1 - 4 DECEMBER 2020


1 December 2020, 10.00am

Join us for the live webcast of ATF Online+ Opening Ceremony, streamed direct from Marina Bay Sands' Hybrid Broadcast Studio in Singapore.

ATF is privileged to be one of the first events in the world, to use this new state-of-the-art Hybrid Broadcast Studio located in Marina Bay Sands.

The ATF Online+ Opening Ceremony is open to all. Watch it at ATF Facebook (@asiatvforum).


Be Part of the Conversation

In line with the theme for ATF 2020 - “Prelude to 2021: Be Part of the Conversation”, ATF ONLINE+ aims to bring the industry together to review what has been a challenging 2020, while looking forward to a better 2021.

ATF Conference takes place at ATF ONLINE+, from 1 to 4 December 2020.


An assembly of decision makers, holding elevated sessions for the media, telecoms & entertainment industry in the realm of content connectivity, commerce & beyond.

In Conversation With: Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information

1 December 2020, 10.30am – 11.00am

Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Communications and Information, Singapore

Moderator: Steven Chia, Presenter/Senior Editor, CNA

Out Of India – Revenue Models & Expansions Via Asia’s Own Path

1 December 2020, 11.00am – 11.30am

Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global
Moderator: Akul Tripathi, Media Personality | Content Creator

Choreographing Success In Spirited Times

1 December 2020, 11.30am–12.00pm

Priya Dogra, President, Warnermedia EMEA & Asia (excl. China)

Moderator: Vivek Couto, Executive Director &
Co-founder, Media Partners Asia 

Digital Transformation: Leading The Pace Of Change

1 December 2020, 12.00pm–12.30pm

Dr Michael Gryseels, President, True Digital Group

Moderator: Howie Lau, Assistant Chief Executive, Media & Innovation, Infocomm Media Development Authority

New Successes In The Streaming World

2 December 2020, 10.30am–11.00am

Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi Moderator: Ben Grubbs, Founder, Next 10 Ventures

The Need For New Partnerships & Collaborations

2 December 2020, 11.00am–11.30am

Jon Penn, EVP (APAC), BBC Studios

Moderator: Jaclyn Lee-Joe, Industry Veteran (former CMO, Netflix) 

Exclusive Insights: The Development Of China's Film & TV Industry 2020

2 December 2020, 11.30am – 12.00pm

Jez Zhang, CEO & Chief Analyst, iiMedia Research Group

Re-Evaluating Content on the Wave of the D2C Model

2 December 2020, 12.00pm–12.30pm

Jimin Fang, Executive Director, BesTV+ Streaming Media

General Manager, Shanghai Oriental Dragon New Media Co., Ltd

iQIYI Showcase

3 December 2020, 10.30am–11.30am

Kuek Yu-Chuang, Vice President for International Business, iQIYI

Yang Xianghua, President of Membership & Overseas Business Group, iQIYI

Zhang Minsi, Director of Content Marketing,
iQIYI International

Production Sans Frontières: Challenges & Trends 2021

3 December 2020, 11.30am–12.00pm

Justin Deimen, President, Prod. & Acquisition,
108 Media

Moderator: Joan Leong, Director,
One Triple Four Communications

Talking Taiwan: The State of Things to Come

3 December 2020, 12.00pm–12.30pm

Dennis Yang, Founder,

Moderator: Yeo Kok Siew, Director,
Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA)

Remaining Relevant: From Defence To Offence

4 December 2020, 10.30am–11.00am

Jacques du Puy, CEO, CANAL+ International

Moderator: Avril Blondelot, Head of Content Insight, Glance


A distinctive segment focusing on new insights on buying strategies today. Gather possibilities, understand certainties, and get to  know vital buyers, as they engage in real speak.

Top Moneymakers: The Drama Craze

1 December 2020  |  12.30pm–1.00pm

Daphne Yang, CEO, CatchPlay

Moderator: Yeo Kok Siew, Director,
Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA)

Buyers Speak: Dance Of The Dramas

1 December 2020  |  1.00pm–1.30pm

Mariani Abdullah, Head of Acquisitions, DM Don Square Entertainment

Adem Uysal, Lead Content Manager, Content Acquisition & Management, TV+ (Turkcell)

Aaron Mascarenhas, Senior Director – Content Acquisitions & Alliances, MX Player

Moderator: Avril Blondelot, Head of Content Insight, Glance

Rebounding Realities In Formats

2 December 2020  |  12.30pm–1.00pm

Maarten Meijs, President Global Entertainment, ITV Studios

Moderator: Rutger Kornman, Senior Manager, Advisory, EY Consulting

Buyers Speak: Focusing On Formats

2 December 2020  |  1.00pm–1.30pm

Tran Thi Thuy Linh, Vice Manager of Acquisitions & Sales Department, TVAd

Agustinus Bagus Abimanyu, Head of International Acquisition 3 TV, MNC Media

Yuki Akehi, Director of Strategic Corporate Communications & Marketing, International Business, Nippon TV

