Dad Where Are We Going?

The Chinese reality condundrum

Formats veteran Clare Thompson says the latest regulatory decrees about Chinese formats market are a symptom of an ever-changing and increasingly complex commissioning market. In the years I’ve been giving presentations and talks about formats trends and development, I’ve often referred – almost casually – to the importance of keeping the different needs of your […]

TV Formats: Made in China

A decade ago China was considered the enemy of the international formats business, but today it is a key international buyer. Now, its producers and broadcasters are looking to export their own wares. “I’ve been doing business in China for the last decade. I was there trying to sell my formats when they were all […]

Turner feels Oh!K about Asian channel launch

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific’s upcoming channel, Oh!K, has scored a volume deal with Korean broadcaster MBC ahead of its debut. The general entertainment-themed network will have first pick on MBC premium content, including exclusives and first-runs, soon after their launch on MBC. Some shows will launch within a week of their Korean premiere. MBC’s […]

Formatting the future of Chinese content

Beryl Yan is head of programme strategy at Hunan TV, one of China’s largest broadcasters. She tells TBI about how changes to the rules governing Chinese TV will impact Hunan’s work with international partners and how China can become a global content powerhouse. With coverage throughout China, Hunan TV is the country’s most influential broadcaster […]