About

About

About

Emmy award-winning, multi-platform TV and content creators. activeTV was established in 1988, with offices in Singapore and Australia. Powerhouse production company activeTV is best known for producing: 

Celebrity Car Wars Season 1 and 2, Luxe Asia, four successful seasons of Food Detectives, The Amazing Race Australia Season 1 and 2, four highly successful seasons of The Amazing Race Asia, 2 seasons of The Amazing Race Philippines, The Amazing Race Ukraine, four seasons of the highly acclaimed Amazing Race Israel and the 2017 Asian Television Awards. 

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In 2017, active produced ‘The Kings - A Love Story’ an intimate documentary for Discovery featuring Joey and Angelina Mead King. In 2018, active added ‘Live Comedy’ to its extensive list of specialised formats and Netflix to its growing number of industry partners with the production of three comedy specials, premiering in all Netflix territories around the world. 

activeTV's flagship event in Australia, Woolworths Carols in the Domain, has been produced in-house for over 30 years and is broadcast nationally on Channel 7 to over 2 million viewers. In 2016, activeTV took under its wing South Australia's largest Christmas event, QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight. Active also produced the kids' hidden camera hit show ‘PRANK PATROL’ for ABC TV Australia. 

Combining the experience of Emmy award-winning producers and cutting-edge digital strategists, activeTV Digital specialises in bite-sized programming and branded content for online platforms. activeTV Digital creates content for brands to suit their specific needs, be it a one-off show or a weekly series. Brand integrations include TRESemmé, Subaru, Harpers Bazaar, SONY, Hilton Hotel, Heineken, Johnny Walker, Chevrolet, Shangri-La Hotel, Caltex and Yahoo!


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 2011

Winner for Digital Campaign of the Year and 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


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 Format 


Asian Television Awards 2014 

‘The Food Detectives’ 

Nominee for Best Presenter/ Host 


Asian Television Awards 2015

‘Woolworths Carols in the Domain’ 2013

Winner for Best Entertainment 


Apollo Awards 2015 

‘Asia’s Next Top Model’

Winner for Best Editing


Markie Awards 2017

‘Celebrity Car Wars' Season 1

Winner for Best Idea (Content Marketing) 


Singapore Media Awards 2017

‘Celebrity Car Wars' Season 1

Winner for Best Use of Television

Winner for  Best Pan Asian Campaign


Marketing Excellence Awards 2017

‘Celebrity Car Wars' Season 1 

Winner of Excellence in Sponsorship Activation 


Asian Television Awards 2017

Food Detectives Season 3

Nominee for Best Infotainment Programme 


Asian Television Awards 2017

‘The Kings’ 

Nominee for Best Editing 




News

Production Services

Careers

Team

Michael McKay
Michael McKay

Michael McKay

President

Michael McKay is an award winning Executive Producer, Director and Creator of programming with over 30 years of network television experience.

Michael has enjoyed worldwide recognition as an Executive Producer/Director of The Amazing Race franchise based on the 13 Primetime Emmy Award winning US version created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri. He has produced The Amazing Race Asia for AXN (the third season nominated for an International Emmy in 2009), The Amazing Race Australia for Seven Network  (the first season winning an International Emmy in 2012), The Amazing Race Israel in Hebrew for Reshet and was a Producer/Consultant Producer on several of the US versions.

Michael is also a multi-award winning sports production executive. He was the Host Broadcast Consultant for the 2006 Commonwealth Games and has overseen the 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 World Superbike Championship rounds in Australia.

FAMOUS FOR: His love of coffee!

Kay Lawrence
Kay Lawrence

Kay Lawrence

General Manager, Australia

Kay is a highly accomplished General Manager and Executive Producer with an exceptional track record of delivering successful productions. Kay has a demonstrated ability to forge and sustain relationships with the Australian and international industry to optimise opportunities and secure finance for projects. Kay's track record of success in negotiating deals which deliver substantial benefits to all parties by devising innovative structures and approaches is second to none.

Kay spent 14 years with Jonathan M Shiff Productions as General Manager and Executive Producer and during this time financed more than $110m in production including $11m from private investment in Fiji.

Her credits include Executive Producer - H20 Just Add Water; Wicked Science Series 1 & 2; Pirate Islands Series 1 & 2; Cybergirl, Scooter: Secret Agent; Thunderstone Series 1,2 & 3 and four series of the highly acclaimed BAFTA winning Ocean Girl.

FAMOUS FOR: Throwing the BEST parties 

Christopher Berry
Christopher Berry

Christopher Berry

Chief Operating Officer, Asia

Christopher Berry is an award winning seasoned professional with more than three decades of production and post-production experience in television and film. He is a successful executive with a passion for programme development and production.

Chris has a thorough understanding of the production world, programme making & process, and a track record of delivering high quality projects on time and within budget.

His production slate as Executive Producer and Producer across a wide variety of genres includes: Project Greenlight Australia Series 1 & 2, feature films ‘SOLO’ and’ The View From Greenhaven’, Michael Buble’s ‘Canada’, ‘Fish Out Of Water’ and the Vancouver ‘Sea To Sky Games’. His documentary work was recognised with Australia’s highest television honour with a Logie Award for the acclaimed He’s Coming South. Chris’ reality television credits include ‘The Phone’ and ‘Asia’s Next Top Model, Cycle 2’. 

FAMOUS FOR: Sending rather long, detailed emails. 

Shauna Kane
Shauna Kane

Shauna Kane

Head of Production, Australia

Shauna Kane has over 25 years experience in the television industry with a special focus on live studio, outside broadcasts and event productions. She started her career at the Nine Network where she worked for 15 years on productions including ‘Today Show’, ‘A Current Affair’, ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’ and ‘The Logie Awards’. Shauna has also worked for the Seven Network on ‘The Royal Children’s Hospital Benefit Gala’, ‘Twins’ and ‘What Not to Wear’.

