About

About

About

activeTV is an internationally renowned independent production company based in Australia and Asia. The company produces programming across a broad range of genres including reality, factual, entertainment and children’s television. activeTV is known for taking on international formats and creating local versions boasting high production and entertainment values, which translates into top ratings for broadcasters.

The company has produced two seasons of ‘The Amazing Race Australia’ (Seven Network), which has won an International Emmy and awards at the inaugural Australian AACTAs and Asian Television Awards.  This success comes off the back of four seasons of the award winning ‘The Amazing Race Asia’ (AXN), four seasons for Reshet in Israel and versions for the Philippines and Ukraine.   ActiveTV Australia has also produced ‘The Ultimate Fighter – Smashes' for the UFC as well as Executive Producing ‘The Ultimate Fighter – China’ and ‘The Ultimate Fighter – Nations'.

Since its inception, activeTV Asia has quickly cemented its reputation as the region’s most highly skilled producers of reality, entertainment and factual programming. 'Celebrity Car Wars', activeTV’s original production together with A+E Networks was launched regionally in 2016. Its slate also includes ‘Asia’s Next Top Model' (StarWorld), ‘E! News Asia’ (Comcast), ‘Cash Cab Asia’ (AXN), original series ‘Can You Serve?’ and ‘Driving Change with Caltex’ (digital/StarWorld). As well as three seasons of activeTV Original ‘Food Detectives'.

In Australia, activeTV boasts a highly respected children’s division, which has produced 91 episodes of the smash hit comedy-action series ‘Prank Patrol’, now exported to CBBC, ZDF and RAI. activeTV Australia also produce prestigious televised events, including ‘Woolworths Carols in the Domain’.

The company has gained an international reputation as a first class facilitator and producer of turnkey productions.  In Australia the team have facilitated for US and UK programs including Discovery’s ‘World’s Toughest Truckers’, Comcast’s ‘Chelsea Lately’, fashion series ‘How Do I Look?’ (Comcast) and ‘Finding Bigfoot’ (Animal Planet).

activeTV Originals is currently launching an exciting slate of original factual, reality and kids programming.


Awards

Asian Television Award 2008

‘The Amazing Race Asia Season 2’

Winner for Best Adaptation of an Existing Format


Asian Television Award 2009

‘The Amazing Race Asia Season 3’

Winner for Best Adaptation of an Existing Format

 

International Emmy 2009

‘The Amazing Race Asia’

Nominee for Non-Scripted Entertainment

 

Asian Television Award 2011

‘The Amazing Race Australia Series 1’

Winner for Best Adaptation of an Existing Format

 

Asian Television Award 2011

Michael McKay
Winner for Best Direction on ‘The Amazing Race Australia Series 1’

 

Institute of Advertising Singapore ‘Hall of Fame Awards 2011’

‘Can You Serve’

BBH / activeTV

Winner for Digital Campaign of the Year

Winner for Most Effective Media Campaign Plan of the Year

 

Logie Awards 2011

‘Prank Patrol’

Nominee for Best Children’s Programme

International Emmy 2012

‘The Amazing Race Australia’
Nominee for Non-Scripted Entertainment

AACTA Awards 2012

'The Amazing Race Australia'

Winner for Best Reality Television Series

 

AACTA Awards 2012

Michael McKay

Nominee for Best Director

 

Asian Television Awards 2012

‘Cash Cab Asia'

Winner for Best Entertainment Host

 

Golden Screen TV Awards 2013

‘The Amazing Race Philippines Season 1’

Winner for Outstanding Adapted Reality / Competition Program

Winner for Outstanding Adapted Reality / Competition Program Host

 

Singapore Media Awards 2013

‘Driving Change with Caltex’

Winner for Best Pan Asian Campaign

 

Apollo Awards 2014

'Food Detectives’

Best Editing (Entertainment)

 

Asian Television Awards 2014

‘Wacky World Beaters’

Nominee for Best Children’s Programme

 

Asian Television Awards 2014

‘Asia’s Next Top Model’ Cycle 2

Nominee for Best Adaptation of an Existing Format

Asian Television Awards 2014

‘The Food Detectives’

Nominee for Best Presenter/ Host

 

Asian Television Awards 2014

‘Woolworths Carols in the Domain 2013’

Winner for Best Entertainment (one-off)

 

Asian Television Awards 2015

‘Woolworths Carols in the Domain 2014’

Nominee for Best Entertainment (one-off)

  

Asian Television Awards 2015

‘The Food Detectives’

Gold Markie Award 2017

'Celebrity Car Wars'

Best Idea - Content Marketing


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Production Services

activeTV is one of the world’s most experienced production service providers to companies wanting to film in Australia and Asia.  Our experience in facilitation is extensive and we have contacts across both continents allowing us to identify and hire the best local production personnel.  Our contacts also allow us to negotiate the best possible rates. activeTV is recognized by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) in Australia as an official sponsor.

activeTV can provide any of the following services to ensure the smooth run of your production. We tailor our services to suit the specific production requirements of every client.  Our fees are determined on a case-by-case basis so please contact us for further information.

