Format commissions in Asia continue to drop, plummeting 42% in the six months to end June 2021 compared to the same six months last year. ContentAsia’s ongoing Formats Outlook counted 127 formats on air or commissioned during 1H 2021, compared to 218 in 1H last year.
Hong Kong director Derek Tsang has as many expectations of himself as others have of him. He spoke to Mathew Scott about the momentum driving the industry and his career and why he feels the best is yet to come.
Korea’s homegrown streamer, e-commerce giant Coupang’s year-old Coupang Play, premiered its first original series, "One Ordinary Day", on Saturday (27 Nov 2021), with a simultaneous release on regional streaming platform, Viu, with an R21 ratings.