The success of Chinese anti-graft drama demonstrates power of creative freedom

Not the type of show that is traditionally popular, politically themed TV series In the Name of People has caused a craze among Chinese audience since it began airing on March 28. A number of the show's characters have become viral memes, while a few of the show's middle-aged actors such as Wu Gang have gained a following among audiences in their 20s.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 18:43:39

Streaming comedy 'Big Forest Cafe' capitalizes on China's TV sitcom trend

Since the 1990s, sitcoms have proven extremely popular in China. With the rise of streaming sites in recent years, sitcoms have also become a hot trend that many streaming sites such as Sohu TV have hoped to capitalize on.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 17:13:39

Anti-corruption drama 'In the Name of People' tops ratings

Chinese anti-graft TV drama In the Name of People became TV's champion Tuesday night after its first episode pulled in 2.41 percent of total viewers, according to CSM Media Research.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 18:38:40

Debut of daring anti-graft show 'In the Name of People' a sign that corruption genre is making a comeback

Gun fights, police sirens and car chases - this isn't some random thriller or gangster film, but the trailer for Chinese anti-graft TV drama In the Name of People, which debuts on Hunan Satellite TV on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 18:08:39

'Sesame Street' to tackle social issues with autistic muppet

Sesame Street has often experimented with new ways of teaching children about social issues as well as their ABCs since its launch nearly 50 years ago.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/20 18:33:39

'The Walking Dead' promises another 100 episodes

Ratings juggernaut The Walking Dead revealed on Friday fans can expect to see its increasingly rancid zombies shambling across their screens for years to come.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/19 16:08:39

Second season of 'Above The Clouds' comes to streaming platform iQiyi on March 30

The second season of popular Chinese TV drama Above The Clouds will air on iQiyi, one of China's largest streaming sites, starting from March 30, according to a statement from iQiyi on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 18:18:39

'Big Bang Theory' sparks new prequel series about Sheldon

CBS announced on Monday it has given the green light to Young Sheldon, a prequel of its award-winning ratings smash comedy, The Big Bang Theory.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/14 17:53:39

New TV channel to build bridge between New Zealand, China

A newest Chinese TV channel featuring locally produced programs and content partially from Xinhua News Agency will launch in New Zealand on March 19, it was announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/14 10:07:41

Chinese TV programs to be broadcasted in Madagascar

Chinese TV programs, including 52 movies, will be broadcasted on Malagasy national television (TVM), according to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on Friday by Madagascar's minister of communications Vonison Andrianjato and the Chinese ambassador Yang Xiaorong in Antananarivo, Madagascar's capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/11 7:11:34

China's cultural cold war continues as S.Korean shows pulled from Chinese streaming platforms

South Korean pop culture lovers in China are having a hard time when it comes to watching the shows they love after all major Chinese streaming companies purged their platforms of South Korean shows last week. The move comes as relations continue to sour between China and South Korea following the latter agreed in July of 2016 to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 18:33:39

Chinese version of BBC letter-reading program 'Letters Live' strikes a chord with audiences by presenting human stories

On stage, a performer slowly and affectionately reads from a book - this is not some theatrical play, but a scene from Reader, the hottest TV show in China right now.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/1 16:58:39

'Game of Thrones' actor, UK's tallest man, dies at 36

Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton, who was named Britain's tallest man, has died of suspected heart failure at 36, according to the London-based Tall Persons Club.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/28 18:58:40

Netflix boss Reed Hastings predicts mobile operators will soon offer unlimited data plans for video streaming

Netflix head Reed Hastings predicted Monday that mobile carriers will soon offer data plans that give users unlimited video streaming to meet the rising popularity of watching TV and movies on mobile devices.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/28 18:58:39

S.Korean variety shows removed from Chinese streaming platforms

Several hit South Korean variety shows have been removed from major streaming platforms in China over the past two days.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 16:35:12

American TV Show's erroneous use of footage of Kenya's mall attack draws ire

Kenyans from all walks of life have reacted with fury over insensitive use of a footage on the Westgate mall terrorist attack by producers of America's Fox TV show dubbed 24 legacy.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/25 7:47:09

First season of Sohu TV streaming drama 'Fox in the Screen' receives more than 330 million views

The first season of Chinese drama Fox in the Screen, one of Sohu TV's biggest self-produced shows, has received a total of more than 330 million views, according to a statement released by the streaming platform on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 16:43:39

Non-English language TV shows become popular in China

Nova Wang, a 20-year-old sophomore in Wuhan, Hubei Province, is following the third season of a popular Russian comedy Interny, which made its debut in 2010. Broadcast on, a video website famous for its real-time comments, the show features comical stories about a doctor and his four medical interns. So far, he has watched over 100 episodes of the show.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/15 15:43:39