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New Chinese reality show gains critical acclaim among viewers by shining attention on public welfare projects around world

Qiyu Rensheng (Wonderful Experience of Life), the Chinese show produced by streaming platform Tencent Video and directed by award-winning Chinese documentary director Zhao Qi, has become one of the country's most popular and highest-rating shows.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/18 18:18:41

Mentors for second season of 'Produce 101' revealed

According to a Sunday post on Sina Weibo account Rocket Girl_Gossip, Chinese singers Gloria Tang, Zhang Jie and Xu Minghao will act as mentors on next year's Produce 202, the second season of the popular Chinese reality show Produce 101.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/18 18:18:40

Original Big Bird is leaving 'Sesame Street'

After nearly 50 years on Sesame Street, the actor who has brought Big Bird to life on the iconic children's television series since its debut in 1969 is retiring.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/18 18:18:40

Best new dramas coming out of Britain, Brazil

The strongest new television dramas this year are coming out of Britain and Brazil, according to experts at the world's top entertainment showcase.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/18 17:38:40

Prosecution admits to new error in Harvey Weinstein case

The prosecution has admitted to a new embarrassing error in the Harvey Weinstein case, saying a police detective told one of the disgraced Hollywood producer's accusers to delete from her phone anything she wanted to keep private.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/18 17:33:40

Japanese TV hit 'Train Man' to be adapted for US market

Hit Japanese series Train Man will be adapted for US audiences, its producers announced on Tuesday, reversing a historic trend that has almost always gone in the opposite direction.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/17 18:43:41

Outrageous new TV dating shows cut straight to chase

Once upon a time in a more coy era people made an effort to get to know each other - perhaps learning each other's names - before hopping into bed together.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 18:33:40

New show from 'Teletubbies' creator

Teletubbies creator Andrew Davenport has come up with a new show "guaranteed to stop children climbing the walls," BBC bosses claimed on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/15 17:48:57

Sohu TV CEO vows to fight against online piracy of self-produced content

Zhang Chaoyang, CEO of Sohu TV, took shots at various online storage sites for hosting pirated versions of the company's self-produced content on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/14 17:48:41

Streaming clash has benefited scripted drama industry, says top series producer Spotnitz

The once disruptive relationship between streaming producers like Netflix and national broadcasters is now inspiring a global renaissance in television drama, says a producer of such blockbuster series as the Medici saga.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/14 17:23:39

New season of 'National Treasure' to reignite cultural heritage fervor

Introducing more artifacts to the public and continuing the legacy of the first season from 2017, "National Treasure," one of China's most popular TV shows on cultural heritage, recently began production on its second season.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/14 10:36:00

Silk Road animation to screen in China

The animated series "Legend of the Silk Road," introducing historical stories from along the ancient Silk Road trade routes, will be screened in China Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/7 14:46:15

Adaptation of popular pet-themed online novel debuts on Sohu TV

The first six episodes of the adaptation of online novel I am A Pet at Dali Temple premiered on streaming platform Sohu TV on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 18:38:41

Cosby's appeal likely to focus on parade of accusers at his second trial

Bill Cosby's appeal of his conviction for sexual assault is expected to focus on a Pennsylvania judge's decision to allow several accusers to testify against him, but his challenge faces significant hurdles, according to legal experts.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/27 18:28:41

Chinese authorities to investigate fraudulent viewership practices

The National Radio and Television Administration announced on Sunday that it was launching an investigation into fake audience ratings within the TV industry, a day after Chinese director Guo Jingyu wrote a post on Sina Weibo accusing industry insiders of manipulating TV dramas' viewership numbers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 18:18:41

Taiwan writer Chiung Yao to work with Tencent Pictures on remake of her popular TV drama 'My Fair Princess'

On Monday, Chiung Yao, the Taiwan writer who wrote the much-loved TV drama My Fair Princess, announced that she had reached an agreement with Tencent Pictures to remake the classic work once again.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 18:18:40

'Mrs. Maisel,' 'Game of Thrones' win on night of Emmy upsets

Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Monday on a night of upsets for the highest honors in television and a triumph for streaming services.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/18 18:28:39

British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward positive about the future of Sino-UK cultural cooperation

Sherlock Homes, Paddington Bear, Peppa Pig... these are among the most popular British franchises among Chinese audiences. And now, audiences in China can expect to see even more creative products that combine British and Chinese cultural elements as enhanced cooperation with China in film and TV is one of the key areas for the UK's cross-boundary efforts in the creative industry, the British ambassador to China told the Global Times on Saturday at the British embassy in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 17:28:39