Moderator: Victoria De Kerdrel, APAC Consultant, K7 Media

Buyers Speak: Oogling At Kids

3 December 2020  |  1.00pm–1.30pm

Vivek Bhutyani, CEO, Lattu Kids

Hendy Lim, Content & Channel Vice President, Indonesia Entertainment Group (IEG)

Lena Ni, Director of Acquisitions (Animation), Shanghai Senyu Media Co Ltd

Moderator: Will Anstee, CEO, Totallyawesome

DOCS: Buying into the Heart of Covid-19

4 December 2020  |  12.30pm–1.00pm

Chao Gan, Vice President, Youku, Alibaba Media & Entertainment Group

Moderator: Ella Yu, Asia Market Manager, Tape Consultancy / Glance Médiamétrie

Buyers Speak: Hot Docs

4 December 2020  |  1.00pm–1.30pm

Ishaan Misra, Executive, Content Strategy & Acquisitions, Discovery

Julian Chou-Lambert, Acquisitions Manager,
TVF International

Shaun Levin, Chairman, Switch International

Moderator : Paul Youngbluth, Director, TAPE Consultancy Ltd


Presenting a spread of scripted and unscripted formats open for contracts by top sellers. This series will stage fresh entertainment content and industry updates.

1 December 2020

2.00pm – 2.30pm
More than Fresh Content: Taiwan HITs (Part 1)

2.30pm – 3.00pm
Korea Animation Showcase – SBA 

3.00pm – 3.30pm
Fresh Content China: Dramas

3.30pm – 4.00pm
KCA Content Showcase

4.00pm – 4.30pm
The Smurfs

4.30pm – 5.00pm
Spain Showcase @ ATF:
An Industry At It's Best

2 December 2020

2.00pm – 2.30pm
More than Fresh Content: Taiwan Hits (Part 2)

2.30pm – 3.00pm
Korea Animation Showcase – GCA

3.00pm – 3.30pm
Fresh Content China: Documentaries

3.30pm – 4.00pm
Korea Content Village 2020

4.00pm – 4.30pm
Globally Appealing, Quintessentially French

4.30pm – 5.00pm
The Challenge of Turkish Series: Approaches & Synergies with the APAC Region

3 December 2020

2.00pm – 2.30pm
Fresh Content from Japan-Part 1: Scripted (Drama & Remakes, Anime & Kids) 

2.30pm – 3.00pm
Fresh Content from Japan-Part 2: Unscripted (Variety & Formats, Travel Shows & Factual)

3.00pm – 3.30pm
Fresh Content China: Animation

3.30pm – 4.00pm
Fresh Content From Turkey: The Land of Endless Content

4.00pm – 4.30pm
Spotlight On Moscow Animation

4.30pm – 5.00pm
NTV Content Showcase

4 December 2020

2.00pm – 2.30pm
K-Formats - SESSION Ⅰ (Scripted/Unscripted formats)
KBS Media, SBS, FormatEast, EBS 

2.30pm – 3.00pm
K-Formats - SESSION Ⅱ
(Scripted formats)

3.00pm – 3.30pm
K-Formats - SESSION Ⅲ
(Unscripted formats)

3.30pm – 4.00pm
Fresh Content China: Urban Dramas By Linmon Pictures

4.00pm – 4.30pm
Spotlight On Moscow Content And Services 

4.30pm – 5.00pm
Latin American Content in Asia: Good Experiences, Good Business


Format experts to creative leaders and decision makers will address real issues and present user cases to advance production capabilities in the industry.

Plot Twists & What It Means To Remain Relevant

1 December 2020  |  3.30pm–4.00pm

Cathy Payne, CEO, Banijay Rights

Moderator: Simon Murray, Principal Analyst, Digital TV Research Ltd

Leading The Charge To Victory With Formats

1 December 2020  |  4.00pm–4.30pm

Seo Hye-jin, Executive Director, TV Chosun

Moderator: Hwang Jin Woo, Founder & President, Executive Producer, Something Special

EXCLUSIVE: Trending Asia, Winning Dramas

1 December 2020  |  4.30pm–5.00pm

Avril Blondelot, Head of Content Insight, Glance

Achieving Global Recognition Through Docs

2 December 2020  |  3.30pm–4.00pm

Yi Seung-jun, Founder, Director & Producer,
Bluebird Pictures

Moderator: Christopher Weatherspoon, Producer, International Media Commerce Strategist

The Growing Appeal of International Series: Behind the Success of “Tehran”

2 December 2020  |  4.00pm–4.30pm

Julien Leroux, CEO & Founder, Paper Entertainment

Moderator: Maria Rua Aguete, Senior Research Director, Omdia

EXCLUSIVE: Trending Asia, Winning Formats

2 December 2020  |  4.30pm–5.00pm

Michelle Lin, APAC Manager, K7 Media

Watching Facebook: What's Next?

