HONG KONG – Infinite Studios, Asia’s newest production hub, opened Wednesday in Singapore.
The facility is located within the Mediapolis @ one-north complex, which also includes post-production and transmission services.
With a two stages of 928 m2 (approx. 9,300 sq ft) and 1,681 m2 (approx. 17,000 sq ft) , Infinite Studios is intended to house large-scale television productions.
The complex is backed by the Infinite Frameworks facilities group, which owns studios in nearby Batam, Indonesia. Leasing of space is handled by Ascendas and Citramas Nusaterra.
The 17 initial tenants include Infinite Frameworks, media service provider Globecast Asia; Discovery Networks; Japanese game maker Namco Bandai; publisher, Haymarket Media; and international advertising agency M&C Saatchi.
Taken together with the Pinewood Malaysia Studios in Iskandar, Southern Malaysia, the three studio sites could make South East Asia, centered on Singapore a more attractive magnet for footloose productions (aka ‘runaway pictures’).
Infinite Studios has already housed Australia Kids TV show “Hi-5,” television commercials and reality shows. For 2014, two unnamed international feature films are expected.
“Infinite Studios is the first media ecosystem of its kind in Singapore which offers a unique platform for media companies to complement each other to serve the global media industry,” said Mike Wiluan, CEO of Infinite Frameworks.
Mediapolis @ one-north is a strategic joint stewardship between four Singapore government agencies: Media Development Authority (MDA), JTC Corporation (JTC), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). It will be fully completed by 2020 and cover 19-hectares.