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Tencent Video boards ITVS natural history series

China’s Tencent Video has boarded UK-based ITV Studio’s upcoming natural history series A Year On Planet Earth as its latest international co-production partner. Tencent joins FOX Nation in US and ARD Group in Germany on the project, which was originally commissioned by ITV in the UK and is being produced by Plimsoll Productions, in association […]

Kids round-up: Tencent orders ‘Rainbow Bubblegem’; Toonz taps Zee’s Mukund Cairae for new SBU; Sky Kids orders ‘Paw Patrol’ shorts

Tencent orders ‘Rainbow Bubblegem’ Chinese streamer Tencent Video has ordered Rainbow Bubblegem, a new original children’s animation from Korea’s Campfire Aniworks. The 52 x 11-minute series is due to launch in early 2022 and is being produced for the streamer along with its partner Live Fun, while the show has also been pre-bought by EBS […]

China’s Alibaba & Tencent ‘held talks’ to acquire rival iQiyi, report claims

  Chinese online giants Alibaba and Tencent have both held separate talks with Baidu over buying a controlling stake in rival streaming platform iQIYI, according to reports. Both companies are interested in increasing their empires by adding what is widely seen as the Chinese equivalent of Netflix to their ranks, according to sources cited by […]

Kids round-up: Tencent lands on Moonbug shows; Kid-E-Cats travels in global deals; Boomerang digs into ‘Master Moley’

Tencent lands on Moonbug shows Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video has picked up four animated series – Go Buster, Playtime With Twinkle, The Sharksons and KiiYii – following a deal with global entertainment company Moonbug. Each show will be available in Mandarin and English for Tencent Video users and all are credited with promoting “healthy […]

Chinese streamer iQiyi seeks Southeast Asia expansion with new hires

Chinese streamer iQiyi is looking to expand its presence in Southeast Asia with the appointment of three new country managers. Two of the new appointments come from foundering streaming rival Iflix, which was recently acquired by Tencent Video. Sherwin Dela Cruz has been hired as country manager for the Philippines. He joins iQiyi from the […]

Kids round-up: Tencent Video becomes new Chinese home for ‘Shaun The Sheep’; Acamar Films makes key UK hires; ‘Dino Dana’ movie roars onto Canada’s Cineplex Store and more…

Tencent and Aardman do ‘Shaun The Sheep’ deal UK studio Aardman has signed a deal with Tencent Video to make the streaming platform the new home for Shaun The Sheep in China. The streamer will pick up all 170 x 7-minute episodes of the animated series, which is also carried by Netflix outside of China. […]

Fremantle strikes unprecedented China deal for ‘My Brilliant Friend’

Chinese streaming giants iQiyi, Alibaba-owned Youku and Tencent Video have all bought the second season of Italian-language drama My Brilliant Friend, marking the first time the three operators have acquired a non-English language European drama at the same time. My Brilliant Friend: The Story Of A New Name will launch to an audience of more […]

Vice to explore Hype Culture for China’s Tencent Video

Vice Studios is making a new series for Chinese online platform Tencent Video, which explores ‘Hype Culture’ around the globe. The 8×25-minute series will look at how various young tribes define their identity across the world. Beyond China, production will take place in Japan, India, the UK, Germany, USA, Russia, Nigeria, and Jamaica. Vice says […]

China overtakes UK as second biggest programming market

China has overtaken the UK in the television programming industry, becoming the second-largest market in the world after the United States, according to IHS Markit. TV programming expenditures in China, including online platforms, hit 73 billion yuan (US$10.9 billion) in 2017, followed by the UK which spent US$10 billion and led by the US which […]