Magazine article Screen International

UKTI Hunts Production Firms for Philippines Mission

Magazine article Screen International

UKTI Hunts Production Firms for Philippines Mission

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The government body, which will fund hotel accommodation for the free two-day event, is arranging the Oct 14-16 trip to help UK firms forge relationships with local broadcasters, distributors and government regulators.

Attendees will also receive a briefing on the Philippine business economy by high-level government officials and private businesses.

According to UKTI, the Philippines is one of the fastest growing countries in Asia, posting GDP growth of more than 6% in 2014.

Home to more than 100 million people, its TV sector is expected to grow rapidly as it is bundled into multi-play packages with internet, mobile and telephony.

The event is being led by UKTI trade and investment manager April Cheng, who is engaged in ongoing talks with free-to-air and pay-TV broadcasters to encourage them to carry more British programming. …

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