE IN KIDS’ CONTENT FURTHER
    India's Media & Entertainment sector has been experiencing the rise in animation content consumption, due to new viewing platforms and viewing services, both in India and abroad, is resulting in increased demand for quality animation.........

    09 Sep 2019

    By Lulu S V Mendoza

    THE DAUNTING AMBITION TO TOUCH HEARTS
    For those who have a passion for evergreen oldies, it would then not be unfamiliar when one parallels Xiao Ji Xiang Tian’s philosophy on good scriptwriting to that of Ol' Blue Eyes’ My Way. The gist this renowned screenwriter and producer has always tried to get at, when revealing what it takes to write........

    30 Jul 2019

    By Lulu S V Mendoza

    TALENT AND TECHNOLOGY: iQIYI’s world-leading strategies create the future
    As iQIYI appears for the second time as judge for the ATF Chinese Pitch, the OTT giant’s representative, its Vice President, Chen Xiao, will bring with him important advancement in its ecosystem, as iQIYI takes bold new steps in talent and technology. Chen Xiao is currently responsible for the distribution of film and television dramas, at home and abroad, as well as........

    25 Jun 2019

    By Lulu S V Mendoza

    GUO JINGYU: INSPIRATION AT THE HEART & SOUL OF HIS CULTURE
    The months ahead for Guo Jingyu, Group CEO of G.H.Y. Culture & Media, who is also an award-winning creative director, is set to be demanding ones as he takes on chock-a-block projects across China and the Southeast Asian region. The second half of 2019 alone will see Beijing Satellite TV broadcast.......

    11 Jun 2019

    By Lulu S V Mendoza

    INDONESIA: OTT RESURRECT
    Indonesia is stoked as it prepares for the dawn of a new era in OTT that goes by the name of Genflix. Intrinsically Indonesian, Genflix has been re-booted, stating that despite having been inactive in the market for quite a while in order to improve and develop more features.......

    24 May 2019

    By Lulu S V Mendoza

    INEXORABLE INDIA
    For a while in May 2018, Netflix was valued more than Walt Disney . This is a clear indication that valuation is being driven by D2C capabilities – mainly access to deep customer data and the ability to interact with customers accordingly.......

    14 May 2019

    By Lulu S V Mendoza

    ASIA REACTS TO THE CALL OF THE LATIN RHYTHM
    Everything. What has changed over the last 5 years looking at content commerce between Asia and LATAM? From falling prices to diminishing deals between LATAM and Asia, evolution between these two modern-day titans has seen a regression to less than 20% of business done.......

    16 May 2019

    By Lulu S V Mendoza

    TURNER GOES KID-SAFE IN FIVE NEW COUNTRIES WITHIN SOUTH ASIA
    After COPPA in the US and GDPR-K in Europe, India has recently introduced a Personal Data Protection Bill, making it illegal to track children online. This has required advertisers to completely rethink their digital marketing strategies to use compliant platforms.......

    18 Feb 2019

    By Lulu S V Mendoza

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