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BBCW strikes deal with SMGP to expand Doctor Who in China

BBC Worldwide today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with leading Chinese media company Shanghai Media Group Pictures that will see expansion of the Doctor Who brand in China. Under the terms of the agreement, BBCW will work with SMG Pictures to increase the Doctor Who fan base in China, exploring opportunities as well as exchanging expertise. […]

Key markets driving high-end ad recovery

The US, China and Japan will drive a recovery in luxury advertising, with TV taking about 30% of the total spend. The three key markets will account for almost 80% of the increase in luxury goods ad spend between now and 2018, according to media buyer and ad market forecaster ZentihOptimedia. It says there will […]

IPCN’s live stream dreams

Live streaming have become big business in China, with hundreds of new apps allowing connected consumers to interact, and through advanced payment systems, reward the online talent directly. Rebecca Yang’s IPCN is bringing its TV savvy to the emerging sector The money that the stars of China’s live streaming scene can make prove it is […]

Trump win ‘could spell trouble’ for US entertainment

Donald Trump’s election win earlier this week will make international sales harder for US media companies, according to influential analyst house Ovum. In an update to clients, Ovum managing director Aneil Rakity noted that entertainment content has been one of the country’s most significant exports in terms of revenue and soft power. “The ascendancy of […]

China to spur Asia pay TV boom

There will be over 500 million new digital TV homes across Asia Pacific between now and 2020 with China and India responsible for much of the growth according to new research. Digital TV Research says that digital pay TV penetration stood at 51.7% at the end of 2013 and that total will increase to 61.2% […]

Latin Media Leaders: Venevision Productions, Eva Luna

BEST TELENOVELA EVA LUNA, VENEVISION PRODUCTIONS Venevision’s Eva Luna is the most successful telenovela ever produced in the US. Having been a huge hit for Univision, Venevision sold it around the world in 2012 including to broadcasters in countries as diverse as China, Poland, Italy and Kenya. Venevision Productions’ president and CEO Peter Tinoco talks […]

China’s CCTV buys more WotWots

Chinese public broadcaster CCTV has acquired more episodes of The WotWots, the preschool series produced by Pukeko Pictures. The live-action and animated kids show will air on CCTV 11’s Happy Playhouse block. CCTV has taken 78 episodes of the show, 26 of which were coproduced with Pukeko Pictures’ Chinese partner, Grand Entertainment Ltd (GZ).  Chinese […]