Programming Syndication & Licensing 2022
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Index PROGRAMMING: SYNDICATION & LICENSING A+E Networks Asia ....................................................................................................................... page 3 ABS-CBN.... .................................................................................................................................... page 4 ATV Turkey ....................................................................................................................................
All3Media International ..............................................................................................................
Banijay Rights ...............................................................................................................................
Boat Rocker Studios ....................................................................................................................
Cineflix Rights ...............................................................................................................................
Fremantlemedia Asia .................................................................................................................. page 12 GMA Network ..............................................................................................................................
Kanal D International ..................................................................................................................
NBCUniversal Global Distribution ...............................................................................................
Paramount Global Content Distribution ................................................................................... page 16 Red Arrow Studios International ................................................................................................
Sony Pictures Television ..............................................................................................................
ZDF Studios ...................................................................................................................................
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A+E Networks is a global content company comprised of some of the most popular and culturally relevant brands in media, including A&E, Lifetime, The HISTORY Channel, LMN, FYI, and VICE TV, Blaze and Crime+Investigation. A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres with a scripted production division, A+E Studios; unscripted production studios, Six West Media; and Category 6; and film unit, A&E IndieFilms. A+E Digital includes apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, SVOD, and podcasts. A+E International Includes global branded channels, content distribution and co-productions. A+E Networks’ content reaches more than 335 million households in over 200 territories in 41 languages. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst.
A+E Networks Asia 18 Purvis Street #02-01 Singapore 188597 LifetimeAsia HISTORYasia historyasia lifetimeasia
Steve MacDonald President, Global Content Sales & International Patrick Vien Group Managing Director, International Saugato Banerjee Managing Director, Asia-Pacific John Flanagan General Manager, Japan and Regional Head of Programming & Marketing YoungSun Soh General Manager, Korea & Regional Head of Digital Business Development Glen Hansen Senior Vice President, Head of International Content Distribution, Asia Pacific Amreet Chahal Director, Content Sales, Asia Pacific
Asia focus in 2022 In addition to A+E Networks’ best-in-class global catalog, we boast a fantastic pipeline of content coming out from our Asia business with local Korean productions, Japanese documentaries, original unscripted shows in India, and additional brand new programming in SEA all in various stages of production. We are able to leverage on this to meet demands across various genre requirements in Asia, where there is a huge appetite for great storytelling across international and local programming.” Amreet Chahal, Director, Content Sales, Asia Pacific, A+E Network
Genres Scripted, Factual Entertainment, Documentaries, Docu-Dramas, Crime, Lifestyle, Movies and Formats
Top shows are… Red Election Watch Trailer Democracy is dead. Red Election is a race-against time thriller that keeps serving up plot twists from left field. Against a backdrop of international tensions, we follow our two female agents, one British, one Danish, who must join forces to avert a Russian terrorist attack on British soil. Whilst the newly elected British Prime Minister announces a referendum to decide the future of Scotland, behind the scenes, a shady foreign power seeks to influence the election, unleash its agents of chaos and upset the world order. Genre: Scripted. Episodes/length: 10x60 mins Secrets of Playboy Watch Trailer Secrets of Playboy will explore the hidden truths behind the fable and philosophy of the Playboy empire through a modern-day lens. The series delves into the complex world Hugh Hefner created and examines its far-reaching consequences on our culture’s view of power and sexuality. Unraveling the Glamours mythology created by the brand over several decades, the series features archival footage and excluSecrets of Playboy sive interviews with insiders from all facets of the Playboy world, many sharing their stories for the first time. Genre: Factual. Episodes/length: 10x60 mins Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman
Watch Trailer Famous jailbreaks are the stuff of legends as their true stories are often untold. Now, with dramatic recreations, dynamic storytelling and cutting-edge visual effects, escapes from prisons like Alcatraz will come to life in graphic detail in the new nonfiction series, Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman. Hosted by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, each episode will unearth every step of an inmate’s meticulous plan, the escape route and the intense manhunt that immediately follows. Genre: Factual. Episodes/length: 8x60 mins
Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippines-based media and entertainment company. It is primarily involved in content creation and production for television, online and over-the-top platforms, cable, satellite, cinema, events and online radio for domestic and international markets.
ABS-CBN Corporation Eugenio Lopez Jr. Communications Center, Mother Ignacia St. Quezon City, Philippines T: +63 (02) 3415 2272 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: https://www.abs-cbn.com/internationalsales
Cory Vidanes Chief Operating Officer, Broadcast Pia Laurel Sales Head, OTT and Co-production E: Pia_Bacungan-Laurel@abs-cbn.com Whatsapp/Viber: +63 917 5372573 Laarni Yu Sales Head, Europe, MENA, and Africa | Airlines E: Laarni_Yu@abs-cbn.com Whatsapp/Viber: +63 917 569 8531 Wincess Lee Sales Head, Asia and Latin America E: Wincess_Lee@abs-cbn.com Whatsapp/Viber: +63 998 991 5838
TV dramas, movies, mini series, drama and movie IPs for adaptation, non-scripted formats, lifestyle, documentaries, music, animation.
“We’re going to see the country’s top loveteam Kathryn and Daniel back on TV in romance drama 2 Good 2 Be True. We’re also bringing soon to primetime the much-awaited Darna, a drama about a simple lass turned female superhero. We’ve also welcomed 2022 with the Filipino adaptation of BBC’s Doctor Foster, entitled The Broken Marriage Vow, for which we’ve partnered with streaming platform Viu.”
Trends & Outlook 2022
“We’ve noticed more Asian slots opening up in various markets, a testament to the fact that content from Asian neighbors is embraced by local viewers, while it helps channels save on programming costs. There will also be more drama remake opportunities as clients look to shorten the development process. VOD platforms have changed the media landscape worldwide and we see that there is special focus on original content. As they move to create more ‘hyper local’ content, we see a lot of co-production and line production projects and partnerships between the VOD players and local production companies.”
Top shows are… Cory Vidanes
Asia focus in 2022
ABS-CBN’s stories are universal, they touch a mother’s heart, echo a child’s feelings and highlight a father’s often hidden struggles. And we don’t shy away from talking about important issues such as women’s rights, online bullying, fake news, sex education... We aim to share more of our relevant and meaningful stories in territories that have already welcomed us, while we open new territories in East and South Asia. Pia Laurel, Sales Head, OTT and Co-production
Marry Me, Marry You
When Love Burns
Marry Me, Marry You
Watch Trailer Camille, a strong-willed woman, and cynical businessman Andrei get off to a rocky start working together but soon end up finding love in each other’s arms that seemingly helps to mend the scars of a similar loss they experienced in their childhoods; Camille lost her mother to cancer whereas Andrei was abandoned by his. But as they get to know each other’s families, one major factor will soon stand out. On Camille’s end, she had three godmothers who stood in for her mother and raised her – and one of them might just be connected to Andrei. Episodes/length: approx. 40x45 mins
When Love Burns
Watch Trailer Navigating both a familial and political landscape is Viral hard enough but when relationships are hanging by a thread, things are thrown into a whole new level of complicated. In an effort to save his marriage that has been strained due to his impotence and his wife Rita’s busy schedule as a congresswoman, a man named Peterson goes on a search for a good sperm donor. He ends up finding and choosing a doctor named Tupe – who, of all people, was Rita’s first love. Episodes/length: approx. 40x45 mins
Watch Trailer Like all Overseas Filipino Workers, Karla is no stranger to making sacrifices for her loved ones. Thankfully, her hard work is worth it because her family is doing very well. However, their world is soon upended when a sex video goes viral and Karla’s daughter Rica is in it. The truth is that Rica was actually taken advantage of, but as a result, Karla’s own past of being a mistress to a married mayor resurfaces. Now, with their claims being brushed aside, the family works to find justice while trying to hold their relationships together amid public scrutiny. Episodes/length: approx. 50x45 mins
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atv is part of Turkey’s largest media group (TMG), which operates in television and radio broadcasting, newspaper and magazine publication and printing. Its flagship TV channel, atv, launched in 1993. atv is the leading TV channel in Turkey and focuses on primetime high-quality drama series that are exported to almost 100 countries worldwide. The channel is renowned for its enthralling dramas, hilarious comedies, action-packed series and engaging programmes – all of which are produced at the highest quality.
