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Sohu TV to debut fantasy series ‘Weapon Soul’ on Wednesday

Japanese anime, manga and games culture has become very popular in China. Leading this charge is Sohu TV's newest streaming show Weapon Soul, which pulls heavily on the Japanese magical weapon genre.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/15 17:13:39

Streaming website Sohu TV to turn classic martial arts novel into online drama series

Sohu TV’s CEO Charles Zhang said the streaming platform will remake Hong Kong novelist Louis Cha’s classic martial arts work The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils into a streaming drama in 2017 as part of a long-term strategy to boost its self-produced content at Tuesday’s Sohu World Conference held in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/9 19:33:39

‘The Simpsons’ renewed through season 30, setting new record for longest primetime series

Hit animated comedy The Simpsons will return for two more seasons on US television network Fox – its 29th and 30th – and thereby will set a record as the primetime scripted series with the most episodes.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/6 19:33:39

American style entertainment show ‘Welcome to Joy Town’ being streamed online in China

Chinese entertainment shows have become even more popular among various streaming platforms, with streaming site iQiyi’s now broadcasting Welcome to Joy Town, which went online on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/6 19:33:39

Mexican lawmakers go after ‘narco series’ over concerns of bad influence on children

Mexican lawmakers want the country’s terrestrial television networks to stop broadcasting “narco series” during primetime hours over concerns they could influence children in a country beset by organized crime.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/2 19:23:40

Intimate prortrait

The writer of hit film The Queen returns to his favorite subject this week with a new Netflix series offering perhaps the most private portrait yet of Britain’s head of state.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/2 18:43:39

Crime drama ‘Memory Lost’ to hit iQiyi on October 24

Adapted from the popular online novel of the same name, Chinese crime drama Memory Lost will debut on streaming platform iQiyi on October 24.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/20 19:43:39

"Red Star Over China" to hit Chinese TV screens

A TV series adaption of "Red Star Over China" written by American journalist Edgar Snow, will be screened in China on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/10/19 13:19:28

CSI: China? - Streaming platform Sohu TV debuts 'Medical Examiner Dr. Qin'

While shows such as CSI have proven very popular in China, the mainland never had its own homegrown medical examiner show. That changed Thursday after Chinese streaming service Sohu TV debuted its newest drama Medical Examiner Dr. Qin.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/18 18:08:39

Historical series 'Red Star Over China' to premiere on Hunan Satellite TV next week

Historical series Red Star Over China, which follows the evolution of the Communist Party throughout the 1930s and 1940s through the eyes of US journalist Edgar Snow (1905-1972), is scheduled to debut on China’s Hunan Satellite Television next week.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/12 19:48:39

Popular cartoon gets live action adaptation on iQiyi

You don't often see Chinese cartoons get adapted into live action TV shows very often, yet Chinese streaming site iQiyi has done just that with Huajianghu - the first episode of which debuts on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/20 18:13:39

68th Primetime Emmy Awards hornored "Veep", "Game of Thrones"

HBO's "Veep" and "Game of Thrones" continue to rule the US television Emmys awards on Sunday, thanks to repeat Emmy wins for outstanding comedy and drama series.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/9/20 8:15:50

‘Game of Thrones’ makes Emmys history

Fantasy epic Game of Thrones made television history at the 68th Emmys on Sunday, becoming the most decorated fictional show since the awards began nearly seven decades ago.
Source: AFP | 2016/9/19 18:53:39

Surplus of TV dramas leads to broadcaster corruption

Roughly one-third of Chinese TV series are never broadcast due to the overproduction of TV dramas, leading to massive corruption at television stations, which are bribed into overstocking series, media reported.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/19 0:13:40

‘Journey to the West’ actor uses his fame to promote Chinese culture

Although it has been 30 years since he first appeared on TV in Central China Television's (CCTV) Journey to the West, in the hearts and minds of many throughout China and Southeast Asia Zhang Jinlai, better known as Liuxiao Lintong, is still the one and only Monkey King.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/18 19:28:39

‘Game of Thrones’ tipped to make Emmys history

Blood and guts fantasy epic Game of Thrones is tipped to triumph on Sunday as the most successful show ever at the coveted Emmy Awards, television's equivalent of the Oscars.
Source: AFP | 2016/9/18 18:48:39

Jude Law bewitches as Sorrentino’s dangerous ‘Young Pope’

It's Jude Law's first day as pope, and after dropping his nightgown to reveal the sort of toned backside to make nuns blush, he addresses the crowd in Saint Peter's Square on the pleasures of masturbation.
Source: AFP | 2016/9/4 17:48:39

Streaming giant iQiyi holds members-only concert

To celebrate the number of paid memberships passing the 20 million mark on June 14, Chinese streaming site iQiyi held a special members-only “Young Concert” in Chaoyang Park in Beijing on Saturday featuring singers and actors who appear its popular dramas.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/28 19:43:39