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ATF Spotlight: The RightsXchange (TRX)

November 27, 2015

SINGAPORE: ATF attendees can meet with The RightsXchange (TRX) to learn more about the global trading platform for secondary television and online video rights. “TV and online video rights have been traded the same way for decades,” says CEO Matthew Frank. “It’s a slow and laborious process resulting in many …

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ATF Spotlight: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

November 27, 2015

SINGAPORE: At this year’s ATF, ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) is launching ITV Studios Format Showcase 2015, which will see the company present its best formats to producers and broadcasters from across the region. “Our format presence in Asia has grown each year and so we’re thrilled to be …

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ATF Spotlight: Passion Distribution

November 27, 2015

SINGAPORE: From the producers of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding comes Wedding Town, a lighthearted series sold by Passion Distribution that celebrates quirky and unusual nuptials. The company is also showcasing Churchill’s Secret, a major ITV drama starring Michael Gambon. “Churchill’s Secret explores a little-known event in the war hero’s …

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ATF Spotlight: Breakthrough Entertainment

November 27, 2015

SINGAPORE: Martin Sheen stars in the TV movie Anne of Green Gables, a top highlight for Breakthrough Entertainment at ATF. “We are sure this holiday special will attract viewers of all generations throughout the territory,” says Craig McGillivray, the company’s VP of distribution. Blood and Water, meanwhile, is a crime …

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ATF Spotlight: Bomanbridge Media

November 27, 2015

SINGAPORE: Format rights and the finished English-language versions of Chef in Your Ear are available from Bomanbridge Media at ATF. The show sees two top chefs compete to create a restaurant-quality dish, but neither can enter the kitchen and instead must coach clueless cooks by sharing advice via an earpiece. …

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ATF Spotlight: ABC Commercial

November 27, 2015

SINGAPORE: Humor and friendship are at the center of the children’s series The New Adventures of Figaro Pho, which ABC Commercial is offering to buyers at ATF. “Asian buyers will love this quirky, bright celebration of friendship and fun that reflects the energy of kids’ imaginations,” says Robyn Campbell, the …

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ATF Spotlight: Escapade Media

November 27, 2015

SINGAPORE: Fantasy, fitness and fun are featured in The Fo-Fo Figgily Show, a preschool series that Escapade Media is promoting at ATF. “Bursting with enthusiasm and wonder, The Fo-Fo Figgily Show explores the fundamental learning concepts around healthy eating and healthy choices, and helps children discover the importance of community and …

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ATF Spotlight: ABS-CBN International Distribution

November 30, 2015

SINGAPORE: The 2015 remake of The Promise, one of ABS-CBN International Distribution’s most successful dramas, retells a story of undying love in a contemporary setting. “We are confident that global audiences who loved the original 2000 drama, as well as a new generation of viewers, will find this remake equally …

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ATF Spotlight: Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia

November 30, 2015

SINGAPORE: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia, is promoting the English general-entertainment channels AXN and Sony Channel, as well as Asian networks Animax, ONE and newcomer GEM, which is a joint venture with Japan’s Nippon TV. “GEM meets the growing demand for premium Japanese and North Asian content in Southeast …

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HITS Channel Added to Letv Lineup

December 1, 2015

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG: Letv and Rewind Networks have signed a deal to bring the HITS channel to subscribers in Hong Kong and Macau. HITS becomes available to all Letv subscribers in HD and subtitled in traditional Chinese. This marks the tenth platform in the AsiaPac region to launch the channel, which …