Pierre Chung

China: full speed ahead

As new drama coproduction and digital opportunities open up in China, TBI speaks to the international companies making movies in the world’s most populated company. China’s impact on television is  undeniable. The BBC wants to set up an on-the-ground production base there, Keshet  International is taking scripted shows into and out of the country, and […]

BBC Knowledge expands into Taiwan

Thematic factual channel BBC Knowledge HD is launching on four cable platforms in Taiwan. The network is joining the KBRO, TFM, Cable Giant and Ping Nan services, and this marks the first time the BBC brand’s premium factual and natural history shows will launch in Taiwan in high definition. “We have seen consistent positive growth […]

Top Gear motors in to China

BBC Worldwide’s petrolhead format Top Gear is being remade in China. The programme, which BBCWW claims is the most-watched factual format in the world, will be localised for Chinese audiences and aired on major satellite network Shanghai Dragon TV and on-demand platform iqiyi.com. Both platforms already run the original UK Top Gear (left), and iqiyi.com […]