Television

China’s maiden ‘Big Brother’ shot on Endemol Shine India’s sets

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2015/09/18/1601238_793118100721286_106094072_n.jpg?itok=BqrxALHk

MUMBAI: The Indo-China memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was signed between the two countries while Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited China earlier this year probably showed its first practical prominence as Endemol Shine shot China’s maiden Big Brother season in India.

 

Big Brother’s Indian adaptation - Bigg Boss is shot in Lonavala, which is in the outskirts of Mumbai. The sets in Lonavala are erected at a factory leased by Endemol. However, the set, which was used to shoot for the first ever Chinese edition was that of the Kannada version of Big Boss. It was on these sets, which were rebuilt to suit the international version where Chinese contestants dramatically fought to win the first ever title.

 

Endemol Shine India, which has a rich experience of producing eight seasons of Bigg Boss so far with the ninth season set to launch in October, facilitated the Chinese branch of the production house with a 400 member crew. There were 40 representatives from China and together they executed the first edition of Big Brother China, which will be telecast by online platform Youku Tudou.

 

This is the first time in the show’s global history that it will beam on a digital platform. China’s Youku Tudou platform garners traction of 580 million unique visitors every month and was the ideal choice to showcase the show in order to get maximum eyeballs.

 

According to sources close to the development, the planning was going on for a very long time and the two counterparts held rounds of talks before the final execution. The decision to shoot in India under the guidance of experienced people who have been associated with various editions of Bigg Boss was primarily to use the infrastructure and expertise, which will eventually result in huge cost savings.

 

The Chinese team brought in their creative directors, story editors, and remote camera operators, whereas the rest was executed by the Indian crew. The huge lingual differences within the team comprising members from the two respective countries were erased by translators. “Most of the communication were happening in English,” a source present on the sets of Big Brother China in India informs Indiantelevision.com.

 

According to a senior official in the production fraternity, the two most populous country of the world shaking hands to execute an entertainment project is massive boost for the media and entertainment industry. “I hope this is just the beginning and we have many more such collaborations going forward. Such associations are rejuvenating and certainly a matter of pride for the industry,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

 

In India, Bigg Boss 9 is set to unveil soon on Colors and the show with Salman Khan as the host is eagerly awaited. “It was not the Bigg Boss India sets, which were used for the Chinese edition shoot. The India set is exclusively used only for India edition,” said a source close to the development.

 

Endemol Shine China managing director William Tan, Youku Tudou senior director Amy Shundong Xu, Rebecca De Young, who was once a producer of Big Brother UK and Endemol India CEO Deepak Dhar were amongst those spotted around the sets. Big Brother China shoot got over on 18 September, 2015 and the Chinese team will be flying back immediately.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/22/mahes.jpg?itok=8GUV33om
Leadership secrets & wisdom from Viacom18

Earlier this year during the thick of the lockdown due to the pandemic, Viacom18 CEO Sudhanshu Vats announced that he was moving on from the organisation he headed for around eight years. Earlier, in 2019, his deputy COO Raj Nayak too departed from a company he was associated with for seven years.

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/kbc.jpg?itok=B0hEp6Qg
Ten brands partner with season 12 of Kaun Banega Crorepati

MUMBAI: Celebrating two decades of unparalleled success and popularity, Kaun Banega Crorepati not only emerged as a game-changer for the Indian television industry but also instilled a larger focus on the power of knowledge being a great leveler. In its twelfth season, the show makes a comeback...

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/and.jpg?itok=qXrA49E_
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/chrome.jpg?itok=KRUQzWyk
Chrome DM week 37: English Movie emerges as top gainer

MUMBAI: After seeing a marginal growth in week 36, various genres in the broadcasting segment have witnessed noticeable growth in week 37. English movie genre has become the top gainer in week 37, 2020 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media data. The genre has grown by 2.57 per cent. Among English...

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/flix.jpg?itok=0BDI_ifP
Pad Up For An Innings Of Unrivalled Thrills As &flix Presents Flix Movie League

The much-awaited moment has arrived as one of the biggest sporting leagues finally takes centre stage. But that’s not all! As you welcome back your beloved cricketers on field, it’s also time to root for your favourite heroes on screen with Flix Movie League on &flix. The stage is set for the...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/enter10.jpg?itok=9Fh2HwLF
Enterr10 Television strengthens its Bhojpuri play with Enterr10 Rangeela

MUMBAI: In a bid to expand its presence across India and strengthen its foothold in existing markets, leading broadcaster Enterr10 Television announces the launch Enterr10 Rangeela, its second offering in the Bhojpuri region. Enterr10 Rangeela is a Bhojpuri language General Entertainment Channel....

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/neeraj.jpg?itok=JDedoLCo
Now you see him…now you don’t - the Invisible Hero,

MUMBAI: Sony SAB is all set to enthral the audience with the launch of its brand new offering 'Hero - Gayab Mode On'. The show slated for release in November is one of its kind and the first-ever show on Indian television that brings the best of science fiction and mythology together, where the...

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/carvaan.jpg?itok=PBc7SS5g
Saregama launches Carvaan Malayalam

MUMBAI: After weaving in a nostalgic music experience for its Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali and Marathi music lovers, Saregama launches Carvaan Malayalam with pre-loaded 5000 evergreen songs classified into artistes, devotional and carnatic.

Television Production House Post Production
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/09/21/emmys.jpg?itok=B0U8_0hd
RuPaul wins best reality host for fifth year in a row

RuPaul won for outstanding host for a reality or competition program at Creative Arts Emmys, breaking Jeff Probst's previous record for wins in the category with a fifth straight Emmy.

Television TV Shows Awards

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required