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1Asia Project

1Asia 2014 initiative, a joint collaboration between the ABU and the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has successfully ended on a high note with the premiere of eight co-productions broadcast across Asian terrestrial broadcasters and worldwide broadcast websites in February this year.

The project partners for the 2014 1Asia project are :

  1. Vietnam Television and UHB Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting Co. Ltd. (Hokkaido, Japan)
  2. National Television of Cambodia and Higashi Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (Miyagi , Japan)
  3. Radio Television Malaysia and Mainichi Productions (Tokyo , Japan)
  4. Nepal Television and Television Niigata Network Co., Ltd. (Niigata , Japan)
  5. Bangladesh Television and Far Eastern TV Entertainment (Tokyo , Japan)
  6. Televisi Republik Indonesia and Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc. (Osaka, Japan)
  7. People’s Television Network, Inc. (Philippines) and CBC Creation, Co. Ltd. (Nagoya , Japan)
  8. Attitude Pictures, Ltd (New Zealand) and TV Tokyo Corporation (Tokyo , Japan)

Trailers of 8 completed programmes are available at our main webpage.

All ABU programs come with English subtitles and are offered free to other ABU members for transmission for a month upon completion, after which time they are available for licensing from ABU members and their Japanese partners.

For further information you may contact Mrs Hanizah Hamzah at +603 2282 3592, E-mail:

About 1Asia Project

An initiative that encourages co-production and collaboration between Asian broadcasters and producers, based on the cooperation between the ABU and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, Japan. 1Asia 2014 provides an opportunity to utilize a wide variety of resources by working in collaboration with local companies and municipalities across different regions of Japan outside the largely well-known urban areas of the country. These locations will provide new themes and ideas that may not have been previously covered by media in other parts of Asia.





Call for Participation

11 August 2014

Deadline & selection process

5 September 2014

Announcement of selected proposals

12 September 2014

Matchmaking session in Kuala Lumpur

7-9 October 2014

Completion of final treatment

October-November 2014

Filming and production commences. All editing to commence by end of December.

November-December 2014

Rough cut and final cuts to be completed

January-February 2015

Airing of all programs on ABU stations without fail.

Last week of February 2015