Singapore’s homegrown online entertainment platform, Viddsee, has announced a partnership with Lifetime Asia, a subsidiary of A+E Networks, to curate and broadcast a weekly selection of stories made by local filmmakers.
Lifetime, a global female-focused entertainment brand, will expand its signature Lifetime Original Movies offering by including Viddsee’s curation of stories that celebrate the transformative experiences of modern day women, made by award-winning young and upcoming film directors from Asia.
The partnership kicks off with Viddsee’s first original short film, “Time” and other Asia short stories, which will premiere on May 13 across 15 territories in Asia as part of a Mother’s Day special.
“We are proud to partner with Viddsee, who supports our mission to lead entertainment through female-centric storytelling. We share a unified vision to showcase Asia’s up-and- coming filmmakers through their stories by making them accessible through our network and is part of our content strategy to deliver the best of original movie content — internationally and locally.” said Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director, A+E Networks Asia.
The new partnership marks the first time that Viddsee’s content will be aired beyond its online platform, helping to find broader audiences for content creators in Asia.
“We are excited to work with A+E Networks Asia, a global media company that shares our passion for high-quality entertainment and stories. We have curated a collection of compelling local stories and talented voices that we’re honored to share with a regional and global audience. We hope to develop more opportunities for our community of content creators, as we have done with ‘Time’.” said Viddsee co-founder, Derek Tan.
“Time” is directed by Singaporean, Daniel Yam and commissioned as part of Viddsee’s partnership with the Singapore Film Commission, a division of Singapore’s Info-Communications Media Development Authority.