Dated: 24 September 2002
The Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA) together with its partner companies are participating in MIPCOM 2002 to promote and market TV programmes and content produced by Singapore companies, and targeted at the international market. This is the second time that the Singapore Pavilion is established at this prestigious international TV market, held annually in Cannes, France.
MIPCOM focuses on content and programming for the global TV audience, and is attended by over 10,000 TV industry professionals from around the world. The event is organised annually by Reed Midem Organisation since 1985. This year, MIPCOM will be held from 7 to 11 October.
The Singapore Pavilion is located at Stand 05.11 at the Palais des Festivals. The companies in the Pavilion will be showcasing a diverse range of largely uniquely Asian content, ranging from exciting animation works and documentaries, to quality and compelling dramas, that appeal to the international TV market. SBA's Deputy CEO and Director (Industry Development) Mr Koh Tin Fook said, "Each December, we meet our overseas business friends at the Asia TV Forum held in Singapore. Likewise, each October, Singapore companies participate in MIPCOM to do business with our industry partners from around the world".
Companies in the Singapore Pavilion include:
Media Corporation of Singapore
One of Asia's most established broadcasters, MediaCorp is renowned for its internationally-acclaimed productions in Singapore's four official languages. To suit viewers of diverse tastes and preferences, MediaCorp's multi-genre programmes include comedies, variety shows, children's programmes, drama serials, documentaries and feature stories.
Peach Blossom Media Pte Ltd
This is a television and new media production house which is pioneering a new form of entertainment for the convergence era. It is the first in the Asian region to merge the web, the wireless technology, and traditional television to create brand new immersion projects that are a hybrid of television programmes and video games.
Sunrise Entertainment Pte Ltd
A leading Singapore distribution and production company, that services Asian broadcasters. Having teamed up with US-based distributor - The Television Syndication Company, Inc (TVS) - to offer Asian content to the world and vice versa, the combined total of the Sunrise/TVS catalogue now exceeds 6,000 hours. These include telemovies, documentaries, kids shows and specials, along with the recent addition of quality High Definition TV content.
Tape Link (S) Pte Ltd
Tape Link has unique expertise in international import, export, traffic systems, language components and on-air requirements. These are the services that allow its clients to have a reliable presence in the region.
Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA)
SBA promotes and facilitates broadcasting in Singapore. Its mission is to develop quality broadcasting and make Singapore a dynamic broadcasting hub. SBA initiates, participates and supports activities and projects that promote and facilitate developments in the broadcasting industry, including the co-production and marketing of TV programmes beyond Singapore.