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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

CCTV show reviews social, economic strides since 18th National Congress

China's state broadcaster is airing a documentary highlighting China's social and economic achievements after the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2017/10/9 0:03:40

CW network to air updated version of classic 1980s soap opera drama

All hail the massive wigs, the shoulder pads, the gold lame and the cat fights: Dynasty - that decadent, power-dressing apotheosis of in-your-face 1980s excess - is back with a 2017 twist.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/27 17:38:39

TV celebrity letters show suddenly 'delayed' without explanation

A popular Chinese TV show that invites celebrities to read old letters was recently removed online, triggering heated online speculation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 23:28:39

Guidelines regulate TV pay scale for main actors

The total fees for actors of a TV drama cannot exceed 40 percent of the total production cost, and the pay for the main actors of TV and Internet dramas cannot exceed 70 percent of shows' total payroll, according to new guidelines issued on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/22 22:58:39

Condom advertisement featuring ex-porn star Sunny Leone and controversial slogan stokes anger in India

Indian authorities tore down dozens of billboards Tuesday after a slew of complaints over an advertisement depicting a former porn star promoting condoms ahead of a major Hindu festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/20 16:38:40

China stages first robot combat show

China's first television show featuring robot combat competitions will be aired in October.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/20 2:31:16

Politics take center stage as 'The Handmaid's Tale' sweeps Emmys

Television's glittering Emmys placed politics front and center on Sunday, lavishing The Handmaid's Tale with awards for its bleak portrait of an authoritarian US.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/18 16:38:39

Chinese netizens discuss Chloe Bennet's 'racist Hollywood' post

Last week, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Chloe Bennet explained in a Twitter post that the reason she changed her last name from Wang to Bennet was because "Hollywood is racist and wouldn't cast me with a last name that made them uncomfortable."
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 18:12:25

'Inhumans' makes TV history

Superhero show Marvel's Inhumans made history on Friday by being the first television series to debut in IMAX theaters before its broadcast premiere.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/3 18:33:39

Chinese fans show their passion for 'A Song of Ice and Fire'

At around half past 11 in the evening, when most people would start to turn in for the night, Emma Wang turns on her laptop. Focused on her computer screen, she will spend the next two hours translating the dialogue from the hit US TV drama Game of Thrones into Chinese.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/30 19:58:39