Television

Day Three devoted to China

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/07/23/china%20flag.jpg?itok=zp4dqCPd

CANNES: The clouds lifted and the sun peeped out. But the drizzle continued for the first part of the day giving way to a good bright evening. The day labeled as China Day saw a couple of seminars around the worlds most populous nation. The first one was moderated by the dynamic Rowan Simmons, whose company CMM, is behind the huge Chinese presence at MipTV this year gave the audience a view to what the Chinese market is like. The Chinese delegation had some big names: the deputy director general of the foreign affairs department, SARFT Guizhen Zhou, the vice minister of Sarft Zhanfan Hu, and a host of businessman who head broadcasting and acquisition companies from the country.

The second one moderated by Variety China rep Arthur Jones, revealed a nation that is reluctant to allow media access, despite the pronouncements that it is keeping its mind open. MTV China boss LiYiFei, Encore Internationals Michelle Sie Whitten both discussed on how difficult it was. "But there are rewards for those willing to be patient," said Sie Whitten. 'There is no set strategy about what will work or not." The panelists revealed how they have to go and apply for a fresh licence every year, how foreign satellite channels have to go through many clearances before being permitted to get through, how cable TV operators have to be constantly monitored.

Despite these difficulties on the ground, the Chinese put up an incredible display to all attending the market. A common Chinese pavilion had all the broadcasters and producers under one roof. Lunches, Chinese cultural performances - you had it all. China made its mark at MipTV. And the initiative was backed by the Chinese government.

As compared to China, India appears to be a much more advanced and developed television and film market. Yet its presence at MipTV was patchy to say the least. The few companies that took a stand were scattered all over, working like Lone Rangers. Be it a Eros or a Star TV or a Zee TV or a WEG. And the handful of Indian TV professionals and executives who went around did it almost solo.

Star India and Zee TV did at least one thing smart: both went for Indian themes for their booths with Zee TV taking up a much larger stand. The latter had Mehandi applications, a puppet show, Indian draperies and accoutremnets. The Star booth had a girl who made a necklace for visitors with the pendant having their name spelt out.

Many Indian participants insisted that coordinated activity would go a long way in Indian television making its impact on the television world. "But for this to happen, the Indian companies have to be confident about themselves and throw away their insecurities and presented an united front to the western world," said one of the Indian participants.

The evening belonged to Afdesi the forum for Interactive TV producers. It held its second awards at the Hotel Majestic with the emerging as a big success in the words of Jean Dacie, an Afdesi representative. "More than 500 attendees from all around the world attended," an Afdesi release said. Supported by MILIA, it received 90 programmes from 17 countries for the competition.

The winners are:

Best Concept: La TV card - l'innovation du marketing direct télévisuel - TV-Card (F)

Best creative ITV programme: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire iDTV quiz game - Sky/Celador (UK)

Best Information service: La Chaîne Météo - La Chaîne Météo (F)

Best Interactive Game or Entertainment service: Playin'Star
Visiware (F)

Best Enhanced TV service: Prise de pari par satellite (en hyperlien de la chaîne) Equidia) - TPS INTERACTIF (F)

Best Interactive Advertising service or campaign: Interactive Quiz Game - DIRECTV Latin America, (Latin America)

Best T-Commerce service: Rai Click / T-commerce - Rai Click (It)

Best Service by a network operator: A La Une - Canal Satellite (F)

Best Developer: Code de la Route - Visiware (F)

Best Publisher: Eurosport Interactive - Eurosport France (F)

Special Jury Award: TV-Card (F)

Selection Committee Special Prize: Spot the fish - Discovery Channel (UK)

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/Bomanbridge.jpg?itok=-F0FYgM0
CNN, EBS & Discovery buy factual programmes from Bomanbridge

MUMBAI: Bomanbridge Media, a Singapore-based content distribution and production agency , has announced sale of several significant factual programmes in the Asian region, including deals with Discovery Asia, EBS South Korea, and CNN Southeast Asia.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/GRB%20Entertainment-800x800.jpg?itok=Ts-XG-1q
Discovery acquires 'Untold Stories' & 'Cleveland Hustles' from GRB

MUMBAI: GRB Entertainment has announced sale to Discovery of their Latin America and US Hispanic channels. Both picked up several seasons of long-running GRB-produced medical show Untold Stories of the E.R. and Discovery Latin America acquired the new LeBron James series, Cleveland Hustles. Untold...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/DD2-800x800.jpg?itok=rlKSJPwO
N-E programmes can be submitted for DD Arunprabha till 31 Jan

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan has extended to the end of this month the final date for receiving proposals for commissioned programmes in seven different categories for its new DD Arunprabha channel being launched for north-eastern states. The proposals, which were to be submitted by 17 January 2017, can...

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/Supriya-Sahu-800x800.jpg?itok=Me0jGeSi
DD to offer 104 channels & MPEG-4 STBs by Mar-end

MUMBAI: Doordarshan is preparing to offer 104 channels by March-end, the pubcaster's director-general Supriya Sahu has said. Also, with the aim of expanding its DTH platform, Doordarshan is actively considering coming out with new set-top boxes having MPEG-4 technology. 'FreeDish', at present, she...

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/SONY-Story.jpg?itok=d10I7RwD
Sony targets 9m HD subs & diaspora with youth-focused Rox in Dolby quality

Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) has launched its second channel in music genre. The group has strengthened its position in the Hindi music space bringing in Sony Rox HD, a youth-focused contemporary Hindi music high-definition channel.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/big-ganga.jpg?itok=uF9WcB7n
Big Ganga strengthens weekend programming; four shows planned in Jan

Big Ganga has scheduled the launch four new shows -- Litti-Chokha, Ganga Sankranti, Buddha and Biraha in January.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/16/Ganesh%20Rajaram-800x800.jpg?itok=tjDzhz58
'Asia's Got Talent' s2 to air on AXN; multi-year deal with FreemantleMedia confirmed

MUMBAI: The search for "Asia's Got Talent" will continue in Season 2 this year after its successful first season in 2015. Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, has finalised terms with FremantleMedia International for the talent show's rights.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/16/Barkha-Dutt_0.jpg?itok=NrqDV69-
Barkha Dutt bids adieu to NDTV; hints at new venture

NEW DELHI: It’s the season for saying good-byes and starting afresh. It’s now Barkha Dutt’s turn to do so.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/16/m-k-anand.jpg?itok=NtDCYt2p
Unsponsored 'Remonetise India' simulcast on all Times channels without ads

Times Network, the broadcast arm of the Times Group initiated, ‘Remonetise India - A Citizen's Pledge’, a nationwide crusader campaign, urging Indians to take the next step from demonetization and Pledge for Growth.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories