eOne appoints ex-Legendary Television exec for Asia sales

Entertainment One (eOne) is expanding its footprint in Asia with the appointment of a former sales executive from Legendary Television. Alex Oe becomes director of sales for Japan, Korea and Pan-Asia at eOne’s international distribution arm, based out of Seoul and reporting into Joyce Yeung, eOne’s exec VP of sales for APAC. Oe will be […]

Korea’s tvN to adapt Designated Survivor

CJ E&M’s entertainment network tvN is set to remake Netflix political drama Designated Survivor to air in 2019. tvN revealed its upcoming 2019 drama slate, which will include an adaptation of the Kiefer Sutherland-fronted drama. Other debuts include The Crowned Clown, which launched with peak ratings in the first week of January, crime-thriller series Confessions, romance […]

CJ E&M claims format infringement by China’s iQiyi

During a panel event at the MIPTV television conference and market in Cannes, Korea’s CJ E&M claimed that it had proof of copyright infringement of its talent show Produce 101 by China’s iQiyi. Using analysis, administered by the format recognition and protection association (FRAPA), CJ E&M says that Idol Producer by iQiyi has reached the […]

BBC, CJ E&M, OSF & Terra Mater to explore Wild Korea

Terra Mater Factual Studios (TMFS) and Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) have joined forces to coproduce Wild Korea, a landmark series in association with Buzz, CJ E&M and the BBC. Wild Korea explores the rich and varied wildlife habitats of a mysterious South Korean peninsular, from jagged mountains of its east to vast estuarine mudflats in […]

Netflix brings in Chinese & Korean series

Netflix has acquired its first online Chinese drama, Day and Night, and will bring in original South Korean series including A Korean Odyssey. The streaming giant revealed a deal with Youku Tudou, a Chinese streaming service under the Alibaba umbrella, for worldwide rights of Day and Night outside of China. Day and Night is a 32-episode drama series that follows […]

CJ E&M promotes Kim to HK MD amid expansion

Content company CJ E&M has promoted Sebastian Kim (pictured) to managing director of its Hong Kong office as the group looks to expand its Southeast Asia presence. The move arrives after CJ made progress in its home territory of South Korea, according to the company. Kim will be overseeing CJ HK’s media business in Southeast […]

ITV and CJ E&M agree UK-Korea format pact

The content arm of UK broadcaster ITV and Korean programmer and channel operator CJ E&M will jointly work up an entertainment show for the global market. ITV Studios and CJ E&M will co-develop the as-yet-unnamed format, with each producing local versions in their home countries. ITV’s sales arm, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, will handle international […]

TBI Formats: Year in Review

The best-sellers, the trend makers, the battles, the emerging territories, the industry favourites… here is the TBI Formats Year in Review. If This Time Next Year and Lip Sync Battle were among the best sellers, there were also new distributors on the ground this year. Twenty-sixteen was the first full year for Vivendi’s new formats […]

Grandpas Over Flowers blooms in Italy

Hit Korean format Grandpas Over Flowers is set for an Italian remake after Rai ordered a local version. The format, which went to NBC in the US as Better Late than Never, is repped internationally by Small World IFT. It has sealed a deal with Italian pubcaster Rai and the Italian version will go out […]

New Korean home for Peppa Pig

Global preschool hit Peppa Pig will launch on pay TV in South Korea later this month. The show, which is owned and distributed by eOne, will go on the CJ Tooniverse cable channel from October 10. The kids net is part of the CJ E&M stable of channels. The show previously played on free-TV channel EBS […]

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