Our vision and mission are to broaden people’s perception of the world through the stories we tell – igniting discussions and influencing people to question or do.
In March 2009, journalist-filmmaker Leong Hon Yuen founded Factual TV, an abbreviation of “factual television” which according to the Oxford Reference covers news reports, documentaries, current affairs programmes, public ‘events’ coverage, and specialist programmes (e.g. history).
Factual TV’s 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, marine 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 falls within budget!
Meanwhile, Factual TV still exists to provide digital skills, media training and experiential learning workshops and social media content services including research, writing, transcription and website crafting on a myriad of subjects.