3 December 2020  |  3.30pm–4.00pm

Evelina Lye, Head of Regional Marketing, Media Partnerships APAC Entertainment, News & Sports

ATF Formats Pitch 2020

3 December 2020  |  4.00pm–4.30pm

EXCLUSIVE: Trending Asia, Winning Kids Over

3 December 2020  |  4.30pm–5pm

Michelle Ching, Commercial Director, Totallyawesome

ATF Animation Pitch 2020

4 December 2020  |  4.00pm–4.30pm

EXCLUSIVE: Trending Asia, Winning Docs

4 December 2020  |  4.30pm–5.00pm

Paul Youngbluth, Director, TAPE Consultancy Ltd

ATF Chinese Pitch 2020

7 December 2020  |  2.00pm–5.00pm

Closed-Door Session


Southeast Asian Partnerships in Media: Content, Connectivity & Capability

The Changing Landscape of Content Buying

1 December 2020  |  5.15pm–5.45pm

Abhi Rastogi, CEO & Founder, 108 Media

Moderator: Yeo Kok Siew, Director,
Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA)

Finding Solutions for Workflow Connectivity

2 December 2020  |  5.15pm–5.45pm

Elliot Renton, Senior Director & Head of APAC, Grabyo

Moderator: Himanshu Shah, Owner, AV8 Media

Re-Imagining Capability Best Practices

3 December 2020  |  5.15pm–5.45pm

Anthony Tulloch, General Manager, Studio Operations (Film Services), Iskandar Malaysia Studios

Moderator: Leon Tan, Production/Post-pro Executive Producer, 108 Media

SEA Changes: Fresh Perspectives in Southeast Asian Co-Productions

4 December 2020  |  5.15pm–5.45pm

Micah Tadena, Country Manager (Philippines),
108 Media

Rashid Karim, CEO, Iskandar Malaysia Studios

Paul Spurrier, Writer/Director, Commercial Films Siam

Moderator: Jeremy Chua, Producer, Potocol


1 – 4 December 2020 | 9.30am (SGT)

With You

by China Pavilion

Length: 45min * 20 eps

Cast: All star lineup including Deng Lun, Yang Yang, Zhang Jiayi, Lei Jiayin, Mei Ting, Tan Zhuo, Ni Ni, Zhang Jingchu and many more. 

With You tells the story of the Chinese civilians in the fight against the pandemic. It depicts ten simple but touching stories during the pandemic based on the real situation and characters. There were medical workers, military doctors, common takeaway deliveryman, vehicle volunteers, construction workers, disease control, community and public security personnel, young volunteers and workers of mask production. These ordinary people constitute the main force in all walks of life across the country, and have made indelible contributions to the fight against the pandemic.


By Taiwan: Taiwan Creative Content Agency

Genre: Thriller驚悚/Horror恐怖

The year 1949 has been a year of global development for Chinese people and after 70 years, the Chinese race still holds a certain influence in the world now in 2019. The background of “2049” is set in the future, a 100 years after 1949, with its motive of linking together different foreign nations by the Chinese industry. “2049” covers three mini stories, including “Perfect Prediction” for human beings controlling destiny through big data; “Hedgehog Rule” for finding pain in life through new consultative techniques, and “Conversation of Happiness” talking about whether communication aids can improve interpersonal relationships. The above is expected to present a imagination of the future in the areas of daily lives, technology, education, medical and even global situations.

A Selection of Hits From INTER MEDYA!

The successful Turkish distribution company will be presenting the successful titles from its catalogue on this showcase for ATF attendees!

Inter Medya is a well-known and modern content distributor from Turkey, who is continuously expanding its slate and extending its worldwide reach. Until today, the company has reached over 140 territories around the globe with its sales. In this showcase, Inter Medya will be presenting a selection of great hits from its varied catalogue. Enjoy!



Finalists from the ATF Animation, Chinese and Formats Pitches will make their final case heard, before the winners are announced.


A sure-fire way of securing 10-minute conversations with potential partners you might otherwise never meet. 

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