Hary Tanoesoedibjo

Indonesian media Mogul to headline ATF 2017

Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) announces that Indonesian magnate, Hary Tanoesoedibjo, has joined the ATF Leaders’ Summit (28 November 2017) speaker line-up, adding to the list of C-Level executives presenting at the ATF Conference, who represent leading content brands such as Amazon Prime, Marvel Entertainment, PCCW Media Group and Sony Pictures Television.

America in Color

USA: Smithsonian Channel renews America in Color

Smithsonian Channel (USA), a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, has renewed its hit series America in Color, recommissioning UK based Arrow Media to produce six new hour-long episodes to air in 2018.

Ahmet Ziyalar

Inter Medya Around the World

This year’s Discop Africa, which took place in Johannesburg from October 25 to 27, 2017, was very fertile for Turkish distribution company Inter Medya.

Simon Andreae

UK: Channel 5 commissions Naked Entertainment’s 100% Hotter 2

Naked Entertainment (UK) announced that its format 100% Hotter has been commissioned by Channel 5 for a second celebrity spin-off series. Following the success of the first series, which almost doubled the broadcaster’s primetime average among 16-34 year olds, the 4x60’ episodes will air in January 2018.

The Sony PlayStation Video acquisitions team, in Cannes: Jamila Bowden, content partnerships & promotions; Suyin Lim, senior director, content acquisi

Mipcom 2017: driving the undetermined future

Mipcom 2017 comes to an end today with good outcome: business firmly up, twists fever. There are quite the same attendees as last year: less people per company, but more companies. Anything fresh to stress? There is a model battle for feature films between digital titans.

ATF 2017: key executives for the inaugural ATF Animation Pitch

ATF 2017: key executives for the inaugural ATF Animation Pitch

Following the first announcement about the inaugural Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) Animation Pitch, Reed Exhibitions and Green Gold Animation announced that the competition has received industry endorsement, with representatives from key international and Asian children’s entertainment brands forming the on-stage jury.

Miura Kite

USA: Participant Media appoints Miura Kite as SVP of Narrative TV

Participant Media (USA) appointed Miura Kite at its newly created position of SVP of Narrative Television. In her role, Kite will help build out Participant’s television slate by identifying, developing, and packaging high-end properties for premium cable, basic cable, and broadcast networks, as well as digital and emerging platforms.

Electric Pictures and Bristow Global Media co-produce 100 Days to Victory

Electric Pictures and Bristow Global Media co-produce 100 Days to Victory

Electric Pictures (Australia) and Bristow Global Media (Canada) have started production on 100 Days to Victory, a gripping account of the last 100 Days of the First World War.

Izzet Pinto

Izzet Pinto: 'Our stories are stronger and more engaging than ever'

With a growth of 20-30%, Global Agency (Turkey) has become during last years in one of the main players in global stage, both in terms of territorial expansion and new formats.

Deniz Cantutan

Turkey: Deniz Cantutan joins Kanal D International

As a part of Kanal D’s expansion strategy, the company appointed Deniz Cantutan as Sales Manager for CEE & CIS & Baltics and German-speaking territories. She will be based in Istanbul Office and report to Kerim Emrah Turna, Director of Business Development and Sales.

Philippines’ ABS-CBN and Africa’s StarTimes form strategic Alliance


ABS-CBN Corporation, the leading media and entertainment company in The Philippines, has secured a volume deal with StarTimes, a leading digital TV operator across Sub-Saharan Africa. With this partnership, more Filipino content is set to air in the region, in response to African viewers’ demand for more the dramas of this origin.

ITV Studios acquires stake in Italian independent producer Cattleya

Gomorrah, drama series produced by Cattleya

ITV Studios has acquired a majority stake in Italian independent producer Cattleya, the company behind international hit TV dramas Gomorrah and Romanzo Criminale, and Netflix’s first Italian original series Suburra.

ATF 2017: "Big Data" takes centre stage at the ATF Leaders’ Summit

ATF 16 D1 Yeow Hui Leng Reed Exhibitions

Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) announced a major focus on Big Data at its ATF Leaders’ Summit (28 November 2017), a gathering of decision makers that will mark the start of the four-day event taking place from 28 November to 1 December 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center, Singapore.

ELO Company inks exclusive agreement with BRIO

Breno Costa, co-founder, BRIO

Focusing on the production of premium content in Brazil and abroad, Elo Company has recently inked an exclusive agreement with BRIO network of journalists for the production of original content.

ATF launches Animation Pitch 2017

Green Gold Animation

Reed Exhibitions, producer of Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), announced the new ATF Animation Pitch 2017, which has opened its call for entries. The competition is aimed at creators and producers of innovative concepts for new and original animation targeting kids.

Gaumont signs first-look TV deal with Christopher and Heather McQuarrie

Heather and Christopher McQuarrie

Gaumont has finalized a first-look agreement with screenwriter, producer, and director Christopher McQuarrie and producing partner Heather McQuarrie to develop multiple scripted drama projects for the studio.