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.
ContentAsia’s deep dive into trends, influences, and what’s really happening with formats creation, adoption and adaptation on the ground in Asia. The latest findings show that Thailand drew ahead of Vietnam as Asia’s formats leader in the first half of this year with a 26% increase in the number of formats on air, in production or commissioned for broadcast in 2018/9. While the shift in fortunes is a significant win for Thailand, it also heralds a major retreat in Vietnam, traditionally Asia’s highest volume formats market. Overall, the formats acquisition business in the region shrank by 12%, from 285 titles in the first six months of 2017 to 251 this year. Of the 15 countries covered in our study, eight were down, five were up and two (Singapore and Sri Lanka) were level with last year.