WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY, TAIWAN MOBILE AND TAICCA SIGN M.O.U. TO BRING TAIWAN CONTENT TO THE INTERNATIONAL STAGEOctober 31, 2023 10:37 am
Warner Bros. Discovery, Taiwan Mobile and Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), have signed a multi-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create and distribute Taiwanese original content locally and across international markets.
Taiwan’s content industry has been flourishing in recent years with diverse IP and impressive ratings internationally for film, television and music projects – particularly in mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong, and the Chinese-speaking territories of Southeast Asia. The recently announced Cultural Kuroshio Current project noted the potential growth of Taiwan’s cultural content, particularly in Asia Pacific. Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture has also been actively promoting amendments to the Cultural and Creative Industries Development Act to provide financial incentives to support development and investment into local creative industries.
Today’s MOU announcement combines the expertise and reach of the three companies to develop, produce and distribute local IP and content for both local and global audiences.
Warner Bros. Discovery has produced several scripted and unscripted Taiwanese shows in the past five years for its networks and streaming services. Local HBO scripted originals include The Teenage Psychic, Dream Raider, Trinity of Shadows, The World Between Us, Adventure of the Ring and Who’s by Your Side, which are available through regional streaming service HBO GO in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In the factual and documentary space, unscripted shows include Beating COVID 19, Master Class and the Taiwan Revealed series, which have aired on various networks in Southeast Asia.
Taiwan Mobile also has considerable experience in the film and video industry, having invested in over 40 productions, such as Tears on Fire, Magician on the Skywalk and The Victims’ Game. The company has previously partnered with Warner Bros. Discovery on the HBO Asia co-production Workers, which received nine nominations and four awards at the prestigious Golden Bell Awards in 2021.
As one of the largest telecom companies in Taiwan, Taiwan Mobile also has a sizeable local customer base and distribution capabilities, along with its own streaming platform, MyVideo, which leverage its strengths in creating higher-quality local film and video content.
TAICCA was established by the Ministry of Culture to support creative content production by offering funds for co-production and investment in development projects and companies.
Specific details about upcoming projects as part of the MOU will be announced in due course.
About Warner Bros. Discovery
Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, WB Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.
About Taiwan Mobile
Taiwan Mobile is the second-largest telecommunications provider in Taiwan. With new technology vision, it has integrated telecommunications, network, media, entertainment, and e-commerce group synergy to create a “convergence-into-one” platform that provides technology solutions; at the same time, it incorporates the 5G+ Strategy, leveraging momo coins through the entire group to expand point application scenarios and create a momo coin ecosphere. Taiwan Mobile is guided by an “Open Possible” brand spirit that employs imagination, technological power, action, connectivity, and inspiration to provide seamless and convenient services. With the upcoming merger with Taiwan Star, Taiwan Mobile is poised to significantly increase its user base and the scale of its channels. This will lead to overall improvement in the company’s brand competitiveness.
The Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), established in June 2019 and supported by the Ministry of Culture, is a professional intermediary organization working to promote the development of Taiwan’s content industries including film and TV, publishing, pop music, ACG, and more.
James Moore | Warner Bros. Discovery | James.Moore@wbd.com
This post was written by AVIA PR