Malaysian creative and media firms look to Indon expansion

According to Bernama, 26 Malaysian companies from the creative and multimedia content industry are exploring expanding their business to Indonesia.

Led by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade), this was part of a delegation to the market, which is also looking out for business partners and has had 320 various business meetings attended by more than 100 industry players from the country.

These include animation film production houses as well as producers of dramas for television, said the report.

“The presence of the Malaysian creative industry and multimedia content  players has been well received and many of their Indonesian counterparts have shown an interest in cooperating with them,” said Matrade trade commissioner in Indonesia Naim Abdul Rahman.

Malaysia has been making a push for creativity and local content creation.

Recently Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek announced the opening of the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre.

The centre’s objective, according to its website, is to match content creators to the right funding assistance, the right buyers and distribution channels. This is supported by workshop activities, masterclasses programmes, and creative community events that aim to help content creators grow and cultivate local talent.

“We at The Content Malaysia Pitching Centre bring creative minded people together to create real connections and increase productivity,” it said. (Read also: Content Malaysia Pitching Centre launched)

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