Editorial Director, ContentAsia
Janine Stein is Editorial Director for ContentAsia’s information platforms, including print, multimedia and online and mobile.
Janine has covered the Asian television and media business since 1989, and has worked for, among others, The Hollywood Reporter (U.S.), the South China Morning Post/Television & Entertainment Times (Hong Kong), Cable & Satellite Asia, Television Business International (TBI, U.K.) and Electronic Media (U.S.).
Prior to 1989, she covered the African television industry for five years. Among other roles, she was TV Editor for an English-language national daily and a correspondent for industry magazine Southern Screen & Stage out of Johannesburg.
Two broadcasters fly the flag for big/bigger-budget format adaptations in Asia in 2017. Another two or three are backing lower-cost regional productions. But that by no means means original productions based on acquired formats are anywhere near dead in Asia. As ContentAsia's latest Formats Outlook shows, there's a lively business in domestic format acquisitions, creation and, the latest trend, co-creation. Insights into the formats markets in 15 countries across Asia, including who's up, who's down, major issues across markets and where to from here.