Rebecca Yang

TBI Digital: Year in Review

Twenty-sixteen was bookended by subscription VOD services taking their limited offers and launching them globally around the world – Netflix shocked the world by switching on in a total of 200 territories in January and Amazon Prime Video ended the year by doing the same (albeit after 12 months of flat-out denials). The impact for […]

IPCN’s live stream dreams

Live streaming have become big business in China, with hundreds of new apps allowing connected consumers to interact, and through advanced payment systems, reward the online talent directly. Rebecca Yang’s IPCN is bringing its TV savvy to the emerging sector The money that the stars of China’s live streaming scene can make prove it is […]

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 […]

Anglo-Chinese content company IPCN staffs up

London and China-based content company IPCN has added two new staff to its ranks, poaching execs from Publicis and Shanghai Media Group, TBI has learned. Patrick Kai Xu (left) joins IPCN as vice president and head of operations, having been head of content at Publicis-owned ad agency Viviaki. Zhou Hao (below right) takes the newly […]

Turkish DJ format remixed in China

Turkish DJ format The Remix has been picked up for the Chinese market by a local rights and production group. IPCN, which has brought shows including Got Talent and The Voice into China, has struck an option deal with Remix creator and owner Global Agency to produce a local version. The Remix is a weekly primetime […]

IPCN making new Chinese Supernanny

Anglo-Chinese producer and rights firm IPCN will make the latest season of Supernanny in China as the local version switches broadcaster. The latest season of the UK-originated parenting format will play on Northern Chinese satellite channel Anhui TV, having previously gone out on state channel CCTV2. The new season will span 26 episodes across a […]

Chongqing reveals revamped Next Top Model

Chinese broadcaster Chongqing Satellite Television (CQTV) has stepped in to created a beefed-up local version of China’s Next Top Model. Shanghai-headquartered producer and rights firm IPCN will produce the format’s fourth season in China following the commission. A 12x60mins season with a new celebrity judging panel is being shot in Shanghai and Chongqing. The finale […]