Shanghai Media Group

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, […]

Time Warner set for China ents push

US media conglom Time Warner has scored a major strategic partnership with a leading Chinese investment fund to create entertainment properties for China’s emerging audiences. Time Warner – the parent company of Turner Broadcasting System and HBO – and China Media Capital will work together to invest in new opportunities in China’s fast growing media […]

Bannister resurfaces, prepping Shanghai Media toon slate

Former PGS Entertainment acquisitions exec Justine Bannister is working with China’s Shanghai Media Group on a slate of new kids’ series, TBI has learned. Bannister has been working with a range of clients on a consultancy basis since leaving PGS last year including SMG-owned animation producer Toonmax and France’s Panache Animation. It is understood Toonmax […]

China’s SMG prepares to launch kids channel throughout South East Asia

Chinese media giant Shanghai Media Group (SMG) is preparing to launch a Mandarin-language kids channel throughout South East Asia. The as-yet-unnamed network will roll out in 2013 and feature content from SMG’s animation subsidiary Toonmax. The new service will have over 1,000 hours of new programming a year, according to the partners involved in the […]