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Tik Tok orders Fremantle’s ‘Got Talent’ in China with JiangsuTV

Social media giant Tik Tok is moving into formats in China, after striking a first-of-its kind deal for a local version of Fremantle’s reality competition show Got Talent. China’s Got Talent is being produced by Star Canxing and will be simulcast on both Tik Tok in China and local broadcaster JiangsuTV. The video app, which […]

Bubbles launches Bobbles streaming service

Hamburg-based Bubbles Media has launched Bobbles.tv, a new satellite and OTT-delivered pay TV service with bouquets aimed at Chinese and Indonesian expatriates living in Europe, with services targeting Korean and Vietnamese speakers to follow in November. Versions of both the Chinese and Indonesian services are available on SES’s Astra satellite platform, with more extensive offerings […]

Talpa launches reality format on China SVOD

Talpa has launched its Chinese social experiment reality series The Fifteen of Us on Tencent Video, the local streaming and on-demand service. The digital launch comes ahead of the linear roll out at the end of the month on the Dragon TV channel. Talpa said over 100,000 people applied to be on the The Fifteen […]

NBC to remake Korea’s Grandpas

US broadcast network NBC has ordered an American remake of Korean entertainment travel format Grandpas Over Flowers. The deal with distributor Small World IFT is thought to mark the first time a Korean format has been taken to a broadcast network in the US. Known locally as Better Late Than Never, the US show will […]

Electus cuts deal for ‘Chinese Fashion Star’

Electus has struck a Chinese deal for The Goddesses’ New Clothes, a format based on its US series Fashion Star, which aired for a season on NBC. IAC-backed Electus, which is run by Ben Silverman, will make the ten-part series with local partners Dragon TV, Hitao and Blue Flame. In the show, six female celebrities […]

News brief: CJ E&M, Dragon TV partner in production pact

Korean entertainment group CJ E&M and Chinese broadcaster Dragon TV are hooking up to produce programming such as Grandpas Over Flowers for the Chinese market. The deal comprises joint development of TV formats and use of Dragon’s production resources for new Korean dramas. CJ E&M is currently riding high on the back of tvN travel […]

China employs All3’s Undercover Boss

A Chinese version of All3Media International-sold reality format Undercover Boss is in the works following a deal with Dragon TV. The broadcaster will launch the local show following a deal All3 International’s executive VP, international formats, Stephanie Hartog concluded with Shanghai Media Group-owned Dragon. Hartog worked closely with local rep CMM-I to secure the agreement, […]