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BBC Launches Taiwan Kids Channel

BBC Worldwide Asia will launch BBC Kids in Taiwan, c21 Media reports. Shows will be dubbed into Mandarin and air five times a week on Videoland General Entertainment.

"Boohbah" Goes to China

Boohbah will come to China’s CCTV and South Africa’s SABC2 on July 11, World Screen reports.

"Postman Pat" Comes to Japan

On the heels of the recent U.S. broadcast deal, Postman Pat is now set to begin airing in Japan next year. Some 80 of the new 15-minute episodes, plus four half-hour specials, will launch on the Disney Channel in Japan in April 2006. [Source: C21 Media]

North Korea-South Korea Cooperatively Produced Film May See August Release

Wanghusimchung (Empress Chung), an animated feature film co-produced by studios in North and South Korea, may see a simultaneous release in the two countries this August if negotiations with the North Korean side of the production are successful, Creative Film Marketing reported last week. A new dub track is expected to be produced in North […]

Animation Becoming Popular Among Adults in China

Xinhua reports on the growing popularity of animation among adults living in China.

"Yvon of the Yukon" Sails to Asia

Yvon of the Yukon will join Nickelodeon Asia’s 24-hour channels under a deal between the network and producer Studio B, c21 Media reports.

Disney TV Coming to Vietnam

Walt Disney Television will launch Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney Channel in Vietnam later this month, World Screen reports.

BKN, ToonMax in Co-Pro Partnership

BKN International and China’s ToonMax Media & Entertainment have signed a ten-year co-production deal, World Screen reports. The two companies will produce at least twenty-six episodes of local content; in addition, ToonMax will add BKN’s Legend of the Dragon to its weekday lineup in September.

MTVN Announces New Developments For MTV And Nickelodeon In China

MTV Music Zone, a subscription-based music service, will launch on May 1, 2005, as part of China Mobile’s Monternet service’s new music platform MO Music Channel, MTV Networks announced yesterday. China Mobile’s more than 200 million subscribers will be able to access MTV-produced music charts and entertainment news, as well as download music ringtones and […]

Disney TV (India) Programming Chief Interviewed

Indiantelevision.com has an interview with Nachiket Pantvaidya, head of programming and production for Walt Disney Television International (India).

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