atv Turkuvaz Media Group, Guzeltepe mah. Mareşal Fevzi Cakmak cad. No: 29, 34060 Eyupsultan Istanbul, Turkey T: +90 212 354 37 01 W: www.atvdistribution.com atvdistribution ATVdistribution atvdistribution
Muge Akar Head of Sales – Europe, Asia & Africa Gozde Dinc Ozcan Sales Specialist
Gozde Dinc Ozcan
Asia focus in 2022
Turkish dramas still have a lot to offer for Asia and we hope to collaborate more with our existing partners. Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Vietnam and India are the key markets currently. Our target is to work with more territories and expand more in this part of the world.” Muge Akar, Head of Sales – Europe, Asia & Africa
Genres atv’s line-up offers one of the strongest catalogues specialising in Turkish drama. We are happy to provide a variety of genres such as romantic, action, melodrama and historical/period dramas.
Top shows are… Destan Watch Trailer This epic story begins with Akkız stabbing her arrow into Alpagu Khan’s heart. The arrow shot by Akkız to take Alpagu Khan’s life cannot kill her enemy, but makes her a slave to his son, Batuga, in the enemy’s palace. A mountain bird in love with her freedom becomes a slave in the Gok Palace; if her identity as the shooter is revealed, she will be killed. The paths of Akkız and Batuga, who now carry two lies that could cost them their lives, cross again after many years. Allies by fate turns into a confidance, which turns into companionship. The hands that will change the fate of the Turks unites here. Batuga is the hidden Khan of the Turks; he will write a ‘Destan’ (legend) with Akkız, by uniting the Turks and proving to the world what a disabled prince and a slave girl can achieve by joining hands. Genre: Drama. Length: 45 mins (In production) For My Family Watch Trailer Kadir and his younger three siblings’ lives change with the sudden death of their parents. The wealthy and flirty Akif Atakul is responsible for this unfortunate event to cover his affair with his business partner’s wife. Kadir and his siblings find themselves in a new life without any money and no shelter. Akif finds job for Kadir and lets the siblings into the private school that he owns. This new life opens a new window. Genre: Drama. Episodes/length: 200+x45 mins Wounded Heart Watch Trailer An impressive story of revenge between two families. Everything turns upside down when Ferit (Gökhan Alkan) and Hande (Merve Çağıran) plan a marriage with the support of their families. When Ferit returns to the farm earlier than planned, he sees Hande being intimate with Yaman (Toprak Can Adıgüzel). He immediately goes to İstanbul and by chance meets up with a fierce girl and makes a “proposal” to Ayşe (Yağmur Tanrısevsin). The events unfold when they return to their motherlands. Genre: Drama. Episodes/length: 100+x45 mins The Ottoman
Watch Trailer Dündar is the most successful man in politics after his brother Ertuğrul Ghazi. When illness strikes, a power struggle breaks out between the heroic and brave Osman, the youngest child of Ertuğrul Ghazi, and his uncle Dündar, who is good at statesmanship. Meanwhile, Aygül, who is responsible for women’s administration in the Kayi tribe, is in love with Osman. Her rival in love, the brave and beautiful Bala Hanım, is after some truths to protect her people. When Bala Hanım and Osman cross paths, they fall in love at first sight. Osman will fight internally and externally, both for the sake of the Kayi tribe’s future and to rejoin Bala Hanım. Genre: Drama. Episodes/length: 208+x45 mins
All3Media International is one of the leading independent distributors of television programming and formats in the UK. All3Media International is the distribution arm of All3Media group and manages a distribution catalogue spanning more than 15,000 hours of content across all genres.
All3Media International Asia Pacific Office One George Street, 10-01 Singapore 049145 W: www.all3mediainternational.com @all3media_int
Sabrina Duguet EVP Asia Pacific E: Sabrina.email@example.com M: +65 9006 5865 Kit Yow VP Sales Asia Territories: Pan Asia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau & Taiwan E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: +65 9006 5016 Amanda Pe Sales Executive Asia Territories: Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore E: email@example.com M: +65 9186 9303
Our partners in Asia are as diverse as our catalogue, so we are pleased to offer such an extensive selection of titles. From high-end prime time TV to premium factual series, current affairs titles, crime and history documentaries, as well as lifestyle, travel and cooking shows and factual entertainment, reality and game shows, in addition to large variety of formats and scripted formats for licence in Asia.
ZEE5, India’s largest home-grown streaming platform, recently premiered the Indian adaptation of Two Brothers Pictures hit drama Cheat, which was written by Gaby Hull and originally aired on ITV (U.K.) in 2019. The new adaptation is produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Rose Audio Visual Production and directed by Rohan Sippy, with Huma Qureshi and Avantika Dassani in starring roles and Parambrata Chatterjee, Rajit Kapur and Samir Soni in pivotal supporting roles.
“Serving our clients in the best way possible is our primary focus. Our catalogue has changed substantially over the past few years, with increases in premium drama and more recently premium The Traitors factual titles, alongside our specialist factual and factual entertainment. The demand for local content, co-productions and partnerships has increased and our client base has also evolved, due to the changing content but also thanks to the very dynamic market here and the rise of new players in the region and we want to dedicate more time and resources to this in 2022. ”
Top shows are…
As Asian production continues to grow in both quality of production and quantity, I believe formats will be a significant part of this growth. We are seeing an increased interest in our formats due to the growing high demand for strong content on both scripted and non-scripted formats. The competition between all the recent pan-Asian players, the local VOD players and the linear broadcasters is such that in addition to producing fantastic local and Asian content, Asian platforms/channels are looking at acquiring the best international content available.”
