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


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 

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

Christopher Berry
Christopher Berry

Christopher Berry

Head of Development, 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. 

Kristina Brazenell
Kristina Brazenell

Kristina Brazenell

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!

Stella Wong
Stella Wong

Stella Wong

Vice President of Finance and Administration, Asia

With over seventeen years of financial experience in distribution, manufacturing, advertising and shared service, Stella has proven her capability to manage organizational change and transform ideas and strategies into realistic, achievable goals.

Stella has demonstrated strengths in financial control, planning, performance evaluation and system development. She has strong communication and interpersonal skills, and has the ability to work cross-culturally.

FAMOUS FOR - Her love of keeping active, and making sure we all do too! Stella is our 'Internal Health Promotion Board and token 'Yogi'. 

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!

Louisa Lim
Louisa Lim

Louisa Lim

Office Administrator, 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 The Amazing Race Ukraine when it stopped through Singapore. With strong inter-personal 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! 

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! 

Johanna Lagman
Johanna Lagman

Johanna Lagman

Executive Producer, Philippines

Johanna has been in the Film and TV industry for 25 years, mentored by award-winning Philippine Director Tikoy during the early stages of her career, which lead Johanna to establish herself as a producer of genres such as documentary and reality TV. Johanna was fundamental to establishing Mandala Productions in the Philippines, one of the most notable production support companies, who work closely with international outfits and networks. 

Johanna has produced and facilitated all of active TV’s programs in the Philippines, such as Amazing Race Philippines, USA, Ukraine and joined the international team as Country Producer for the Israel race as well. activeTV's expansion in the country has resulted in more local and regional programs like Cash Cab Philippines, Celebrity Car Wars and Snack Attack. 

Coryn Jones
Coryn Jones

Coryn Jones

All Rounder, Australia

Digital, Strategy, Sponsorship and Design support all rounder. 

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-point (and on brief) campaigns where consumers truly are at the forefront. 

FAMOUS FOR: Detail, detail, detail and her positive and vibrant energy. 

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.

Meet the faces behind our work - hover over photos of our team to read more.

Originals

Contact

Contact

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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