Tencent Video

Tencent Video orders UK make-up format ‘Glow Up’ from Warner Bros. Discovery China

Tencent Video in China is preparing to launch a local version of make-up format Glow Up, marking Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) China’s first foray into local reality. Glow Up China will delve into the world and follows eight contestants as they look to impress judges with their skills to become the country’s next make-up star. […]

Exclusive: Korea’s EBS boards upcoming kids’ animation ‘Shasha & Milo’

Korean public broadcaster EBS has boarded the upcoming kids’ CGI animated action-comedy Shasha & Milo. The series is a co-production between Banijay-owned Zodiak Kids & Family France and South Korea’s Pingo Entertainment. China’s Tencent Video ordered the series last year, with Warner Bros. Discovery Latin America also picking it up in March. The 25 x […]

Show of the week: A Year On Planet Earth

The producers of titles such as Planet Earth II, Hostile Planet and Tiny World are back with this new natural history series, which explores the incredible ways in which life on our planet is impacted by its journey around the sun. “The sun’s rays vary in intensity depending on where you are on the planet […]

Bomanbridge Media & Tencent Video strike format distribution deal

Singapore-based distributor Bomanbridge Media has struck an exclusive global format distribution deal with China’s Tencent Video. The partnership gives Bomanbridge access to Tencent’s unscripted IP, including variety, studio based as well as celebrity and competition formats. The titles will become part of Bomanbridge’s revamped format slate for next year, with the distributor launching two of them, Campus […]

China’s Tencent seeks kids adventure from Zodiak France & Korea’s Pingo

China’s Tencent Video has ordered Shasha & Milo, a new CGI animated series co-produced by Zodiak Kids and Family France and South Korea’s Pingo Entertainment. The 26 x 22-minute series follows 12-year-old twins Shasha and Milo, as they juggle school and home lives with a secret new role as the Crescent Island Guardians. Imbued with […]

Sales round-up: AMC & Viaplay acquire ‘Pandore’; FilmRise strikes Rooster Teeth deal; Tencent opens ‘The Creature Cases’

AMC & Viaplay acquire ‘Pandore’ Broadcasters in Europe and North America have acquired Belgian political drama series Pandore, following deals with distributor About Premium Content (APC). AMC Networks International Southern Europe for Spain and Portugal, RTP2 in Portugal, NPO in the Netherlands, Yle in Finland, Stod 2 in Iceland, TV5 in Canada and Viaplay in […]

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 […]