Future Food Stars
Asia focus in 2022
Trends & Outlook 2022
Sabrina Duguet, EVP Asia Pacific
Jamie Dornan, Danielle Macdonald and Shalom Brune-Franklin star in this explosive and original thriller. Jamie Dornan plays ‘The Man’, who following a car chase wakes up with no memory of who he is. Against the vast, glowing landscape of the Australian outback, he must unlock the secrets of his identity and stay one step ahead of the people trying to kill him. Genre: Drama, Thriller. Episodes/length: 6x60 mins. Production Company: Two Brothers Pictures. Commissioning Broadcaster: BBC One (U.K.), Stan (Australia), HBO Max (U.S.) and ZDF (Germany)
Future Food Stars
A brand-new competition series follows a famous chef in his search for revolutionary food and drink entrepreneurs. The chef will back the winner with an investment to take their idea to the next level. But to win support will take more than just a great idea; competitors will need to prove they possess the raw ingredients required to succeed – drive, dedication, passion and talent. Length: 60 mins. Production Company: Studio Ramsay
A nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat new adventure series. In an atmospheric location, contestants come together to complete a series of challenges and win prize money. But three of the contestants are ‘Traitors’, devising a plan together to divvy up the cash amongst themselves instead of sharing it among the rest. Their goal is to deceive the rest of the group by driving forward manipulation, seduction, blackmail, and even murder… Length: 60 mins. Production Company: IDTV
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Independent global distributor, Banijay Rights, represents a worldclass, multi-genre portfolio of 120,000 hours of standout programming. Leading distribution for the largest unscripted international creator and producer, Banijay, the division handles the exploitation of some of the planet’s best scripted and non-scripted brands.
Banijay Rights Shepherds Building Central Charecroft Way London W14 0EE U.K. T: +44 (0) 87 0333 1700 Banijay Asia 20th Floor, Lotus Grandeur, Veera Desai Road Extension, Mumbai – 400053 Maharashtra, India T: +91 22 421 64054 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.banijayrights.com
Rashmi Bajpai EVP Sales, Asia E: email@example.com Kanchan Samtani VP Sales, Asia E: firstname.lastname@example.org Daryl Kho SVP Formats Sales, Asia E: email@example.com
Trends & Outlook 2022 We are seeing an increased demand for Asian programming as more titles get localised and resonate with Asian viewers. These could be format sales or finished tape deals. There’s huge potential for scripted format adaptations and we’re actively engaging with partners, provided that the terms are favourable to both parties. As ever, the need to scale down costs and find innovative ways to finance a project. E.g. MasterChef Singapore with Group M. Being open to co-financing or co-developing productions.” Rashmi Bajpai, EVP Sales, Asia
Genres Dramas, Comedies, Factual, Factual Entertainment, Entertainment, Reality and Formats (gameshows, reality, quiz shows, talent shows)
Production We’ve seen our formats successfully traveling across Asia, such as Lego Masters Korea with MBC, which will be the only nonKorean format on Korean Free-to-Air. All Together Now Malaysia was the top performing show for Astro in Q3 of 2021, with 1.3 million TV viewership and 270,000 on-demand views – and in China is returning for a second season. The Wall Philippines was the best rated show on TV5’s prime-time timeslot, and the National Winner for Asian Academy Creative Awards 2021 in the Best Adaptation of an Existing Format category. Also, it has been recently licensed in China for its first season. Pinoy Big Brother season 10 was so popular that it was extended to a 32 weeks season. After the success of Arya, Disney+ Hotstar in India has recently launched Arya season 2. Arya is an adaptation of Penoza. We have partnered with Applause Entertainment to adapt The Fall in India; casting is underway.
Asia focus in 2022
Undoubtedly there’s a lot of potential in Asia and the growth in certain markets like India is exponentially high. Our focus will be broadly in these areas: Fresh ideas – This could be through to co-developments such as our deal with Hunan TV for Sing or Spin or through different revenue models, such as our partnership with social media platform Kumu for Pinoy Big Brother. Regional languages – Explore versions in regional languages like we do in India with Big Brother, which is produced in more than six languages. Survivor launched in India last year in Tamil language for Zee TV. To grow the business with streaming platforms – such as working closely with Facebook Watch and Viacom in India to monetise our Big Brother Hindi library for AVOD.” Rashmi Bajpai, EVP Sales, Asia
Top shows are… Rogue Heroes Based on Ben Macintyre’s best-selling book of the same name, Rogue Heroes is a dramatised account of how the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, the SAS, was formed under extraordinary circumstances in the darkest days of World War Two.
Watch Trailer 40 years on from the release of Janet Jackson’s very first album, this is the definitive story on Janet Jackson, one of the best-selling and highest-earning artists in music history.
Limitless Win Watch Trailer Limitless Win is a unique gameshow with the world’s first limitless jackpot and a money ladder that never, ever, ends! C
Boat Rocker Studios 310 King Street East Toronto, Ontario Canada, M5A 1K6 T: +1 416 591 0065 W: www.boatrocker.com
Henry Or SVP, Strategic Partnerships, Asia E: Henry@boatrocker.com Fabien Ching Manager, Global Sales & Licensing, Asia E: Fabien@boatrocker.com
Genres Drama, Factual Entertainment, Reality, Competition, Science & Technology, Crime, History & Civilization, Travel & Adventure, Wildlife, Food, Home Renovation, Lifestyle, Sports, Documentary, and Kids Live Action & Animation
Production Boat Rocker will complete Series 2 of our first co-produced animation, Love Monster, with Chinese partner UYoung Media and BBC Studios (U.K.) in Q1 2022. This successful partnership expedites the greenlight process and we have confirmed further investment in a new series in 2022/23 with our partners.
Top shows are...
Trends & Outlook 2022 Unfortunately, the end of the Covid-19 pandemic remains uncertain, but as the world adapts to this new reality, our business evolves with it. We started to see content production and sales pick up in the second half of 2021. There is high demand for content as global and regional streamers continue to expand in Asia and the demand for Asian content is even higher. Although some premium channels are exiting the linear business, we will see opportunities for niche and secondary linear channels to have a greater presence on cable systems, where there have been high barriers to entry in the past.”
Mary Makes it Easy Watch Trailer The kitchen is Mary Berg’s happy place, and she wants it to be yours too: whether you’re bored of your repertoire, or scared to try something new. Mary Makes It Easy takes you on a step-by-step journey through recipes guaranteed to impress without the stress. Filmed in her very own home kitchen, the series follows Mary Henry Or, SVP, Strategic Partnerships, Asia as she shares tips, tricks, and recipes to solve every day cooking conundrums. From ideas on what to make with a fridge full of leftovers, to lackluster chicken emergencies, Mary’s thoughtful solutions for viewers leaves them with a newfound confidence to overcome any challenges they encounter on their culinary journey. Genre: Food/General Lifestyle. Episodes/length: 25x30 mins Weeks of War Watch Trailer For more than 420 weeks, between 1937 and 1945, somewhere in the world a battle raged. What made the news in and around the biggest events of World War Two? At any given moment during these years there were countless things happening on and off the battlefield, stories that history seldom touches. We explore how people lived and survived during the most devastating conflict the world has ever seen. Using meticulously researched archival footage and expert insights, we introduce the unusual and the unexpected, highlighting the pivotal moments of the war to create an original and engaging perspective of World War Two. Genre: History/Docu-series. Episodes/length: 8x60 mins Dino Ranch Watch Trailer Dino Ranch follows the action-packed adventures of the Cassidy family as they tackle life in a fantastical, “pre westoric” setting where dinosaurs still Asia focus in 2022 roam. As the young ranchers Jon, Min and Miguel learn the ropes alongside Since the Hong Kong office opened in 2018, Boat Rocker’s their dinosaur best friends, they disAsian distribution business continues to grow. Our primary busicover the exciting adventure involved ness in 2022 is still non-scripted and animation content distribution. In in ranch life, and tending to the dinoaddition, Boat Rocker will be adding content available for Asia only saur sanctuary, whilst navigating their to its catalogue this year. With the success of our flagship animated IP ultimate playground – the great out– Dino Ranch – being sold across this region we’re also expecting toys doors. Genre: Pre-school 2-5/Comedy/ and consumer products licensing business to play a vital part of our Asian operation going forward.” Adventure/3D Animation. Seasons: 2 Episodes/length: 104x11 mins Henry Or, SVP, Strategic Partnerships Asia C
Programming: Syndication & Licensing
Boat Rocker is the home for creative visionaries. An independent, integrated global entertainment company, Boat Rocker’s purpose is to tell stories and build iconic brands across all genres and mediums. With offices around the world, Boat Rocker’s creative and commercial capabilities include Scripted, Unscripted, and Kids & Family television production, distribution, brand & franchise management, a world-class animation studio, and talent management through Untitled Entertainment. For more information, please visit boatrocker.com
Cineflix Rights is the U.K.’s largest independent TV content distributor for broadcasters and streamers worldwide with a catalogue of premium scripted series and movies as well as high quality factual programming from some of the world’s most creative producers. Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London, and is part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.
