Zespa Introduces Scandi Reality Hit Teenage Boss to China


Zespa Media has picked up the Norwegian format Teenage Boss from distributor DRG for local adaptation in China.
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From Import to Export: Zespa Signs First Original Chinese TV Format for Global Distribution


Zespa Media has signed its first Chinese format distribution with the Chinese State broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), to distribute globally its original non-scripted television format Families That Laugh Together.
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Zespa Media to Adapt Hit Female-led Nordic Drama Black Widows for China


Zespa Media has licensed the hit Scandinavian scripted drama format Black Widows from the independent distributor DRG. The format will be adapted for a local series of 24 episodes in China.
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Zespa Appointed to Represent Agatha Christie Limited in China


Zespa Media has been appointed by Agatha Christie Limited (ACL), the management company for the literary and media rights to Agatha Christie’s works, to exclusively represent its TV and film adaptation rights in China.
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State Control Puts Drastic Restrictions on Foreign Formats in China


On 17th June, China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT, formerly known as SARFT) has imposed a number of new regulations, further limiting the country's intake of international TV formats.
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China Introduces Stricter Rules on Drama Content


This week an eight-page document, jointly issued to broadcasters for internal circulation in December 2015 by the China Television Drama Production Industry Association and the China Television Production Committee of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (“SAPPRFT”, formerly known as “SARFT”), has been leaked online and widely circulated in China.
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Zespa brings Sing if You Can to China


Zespa brings another entertainment singing and game show format to China's TV screens. This time, it is Zodiak Right's Sing if You Can, also known as Killer Karaoke in some territories with more extreme challenges.
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Zespa Closes Deal on Years of Living Dangerously


Zespa has closed another deal for Electus International, bringing the awarding-winning documentary series on climate change, Years of Living Dangerously, to the Chinese state broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV).
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Zespa Produces Opening Video for G-Fest, Shanghai


Zespa Media was commissioned by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) to produce the short film at the opening ceremony of the UK’s GREAT Festival of Creativity (“G-Fest”) that took place in Shanghai from March 2nd-4th, 2015.
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Zespa Co-Launches 2015 China-UK Media Industries Exchange Events Series


Zespa has teamed up with the Communication University of China (CUC) to organise and host the China-UK Media Industries Exchange Events Series this year, which started with the successful official launch ceremony held in Beijing on 24th January 2015. It was followed by the 1st China-UK TV Masterclass on 25th January 2015.
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Zespa Develops New Format with CCTV


Zespa has collaborated with China Central Television (CCTV) again to develop a brand new factual entertainment format that addresses rural-urban migration, a major social issue in today’s China. City Dreams features the lives and dreams of migrant workers from rural areas who have chosen to work in big cities in search of a better life.
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Doing Creative Business in China


Jean Dong, CEO of Zespa Media, was invited to attend the recent UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) event “Doing Creative Business in China” as one of the key speakers. The event was held at King’s Place in London on 29th October 2014.
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Zespa Co-hosts CCTV Drinks Reception at GEITF 2014


Zespa co-organised and co-hosted the CCTV Drinks Reception at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival on 22nd August 2014.
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Fashion Star Turns Heads in China


Zespa has again joined hands with Electus International, this time to bring their popular NBC reality competition series Fashion Star to the Chinese screen.
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