The Voice of China

Studios investment brings 3% revenue drop to ITV

UK broadcaster ITV’s mid-year results show a 3% drop in revenue, which it partly attributes to ITV Studios’ investments. Total external revenue is down 3% at £1.46 billion from £1.5 billion recorded at the same time last year. While production wing ITV Studios’ total revenues grew 7% to £697 million, including currency benefits, adjusted EBITA […]

Star forced to back down in FRAPA format row

International formats body FRAPA has moved to distance itself from claims from Star China over ownership of the Sing China. The matter centres on the singing competition series Sing China, which scored massive ratings in the territory last year after Star stopped producing The Voice of China with Talpa Global. Star believed by registering the format with […]

Talpa confirms huge China formats deal

ITV-owned formats giant Talpa has confirmed a deal with China’s Zhegiang that covers several seasons of The Voice, and will see the pair co-develop hundreds of new variety shows. The first reports of a Talpa-Zhegiang agreement came to light last week when the Chinese company issued a local release. The news was then first picked […]

Buyers Briefing: Airin Zainul, Media Prima

Name: Airin Zainul Title: Group general manager, ntv7 & 8TV, Media Prima Berhad Ahead of the ATF market in Singapore, TBI spoke to key buyers in the region about their acquisitions strategy TBI: Describe the profile of the channels for which you are buying? AZ: 8TV and ntv7 are the number one and number two […]