October 26, 2016
By Maisie Loh
Singapore-based media company August Media Holdings, Philippines-based animation and games developer Synergy88 Group and Japanese national broadcaster TV Asahi jointly announced their partnership to produce a new animated series Barangay 143.
The announcement was made today by Jyotirmoy Saha, CEO of August Media Holdings; Jackeline Chua, Managing Partner of Synergy88 Entertainment Media Inc. and Takahiro Kishimoto, Head of Animation, International Business Department of TV Asahi. Targeting young adults, the show aims to reach out to not only basketball fans but also aficionados of primetime scripted programs around the world. The show will originally be recorded in Tagalog by an all-Filipino celebrity cast and is of an unprecedented scale for such an international endeavor and the first of its kind in the Philippines. Barangay 143 will be distributed internationally by August Rights (August Media Holdings’ distribution arm) and TV Asahi.