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Miditech to set up Singapore base by year end

MUMBAI: Miditech, the production house better known for its adventure reality shows, is planning to set up a base in Singapore by the end of this year

The company, which has created its first regular soap Saara Akash for Star Plus due to launch tomorrow, is also planning to build on its strenghths of documentary making for international broadcasters. Singapore, that is fast becoming the documentary hub of Asia, is also an attractive base due to facilities of funding offered by the Singapre government, Miditech CEO Nikhil Alva, presently in Mumbai, told indiantelevision.com. 

Miditech creates several hours of non fiction software, mostly related to environment and travel, for distribution internationally. A documentary made by the company recently for the National Geographic Channel, UK, has in fact, been co funded by the Singapore government, Alva said. The company now intends to pitch itself as a n Asian production house and not merely focus on Indian themes and shores.

Miditech is also beefing up its presence in Mumbai, where it set up base three years ago to bolster the Delhi headquarters. While the over 100 strong Delhi team manages the international projects, Mumbai will handle other genres more suited to the requirements of satellite channels based in the metropolis. The production house, which plans to create more fiction in the future, is also creating news features and shows for news channels as well as for Doordarshan.

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