Cineflix Rights London Office: 1 Lorenzo St London WC1X 9DJ United Kingdom T: +44(0)20 3179 5050 W: www.cineflixrights.com Cineflix CineflixMedia Cineflix
Chris Bluett SVP, Sales, Asia Pacific & Benelux E: firstname.lastname@example.org Tom Misselbrook SVP, Scripted Sales & Development E: email@example.com
Main focus in 2022
I plan to focus on travelling to see clients as soon as international borders allow frequent and less restricted travel. And not just buyers I met regularly before the pandemic: I’m looking forward to meeting new clients in territories who I have had the pleasure of seeing virtually, but not in person. Zoom/ Teams meetings have been extremely useful and will continue to be moving forward, however nothing can replace sitting in front of a client, either in their own office or out for lunch and dinner. I believe a lot more win-win business is achieved this way.” Chris Bluett, SVP, Sales, Asia Pacific & Benelux
Genres Our catalogue of enduring factual hits spans a wide range of genres including travel and adventure, food, wildlife and natural history, home and design, and lifestyle programming as well as true crime. On the scripted side, we have a strong slate of returning English-language and international dramas in addition to scripted formats and movies with themes including crime, espionage, and political thrillers.
Irvine Welsh’s Crime
Trends & Outlook 2022 The main industry trend in the region is the continued rollout of streaming platforms – both new local players and the big global brands launching into the region. In particular, we are seeing the development and expansion of the AVOD market throughout Asia, providing a lower cost route for viewers amongst the proliferation of subscription models available. This means demand for scripted and factual content spanning from natural history to science and lifestyle is as strong as it has ever been as broadcasters look to maximise revenue within their territories amidst greater than ever competition.
Top shows are…
Property Brothers: Forever Home
Irvine Welsh’s Crime From the novels of Irvine Welsh, prepare to enter a dangerous world and the troubled mind of DI Ray Lennox – a man engaged in his own disturbing battle, all while undertaking serious crime investigations. Episodes/length: 6x60 mins. Produced by Buccaneer Media and Off Grid Film & TV for ITV/BritBox, U.K.
Rebecca A fast-paced crime thriller, Rebecca follows a tormented yet brilliant Parisian detective who is battling depression and a series of blackouts while piecing together a brutal murder investigation that increasingly brings her inner circle and past investigation into the unfolding story. Episodes/length: 8x60 mins. Produced by Elephant for TF1, France.
Property Brothers: Forever Home In Property Brothers: Forever Home, Jonathan and Drew meet with couples who are already settled into their homes but need the brothers’ expertise to unlock their property’s full potential and renovate it into their forever home. Episodes/ length: Seasons 1-2, 80x60 mins + 10x60 mins Family Flashback Specials. Produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment for HGTV, U.S. & Canada.
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80 x 60 min + 10 x 60 min specials
28 x 60 min + 1 x 90 min special
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Fremantle is one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of Entertainment, Drama & Film and Documentaries. Operating in 26 territories we are a proudly independent group of content creators. We produce and deliver highquality multi-genre IP including some of the biggest entertainment formats, most watched international dramas, award winning films and hard-hitting documentaries, amplifying local stories on a global scale.
Fremantlemedia Asia Pte Ltd 3 Fusionopolis Way #06-21, Symbiosis Singapore 138633 T: +65 6307 7226 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.fremantle.com fremantle fremantlehq company/fremantle Screening Room: https://fremantlescreenings.com/
Ganesh Rajaram General Manager, EVP Sales & Distribution, Asia International E: Ganesh.email@example.com Haryaty Rahman SVP Sales & Distribution, Asia International E: Haryaty.firstname.lastname@example.org Nicholas Dale SVP Digital Partnerships and Brand Licensing, Asia International E: Nicholas.Dale@fremantle.com
Genres Across Asia, Fremantle distributes formats and finished tape in all genres – Drama & Film, Documentaries and Entertainment.
Original Production/Co-Production All of Fremantle’s formats, including our biggest entertainment shows, are licensed across Asia. Despite the complexities of producing in 2021, Fremantle delivered an outstanding success with China’s Got Talent on both Jiangsu TV and Tiktok, with over 890 million views across the series. Negotiated and produced during the height of the coronavirus outbreak in China, it was a testament to the strength and resoluteness of the Chinese market.
Partnerships Fremantle has many partnerships across the region, where broadcasters license finished content as well as formats. Fremantle is moving into high-end factual production and is looking to partner with Asian platforms to co-produce and cooperate on such projects.
Top shows are… Like Me, I’m Famous! Haryaty Rahman
Trends & Outlook 2022 Individual territories will continue to step up on their acquisition of first-run international content now that former big pan-regional pay-TV players... are more focused on expanding their OTT services. We foresee increased appetite for formats amongst Asian and regional OTT players moving beyond scripted and venture more into nonscripted and reality titles. Technology and innovation will provide unique opportunities to grow digital presence and revenues for our localised formats in the region.” Ganesh Rajaram, General Manager, EVP Sales & Distribution, Asia International
Like Me, I’m Famous! is the gripping next-generation reality show where popularity is everything. But here, there are no adoring fans. No social media kudos. No fancy editing apps. Successful influencers are placed into the ultimate in-real-life popularity contest, far away from the glamour of their digital worlds. Relying solely on their ability to win friends and influence people, they battle through physical and mental tests to win immunity from elimination by bagging enough ‘likes’ from their peers. Can the influencers really stay likeable 24/7 when the game is this personal? Genre: Formats
The Responder The Responder follows Chris (Martin Freeman, The Hobbit; Sherlock; Breeders; Fargo), a crisis-stricken, morally compromised, unconventional urgent response officer tackling a series of night shifts on the beat. Whilst trying to keep his head above water both personally and professionally, Chris is forced to take on a new rookie partner Rachel (Adelayo Adedayo, Unsaid Stories; Timewasters; The Capture). Both soon discover that survival in this high pressure, relentless, night-time world will depend on them either helping or destroying each other. Genre: Drama. Episodes/length: 6x60 mins
Patagonia Exploring the most extraordinary region on the planet, this prestigious documentary series celebrates the diversity of landscapes, exuberance of wildlife and fascinating human stories spread across more than a million square kilometres at Earth’s final frontier: Patagonia. Over six stunning episodes, expert local crews join an international team of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers to explore uncharted territory, discover new species and tell an urgent environmental story. Genre: Factual. Episodes/length: 6x60 mins
GMA Network Inc. 10F GMA Network Center EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines T: +632 333 7633 to 34 E: GWI@gmanetwork.com W: www.gmanetwork.com www.gmaworldwide.tv
GMA launched several original production for 2022 including the romantic comedy The First Lady sequel to The First Nanny, Philippines’ highest rated drama for 2021; suspense miniseries Alternate, an installment to the top-rating anthology I Can See You; and crime dramas Widow’s Web, and Article 247. These dramas raise the viewers’ imagination and drive discussion on social media. In addition, we are in discussions with international companies to create content that targets online viewers.
