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’


Reality

The Kings
The Kings

The Kings

'The Kings' is a one-hour special about a power couple, Angelina Mead King and Joey Mead King as they share their emotional trials and life transitions.

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"It's not exactly a documentary, and it's not a reality show either” Preview reports.

So what is it? From the pilot episode, The Kings is a little bit of both. As a reality show, it follows the daily lives of the couple and shows their personal side. As a documentary, the show gathers opinions from regular people on the street, making the show more informative and educational.


Celebrity Car Wars

Celebrity Car Wars

Celebrity Car Wars is a fresh and exciting new series that combines the exceptional pulling power of a quality motoring show, with charismatic high profile celebrities from across Pan Asia. This well blended mix of motoring challenges and affable yet highly competitive celebrities, sees the show casting a wider audience net, attracting additional viewers who are non-traditional car show fans.

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A comparison with Celebrity Car Wars style and entertainment is best aligned with TOP GEAR as opposed to MOTOR WEEK. Our host is a passionate car enthusiast, with an ability to deliver hard motoring information in an animated and entertaining manner.

The show is a real journey of development for the celebrities as they are coached and cajoled by our experts. The competitors will be trained in all manner of driving skills, along with a crash course of getting to know their cars, from capabilities to performance and maintenance. Throughout the series, viewers will engage with our Experts, who’ll not only provide running commentaries on the performances of their competitors, but will feature in a range of challenge related demonstrations, such as a high speed course navigation at the track, or tackling some rather formidable off road terrain, the right way.

Celebrity Car Wars is a carefully developed format that does combine motoring insights with celebrities, the result will be a highly entertaining series to watch. There is no doubt it will be loaded with great advice and tips for the viewers; we like to describe it as knowledge through entertainment, a motor manual osmosis!


The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes

The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes

The long-standing cricket rivalry between Australia and the United Kingdom was the basis of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes’. Two teams of undiscovered British and Australian professional mixed martial arts fighters from the lightweight and welterweight categories competed for a lucrative contract with the UFC.

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The long-standing cricket rivalry between Australia and the United Kingdom was the basis of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes’. Two teams of undiscovered British and Australian professional mixed martial arts fighters from the lightweight and welterweight categories competed for a lucrative contract with the UFC. This season was the second international instalment of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and was filmed exclusively in Australia. 12 hour long episodes aired on ESPN UK and FX in Australia. Ross Pearson and George Sotiropoulos were coaches for the UK and Australia respectively. This program follows the fighters living under the same roof, training together and fighting each other until one remains as ‘The Ultimate Fighter’.


Asia's Next Top Model
Asia's Next Top Model

Asia's Next Top Model

'Asia's Next Top Model' is a reality television show that features aspiring models from the Asia Pacific region, vying for the title of Asia's Next Top Model and a chance to begin their career in the modelling industry.

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'Asia's Next Top Model' is a reality television show that features aspiring models from the Asia Pacific region, vying for the title of Asia's Next Top Model and a chance to begin their career in the modelling industry. Cycle 2 has Nadya Hutagalung back in the host seat, with Joey Mead-King returning as Model Mentor. Celebrity photographer, Mike Rosenthal and catwalk coach, Adam Williams also join the panel of judges. Contestants are judged weekly on their overall appearance, participation in challenges, and the best shot from that week's photoshoot. The winner walks away with a lot of prizes, which include a modelling contract, a cash prize and a photoshoot. 

activeTV produced Cycle 2 in Malaysia. Backed by the Malaysia Tourism Board, the production travelled around Malaysia during the series, which tapped very much into activeTV's travel, adventure and reality background. 


The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race

'The Amazing Race’ is an adventure which sees teams criss-cross around the globe, unsure of what challenges lie ahead. 'The Amazing Race' is fast-paced and unrelenting and tests the teams' ability to work together, challenges their personal relationships and provides life-changing experiences.

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'The Amazing Race’ is an adventure which sees teams criss-cross around the globe, unsure of what challenges lie ahead. 'The Amazing Race' is fast-paced and unrelenting and tests the teams' ability to work together, challenges their personal relationships and provides life-changing experiences.

Along the way teh teams confront fears, develop confidence, experience new cultures and make lifelong friends. At each destination teams will compete in a series of challenges – some mental and some physical. And many teams will find the biggest challenge is just getting there.

Ahead they’ll face dizzying heights, heavy loads, confronting foods, language barriers, money concerns and races to the pit stop as well as Roadblocks, Detours, Fast Forwards, Yields and U-turns. Who will have the right combination of strategy, strength, skill and teamwork to win The Amazing Race?

activeTV was the first company to produce an international version of The Amazing Race and is responsible for bringing this successful format to Australia, Asia, and Israel. activeTV also facilitated for The Amazing Race Ukraine and the original US The Amazing Race. activeTV have been nominated and won many awards for their work on ‘The Amazing Race’ including an International Emmy in 2012.


