Dated: 29 July 2009

AETN All Asia Networks (AAA Networks), Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and Beach House Pictures today launched an open call throughout Asia to search for an Asian host for a 4 x 1 hour programme, to be aired on HISTORY. The successful host will stand to win US$10,000 and host at least four episodes of the series which will uncover some of the secrets and fascinating stories from the lesser-known parts of Asia. Interested applicants are invited to apply via before 15 September 2009.

AAA Networks also announced the commission of a 6 x 30 minutes series, which will be aired on the Crime &Investigation Network. To be helmed by Singapore company Very!, the series will examine the crucial roles and tools used in crime solving.

These two original series kick off a two-year Co-investment partnership between AAA Networks and MDA to support Singapore-based media companies in the production of series or one-off specials, complete with digital media components to offer a 360° viewing experience, for HISTORY, The Biography Channel and Crime &Investigation Network- branded channels distributed by AAA Networks.

Said Louis Boswell, General Manager, AAA Networks: “We are extremely pleased to announce this partnership with the MDA for co-investment in original programme productions. We have high hopes for the two series which are already commissioned and particularly look forward to seeing the first Asian host on one of our productions.”

Added Dr Christopher Chia, Chief Executive Officer, MDA: “This collaboration with AAA Networks will help Singapore companies to leverage digital media and adopt a 360° approach in creating original intellectual properties for multiple platforms and formats. It is also an opportunity for Singapore media talents to develop compelling content and stories of varied genres for today’s international audience.”

Make It On HISTORY - Search for a HISTORY Host
Are you a great storyteller, great with people, and think you would be great on camera? Then you could Make It On HISTORY as the Asian Host of a brand new series, which will share hidden stories of Asia’s unique history. The successful host will win US$10,000 and host at least four episodes of the series. Interested candidates are invited to submit applications via by 15 September 2009. Please see Annex A for the submission criteria.

Search for Programme Proposals
Do you have a proposal or a great story in mind? Singapore-based production companies interested to pitch programme proposals which fit HISTORY, The Biography Channel, and Crime &Investigation Network under the Co-Investment slate are invited to contact Chris Humphrey, Executive Producer, AAA Networks, at for more information and submission details.

About Media Development Authority of Singapore
Formed in 2003, the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) plays a vital role in transforming Singapore into a Global Media City and positioning it at the forefront of the digital media age. MDA spearheads initiatives that promote developments in film, video, television, radio, publishing, music, games, animation, media services and Interactive Digital Media. At the same time, in ensuring clear and consistent regulatory policies and guidelines, MDA helps to foster a pro-business environment for industry players and increase media choices for consumers. For more information, visit and

HISTORY™and HISTORY HD™are leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as Dogfights, Battle 360, The Universe, Cities of The Underworld and Monster Quest, as well as acclaimed specials including Life After People, China’s First Emperor, Einstein and Lost Book of Nostradamus. For more information, please visit

About The Biography Channel®
The Biography Channel (BIO) features real stories about real people and their real lives up close and personal, always unfiltered. BIO is the home to the Emmy-Award wining Biography series profiling personalities from Hollywood stars to historical figures, world leaders, business tycoons, artists, monarchs, musicians, and athletes. BIO also offers real-life series, a compelling genre which takes viewers into the chaotic and offbeat lives of some truly unique and compelling characters and offers an exclusive window into the lives of ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Real people, real lives, real life stories, only on The Biography Channel. For more information, please visit

About Crime &Investigation Network™
Real crime, real people, real drama. Crime &Investigation Network (CI) is the ultimate destination for viewers looking to unearth the real story behind headlines. It is a place where true crime pulls us into a fascinating world. Here, the smallest detail can be an explosive clue and the world’s best detectives match wits with master criminals. Viewers join in, track the investigation, solve the puzzle, and gain insights into the criminal mind. In the end, as the last piece falls into place, we know that justice is served. For more information, please visit

About AETN All Asia Networks
AETN All Asia Networks Pte. Ltd. (AAA Networks) is a joint venture between A&E Television Networks (AETN) and ASTRO All Asia Entertainment Networks Limited –a subsidiary of ASTRO ALL ASIA NETWORKS plc (ASTRO). AAA Networks builds and operates branded channels and services across South East Asia, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Headquartered in Singapore, AAA Networks also has operations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AAA Networks currently distributes HISTORY, HISTORY HD, Crime &Investigation Network and The Biography Channel in the Asia region. 

Annex A

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