Singapore’s Mediacorp has signed up the online entertainment platform Viddsee as a partner on its Lights.Camera.Singapore initiative.
Beginning this week, 16 Viddsee short films by local creators will be available on Mediacorp’s meWATCH platform. As part of this collaboration, both companies will explore commissioning a drama series based on a short film for mid-2021.
Also part of the deal, 13 of these short films will be aired every Tuesday on Channel 5. Later this year and early next, Mediacorp will also showcase popular drama series and infotainment programmes from Viddsee.
Sapna Angural, head of English audience at Mediacorp, said: “As Singapore’s largest content creator, we are constantly on the lookout for great partners to collaborate with to bring exciting new shows to our audiences. With Viddsee, a community-centric platform built by imaginative, independent storytellers, it is a natural partnership that will see some of their best content being showcased to a broader audience base through Mediacorp’s media network. But more importantly, with the Lights.Camera.Singapore with Viddsee initiative, we continue to shine the spotlight on remarkable Singaporean tales, told by talented local filmmakers, and hope that our audiences enjoy these stories that are so uniquely us.
Derek Tan, co-founder of Viddsee, added, “We are proud to bring some of our favorite Viddsee original short films, series and documentaries to Mediacorp’s Channel 5 and meWATCH. Since making their debut on our platform, they have proved to be consistent favorites among our audiences worldwide, and we hope this collaboration will encourage more Singaporeans to discover and appreciate the work of our local filmmakers.”