Cash Cab Asia
Cash Cab Asia

Cash Cab Asia

Unsuspecting passengers enter the ‘Cash Cab’ to take a regular taxi ride, and are surprised when they find out that they are contestants on a game show! Oli Pettigrew, host of Cash Cab Asia, will drive them all the way to their destination and asks contestants general knowledge questions along the way.  Questions start from easy to hard, and contestants win money with each correct answer.

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Unsuspecting passengers enter the ‘Cash Cab’ to take a regular taxi ride, and are surprised when they find out that they are contestants on a game show! Oli Pettigrew, host of Cash Cab Asia, will drive them all the way to their destination and asks contestants general knowledge questions along the way.  Questions start from easy to hard, and contestants win money with each correct answer. 

An incorrect answer means a strike, and contestants have up to three strikes before they are booted out of the cab, no matter where they are. Contestants will have two “shout outs” for help, if they are stumped on a question.  They can either call someone on a mobile phone (a ‘Mobile Shout-Out) or by asking someone on the street for help (a ‘Street Shout-Out’).

Grab a front row seat to watch Cash Cab Asia on AXN – where every ride is a thrill!


Can You Serve
Can You Serve

Can You Serve

‘Can You Serve?’ is an original 8-part reality series that focuses on finding the country's best customer service individual. First produced in Asia, each episode features a different service genre and the contestants face a number of difficult customers - 'mystery shoppers' - and situations to test their skills and competencies.

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‘Can You Serve?’ is an original 8-part reality series that focuses on finding the country's best customer service individual. First produced in Asia, each episode features a different service genre and the contestants face a number of difficult customers - 'mystery shoppers' - and situations to test their skills and competencies.

From being a guest relations manager aboard a luxury cruise ship to a coffee shop barista, the contestants prove their customer service talents. Each challenge is judged by a panel of experts and filmed via hidden cameras. The challenges get increasingly difficult and the winner walks away with an amazing $70,000 in cash and $30,000 in training opportunities.


Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet

activeTV was commissioned by Movie Extra to produce an original and exclusive series showcasing the Short + Sweet Gala. Each episode goes up close and personal with various plays giving the audience an inside look at behind the scenes from early auditions to the Final Gala Night.

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activeTV was commissioned by Movie Extra to produce an original and exclusive series showcasing the Short + Sweet Gala. Each episode goes up close and personal with various plays giving the audience an inside look at behind the scenes from early auditions to the Final Gala Night.

Australia's most creative (and brave) playwrites, directors and actors gather to perform 10 minute plays before a panel of judges, for the Short + Sweet Festival.

Filmed at the Sydney Seymour Theatre, the Short + Sweet TV series not only showcases the bite-size theatre productions, but also takes you backstage prior to the "five-minute-call" to where the real drama happens behind the curtain.

Whilst producing theatre for television has traditionally been a challenge, the series and its fly on the wall aspects, has proved a hit with Movie Extra viewers.


Reel Race
Reel Race

Reel Race

‘Reel Race’ showcases the work of up and coming documentary makers. Each week the documakers choose an assignment at random that could take them to anywhere in the world. They must then travel to that location, research, film, edit and produce a short documentary within a predetermined timeframe.

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‘Reel Race’ showcases the work of up and coming documentary makers. Each week the documakers choose an assignment at random that could take them to anywhere in the world. They must then travel to that location, research, film, edit and produce a short documentary within a predetermined timeframe. Armed with cameras, laptop, mobile phone and limited funds they are very much on their own. Upon their return the documakers finished work is judged by industry experts. The series winner received a production contract with The Discovery Network. ‘Reel Race’ was originated by activeTV and aired on The Discovery Channel for two seasons, each of which included five hour long episodes.


Ultimate Escape
Ultimate Escape

Ultimate Escape

‘Ultimate Escape’ is a branded entertainment series for AXN which sees unsuspecting couples take a holiday of a lifetime. Each couple embarks on a three day holiday in an exotic location.  But this is no ordinary holiday – it is a whirlwind action and adventure journey through some of the world’s most sought-after exotic destinations. If they fail to undertake an activity, their trip is over!

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‘Ultimate Escape’ is a branded entertainment series for AXN which sees unsuspecting couples take a holiday of a lifetime. Each couple embarks on a three day holiday in an exotic location.  But this is no ordinary holiday – it is a whirlwind action and adventure journey through some of the world’s most sought-after exotic destinations. If they fail to undertake an activity, their trip is over!


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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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