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.