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=AVX96Cll

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/2017/12/17/greengold.jpg?itok=nKMJWQ6p
Green Gold’s Golden Mumbai launch

MUMBAI: Green Gold Animation is all set to hit the green running with its new offshoot Golden Robot. The Rajiv Chilaka-run animation outfit has been wowing everyone with its deals for animation series with both Netflix and Amazon Prime.  But the occasion this time was the celebration of the launch...

Television Production House Film Production
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/16/Gujarat_elections.jpg?itok=_UNo5uA8
Gujarat elections boost news channel ratings as Republic continues to lead English News

BENGALURU: Rahul Gandhi’s shenanigans and Narendra Modi’s sudden and unexpected belligerence at rallies leading up to the Gujarat state assembly elections have resulted in bolstering sagging news viewership, especially for the English news genre. According to Broadcast Audience Research Council of...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/15/sunny-leoae.jpg?itok=3SZqrF40
Sunny Leone in Discovery JEET’s show Man Vs Wild

Sunny Leone will be displaying her adventurous side as host of the mega-popular survival series Man Vs. Wild. The iconic series will telecast in Hindi on the soon-to-be-launched GEC Discovery JEET. The new GEC will premiere in the second week of February 2018 and the series will feature the...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/15/sm.jpg?itok=gUhILkq8
Times Now appoints Sujeet Mishra as marketing head

Times Network, part of India’s media conglomerate, The Times Group today announced the appointment of Sujeet Mishra as head of marketing, Times Now.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/15/sony-bbc_1.jpg?itok=mQuiQxIO
Experience space with BBC's new VR experience

The BBC is giving you a chance fly. Home - A VR Spacewalk is an interactive virtual reality (VR) experience launched today for the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, and is available to download for free via the Steam Store and the Oculus Store.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/15/bbc_0.jpg?itok=jTEnctw5
Sony BBC Earth presents the Best of 2017

Sony BBC Earth revisits some of its most popular episodes of the best shows in a special programming line-up titled Best of 2017 starting 18 December 2017, every night at 7 pm and 11 pm.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/15/shemaroo.jpg?itok=JLK5kQw2
Increased revenue from traditional media boosts Shemaroo numbers

Integrated media content house Shemaroo Entertainment Limited (Shemaroo) reported 18.3 percent higher year-on-year (y-o-y) consolidated total revenue for the quarter ended 30 September 2017 (Q2 FY 2017-18, the quarter under review) stood at Rs 1,345.7 million as compared with Rs 1,138.6 million in...

Television Production House Film Production
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/15/mur.jpg?itok=Hql64_2L
21st CF spins-off into new live news & sports co Fox

MUMBAI: After the blockbuster acquisition of 21st Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company, the former has announced that it will spinoff into a new brand Fox’ that will seek to replicate its own success in the newly focussed verticals of live news and sports brands. Using fiscal 2017 as a base, the...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/15/uday_0.jpg?itok=t8VAurqw
With Star India, Disney emerges as India's largest M&E firm

MUMBAI: Unlike the US, where the merger of The Walt Disney Co and 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets is between two near equals, the scenario in India is totally different. 21st Century Fox’s India venture Star India is a $1.7 billion dollar media and entertainment behemoth while Disney India...

Television TV Channels People

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories