Asian Food Channel
The Asian Food Channel (simply AFC) is an Asian lifestyle cable and satellite television channel first launched in August 2005. Based in Singapore, AFC currently covers seven markets: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Thailand. The channel provides a range of acquired and commissioned programmes sourced from around the region, which include Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, the UK and the US. In particular, Singapore's Media Development Authority provides support in helping AFC to develop locally produced programmes and tap local media talents. The company, AFC Network Pte Ltd., was co-founded by Singaporean Hian Goh and Briton Maria Brown, both of whom have extensive experience in business and media. Goh was a technology and media investment banker and Brown, was a producer with the BBC. Both hold joint roles as managing directors of the company. Its lead investor is Vickers Venture Partners, a leading venture capital firm focusing on venture capital investments in Asia. Symphony Investment Holdings Limited, a strategic investment company that focuses on long-term direct investment opportunities in the Asia Pacific region participated in the subsequent round of financing in 2008. Symphony trades their shares and warrants on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and have been operating in Asia since 1981. The Company's headquarters is at Fusionopolis, the newest purpose built media and technology building in the One-North business park in Singapore. The purpose built facility provides an integrated environment for the Company to handle all aspects of its operations, from post production to transmission logistics.