Roxanne J. Barcelona Vice President, Worldwide Division (Content Sales, Syndication and Distribution) Reena G. Garingan Adviser for Content Sales, Syndication, Partnerships and Distribution Mylah I. Quinay Sales Manager, Worldwide Division (Content Sales, Syndication and Distribution) Joseph Jerome T. Francia First Vice President, GMA International (Linear Channel Distribution) Dennis Augusto L. Caharian President and COO, GMA New Media Jose Mari R. Abacan First Vice President for Program Management (Content Acquisition)
Roxanne J. Barcelona
Reena G. Garingan
Trends & Outlook 2022 First, we expect that the continued growth in streaming video services, both for SVOD and AVOD, will complement the value of traditional free and pay-TV in Asia. Second, we see the production of shorter series despite the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Production costs remain high due to health protocols which must be maintained. Finally, we see more partnerships and co-productions happening among key players in the industry for the production of quality content for streaming platforms.” Roxanne J. Barcelona, Vice President, Worldwide Division (Content Sales, Syndication and Distribution)
We distribute drama, romance, romantic comedy, fantasy, suspense, crime, and action-adventure series. We also have lifestyle and factual content, as well as scripted and nonscripted formats.
The First Lady
The World Between Us
Asia focus in 2022
“We wish to strengthen our partnerships with major players in Southeast Asia, China, and India. The Middle East and Central Asia are territories where we will bolster the syndication of both scripted and non-scripted content. We will also partner with major players in the region for coproduction.”
Top shows are...
I Left My Heart in Sorsogon
The First Lady
Watch Trailer After marrying President Glenn Acosta, former nanny, Melody, is now the nation’s First Lady. Things become complicated when Glenn, who is President by accession, announces his bid for the presidency in the upcoming elections. Ingrid, a political strategist is hired by Glenn’s team to manage his campaign. Unknown to Melody, Ingrid is Glenn’s former girlfriend. Ingrid also has a secret that could threaten not just Glenn’s presidential bid, but also the First Family. How will Melody protect her family, and help Glenn secure the presidency when she still has so much to learn about being a First Lady? Episodes/length: 40x45 mins approx.
The World Between Us Watch Trailer After striving for many years, Louie finally achieves success and becomes CEO of tech company, Prime Mobile. He also earned the approval of his adoptive mother, Rachel, to pursue a romantic relationship with her daughter, Lia. Louie’s adoptive brother, Brian is jealous of him and will do everything to ruin him. When Rachel is killed, Brian frames Louie for the murder. Louie’s relationship with Lia is put to a test, and so is his position in the company. Episodes/length: 36x45 mins approx. I Left My Heart in Sorsogon Watch Trailer The story of a highly successful woman who is in a love triangle as a result of her success. The series features real-life “crazy rich Asian” Heart Evangelista, in haute couture outfits from some of the world’s leading fashion houses. It is shot amidst breathtaking scenery from the southern province of Sorsogon. Episodes/length: 33x45 mins approx. C
Programming: Syndication & Licensing
GMA Network, Inc. is the Philippines’ largest media company, and the primary source of Filipino content around the world. Through its Worldwide division, GMA International, and GMA New Media, GMA content is seen in over 40 countries in five continents. Its variety of programmes entertains and inspires viewers worldwide. GMA’s dramas and telenovelas are known for their daring, uncharted themes, which offer viewers a rich array of emotional experiences.
Kanal D International is the global business arm of Kanal D, the leading TV channel of the Turkish broadcasting world. Operating under Europe’s leading media organisation, Demirören Media Group, Kanal D has been creating quality content for the past 28 years. Accompanied by Kanal D International Networks brand, Kanal D International has grown within the content world to reach the end-user since 2018. The distribution arm of the company continues its activities under Kanal D International, and Kanal D International Networks is the business line that holds all linear assets. Kanal D Drama is the first Turkish Drama channel that was established in the LATAM & Europe region and the first channel that entered the U.S. market. Today, it continues to present a never-before-seen experience of premium Turkish content.
Kanal D International Demioren Medya Center 100. Yıl Mah. 2264. Sk. No:1, 34204 Bagcilar, Istabul, Turkey T: +90 212 413 5111 W: https://kanald.international/ company/kanal-d-international kanaldinternational KanalDInternational KanalDsales
Ekin Koyuncu Executive Director Gamze Utma Sales Executive Asia, Russia & CIS Selim Türkmen Sales Manager Western Europe, MENA & Africa Narda Zuluaga Sales Executive Latam & Spain Burcu Anış Head of Marketing & Operations Burçak Coşkundeniz Traffic Manager
Genres Premium Drama, Romantic Comedy, Family Drama, Medical Drama
Top shows are… Three Sisters Watch Trailer Original production (in production) – An instant bestseller in 2018, penned by the acclaimed author İclal Aydın, Three Sisters is now adapted to a television series. Three Sisters is a story about a family that comes from an old house in the olive tree-scented cobblestone streets of Ayvalık. It is not a story that solely consists of sorrow, but one that demonstrates its characters retracing their steps back to the good old times. By channeling their past, a journey of recovery begins. Twist of Fate
Watch Trailer Everything in life arises from faith and courage to hold onto it. For some, to find true love, one must risk losing it. This is the story of a superstitious girl named Ada (Cemre Baysel), who believes that if she cannot marry her first love, she will be cursed for life. What is going to happen when Ada clings on to her marriage with Rüzgar (İdris Nebi Taşkan) in order not to be doomed, and has to work with her attractive boss, Bora (Aytaç Şaşmaz) who has absolutely no interest in love? Despite her self-imposed ill fate, people trying to cut them off, and many other obstacles to surmount, with time, life will challenge Ada and Bora individually to learn how to appreciate one another. Fate has twisted, and Cupid hit them both!
Love Trap Selim Türkmen
Asia focus in 2022 Our genre strengths are family, drama and romantic comedy. We have the widest and a timeless Turkish catalogue and we will continue to present the strength of this catalogue along with our new projects in 2022. Our anticipation is to increase our sales especially in Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Japan, as we clearly see the growing interest and love for Turkish dramas in these territories.” Ekin Koyuncu, Executive Director
Watch Trailer It is all about how well you play the hand you are dealt. Kerem (Çağlar Ertuğrul) is the son of a well-to-do family that owns a textile empire in Istanbul. Being smart, good-looking, yet a playboy, he can never live up to the expectations of his father. On the other hand, Ayşe (Burcu Özberk) is a working-class girl at the company’s factory. Despite having a good heart, she is fed up with the direction in which her life is heading. As a last resort, she lays a trap by claiming that the son of her boss, Kerem, is her lover, compelling him to marry her. Kerem realises that he has been cornered from all angles. Hence, he plays his hand by getting into Ayşe’s game to dethrone his father in the company. Will the plan of the two work, or will this love trap end up bounding each other forever?
