Thailand’s Digital Content Industry Report 2009 Animation and Gaming
Animation and gaming are among active industries in the area of the Digital Content Industry of Thailand. This industry collectively comprises the Advertising Industry and the Film and Video Industry (including Animation, Music and Video Gaming).
The Software Industry Promotion Agency (Public Organization), known as SIPA, is a government unit under the supervision of the Minister of Information & Communication Technology (ICT). SIPA works closely with MICT in developing the Digital Content Industry, which significantly contributes to the country’s economic growth. Several policies and supporting projects have been launched and implemented to help develop and promote the industry over the past 6 years.
This industry report reflects such attempts in researching and collecting of industry data for three consecutive years. This data is valuable for policy makers, animation and game entrepreneurs, investors, academic fellows, investors and the general public.
MICT launched Thailand’s ICT Master Plan (2009 – 2013) in which the key objective is to put actions in place that result in significant growth of the Thai Digital Content Industry. The Master Plan aims for the industry to reach THB 165,000 million in 2013, given that domestic digital content incorporates at least a 50% share of the total digital content market.
The Animation and gaming industry is included in the strategy of the “Thailand Digital Content Center”, which aims to promote Thailand as a digital hub for the industry in Southeast Asia. The strategy focuses on the importance of market development and expansion at an international level, where the Thailand Digital Content Center functions as focal point of operations with a fully equipped infrastructure and up to date market and funding information for the enhancement of industry networking.
In summary, the global needs for new diverse contents, competitive outsourcing partners, creative and efficient workforce, resourceful infrastructure and affordable business environment make Thailand an ideal place for animation and game project development. Jointly with the continuing support from the Royal Thai Government and cooperation of the industry associations, Thailand has become a distinguished destination for digital content industry in the Asian region.