CEO & Chairman, Zense Entertainment Company Limited (Thailand)
Varavuth Jentanakul is a brilliant and zestful young man at the helm of Zense Entertainment Company Limited. From a single TV programme and a crew of 10 some 10 years ago, today the company with 150 staffs has been creating, producing and managing 28 own original programmes and 11 international formats of different genres aired on top terrestrial & digital channels such as channel 3, channel 7, True4U and PPTV. Many of those programmes were nominated for several Asian TV Awards categories in the past years, and in 2017 the company’s own original singing game show format “Singer Auction” was awarded Asian TV Award’s Best Game or Quiz Programme.
Jentanakul also made a name for himself as a talented host for the company’s original programmes, including music survivor reality show “The Producer” as well as world’s renown quiz shows such as “The Money Drop Thailand” and “Still Standing Thailand”. Thailand viewers could be able to enjoy his unique hosting charisma from Mondays to Saturdays, primetime on major terrestrial channel 7.
Despite all the successes in the past, this CEO & chairman altogether with his professional team at Zense Entertainment will never stop searching and creating more and more TV programmes packed with quality and fresh ideas for all viewers in Thailand.
Thai production house Zense Entertainment has a two new shows on air that speak to the next phase of content development in Asia – bigger, bolder, more confident in its own abilities and readier to take risks on things that haven’t been done before. The first series, "Block Out Thailand", for leading Thai national free-TV network Channel 7, is the first version of a new comedy format developed by Japan’s Nippon TV with Europe’s Red Arrow. The other is the first adaptation of "Singer Auction", a format developed with NBCUniversal International Formats. "Singer Auction" premiered in Vietnam in July, boosting Zense Entertainment’s regional ambitions and international hopes for home-grown formats. Zense Entertainment boss Varavuth Jentanakul and NBCUniversal’s head of Asia format sales Linfield Ng talk about what’s involved in this enhanced phase of co-development and production.