Chris Humphrey of AETN All Asia Networks was interviewed recently in the June / July issue of TV Asia Plus in “Heart of Asia” where he talks about Junkie Monastery – a tough production indeed…
TV ASIA Plus: There are also bolder programmes like Obsessed and Hoarders on Bio. Is that a direction AAAN might eventually go into for its own productions?
Chris Humphreys: We’ve actually made a show Junkie Monastery and for us, that was pretty gritty. It’s about a British guy – a drug addict, who goes to a special rehabilitation monk school in Thailand. So certainly, we are looking out for Asian versions of what you have mentioned. But the production community having the time and resources to go out and find those suitable for Asia, and open up those avenues on TV, will take a lot of trust and be a lot slower.
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