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    Home for local content creators

    Progresif Media, an online streaming app featuring contents from home-grown creators, has expanded into 27 countries and garnered more than 4,000 users globally since its relaunch in September 2021.

    The subscription-based platform takes pride in being the ‘Home of Bruneian Content’, which includes short films, series, music and podcasts.

    In supporting local content creators, the platform aims to provide fresh content to local and global audiences with new content releases and live radio shows every week.

    One of the initiatives in which Progresif Media has been significantly involved since last September is the Pitch and Produce programme relaunched by the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), which allows content creators to produce and publish short films, series, and other contents alike for broadcast on local OTT (over-the-top) platforms.

    As part of the initiative, creators premiere their work exclusively on Progresif Media, allowing creators to generate revenue through a revenue sharing scheme that will see the content creators paid for every stream.

    “Progresif Media is committed to empower content producers by providing them the resources and opportunities they require to expand and monetise their work as content creators,” said Head of Progresif Media Olivia Ong.

    The Brunei Content Festival 2022 has awarded ‘Operation Hantu’ by Filterworks Productions for the Best Comedy. PHOTO: PROGRESIF

    Since the launch of AITI’s Pitch and Produce, eight production companies have produced eight new content titles, published exclusively on Progresif Media.

    They are Terkidding by Bruhaha Comedy, Crank The Volume by Visual Dimensions Production, Improve My Life by Otter Studio, Operation Hantu by Filterworks Productions, Jan Tah Takut by Regal Blue Production, I Want To Be #FEMES by Lailatul Shazana’s Studio, and Acoustic Café by Beluneu Films. The Brunei Content Festival (BCF) 2022 has awarded Operation Hantu the Best Comedy.

    In cycle 2 of AITI’s Pitch and Produce, nine production houses – Relentless Entertainment, Filterworks Productions, Envoy Films, Medley House Productions, New Wave Films, Midnight Media, Visionary Project, Bruhaha Comedy, and Canvaes Co – were selected to produce new pieces of content that will soon be available exclusively on Progresif Media.

    The AITI’s Pitch and Produce cycle 3 is now accepting new submissions, with the final date of submission on July 14. Those interested can log in to https://bruneicontentfestival.com/ to find out more.

    Progresif Media can be streamed on-the-go across all platforms, including through the Progresif Media website and via the mobile app, and is not exclusive to Progresif users but accessible to all users on all providers.

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