CJ ENM’s ‘Produce X 101’ scandal deepens as police extend investigation

CJ ENM-owned broadcaster Mnet continues to court controversy around its alleged vote manipulation of talent show Produce X 101, as Seoul police expand its investigation to all seasons of the show.   The broadcaster came under fire earlier this summer when Seoul-based legal firm MAST Law & Consulting, representing a group of 272 viewers, filed […]

CJ ENM promotes for latest Southeast Asia push

South Korean media giant CJ ENM has promoted one of its executives to oversee the company’s expansion across Southeast Asia. Michael Jung becomes managing director at the company’s Hong Kong-based subsidiary CJ ENM HK and has responsibility across the company’s regional media business, including networks tvN Asia and tvN Movies. He will also be tasked […]

CJ ENM under fire in ‘Produce X 101’ voting scandal

CJ ENM-owned broadcaster Mnet is facing legal action as its talent show Produce X 101 comes under fire for alleged vote manipulation. Seoul-based legal firm MAST Law & Consulting is representing a group of 272 viewers who have filed a legal complaint against the South Korean music channel, accusing Mnet of fraud and obstruction of […]

Why Eccho Rights looked for scale in CJ ENM

Newly acquired by Korean media powerhouse CJ ENM, Stockholm-headquartered distributor Eccho Rights is to expand into new markets and drive more co-productions between Korea and Europe in 2019.  Fredrik af Malmborg, co-owner of Eccho Rights, has told TBI that the distributor, best known for Turkish drama, has extensive international expansion plans as a result of […]

Korea’s CJ ENM buys European distributor Eccho Rights

South Korea’s CJ ENM has acquired European distributor Eccho Rights as part of a major international expansion. The business has taken a majority stake in the Stockholm-headquartered distributor, which has offices in Istanbul, Madrid, Seoul and Manilla, and is best known for a robust slate of Turkish content. The move comes as CJ ENM looks […]

From imitation to innovation: East Asian formats are on the rise

K7 Media’s APAC manager Michelle Lin breaks down the shifting life cycles for formats out of Asia, and predicts which territories could next have its moment on the international stage. Japan, without a doubt, is the pioneer in the Asian TV industry as far as format sales are concerned. It is the only Asian country […]

Zig Zag, IMTV and BBC Studios partner on hybrid dating-crime format

South Korean producer IMTV, Zig Zag Productions and BBC Studios Distribution have partnered on a hybrid dating-crime procedural format. Dating Detectives will see real detectives help hopeful singles uncover their ideal partners using investigation techniques. The detectives will use real forensics, interrogation and psychological profiling methods to test daters’ inherent goodness, ethics, kindness and generosity […]