Metan Development Group

News brief: Tudou Hollywood channel adds glamour

Metan Development Group’s Hollywood channel on Chinese video-sharing site Tudou has added a pair of celebrity gossip shows. As of March 1, the channel will run Next Media Elite’s entertainment news show PopStar TV and Mandarin-language series Hollywood Now. The Hollywood channel launched in January.

Hollywood channels launches on China’s Tudou

Metan Development Group has launched a family of Tinsel Town entertainment channels, Hollywood, on China’s largest video-sharing site Tudou. Metan is the US-Chinese firm created by E! founder Larry Namer and former News Corp boss Marty Pompadur. The company’s Hollywood network of channels launched this month and will target young, affluent Chinese consumers interested in […]

Metan linking veteran US TV writers with Chinese partners

Marty Pompadur (pictured) and Larry Namer’s China-focused media firm Metan Development Group has launched Metan Wen Zhi Ku (Writing Mastermind), an initiative that will link veteran Western writers with Chinese programme makers. Metan has joined forces with Art Eisenson and David Gittins who head up a collective of TV and film writers including Michael Elias […]

Formats to see in CEE

As NATPE Budapest gets underway, TBI speaks to the main players about selling formats into Central and Eastern Europe, breaking into emerging local territories and the booming market in constructed reality series Traditionally, the biggest buyers of formats in the CEE region have been Russia, Poland and Ukraine and while this triumvirate remain fertile ground […]