Watch Trailer Ateş Hekimoğlu, the infamous infectious diseases and nephrology physician, cures extraordinary cases by administering distinctive methods with his team of three. The series follows the everyday life of an unsociable, witty and maverick medical genius who defies hospital rules and does whatever it takes to practice his way. In every episode, this wellproduced local adaptation of the hit U.S. series House M.D covers themes of love, sacrifice, camaraderie, discipline and humanity. The show has been voted by viewers as “The Best Remake in Turkish TV History”.
NBCUniversal Global Distribution W: www.nbcuni.com Singapore (Asia HQ): 10 Anson Road, #06-01, International Plaza, Singapore 079903 T: +65 6675 1296 Japan: Atago Greenhills MORI Tower, Atago 2-5-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6208 Japan T: +81 3-6860-8967 Korea: 16th Fl., Tower 8 Bldg. 7 Jongno 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03157 Korea U.S.A.: 100 Universal City Plaza; Bldg.1440/ 10th Fl., Universal City, CA 91608, U.S.A. T: +1 818 777 1300
Justin Che MD, Asia Pacific, Distribution & Networks E: Justin.Che@nbcuni.com Rajiv Dhawn SVP, Sales Liaison, Asia E: Rajiv.Dhawn@nbcuni.com Atsushi Miyasaka SVP, Sales Liaison, Japan & Korea E: Atsushi.Miyasaka@nbcuni.com Shreya Kapdi VP, Sales Liaison E: Shreya.Kapdi@nbcuni.com Barry (Bumsun) Choi Director, Sales Liaison, Korea E: Bumsun.Choi@nbcuni.com Jessy Tse Director, Sales Liaison E: Jessy.Tse@nbcuni.com Gorden Li Sales Manager E: Gorden.Li@nbcuni.com Yuki Yoshida Sales Manager E: Yuki.Yoshida@nbcuni.com
Genres NBCUniversal Global Distribution licenses content of all genres (i.e. drama, comedy, unscripted, talk, kids, sports, film, telenovela/super-series, news, etc.)
Production NBCUniversal Formats is the international division for all scripted and unscripted formats created within the production, broadcast and streaming divisions of NBCUniversal, Telemundo and Sky Studios, as well as select third parties. The division, which is part of Universal Studio Group, recently acquired the Korean format My Ranking from di Turn to distribute across Asia. This year will see the return of SNL Korea on Coupang Play, The Thing About Pam as well as hit formats Baggage, Crush and Singer Auction in Vietnam. Hollywood Game Night is also coming back for a sixth season in Thailand. The rollout of NBCUniversal Formats’ Japanese co-production project, The Secret Game Show, will also be a priority.
Top shows are… The Endgame The Endgame is a pulse-pounding, high-stakes thriller about Elena Federova, a very recently captured international arms dealer and brilliant criminal mastermind who even in captivity orchestrates a number of coordinated bank heists, and Val Turner, the principled, relentless and socially outcast FBI agent who will stop at nothing to foil her ambitious plan.
The Thing About Pam The Thing About Pam is based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her husband Russ’s conviction, although he insisted he didn’t kill her. He was later exonerated. This brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp.
Asia focus in 2022 Our primary focus in Asia in 2022 is to make our partners aware of all of the amazing content we have to offer from our Kids & Family catalogue, with full linear and SVOD/AVOD rights available for many of the titles. Our Kids & Family portfolio has titles based on iconic IP like Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Dragons: The Nine Realms, The Croods: Family Tree and Madagascar: A Little Wild. But we also have new, original properties creating their own legions of fans around the globe, including Take Note, which is a live-action, scripted musical-comedy talent show that is truly different from anything we’ve ever seen before, and the hugely popular Gabby’s Dollhouse; its live action-animated hybrid style is a first for DreamWorks Animation and it’s taking the world by storm with its magical and adorable world of cat characters.” Rajiv Dhawn SVP, Sales Liaison, Asia PRODUCTION Linfield Ng VP, Format Sales Liaison E: Linfield.Ng@nbcuni.com GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Pauline Bohm EVP, Global Distribution Marketing & Communications E: Pauline.Bohm@nbcuni.com
The Lazarus Project The Lazarus Project is a propulsive action thriller and a gripping exploration of memory, fate, and the limits of love and self-sacrifice. George wakes to discover he’s reliving the same events over again. Mystified, he is introduced to The Lazarus Project, a top-secret organisation that uses its ability to turn back time to save the world from extinction. When George’s girlfriend, Sarah, suddenly dies, and the project won’t reset time to save her, he faces a choice between helping Lazarus save the planet or taking charge of his own fate and destroying it.
Programming: Syndication & Licensing
NBCUniversal Global Distribution is responsible for licensing NBCUniversal product to all forms of television and new media in the U.S., Canada and in 200+ territories internationally. This includes a rich library of over 6,000 films and 170,000 television episodes, including current and classic titles, unscripted, kids, sports, news, long-form and short-form programming from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Television, UCP, Universal International Studios, Sky Studios, NBC Late Night properties, DreamWorks Animation, Telemundo, and more, as well as locally produced content from around the world.
Global Content Distribution
Paramount Global Content Distribution 7800 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036 U.S. T: +1 323 575 5460 Email: GDGSales@cbs.com ViaCBSGlobalDst
Jonathan Greenberg EVP Television Licensing Regional Sales – North Asia Nicole Sinclair SVP Television Licensing, South Asia (Australia, New Zealand, SEA, India) June Choi VP Regional Television Licensing – Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia Teng Yong VP Television Licensing and Digital Sales – China and Taiwan Chris Safford Executive Director Television Licensing – SEA Hiromichi Sato Executive Director, Television Licensing – Japan Robyn Campbell Director Television Licensing – Australia, New Zealand Trista Chang Director, Television Licensing and Digital Sales – China Alysha Chopra Director Television Licensing – SEA, India Joyce Smith Director Television Licensing – Australia, New Zealand Makoto Ono Manager, Television Licensing – Japan, Korea and Mongolia
Asia focus in 2022 Our biggest focus is to keep delivering large volume of content from many key producers to the many different markets in Asia. While Paramount+ will be a primary home for our premium brands, including SHOWTIME and the Paramount+ Original content, we still have plenty of content to offer for our partners. We are continuing to expand our business in China across all platforms, both large and small; while in Japan and Korea, we are focusing on expanding the reach of Nickelodeon content throughout linear and SVOD.” Jonathan Greenberg, Executive Vice President, Regional Sales – North Asia
Paramount Global Content Distribution is the leading distributor of premium content across multiple media platforms throughout the global marketplace. The division’s portfolio is comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands, including feature films and television programs from Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, Paramount Animation, CBS Studios, CBS Media Ventures, CBS News, SHOWTIME Networks, Nickelodeon, MTV Entertainment Group and Miramax. The division also licenses diverse lineups of scripted and unscripted formats for local production and international co-productions.
