Archive for category: DOC INDUSTRY

/ 08/08/2012 5:46 PM

National Geographic launches camp in China (China Daily)

China Education TV, National Geographic Channel and Yunnan TV celebrated the opening of a summer camp they initiated together in Beijing on Aug 7. It is the first time National Geographic has launched such camps in China in cooperation with local TV stations. The camp, which wants to help more than 10 members from around China get firsthand experience of [...]

/ 08/03/2012 1:59 PM

Taiwan public television joins Asian Pitch (taiwantoday.tw)

PTS President Sunshine Kuang (second left) and representatives from Japan’s NHK, Singapore’s MediaCorp and South Korea’s KBS shake on their future collaboration in The Asian Pitch July 31. (CNA) Taiwan Public Television Service has been invited to take part in The Asian Pitch to assist in the selection of high-definition documentaries for funding, broadcast, marketing and distribution, according to PTS [...]

/ 07/23/2012 6:59 PM

Al Jazeera English launches an Open Call for filmmakers in Asia.

The Open Call invites Asian based filmmakers to submit their proposals for participation in the October Documentary Workshop. If the proposal is accepted, the doc maker will be selected to participate in the Al Jazeera Observational Documentary Workshop. The Workshop will be held in October, 2012 in partnership with BIFF’s Asian Network of Documentary. At the conclusion of the workshop, [...]

/ 06/28/2012 9:02 AM

The superhuman lives of our documentary makers (livemint.com)

Festival acclaim and media attention help nudge documentaries from relative obscurity towards mainstream attention It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a documentary! Faiza Ahmed Khan’s hugely enjoyable “Supermen Of Malegaon” is finally swooping down on PVR multiplexes on 29 June, a little over four years after it was completed. “Supermen of Malegaon” spotlights the tiny Malegaon film industry, whose [...]

/ 06/27/2012 11:00 PM

CCTV-9 fell in love with a Taiwanese doc

Taiwan-based doc producer and distributor The Classic Vision has sold a feature-length documentary about love and marriage to CCTV9 in China and is seeking broadcast partners for a spin-off series. “Let’s Fall in Love” is a 90-minute film from director Wuna Wu and producer Ging Lee. It follows the work of matchmaker and relationship counsellor Hellen Chen and the couples [...]

/ 06/12/2012 6:31 PM

NFB doc content to be featured on Chinese online Channel Phoenix

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has linked up with Phoenix New Media Limited (FENG) to deliver a Canadian-branded online channel in China, NFB Zone, which will feature animated and documentary films for streaming, VOD and download-to-own. NFB ZONE will be the first digital channel designated to distribute Canadian content in Mainland China. Under the agreement, ifeng has the [...]

/ 05/25/2012 11:53 AM

Korean EBS’s education contents go global on Google’s YouTube

Korea Educational Broadcasting System (EBS), Korea’s largest free-to-air public education broadcaster, has agreed to make EBS education contents available on Google’s YouTube, the world’s largest video sharing site. On May 15, at the headquarters of Google in California, US, EBS signed a contract of providing EBS contents to YouTube. This contract has paved the way for distributing EBS contents legally [...]

/ 05/10/2012 10:03 PM

YOU On Demand to Launch the First 3D Video On Demand Service in China

YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc., China’s leading national Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video On Demand (VOD) platform, announced today that it has signed a distribution deal with 3net, the leading U.S. 3D television channel and global production studio, for Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) and Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) in China. In connection with this deal, YOU On Demand will [...]

/ 04/27/2012 12:08 AM

A+E Networks sells its docs to many Asian broadcasters

Broadcasters in Asia Pacific (China, Japan, Indonesia and Brunei) have licensed a number of  Networks titles, including American Pickers, Big Shrimpin’, and Titanic’s Final Moments: Missing Pieces (pictured). . In Japan, BS-TBS picked up “Ice Road Truckers”, Sukachan acquired “Titanic: 100 Years in 3D”, and Ginga Channel picked up a package of “Biography episodes”. . Multiple deals were closed in China, [...]

/ 04/19/2012 2:53 PM

NHK picks up Universum titles

NHK has snapped up new programming from Austrian pubcaster ORF, including documentaries about the Zambezi and Danube rivers and crime series Four Women & a Funeral.     The Japanese pubcaster has picked up three of the latest projects from ORF’s natural history unit Universum, led by Andrew Solomon. . “Mystery of the Fairy Circles”, a 50-minute doc about a [...]