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US networks sack TV host Charlie Rose over sexual misconduct claims

Charlie Rose, one of the US’ most well-respected television news hosts, was sacked on Tuesday by several US networks, becoming the latest powerful man to fall from grace following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/22 16:48:39

US TV outlet CBS fires journalist over alleged sexual misconduct

Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), a major US TV news outlet, fired its veteran journalist Charlie Rose on Tuesday following accusations of sexual misconduct.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:16:39

Sohu TV places hopes on live-action adaptation of popular Chinese comic book ‘Touch Me’

Chinese streaming platform Sohu TV released a new romance drama series Touch Me, starring Xing Zhaolin, on Monday in the hopes to continue its leading position when it comes to self-produced content.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 17:53:39

Ministry of Public Security’s Shield Entertainment Center to work with Chinese streaming platform iQiyi

In a press release sent to the Global Times on Tuesday, Chinese streaming platform iQiyi announced that it has entered into a five-year cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Public Security's Shield Entertainment Center, which mainly works on police-themed TV and movie productions, to produce new TV and film works.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 17:58:41

Viral post causes debate in China about the negative impact of British animated TV series ‘Peppa Pig’ has on children

While British animated series Peppa Pig has won numerous awards for best pre-school animation, some Chinese parents are now choosing to blacklist the show.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 17:33:40

Amazon to launch 'Lord of the Rings' TV show

Amazon said on Monday it had acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/14 17:43:40

Amazon to turn "The Lord of the Rings" to TV series

American e-commerce and cloud computing company Amazon announced Monday it had closed a massive deal with Tolkien Estate and Trust, acquiring global TV rights to "The Lord of the Rings" based on J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novels with a multi-season commitment.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/14 16:01:00

Online novel adaptation 'My Huckleberry Friends' proves to be a hit on iQiyi

Popular Chinese online novels have always been a good source of content for streaming TV show adaptations in recent years, especially for stories aimed at younger audiences.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/12 16:23:40

Streaming drama ‘Your Highness’ to hit Sohu TV on Thursday

Self-produced original content, including dramas and reality shows, has become an increasingly important part of Chinese streaming site Sohu TV's business strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 17:43:39

Netflix suspends ‘House of Cards’ production

Production of award-winning House of Cards sixth season has been suspended indefinitely in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against its star Kevin Spacey, Netflix announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/1 17:23:39

First Tibet-produced stop-motion animated series focuses on ethnic stories

Well designed stop-motion figurines clad in Tibetan robes is probably not the first image that flashes into your mind when thinking of China's Tibetan ethnic group, but this may soon become the case for many after Tibetan animated TV series Akhu Tönpa hits small screens nationwide in China in 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 17:48:39

Two more Weinstein accusers go public with sex assault claims

A former actress accused Harvey Weinstein of exposing his genitals and forcing himself on her as a separate alleged victim publicly repeated rape allegations against the movie mogul.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/23 17:43:39

‘Rock’n’roll hero’ Trotsky gets Russian biopic for 1917 anniversary

Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky gets a raunchy makeover as a "rock'n'roll hero" in a new television series that highlights his adventurous exploits, ruthless character and rampant sex life.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/19 17:08:39

Chinese online series continue to win market share over the last five years, rivaling TV shows from abroad

Clocking in a staggering 2 billion and 430 million views since their debut in early September, Day and Night and Burning Ice, two of China's most popular online crime dramas, have been applauded by hundreds of thousands of fans and frequently compared to similar US series - which the majority of Chinese audiences rate as high-quality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/18 17:33:40

Streaming giant Netflix adds 5m subscribers

Netflix said Monday it added some five million new subscribers over the past three months as profits doubled, in a quarterly update.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/17 18:33:39

Discovery Channel airs three-part series on Xi’s leadership

The Discovery Channel recently aired a documentary about China under the leadership of President Xi Jinping days before China's 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/16 23:43:40

Watch out! Mr Magoo is stumbling back onto TV screens after nearly four decades

He's back and this time he's even older, blinder and more dangerous. Mr Magoo is making his television comeback nearly 40 years after the short-sighted geriatric cartoon menace was last pensioned off.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/16 18:28:39

Afghan Pashto TV channel launches China-related news service

A local Afghan Pashto Television Channel Shamshad TV on Sunday launched a news service to broadcast China-related news.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/16 8:15:12