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20 French companies to attend the ASIA TV FORUM

Asia/Oceania represents a significant growing market for French television exports so producers from France are turning out in record number, organized by TV France (TVFI), to attend the Asia TV Forum in Singapore, Dec. 3-5, 2003. This region accounted for 8.7% of French TV program exports, amounting to 9.3 million euros in 2002 (figures resulting from the annual study carried out by TVFI with INA and CNC, available on the Website

This study reveals that China represented 21% of exports in the Asian/Oceania area, followed by Japan with 17.6% and South Korea with 17.2%.

This year, France still holds the first place for the number of exhibitors at Asia TV with 20 companies, which is 19% of the total attending the market (106), followed by the USA (14), the U.K. (14), Singapore (13), Canada (8), New-Zealand (7) and India (5). The French distributors plan to consolidate their positions on the Asian markets.

Besides the French pavilion in Singapore, TVFIs other events in the region include the Tokyo and Seoul Showcases (March 1-5, 2004) and Beijing and Shanghaï showcases to be held for the first time in the fall of 2004.

Participating TVFI member-companies at the fourth edition of the ASIA TV FORUM in the French pavilion include: 10 Francs, 2001 Audiovisuel, AB International Distribution, Alphanim, Ampersand, Api Distribution, CNDP/SCEREN, Dargaud-Marina, Dupuis Audiovisuel, Ellipse Distribution, Europe Images International/M5, Expand Images International & Adventure Line Productions, Fashion TV, France Televisions Distribution, INA, M6 D.A., Marathon International, RGP France, System TV and Tele Images International.

Some 20,000 programs and information on these companies is available on the Website in Chinese (traditional and simplified), Japanese, French, English and Spanish.