Britain's Ten Alps acquires Uproar Asia
Former BBC producer Macdonald to head Ten Alps AsiaSEOUL -- British factual TV production group Ten Alps has acquired Singapore's Uproar Asia as a first step to becoming an Asian indie.
It is paying an initial GBP30,000 ($49,100) and could pay out a further $921,000 over the next two years depending on performance.
Uproar will be rebranded as Ten Alps Asia and be headed by former BBC and Channel 4 producer Sarah Macdonald. Her credits include five years at "Newsnight" and Channel 4's "Dispatches" -- including an investigation into the CIA's extraordinary rendition program -- as well as a "Panorama" investigation "Sex Crimes & The Vatican."
"Singapore is a good place to base ourselves for markets across Asia," said Macdonald. "We have found positive engagement with the Media Development Authority and Economic Development Board, which we plan to further explore."
Uproar currently has a slate that currently includes "First Time Filmmakers - Vietnam," a documentary film competition in association with The Ford Foundation and Discovery Networks Asia, and an environmental series "Nature Versus Nature," which is syndicated worldwide through Content Films.