Our vision and mission is to broaden people’s perception of the world, to influence people to act, question or discuss.
In March 2009, journalist-filmmaker Leong Hon Yuen founded Factual TV, an abbreviation of “factual television” which according to the British Broadcasting Corporation covered anything that is non-fiction e.g. documentaries, current affairs, arts & culture and popular factual entertainment. Her mission is to broaden viewers’ perception of the world we live in by choosing stories that will influence people to act or question or discuss.
Her first story, commissioned by Red Communications, was on former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Mohamad Mahathir for The Biography Channel. Since then, there have been architects, chefs, designers, fisherfolks, park rangers, the Royal Malaysian Police, scientists and many more.
In 2012, together with sibling Hon Sze, Factual TV Sdn Bhd was established to continue Factual TV’s mission to help production and media companies, broadcasters, and organisations with their stories and to assist foreign producers with PUSPAL permits and logistics so they could film in Malaysia.
With Hon Yuen and Hon Sze’s more than 50 years’ combined experience in media production and finance, together with a multi-talented and multi-lingual crew, every publication or programme that is released meets international standards and comes within budget!
Meanwhile, Factual TV still exists to craft websites, run media training workshops and organise bespoke nature-themed small gatherings. Workshop locations vary – from deep within a forest reserve to a kampung (village) and an urban setting.
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