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Extra: Makeful goes to StarHub; SMASH ’18 reveals special jury noms

Blue Ant Media sends Makeful HD to StarHub TV Toronto-based media producer, distributor and content channel Blue Ant Media will send its lifestyle specialty channel Makeful HD to Asia through Singaporean ...
August 31, 2018

Blue Ant Media sends Makeful HD to StarHub TV

Toronto-based media producer, distributor and content channel Blue Ant Media will send its lifestyle specialty channel Makeful HD to Asia through Singaporean pay-TV company StarHub TV.

Makeful will be the fourth international channel from the Blue Ant slate carried by StarHub TV.

The channel features celebrity-led home improvement shows, along with Makeful original programming featuring design, décor, style, crafts and DIY ideas.

Makeful is partnering with local makers to inspire viewers in the region, where the “maker pedagogy” has been incorporated into the school curriculum since 2016, leading to a demand for creative programming.

Local partners include furniture upcycling and repurposing enthusiasts Hock Siong & Co.; paper and mixed media craft maker Aida Haron; art and lifestyle brand Love Limzy Co.; bespoke, upcycled, and handmade furniture maker Triple Eyelid Studio; and food artist Little Miss Bento (pictured).

Makeful HD will be available on StarHub TV Channel 436, with a free four-week preview of the channel available starting at launch.

SMASH announces special jury nominees

The Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub, celebrating science-based media, has announced its list of awards  finalists in 20 categories, including the special jury prize.

The competition saw more than 500 entries competing across 20 categories, including Earth and Sky, Science of Life, Changing Planet, Health and Medicine, and more.

Special Jury nominations honor projects that stood out for special recognition for an aspect falling outside the standard category criteria.

The nominated projects are An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch, from the Khaled Bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation for Smithsonian Channel; Breaking2, a National Geographic Studios production in association with Dirty Robber and Nike; Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science, from the Science Friday and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Earthwise, from Go Project Films, POV and New York Times Op-Docs; and Silas, from Timby Productions Inc., Big World Cinema and Appian Bay.

Award winners will be announced during SMASH ’18, which runs from Sept. 25 to 27 in Boston.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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