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Unorthodox 'Produce 101' contestant drops out of top 10

Hit Chinese idol-making reality show Produce 101 released its latest contestant ranking on Sina Weibo on Tuesday, revealing that one of its most eye-catching finalists, Wang Ju, has slipped from second place to 18th place out of 22 remaining contestants.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 18:23:40

TV and film industry insiders discuss Chinese dramas' ups and downs in Vietnamese market

The No.1 most popular TV series in Vietnam in 2017 was Chinese period romance drama Princess Agents while three other Chinese mainland dramas also entered the top 10 that year, noted Vietnamese scholar Phan Thu Vân at a recent Beijing film and TV industry event.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 16:48:39

Chinese TV series attract an international audience

At the just-concluded Shanghai TV Festival, French film and TV series producer Thomas Viguier was attracted by a TV series telling entrepreneurial stories in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/16 19:24:35

Chinese variety show find cultural aspiration and confidence

A total of 15 programs have been nominated for the Magnolia Award's variety show section in 24th Shanghai TV Festival, including "National Treasure," "The Sound," "Back to Field," "Letters Alive." It is not hard to see from the shortlist, Chinese characteristic variety show carved out a new form of production mode.
Source: CGTN | 2018/6/15 21:28:53

TV and film industry insiders discuss Chinese dramas' ups and downs in Vietnamese market

The No 1 most popular TV series in Vietnam in 2017 was Chinese period romance drama Princess Agents while three other Chinese mainland dramas also entered the top 10 that year, noted Vietnamese scholar Phan Thu Vân at a recent Beijing film and TV industry event.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/15 9:20:10

Comcast outbids Disney with $65b offer for Fox assets

Comcast on Wednesday offered $65 billion for key film and television assets of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, topping an offer from Walt Disney Co. for a deal that could create a dominant media-entertainment power.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/14 19:53:40

Four Shanghai Youhug Media productions announced

Shanghai Youhug Media announced four TV drama series on Sunday: The White-haired Imperial Concubine, Nameless Detective, In The Name of People 2 and Uncle and Youth.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 17:18:39

Celebrity chef, author, culinary TV show host Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain, the affable US celebrity chef and author who shared his voracious curiosity for the world's food and cultures with millions through his popular television shows, has died at the age of 61.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/10 16:13:39

K-pop star Krystal Jung's visit to China sparks discussion on possible loosening up of long-rumored S.Korean cultural ban

News that South Korean pop star Krystal Jung attended a charity event at a primary school in Southwest China's Yunnan Province has caused Chinese netizens to speculate if China's long-rumored restriction on South Korean entertainers has started to loosen up.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 17:23:39

'Sesame Street' creators sue over lewd puppet murder mystery film

Promotion for a new raunchy puppet crime comedy has the group behind the beloved children's TV series Sesame Street in Oscar-the-Grouch mode - and they're suing on claims the film "tarnishes" the educational show's brand.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/27 18:08:40

Sohu TV CEO Charles Zhang announces increased reliance on self-produced content as platform moves toward future

Sohu TV will no longer spend money buying the rights to high priced TV dramas, said Sohu TV CEO Charles Zhang on Wednesday during the streaming giant's 2018 Spring and Summer Promotion Conference.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 17:48:41

ABC vs Jackson estate

Michael Jackson's estate has slammed an upcoming television special about the late King of Pop, describing it Wednesday as a "crass and unauthorized" effort to exploit the singer's name.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/24 17:48:40

China promotes translating domestic films, TV serials to attract foreign audiences

As China's television and film industry booms, the number of TV dramas, films and a variety of shows have also seen considerable growth in recent years. Some of them have also been eyeing overseas market for potential foreign audiences.
Source: CGTN | 2018/5/20 12:21:00

'The Rap of China' launches second season under new Chinese name

The second season of 2017's Chinese hip hop music show The Rap of China will be making a comeback under a new title. The announcement of the show's rebranding comes after the abrupt removal of a number of Chinese rappers from entertainment shows and several hip hop works from Chinese streaming platforms sparked rumors that authorities in the country had implemented a ban on hip hop culture.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 18:48:41

Documentary 'The Great Tribe 2' brings traditional village life to Tencent Video

The Great Tribe 2, the second part of the popular documentary series, debuted on Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 17:53:41

Chinese game based in ancient Japan becomes huge hit across Asia

When it comes to Japan's representative culture, most people may immediately think of things such as anime, kimonos or sushi. Recently, however, a different part of traditional Japanese culture - Onmyodo, or the Way of Yin Yang - has been gaining ground in China due to a new popular video game.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 19:13:41

Fashion priestesses

Madonna and Rihanna stunned as fashion high priestesses on the red carpet at New York's Met Gala on Monday, headlining the most sought after invitation in the celebrity universe.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/8 16:28:39

Goodbye 'Friends'

No one told them it was gonna be this way.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/3 17:43:39