Asia TV Forum 2017

“The worst enemy of VR is bad VR”: World VR Forum CEO Salar Shahna
1:00 pm PDT 09/12/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

As intimidating as people with immense knowledge may look, World VR Forum co-founder & CEO Salar Shahna came across as extremely humble and chivalrous. At ATF 2017, Shahna shared his insights on the future of VR, global trends and latest developments, particularly in Europe and USA, based on his work in the WorldVRLab. My interest in VR not being much, I had a few generic questions to ask. But soon, I was comfortable enough to have a conversation with him, … Read More


ATF 2017 closed with deals locked worth US$289 million
2:00 pm PDT 07/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The eighteenth edition of Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and seventh ScreenSingapore, Asia’s leading entertainment content market and conference, ended on a strong note on 1 December 2017, with an estimated US $289 million worth of deals sealed over four days. ATF and ScreenSingapore senior project director Yeow Hui Leng said, “It was clear from the insights and exchanges during the four days that Asia remains one of the fastest growing regions within the global media industry, and is expected to … Read More


One Life Studio’s ‘Porus’ battles its way to Thailand
11:00 am PDT 01/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

One Life Studio’s Indian historical drama Porus, that is the talk of the town in India, has been recently licensed to Workpoint Entertainment, a division of Thai Broadcasting Company. As per the deal that took place in ATF 2017, the action-adventure Indian series has been licensed to Workpoint Entertainment for exclusive TV rights in Thailand and non-exclusive digital rights for their TV channels, app, YouTube, and Facebook pages. Workpoint also has the rights to create original music for the Thai … Read More


Indonesia’s ‘Ranking’ wins ATF Formats Pitch 2017
8:30 pm PDT 30/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After a closely contested fight between five finalists, leading independent distributor all3media International and ATF announced that Gamaliel Paulus (Gammy) from Indonesia, came out on top, winning S$3,500 in cash and a S$16,500 consultancy package tailor-made to develop the format, making it pitch-ready for broadcasters. ATF Formats Pitch is the premier Asian pitching competition designed to discover innovative concepts for new and original non-scripted entertainment formats from the pan-Asian region. This platform showcases the best of Asia, and exposes ideas … Read More


ATF Animation Pitch winner announced; jury members share future expectations
7:30 pm PDT 30/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After an exciting round of on-stage pitches where producers from all over Asia presented their ideas, winners of the inaugural ATF Animation Pitch were unveiled today. In total, 61 entries were received from all over Asia out of which five were shortlisted for finals. “The finalists did a great job of presenting their idea to the judges, explained their concept clearly, prepared the pitch bible well, knew their target audience and also prepared an animation clip,” said Green Gold founder and … Read More


Singapore minister Chee Hong Tat talks about the potential of Asian content at opening ceremony of ATF 2017
9:00 pm PDT 29/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Asia TV Forum & Market kicked-off today at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, at 10 am with an opening ceremony and an address by Singapore senior minister of state (communications & information, health) Chee Hong Tat. “We are proud to see Asian content doing well internationally, including the popular Korean drama Descendants of the Sun, which was translated into 32 different languages, and the Indian historical epic Baahubali 2 which was released in 9000 theatres worldwide.” He added, “Just last month, … Read More