Malaysia’s national ICT custodian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) is bullish on the technology sector’s investment climate for this year, saying that foreign and domestic companies continue to show interest in setting up or expanding their presence in the country.
Traditional TV broadcaster business models are no longer sustainable in the broadband and smart device age, and content developers need to make the transition or be left on the wayside too, writes Nick Collins.
Finas’ appointment of ex-MDeC VP Kamil Othman as its Director General has raised hopes for the creative content sector, writes Karamjit Singh.
The private sector needs to play a bigger role in growing the country’s creative multimedia industry, urged Malaysia’s national ICT custodian, Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
Malaysian film producer Leon Tan and veteran Hollywood producer and financier Greg Coote have formed a joint venture which the duo believe will fill in the missing pieces and instil the discipline that are needed to make the country a regional movie-making hub.
Singapore's IAHGames Pte Ltd is teaming up with fellow homegrown mobile game developer Daylight Studios to introduce two new smartphone games in Singapore and other key South-East Asian markets.
Yahoo! Malaysia is seemingly taking on big guns like YouTube and luxury car-maker BMW by launching its own awards competition for short movies, in partnership with Malaysia Airlines (MAS), as well as TGV Cinemas and KRU Studios.
MDeC has disbursed nearly RM1 million (US$314,000) worth of grants to the winners of the MSC Malaysia Intellectual Property Creators Challenge (IPCC) 2013, while 15th Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) Digicon6 (Digital Contents Animation & Movie awards) Malaysian leg winners got cash prizes.
Adobe Inc has announced that Cosmopoint Sdn Bhd has signed a campus-wide Enterprise Term Licensing Agreement (ETLA) for Adobe Creative Cloud for two of its education institutes – Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University College (KLMUC) and Cosmopoint College of Technology.
PopDigital Sdn Bhd has announced the acquisition of Tongue in Chic Sdn Bhd; the two companies will come together to form an independent digital media network called the Popfolio Network.