Our facilitation services include;
- Liaising with local Unions
- Liaising with Department of Immigration to obtain visas
- Contracting of local crew
- Hiring of local equipment and facilities
- Identifying and assessing the viability of locations
- Location scouting
- Securing locations and location permits
- Securing filming permits (such as government filming permits and historical permits) 
- Liaising with government agencies as required
- Advice on local customs
- Budgeting according to the local standards and rates
- Maintaining and tracking budget during production

Other production services include;
- Organisation of travel - including flights, accommodation, ground transport and airport transfers
- Freight services
- Location catering
- Local communications
- Scheduling
- Administration of payroll and tax
- Insurance
- In-house post production services
- Casting

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The Amazing Race

‘The Amazing Race’ is an thirteen-time Emmy Award-winning reality series hosted by Emmy Award-nominated host Phil Keoghan, which pits 11 teams, each comprised of two members, against each other on a trek around the world for approximately 25 days. At every destination, each team must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical, and only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location. Teams who are the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.

activeTV have facilitated for three seasons of ‘The Amazing Race’, produced by World Race Productions and broadcast on CBS. Season Two in 2002 saw ‘The Amazing Race’ visit Sydney, Adelaide and Coober Pedy. Brisbane, Cairns, the Sunshine Coast and Sydney were locations during the Fourth Season in 2003. Season Eighteen saw teams travel to Sydney and Broken Hill in 2011.

activeTV also facilitated for 6 episodes of the inaugural ‘The Amazing Race Ukraine’ in 2012.

Chelsea Lately

'Chelsea Lately' is E!'s late-night talk show hosted by comedian and best-selling author, Chelsea Handler. 'Chelsea Lately' opens with a short monologue by Handler, and includes celebrity guest interviews and a roundtable discussing pop culture.

activeTV facilitated for 'Chelsea Lately', produced by Comcast International Media Group and broadcast on E! Entertainment Television, in 2009 and 2011.

activeTV were responsible for organising entertainment visas, liaising with MCAA, and booking crew for the entire studio production in Sydney.

Finding Bigfoot

‘Finding Bigfoot’ investigates compelling evidence that may prove the existence of the elusive creature. This series came to Australia to investigate the sasquatch phenomenon known as "yowies". Legends of bigfoot-type primates persist in cultures all over the globe. With the knowledge of the locals and their own experiences researching sasquatches, the team is hot on the trail to locate these distant cousins of the North American bigfoot.

activeTV facilitated two episodes for ‘Finding Bigfoot’, produced by Snake Oil Productions and broadcast on Animal Planet.

activeTV were responsible for organising all aerial filming in Australia and the shoots in Springbrook National Park on the Gold Coast and Billinudgel Nature Reserve and Sydney in New South Wales. In addition to this, activeTV liaised with the MEAA and provided entertainment visas for the US cast and crew.

How Do I Look?

‘How Do I Look?’ is a makeover show hosted by celebrity stylist Jeannie Mai. A professional stylist is paired with the close friends or relatives of a ‘fashion victim’. Together, they go through the contestant’s entire wardrobe, choosing pieces to throw away. Each one then goes shopping without the contestant’s input for a collection of three looks, complete with hair and makeup options. Once Jeannie and the contestant review all of the collections, the contestant chooses one and wears an outfit in front of their friends and family and exclaims ‘How Do I Look?’.

activeTV facilitated for ‘How Do I Look?’, produced by Comcast International Media Group and broadcast on Style Network. activeTV were responsible for sourcing locations, arranging filming permits, booking all crew, and filming in studio and on location.

World's Toughest Trucker

From carrying fragile loads through the icy, treacherous Indian Himalayas to transporting cattle through the desolate, sun baked roads of the Australian Outback, eight of the world's most experienced truck drivers go head to head in some of the harshest environments on earth.

activeTV facilitated two episodes for ‘World’s Toughest Truckers’ both set in the harsh outback terrain of Queensland.  The series was produced by Dragonfly and broadcast on Discovery and Channel 5.

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activeTV Australia

123 Bridge Street

Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207 Australia

PH. +61 3 9647 5000

FX. +61 3 9682 1530

Email: australia@activetv.tv


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activeTV Asia

16A Penhas Road

Singapore 208180

PH. +65 6738 4345

FX. +65 6735 6718

Email: production@activetv.tv


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