Shauna’s extensive knowledge and expertise enables her to enhance activeTV’s already established reputation in live event spectaculars, international series production, high-level sports production and event management in both entertainment and corporate events.

Shauna’s credits include Co-Executive Producer of ‘Woolworths Carols in the Domain’, Producer and Project Facilitator for the Australian component of CBS’s ‘The Amazing Race’, Producer of the ‘Australian Country Music Awards’ and Head of Production of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes’.

FAMOUS FOR: Making friends with everyone

Kristina Brazenell
Kristina Brazenell

Kristina Brazenell

Group Finance Manager, Australia

Kristina started her career as a Junior EA to the GM of The Herald and Weekly Times; working closely with the Directors who sat along what was known as ‘Mahogany Row’.  From here, she moved into advertising and eventually television production when she started a small accounting business.

After starting a family, Kristina joined activeTV as a Finance Manager, where she is responsible for the implementation of improved accounting systems, together with the overall financial management of activeTV, including government rebates.

Kristina has worked on an array of production budgets in both local and foreign currency, producing Cost Reports for the highly acclaimed 'The Amazing Race' and 'Woolworths Carols in the Domain'. She has also worked on many of activeTV's production facilitations and children’s programming, Prank Patrol and Wacky World Beaters for ABC Television 

FAMOUS FOR: Her love of  Dilmah and constantly has a cuppa on her desk day in day out!

Tansy Tan
Tansy Tan

Tansy Tan

Finance Manager, Asia

With more than six years of hands on experience in the finance sector working in industries like petroleum, transport, media and shared services, Tansy manages all financial matters in the Singapore office. With her strong financial knowledge and high level skills in Excel, she is known for her efficiency. 

With a Diploma in IT, she is very tech savvy and always ready to resolve IT issues in the office!

FAMOUS FOR: Detail detail detail 

Melissa Anthony
Melissa Anthony

Melissa Anthony

Senior Producer, Asia

Melissa's career in television began more than a decade ago. Throughout the years, she has managed many programmes of various genres from development to delivery. Her previous work includes TV programs produced for MediaCorp Vasantham, MediaCorp Suria and Star World.

She has won an award for her work in MediaCorp Vasantham and has also completed a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Mass Communication from RMIT University.

Melissa’s credits in activeTV include The Food Detectives Seasons 1 and 2, Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2, The Amazing Race Israel Season 4, and The Amazing Race Philippines. Her eagled-eyed meticulousness has ensured that budgets are well-managed and logistics, well-executed.

FAMOUS FOR: Her infectious smile, and being activeTV's own Hermione Granger; having anything and everything one might need in one BIG handbag!

Jacqueline Tan
Jacqueline Tan

Jacqueline Tan

Senior Account Manager, Asia

Previously working at Viacom International and Shine Group as their International Sales Distribution Director, Jacqueline has worked across an array of genres and familiar names such as Spongebob, Dora the Explorer, MasterChef and The Biggest Loser.

Jacqueline's experience is vast . . from Program Distribution, Content Operations, Commercial and Ancillary, Brand Management and now Production! At activeTV, she works across Mandarine productions (speaking the language fluently) such as China's Got Talent - The Dream Experience. 

FAMOUS FOR: Ms Whatever, Wherever, Whenever ... solving all our Office 101 issues from universal adapters to baking us cupcakes! 

Coryn Jones
Coryn Jones

Coryn Jones

Head of Digital, Australia

With extensive experience in integrated approaches to content creation and digital strategy, Coryn is known for pushing the boundaries of traditional platforms, exploring new means for consumers to connect with brands, content and live experiences.

With a background in ideating and executing experiential activations, sponsorships and bespoke content across industries including Radio, Television, Entertainment, Creative Agency and Start-Up environments, she has a natural flair for brand and talent leveraging, a passion for digital innovation . . . and all things not invented yet. 

Coryn thrives on delivering on-brief campaigns where consumers truly are at the forefront. 

FAMOUS FOR: Detail, detail, detail and her positive vibe. 

Louisa Lim
Louisa Lim

Louisa Lim

Office Manager, Asia

Fluent in several Asian languages, Louisa joined the activeTV family after relocating to Singapore from Malaysia. She enjoys the constant challenges in television production and recently assisted on The Amazing Race Ukraine when it stopped through Singapore. With strong interpersonal skills and a distinct flair for organization, Louisa plays a key part in activeTV's day-to-day business in Asia.

FAMOUS FOR: Knowing the secret to glowing skin ... nightly face masks, and being activeTV's own Care Bear! 

Lyon Sutjipto
Lyon Sutjipto

Lyon Sutjipto

Senior Editor, Asia

When not playing the blues on his guitar, Lyon sits in front of multiple screens in darkened rooms all over Singapore. Weaving stories, colour grading and generally fixing things in post since 2011, he actively works on a great variety of edits and grades ranging from corporates to digital content, television commercials and broadcast content.

At activeTV he has worked on The Food Detectives Seasons 2 and 3, Cash Cab Philippines, Celebrity Car Wars Seasons 1 and 2, If My Block Could Talk, The Kings and three of ActiveTV's Netflix Originals - "I Told You So", "Almost Banned" and "Everybody Calm Down".

FAMOUS FOR: Sitting in front on multiple screens in darkness

Meet the Team

We pride ourselves on our ability to go to the ends of the earth to make great TV.

activeTV employees are known for their wealth of knowledge, hard working nature and proven ability to produce successful television programs.

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Contact

Contact

activeTV Australia

L102 63 Turner 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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