Post Tagged with: "cctv"

/ 07/06/2012 2:07 PM

Blakeway wins series for China (broadcastnow.co.uk)

Blakeway Productions has partnered a Chinese indie to make a landmark series about the West that is being lined up for state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). The Ten Alps-owned documentary specialist is in production on the 7 x 30-minute series that will feature China media theorist Hugo de Burgh unpicking some of the myths about Western culture. By Jake [...]

/ 05/25/2012 6:37 AM

What makes “A Bite of China” so popular? (People’s Daily)

“A Bite of China”, a mouth-watering late-night documentary television series featuring delicious Chinese food, has attracted countless viewers, and moved many to tears. By Fan Zhengwei (People’s Daily) 07:55, May 24, 2012 Given its subject matter and time slot, A Bite of China was initially considered a “weak player” on TV. Surprisingly, the documentary became popular immediately after airing, and [...]

/ 05/17/2012 8:44 AM

China cuisine documentary offers food for thought (China Daily)

A program about Chinese cuisines will offer insights into the geographical, historical and cultural dimensions of what the country’s people eat. By Sun Li In China Daily ( 2012-05-17 ) Helmed by award-winning documentary maker Chen Xiaoqing, the seven-part high-definition documentary A Bite of China is the first self-produced nonfiction series about food by CCTV-9, the documentary channel. It will air [...]

/ 04/27/2012 12:08 AM

A+E Networks sells its docs to many Asian broadcasters

Broadcasters in Asia Pacific (China, Japan, Indonesia and Brunei) have licensed a number of  Networks titles, including American Pickers, Big Shrimpin’, and Titanic’s Final Moments: Missing Pieces (pictured). . In Japan, BS-TBS picked up “Ice Road Truckers”, Sukachan acquired “Titanic: 100 Years in 3D”, and Ginga Channel picked up a package of “Biography episodes”. . Multiple deals were closed in China, [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 12/02/2011 8:04 PM

CCTV’s Documentary Channel goes to kenya for its first doc production

Next January, CCTV documentary will air its first independent production, ”Glamorous Kenya.” “Glamorous Kenya” is a documentary film about “the beautiful people, landscape and traditions of the land of Kenya”. It will be shot and produced in High-Definition format and all shootings were completed in Kenya alone. According to CCTV, “compared to previous works on African countries, “Glamorous Kenya” is all about looking [...]

/ 11/24/2011 2:55 PM

Over 700 hours from A+E Networks sold in Asia Pacific

Broadcasters in South Korea, Australia and China have acquired factual entertainment and documentary titles from A+E Networks. . In South Korea, CJ Media has acquired “Seriously Funny Kids”, while Skylife has picked up “The Universe in 3D” and KBS has licensed “America: The Story of US”.  Science TV has picked up “Crime 360″, “Mega Disasters”, “Jaws: The Inside Story”, “Silence [...]

/ 10/27/2011 7:01 PM

Patrick Carr (Mandarin Film): “the documentary world here in China is full of life and growing fast”

UK born Patrick Carr is based in Beijing. The founder of Mandarin Film shares with us his working experience and reveales his new documentary projects. Can you introduce yourself I studied Mandarin Chinese at Oxford University before moving out to China, doing an MA in photojournalism in Dalian and ending up in television and documentary work. I also attended film school at the Hong [...]

/ 10/02/2011 3:14 PM

Euro BBC, DRG, Explora and Passion Distrib. sell doc content to Asia Pacific broadcasters

Hot time for doc sellers and buyers from all over the world running to Mipcom 2011, at Cannes. Before the opening of the market, somes doc deals are already announced between European producers or distributors and broadcasters from the Asia Pacific area. . BBC’s “Frozen Planet” gets new broadcasters BBC Worldwide has now sold its natural history series “Frozen Planet” [...]