Globo TV, Marvista's bonanza at ATF

MUMBAI: Brazils Globo TV International has designed a special catalogue of programmes to present at this years Asia Television Forum in Singapore. The event takes place from 30 November - 2 December 2005.

Specifically tailored for the Asian market, the showcase comprises telenovelas and miniseries that include romantic plots and address family conflicts, such as The Taste of Passion, Students Heart and Shades of Sin. Childrens and youth programmes and special shows will also be presented, including Rio de Janeiros Carnival in Rio, which was sold to Indonesia earlier this year.Earlier this year it had sold a package of the children's programme Pirlimpimpim to Philippines and a special show about the Carnaval in Rio to Indonesia.

Globo TV International says that it is mindful to the potential viewership of its products in the Asian market. Early this year the distributor mapped the dynamics of the Asian market and established contacts with potential clients to define the catalogue that was going to be offered at the ATF. Globo TV International claims to have sold more than 300 products to approximately 130 countries in over thirty years.

Meanwhile Marvista Entertainment will for the first time attend ATF to present a diverse programme line-up to the Asia Pacific market. It will showcase eight new television movies and 56 hours of kids entertainment.

Marvista will also debut the prime time series Makaha Surf,. This is a co-production between Viacoms The N, Marvista Entertainment and Brookwell McNamara Entertainment. The drama series is about four girls pursuing their dream to become professional surfers. The TG of the show is teenagers and young adults, ten one-hour episodes of the series will be distributed to the international marketplace exclusively by Marvista, and will debut in the US next year.

Among the new kids programming, the pre-school animated series Ribert & Robert's WonderWorldwill will be presented, along with the two live-action series for tweens, Prank Patrol and Surprise! Its Edible! Incredible!.

A kids hyper cooking show gives 8  12 year olds a taste for healthy living. Hosted by Julie Zwillich, the show positions itself as chaotic fun culminating in a wild cooking match held in a boxing ring. The show's tagline is - Good food, good health, and good fun go together.

Additionally, four animated features headlined by A Fairy Tale Christmas, as well as The Littlest Light on the Christmas Tree, Romeo and Juliet: Sealed With a Kiss and the Easter Egg Adventure will be showcased. Marvistas slate of new television movies includes the family suspense thriller Love Thy Neighbour and the action disaster movie Absolute Zero

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