QUEZON CITY, 13 September 2017 - The 2nd ASEAN-Japan Television Festival concluded with a mini concert attended by celebrities from the ten ASEAN countries and Japan on 9 September at Trinoma Mall in Quezon City, Philippines.

The audiences were entertained by performances from Filipino singers Julie Anne San Jose and Eric Santos, Filipino alternative rock band Rivermaya, Japanese pop girl group Pink Cres, and Japanese jazz band Soil & Pimp Sessions.

“Television is one of the most influential, potent and comprehensive medium of information and communication, entertainment and education. It also connects people and nations. We enthusiastically welcome this television festival which aims to promote local programming and to introduce the latest advances in technology, confident with the knowledge and learning experiences that Japanese creativity and technical expertise can share with us,” said Jose Ruperto Martin Andanar, Chair of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information and Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) of the Philippines in his key note message during the Opening Ceremony on 7 September.

At the event, there were workshops to discuss the latest trends in television content production and technologies. Stakeholders and television industry players explored partnership opportunities on promotion and exchange of programmes, co-production, skills upgrading, new media platforms and copyright protection.

An exhibition participated in by 34 television companies and broadcasters from ASEAN and Japan was also held to highlight the excellent quality of their TV programmes and encourage joint ventures among the participating companies. Screenings of TV shows from ASEAN and Japan were also held at the sidelines of the exhibition.

The 2nd ASEAN-Japan Television Festival 2017 was organised by PCOO, People’s Television Network, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, and Broadcast Program Export Association of Japan. It was funded by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund.