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CJ E&M ploughing $40m into originals in 2017

South Korea’s CJ Entertainment & Media will invest ₩450 billion Korean (US$39.5 million) into TV programming this year. The investment in originals will go on programmes for general entertainment channel tvN, music-themed Mnet, movie channels OCN and Channel CGV, multichannel network DIA TV, three Korean pop culture nets, and global nets tvN Movies and tvN […]

CJ E&M ploughing $40m into originals in 2017

South Korea’s CJ Entertainment & Media will invest ₩450 billion Korean (US$39.5 million) into TV programming this year. The investment in originals will go on programmes for general entertainment channel tvN, music-themed Mnet, movie channels OCN and Channel CGV, multichannel network DIA TV, three Korean pop culture nets, and global nets tvN Movies and tvN […]

New Japanese channel buys Korean dance show

A soon-to-launch Japanese thematic channel has bought Dancing9, a dance competition series from Korean music channel Mnet. Dance Channel run season one of the show when it launches in Japan in October. The format comes from South Korea’s CJ E&M. It sees dance troupes from different genres such as Korean K-Pop, street dance and ballet […]

Fall TV season: overview and early trends

Julia Espérance, media consultant at Eurodata TV and service manager for the New on the Air (NOTA) programming service, analyses the top new shows from the latest TV season and finds that formats with a positive message or light-hearted in tone are winning eyeballs. Whether through comedy, challenge or music-based shows, broadcasters are still looking […]

Absolutely launching MNet formats at MIPCOM

Formats specialist Absolutely Independent will launch a slate of formats from South African pay TV broadcaster MNet at MIPCOM. Netherlands-based Absolutely has inked a representation deal with MNet and will launch formats including The Golden Dish and Minibuzz. The Golden Dish is a competitive cooking show in which teams of amateur and trained chefs compete […]

BBC Worldwide announces programming deals as Showcase opens

BBC Worldwide has sold a raft of its drama and factual programming to broadcasters across the Middle East and Africa. Deals include shopping three seasons of Doctor Who to Al Jazeera’s kids channel JCC. The Al Jazeera Documentary Channel picked up a 200-hour package that includes Attenborough’s Giant Egg and India on Four Wheels. African […]