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Former FremantleMedia Asia CEO launches Media-Stable

Patrick Schult is heading up the newly formed Singapore-based Media-Stable, which aims to distribute Japanese formats and TV programming, as well as develop content tailored for the Asian market.
October 11, 2012

Patrick Schult is to head up the newly formed, Singapore-based Media-Stable, which aims to distribute Japanese formats and TV programming, as well as develop content tailored for the Asian market.

Media-Stable has also formed a capital alliance with Japanese entertainment prodco Big Face, which began as a television production company and now covers web development and apparel.

The newly formed company will distribute Big Face’s game show NumerOn, which airs on Fuji Television but is being developed as an international format. The partnership will also extend the scope of Big Face’s television production, smart phone app development and more.

Schult was most recently the CEO of FremantleMedia Asia, where he led the development of content for Asian audiences and expanded the distribution of FremantleMedia Worldwide in Asia.

Shingo Ishiyama, head of production and board director for Big Face, will also serve on the Media-Stable board. He previously worked with Schult as FremantleMedia Japan’s executive representative.

“Since television is not the dominant force it once was, the world is now calling for diverse and multifaceted business methods. Big Face has been the pioneer of such cross-media distribution and is the ideal partner for my next business venture,” said Schult.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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