Paramount Global Content Distribution covers all genres from feature films, including non-theatrical releases, to television series covering drama, comedy, non-scripted including late night, daytime and reality competition, as well as news programming and documentaries.
Top titles are… Halo
Halo will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001 with the launch of Xbox®’s first “Halo” game. Dramatising an epic 26thcentury conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, Halo the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future. Genre: Action-Adventure
Top Gun: Maverick
After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun: Maverick Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Trends & Outlook 2022 We will continue to see a demand for fresh new content as streaming consumption continues to soar. There is no limit to the content for which people are looking. Not only will there be an increase in demand for known IP, but there will also be increased investment in local content as well.” Nicole Sinclair – SVP Television Licensing, South Asia (Australia, New Zealand, SEA, India)
NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humour, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties. Genre: Drama
Set in 2032, Yonder is an unknown space designed for the dead to be able to live on by uploading memories of their lifetime from their brains. The story unfolds as a man receives a message from his deceased wife, inviting him to the unknown space, Yonder. The drama/sci-fi series raises questions about life and death and what it means to have eternal happiness as humanity comes face to face with a world created by advancements in science technology. Genre: Drama, Science-Fiction
Programming: Syndication & Licensing
Red Arrow Studios International is a world-leading distributor of scripted, formats and factual shows from a network of in-house and third-party production companies. The company co-produces, finances and distributes content to over 200 territories worldwide. Red Arrow Studios International is part of Red Arrow Studios, a ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE company.
Red Arrow Studios International Betastrasse 10c, Unterföhring 85774, Germany T: +49 89 9507 7303 W: screening.redarrowstudios.com
Joyce Dröse Sales Manager (Asia, Africa, Nordics, Inflight) E: Joyce.Droese@redarrowstudios.com
Trends and focus in 2022 Premium factual content will continue to be in demand during 2022. Framing Britney Spears, part of the Emmy award-nominated The Weekly: Special Edition was one of our most popular titles of 2021 The series has been commissioned for a second season, so we are looking forward to sharing more documentaries from this premium collection with clients soon. As the globalisation of drama continues, we are seeing more and more interest in some of our non-English language drama series, such as Blackout: Tomorrow is Another Day. Scripted remakes, particularly mainstream procedurals, continue to be popular. In the area of formats, we see continued interest in gameshows. Our gameshow, You Deserve It, is now into its ninth season in Vietnam.” Joyce Droese, Sales Manager (Asia, Africa, Nordics, Inflight)
Genres Scripted, Formats, Factual
Production Red Arrow Studios International is known as a destination for strong commercial entertainment with broad appeal, spanning premium returning English-language dramas, impactful foreign-language dramas, and innovative formats. These continue to be our top priorities, along with a selection of premium factual content.
Top shows are… Vienna Blood Watch Trailer A thrilling crime drama set in 1900s Vienna, from acclaimed screenwriter Steve Thompson. Filmed in English and on location in Vienna, Vienna Blood stars Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game, Dracula) as Max Liebermann, and Juergen Maurer (Vorstadtweiber, Tatort) as Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt. Genre: Scripted Series. Episodes/ length: S1: 3x90 mins or 6x45 mins; S2: 3x90 mins or 6x45 mins. Produced by Endor Productions and MR Film in co-production with Red Arrow Studios International, ORF (Austria) and ZDF (Germany), with the assistance of Televisionfund Austria, TV-Filmfund Vienna and Niederoesterreich Kultur
The Weekly: Special Edition
The Weekly: Special Edition
Watch Trailer A powerful collection of standalone, premium documentaries, driven by the unparalleled journalism and insight of The New York Times. The series features investigations, reporting, and character-driven stories from award-winning journalists at the iconic newspaper, bringing viewers around the world closer to the essential stories of our time. The Weekly: Special Edition is from the team behind the acclaimed, Emmy award-winning factual series The Weekly. Genre: Factual. Episodes/length: 10x60 mins. Produced by The New York Times & Left/Right for FX and Hulu (U.S.)
Married at First Sight Watch Trailer In Married at First Sight, singles who have failed to find love put their hearts in the hands of a team of experts, who select their perfect partner. The couples then meet for the first time at the altar. After the wedding and honeymoon, the married couples move in together and start their new lives. From the first kiss to the first tears, cameras document their every moment as experts analyze the relationships. Six weeks of marriage later, the couples have to make a decision: stay together or file for divorce. Married at First Sight has become the world’s most watched relationship show and one of the most talked-about and highest-rating formats of the decade. It has been produced in over 30 territories. Genre: Reality Format, also available as tape
Married at First Sight
Sony Pictures Television is one of the industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. The company manages one of the largest libraries of feature films, TV shows and formats, and is home to a thriving global content business, operating production companies, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.
Sony Pictures Television 2/F, 14 Taikoo Wan Road Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong T: +852 2913 3788 W: https://connect.sonypictures.com SPTVInternational sptvintl
Singapore: Brett Hogg Executive Vice President, Distribution & Networks, Asia Pacific Singapore: Adam Herr Senior Vice President, Theatrical and TV Distribution, Southeast Asia and India E: Adam_Herr@spe.sony.com Singapore: Julius Toh Vice President, Sales, Distribution & Networks, Southeast Asia E: Julius_Toh@spe.sony.com Mumbai: Sonika Bhasin Vice-President, International Distribution, India E: Sonika_Bhasin@spe.sony.com Beijing: Dai Huang Senior Vice President, Distribution, Production & Networks, China & Taiwan E: Dai_Huang@spe.sony.com Seoul: Giro Doo Executive Director, Distribution & Networks, South Korea E: Giro_Doo@spe.sony.com Tokyo: Iwao Saito General Manager, Distribution, Japan E: Iwao_Saito@spe.sony.com
Trends & Outlook 2022
Genres Our offerings range from our Hollywood blockbuster movies and TV series across all genres, to our globally recognised scripted and unscripted formats, loved Asian content and outstanding animation programmes.
Original productions A number of scripted formats and unscripted formats are in various development and production stages in India, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Mainland China. Who Wants to be a Millionaire Hindi version, local title Kaun Banega Crorepati, has just finished airing its 13th season; the momentum continues in Vietnam too with season 10 about to launch soon. Shark Tank has expanded its local version footprint. It is now available in India, in addition to Thailand, Vietnam and Mainland China.
Asia focus in 2022 “Our focus as always is to be the best possible partner for our clients and really understand their business, their audiences, and the market, and to work together to grow their business. We will work with everyone in the industry to continue to grow the market, reach new audiences, and meet the booming demand for great content that entertains and excites our local audiences.”
Top shows are… https://connect.sonypictures.com/#/events/SAF A Spy Among Friends Watch Trailer This limited series follows the friendship between two spies that resulted in the gutting of British and American Intelligence at the height of the Cold War. Based on the New York Times best-selling book by Ben Macintyre, starring Damian Lewis as Nicholas Elliott and Guy Pearce as Kim Philby. Genre: Drama. Episodes/ length: 6x60 mins
With the impending arrival of new streaming platforms in 2022 and the increased organic population growth in the region, there will definitely be an even bigger appetite and expectations for fresh new content throughout the year. As the regional audience matures in terms of their viewing tastes, we will continue to see growing appreciation for the curation of perennial and retro Hollywood favourites. Local and regional language content will also see its boom continue with high demand across markets. Thankfully Sony is well placed to meet all these needs with our extensive content offerings!”
