ProSiebenSat1pact will bring channel 9Live to region
Less than a year after its founding, Singapore-based content management company Six-Six-Eight has just announced a slew of deals across the Asian region.A collaboration with Germany’s ProSiebenSat1 is set to bring the call-in channel 9Live to Southeast Asia, with a planned rollout over the next six months in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. Company also reps a number of channels and blocks, including the Rai Trade slate, Unitel’s Classica TV and Mega New Media’s Sling HD and Mom-on-demand HD. Among recently closed volume deals are 60-plus hours of drama and miniseries to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh TV, as well others with Korea, Pakistan and China. “The Asia-Pacific region is the largest growing TV market, and with the extensive growth of traditional and new-media platforms, the demand for content will be huge,” says Six-Six-Eight co-prexy Jonathan Foo, who is also topper of co-owner Mega Media. Six-Six-Eight’s library stands at 20,000-plus hours, making it one of the largest independent content-management companies in the region, having partnered with, among others, Beta Film, Rai Trade, Bavaria Media and EMTV. Now expanding into animation, Six-Six-Eight has just acquired distribution rights to the HD preschool series “Katakune,” produced by Character Farm and Wogee Toons in association with Mega Media. Current co-productions include the two-part miniseries, “A Love in Time of War,” together with Germany’s Wolfgang Hantke and Nico Hofman of teamWorx. Budgeted at $7.6 million, it’s a period piece set in a Dutch cigar factory in the early 1940s and through WWII and will be lensed in Jog Jakarta, Indonesia. Another project with the same team is the relationship TV movie “Singapore: Fluttering of a Butterfly.” Further projects are also in development with Germany’s Ziegler Films.