Dated: 3 October 2003

The sights and sounds of Singapore-made television programmes will make themselves heard and seen in France, when a team of 19 Singapore media companies participate in one of the world's biggest and most prestigious trade shows.

The Media Development Authority (MDA) and four Singapore media companies will set up a Singapore Pavilion at MIPCOM 2003, an annual event where content and programming for the global TV audience are showcased and traded. This year's high-profile international TV market will be held in Cannes, France from 10 to 14 October 2003 and is expected to attract more than 10,000 TV industry professionals.

The Singapore delegation at MIPCOM is the third that the MDA is leading. It will be housed at the Singapore Pavilion at the MIPCOM venue at Cannes' Palais des Festivals.

Visitors to the pavilion at Stand 05.11 will get updates on Singapore's local media industry, MDA and programmes produced by media companies Dream Forest Productions, Gateway Entertainment, Media Corporation of Singapore and Peach Blossom Media. These companies will showcase their diverse range of largely unique Asian content, from exciting animation works and documentaries to quality and compelling dramas targeted at the international TV market.

Said the MDA's Chief Executive Officer, Mr Lim Hock Chuan, "MIPCOM 2003 has always been an important platform for the Singapore media industry to reach out to the international market. We want to showcase the very wide range, diversity, quality and colour of Made-by-Singapore content to an international audience, and MIPCOM 2003 provides an excellent platform for us to do so.

"The event is also a precursor to the Asia Media Festival 2003 which will be held in the first week of December in Singapore. This is a must-attend event where thousands of executives from the TV, film and animation industries gather in Sentosa to network, source for new media products and close deals."

Singapore's participation at MIPCOM 2003 comes hot on the heels of other MDA-led delegations to New Zealand, IBC Amsterdam and the Hong Kong Film Mart over the last two months. These complement the MDA's other initiatives to transform Singapore into a Global Media City as outlined in the recently launched Media 21 blueprint. Media 21 aims to position Singapore as Asia's leading media marketplace and financing hub, producing high quality content and digital media development.


Annex A

Companies participating at the Singapore Pavilion include the following companies:

Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA)

The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) is an agency formed to champion the growth of Singapore's media industry, which includes television and radio broadcasting, film and video, print and publishing, and the digital media sectors. MDA's mission is to develop Singapore into a vibrant global media city so as to foster a creative economy and connected society.

MDA develops Singapore's media industry by augmenting the talent base, building capabilities and skills, encouraging innovative services, and enhancing the range and quality of exportable media content. Through various development schemes, the MDA encourages co-productions between Singapore-based and international companies to produce internationally appealing yet uniquely Asian programming for TV and film.

Dream Forest Productions

Dream Forest is one of the leading production houses in ASEAN producing prime time quality shows in a whole range of genres. They specialise in all aspects of TV production from concept development to filming and post-production.

Gateway Entertainment

Gateway Entertainment entertains and inspires with award-winning animation, dramas, movies &magic specials. They produced Destiny, which made news as Singapore's first-ever high-definition movie. Magic of Love has dazzled 70,000 in Asia and was showcased at the 4th China-Shanghai International Arts Festival in November 2002.

Media Corporation of Singapore

Media Corporation of Singapore (MediaCorp) is Singapore's largest and most established broadcaster with a complete range of media businesses spanning TV, radio, entertainment production, newspapers, magazines, electronic media, movies and other broadcasting services. As part of its content-driven strategy, it produces highly-rated multi-lingual and multi-genre local content with a regional reach.

Peach Blossom Media

Peach Blossom Media is a television and new media production house pioneering a new form of entertainment for the convergence era. It is the first in the Asian region to merge the web, the wireless space, and traditional television to create brand new immersion projects that are a hybrid of television programmes and video games.


Last updated on: 13 Mar 2023