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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

Can Chinese TV shows recapture their former glory in SE. Asia?

For Chinese TV producers, the late 1980s throughout the 1990s was definitely a time to be remembered as Chinese TV dramas swept across Southeast Asian countries to sensational ratings. The Princess Pearl series in particular broke records in Asia while many others topped the region’s most-watched list. Though data about viewership numbers from that time is lacking, many living in the region can still recall the days when the influence of Chinese TV dramas was huge.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/22 19:18:39

Television show ‘The Voice’ being tuned for Snapchat

Media giant NBC Universal on Monday said that it is making a Snapchat version of its singing competition show The Voice.
Source: AFP | 2016/8/9 17:38:55

Sohu TV continues self-produced strategy with streaming show ‘My Little Princess’

Chinese streaming site Sohu TV will start to air its self-produced drama My Little Princess on Thursday, according to a press release sent to the Global Times on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/8 18:28:56

Time Warner takes 10 percent stake in streaming group Hulu

Time Warner announced Wednesday it was taking a 10 percent stake in Hulu, a streaming video provider that is ramping up as a competitor to sector leader Netflix.
Source: AFP | 2016/8/4 20:38:39

Fallon to host Golden Globes

Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, will kick off Hollywood’s annual awards season as presenter of the 2017 Golden Globes, organizers announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2016/8/3 17:33:39

"China's Challenges" wins historic Emmy Award

A China-US co-production called "China's Challenges" has garnered an Emmy Award in Los Angeles, making history for such bilateral collaboration, said the show's producer on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/7/31 13:48:35

Netflix to give ‘Gilmore Girls’ Thanksgiving release

Netflix said on Wednesday its keenly-awaited four-part Gilmore Girls revival, A Day in the Life, will be available for streaming on Thanksgiving weekend.
Source: AFP | 2016/7/28 18:48:05

Viewers give Guo Jingming's ‘Ice Fantasy’ the cold shoulder

Considering the long white hair and pointy "elf ears," no one would blame you for thinking that Lee Pace's Thranduil from The Hobbit films had somehow become the main character of the new Chinese series Ice Fantasy. While the icy and snowy environment looks like something out of Game of Thrones.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/28 19:03:00