Vivian Yin


Exclusive: Fremantle involvement on ‘World’s Got Talent’ in question amid China restructure

Fremantle’s future involvement in Chinese adaptations of its blockbuster Got Talent franchise remains unclear as the super-indie restructures its operations out of the country. TBI understands that the business is currently in discussions around its continued involvement on Hunan TV’s World’s Got Talent and Dragon TV’s China’s Got Talent, which are now in question following Fremantle’s decision to exit […]

CCTV has Eureka Moment with Fremantle format

China’s CCTV-1 has commissioned an 11x90mins version of Dutch format The Eureka Moment, which FremantleMedia sells internationally. FremantleMedia China is co-developing the series with CCTV Creation, which a wholly-owned production subsidiary of Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. Locally, The Eureka Moment will debut in June in a Sunday evening primetime slot. FremantleMedia-owned Blue Circle originally developed […]

Star China appoints Yin replacement

Broadcaster Star China Media has appointed a replacement for FremantleMedia’s new recruit, Vivian Yin, in the shape of a company veteran. Yin has left the business to become CEO of FremantleMedia China, resulting in Iris Xia being named deputy general manager. Xia has been with Star TV Group and Star China for eleven years working […]

TV Formats: Made in China

A decade ago China was considered the enemy of the international formats business, but today it is a key international buyer. Now, its producers and broadcasters are looking to export their own wares. “I’ve been doing business in China for the last decade. I was there trying to sell my formats when they were all […]