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Singapore media firms seal new int'l partnerships at Asia Media Festival 2009

2009-12-02 09:01:50 GMT2009-12-02 17:01:50 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

SINGAPORE, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) on Wednesday announced a series of international media collaborations between Singapore enterprises and international partners.

The announcement was made at the start of the Asia Media Festival, an annual media industry event held in Singapore, a statement by MDA said.

The industry partnerships range from the first-ever Singapore-China-Britain high definition documentary co-production called Monumental Challenge, which takes an in-depth and intimate look at six of the world's greatest monuments being restored as well as the army of people who are constantly racing against deadlines to keep the iconic structures standing for many to enjoy.

There is also a co-production agreement between Singapore's home-grown media company MyChina Channel and Shanghai Media Group to co-produce two infotainment television series.

The first series, China Trend, will highlight modern China, its people and their lifestyle in 13 episodes. The second series, Foreigners in China, will document how foreigners living in China adjust and adapt to the local culture and environment.

Also included are three pipeline projects between Singapore and Australia media companies under the MDA-Screen West Call for Proposal, and new matchmaking efforts between Singapore venture capitalist firm Thymos Capital and Japan's Technology Seed Incubation.

The Asia Media Festival (AMF) 2009 is currently in its eighth year. An estimated 5,000 broadcasters, buyers and sellers, distributors, financiers and producers meet to share best practices, forge strong business networks, develop international collaborations and heighten brand awareness.

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