Archive for category: Broadcasters

/ 04/03/2012 9:36 PM

BBC Worldwide partners with CCTV’s Documentary Channel

During MIPCOM, BBC Worldwide and CCTV-9 have announced that they inked a co-production deal for the new science series “Generation Earth” and “Wonders of Life”. The agreement marks the first time that BBC’s award-winning science unit will work with the Chinese state broadcaster. BBC Worldwide has the global distribution rights to both shows. CCTV-9—CCTV’s documentary channel—will broadcast the new Brian [...]

/ 04/01/2012 9:15 PM

In 2011, total broadcasting time of documentary films in China reached 58 000 hours

“In 2011, total broadcasting time of documentary films in China reached 58,000 hours, with total investment of roughly RMB 800 million and total revenues of over RMB 1 billion in the market”, according to the “2011 Research Report on the Development of Chinese Documentary Films” from the Documentary Center at film department of Beijing Normal University. In the Chinese documentary [...]

/ 03/26/2012 9:49 AM

ON THE MOVE / March – April 2012

BBC Worldwide Japan names new President Ken Munekata is joining BBC Worldwide in the role of president for Japan, after having served nearly three decades at Sony Corporation. Based in Tokyo, Munekata will be responsible for the commercial activities and strategic development for BBC Worldwide across its sales and distribution and consumer products businesses, as well as live events and [...]

/ 03/25/2012 3:14 PM

China’s CCTV Cocumentary Channel announces its new slate of doc. series and partners

During Filmart in Hong Kong, China’s CCTV Documentary channel announces new documentary series to be produced with its international partners the National Geographic Channel, and the BBC; as well as its solely produced projects in 2012. The channel, also known as CCTV-9, was established in January 2011 with Chinese and English versions. According to CCTV, the domestic version of the [...]

/ 02/03/2012 12:39 AM

BBC Worldwide launches 4 channels in Thailand

BBC Worldwide Channels has launched 4 BBC channels (BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Entertainment and CBeebies) on Thailand’s major cable and satellite operator, TrueVisions. The four channels join BBC World News, already carried by TrueVisions, and foster British TV visibility in Thailand, in  factual, entertainment, lifestyle and children’s genres. “This deal reflects our ongoing commitment to the region – delivering to [...]

/ 01/22/2012 11:32 PM

Venezuela’s Cisneros Group and Chinese state broadcaster CCTV ink doc alliance

Some hours before Natpe opening, Venezuela’s Cisneros Group and Chinese state broadcaster CCTV have announced a deal which will foster the broadcasting of Venevision documentaries in Mainland China.   Under this agreement, CCTV’s Documentary Channel will create a themed Latin Week of programming which will show a selection of documentaries provided by the Cisneros Group’s global distribution subsidiary Venevision International. On the other side, Cisneros Group will “secure a [...]

/ 01/18/2012 2:39 AM

Asian Royal sales for UK DRG

Broadcasters from Australia and Japan have secured several doc about british Royal family from London-based distributor DRG. The 2 docs are “The Real King’s Speech” and ”Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters” . . “The Real King’s Speech”, produced by 1212 Entertainment for Channel 4 in the UK, has been picked up by NHK in Japan and Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific. The one-hour special tells the [...]

/ 12/27/2011 1:43 AM

South Korea and China celebrate 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties

In order to celebrate next year’s 20th anniversary of the establishment of China-South Korea diplomatic ties, a special program “Connecting for Twenty Years” and a documentary “Wangjing” will be shown on CCTV-9, the documentary channel.   . “Connecting for Twenty Years” features interviews with special guests, including China’s first ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Zhang Tingyan, master go player Nie Weiping [...]

/ 12/16/2011 10:33 PM

Forum aims to ‘kick-start’ Japan docs (C21Media)

The executive producer of Japanese broadcaster NHK’s World Documentary strand hopes the country’s first factual pitching session will help to stimulate international sales for local filmmakers. By Clive Whittingham In C21Media (16-12-2011 ) Ken-ichi Imamura acted as an adviser to this week’s Tokyo TV Forum, organised by the Association of All Japan TV Program Production Companies (ATP), which aims to [...]

/ 12/08/2011 1:50 PM

First 3D deal in China and hundreds hours in Asia for Euro Off the Fence

Dutch-Anglo distributor and production company Off the Fence has closed its first 3D deal and has racked up sales of more than 2,000 hours to broadcasters throughout Asia. OTF’s first 3D deal is with Chinese company Universal Full Band Media for its upcoming 3D channel set to launch in 2012. The titles in the deal include “Hell On Hooves Special” and [...]