Julius Toh, Vice President, Sales, Distribution & Networks, Southeast Asia
Watch Trailer Based on bestselling novel by Anthony Horowitz who is also the author of the highly successful Alex Rider series, Magpie Murders is a beguiling murder mystery with a solution that will both astonish and shock viewers. The plot revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript of author Alan Conway’s latest novel, but has little idea it will change her life. Genre: Drama. Episodes/length: 6x60 mins
Monarchhttps://connect.sonypictures.com/#/events/monarch Watch Trailer Monarch is an epic, multi-generational drama about America’s first family of country music. In Monarch, the Romans are passionate and fiercely talented, but while their name is synonymous with honesty, the very foundation of this family’s success is a lie. Genre: Drama. Episodes/length: 11x60 mins
WildBrain 25 York St., Suite 1201 Toronto, Ontario M5J 2V5 Canada T: +1 416 977 7612 W: https://distribution.wildbrain.com wildbrainhq company/wildbrain
Jianbo Wei Managing Director, China E: Jianbo.Wei@wildbrain.com Max Tang Senior Manager, Content Partnership, China E: Max.Tang@wildbrain.com Jennifer Oppenheimer Sales Manager, Distribution, Asia-Pacific E: Jennifer.Oppenheimer@wildbrain.com
Asia focus in 2022
We have many fantastic liveaction series, like Malory Towers and Ruby & The Well, that I would love to find the right home for. We’re also excited that WarnerMedia Kids & Family has greenlit a new version of our award-winning franchise Degrassi for HBO Max in the U.S., which is expected to launch in 2023 and that we’ll also be distributing worldwide.” Jennifer Oppenheimer, Sales Manager, Distribution, Asia-Pacific
Pre-school, Kids, Teen & Tween, Family, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Live Action
Trends & Outlook 2022
“I expect there’ll be increased focus on local content. We’re making this a key part of our strategy in Asia by collaborating with local producers, such as 5Bricks to take its Tata & Kuma Tata and Kuma series to market. We’ve also partnered with iQIYI for Jonny Jetboy, an actionpacked kids’ series from Keith Chapman (PAW Patrol, Bob the Builder). The series will be produced by iQIYI, with WildBrain supervising development and production, and we’ll also handle global distribution and licensing business outside Greater China. Jonny Jetboy marks the first global Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City partnership for original China IP struck by our dedicated China team, which is focused on bringing new content and brand experiences to kids and families within and outside China. I also anticipate we’ll see more dynamic and agile partnerships. As such, we’re already exploring fresh ways of collaborating, such as on the fourth instalment of The Deep, a co-production with Australia’s A Stark Production and Snoopy in Space Singapore’s Infinite Studios, which has been put together with the support of partners, including Mediacorp, Super RTL, BBC, Family Channel and ABC. Iconic brands will continue being a major driver as having a built-in audience can help draw attention. Being home to iconic brands, such as Peanuts, Strawberry Shortcake, Inspector Gadget, Sonic, Fireman Sam, Polly Pocket and Teletubbies, gives us flexibility to offer great series that fit our partners’ evolving demands.” – Jennifer Oppenheimer, Sales Manager, Distribution, Asia-Pacific
Top shows are… Tata and Kuma
Watch Trailer Genius inventor dog Tata and chubby easy-going cat Kuma live with their owner, Mei. However, when Mei goes to work, anything but ordinary ensues. If Tata or Kuma want to take top spot on the couch they will have to deal with a cast of oddball characters and neighbours, all vying to conquer the living room. Genre: Kids Comedy. Episodes/length: 53x2.30 mins
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City Watch Trailer Strawberry Shortcake travels to Big Apple City, where all the biggest names in baking go to get their break. She teams up with her new “berry besties”, and the entrepreneurial girls run their fabulous food trucks and enjoy adventures as they strive to “bake the world a better place”. Genre: Preschool. Episodes/length: 80x4 mins Shorts (+ 4x44 mins seasonal premium CG specials). Snoopy in Space
Snoopy sets off on an epic adventure: becoming a NASA astronaut! From commanding the ISS to exploring the Moon and beyond, Snoopy has his work cut out for him. Good thing Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts crew will be there to lend a hand. Genre: Kids. Episodes/length: 24x7 mins
Programming: Syndication & Licensing
At WildBrain we inspire imaginations to run wild, engaging kids and families everywhere with great content across all media. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Yo Gabba Gabba! Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are enjoyed worldwide in more than 150 countries on over 500 streaming platforms and telecasters.
ZDF Studios (traded as ZDF Enterprises before 1 April 2022) was founded in 1993 and is responsible for worldwide programme distribution, international co-productions, programme acquisition as well as the merchandising of strong programme brands in its own name, for broadcaster ZDF, and for third parties. Bound into a strong group of about 30 direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliated companies, ZDF Studios manages the largest German-language programme stock worldwide and an impressive portfolio of international productions, consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programmes.
ZDF Studios GmbH Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1 55127 Mainz, Germany T: +49 6131 9910 W: www.zdf-studios.com
Yuliya Fischer Director Drama T: +49 6131 991 1661 E: email@example.com Christophe Goldberger Director Kids + Youth T: +34 665 467 863 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Genres Drama: Family, Crime + Suspense, Love + Romance, Comedy, Drama, Series, Mini Series, Collections Junior: Live Action, Animation
Trends & Outlook 2022
Our top 3 industry predictions for 2022 would be further increase of original local productions in each territory, more interest for international IPs with an established track record such as our award-winning dramas and kids programmes, and the roll out of new streaming services which will lead to consolidation.”
Yuliya Fischer, Director Drama Yuliya Fischer
Top shows are…
Asia focus in 2022
We are focusing on our big budget tween and teen dramas such as The Bureau of Magical Things in its second season which is sold in over 100 territories, and vampire saga Heirs of the Night. We also see a strong demand for our 3D CGI new IPs The Muscleteers, Space Nova and Zoom – The White Dolphin. In the Drama department, we are focusing on our Spanish mini-series Stories to Stay Awake, our German programme Between two Worlds and our English highlight Before we Die.” Yuliya Fischer, Director Drama
The Muscleteers Watch Trailer The series is all about helping and being there for each other. The episodes are a mix of action-packed, often perilious adventures, mixed with a lot of fun and entertainment. And in the end the Muscleteers will always save the day! All for one and one for all!
Watch Trailer The year 2162 has been a blast for the space exploring Nova family, especially when they discover the first ever proof that humanity is not alone in the universe. During a routine research mission, the Novas stumble across an abandoned alien space craft trapped in a celestial butterfly.
Before We Die
Before We Die Watch Trailer From power producers Maria Nordenberg (Don’t ever Wipe Tears without Gloves) and Fredrik Heinig (Darling, Gentlemen) comes a unique Nordic noir drama featuring the award-winning Marie Richardson. Police White Night officer Hanna – a fading star of a cop in the organised crime unit of the Stockholm Police. On the home front, her son has severed all ties with her, as she’s the one who caused his arrest and subsequent two-year imprisonment for drug possession. White Night Watch Trailer Set in the 1970s and in the modern day, White Night is a compelling drama that follows a family struggling to cope with an imbalance of power wielded by a person who is no longer alive, interwoven with a murder mystery. C