The ContentAsia eNewsletter

The latest issue of our fortnightly newsletter.

2-15 Dec 2019 eNewsletter includes:

Malaysia’s Media Prima picks up Thai drama; BEC’s “Switch” breaks new ground, cross-border Asian licensing deals escalate
Malaysia’s Media Prima has picked up rights to BEC World’s Thai romcom, “Switch”, from JKN Global Media. “Switch”, starring heartthrob Nadech Kugimiya, will air on flagship mass market free-TV channel, TV3, and is the first Thai drama on free to air terrestrial television in Malaysia.

Viu countdown to 17 Dec “Black” premiere; K-drama adaptation ups magic with Malay “bunian”
Streaming platform Viu premieres its adaptation of Korean drama, “Black”, on Wednesday, 17 December. “Black”, an eight-episode remake of a CJ ENM Korean series, is one of 80 scripted and unscripted series the streaming platform plans to release this year.

Discovery ups factual, lifestyle streaming; deal with PCCW’s Viu expands traditional footprint
PCCW Media’s regional streaming platform, Viu, has expanded its Asian drama base in a big way in a licensing deal with Discovery’s Singapore-based Southeast Asia operation. The factual/lifestyle deal coincides with the re-launch of Discovery’s Asian Food Channel as the Asian Food Network (AFN) and is the network’s strongest push yet into the digital universe.


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