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STAR Chinese Movies 2 Gets Rebranded

HONG KONG: FOX International Channels (FIC) is rebranding the STAR Chinese Movies 2 channel as SCM Legend. SCM Legend will spotlight the golden era of Hong Kong cinema. It will complement the SCM (STAR Chinese Movies) channel. SCM Legend will feature content from the 1970s to the 1990s from studios ...

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New CEO for Singapore’s MDA

SINGAPORE: Koh Lin-Net has been tapped as the new CEO of Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA), effective November 1, succeeding Aubeck Kam. Koh is currently the deputy secretary at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. She was previously deputy secretary at the Ministry for Information, Communications and the Arts. Kam, who ...

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ATF Unveils 2012 Conference Lineup

SINGAPORE: Asia TV Forum will run for four days this year, kicking off on Tuesday, December 4, with a pre-market conference covering topics such as animation, branded entertainment and formats in China. The conference program will run across all four days, under the banner ContentNOW. Speakers slated to participate include two ...

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BabyTV Expands Asian Reach of HD Feed

LONDON: BabyTV, part of the FOX International Channels portfolio, has secured carriage for its HD feed on SingTel’s mioTV platform in Singapore. The 24-hour network for toddlers will be included in SingTel’s mio TV’s Family + Pack, with language options in English and Chinese. BabyTV HD is already carried on StarHub, and ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Media Development Authority of Singapore

CANNES: The Singaporean delegation at MIPCOM, under the Media Development Authority (MDA) umbrella, will be showcasing more than 400 hours of factual, drama and animation content at the market, reports Yeo Chun Cheng, the chief information officer and director of broadcast, animation, film and music. The 21 companies on site—a ...

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Outdoor Channel Asia Scores China Adventure Races

SINGAPORE: Outdoor Channel in Asia has inked a deal with outdoor-production specialists Spontaneous Combustion Productions (SCP) for the broadcast rights to the Ordos Adventure Challenge and Wulong Mountain Quest, both of which take place in China. The deal will also see Outdoor Channel working with SCP to develop other outdoor ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: Shine International

CANNES: This year, Shine International set up a new Asian headquarters in Singapore, “with a clear mandate to grow the business into a regional content hub and become the market leader in production, development and program syndication,” says Matthew Ashcroft, the company’s senior VP of sales for the Asia Pacific. ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: FINAS

CANNES: FINAS is leading a delegation of more than 30 companies to MIPCOM this year, delivering content across the documentary, animation and feature-film genres. “As a result of the implementation of various government incentives and the development of the industry, FINAS will be bringing almost 200 new titles” to the ...

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Eccho Rights Signs Asian Deals

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights, the new distribution outfit of Sparks Network and Eccholine, has secured three deals for formats and finished shows across Asia. In Vietnam, HTV went for another 26 episodes of Clueless. Original from Poland, the format has also sold to Greece, Spain, the Czech Republic and the Middle ...

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MIPCOM Spotlight: ABS-CBN International Sales

CANNES: Over the last year, ABS-CBN has seen considerable uptick in demand for its slate of dramas, “especially from Malaysia and the rest of Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East,” according to Evelyn “Leng” Raymundo, the VP for program acquisition, distribution and DTT channels at the Filipino broadcaster. ...

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