Team Storror showcase Parkour on a stage never before seen - the rooftops of Asian megacities. The film follows team Storror on their exploration into what drives them to push the sport to such extremes, and the battles that face them when trying to shoot a feature film totally guerilla. RCA delves into the mental and physical preparation Parkour athletes have to undertake to make impossible 'leaps of faith', possible.
Behind the veil of tourism in Asia’s most stunning National Parks people and animals share the same backyard. Unlike protected areas in North America and Europe, the diverse endangered habitats of Asia are almost always home to people as well as wildlife. This series explores how people and animals live and survive together. Meet gentle Shinto people who have learned how to live in the shadow of an active volcano, a tribal man who cares for orphan elephants by day while wild elephants threaten his village every night and see how the spirits of a tropical island off Borneo stopped a local Imam from cutting down the rainforest. One-horned rhinoceroses, Asiatic elephants, Guizhou golden monkeys and a cast of other wildlife characters fill the lands of Asia from the flood plains of India to the granite peaks of China’s holy mountains. The result is a fusion of great stories, engaging characters and rare and threatened wildlife against a backdrop of drama and beauty.
Star News Asia is the flagship daily evening television news programmes from Hong Kong on STAR World formerly known as STAR Plus, STAR Chinese Channel and STAR News.
Asia Uncut is a variety chat show hosted by Jon Niermann, the president of Electronic Arts, Asia. The show premiered in March 2009 and is aired in many countries via STAR World.
Asia Today is an Asian news programme produced by the BBC and is shown on BBC World News during the Asian morning hours. This programme used to be available exclusively in Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle East but as of a 1 February 2010 revamp is now aired worldwide. It used to be broadcast from the BBC's london studios but is now broadcast from the BBC's Singapore bureau which is in the CBD of Singapore. The main presenters are Rico Hizon and Sharanjit Leyl. The daily current affairs programme is aimed at viewers across Asia with in-depth reports from BBC correspondents and interviews with leading players. The programme is aired live twice and also repeated twice for a total of four airings each weekday.
Inside Asia was a weekly, 30-minute feature program on CNN International in the late 1990s the focused on current events, trends, culture and entertainment in Asia. During its first few years, the program was hosted by CNN Hong Kong anchor Patricia Chew, and included reports from CNN correspondents throughout Asia. Its success resulted in the creation of additional "Inside" programs at CNN International - Inside Africa and Inside the Middle East.
Asia Downunder was a long-running magazine programme, formerly known as Asia Dynamic, reporting on activities of Asians in New Zealand and New Zealand Asians abroad which ran from 1994-2011. Its target audience was the Asian population in New Zealand, and the programme is funded by New Zealand On Air. Content of the show ranged from diverse subjects such as art, science, to sports and pan Asian culture.
Asia Bagus is a star-search program created by Fuji Television in 1992 to promote young up-and-coming performing artists in Asia. Broadcasts once a week as a 30-minute TV program throughout Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Thailand the prevailing champion over three shows goes on to compete in a monthly run-off. Grand championships are held once a year. It was hosted by Tomoko Kadowaki and Najip Ali.
The Amazing Race Asia is a reality game show based on the American series The Amazing Race. On 17 October 2005, CBS gave other countries the chance to franchise The Amazing Race. The Asian cable TV network AXN Asia was among the first to acquire the rights to produce a version for its territories. The show is produced by Australian television production company ActiveTV, for AXN, in association with Buena Vista International Television-Asia Pacific. The host for the show is Singapore based Chinese-American actor Allan Wu. The ultimate prize is US$100,000, whilst the American show gives away US$1,000,000. The general manager of SPE Networks-Asia which runs AXN, Ricky Ow explained the smaller prize, saying, "It is not really about the money but the adventure and opportunity to be in one of the world's greatest reality shows".
The Apprentice Asia is the Asian adaptation of the mega hit reality series and hosted by aviation tycoon Tony Fernandes.
Asia Market Watch was a business news programme aired on CNBC Asia from 9 a.m. to noon, Hong Kong/Singapore/Taiwan time. The programme, presented by Amanda Drury, took its name from the previous CNBC US programme Market Watch. The programme was also aired in part on CNBC Europe and in its entirety in the US on CNBC World. Although it was referred to as Asia Market Watch in programme listings and by some presenters, the programme's title sequence and graphics referred to the programme only as Market Watch since 30 October 2000. The programme, which debuted a new logo on October 30, 2006, then used the theme music previously adopted by Street Signs. When the programme debuted in April 2000, it was entitled Asia Market Watch and only lasted for 1 hour with the 2nd half hour a replay of the 1st half hour. However, in October 2000, as part of CNBC Asia's extension of live regional programming, it was simply renamed Market Watch and aired live for 3½ hours on Weekdays. Prior to 2 January 2001, CNBC Asia used graphics for the show different from the one used by CNBC US.
Asia Business Report is a business news programme produced by the BBC and is shown on BBC World News during the Asian morning hours. This programme used to be available exclusively in Asia-Pacific, South Asia and Middle East but, as of a 1 February 2010 revamp, is now aired worldwide. It is also currently aired on the UK's domestic BBC News channel 3 times daily in the early hours of the morning as part of the Newsday programme. It is broadcast from the BBC's Singapore bureau which is in the central business district of Singapore. The main presenters are Rico Hizon and Sharanjit Leyl. Mishal Husain once presented this programme but has since returned to Britain to present the main BBC News bulletin for BBC World News.
The Contender Asia was a reality-based television series that follows 16 aspiring Muay Thai middleweight fighters from 12 countries as they compete in a series of outdoor challenges and sanctioned matches. The series is a deviation from the original Contender series, which involved boxing. The winner received US$150,000 and bragging rights as "The Contender Champion". The program was hosted by Vice President of World Muay Thai Council and former World Champion Stephen Fox and Jaymee Ong. The second season has been announced on its official website. Production will begin in late September 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with 16 fighters vying for the title and a bigger cash prize, which the producers say as "the highest prize money ever to be paid out in the sport of Muay Thai."