Malaysian companies announce deals worth over US$4 mil at Mipcom 2016

  • KKMM and Finas led a Malaysian delegation of over 40 creative companies to Mipcom
  • Primeworks Studios, Animasia Studio, Scubazoo, and Global Station announce multiple deals

Malaysian companies announce deals worth over US$4 mil at Mipcom 2016


MALAYSIAN production companies Primeworks Studios, Animasia Studio, Scubazoo, and Global Station announced multiple deals worth over US$4 million at Mipcom 2016, the entertainment content market in Cannes, France.

This year, the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) and Finas led a Malaysian delegation of over 40 creative companies to Mipcom.

Primeworks Studios (Malaysia), Nippon TV and Sumitomo Corporation (Japan)
Primeworks Studios, inked a deal with Japan's Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) and Sumitomo Corporation to co-produce a comedy series titled, Jenaka Kampung Kalut - Season 2.

The upcoming season will feature a new Japanese character, Mikan Nakamura who introduces various goods and regional travel destinations from Japan to the villagers.

The project, which was selected for sponsorship by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications due to its outbound and inbound marketing prospects, is slated to air in November 2016 on TV3.

Previously, the three companies had worked together in the co-production of Welcome To The Railworld Japan and Best In The World Japan.

Primeworks Studios (Malaysia) and Portfolio Entertainment (Canada)
Primeworks Studios also signed a deal with Portfolio Entertainment, a Canadian television production and distribution company which acquired the studio’s Welcome to the Railworld Japan, a series on a journey across Japan and Best in the World Japan, a series about the culinary delights of the island nation.

“We are proud to be one of the companies that has caught Portfolio Entertainment’s attention in Mipcom. Through this partnership, Primeworks Studios hopes to bring Asian content to screens across the globe,” said Primeworks Studios Content Innovation and Distribution general manager Studios Marini Ramlan.

Animasia Studio (Malaysia) and Strika Entertainment (South Africa)
Animasia Studio signed a deal with Strika Entertainment to produce two new seasons of Supa Strikas, an animated sports action television series which is now broadcast in over 140 countries.

Currently, the 65 eps x 20 min animation series is running in its fifth season and the production of Season six and seven is set to begin in Q2 2017.

"We are proud of the Supa Strikas series as we have seen the brand growing over the years. Our team is just finishing Season 5, and we are thrilled with the continuation of the new seasons," said Animasia Studio managing director Edmund Chan.

Subazoo (Malaysia) and WildBear Entertainment (Australia)
Scubazoo confirmed a deal with WildBear Entertainment, an Australian producer of factual content, to co-produce Borneo's Secret Kingdom; a 3 eps x 50 min blue-chip natural history series, which has been produced for National Geographic Wild Global and ZDF ARTE.

The series follows the Kinabatangan River in Borneo, from its source in the Maliau Basin, through to the Sulu Sea in the Coral Triangle.

Global Station (Malaysia) and TV Azteca (Mexico)
Malaysian production house, Global Station launched the trailer for La Loba, an adaptation from the telenovela series by TV Azteca, a producer of Spanish language programming.

Currently broadcast on Malaysian Satellite Pay TV, Astro; La Loba is the second format adaptation between the three companies.

Global Station (Malaysia) and Canal 13 (Chile)
Global Station also launched the trailer for Papi Riki, a drama adaptation from Chile’s Canal 13.

Papi Riki tells the story of a single father with his eight-year old daughter, who meet a clumsy professor, Farah - whom the father falls in love with. However, his daughter Elly believes Farah does not have what she seeks in a mother.
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